John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Music In Motion

Monday, March 15, 2010

I don’t always have my iPod on when I’m on the subways, but I do find it difficult to be in the car for any length of time without it. The radio will suffice for a short ride, but for anything over 20 or 30 minutes, I really want to have that control over what I’m listening to.


Music At Work

Friday, March 12, 2010

WNYC is not a typical workplace – employees have always been encouraged to listen to the radio while at work.  Well, they’ve been encouraged to listen to one radio station in particular… but the point is, working for a media company means having media around you all day.


Taking it to the Streets

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What do you think of the idea of bringing music and the arts to the mean streets of Rio? A feel good story or something deeper? Tell Soundcheck.


Simon Says… The Game is Over

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What do you think Simon Cowell’s impact on the music scene has been? Tell Soundcheck.

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The Covers Album

Monday, March 08, 2010

When word came that the new Peter Gabriel album would be a collection of covers, that made news throughout the music world.  From Bowie to Arcade Fire, the set list is full of surprises.  The fact that there would be no rock band in the usual sense, but rather an orchestra backing up his vocals, almost became an afterthought. 

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Soundcheck on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

Friday, March 05, 2010

John Schaefer and the staff of Soundcheck, congratulate Leonard on his 25 years at WNYC. Find out more about Leonard's 25th anniversary here.


Oscar’s Music Awards

Friday, March 05, 2010

Who do you think should win and who will win the Best Original Score award? Soundcheck needs to know.


Cell Phone Etiquette

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Has a ringing cell phone or PDA affected a concert you’ve been at, or a play or other live event? Tell Soundcheck.

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Music? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Music!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

What do you think of the decision to drop live music from the Oscar telecast? Tell Soundcheck.


“I Can Hear It Coming In the Air Tonight”

Monday, March 01, 2010

What’s your experience with air traffic noise been? Soundcheck's giving you the chance to sound off.

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The Long and Winding Abbey Road

Friday, February 26, 2010

Music people were upset last week when EMI, the music giant that owns the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, began floating the idea of selling the studios. After all, the Beatles made music, and music history, and one of the most famous album covers of all time, at Abbey Road – and they were just one moment in an almost 80-year history that began with the London Symphony Orchestra and continued right up to Radiohead in the past decade.

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Don't Ask. Don't Tell. Don't Even Think About It.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The case of the gospel singer Tonex, whose career has crumbled since he revealed he was gay, sounds like something that happened decades ago, not something going on now.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Does the music industry (and therefore, we music fans) lose something when there aren’t the old-fashioned talent scouts anymore?

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Why Instrument Theft Hurts So Much

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hey musicians: Have you had an experience with stolen instruments or musical gear? Tell Soundcheck about it.

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All of the Good Ones are Taken

Friday, February 19, 2010

So apparently it’s become almost impossible to find a name for your new band, given all the other new bands out there.

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Where Scooby Doo Really Came From

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Do you have a favorite or perhaps unexpected example of scat singing? Probably not. But if you do, tell Soundcheck here.


Classical Music and the Olympics

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What do you think of the music in the Winter Olympics figure skating competition? Tell Soundcheck!

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Dating Musicians

Friday, February 12, 2010

Are you a musician, or have you dated one? Is it different? Share your war stories with Soundcheck.

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Animals in Music: Why Don’t They Do it in the Road?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

There’s plenty of music about animals, much of it classier than the Beatles song referred to above.  But when it comes to music with animals, that’s where trouble starts.

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Give The Drummer Some!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know: Do you prefer drummers who stand out or drummers who work their magic in the background?

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