Matt Abramovitz

Program Director, WQXR

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.   

Abramovitz 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. 

Abramovitz 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:

That Viola Kid's Top 5 Classical Artists on Instagram You Should Be Following

Thursday, January 18, 2018

That Viola Kid recommends five classical artists on Instagram who will put beautiful music and images into your social media feed this year.
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Pablo Villegas' Americano: A Journey through the Americas

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Spanish-born, New York City-based classical guitarist Pablo Villegas has released his latest album, "Americano."

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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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