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“Rolf, the mandolin-playing terrier, was regularly featured on Art Nudnick’s Musical Menagerie. The Sunday afternoon variety program was a hit for the better part of 1925.”

Photo ‘discovered’ by the NYPR Archives Dept. on April 1, 2004 and used in the WNYC History Notes e-newsletter. Thanks to former Senior Archivist Cara McCormick.

In October 1985, the syndicated weekday radio show Small Things Considered, due to objections from NPR, changed its name to Kids America.  The show was hosted by Kathy O'Connell and Larry Orfaly and was critically acclaimed, having won a Peabody Award in 1984.  The show was eventually cancelled in 1988 when the Corporation for Public Broadcasting decided to withdraw its funding from the program, which made up half of the program’s budget.