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New York City Municipal Broadcasting Organizations

WNYC Radio

WNYC, the City’s first radio station first broadcast in 1924.  Through their original programming and recordings made at City Hall events and press conferences, WNYC Radio reporters, engineers and producers captured a wide range of important cultural and political personalities. The Archives collection of sound recordings comprises lacquer phono-discs and audio tapes from 1937 to 1970.

→WNYC Radio


Dating from 1949 to 1996, the WNYC TV moving image collection includes mayoral press conferences, dignitaries visiting City Hall, and educational films about city government.

→Guide to the WNYC TV Moving Image collection, 1949-1996
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