WFMT celebrates Cinema in February 2016 with ‘The Film Score,’ a daily feature by Chicago Tribune Film Critic Michael Phillips, and an “Audio Film Festival” during Oscar® Weekend

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CHICAGO – January 28, 2016 – Throughout the month of February 2016 leading up to this year’s Academy Awards®, WFMT will explore the relationship between music and the silver screen, including a new daily feature, The Film Score with Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, beginning on Monday, February 1. The Film Score will air weekdays at 10:00 am and …

WFMT celebrates ARTS MONTH Fridays in January 2016: A four-week exploration of the connection between music, the visual arts, literature, theater, and dance

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CHICAGO – January 8, 2016 – WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, will devote four Fridays in January 2016 to the relationship between music and other art forms, such as painting, poetry, and dance. What music has inspired great visual, dramatic, and literary artists of the past and present? WFMT hosts and producers explore these topics and others …

WFMT to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice RUTH BADER GINSBURG as Guest Host on Monday, September 21

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WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, will welcome a very special guest on the morning of Monday, September 21: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg’s son James runs Cedille Records, Chicago’s nonprofit classical label. Starting at 10:00 am, Justice Ginsburg will join WFMT’s midday program host Lisa Flynn live in the broadcast booth …

WFMT Presents a Eleven-Concert Series: THE BACH KEYBOARD FESTIVAL

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Inspired by the success of last season’s Bach Organ Project, WFMT presents The Bach Keyboard Festival — all of Bach’s keyboard music in eleven live concert events from September 18 through November 1. Featured are more than 70 pianists and harpsichordists from Chicago and beyond, including Jory Vinikour, Lara Downes, David Schrader, Winston Choi, Stephen Alltop, Adam Neiman, Ariella Mak-Neiman, Anthony …

WFMT, Chicago’s Classical and Fine Arts Radio Station, Names CANDICE AGREE Afternoon Drive Host

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WFMT, Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, located at 98.7FM and wfmt.com, has named CANDICE AGREE as afternoon drive time host.   She will be heard weekdays 4:00-7:00 p.m. starting in early September.  Ms. Agree has served as the station’s weekend morning host since fall 2013. Suzanne Nance, WFMT’s current afternoon drive host, is leaving the station to become program …