The WFMT Radio Network

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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 Neil Tesser, Dee Alexander, Dave Schwan, and John Hill, 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.

Series

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308 Pieces

Beethoven Network provides one-hour modules of classical music, culled from WFMT’s extensive library of more than 85,000 recordings. The service was originally designed to help public radio stations expand their local operation and improve the quality of late night programming

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Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, the fifth season of Carnegie Hall Live! features some of the world’s best performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to solo recitals to orchestral performances. The season kicks off with the Opening Night Gala concert by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Alan Gilbert and featuring guest soloist Evgeny Kissin in a rousing performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23. Other highlights in the specially-curated series include concerts by the Vienna Philharmonic and Berliner Philharmoniker; recitals by stars such as pianist Yuja Wang; and the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing the New York premiere of a new work by John Adams.

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Hailed as the number one US Orchestra by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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83 Pieces

The series includes a broad range of orchestral, vocal, chamber and solo-instrumental music.

Caption: Sara Schneider, host of Early Music Now, Credit: Abell Photography
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Early Music Now with Sara Schneider is a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque: from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals, dances, and consort music to magnificent baroque cantatas and keyboard music.

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Exploring Music fundraiser for 2016.

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41 Pieces

Now in its 12th year, Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is a creative exploration of classical music and other genres. Each week’s programs are unified by compositions that share a central theme, which might be a composer, a period of history, or a musical form.

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77 Pieces

Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners.

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13 Pieces

Presented every two years and based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is internationally recognized as North America’s finest piano music festival.

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400 Pieces

The Jazz Network is the preeminent hosted Jazz music service heard on over 270 outlets nationwide.


Latest Pieces

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Episode BN 180525 H2: 2018-05-25 2:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 180525 H1: 2018-05-25 1:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 180525 H0: 2018-05-25 12:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 180524 H7: 2018-05-24 7:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: May 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:38
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Sir András Schiff leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Bartók's Divertimento for String Orchestra. Later, Sir András then joins the performance ...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:29
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Mitsuko Uchida plays Beethoven's gripping Piano Concerto No. 3 in this week's Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Riccardo Muti. Other works ...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
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Episode JN 180617 H2_Dee: 2018-06-17 2:00 AM of Jazz Network

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode JN 180617 H8_John: 2018-06-17 8:00 AM of Jazz Network

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode JN 180617 H7_John: 2018-06-17 7:00 AM of Jazz Network

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode JN 180617 H6_John: 2018-06-17 6:00 AM of Jazz Network

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:38