Awards & Winners


WFMT is an FM radio station in Chicago, Illinois, featuring a format of fine arts, classical music programming, and shows exploring such genres as folk and jazz. The station is managed by Window To The World Communications, Inc., owner of WTTW, one of Chicago's two Public Broadcasting Service Public television stations. WFMT is also the primary station of the WFMT Radio Network, and the Beethoven and Jazz Satellite Networks. WFMT transmits from the Willis Tower. WFMT is considered one of the most active and important broadcasters of classical music in America. A unique feature of this commercial station is that it airs no pre-recorded advertising on-air. A brief attempt at introducing pre-recorded commercial advertising, the only time in its history, proved unpopular with listeners. All advertising on the station is currently read exclusively by WFMT's on-air hosts. WFMT's programs can be heard through its satellite services, or syndication, internationally. The station's programming is also available online. WFMT is an associate member of the European Broadcasting Union, the only local broadcast station of any kind in the United States that holds that title.

Awards by WFMT

Check all the awards nominated and won by WFMT.


Peabody Award
Honored for : Leonard Bernstein: An American Life


Peabody Award
(Institutional Award: WFMT Radio for Fine Arts Radio Programming)


Peabody Award
Honored for : Music in Chicago
(Music In Chicago: Stravinsky `75)


Peabody Award
Honored for : Lyric Opera Live, Music in Chicago


Peabody Award
(Institutional award for excellence in fine arts entertainment)