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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

  • 08:30 AM
    Around Broadway
  • The Return of Carrie

    New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood has seen Carrie, and he lets us know if it's a proper musical theater horror show -- or just a horror.

  • 08:45 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    Showdown @ High Noon
  • Symphony, Interrupted

    Today's Showdown featured three works whose performances were recently disrupted by audience members. We played at noon a New York Philharmonic performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony – this time completely uninterrupted.

  • 12:15 PM
    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 bi-weekly podcast Conducting Business. Before arriving at WQXR, Lewin was the midday host at WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical public radio station.

  • 07:00 PM
    Elliott Forrest
  • Elliott Forrest is the midday host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he’s hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.

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

  • 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
    The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase
  • An Early Welcome to Saint Patrick

    Naomi O'Connell hails from County Clare, Ireland, a heritage you can hear during her recent visit to the Young Artists Showcase studio where she performed some Irish songs to help us welcome St. Patrick. Currently making her West End debut in the Tony Award-winning play Master Class, O’Connell won first prize in the 2011 Concert Artists Guild competition. She brought us a set of songs from traditional and contemporary roots, accompanied by pianist Brent Funderburk.

  • 10:00 PM
    Elliott Forrest
  • Elliott Forrest is the midday host on WQXR. Since his return to WQXR in 2002, he’s hosted and produced live events from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl and The Jerome L. Greene Space, among others.

  • 11:00 PM
    Exploring Music
  • Les Six

    It’s an anti-Wagner and anti-Impressionist tour de farce. Join us for music by the delightfully irreverent bad boys (and girl) of 1920s Monteparnasse: Auric, Durey, Honegger, Milhaud, Poulenc and Tailleferre.