Avid listeners to Classical station WQXR don’t need a formal introduction to Midge Woolsey. She started as a weekend host under The New York Times ownership. Later, she moved to weeknights, and since 2009 Woolsey has been on the middays.
That is all about to end.
After 20 years, Woolsey is singing a Brahms lullaby, as she holds fort on her final broadcast Thursday.
“Anyone would consider it an honor to be a part of what’s gone on, and what is going on at WQXR,” Woolsey tells FishbowlNY. “I can’t think of a better place to be doing the job that I’ve been doing. There is no better place.”
For the veteran broadcaster, she’ll miss everything attached to ‘QXR.
“It’s the whole package. It’s the connection that we make everyday with the listeners,” Woolsey says.
Those loyal fans have been writing well wishes to Woolsey on their Web site. Perhaps from the strong bond that classical music aficionadoes have with their station, many comments were equally passionate about the longtime host.