Some Bold-Faced Names on WNYC's Advisory Board
January 1, 1940
Newly appointed by Mayor La Guardia, the board is charged with increasing the cultural and educational importance of WNYC. It consists of: Colonel Arthur W. Little, prominent publisher and leader in civic affairs; James G. McDonald, Director of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Margaret Kiely, Dean of Education at Queens College; Jacob Rosenberg, President of Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians; and Angelo Patri, author and educator.
Supplying expert specialized advice to the board is an advisory panel of consultants. They include: Dr. Walter Damrosch and Olin Downes on music; John Golden on drama; Lou Gehrig, Jack Dempsey and Gustavus T. Kirby on sports; Fannie Hurst on current literature; Dr. Mario Cosensa on history; Dr. George Pachr, on medicine and health; and Dr. A. A. Berle on foreign affairs.
A Show For Grandma
"Mary Julian Glover will present the first of her new series of radio shows, The Grandmothers Club of the Air, over station WNYC, New York City, Thursday afternoon at 4:30â€¦Mrs. Glover, who is known professionally as Mary Julian, took her idea to WNYC, a non-profit municipal station, and it was approvedâ€¦The opening show on the night of December 5 will be a presentation of the Negro Grandmothers Gospel Choir, consisting of eight voices under Mary's directionâ€¦The second program will be an interview of the Jewish grandmothers, December 12. Irish and German grandmothers will appear on the program December 19, and Jewish, Gentile, Japanese and Negro grandmothers will sing Christmas carols December 26. The best show of all, Mrs. Glover says will be January 2, when grandmothers will bring their wedding gowns to the radio station and wear them for the program. Another show planned for late January will feature grandmothers and their pets."
Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping from December 4, 1946.