Hosts

Matt Abramovitz

Matt Abramovitz, WQXR's program director, is responsible for everything that happens on the air at WQXR. On any given day, he works with the staff on the daily playlists, hosting, production pieces and specialty shows.   

Annie Bergen

Annie Bergen

Annie Bergen is the midday host at WQXR. Since her 2004 arrival as WQXR’s morning host, she has interviewed more than 300 arts personalities. From 1994 to 2000, Bergen was the Business News Anchor for Bloomberg Television, producing and hosting segments on culture.

WQXR weekend host Paul Cavalconte.

Paul Cavalconte

Paul Cavalconte is the weekend morning host on WQXR.

Every Sunday at noon, he flexes his wax muscle with Sunday Vinyl, where he cuts through the digital noise with an analog groove.

Clayelle Dalferes

Clayelle Dalferes hosts overnights and weekends at WQXR. She began hosting at WQXR weekends in 1993 after working at New York’s ill-fated WNCN.

Helga Davis

Helga Davis

Helga Davis served as a principle actor in the 25th-anniversary international revival of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass's seminal opera Einstein on the Beach. Her appearance in You Us We All by Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) and Andrew Ondrejcak marked her fifth at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival.

David Dubal.

David Dubal

David Dubal is a distinguished pianist, author and teacher at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music. An authority on the piano, Dubal is the author of "The Art of the Piano" and "Evenings with Horowitz," among others.

Elliott Forrest

Elliott Forrest

Elliott Forrest is currently the afternoon host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he has hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.

Nimet Habachy

Nimet Habachy

Nimet Habachy hosts Overnight Music on WQXR. For seven years she worked at New York City Opera as the Assistant to the Company Manager and was a language coach for French and Italian. A native of Cairo, Habachy has traveled abroad extensively and has contributed to the Travel section of The New York Times.

Phil Kline

Phil Kline

Phil Kline is a composer who makes music in many genres and contexts, from experimental electronics and sound installations to songs, choral, theater, chamber and orchestral music. He hosts weekdays from 11 am to 1 pm on Q2 Music, with repeats at 7 pm.

Merrin Lazyan

Merrin Lazyan produces weekly shows and features for WQXR, including Reflections from the Keyboard, the Young Artists Showcase, and the Classical Report (which recently featured her Music in the White House series). She is also the co-host and co-producer of ...

Terrance McKnight

Terrance McKnight

Terrance McKnight's varied musical experience, from glee club soloist and accomplished pianist, to professor at Morehouse College, and finally as producer and host of several music programs for public radio, opens his listeners' minds and ears.

Kerry Nolan

Kerry Nolan

Kerry Nolan anchors the morning newscasts on WQXR. She came to WNYC in 1993 and has been local host for Weekend All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. She has filled in as guest host on WNYC produced programs including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate ShowSoundcheck and On the Media.

Lauren Rico.

Lauren Rico

Lauren Rico is a host on WQXR.

John Schaefer

John Schaefer

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.

Robert Sherman

Robert Sherman

Juilliard professor, music critic and columnist for The New York Times, New York City native and concert host Robert Sherman spans classical and folk music as host of The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase on WQXR and Woody's Children on WFUV.

Michael Shobe

Michael Shobe is the assistant program director for New York’s classical music radio station WQXR.

Nadia Sirota

Nadia Sirota

Nadia Sirota hosts regularly for Q2 Music. Before Q2 Music, she hosted Overnight Music on WNYC and WQXR. Her program was awarded an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Radio and Internet Broadcast in 2010, and has been described by Alex Ross of the New Yorker as “radio we can believe in.” Nadia is also a highly sought-after violist known for her compelling energy and unique ability to interpret new scores.

Host Jeff Spurgeon.

Jeff Spurgeon

Jeff Spurgeon has been the guiding voice for a broadcast journalism class in a high school in Queens and several New York City choirs, hosting numerous concerts around the world and working as a radio host and newscaster for over 30 years.