The WFMT Radio Network is a mission-driven, non-profit organization. Maintaining a robust network of affiliate stations is important in our effort to support and promote classical, jazz and other arts forms within communities and on the air waves throughout the country. The cost of creating the programs we syndicate is primarily covered by a combination of the presenting organizations we work with and underwriting support, so those costs do not have to be passed on to our affiliates.
Our programs generally follow a consistent, regular system. With the exception of operas and live programs, our shows are 1 or 2 hours, and usually are continuous (52 weeks a year), or quarter-long (13 weeks). Some shows have shorter runs, and we also carry specials lasting one week or more. We have found that some stations like to set up a steady schedule, while others like to change their lineup fairly often. Our system accommodates both programming approaches.
My listeners want reliability in my programming, with something a little out of the ordinary on occasion. What can you do for me?
The programs we provide are of indisputable quality and of the highest production standards, and feature world-class artists from many genres and art forms. They establish a foundation of excellence for your lineup. In addition, our specials, mini-series, and holiday programming give you the freedom to treat your listeners to an exciting change in programming whenever you wish.
We rely on volunteers to fill out our on-air staff, leaving me with holes in my schedule. What do you suggest?
Do you know that our Beethoven Network and Jazz Network lets you select and pay for just the number of hours you wish to broadcast? These ultra-flexible (and extremely affordable) services make it easy to “fill-in” holes in your schedule with exceptional music and personable hosts with a dignified, knowledgeable on-air presence.
One of the best things about PRX, the internet-based distribution system we use to deliver our programs, is that you can download WFMT Radio Network content when you need it. A one-hour or two-hour special, for example, can cover an emergency need, and PRX makes it easy to download and broadcast a program in a very short amount of time.
The WFMT Radio Network’s American Opera Series is designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts so you can keep opera in your schedule all year long! We bring together collections of performances from the nation’s greatest opera companies to create a spectacular opera series for you.
The WFMT Radio Network provides programming from some of the most celebrated organizations in classical, jazz, and folk music, featuring perennial favorites and the latest “rising stars”. Our programs range from in-depth, audio-rich, documentary-style features on topics such as the rising interest in classical music in China, seasonal summer festival concert programming featuring time-tested favorites and exciting new talent, symphonic masterworks from some of the best orchestras in the country, and recitals and concerts from the world’s best stages, such as the preeminent Carnegie Hall. With so much rich material to choose from, you’re sure to find something to delight your audience!
It’s always difficult to stay on top of the latest trends and material out there, and at the Network we strive to make it as easy as possible for you to find the content that fits your needs. Our Station Relations staff stays in regular communication through newsletters, e-mails, and phone calls, so that you’re always up-to-date on what we have on offer. In addition, we’re always happy to work with you to set up a package of programs to fill out your schedule even months in advance. You’re always welcome to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns and our friendly staff will help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you, and don’t forget to sign up for the Network Newsletter, a great way to stay informed throughout the year!