Joel joined Soundcheck in 2007. Prior to that, he worked at Air America Radio’s The Al Franken Show, Broadcasting & Cable magazine and WRHU-FM in Hempstead, N.Y. His radio career began at the college/alternative station Radio K in Minneapolis.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda, and a record collection that is getting out of hand. His team is the Minnesota Twins.
Joel Meyer appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
In the summer of 1994, a fateful autograph from a musical hero put future Soundcheck producer Joel Meyer on the straight and narrow.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Bert Berns wrote dozens of chart-placing classic songs, covered by everyone from The Beatles to Janice Joplin. But he died very young, and his story remained largely untold until Joel Selvin's new biography Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul Of Bert Berns And The Dirty Business Of Rhythm And Blues.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Inspired by WNYC’s Clock Your Sleep project, Soundcheck has been asking our listeners to help us build The Most Relaxing Playlist Ever. We received hundreds of comments, voicemails, tweets and emails -- each one revealing a bit about the sender combats stress with a beloved track. Soundcheck producer Joel Meyer lists his top ten favorites, as suggested by listeners and readers.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Our staff comes to terms with reading (or attempting to read) Morrissey's Autobiography, with the help of Smiths biographer Tony Fletcher.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Producer Joel Meyer draws parallels between two recent experiences: reading the Morrissey memoir and running 13.1 miles (or 21.08 km for readers of the U.K. edition).
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
This year, Soundcheck is offering up no fewer than two of its producers to Sunday's New York City Half Marathon. Help us build a playlist to carry us across the finish line.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Two weeks ago, we took our first steps on a long journey into the mind of a beguiling yet frustrating pop star. We formed a club. We set high goals. Some of us even bought the book. But we never said the journey would be easy.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Morrissey Book Club reaches its first milestone -- the first third of the book. Soundcheck's own Joel Meyer gives his impressions of the first part of Morrissey's Autobiography.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
After three brilliant albums -- and a collaboration with David Byrne -- St. Vincent's Annie Clark makes a major creative leap on her self-titled fourth album, St. Vincent. Members of the Soundcheck and WNYC team give the new record a spin.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Early in his memoir, singer Morrissey describes the kids' TV shows that he loved. Deeply.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Join other Moz fans and the Soundcheck team as we read and discuss his "Autobiography" in three weeks.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and here at Soundcheck, we know that music might play a key role in your Friday night. No need to elaborate on your specific plans, but we do want you to make a case for a single track as The Most Romantic Song Ever.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The singer, songwriter and music icon had a special relationship with New York. He was born in Manhattan, launched his career in the city, and eventually become a pioneer in the folk music movement based in Greenwich Village. He died Tuesday at 94. We want to hear your memories of Pete Seeger, his music and his life.
Monday, January 27, 2014
From Yoko Ono's dance clinic to Pharrell's social-media savvy headwear, here are the best Grammy moments distilled just for you.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Tell us about an unsung artist, album or song that we shouldn't leave behind in 2013.
Friday, November 01, 2013
The author of the acclaimed novel "The Flamethrowers" talks about music that shaped the book.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Soundcheck's Joel Meyer reflects on his go-to karaoke songs and his biggest fail moment at the mic.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Even the savviest music geek will miss a few records here and there. This week, Soundcheck is going to celebrate your better-late-than-never favorites, and ask you why you missed them in the first place. Tell us about the music you missed the first time around, but now love dearly.
Monday, July 22, 2013
In this episode: Harry Nilsson was one of the most famous musicians on the planet in the early 1970s. But by the time he died in 1994 at the age of 52, most people had forgotten his name, even if they never forgot his hits like “Coconut,” and “Everybody's Talkin’.” We discuss the enigmatic musician with Alyn Shipton, author of the new book Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter.
Plus: Soundcheck producer Joel Meyer answers our question of the week when he shares a song he missed out on, but that he loves now.
And: Canadian jazz vocalist and pianist Laila Biali plays live in the studio.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Soundcheck producers Gretta Cohn and Joel Meyer share some of their answers to the 2012 Music Survey -- and they nearly come to fisticuffs over K-pop star Psy and his megahit "Gangnam Style." Plus, they discuss some favorites of the year, from R&B singer Miguel, southern metal stalwarts Mastodon and more.