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WNYC

New York, New York

http://www.wnyc.org/

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History

New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations – WNYC FM, WNYC AM and WQXR FM – as well as New Jersey Public Radio and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. WNYC is a major producer of original content for public radio nationwide (Radiolab, Here's the Thing, On the Media, Studio360). WQXR is New York City’s only all-classical music station. New Jersey Public Radio covers the issues that matter in the garden state and extends New York Public Radio’s news, talk and cultural programming deeper into New Jersey. The Greene Space is a street-front broadcast studio and live venue where audiences can experience our programming in person and online. New York Public Radio’s online platforms include wnyc.org, wqxr.org, njpublicradio.org and thegreenespace.org. WNYC - the largest station at NYPR - was one of the earliest municipally owned radio stations in the country. The first day of broadcast was July 8th, 1924 and the station was owned by the City of New York until 1997.

Productions

WNYC's Masterwork Hour (1929) was radio's first program of recorded classical music

Radio's first quiz program was on WNYC, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle's Current Events Bee (1926-?), hosted by H. V. Kaltenborn

Oscar Brand holds the world record for "longest-running radio programme by the same host", WNYC's Folksong Festival (Dec. 1945- )

First radio station in the US to announce the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

WNYC has won 14 Peabody Awards