WTTW and WFMT to Address Race in America through Broadcast and Streaming Content and Discussion PEACE & JUSTICE: A WTTW News Special and Community Discussion, Documentaries, Music, and Children’s Programming

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CHICAGO – June 5, 2020 – WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station and WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station announced today that it will present a series of specials, films, and music content focused on race and inequity in America. “This has been a painful week for the black community, and for our city and country,” said Sandra Cordova Micek, President and CEO …

Rich Warren retiring as host of WFMT’s The Midnight Special Marilyn Rea Beyer to take over as host on August 1, 2020

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WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, announced today that longtime program host Rich Warren will retire as host of WFMT’s weekly Saturday evening series THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, a position he has held since 1983. His final program as host will be on July 25, 2020, and Marilyn Rea Beyer will commence hosting The Midnight Special on August 1, 2020. Warren will …

Window To The World Communications, Inc. Names David C. Blowers Board of Trustees Chair

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Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent of WTTW and WFMT, announced today that current trustee and Vice Chair David C. Blowers has been selected to serve as Chair of the WTTW | WFMT Board of Trustees for a two-year renewable term effective July 1, 2020. He succeeds 2014-2020 Chair James W. Mabie.  Blowers has served as an active …

New Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series to Launch on WFMT on April 7: From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice

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Featured Programs—Selected by Riccardo Muti—include  CSO Concert Programs, CSO Resound Recordings and Performances  from the Rosenthal Archives Tuesday Evening Series Represents Cultural and Community Partnership between Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and WFMT,  Chicago’s Classical Music Station   CHICAGO – April 2, 2020 – The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) and WFMT (Chicago’s Classical Music Station) announce the launch of a six-program Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) radio broadcast series set to begin on Tuesday, April 7 …

MATH IN MUSIC: WFMT’s New Digital Series to launch on PI Day

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WFMT’s New Digital Series to launch on PI Day March 14, 2020 at wfmt.com/mathinmusic CHICAGO, IL – February 21, 2020 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, announces a new digital series, MATH IN MUSIC, written and hosted by mathematician, author, and pianist Dr. Eugenia Cheng, Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute  of Chicago, whose stated goal …

WFMT to Premiere Two New Saturday Morning Programs for Kids and Families

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SATURDAY MORNING LISTENER’S CHOICE and SOUNDTRACK Begins January 4 at 8:00 am and 9:00 am on 98.7WFMT, wfmt.com/listen, and the WFMT app CHICAGO, IL – December 16, 2019 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, kicks off the new decade with two new Saturday morning programs beginning January 4, 2020: SATURDAY MORNING LISTENER’S CHOICE and SOUNDTRACK. Saturday Morning Listener’s Choice is …

Live on Memorial Day from Theater on the Lake

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Monday, May 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on 98.7WFMT, wfmt.com, and Facebook CHICAGO, IL – May 1, 2019 – Classical WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, has announced that it will kick off the summer with its second annual WFMT Beach Party on Memorial Day – Monday, May 27 – at the outdoor grotto just south of Theater on …

Window To The World Communications, Inc. Names George Preston WFMT Vice President and General Manager

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CHICAGO, IL – January 22, 2019 – Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com, announced today that president and CEO Sandra Cordova Micek has selected George Preston for the position of vice president and general manager of WFMT effective March 1, 2019. Preston will be responsible for strategic programming, production, fundraising, broadcasting operations, and …

Window To The World Communications, Inc. Names Timothy Russell Vice President of Community Engagement

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CHICAGO, IL – November 26, 2018 – Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, announced that Timothy Russell will fill the position of Vice President of Community Engagement, effective today. In this new role, Russell will be responsible for crafting and executing community engagement activities for the organization. He was previously Chief Global Diversity …

WFMT’s Introductions Celebrates 10 Years at Youth Arts Showcase in Millennium Park

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CHICAGO – Sept. 21, 2018 – Classical WFMT, Chicago’s classical music radio station, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Introductions program with a live broadcast from the Youth Arts Showcase Fest (YAS!) on Saturday, Sept. 22, 11:00 a.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Introductions host and producer Michael San Gabino will emcee the event featuring the …