SOUNDS CLASSICAL | A new weekly series on WFMT hosted by Kristina Lynn and LaRob K. Rafael offers fresh perspectives on classical music sounds | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022 – 8:00 PM

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CHICAGO – November 14, 2022 – WFMT classical radio will premiere a new 60-minute weekly series, SOUNDS CLASSICAL, beginning Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm on 98.7WFMT and streaming on wfmt.com and the WFMT app. In this innovative and immersive radio program, Sounds Classical hosts Kristina Lynn and LaRob K. Rafael present a range of musical works inclusive of …

Navy Pier Hosts WFMT’s Introductions Special

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Free outdoors classical music performances featuring precollegiate Chicago artists CHICAGO – July 14, 2022 – Pier and WFMT announce a dynamic live presentation of WFMT’s Introductions, a weekly classical music showcase for pre-college musicians, Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 am at Navy Pier’s Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park. This free program will feature some of the nation’s most promising young …

Window To The World Communications, Inc. Elects Four New Members To Its Board of Trustees

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CHICAGO – February 8, 2022 – Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, has announced the election of four members of its Board of Trustees, each to 3-year terms.  Jessica G. Adams is a Partner and Vice President of People at Brad’s Deals, an online discount marketplace that is also one of Chicago’s largest …

WFMT 70th ANNIVERSARY DAY OF CELEBRATION

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Chicago classical music radio station WFMT marks 70 years with an all-day musical celebration DECEMBER 13, 2021 – 10 am to 7 pm CHICAGO – November 17, 2021 – WFMT will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Monday, December 13 with a day of exciting performances featuring an impressive roster of special guests. This all-day celebration will air/stream live from Northeastern …

WFMT CLASSICAL NAMES NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR/HOST AND HOST/PRODUCER

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Oliver Camacho – Music Director/Program Host LaRob K. Rafael – Program Host/Producer Chicago, IL – October 11, 2021 – WFMT classical radio announced today that it has named Oliver Camacho as WFMT Music Director and Program Host and LaRob K. Rafael as WFMT Host/Producer. Camacho and Rafael will build on WFMT’s history and reputation for classical music radio excellence in the …

WFMT’s BACH TO SCHOOL Music Donation Program Expanding for 2021

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Collections of recordings, online music subscriptions, and classical instrument sets available free to schools that apply, with more options than ever before CHICAGO – October 7, 2021 – Boomwhackers. Ukuleles. Xylophones. Teacher guides. Classical CD collections and online music subscriptions. All free to Chicago area schools that apply, thanks to Chicago classical radio station WFMT’s popular BACH TO SCHOOL program, …

ANDI LAMOREAUX WFMT’s Longtime Music Director Retiring after 52 Years

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CHICAGO – September 1, 2021 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, this year celebrating its 70th anniversary, is announcing the retirement of longtime Music Director Andrea (Andi) Lamoreaux after 52 years with the organization. Her last day with WFMT will be October 1, 2021. Lamoreaux arrived at WFMT in June 1969, the same month she received a Master of Music …

WFMT’S LIVE SERIES FROM GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS SUMMER

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The Season Kicks Off with an Independence Day Salute  WFMT is excited to announce that its live series from the Grant Park Music Festival is returning in July. The programs, hosted by Dave Schwan, will air on Wednesdays and Friday as indicated below at 6:30 pm, giving listeners a front-row seat to a Chicago summertime institution. Here is WFMT’s program …

WFMT and RAVINIA FESTIVAL partner to broadcast and stream Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Marin Alsop featuring pianist Jorge Federico Osorio as soloist

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Friday, July 9 at 7:45 pm on 98.7FM, wfmt.com, and the WFMT app   Chicago’s classical radio station WFMT and Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival announced today that the two organizations will partner on a special live broadcast and stream of the official Ravinia season opener – a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, led by Ravinia’s Chief Conductor and Curator Marin Alsop. This performance will mark the first major post-pandemic classical music event in the Chicago area presented before …

Window To The World Communications, Inc. Announces Six New Trustees in Fiscal 2020

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Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, has announced six new members of its Board of Trustees, appointed in fiscal 2020: Erin Clifford is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Clifford Law Offices. She provides overall management of strategic business development, such as planning, coordinating, and implementation of marketing and business plans. …