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WQXR Names Martha Bonta Executive Producer of Live Events


Classical station WQXR/105.9 FM has named Martha Bonta as executive producer of live events and special programming.

In this role, Bonta will be responsible for shaping WQXR’s extensive live broadcasts, including the groundbreaking series ‘Carnegie Hall Live,’ season-long partnerships with the New York Philharmonic, and Met Opera. She’ll also be in-charge of cultivating the distinctive relationships with the Frick Collection, Le Poisson Rouge, and Merkin Concert Hall.

“I am delighted that Martha is joining the WQXR family at this important moment of our 75 year history,” said WQXR VP Graham Parker.  “Her well-respected artistic sensibility, deep knowledge of the music and artists, and keen, imaginative perspective makes her an ideal partner to me and resource for our listeners.” 

In The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space – WQXR’s innovative multiplatform live event venue – Bonta will envision a diverse range of live events, festivals, and artist residencies with emerging and popular classical artists. 

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WQXR Names Former VH1 Digital Strategist as Director of Digital Content


Michael Rinzel
, a digital media strategist with extensive experience in commercial entertainment cable television, has been named director of digital content.
 
In this role, Rinzel will provide strategy and leadership in WQXR aspiration to become a leading media source of classical music. He will oversee the relaunch of WQXR.org in Fall 2011, which will include robust video content, online partnerships, and special music streams, and will support on-air programming and festivals.

“As an ardent fan of public radio, I’m excited to help realize WQXR’s goal of creating a home and global meeting place for classical music fans in the 21st century,” said Rinzel.  “WQXR has a unique opportunity to engage more fully with both its traditional audience of classical music lovers, as well as a whole new segment of casual, yet digitally engaged listeners eager for new musical experiences. I’m looking forward to bringing the skills I honed in commercial media to greater serve the public media audience.”

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