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 PhilharmonicMilwaukee 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 MusicChamber 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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292 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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7 Pieces

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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23 Pieces

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

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10 Pieces

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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5 Pieces

PLEASE NOTE: Rights restrictions apply. See below for details. Bill visited the 6th annual Tucson Desert Song Festival for their celebration of “Leonard Bernstein at 100.” George Hanson, artistic director of the festival, welcomed Exploring Music to a week of lectures, workshops, master classes, and sunshine, along with beautiful performances of Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass, and the Kaddish Symphony, featuring a new narration written and performed by the maestro’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein. Celebrate the centennial of an American icon with a week of music from the Tucson Desert Song Festival, in partnership with the Arizona Early Music Society, Arizona Opera, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Ballet Tucson, New York Festival of Song, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, and the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music.

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7 Pieces

Meet all of your fundraising goals with the help of this collection of Exploring Music fundraising programs!

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32 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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23 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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260 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 180901 H3: 2018-09-01 3:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 180902 H4: 2018-09-02 4:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 180902 H3: 2018-09-02 3:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 180902 H2: 2018-09-02 2:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:40
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Episode BN 180902 H1: 2018-09-02 1:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 180902 H0: 2018-09-02 12:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 180901 H8: 2018-09-01 8:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:40
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Episode BN 180901 H6: 2018-09-01 6:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 180901 H5: 2018-09-01 5:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 180901 H4: 2018-09-01 4:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:38