“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.
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. Left to right at center desks: Peggy Stockton, John Kennelly, Bob Hagen