August 4, 1938: "Justice Peter Schmuck of the Supreme Court issued a summons yesterday requiring Morris S. Novik,
Director of the city-maintained radio station WNYC, to appear next Wednesday before a special committee of the City Council with all the books and records of the station. The committeeâ€¦is investigating the station for broadcasting Communist propaganda in February under the guise of a travel tale on Soviet Russiaâ€¦"
Source: Unidentified item from the New York Post
For the whole story see
: Communist Propaganda or Capitalist Commercial? A 1930s WNYC Broadcast is Mired in Controversy.
The Granddaddy of WNYC Newsletters
brought the latest station happenings to staffers in the armed forces during World War II. The archives has a few rare copies of The Transmitter
that our interns Shannon Campbell and Lauren Fiorelli have recently scanned and added to the web.
The Stabin WNYC Tryptich
- Next to Amy Eason's Desk on the 9th floor.