Michael Shobe is the music programming coordinator for New York’s classical music radio station WQXR.
When New York Public Radio acquired WQXR in 2009, Shobe was hired to build the digital music library and database in preparation for the station’s re-launch at 105.9FM. Over the past three years, Shobe has handled the operational responsibilities for WQXR, produced the station’s fundraisers and worked on live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall to The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. He programmed the pop-up internet stations devoted to holiday music, Mozart, Beethoven, Great Symphonies, Vintage WQXR, the WNYC/WQXR September 11th Decade of Remembrance: Measuring Time and launched Operavore, the new home for opera at WQXR.org.
Prior to joining WQXR, Shobe worked in music programming at Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and held positions at L’Oreal and Epic Records. He also currently writes and performs the music for Louis CK’s hit comedy “Louie.”
Born in San Francisco, California, Shobe holds degrees in music business & management and music performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. His work as a musician has taken him across the US, Europe, South America and Japan. He has appeared on recordings by Wu Li, Dana Leong, the Dymaxion Quartet, Tam Lin, Maxfield Gast and others. Michael lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their dog and cat.