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WNYC Radio, Film & TV **Adobe Flash Player required to play clips.** Grover Whalen, Commissioner of the Department of Plant & 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. The Archives collection of sound recordings comprises lacquer phono-discs and audio tapes from 1937 to 1970. In 1947, WNYC added a film unit to create training and educational films about the City, and in 1962, they obtained a television broadcast license. Dating from 1947 to 1996, the moving image portion of the WNYC collection includes mayoral press conferences, dignitaries visiting City Hall, and educational films about city government.