NYPR Archives & Preservation
September 4, 2015 - Volume 14  Issue 35
Edition # 673


1989: John Schaefer features music by minimalist composers such as Terry Riley, Steve Reich and LaMonte Young on this edition of New Sounds.

WNYC in Pulp Non-Fiction

"Of all the changes and improvements made during my period as commander of the Bureau, perhaps most worthy of mention is my inauguration of the daily fifteen-minute broadcast over WNYC, New York's own station. By now, millions of people have listened to those broadcast descriptions of missing persons and the brief succeeding homily on human behaviorism. These broadcasts brought in many and varied responses..."

Source: Captain John G. Stein on page 59 of Detective Files #102 Missing...Presumed Dead, Caravan Books, New York, 1947. For more see: WNYC MISSING PERSONS.

Did You Know?
April 7, 1955 The George Polk Memorial Awards for Distinguished Journalism were presented at a luncheon at the Roosevelt Hotel and WNYC was among the 13 winners for 1954 garnering the gold community service plaque for their public service broadcasting

1954, is also when WNYC was the first media organization honored by the National Institute of Arts and Letters "for 30 years of service to the people of New York City."

The Municipal Art Society and the WNYC Archives have joined forces on a new project where we'll be digitizing their 1970s radio show The Liveable City and pushing them to the web as articles. Stay tuned. Special thanks to Robert Libbey, Meaghan Baron and Alex Engel at the MAS for making it possible, and to archivist Sam Markham for shepherding the project along.
WNYC first day of broadcast, July 8th, 1924 (Municipal Archives Collection)
Magic on WNYC

On April 17, 1937 WQXR invited Evan Roberts, the Managing Director of the WPA Federal Theatre Project Radio Division, to talk about the wonders of radio and its potential to be entertaining, educational, amusing, exciting and appealing to the intellectual as well as the average person. Read his address: Twentieth Century Magic.

WNYC celebrated its 91st anniversary in July. Just think, only 9 short years to the big centennial. In this space we'll be linking to various historical WNYC champions and milestones celebrating nearly a century of broadcasting in the public interest. This week: Thomas Wilfred and the Music of Light.

The WNYC Facebook page has a station timeline (1922-present) with more than 600 milestones, photos, and links to audio. (Right hand column).
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Check out the @mayorlaguardia Twitter feed straight from the WNYC broadcasts! His Honor now has 561 followers.

The WNYC Archives is on Twitter with 2,701 followers @wnycarchives. We tweet daily reminders of, and links to, WNYC broadcasts from that day in the past.
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