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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16 Pieces

Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, is recognized – both at home and abroad - as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras. Leading the way in ground-breaking programming, on stage and in the community, the LA Phil offers a diverse range of programs that reflect the orchestra’s artistry and demonstrate its vision. This year, the LA Phil celebrates its 100th season.

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14 Pieces

Since its founding in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has continued to be one of the country’s most artistically vibrant and innovative orchestras. This tradition has been enjoyed by millions nationwide since 1971 with the MSO’s radio series – the country’s longest-running national classical radio series. The MSO’s full-time, professional, virtuosic musicians excite listeners with over 140 live concerts across Wisconsin each season. A selection of these are featured on the orchestra’s broadcasts, which feature exclusive behind the scenes and backstage musician commentary.

Caption: James Conlon, Credit: Bonnie Perkinson
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Join James Conlon as he leads us on an exploration of music from a lost generation – works forgotten in the shadows for decades. He will illuminate the stories and legacies of composers including Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Victor Ullmann, and Erwin Schulhoff, in a special program to celebrate this rich, revived musical heritage.

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Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra’s artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects carry its impact throughout American musical life.

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The WFMT Radio Network invites your listeners to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sounds of thirteen new one-hour radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Now in its ninth season, the program has been broadcast across the United States and around the world.

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The WFMT Radio Network is very pleased to announce the syndication of the Spoleto Chamber Music Festival in conjunction with South Carolina ETV Radio. For over 30 years this 13-week series of 1-hour concerts has showcased world-class musicians from the Spoleto Festival USA.

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In celebration of Poetry Month the WFMT Radio Network offers three short programs featuring highlights from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive and new commentary by poet and the former president of The Poetry Foundation Robert Polito.

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is proud to announce details of its 2017-2018 radio series season. The 52 one-hour programs, hosted by Elliott Forrest, feature live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. Programs feature enlightening commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, and the performers.

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Welcome to The Midnight Special, one of the most enduring syndicated folk music radio programs from the WFMT Radio Network. The Midnight Special was established in Chicago on 98.7 WFMT-FM in 1953, and went national in 1971. It has stayed current through decades of change, rich in tradition and history while retaining its timeliness, delighting listeners throughout the world with gentle irreverence or touching them with candid observation.

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The New York Philharmonic welcomes you to the 2018-2019 syndicated radio broadcasts by one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated orchestras!


Latest Pieces

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Episode BN 190930 H8: 2019-09-30 8:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 190930 H7: 2019-09-30 7:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190930 H6: 2019-09-30 6:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:37
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Episode BN 190930 H5: 2019-09-30 5:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190930 H4: 2019-09-30 4:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 190930 H3: 2019-09-30 3:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190930 H2: 2019-09-30 2:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190930 H1: 2019-09-30 1:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190930 H0: 2019-09-30 12:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:38
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Duo to Quartet features a Violin Duo in G by Giovanni Viotti and the much-loved Piano Quartet by Brahms.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:29