Matt Abramovitz

Program Director, WQXR

Matt Abramovitz, 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.   

Matt caught the broadcasting bug as a high school intern at WBGO in Newark, New Jersey.  After managing his college station and taking a slight detour through a history doctoral program, he returned to radio in 2001 when he joined the new company Sirius Satellite Radio.   At Sirius, he oversaw multiple music formats ranging from jazz and blues to soft rock and all-Bruce Springsteen. 

Matt joined WNYC in 2009 and helped launch WQXR as a newly minted public radio station after its acquisition from The New York Times that summer.

Matt Abramovitz appears in the following:

Top 10 Bach Guitar Shreds: 2014 Edition

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bachstock would not be complete without a list of the ten best Bach guitar shreds. The world's most prolific composer lives through the fingers of electric guitar aficionados.

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Ten Great Mozart Guitar Shredding Videos

Thursday, November 21, 2013

In bedrooms, basements and man-caves around the world, Mozart's music is alive and well among electric guitarists. We’ve found ten of the most mind-blowing, face-melting Mozart “shreds.”

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