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Soundcheck® is WNYC’s destination for music fans to discover their ongoing personal soundtrack. It features insight from musicians, journalists and tastemakers, listener-created content, a blogger bullpen and daily Gig Alerts, plus in-studio performances representing what’s new and compelling in New York City. 

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  • Paul Schneider - Technical Director, The New Yorker Radio Hour

    Over the past decade at WNYC, Paul has worked with On The Media, Freakonomics, Soundcheck, Spinning on Air, and Fishko Files, and he was a senior broadcast engineer for WNYC News. He also worked with the station’s Radio Rookies program and its live concert recording ...

  • Irene Trudel - Senior Broadcast Engineer, Soundcheck

    In the summer of 1994, Irene Trudel began a long and happy run as an engineer at WNYC Radio. In addition to her many tasks at Soundcheck, which includes mixing all the audio and live bands for the show, she is a part of the concert crew for New Sounds and WQXR live music broadcasts and recordings.

  • John Schaefer - Host, Soundcheck and New Sounds

    John Schaefer has hosted Soundcheck since the show’s inception in 2002. He has also hosted and produced WNYC’s radio series New Sounds since 1982 (“The No. 1 radio show for the Global Village” – Billboard) and the New Sounds Live concert series since 1986.

  • Dan O'Donnell - Digital Producer

    Dan came to Soundcheck from Fast Company magazine, where he produced live storytelling events. A Michigan native, he spent a good amount of time in Wisconsin, and no matter where he lives or for how long, he still sounds 100% Canadian.