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Chime in: Political Advertising

WFMT does not solicit political advertising, but cannot lawfully reject any political candidate who is interested in advertising on WFMT. Radio ads have to include the candidate’s voice to ensure that the candidate knows and approves the content of the ad. All media outlets must air pre-produced ads as is.

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Remembering Pete

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

A tribute by Rich Warren

Pete Seeger, singer of folksongs, became the icon of American folk music against his will. He insisted the song was more important than its singer, and the listener was more important than the performer. Thus, when I recorded him at Fermilab almost two decades ago, Pete insisted

Chime in: Is Music the Key to Success?

This recent essay in the New York Times by Joanne Lipman, whose work we’ve featured on WFMT, provoked much discussion on the internet last week about possible links between the study of music and success. So we’ll continue the discussion by asking you: Is the study of music the key to success? How has studying music more…

Expecting Spektral

Spektral Quartet on Live from WFMT

The Spektral Quartet is coming to Live from WFMT. This is a terrific, newish ensemble bringing a varied program of old and new music; they’re an affirmation that in spite of having an enormous CD library at our fingertips, WFMT can bring on a live, Chicago-based group to rival

Chime-in: Music of Consolation?

Today in remembrance of the attacks on September 11, 2001 we’re asking listeners: In times of sorrow or turmoil, what piece of music do you turn to for consolation?

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

Soprano Ana María Martínez, photo by Tom Specht

Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:15 PM Live from Pritzker Pavilion, Lyric Opera of Chicago welcomes Ana María Martínez, Albina Shagimuratova and singers from the Ryan Opera Center for highlights from Madama Butterfly, Lohengrin, Otello, Il Trovatore, and Lucia di Lammermoor. The operatic extravaganza heralds the coming 2013-14 season at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Albina Shagimuratova made more…

Chicago Artists’ Day: Musicians Visit!

On Friday, August 23, from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, preview your favorite concert series as special guests from throughout the music community stop by the WFMT studios to chat about the season ahead. Click here to see the schedule and view concert information.

1967: Studs at the Unveiling of the Picasso

untitled sculpture by Pablo Picasso at Daley Plaza in Chicago

Best of Studs Terkel August 15th, 1967: On that day Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley unveiled Pablo Picasso’s great gift to Chicago, a massive 50′ tall abstract sculpture. It still sits at the corner of Washington and Randolph in the courtyard of what was then known as the Civic Center, but which we now call more…

Chicago Month Spotlight: Music of the Baroque

Nicholas Kraemer

Hear MOB on Friday at 8:00 PM. Music of the Baroque focuses on 18th century repertoire, and is one of Chicago’s premiere Classical ensembles. This particular program features Baroque specialist Nicholas Kraemer leading the ensemble in a range of instrumental works. MOB also has a reputation for presenting the great choral repertoire