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Chime In: April 1, 2013

Let us know what you think.

  • Junia Hedberg

    We’re loving baseball this morning. Thanks for the fun!! How can one get the fabulous M. Adler and Bachian variations on Take Me Out to the Ballgame? Fabulous!! Junia Hedberg at juniah@aol.com
    I don’t do facebook but do have email!

  • tjanus

    something happen with the internet stream? It is stuck on that spectacle ad, over and over and over, or is this an April fool’s prank. Thus of us in fly over country need our WFMT fix!!

    • timj

      It’s working fine from my location– try clearing your browser cache?

      • James Kreger

        I don’t know how I would do that on a TEAC CR H-500NT receiver with internet radio…..very frustrating…..and still no reply from the IT dept. at WFMT….???

    • James

      I’ve already left several messages about this, as I have been having the same problem since Saturday March 30th. I even spoke with the Fine Arts Circle customer service, who transferred me to a Mr. Michael Tom Perry (IT dept?). I left a message today but have not yet received any reply. I listen daily to WFMT from New York, and this is very aggravating. I have no problem listening on my computer, with poor sound. The “Specs” ad/welcome to the WFMT audio stream message does indeed switch over to programming. However, when I listen on my TEAC receiver/internet radio, with excellent sound, unfortunately, that intro message/ad just keeps repeating forever. I hope the problem will be corrected soon. I have been listening on my TEAC to WFMT daily with no problem for more than a year. Suddenly on March 30th something changed.

      • kc

        James, is it possible to program a playlist link into your internet radio? If so try:
        http://www.wfmt.com/res/streaming/live/wfmtmp3stream.m3u

        Another option is vtuner.com – click their ‘browse the station list’, then search on WFMT– the playlist listed for WFMT on vtuner.com works also.

  • Jordi Pedrola

    POPULAR BEISBOL CUBS MUSIC ARE NOT AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING FOR AT WFMT. SO ANNOYING. Too many radio stations with cubs, pop, rock and “la, la” music ALREADY. WFMT has to be a break of that. ONLY ONE PLEASE BRINGING GOOD BIORHYTHMS.
    To show how great Chicago is, and to make a favor to our wonderful city, please play more modern and contemporary American composers music INSTEAD,

  • Maureen Nolan

    I listened to Carl’s Tribute to Baseball, and i know my son, a baseball/philosophy fan, would love to hear it. Anyway I can get a copy of it to send to him? Thanks. I always love the baseball program. I am a retired teacher and I used to play snippets to my students. This year I got to listen to the whole program. Only problem, no Carl!

  • http://www.facebook.com/payson.wild Payson Wild

    So long WFMT for 1/2 month while you replace music with talk and hype during the member drive. I’ll be back on 4/18 when you return to your regular excellent music format. I’ll also donate later, minus 8.3% of what I should contribute, due to the total of one month per year used for member drives. P. Wild

  • Thor Jondahl

    Is it too late to volunteer in the studio for the April drive? Or do I need to wait until the next drive?

  • Joe E.

    I’m sitting here trying to find out who’s playing right now, on Live from WFMT. I can’t find the info anywhere on the web site. Last week and next week, sure, but not right now, this week. There’s something very wrong about that. You could include that info on the radio scrolling title, along with the station id and show name. It can’t possibly be that difficult. In fact, now that it:s over, I find that it was previously recorded, so you could have put all the info, group nme, musicians, and program, in the daily playlist, since it was already a set program. It would have been the correct thing to do.

  • Sheldon M

    I began listening to WFMT in the 50’s and have been listening off & on (mostly off recently) because of programming and pledge drives. I hope that WFMT has found or will find listeners who enjoy lots of singing – not my cup of tea. These days with Sirius, web radio and Comcast classical music programming I need not rely on WFMT for the programming I love (harmony and melody over all periods – but baroque is best for me). I am glad there is a place for young musicians (Introductions) but again I am an old fogey and prefer more mature artists. I remain a contributor and I do hope WFMT can survive but I believe with the current programming directions you have lost much of your “old-timer” audience.

  • Bob

    Would like to renew my membership, however stream is malfuctoning playing Spex ad over and over