Capital District Radio and Television Broadcasting

A collection of images and media documenting the rich history of radio and television broadcasting in the region. Radio station WGY, founded in 1922, is the oldest radio station in New York State, and television station WRGB, founded in 1928, is credited as being the oldest television station in the world. Both stations contributed to the national development of broadcasting. WGY created the first radio dramas and the use of sound effects, while WRGB developed the first regular schedule, newscast, news remote, and television drama. The collection will also feature other local stations, including radio stations WTRY and WPTR and television station WTEN.

Collection owner: miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science