Call it a rich stash of New York radio history. Or call it a bunch of old office crud.
In either case, on Thursday, June 12, from 11 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon, WNYC employees will be holding a “stoop sale” in anticipation of their imminent move to new headquarters.
A bunch of public radio personalities will be on hand at the south side of the Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan as WNYC folk attempt to raise some money for charity by pawning off “mementos” from the station’s home for the past 84 years.
According to an email from WNYC here’s some of what’s up for grabs:
A softball signed by The WNYC Independents, the station’s storied softball team, including players Brian Lehrer, John Schaefer, Lance Lucky and Rex Doane
Brian Lehrer’s game-worn, signed Independents jersey Vintage
WNYC baseball cap, signed by Brian Lehrer (ca. 2002)
Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen watches and martini glasses
A John Schaefer Soundcheck DVD set, from Syd Barrett to African world-music
A Leonard Lopate Show mug, designed by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, signed by Leonard
A hand-painted one-of-a-kind LP cover by the Klezmatics (Wonder Wheel Album)
Stuffed microbe toys from Radio Lab and a Rubber Duckie signed by Jad Abumrad