Cranford Man Serves as Archivist For Two Iconic NYC Radio Stations

When we think of history and how it’s saved we often consider photographs, written records and moving pictures. What’s sometimes overlooked is the audio record of the past. Andy Lanset is in charge of finding, restoring and cataloging the extensive collection of audio from two of the New York area’s most iconic radio stations; WNYC and WQXR. Lanset is an audio archivist for New York Public Radio and one Saturday morning two radio veterans got together to talk about his unique profession.

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LANSET_by Christine ButlerandVictor Stabin

Andy Lanset


A Radio Trip Back in Time

If you grew up in Cranford in the 1960s and ’70s, or anywhere in the New York City area for that matter, you probably spent quite a few hours listening to AM radio.  Take a nostalgic trip back to those days in this re-created scan of the AM radio dial.  How many of the voices can you identify?

A Scan Through the Radio Dial