* ARSC New York Chapter*
*JANUARY 2016 Meeting*
*6:30 P. M.* Thursday, 1/21/2016*
*Jerome L. Greene Performance Space**
**(Note change in venue and time)*
44 Charlton Street, New York NY 10013
(Corner of Varick and Charlton Streets in Manhattan).
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RTow6ACv4zz
*“Milestones of Achievement by WNYC and WQXR”*
*a presentation sponsored by the New York Public Radio Archives and
*Moderator: ANDY LANSET*
*NYPR’s Director of Archives*
*The presentation will include historical materials related to WNYC and
WQXR along with a slide show/timeline of major achievements by both
broadcasters. There will also be a panel discussion with some veteran
broadcast engineers on technical challenges and preservation topics.*
*Andy Lanset*, growing up in New Jersey, was probably the only 8-year old
in that state who spent all of his paper route money on records and wind-up
phonographs at the flea market, and then cataloged them all in a 3x5 card
file. Since then, he has gone on to amass an archive of his own as well as
to collect, organize, and preserve thousands of recordings, photographs,
and station-related ephemera for the WNYC and WQXR archive collections.
Since establishing the Archives in 2000, Andy has been working in-house
with recordings in nearly every possible format. At the same time, he has
been reaching out to former producers around the country for New York
Public Radio materials that have migrated over the stations' long history.
After receiving a B.A. in Sociology from the SUNY Purchase, Andy began his
public radio career in 1981 as the staff reporter for WBAI. By the
mid-1980s, he was freelancing reports, features, and documentaries for NPR,
CBC, BBC, Monitor Radio, and other public radio outlets. He produced
several award-winning documentaries for NPR, including Scottsboro: A Civil
Rights Milestone, which aired in 1992.
During the 1990s, Andy worked closely with David Isay and Henry Sapoznik on
the Peabody award winning Yiddish Radio Project. He has also evaluated and
preserved audio materials for NYU's Wagner Labor Archives, Columbia
University, Cornell University, Union Theological Seminary, The Cleveland
Public Library, The YIVO Institute, and other specialized and academic
collections. Andy also has an MS and archives certificate from The Pratt
Institute School of Information and Library Sciences. In October, 2009 he
was awarded the Archivists' Roundtable of Metropolitan New York Award for
Archival Achievement for his work at WNYC.
OUR NEXT PROGRAM WILL BE ON 21 FEBRUARY
Sonic Arts Center Auditorium, Room 95, Shepard Hall, CCNY
All ARSC NY Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.
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