While still a teenager in his western Nebraska hometown Jeff Spurgeon’s radio career had what might be called a providential beginning: He was giving announcements in church, and one congregant– who owned a local radio station — heard him and offered an audition.
Since then, Jeff has worked on the radio as an announcer, a news reporter, a newscaster, an interview, and a producer. He got his first New York radio position in 1989. Jeff became a member of the WQXR news department in 1997 and in 1999 was named the station’s Mid-day Host. In 2006 Jeff became WQXR’s Morning Show Host.
One of Jeff’s proudest accomplishments has been his work as a schoolteacher. He recently developed and taught a course in broadcast journalism for Townsend Harris High School one of New York City’s top public schools.
Jeff is also a singer. He has performed with several New York City ï¿½ based choruses and church choirs, and is a member of a cappella quartet whose repertoire ranges from music of Renaissance masters to original arrangements in modern styles.
Jeff lives Brooklyn with his wife Judy, a high school English teacher.