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      Chicago’s 98.7WFMT Announces New Host

      CHICAGO -- June 3, 2013 – 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, is pleased to announce the hiring of WFMT’s newest announcer -- Candice Agree.

      Ms. Agree comes with a wealth of experience as a broadcaster in the world of classical music, having served as a host at Sirius Satellite, WQXR in New York City and WETA in Washington, D.C..  She has also been the voice of CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood since 1999 and has served as the host of a syndicated Latin music program called The Spanish Hour for the last three years.

      Ms. Agree’s first day as an official employee will be July 1, 2013.

      "WFMT is a national broadcasting treasure and I'm honored to have the chance to be a part of it,” said Ms. Agree. “While media technologies keep advancing, there is still nothing better than the intimacy of a warm, friendly voice to introduce and share great music.  Radio still does it best, and no one does it better in classical music than WFMT," she added.

      “We are delighted to have a broadcaster of such experience, knowledge and passion to continue the tradition of excellence at WFMT,” said program director Peter van de Graaff.

      Ms. Agree will replace program host George Preston, who leaves WFMT to take over as the general manager of KCME in Colorado Springs, CO. George began at WFMT in March, 2009.


      About 98.7WFMT

      98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, provides the best and broadest selection of classical music and fine arts programming in the country.  A broadcasting force for more than 60 years, the station’s appeal continues to widen.  Via the WFMT Radio Network and WFMT’s enhanced streaming service at wfmt.com/streaming, the station is currently serving the largest audience in the station’s history, with its programming available to a global audience. More information about 98.7WFMT is available at wfmt.com.

      WFMT Contact:
      Julia Maish
      98.7WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network
      (773) 509-5551