Michael Shobe

Program Director, WQXR

Michael Shobe is the Program Director for Classical New York, 105.9FM WQXR.

He joined New York Public Radio in 2009 to assist with the launch of WQXR at 105.9FM. He is currently the station’s Program Director, responsible for broadcast strategy and execution.

Prior to joining WQXR, Shobe worked in music programming at Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and held positions at L'Oreal and Epic Records.

Born in San Francisco, Shobe holds degrees in music business & management and music performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston. His work as a musician has taken him across the US, Europe, South America, and Japan.

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Michael Shobe appears in the following:

Women of Our Times

Friday, October 04, 2019

Her/Music: Her/Story concludes tonight with an hour on today's leading women composers.

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The Rise and Fall of Cecile Chaminade

Friday, September 27, 2019

Her/Music: Her/Story returns for an exploration of the life and career of composer Cecile Chaminade.

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The Three B's 2.0

Friday, September 20, 2019

Her/Music: Her/Story continues tonight with "The Three B's 2.0," focusing on the music and lives of the Boulangers, Gena Branscombe, and Amy Beach.

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The Extraordinary Life of Clara Schumann

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tonight at 9 kicks off the first of a new four-part series, Her/Music: Her/Story, focusing on the under-looked work of composers who happen to be women, starting with Clara Schumann.

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The Definitive American Songbook: Arthur Schwartz Pt. 3

Friday, November 17, 2017

This week's list features music written in the 1940's for feature films, a benefit for the troops, and his last Broadway revue.

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The Definitive American Songbook: Arthur Schwartz Pt. 2

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Our exploration of the music of Arthur Schwartz continues with five must-have recordings for your collection.

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The Definitive American Songbook: Arthur Schwartz Pt. 1

Friday, November 03, 2017

Explore the best recordings of music by the man partially responsible for our channel's namesake: Arthur Schwartz.

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The Definitive American Songbook: Johnny Mercer Pt. 4

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Part four of The Definitive Johnny Mercer features Cassandra Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Sinatra, Streisand, Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman

The Definitive American Songbook: Johnny Mercer Pt. 3

Friday, October 20, 2017

Part three of The Definitive Johnny Mercer features Ray Charles, Dianne Reeves, Tony Bennett, Ella and Sinatra

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The Definitive American Songbook: Johnny Mercer Pt. 2

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Part two of The Definitive American Songbook: The Music of Johnny Mercer has five more must-have recordings for your collection.

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The Definitive American Songbook: Johnny Mercer Pt. 1

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Johnny Mercer was one of the most prolific lyricists in American history, penning more than 1500 songs. Watch five definitive performances of his work.

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The Definitive American Songbook: George Gershwin Pt. 4

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The final edition of The Definitive American Songbook: The Music of George Gershwin looks at five must-have recordings of music from his time in Hollywood.

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The Definitive American Songbook: George Gershwin Pt. 3

Thursday, September 21, 2017

This week’s edition of The Definitive American Songbook: The Music of George Gershwin looks at five must-have recordings of music from Porgy and Bess.

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The Definitive American Songbook: George Gershwin Pt. 2

Thursday, September 14, 2017

We’re back with part two of The Definitive American Songbook: the music of George Gershwin with five more must-have recordings.

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The Definitive American Songbook: George Gershwin Pt. 1

Thursday, September 07, 2017

There are many great recordings of the music we call the Great American Songbook, but which ones define the genre? Every week we give you the must-have recordings for your collection.

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Listen: He Sang/She Sang Podcast on Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This week, the He Sang/She Sang team is joined by WQXR morning show host Jeff Spurgeon to discuss Charles Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet."

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Listen: He Sang/She Sang Podcast on Puccini's Most-Loved Opera

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, soprano Ailyn Pérez and bass Edward Hanlon discuss one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire, Puccini's "La Bohème."

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Listen: He Sang/She Sang Podcast about the Opera that got Verdi back in the game

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

"Nabucco" is the opera that got Verdi back in the game, but its premiere almost didn't happen. Hear the story and more on this week's podcast.

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Listen: He Sang/She Sang Podcast on Rossini's 'L'Italiana in Algeri'

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang, author Fred Plotkin, soprano Ying Fang and mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb discuss Rossini's masterpiece "L'Italiana in Algeri."

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Listen: He Sang/She Sang Podcast on Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel'

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

On this week's episode of He Sang/She Sang podcast, hear how a story about a child-eating witch became a Christmas classic.

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