WNYC has kicked off a campaign to raise $57.5 million, much of it to finance a move to a new home this fall.
The facility will be at 160 Varick Street. Officials called it a “culturally vibrant, up-and-coming Hudson Square neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.”
The station also said a $6 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation is the largest gift ever to a public radio station. It will name a street-level broadcast and performance space after the late real estate lawyer and philanthropist.
WNYC, New York Public Radio airs programming on 93.9 MHz and 820 kHz. Part of its plan is a national morning-drive news program, as reported here earlier, to be co-produced with Public Radio International with participation by the New York Times, BBC and WGBH Boston.
Laura Walker, CEO/president of WNYC, New York Public Radio, made the announcement with Nicki Tanner, chair of the station board. Tanner says WNYC “has evolved from a city radio station into a major cultural institution.”