AES New York 2019
Broadcast & Online Delivery Track Event B09

Thursday, October 17, 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm (1E07)

Broadcast & Online Delivery: B09 - The Technical History of WNYC

Andy Lanset, Director of Archives, New York Public Radio
Steve Shultis, Chief Technology Officer, New York Public Radio - New York, NY, USA
Jim Stagnitto, Director of Engineering, New York Public Radio

This year WNYC radio marked its 95th year on the air. The broadcaster's remarkable engineering story will be the focus of this presentation beginning with an auspicious launch by the Mayor of New York employing the exact same model Westinghouse transmitter as used by KDKA, Pittsburgh. Nearly a century later, WNYC is the flagship station for the nation's public radio networks as well as leading producer and distributor of audio content to listeners on multiple platforms.

This talk will cover the veteran broadcaster's pioneering history on both AM and FM, the evolution of its respective signal patterns and reach as well as WNYC's early work with shortwave, binaural broadcasting, early implementation of streaming and podcasting, and HD radio.

The stations engineering challenges post-9/11 and hurricane Sandy will also be discussed.

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

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