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: …

Daniel J. Schmidt To Retire as President & CEO of Window To The World Communications, Inc.

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Schmidt joined the organization in August of 1991 as senior vice president of WFMT and The Radio Network, and was later appointed president and CEO of Window To The World Communications, Inc. in July 1998. For 26 years, Schmidt has led the organization’s strategic growth, solidifying its place as one of the most respected PBS member stations and revered classical …

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive receives a $400,000 Digital Programs for the Public Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

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CHICAGO – December 14, 2016 – The Studs Terkel Radio Archive (STRA) and its managing organizations, the WFMT Radio Network (a division of Window to the World Communications, Inc.) and the Chicago History Museum, are pleased to share the news that the National Endowment for the Humanities has selected the STRA as a recipient of a Digital Programs for the Public …

WFMT Radio Network spotlights Jazz with launch of a new national Jazz Network

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CHICAGO – December 12, 2016 — The WFMT Radio Network, the global fine arts radio syndication division of Window to the World Communication, Inc., will be launching several major initiatives to expand its Jazz radio production and syndication in the coming year. The centerpiece of this development is the debut of a newly branded 63-hour a week Jazz Network produced …

WFMT / The WFMT Radio Network’s Relevant Tones and host Seth Boustead are honored with an ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for Radio Broadcast

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WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station and The WFMT Radio Network announced that Relevant Tones and creator/host Seth Boustead have been honored with a 2016 ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Award, “for outstanding print, broadcast, and new media coverage of music.” The winners were selected by a four-person panel from ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).

WFMT Announces Artists-in-Residence for 2017

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CHICAGO – November 16, 2016 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical and arts radio station, today announced that out of 65 groups and individuals who applied, two local ensembles, the KAIA String Quartet and the Kontras Quartet, have been selected for WFMT’s new In Residence program, slated to take place sometime in 2017. Each group will have a three-month residency as part …

WFMT will air Ravinia Festival Gala concert marking the return of Maestro James Levine

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Monday, August 15 at 7:00 pm CHICAGO – August 8, 2016 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, today announced that it will air the Ravinia Festival Women’s Board’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, which marked the long-awaited return to the Ravinia podium of renowned conductor James Levine, leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. This one-time-only broadcast will take place on …

WFMT announces Grant Park Music Festival broadcast schedule for summer 2016

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Eleven live broadcasts, between June 15 and August 17 to air on WFMT, on wfmt.com, and via mobile apps CHICAGO – June 1, 2016 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, today announced its broadcast schedule for Grant Park Music Festival’s 2016 season, from opening night on June 15 through August 17. All broadcasts will begin at 6:30 …