Radio Row on NPR
All Things Considered -- June 3, 2002
Produced by Joe Richman and Ben Shapiro
Go to the Sonic Memorial Web site at www.sonicmemorial.org/radiorow/radiorow for background information and the audio itself of a National Public Radio broadcast of June 3, 2002. The broadcast makes the demise of Manhattan's Radio Row in 1965 intensely personal where you can hear the voices of some who were there, and their memories reeinforce the story of the ill-fated site we've come to know so well as the World Trade Center. Photos, and even the eviction notice, are on the site. Click on "Audio Broadcast" to hear the program.
Coincidentally, Bill Schneck, one of the interviewees on the program, is the son of H.L. Schneck, called "the legend of Cortlandt St.," in a July 1990 A.R.C. article on Radio Row. A.R.C.'s reporting on the history of that historic place goes back a long way.
The public radio community across America is joining together to create a Sonic Memorial to commemorate and chronicle the life and history of the World Trade Center and the events before, during and after September 11, 2001. Personal recordings, interviews, videos, stories, oral histories, and remembrances will be gathered and crafted into national and local radio specials, incorporated into on-site memorials and interpretive exhibits and made available to the public via the Internet and through national radio archives. To contribute your matrial, call NPR's Sonic Memorial Hotline at (202) 408-0300 or e-mail Info@sonicmemorial.org. You'll also find more about the project on the NPR website at www.NPR.org and at www.radiodiaries.org.