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The story behind WNYC’s “New Tech City”

September 10, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

New York radio station WNYC has started a new program covering the city’s tech industry, and Manoush Zomorodi of the station explains what “New Tech City” is trying to accomplish.

Zomorodi writes, “In the spring, we produced three pilot shows. Many of the feature stories in the pilot also aired on WNYC.  In each show, we tried for a different tone, a different format, until we felt like we hit the WNYC sweet spot.

“As we prepare to launch the segment, we realize that New York’s tech economy has already ‘pivoted’ (as entrepreneurs like to say). The story is no longer that New York City has a thriving tech scene. It’s that tech is seeping into every part of New Yorkers’ lives, from how they take the subway, to where they’ll find their next job and what they’ll eat when they get home for dinner.

“So this is New Tech City:

“From high-speed trading to e-books in the classroom, New York City is an emerging capital for the development and use of new technologies. WNYC’s New Tech City explains what’s coming next and how New Yorkers are changing the ways everyone lives and works. Innovation, entrepreneurship and what’s got us staring at our phones all the time: that’s New Tech City.

“We want to hear how tech is changing your life, for better or worse or just different.”

Read more here.

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