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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380 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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48 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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85 Pieces

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

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Three conversations from the Studs Terkel archive featuring the late John Prine.

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57 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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8 Pieces

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

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55 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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126 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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Holiday Specials from the WFMT Radio Network

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1472 Pieces

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


Latest Pieces

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This week we hear a program dedicated to French music, including works by Berlioz, Ravel, and Debussy.

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"Italian Evolution" features a charming Vivaldi mandolin concerto, Verdi's only string quartet, and a virtuoso performance of Bach's mighty Second ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2021
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The centerpiece of this week's show is a recent release of airs de cour based on the poetry of 17th century woman of letters Henriette de Coligny. ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2021
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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has inspired music in the Latin America culture throughout history. Often confused with Halloween in Ameri...

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler's deeply personal Ninth Symphony.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:29
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Episode BO 211103 H6: 2021-11-03 6:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:40
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Episode BO 211102 H4: 2021-11-02 4:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
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Episode BO 211101 H6: 2021-11-01 6:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:40
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Episode BO 211101 H4: 2021-11-01 4:00 AM of Beethoven Network

  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:41