WNYU (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)

Hide Profile

WNYU was formed in 1949 on the University Heights campus of New York University by a group of engineers. At first the station only broadcast to the cafeteria on University Heights. By 1956 WNYU was well established and became a member of the Inter-Collegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). In 1955 the radio division of the Television, Motion Picture and Radio Department of the Communications Arts Group started a closed circuit station WCAG on the Washington Square campus. In 1963 WNYU (Heights station) and WCAG (Washington Square station) merged into one closed circuit radio station throught the use of a telephone cable. It was decided that WCAG would broadcast to both campuses during the day while WNYU would take over in the evenings. This continued until 1973 when NYU sold the Heights campus. At that time the equipment was brought to Loeb Student Center on Washington Square. During the period 1965-73 the station worked to acquire an FM frequency. In 1965 NYU made an agreement with the United Nations to use channel "206," although the UN did not give up all their rights to the channel. NYU submitted their first application to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 1965. After three years the FCC decided that channel "206" should be shared by NYU and Fairleigh Dickinson University of New Jersey, with WNYU broadcasting from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays.

From the description of Records, 1949-1969. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 478566062

WNYU was formed in 1949 on the University Heights campus of New York University by a group of engineers. Initially, the station only broadcast to the University Heights cafeteria. Well established by 1956, WNYU became a member of the Inter-Collegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). In 1955 the radio division of the Television, Motion Picture and Radio Department of the Communications Arts Group started a closed circuit station, WCAG, at the Washington Square Campus. In 1963 WNYU (Heights Station) and WCAG (Washington Square Station) merged into one closed circuit radio station through the use of a telephone cable. It was decided that WCAG would broadcast to both campuses during the day while WNYU would take over in the evenings. This continued until 1973, when NYU sold the University Heights campus. At that time the equipment was brought to Loeb Student Center on Washington Square. During the period of 1965-1973 the station worked to acquire an FM frequency. In 1965 NYU made an agreement with the United Nations to use their channel, "206." NYU submitted their first application to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 1965. After three years the FCC decided that channel "206" should be shared by NYU and Fairleigh Dickinson University of New Jersey. WNYU broadcast from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays.

From the guide to the Records of WNYU (Radio Station: New York, N.Y.), 1949-1969, (New York University Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Records of WNYU (Radio Station: New York, N.Y.), 1949-1969 New York University. Archives.
creatorOf WNYU (Radio station : New York, N.Y.). Records, 1949-1969. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Records of the Communication Arts Group, 1946-1968 New York University. Archives.
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Columbia University corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University. Radio Broadcasting. corporateBody
associatedWith Fairleigh Dickinson University corporateBody
associatedWith Fairleigh Dickinson University. Radio broadcasting. corporateBody
associatedWith Hollander, Larry J. person
associatedWith Hollander, Larry J. person
associatedWith Inter-Collegiate Broadcasting System. corporateBody
associatedWith Inter-Collegiate Broadcasting System (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Montgomery & Spanding. corporateBody
associatedWith Nelson, Ray person
associatedWith Nelson, Ray. person
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company. corporateBody
associatedWith New York University corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. Communication Arts Group. corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. Communications Arts Group. corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. Radio broadcasting. corporateBody
associatedWith Pell, Claiborne, 1918- person
associatedWith Pell, Claiborne, 1918-2009 person
associatedWith Rosner, Arnold, 1945- person
associatedWith Steinberg, Joseph person
associatedWith Steinberg, Joseph. person
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith United Press International. corporateBody
associatedWith WCAG (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Radio broadcasting--Archival resources
Radio broadcasting--Rules and regulations
Radio in education
Radio broadcasting--Rules
Radio broadcasting--Management
Radio--Equipment and supplies
Radio broadcasting--History
Occupation
Function

Corporate Body

Active 1949

Active 1969

Related Descriptions
Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61w0k8q

Ark ID: w61w0k8q

SNAC ID: 27858291