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Community Resource FCU would like to Congratulate WGY on 100 years of broadcasting! 

 

Join us on February 20, 2022 as we celebrate WGY’s 100th year of broadcasting with a special, live afternoon of broadcasting starting at 1:00pm

WGY will mark its centennial anniversary with past and present hosts, news anchors and members of New York’s Capital Region taking part in the special event. A retelling of radio’s first radio drama “The Wolf” will also be presented live from the Kenmore Ballroom in Albany, NY, where WGY has a history of broadcasting from going back to 1923. The event at the Kenmore begins at 3:00pm with a lecture from Chris Hunter from the Museum of Innovation and Science. Music from the Musicians of Ma’alwyck will also be featured. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $35 at https://musiciansofmaalwyck.org. The event can be heard live on WGY.

On Air Program schedule:

1pm-3pm: WGY’s Doug Goudie and the WGY team explore WGY’s rich history in our special presentation, “WGY at 100”

3pm-4pm: Former longtime WGY Host Joe Gallagher hosts a fun-filled hour in honor of WGY’s 100th birthday, a few surprises are in-store for sure!

4pm-5pm: WGY goes live to the Kenmore Ballroom in Albany as the “WGY Players” and the Musicians Ma’alwyck perform a comedic adaptation of the first radio drama in history (which WGY pioneered) of Eugene Walter’s “The Wolf”

7:30pm-8:00pm: WGY’s Diane Donato speaks with VP of Collections & Exhibitions at MiSci, Chris Hunter, as WGY’s first broadcast took place at 7:47pm 100 years ago on February 20, 1922.

If you miss the broadcast, it will be featured on the WGY podcast, “Wireless: 100 Years of WGY.”