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; and Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari, focusing on the classical music of South America, Spain and Portugal.

And look to the WFMT Radio Network for full seasons of opera from such distinguished 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 Early Music NowChamber 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 Dee Alexander, Dave Schwan, John Hill, and Leslie Keros 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 Estlin Usher, Station Relations Manager, (773) 279-2112.

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Caption: Nathan J. Laube, organist, Credit: 2007, Richard Alexander
4 Pieces

Pipe organs have been seen as old relics or museum pieces; but every pipe organ has a story, and they are a reflection of their time, place, and function. In All the Stops, internationally renowned concert organist and educator Nathan Laube shares his passion for these living and breathing instruments. Join Nathan as he takes you around the world and performs the organ’s finest repertoire on magnificent instruments throughout Germany, France, Slovenia and Croatia, and the United States.In four, two-hour programs, discover the pipe organ's fascinating history and stunning music on All the Stops.

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298 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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6 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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86 Pieces

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

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43 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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7 Pieces

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

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25 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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81 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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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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237 Pieces

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


Latest Pieces

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One of the greatest living pianists, Martha Argerich’s career has brought her from Argentina to around the world. Fiesta pays tribute to this pian...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week is the third in a series of four programs featuring the great American pianist William Kapell, including works by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Sch...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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It is known that soccer (or fútbol, as it is called in Spanish) constitutes an important element of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese identity...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week is the second in a series of four programs featuring the great American pianist William Kapell, including works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy,...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The sonata is a musical term in use for almost four centuries, and Latin American composers have cultivated this venerable form. Fiesta features an...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week is the first in a series of four programs featuring the great American pianist William Kapell, including works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Though it is not the most prominent instrument in classical music, the saxophone is versatile and powerful. And many Latin American composers have ...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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Join host, Elbio Barilari, as he takes you on a musical tour of Latin American concert music. Featuring some of the greatest music written for the ...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week we dedicate the entire program to the music of Japanese composer Akira Ifukube.

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week we hear music from various Armenian composers beyond Khachaturian, including composers Babajanian, Arutunian, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Hovhannes...

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30