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. …

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 …