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 …

WFMT Program Director DAVID POLK named to the first-ever “Crain’s Chicago Business” Notable LGBTQ Executives List

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CHICAGO – August 28, 2018 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical music radio station, announced today that its Program Director DAVID POLK, 35, has been named to the first-ever Crain’s Chicago Business Notable LGBTQ Executives List. According to Crain’s, honorees “must be based in the Chicago area, serve in a senior role (within three levels of their CEO), hold a leadership position …

WFMT names Dennis Moore new Morning Program Host, Maggie Clennon Reberg to host weekend mornings and weekday late evenings

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CHICAGO – July 23, 2018 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical music radio station, announced today that weekend morning host Dennis Moore has been named the new host of its weekday Morning Program, starting on Monday, August 6. He is taking over from the departing Carl Grapentine, who held that position for 22 years. WFMT host Maggie Clennon Reberg will move from …

Window To The World Communications, Inc. Names Sandra Cordova Micek as President & CEO

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CHICAGO, IL – April 26, 2018 – Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, announced today that its Board of Trustees has selected Sandra Cordova Micek for the position of president and chief executive officer effective May 1, 2018. Micek will be responsible for all strategic, financial, operating and development activities of the organization. …

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive Available to General Public on May 16, 2018

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The Studs Terkel Radio Archive, one of the world’s great spoken-word collections, consisting of more than 5,600 programs in various genres created at Terkel’s hometown fine arts radio station WFMT in Chicago between 1952 and 1997, will become available to the general public on what would have been Terkel’s 106th birthday, May 16, 2018. The Studs Terkel Radio Archive (STRA) …

WFMT announces the upcoming retirement of longtime Morning Program host CARL GRAPENTINE

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CHICAGO – February 20, 2018 – Classical WFMT, Chicago’s classical music radio station, today announced that longtime Morning Program host CARL GRAPENTINE, 69, will retire this summer from full-time employment at WFMT. His last day as a regular host will be July 27, but he will continue to work on special projects for the station. “It’s time,” said Carl. “46 …

WTTW and WFMT Announce Imagining More Campaign

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Window to the World Communications, Inc., parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, has announced the public launch of the Imagining More campaign. The purpose of the capacity-building campaign is to strengthen the organization and increase its flexibility in an evolving media environment. The Imagining More campaign will reach the audience of Window to the World Communications on all its platforms: …