Remembering Rita Jacobs Willens (06/12/1990)

June 26, 2020, 11:00 pm

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(Photo courtesy of WFMT)

In 1951, Rita Jacobs and her husband Bernie launched WFMT as a small, classical and fine arts radio station. Studs Terkel joined them within the year and stayed for almost half a century.  When Rita died, in 1990, Studs presented this hour of her favorite music, and a glimpse into the sounds and spirit of WFMT’s early years, which she influenced so enduringly.