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The Radio Stories

The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva), the Peabody-Award winning creators of the NPR radio series Lost & Found Sound , worked with some of this country's most respected radio producers including Jay Allison, Joe Richman (Radio Diaries), Ben Shapiro, sound designer Jim McKee/Earwax Productions, and emerging talents Jamie York, Elinoar Astrinsky, and many others, to create The Sonic Memorial Project collaboration and a series of Sonic Memorial stories for NPR's All Things Considered.

Find out more about Lost & Found Sound and the Sonic Memorial Project collaborators.

Listen to the Sonic Memorial Programs.

The Website

Picture Projects, best known for its award-winning online documentary,, teamed up with the architectural and new media company, dotsperinch, to create

More about the team of programmers, radio producers, designers, archivists and others who made this site happen.

The September 11 Digital Archive is hosting As a part of its mission to collect digital artifacts from 9/11, it will be preserving this archive for study and use by historians, archivists and producers.

For Press

Download the press release, or obtain sounds and images for your print or online news feature.

For Station Producers

Visit the producers page to see how the Sonic Memorial Project can supplement your station's programming or website.

Shortly after September 11, 2001, NPR's Lost & Found Sound brought together radio producers, artists, historians, archivists, and the public broadcasting community to collect and preserve audio traces of the World Trade Center, its neighborhood and the events of 9/11.

We opened a Sonic Memorial phone line and hundreds of people from around the world have called sharing their stories and recordings—making this a dramatic, unprecedented audio archive of immediate, first–person accounts chronicling a historic event from almost every vantage point. We never could have imagined all that is out there–tapes of weddings atop the World Trade Center, recordings of the buildings’ elevators and revolving doors, home videos made by a lawyer in his 42nd floor office, sounds of the Hudson river front, recordings of late night Spanish radio drifting through the halls as Latino workers clean the offices, an interview with the piano player at Windows on the World, voicemail messages from people who worked in the World Trade Center.

To share your story call (646) 926-1357.


JUNE 2011–As we approach the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 we are gathering stories and remembrances to add to the September 11 Digital Archive. We’d like to hear your perspectives about the impact and changes that have taken place since the events of that day—in your life, your community and the world. Call (646) 926-1357.


Photo courtesy: Charles Traub