12:33 pm - Mon, Aug 25, 2014
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Listen to the always eloquent Arthur Ashe speak at the New York Public Library in 1987.

Listen to the always eloquent Arthur Ashe speak at the New York Public Library in 1987.

4:35 pm - Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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The office phonograph horn. 

The office phonograph horn. 

4:22 pm
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10:23 am - Wed, Aug 20, 2014
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WPA blueprint of WNYC’s original broadcast studios.

WPA blueprint of WNYC’s original broadcast studios.

4:24 pm - Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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WNYC Western Electric 633A “Salt Shaker” Microphone

Developed by Bell Labs in the late 1930s and used by WNYC well into the 1960s, the famous 633A is a rugged, low impedance dynamic microphone popular with radio stations for many years.

NYPR Archives

(photos by Cara McComick)

10:54 am
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http://www.wnyc.org/story/howard-and-beatrice-rowland/
Howard and Beatrice Rowland, co-authors of the 1974 New York Times Guide to Student Adventures Abroad.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/howard-and-beatrice-rowland/

Howard and Beatrice Rowland, co-authors of the 1974 New York Times Guide to Student Adventures Abroad.

10:23 am - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
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Some of the Wagner-Nichols flexidiscs of Pru Devon's WQXR show that were donated to us this summer by Wendy and Alister Sanderson. They had been sitting in a basement for 60+ years!

12:56 pm - Thu, Aug 14, 2014
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A Hefty Challenge for IRENE: Working with WNYC’s Delaminating Lacquer Discs.  

The good folks at NEDCC wrote another blog post about the challenges in preserving older lacquer transcription discs.

10:17 am
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70 years ago today on WNYC: Mayor La Guardia says we’re not yet prepared for the peace that is coming.

1:01 pm - Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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Lauren Bacall died Tuesday at the age of 89. When she spoke with Leonard Lopate in 2006, she brought her dog Sophie to the studio. She reminisced about her career, her friendship with Katharine Hepburn, idolizing Bette Davis, and being “Bogey’s wife.” She starred in 40 films and worked with many Hollywood legends. She told Leonard, “I still can’t believe I’ve known all the people I’ve known.” Listen to the interview to hear her tell stories in her trademark sultry voice.
http://www.wnyc.org/story/tribute-lauren-bacall/

Lauren Bacall died Tuesday at the age of 89. When she spoke with Leonard Lopate in 2006, she brought her dog Sophie to the studio. She reminisced about her career, her friendship with Katharine Hepburn, idolizing Bette Davis, and being “Bogey’s wife.” She starred in 40 films and worked with many Hollywood legends. She told Leonard, “I still can’t believe I’ve known all the people I’ve known.” Listen to the interview to hear her tell stories in her trademark sultry voice.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/tribute-lauren-bacall/

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