WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 26]

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Final program in the WQXR 50th Anniversary album. Host Bob Sherman dedicates the entire series to past WQXR president, Walter Neiman.

Sherman plays a rare snippet about the "speed gadget" from Alec Templeton's April Fool's Show in the 1940s, followed by announcer Lloyd Moss telling a story about introducing conductor Thomas Schippers.

Other clips include: Executive Vice President of WQXR Norman McGee's 1965 announcement of a new radio transmitter at the Empire State Building, with Elliott M. Sanger recalling the memory of Edwin Howard Armstrong, the inventor of modern frequency modulation (FM) radio; an interview with Elliott and Eleanor Sanger who remember WQXR's Walter Neiman; a rare clip of Neiman's voice.

The program concludes with a September 18, 1981 performance from WQXR's The Listening Room with performances by Giora Feidman and Jan Peerce, followed by final thoughts about the Anniversary album by Sherman.

Performances include:
Samuel Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal (New York Philharmonic)
Aaron Copland: Excerpt from Music for Radio (MGM Symphony)
The Rebuilding of the Temple (Giora Feidman)
Yiddish folk song (Jan Peerce)

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