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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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A sampling of recent Music at the Forefront concerts, featuring three of contemporary music's brightest young stars.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:57
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Highlights from composer/performer Paul Dresher's residency at the 2014 BGSU New Music Festival.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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A visit with composers and performers from the United Kingdom and Ireland that have BGSU connections.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we feature the brief career of the great Italian soprano, Anita Cerquetti.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:29
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Modern works inspired by Mozart, including Timo Andres' newly composed left hand for the Coronation Piano Concerto –a part left blank in the origi...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Composers known for only a single work – and some of their other music. Music by composer such as Sinding, Alfven, Grofe, Glinka, Weinberger, Sjobe...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:32
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Over the coming weeks, Jascha Horenstein will conduct all of the Mahler symphonies. This week we hear Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.

  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:01

  • Added: Jan 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 22
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Marriage Made in Vermont

Bought by KMUN, WMNR, WABE, Vermont Public Radio, WMUK and more


  • Added: Jan 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 22

  • Added: Jan 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 22
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A program inspired by the 2012 BGSU residency of new music group Alarm Will Sound, with commentary from conductor/founder Alan Pierson; keyboardist...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the coming weeks, Jascha Horenstein will conduct all of the Mahler symphonies. This week we hear Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:52

  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 22
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This one-hour radio program traces the creation of composer Jimmy López’ opera Bel Canto, a Lyric Opera of Chicago commission premiered in the 2015...

Bought by KMUN, WMUK, KENW, WXXI, WABE and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Over the coming weeks, Jascha Horenstein will conduct all of the Mahler symphonies. This week we hear Mahler's Symphony No. 8.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:03
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A live concert program drawn from the last few New Music Festivals at Bowling Green State University.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Over the coming weeks, Jascha Horenstein will conduct all of the Mahler symphonies. This week we hear Mahler's Symphony No. 7.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:34
Caption: Pierre Boulez, Credit: New York Philharmonic Archives
Critic at large, Andrew Patner shares an exclusive interview from 2009 with the legendary Pierre Boulez, Helen Regenstein conductor emeritus of th...

Bought by WDPR, KOWS, KDX, KGUA, KUAF Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:52
  • Purchases: 14
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We "Go Blue" with works by composers on faculty at the University of Michigan.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00