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Mad About Music

Genre: Classical
Length: 58:30 minutes
Frequency: 52 weeks
DELIVERY TYPE: ContentDepot File transfer and CD

Executive Producer/Host: Gilbert Kaplan
Producers: Heidi Bryson and Marcela Silva

The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to announce our offering of one-hour series of Mad About Music with host, Gilbert Kaplan.

For more than 10 years Mad About Music has delved into the musical heart of some of the world’s most celebrated and influential personalities. Originally airing in New York on WNYC and WQXR, Mad About Music will be syndicated for broadcast starting April 1, 2014.

The guest list for the show features 52 outstanding personalities including Jimmy Carter; Alan Alda, Valery Gergiev, Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Lionel Barber, Isaac Mizrahi, Tom Brokaw, Renee Fleming, Philippe de Montebello, Will Shortz, Antonin Scalia and Patrick Stewart.

Created and hosted by Gilbert Kaplan, Mad About Music’s format is part interview, part musical performance. Internationally famous guests select five key musical works and discuss why those pieces are important to them. The interviews are always personal–and often humorous—as some of the world’s most famous people reveal aspects of their personalities largely unknown to the public.

“Gilbert Kaplan is an ideal host for Mad About Music combining considerable interviewing skills with a grand passion for music,” said WNYC/WQXR radio president and CEO Laura Walker.

Mad About Music is available free of charge to all stations for 1 broadcast each week!

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Tony Macaluso at 773-279-2114, email:, Estlin Usher at 773-279-2112, email:, or David Sims at 773-279-2027, email: