"The famous streets of New York town are to be dramatized in a new WPA series called â€œStreets of New York,â€ and very appropriately broadcast over the Municipal Station, WNYC, starting Friday at 5:30-6 p.m., under the sponsorship of the Department of Sanitation.
"The first dramatization will be 'Broadway,' the high-road to success for many, but a street of broken dreams for others. A cast of players from the New York WPA radio unit will re-enact historical and modern scenes on Broadway, from the days when Governor Peter Stuyvesant stumped up and down the one time cow-patch, to the present days of bright lights, theaters and restaurants."
Source: Radio Daily, January 10, 1938 page 3.
'High' Culture vs. 'Pig' Culture
May 22, 1959
The New York Herald Tribune reports, "the sovereign State of Minnesota charged that WNYC's 'cultural' radio programs [AM] beamed from New York City are jamming news vital to farmers in the Mid-West. In a long-awaited argument before the full Federal Communications Commission, the Minnesota Attorney General's office backed the claim of WCCO, a Minneapolis radio station, that New York's municipal station is hogging the airwaves, so to speak...
"The vision of Mid-Western farmers glued to their radio sets in anticipation of the latest livestock prices and getting Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 instead was conjured up by Ralph H. Lee, Assistant Attorney General of Minnesota. The farm news provided by WCCO, a 50,000-watt CBS affiliate, is more important to Minnesota 'than a steady diet of (WNYC) culture,' Mr. Lee said....He particularly stressed the importance of quotations on 'feeder pigs'...."