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  • 12:00 AM
    Overnight Music
  • Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries: from full-length operas, oratorios and major symphonies to the latest offerings from New York's vibrant new music scene.

  • 05:30 AM
    Jeff Spurgeon
  • Jeff Spurgeon has been the morning host of WQXR since 2006. He joined WQXR in 1997 and during his 30-year career in radio, Spurgeon has been an announcer, reporter, newscaster, interviewer and producer

  • 10:00 AM
    Midge Woolsey
  • Midge Woolsey became an announcer at WQXR in 1993. On Jan. 31, 2013, she signed off after her final shift at WQXR. Midge has hosted many television specials for WNET including The Three Tenors Live in Paris and The PBS Millennium project.

  • 03:00 PM
    Naomi Lewin
  • Naomi Lewin is the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, and the host of WQXR’s weekly podcast Conducting Business. Before arriving at WQXR, Lewin was the midday host at WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station.

  • 07:00 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’s musical experiences — 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 — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

  • 07:30 PM
    The Writer's Almanac
  • Each day, Garrison Keillor recounts the highlights of this day in history and reads a short poem or two on The Writer's Almanac.

  • 07:45 PM
    Terrance McKnight
  • Terrance McKnight is the WQXR weekday evening McKnight’s musical experiences — 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 — have consistently juxtaposed the European Classical tradition alongside American classic traditions, such as jazz, gospel, African American spirituals and other musical genres.

  • 08:00 PM
    Symphony Hall
  • Symphony Hall is a one-hour program airing each weeknight that features a full-length major symphonic work. Performances are drawn from major symphony orchestras from around the globe. To find out what you heard, please consult our playlists. Symphony Hall airs weeknights at 8PM on 105.9 FM.

  • 09:00 PM
    Salzburg Festival
  • Vienna Philharmonic Performs Schubert-Mahler

    In the debut installment of this series, Franz Welser-Most conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony and Mahler’s orchestration of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • St. Matthew Passion

    Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach. We’ll explore the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.