Celebrating 100 Years:
WGY, Musicians of Ma'alwyck and Schenectady Light Opera Company Recreate the Early Days of Broadcasting
Sunday, February 20, 2022
76 North Pearl St, Albany
3 PM—Exhibit & lecture from MiSci Archivist Chris Hunter
4 PM—Recreation of WGY's first broadcast
Join us for the 3pm lecture and pop-up exhibit with Chris Hunter, archivist at MiSci, and learn about the landmark first decades of the radio station and its remote broadcasts from the Kenmore Ballroom. Watch history in the making as Musicians of Ma'alwyck, baritone Charles Eaton, and members of Schenectady Light Opera Company recreate those first years of groundbreaking broadcasting by WGY. You will be in the audience to hear the first musical piece ever played on WGY in its first transmission on February 20, 1922. This radio drama will be performed live on WGY.
Thank you to the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation, Inc. and sponsors below for funding this event.