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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53 Pieces

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!

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The WFMT Radio Network is proud to make the Opera Series available to our affiliates. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series is designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, beginning the week after the Met ends and ending the week before the new season of the Met Broadcasts begin. Opera companies that are featured in this series include Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, and more.


Latest Pieces

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Episode BN 190629 H8: 2019-06-29 8:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190629 H7: 2019-06-29 7:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 190629 H6: 2019-06-29 6:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190629 H5: 2019-06-29 5:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190629 H4: 2019-06-29 4:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190629 H3: 2019-06-29 3:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190629 H2: 2019-06-29 2:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190629 H1: 2019-06-29 1:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39
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Episode BN 190629 H0: 2019-06-29 12:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:38
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Episode BN 190628 H8: 2019-06-28 8:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:39