WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, located at 98.7FM and wfmt.com, has named CANDICE AGREE as afternoon drive time host. She will be heard weekdays 4:00-7:00 p.m. starting in early September. Ms. Agree has served as the station’s weekend morning host since fall 2013.
Suzanne Nance, WFMT’s current afternoon drive host, is leaving the station to become program director at KQAC in Portland, OR. Her final broadcast at WFMT will be on August 7.
“Candice has done a stellar job during her two years with the station, and we’re excited to bring her warm personality and sophisticated musical sensibility to audiences each weekday,” said WFMT Program Director David Polk. “We wish Suzanne nothing but the best as she begins her new adventure in Portland.”
Ms. Agree joined WFMT in July 2013. In addition to her weekend shows, she also produces and hosts Baroque&Before with Candice Agree, WFMT’s weekly early music program launched in January 2014, which airs Thursday nights at 10:00 pm. She also has served as host of WFMT’s live broadcasts of Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble First Mondays recitals at Preston Bradley Hall and the NEIU Jewel Box Series.
“I love Chicago and the extraordinary listeners and supporters of WFMT,” Ms. Agree said. “I’m really pleased to get the opportunity to spend more time with them.”
Before joining WFMT, Ms. Agree spent 14 years as an announcer at New York’s classical music station WQXR. She has also been a classical music host at WNCN in New York, WETA in Washington, D.C., WDAV in Charlotte, N.C., and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Six million television viewers also hear Ms. Agree every weekend as the off-camera announcer for CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. An experienced voiceover artist, she’s been heard on numerous television commercials and promos, radio spots, industrial videos, documentaries, and audio books.
After studying at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., Ms. Agree graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Russian. Listeners can follow her on Twitter @voicecandy and on Facebook.
WFMT is one of the nation’s most respected classical music radio stations, reaching an audience of 240,000 monthly local listeners and an ever-increasing international audience at wfmt.com/streaming. WFMT showcases superlative programs, concerts, and live events you cannot hear anywhere else – broadcasts from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and many more. The WFMT Radio Network is a leading producer and syndicator of a diverse selection of outstanding musical series, including Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin, the Beethoven Network, and the Jazz Network. Connect with WFMT on Facebook and Twitter.