Remembering Rita Jacobs Willens (06/12/1990)

June 9, 2023, 11:00 pm

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(Photo courtesy of WFMT)

In 1951, a young couple named Rita and Bernie Jacobs bought a small Chicago radio station where they could share the classical and arts programming they loved. Studs Terkel joined them within the year and stayed for almost half a century. When Rita died in June 1990, Studs presented this hour of her favorite music and a glimpse into the sounds and spirit of WFMT’s early years.