Engaging. Classical. Chicago.

Chicago's Only Classical Radio Station

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Welcome to WFMT

WFMT is dedicated to presenting the best of classical music and fine arts programming to the widest audience possible, with a format that’s been perfected over 65 years of broadcasting.

98.7WFMT and The WFMT Radio Networks showcase the full spectrum of classical music—including a variety of live broadcasts—to our highly engaged listeners in Chicago and around the world.

WFMT reaches more than 500,000 weekly listeners, who enjoy discovering new music, exploring new and established artists, and broadening their personal horizons.

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Reaching Culturally Curious Arts Fans

WFMT creates a strong, meaningful connection between your organization and our listeners: the most educated, influential, culturally literate, and community-minded audience in Chicago.

Active in the Arts

4 times more likely to attend opera performances, twice as likely to go to a museum, 81% more likely to attend a dance performance, 71% more likely to go to a live theater performance.

Well-Educated

61% have earned a college degree or higher

Vital and Engaged

During the most recent Membership Drive, WFMT received more than 7,000 phone calls and raised $1.2 million from listeners in more than 20 states and 7 countries. These are listeners who support the advertisers that support their favorite — and often their only — radio station!

Travelers

65% flew domestically in the past year; 36% traveled abroad in the past three years

Dining

40% more likely to dine out

Affluent

64% more likely to have a household income of $250,000+, twice as likely to have a net worth of $1,000,000+

Uncluttered

WFMT has fewer commercials per hour than any radio station in Chicago, ensuring your message is heard, retained, and then acted upon.

Source: Nielsen Audio September 2015 – June 2016 Average Cume, Limelight Streams, MRI Doublebase 2015.

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Global Reach Across Multiple Platforms

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98.7FM in Chicago

265,817 unique listeners each week over live air broadcast

Anywhere in the world

350,000 live streams each week at wfmt.com

Take Us with You

Everywhere you go via WFMT mobile app on Android and iOS

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Programs

WFMT provides the best and broadest selection of classical music and fine arts programming. From our regular local programs featuring popular WFMT hosts and producers to special live concerts and events to series that have national and global reach. Complete list of programs.

Currently Broadcasting

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ravinia Festival
Grant Park Music Festival live from Millennium Park
Lyric Opera of Chicago Live Opening Nights
Metropolitan Opera live from Lincoln Center

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Carnegie Hall Live
Exploring Music
Studs Terkel Radio Archive

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WFMT Studios
5400 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
773-279-2101
www.wfmt.com