Looking for a reprieve from popular holiday music? WFMT, Chicago’s only classical music radio station, is here to help.

Looking for a reprieve from popular holiday music? WFMT, Chicago’s only classical music radio station, is here to help.

Looking for a reprieve from popular holiday music? WFMT, Chicago’s only classical music radio station, is here to help. Tune into WFMT 98.7 or listen online all month and enjoy special holiday broadcasts from around the world. WFMT will present classical holiday selections throughout December with nonstop music starting Dec. 22 through Dec. 25. Notable holiday specials include:

  • With Heart and Voice: Christmas-themed programs (Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 6:00 am)
  • Itzhak Perlman’s Hanukkah Radio Party: In this 60-minute special, the famed violinist shares his favorite music for the Jewish Festival of Lights. (Monday 12/3 at 10:00 pm)
  • Best of Studs Terkel: (Friday 12/7, Hanukkah; Friday 12/21, Christmas Memories; at 11:00 pm)
  • Baroque&Before: Music for Hanukkah (Wednesday 12/5 at 10:00 pm); two-hour special edition for Christmas (Wednesday 12/19 at 10:00 pm)
  • Fiesta with Elbio Barilari: Latin-American Christmas Carols (Saturday 12/22 at 7:00 pm)
  • Arias & Songs with Larry Johnson: Christmas and New Year’s specials (Saturday 12/22 and 12/29 at 4:30 pm)
  • Live from King’s College, Cambridge University: The King’s College Chapel Choir in its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols (Monday 12/24, 9:00 am)
  • Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin: week-long series on Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Monday, 12/24-Friday, 12/28 at 7:00 pm)
  • Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner: encore of his Eastern Orthodox Christmas Music program (Monday 12/24 at 10:00 pm)
  • Midnight Special New Year’s Eve Special, live from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio (Monday 12/31 at 8:00 pm)
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