New York Public Radio

New York Public Radio

Grover Whalen, Commissioner of the Dept. of Plant and Structures, launched WNYC Radio 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. Over time, WNYC Radio grew into both AM and FM stations, as well as a television station that enhanced the civic life of New Yorkers until WNYC TV was sold to a commercial buyer in 1996. WNYC AM and FM continue today as the core of New York Public Radio, a non-profit organization that also includes WQXR, WQXW, New Jersey Public Radio, Gothamist and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Center.

Current Exhibitions Supported by New York Public Radio

100 Years of WNYC

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 coming soon

This multimedia installation celebrates the one-hundred-year history of WNYC – beginning as New York City’s Municipal Broadcasting Station in 1924 and continuing as the City’s beloved public radio station today.

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