Long Island Radio & TV Historical Society
43 Sayville Blvd
Sayville, NY 11782
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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
Telefunken in West Sayville
1912 - 2012
Completed in 1912 by the German firm Telefunken, the West Sayville station was the most powerful and technologically advanced in America, the first able to consistently span the Atlantic.
At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Germany’s undersea cables were cut and the Sayville station became critically important as the only direct link between Germany and the United States.