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The WFMT Radio Network

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Description

The WFMT Radio Network creates, seeks out, and distributes radio programs of importance, depth and beauty to stations serving audiences across the United States and around the world. In addition to syndicating concerts by such renowned orchestras as the Chicago Symphony OrchestraNew York Philharmonic,Milwaukee Symphony OrchestraLos Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, the WFMT Radio Network also makes available signature WFMT shows like Midnight Special with host Rich Warren; Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlinCollector’s Corner with Henry Fogel; Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari, focusing on the classical music of South America, Spain and Portugal; and Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, exploring contemporary music in the classical tradition.

And look to the WFMT Radio Network for full seasons of opera from such distinguished American companies as Lyric Opera of ChicagoLos Angeles Opera On-Air, and San Francisco Opera. We are also an important source for early music, chamber music, jazz and folk, with shows like Millennium of Music,Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Our two celebrated overnight-format satellite services, the classical Beethoven Network with Peter Van De Graff, and Jazz Network with Greg Bridges and Lee Thomas, are recognized as leaders in their field. The music selections are balanced, sophisticated and engaging.

WFMT Radio Network programs have received every major broadcasting award and honor, including the George Foster Peabody Award, Prix Italia and Major Armstrong Award. In its mission to provide highly affordable programming of the highest quality, the WFMT Radio Network brings the best to the world.

Become a WFMT Radio Network Affiliate

The WFMT Radio Network invites stations everywhere to become WFMT Radio Network Affiliates. In addition to access to our high quality, affordable programming, affiliates receive dedicated service from network relations and distribution staff members that understand your needs, regardless of your station’s size or budget. For more information, please call Tony Macaluso, Director of Syndication, (773) 279-2114, or Estlin Usher, Station Relations Manager, (773) 279-2112.

Pieces

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Shanghai Spring is an 8-part radio series that will take you to one of the most bustling and vibrant cities of the world today and give you a front...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 54:31
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In a program that celebrates the rich vocal traditions of Maori and American Indian singers, we’ll hear selections performed by Kiri Te Kanawa, Cha...

Bought by KWMR, CFBX, Moab Public Radio, KENW, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:31
  • Purchases: 29
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In a dynamic musical exchange, our guide Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate travels to New Zealand to meet up with contemporary Maori ...

Bought by KWMR, CFBX, Moab Public Radio, KENW, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 29
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For American Indian and Maori composers, the sound of traditional instruments has been a potent source of inspiration. Whether played by Sioux, Com...

Bought by KWMR, CFBX, Moab Public Radio, KENW, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 30
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Composers from Vivaldi to Beethoven to Bartok have created music inspired by the natural world. As our world becomes ever more urbanized, composers...

Bought by KWMR, CFBX, Moab Public Radio, KENW, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 30
Caption: Oliver Sacks
On December 4, 1985 Studs sat down with famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. Although the interview was supposed to center on his newest publ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP, KVNF, and KGNU


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 01:22:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Sir Gilbert Levine gathered orchestras and choruses from America and Europe to the stage of Washington, DC’s DAR Constitution Hall on the occasion ...

Bought by WDPR, KMUN, Spokane Public Radio, Lower Cape Communications, KGUA and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 24
Caption: Sybil Leek, Credit: <a href="http://covenantofrhiannon.org/sybilleek.htm">Covenant of Rhiannon</a>
In 1966 Studs Terkel sat down with witch, astrologer, psychic and author Sybil Leek. Join us for this except from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive w...

Bought by KZYX, KRZA, New Hampshire Public Radio, KSFR, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 07:22
  • Purchases: 5
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Generic promos available for WFMT Radio Network programming.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, WOSU, Delmarva Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, KHCC and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Roger Ebert, world renowned film critic, journalist, screen writer and social commentator passed away on April 4, 2013 at the age of 70. The WFMT ...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:07:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ruby Dee, c. 1960, Credit: John Springer Collection/Corbis
Ruby Dee, actress, writer and activist died on June 12 at the age of 91. The WFMT Radio Network is offering this excerpt of Ruby Dee speaking with ...

Bought by PRX Remix and KGNU


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Maya Angelou discusses growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, and early adulthood experiences as recounted in her recently released autobiography I Know W...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KMUZ, WCAI / WNAN, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:04:47
  • Purchases: 25
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Born to Live is Studs Terkel’s remarkable Prix Italia-winning audio collage program (produced with Jim Unrath) that first aired in 1962 and serves ...

Bought by WCQS, WCAI / WNAN, WTJU, WRIR, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 56:45
  • Purchases: 6
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Episode #3 travels into the realm of memory as Howard Nemerov and Gwendolyn Brooks read poems about childhood and the fleeting nature of time.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KGOU, XRAY.fm, WTJU, KYRS and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 14:20
  • Purchases: 8
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Episode #2 takes listeners on several poetry journeys: to Africa with James Baldwin and on an interplanetary rocket-poem trip with Allen Ginsberg a...

Bought by KRZA, Troy Public Radio, WABE, XRAY.fm, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 21:26
  • Purchases: 10
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Beethoven Network provides one-hour modules of classical music, culled from WFMT’s extensive library of more than 85,000 recordings. The service w...

Bought by Northwest Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:40
  • Purchases: 3
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Episode #1 explores how poetry enables people to channel the voices of others and features excerpts from Studs Terkel’s interviews with Elma Stucke...

Bought by KALW, Troy Public Radio, KGOU, XRAY.fm, KYRS and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 15:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Studs Terkel interviews Pete Seeger on the culture of folk music. Includes one hour interview and 7 breakout segments from the interview by Studs T...

Bought by KZYX, XRAY.fm, WMMT, KFAI, Radio Newark and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:04:39
  • Purchases: 8