WNYC celebrated John Schaefer’s inimitable contributions to the musical life of New York City with “JS 30: Three Decades of John Schaefer,” an evening of live music and heartfelt memories in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch video from the event.
John Schaefer joined WNYC fresh out of college in December 1981. Thirty years later, the host of Soundcheck and New Sounds is still going strong -- and still wearing t-shirts and jeans. WNYC celebrated John's anniversary with live music and a roast in The Greene Space. Today: John revisits some of the highlights from the "JS:30" concert.
In 1981, a young radio host from Brooklyn came to WNYC. John Schaefer was hired to read newscasts and introduce classical music, but soon found himself hosting a new music show that quickly became the on-air hub of the fertile downtown music scene.
Check out some photos we took at John Schaefer's 30th anniversary event in The Greene Space.
December is John Schaefer Month at WNYC. All month long, we'll be celebrating John's 30 years at the station and we need your help.
Our tribute to John wouldn't be complete without a gallery of photos tracing his storied career at WNYC. See John in the studio, on stage, and with a handful of the music legends that have appeared on his shows.