The WFMT Radio Network

StationAccount image

The WFMT Radio Network creates, seeks out, and distributes radio programs of importance, depth and beauty to stations serving audiences across the United States and around the world. In addition to syndicating concerts by such renowned orchestras as the Chicago Symphony OrchestraNew York PhilharmonicMilwaukee Symphony OrchestraLos Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, the WFMT Radio Network also makes available signature WFMT shows like Midnight Special with host Rich Warren; Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlinCollector’s Corner with Henry Fogel; Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari, focusing on the classical music of South America, Spain and Portugal; and Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, exploring contemporary music in the classical tradition.

And look to the WFMT Radio Network for full seasons of opera from such distinguished American companies as Lyric Opera of ChicagoLos Angeles Opera On-Air, and San Francisco Opera. We are also an important source for early music, chamber music, jazz and folk, with shows like Millennium of MusicChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Our two celebrated overnight-format satellite services, the classical Beethoven Network with Peter Van De Graff, and Jazz Network with Neil Tesser, Dee Alexander, Dave Schwan, and John Hill, are recognized as leaders in their field. The music selections are balanced, sophisticated and engaging.

WFMT Radio Network programs have received every major broadcasting award and honor, including the George Foster Peabody Award, Prix Italia and Major Armstrong Award. In its mission to provide highly affordable programming of the highest quality, the WFMT Radio Network brings the best to the world.

Become a WFMT Radio Network Affiliate

The WFMT Radio Network invites stations everywhere to become WFMT Radio Network Affiliates. In addition to access to our high quality, affordable programming, affiliates receive dedicated service from network relations and distribution staff members that understand your needs, regardless of your station’s size or budget. For more information, please call Tony Macaluso, Director of Syndication, (773) 279-2114, or Estlin Usher, Station Relations Manager, (773) 279-2112.

Series

Series image
197 Pieces

Beethoven Network provides one-hour modules of classical music, culled from WFMT’s extensive library of more than 85,000 recordings. The service was originally designed to help public radio stations expand their local operation and improve the quality of late night programming

Series image
8 Pieces

Hailed as the number one US Orchestra by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Series image
30 Pieces

The series includes a broad range of orchestral, vocal, chamber and solo-instrumental music.

Series image
15 Pieces

Early Music Now with Sara Schneider is a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque: from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals, dances, and consort music to magnificent baroque cantatas and keyboard music.

Series image
7 Pieces

Meet all of your fundraising goals with the help of this collection of Exploring Music fundraising programs!

Series image
33 Pieces

Now in its 12th year, Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is a creative exploration of classical music and other genres. Each week’s programs are unified by compositions that share a central theme, which might be a composer, a period of history, or a musical form.

Series image
27 Pieces

Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners.

Series image
13 Pieces

Presented every two years and based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is internationally recognized as North America’s finest piano music festival.

Series image
276 Pieces

The Jazz Network is the preeminent hosted Jazz music service heard on over 270 outlets nationwide.

Series image
13 Pieces

New Music from Bowling Green is a radio series devoted to living American composers and their works.


Latest Pieces

Piece image
On this program of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, mandolinist Avi Avital performs Vivaldi's Manolin Concerto in C Major as well as Bach's Mandolin...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: :00
Piece image
Conducter Edo de Waart returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to lead them in Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D Major with horn soloist Daniel Gin...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:29
Piece image
From arias to oboes, a range of styles is covered in this latest broadcast from Spoleto Chamber Music Festival.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
Piece image
Jaap van Zweden joins the symphony in works by Britten, Mozart, and Beethoven.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:30

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:30
Piece image
This week on Chamber Society of Lincoln Center we feature works by Beethoven and Mozart that feature a variety of woodwind instruments.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
Piece image
Are you conversant with crumhorns? Know a sackbut from a shawm? Join host Sara Schneider for a survey of some of the more unusual members of the ea...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
Piece image
This week is the second of two programs featuring the great Russian tenor, Sergei Lemeshev.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:30
Piece image
Episode JN 181011 H5_Dave: 2018-10-11 5:00 AM of Jazz Network

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:39
Piece image
Episode JN 181011 H4_Dave: 2018-10-11 4:00 AM of Jazz Network

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:38