NYPR Archives & Preservation
August 7, 2015 - Volume 14  Issue 31
Edition # 669


1929: Colonel William K. Naylor explains the purpose of Army maneuvers in New Jersey.

1948: International Air Exposition as part of New York City's Golden Jubilee. Speeches in honor of Mayor O'Dwyer and opening of Idlewild Airport. Sanitation Band and Glee Club play Alexander's Ragtime Band.

1963: CORE leader James Farmer addresses the Overseas Press Club regarding the upcoming civil rights march on Washington.
"Lt. Col. John S. Hayes, who has been appointed station manager of Radio Stations WQXR and WQXQ, New York. His post at WQXR-WQXQ is a newly-created one in which he will act as assistant to Elliott M. Sanger, Executive Vice President. Widely known in radio circles before the war, Col. Hayes has just been released from the Army where he served as head of the American Forces Network." (WQXR Archive Collections)

Source: December, 1945 WQXR Press Release.


NYC'S First Post-War Daytime Air Raid Drill, November 28, 195

"...On a local basis, the Municipal Broadcasting System WNYC, was doing the same by means of fifty-seven sound trucks which toured throughout the city. The station had prepared a standardized recording that emphasized that only an air raid test was in progress. Where the trucks were assigned to areas having a predominant foreign population, recordings in that language were also played.

"In each sound truck, there was also a microphone for use by the police if necessary to give specific directions. For the most part, these trucks were donated by private concerns, to supplement the available sound trucks from city agencies. The Police Information Booth at 43rd Street and Broadway was also equipped with one of WNYC's recordings."

Source: "Blueprint for Survival," Spring 3100: A Magazine for Policemen, January, 1952, Vol. 23, No. 1, pg. 28. Published by the NYC Police Department.
WNYC first day of broadcast, July 8th, 1924 (Municipal Archives Collection)

The WQXR Great Artists Series


35mm slide from a  1970's era version of a WQXR sales power-point presentation.

WNYC celebrated its 91st anniversary last month. 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: Selections from the Annotations blog series by Philip Quarles - underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Reminder to WNYC/WQXR producers: When you are here at the station you can always access the archive catalog without logging in by going to:

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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