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

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Radio station WNYC is the oldest municipally owned and operated non-commercial radio station in the United States.

WNYC was credated in the early 1920's by the City government with the expectation that it would provide instruction, enlightenment, entertainment, and recreation to the residents of New York City. The station has played a unique and active role in the interaction between government and citizen, presenting a wide range of programming, with a special emphasis on shows covering community and public affairs of the city. The station has given the citizens and politicians of New York a forum through which they communicate with each other.

Some of the types of programming that WNYC has presented on the air include: programs put together by New York City agencies to inform citizens of the affairs of local government; spot announcements for non-profit organizations; public health programs; programs aimed at specific audiences, such as juveniles; and extensive coverage of United Nations meetings in New York.

From the description of Collection of broadcast recordings [sound recording], 1938-1970. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517344

Radio station WNYC is the oldest municipally owned and operated non-commercial radio station in the United States.

WNYC was created in the early 1920's by the City government with the expectation that it would provide instruction, enlightenment, entertainment, and recreation to the residents of New York City. The station has played a unique and active role in the interaction between government and citizen, presenting a wide range of programming, with a special emphasis on shows covering community and public affairs of the city. The station has given the citizens and politicians of New York a forum through which they communicate with each other.

Some of the types of programming that WNYC has presented on the air include: programs put together by New York City agencies to inform citizens of the affairs of local government; spot announcements for non-profit organizations; public health programs; programs aimed at specific audiences, such as juveniles; and extensive coverage of United Nations meetings in New York.

From the description of WNYC collection of broadcast recordings [sound recording], 1938-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122686441

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creatorOf Whalen, Grover A. (Grover Aloysius), 1886-1962. Reminiscences of Grover A. Whalen : oral history, 1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.). Collection of broadcast recordings [sound recording], 1938-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Siegel, Seymour Nathaniel. Seymour Nathaniel Siegel papers, 1918-1977 University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn New York (N.Y.). Mayor (1978-1989 : Koch). Press Office. WNYC Audiotapes of Lindsay press conferences, 1970-1973. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn Gilbert W. Chapman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], ca.1900]-1962 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Weinberg, Robert Charles, 1902-1974. Professional papers, 1912-1974, 1928-1973 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Bowman, Ruth, 1923-. WNYC Views on Art radio program interviews, 1967-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Chapman, Gilbert W. Gilbert W. Chapman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], [ca.1900]-1962. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Pace University. Office of University Information. Miscellaneous records, 1927-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bernard Mayes Papers, 1912-2001, 1977-1986 Mass Media and Culture
creatorOf Borough of Manhattan Community College. Audio-visual materials, [ca. 1965-1985]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Mayes, Bernard Duncan, 1929-. Bernard Mayes Papers, 1912-2001 (bulk 1977-1986). University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Tony Schwartz collection, 1912-2008, 1950-2008 Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Opera Topics radio program collection [sound recording], Lorenzo Alvary, host, 1963-1984 / The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Cowan, Thomas H., 1884-1969. Reminiscences of Thomas H. Cowan : oral history, 1951. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf WNYC (Radio Station : New York, N.Y.). WNYC collection of broadcast recordings [sound recording], 1938-1970. Municipal Reference & Res Center/Doris
referencedIn Pace University. Audio tape collection, [ca. 1968]-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Bowman, Ruth, 1923- person
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associatedWith Brandt, Willie. person
associatedWith British Broadcasting Corporation. corporateBody
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associatedWith Cavanagh, Edward Francis, Jr., 1906- person
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associatedWith Citizens' Budget Commission (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Cowan, Thomas H., 1884-1969. person
associatedWith Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 person
associatedWith De Sapio, Carmine, 1909- person
associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. 1902-1971. person
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associatedWith Federal Music Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Felt, James, 1903-1971. person
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associatedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
associatedWith Graham, Le. person
associatedWith Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1905-1961. person
associatedWith Harriman, W. Averell 1891- person
associatedWith Heckscher, August, 1913-1997. person
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associatedWith Kennedy, John F. 1917-1963. person
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associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. 1882-1947. person
associatedWith Lehman, Herbert H. 1878-1963. person
associatedWith Lie, Trygve, 1896-1968. person
associatedWith Lindsay, John V. person
associatedWith Lowell, Stanley H. person
associatedWith Mayes, Bernard Duncan, 1929- person
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associatedWith Morris, Newbold. person
associatedWith Moses, Robert, 1888-1981. person
associatedWith Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Board of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Budget Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Budget Dept. corporateBody
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associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Health Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Health Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Mayor (1978-1989 : Koch). Press Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Police Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964. person
associatedWith Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Overseas Press Club of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Pace University. corporateBody
associatedWith Pace University. Office of University Information. corporateBody
associatedWith Peer, William R. person
associatedWith Rensselaerville Institute on Man and Science. corporateBody
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associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Schwartz, Tony person
associatedWith Siegal, Seymour N. person
associatedWith Siegel, Seymour Nathaniel person
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associatedWith Society of American Historians. corporateBody
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associatedWith Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Stark, Abe. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. 1900-1965. person
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associatedWith Thant, U, 1909-1974. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. Division of Women's and Professional Projects. corporateBody
associatedWith Wagner, Robert F. 1877-1953. person
associatedWith Weinberg, Robert C. 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Whalen, Grover A., 1886-1962. person
associatedWith Wiley, T. T. person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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