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Press Releases

July 22, 2014
The Studs Terkel Radio Archive is awarded $60,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

June 4, 2014
98.7WFMT Announces Summer Music Festival Broadcast Schedule

May 7, 2014
WFMT Radio Network partners with PRX in Comprehensive Distribution Agreement

April 30, 2014
Window to the World, parent company of WTTW11/98.7WFMT, names James W. Mabie Chairman of its Board of Trustees

April 17, 2014
98.7WFMT Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grants

February 24, 2014
The Crown Family makes a major gift to WTTW and WFMT in honor of Renée Crown

January 6, 2014
Window To The World, Parent Company of WTTW11/98.7WFMT, Names JILL BRITTON SVP & Chief Development Officer

December 5, 2013
98.7WFMT names DAVID POLK Program Director

July 15, 2013
Chicago’s 98.7WFMT Announces New Host. Suzanne Nance to join the classical and fine arts radio station’s announcing team on October 1.

June 13, 2013
Window to the World, Parent Company of WTTW11/98.7WFMT, Names Marci Kaminsky to Its Board of Trustee

June 3, 2013
Chicago’s 98.7WFMT Announces New Host: Candice Agree

May 10, 2013

January 7, 2013

June 6, 2012
Chicago's Classical Radio Station 98.7WFMT to broadcast MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO

March 7, 2012
98.7WFMT to Launch Contemporary Music Series Relevant Tones

December 12, 2011
Window to the World Communications Elects Four New Members to Its Board of Trustees

February 9, 2010
98.7WFMT to air new documentary: Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Path to Eternity

July 15, 2009
WFMT's Studs Terkel: Montage of a Life wins Gold World Medal and Grand Award from the New York Festivals

May 5, 2009
The Art of the Cantor

March 9, 2009
98.7WFMT Welcomes New Program Host

January 14, 2009
98.7WFMT to Broadcast SpecialInauguration Day Programming

December 5, 2008
98.7WFMT and Motorola Foundation Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial with Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered - Motorola Grant Program Awards WFMT $25,000 to produce new radio series.

November 21, 2008
98.7WFMT presents: Artur Rodzinski – A Perfectionist's Legacy, a special documentary memoir of a remarkable conductor, 50 years after his death.

September 26, 2008
The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts resume this Saturday, September 27, starting at 5:45 p.m. with MANON by Jules Massenet, starring Natalie Dessay and Jonas Kaufmann!

September 8, 2008
The New York Philharmonic Announces Fifth Season of National Radio Broadcast Series, The New York Philharmonic This Week!

July 23, 2008
98.7WFMT Senior Vice President and General Manger Steve Robinson promoted to Executive Vice President for Radio and Project Development

June 27, 2008
Exploring Music's Bill McGlaughlin in Performance in Chicago with the Grant Park Music Festival on July 2 and 5

March 24, 2008
Introductions: 98.7WFMT to Debut New Series Focusing on Local Young Musicians

March 15, 2008
Live from Quebec City - A 400th Anniversary Celebration

February 22, 2008
98.7WFMT to Broadcast Momentous New York Philharmonic Concert from Pyongyang, North Korea

February 21, 2008
WFMT's Rich Warren Named Broadcaster of the Year by the North American Folk Alliance

October 29, 2007
Voices: A Collection of Illinois Stories radio series features voices of the state's youth, scholars, artists, migrant workers and musicians

October 2, 2007
Chicago's WFMT Radio Network Begins International Distribution of Nashville Symphony's American Encores Radio Series

September 28, 2007
The New York Philharmonic announces fourth season of national radio broadcast series The New York Philharmonic This Week

September 14, 2007
98.7WFMT Presents New Web Streaming Service

May 10, 2007
WFMT Radio Network to Syndicate The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts to 290 Markets

May 7, 2007
98.7WFMT Celebrates Studs Terkel’s 95th Birthday on May 16

May 2, 2007
98.7WFMT to Profile Country’s Top Arts Education Program

April 27, 2007
98.7WFMT Pays Tribute to Cellist, Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich

February 2, 2007
The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts continue on 98.7WFMT with Lyric Opera of Chicago's live opening-night performance of Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on Saturday, February 10 at 7:15 pm and live third performance of Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc Friday, February 23 at 7:15 pm

January 22, 2007
New York Philharmonic Announces Details of National Weekly Radio Broadcasts, The New York Philharmonic This Week, For March 2007

December 19, 2006
98.7WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network Unveil New Radio Series Lyon & Healy Presents: The Glory Of The Harp

December 14, 2006
The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts continue Friday, December 15 at 7:15 pm on 98.7WFMT with Lyric Opera of Chicago's live opening-night performance of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Jr.

November 30, 2006
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Major Radio And Recording Initiatives

October 18, 2006
Live opening-night broadcast of Lyric Opera of Chicago's Salome begins