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.
Michael Shobe appears in the following:
Friday, October 04, 2019
Her/Music: Her/Story concludes tonight with an hour on today's leading women composers.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Her/Music: Her/Story returns for an exploration of the life and career of composer Cecile Chaminade.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Our exploration of the music of Arthur Schwartz continues with five must-have recordings for your collection.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Explore the best recordings of music by the man partially responsible for our channel's namesake: Arthur Schwartz.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Part four of The Definitive Johnny Mercer features Cassandra Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Sinatra, Streisand, Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman
Friday, October 20, 2017
Part three of The Definitive Johnny Mercer features Ray Charles, Dianne Reeves, Tony Bennett, Ella and Sinatra
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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."
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.