See several photos below of the original WNEW studios at 565 Fith Avenue, at 46th St.,  Manhattan. The plant was designed by Fellheimer-Wagner, Architects.  Photos from the Gottscno-Schleisner Collection,  Library of Congress.

“During my stint as a producer, the large music studio was used by organist Kay Reed, by Allyn Edwards’ 9:30 a.m. weekday show and primarily by Bill Harrington who sang with the Roy Ross orchestra weekdays at noon.  Another show I produced in this studio was ‘Piano Tops,’ featuring Erroll Garner.”  Rudy Ruderman

The photo below, taken in 1978, shows the same studio after it became the WNEW newsroom in the 1950’s.  A wall was added at right to create the news director’s office and (not shown) the newswire room.  Pictured are Peggy Stockton, Bob Hagen and News Director, Jim Gordon.

Another view (below) of the large music studio before it was transformed into th

Large  studio control room as it looked in 1946.  After conversion for use by  the news department, the control room was used primarily for recording and editing.

The photo above shows the 46th St. entrance to the WNEW studios, which opened into the main reception area and stairway (photos below) leading to second floor offices and broadcast facilities.

Second floor reception area is shown above.  The photo below is listed as  the Station Manager’s office.

WNEW Newsroom 1978

WNEW Newsroom 1978. Left to right at center desks: Peggy Stockton, John Kennelly, Bob Hagen

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