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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Today a footnote in a history full, mostly, of Italian, German and French names, there were Latin American composers that were considered mega-star...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we feature the music of American composer, Jennifer Higdon.

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
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The romantic quality of Spain is embedded in many of the compositions to come out of the country, especially for the piano. Host, Elbio Barilari, ...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we will hear wonderful recordings made by the great violinist and founder of the Israel Philharmonic, Bronislaw Huberman.

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
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The Chicago Latino Music Festival is one of the largest classical music festivals to feature Latino music. Every year they feature world class per...

  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week we hear the great English conductor Hamilton Harty with recordings created in the 1920 and 1930s.

  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
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The Chicago Latino Music Festival is one of the largest classical music festivals to feature Latino music. Every year they feature world class per...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
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This week we hear American soprano Helen Boatwright in excerpts from Verdi’s Requiem, songs by Ives and Bacon, and Strauss’ Four Last Songs.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Just as Joaquín Rodrigo’s music has been overshadowed by the extraordinary success of Concerto de Aranjuez, the composer Blas Galindo has experienc...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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Portugal, once one of the mightiest nations in the world, can boast of an amazing musical treasure. From the Medieval Period to the present, Portug...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:29