New York’s best classical chat show is taken off airmain
Slipped Disc is shocked and dismayed to learn that WNYC’s Soundcheck is being taken off air from tomorrow.
Its host, John Schaefer, is the most knowledgeable and entertaining of his kind and the audience, while never huge, is enviably responsive. The music is eclectic, and by no means overwhelmingly classical.
The station says the show will continue to be broadcast on digital, but that means lots of older folk and people who listen in their cars will be cut off from John’s erudition and curiosity.
This is one bad decision by WNYC’s bean-counters. And you know what happens with bad decisions. They come in threes.
Raise your voices to put John Schaeffer back on air. Now. The person to write to is Laura Walker <email@example.com>.