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22 03, 2020

Long Island Home Front: Look to the Skies

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On this episode of the Radio Tower, we feature more excerpts from the Long Island Home Front oral history project.  The subject is aviation and a time of frantic activity on Long Island. With companies like Grumman and Republic Aviation and airfields like Mitchel and Roosevelt Field, there was plenty for a young boy to see in the skies overhead.

War Planes of the World

Cover to the War Planes of the World Stamp Album

 

The Avenger Torpedo Bomber

Description of the Avenger from War Planes of the World stamp album.

 

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9 03, 2020

Radio Tower 22: Cindy Clifford

By |2020-03-09T02:09:38+00:00March 9th, 2020|Radio|Comments Off on Radio Tower 22: Cindy Clifford

Cindy Clifford never had a plan but she still found her way to a meaningful career in Long Island radio, from WRCN in Riverhead to WWHB in Hampton Bays to a long stint on the WALK morning show with Mark Daniels.

Today she tells us more about what drew her to working behind the mic, her thoughts on the state of radio today, and her current podcasting efforts.

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Station Bibliography

  • WRCN Riverhead 103.9 FM
  • WWHB Hampton Bays 107.1 FM
  • WALK East Patchogue 97.5 FM
  • WLNG Sag Harbor 92.1 FM
  • WBAB Babylon 102.3 FM
4 02, 2020

Radio Tower 21: Larry Davidson

By |2020-02-04T00:42:41+00:00February 4th, 2020|Radio, Television|Comments Off on Radio Tower 21: Larry Davidson

Life has taken Larry Davidson from a bodega in Spanish Harlem to a vineyard in Aquebogue and many places in between. Through it all, his keen mind and relentless curiosity have helped him forge a career in broadcasting as an interviewer of authors, singer songwriters, politicians, and more. He’s worked on WGBB and Cablevision as well as on a number of well-received series conducted at libraries and other cultural centers around the region.  His latest is a foray into podcasting with The Artful Periscope.

Larry Davidson

Larry Davidson

Join us on a trip through Larry’s life. We’ll meet Long Island broadcasters past and present, prominent authors such as Nelson DeMille and Pete Hamill, and musicians like Woody, Arlo, and Sarah Lee Guthrie. Along the way we talk about everything from podcasting to early soap operas to the mind of the long distance runner.

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Station Bibliography

  • WGBB 1240 AM
11 01, 2020

Long Island Home Front: Marie Mack

By |2020-01-11T01:50:34+00:00January 11th, 2020|Home Front|Comments Off on Long Island Home Front: Marie Mack

We’re featuring more segments from the Long Island Home Front, our oral history project focusing on the impact of World War 2 on Long Island. Today we hear from Marie Mack, Brooklyn Native and longtime Mount Sinai summer resident.

We spoke with Marie in the same spot where her family started visiting Mount Sinai in 1924. Married by the start of the war, she had to move back into her parents’ home with her young daughter, her husband shipped overseas in the Army Air Force. She gives us a valuable look at what it was like to be a working woman during the war years.

Unfortunately, Marie Mack passed away earlier last year at the age of 100. We are honored to have spoken with her and been able to preserve some of these memories.

Do you or someone you know have their own expereinces of Long Island during World War II? We’d love to hear from you as these stories are slipping away and we are committed to preserving them for future generations. You can get in touch with us online and we’ll follow up on how the interviewing works. We are working in partnership with the National Home Front Project at Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

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1 01, 2020

Introducing The Long Island Home Front

By |2020-01-18T01:03:19+00:00January 1st, 2020|Home Front|Comments Off on Introducing The Long Island Home Front

For the past year, LIRTVHS has been working with the Sayville Historical Society and the Sayville Public Library on a joint oral history project called The Long Island Home Front. It’s an ongoing project to collect, preserve and share firsthand accounts of the impact of World War II on Long Islanders.

We’ll be sharing some of the stories here on the Radio Tower and are pleased to bring you today Jack Beebe. You might recognize him from episode 14 where he described his life in radio and TV broadcasting.

Today we relate an anecdote from Jack’s oral history interview in which he describes how the Dutchies of his native West Sayville contributed to the war effort.

Jack Beebe being interviewed about his World War II memories for the Long Island Home Front at the Sayville Public Library.

Do you or someone you know have their own expereinces of Long Island during World War II? We’d love to hear from you as these stories are slipping away and we are committed to preserving them for future generations. You can get in touch with us online and we’ll follow up on how the interviewing works. We are working in partnership with the National Home Front Project at Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

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