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.
Hear performances from Laurie Anderson, guitarist Scott Johnson, the string quartet Ethel, pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, and the evening's emcee, Angelique Kidjo. Plus: composer Steve Reich recalls his first visit to WNYC in 1982. And: Metropolitan Opera host Margaret Juntwait leads a roast.