Help Soundcheck Remix the Mayor

Monday, September 16, 2013

New York City mayors since 1934. From top to bottom, left to right: La Guardia, Wagner, Lindsay, O'Dwyer, Impellitteri, Beame, Giuliani, Bloomberg, Koch, Dinkins (All photos from wikipedia/Wikipedia Commons)

The latest project from Soundcheck wants you to dive into the WNYC archives and remix audio of New York City mayors, from La Guardia to Bloomberg. John Schaefer discusses the project, how you can participate, and why Hizzoners deserve the remix treatment.

Mayoral Archive Audio


John Schaefer

Comments [8]

LakotaBluetm from Beach Haven NJ

Look forward to hearing submissions and creativity, such as "ReMix the Mayor Submission, by Mark Sunshine" As I am not a native new yorker, learned much about your mayors and history via this challenge! Thank You! LB

Sep. 30 2013 09:41 PM
Joel Hubbard from Smithtown, New York

Brilliant delightful fun on so many levels, the W.N.Y.C. archives is a premiere educational, sociological and historical foundational resource that will serve your listeners very well,into the future.If listeners are made more fully aware of this valuable and viable W.N.Y.C. foundation resource! Thank you so much too Mr. Brian Lehrer and Mr. John Schaefer. For enriching the living history of ever evolving radio,in all formats a vibrant media W.N.Y.C. 1922- 2013!

Sep. 16 2013 12:43 PM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

A thoroughly ridiculous segment. This is not amateur use of technology; rather, it is a complete waste of technology.

If you want to do something significant in this world, make it new and interesting. Rehashing other people's triumphs is robbing them of their glory while earning none of one's own.

Sep. 16 2013 12:03 PM
Brother Dash from Somerset, NJ

I loooooooooooooooooove the Patience & Fortitude remix. If someone actually took it on as a serious production I could see it getting some play.

Sep. 16 2013 12:03 PM


This is probably THE most stupid thing to have EVER been aired on WNYC!

Sep. 16 2013 12:01 PM
genejoke from Brooklyn

"Patience and Fortitude" industrial remix is pretty darn catchy!

Sep. 16 2013 11:59 AM
TXC from Flatiron

Hearing John Schaefer in the early morning hours on Brian Lehrer is trippin' me out, man.

Sep. 16 2013 11:54 AM
JT from NYC

How unfortunate that the sound clip of the Mayor who returned NYC to shinning when it was sliding into a terrible state is associated with a "RANT". I am sad that the person I voted for in the recent primary Bill Thompson" stepped aside for politics. He is a good man, would have been a good candidate. It is terrible the process to elect a Mayor was halted, votes weren't counted or heard! I hope the City doesn't slip back after 20 years of moving in a direction that was so positive.

Sep. 16 2013 11:12 AM

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