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Winter Quarter 2016
(January – March)
A World of Services for Our Affiliates
We make great radio as affordable as possible:
• Our production costs are primarily covered by our arts partners and outside funding, not from our
affiliates, marketing or sales.
• Affiliation fees only apply when a station takes three or more programs. The actual affiliation fee
is based on a station’s market share. Affiliates are not charged fees for the selection of WFMT Radio Network programs on the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).
• The cost of our Beethoven and Jazz Network overnight services is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of hours you use (the more hours you use, the lower the hourly rate).
We also offer reduced Beethoven and Jazz Network rates for HD broadcast. Through PRX, you can schedule any hour of the Beethoven or Jazz Network throughout the day and the files are delivered a week in advance for maximum flexibility.
We provide highly skilled technical support:
• Programs are available through PRX or on compact disc. PRX delivers files to you days in advance so you can schedule them for broadcast at your convenience. We provide technical support in conjunction with PRX to answer all your distribution questions.
We keep you informed about our shows and help you promote them to your listeners:
• Affiliates receive our quarterly Network Notebook with all our program offerings, and our regular online WFMT Radio Network Newsletter, with news updates, previews of upcoming shows and more. We also make multimedia and other digital assets available to you to augment your station’s website, social media and other methods of outreach.
Our service is personal, informed and complete:
• We believe in dedicated customer service. We can help you find the right program to fit into your schedule. On our website you’ll find information on all past, present and future shows. We are eager to hear from you.
WINTER 2016 Series Program Information Air Window Program Hours Weeks Code Start Date End Date
-- Continuous -Beethoven Network with Peter van de Graaff 9 BN Continuous -The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 1 52 CMS Continuous -Chicago Symphony Orches
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PROGRAM: BEETHOVEN NETWORK with Peter van de Graaff
Broadcast fees apply for the Beethoven Network. However, you pay only for the hours you use. Beethoven Network listings are posted on the WFMT Radio Network website at wfmt.com/network. Click here to view the Beethoven Network playlists.
The highly successful classical music radio format service of the WFMT Radio Network, the Beethoven Network, celebrates over three decades of service and continues to grow.
Beethoven Network provides one-hour modules of classical music, culled from WFMT’s extensive library of thousands of recordings. The service was originally designed to help public radio stations expand their local operation and improve the quality of late night programming.
Designed for you and your listeners, all Beethoven Network hours can be fully customized as your local program product. The service features flexibility in each hourly module, permitting network or local break opportunities, top-of-the-hour news, underwriting credits or commercials and local program promotions. Click here to listen to a sample hour!
Here are some comments about Beethoven Network (all quotes are
from letters on file):
“Radio is a companion to people and Peter van de Graaff is an excellent one. I like his style and format approach. It’s very intelligent programming.”
The Beethoven Network is available 9 hours a day/7 days a week via PRX from 0000ET to 0900ET. All hours are hosted by Peter van de Graaff, and are formatted identically.
Peter van de Graaff is recognized nationwide as a leader in classical music broadcasting. After beginning his radio career in 1984 at KBYU, he came to 98.7 WFMT as a staff announcer in
1988. For the past 25+ years he has been the host of the Beethoven Network, a nationallysyndicated daily program carried on over 200 stations. Since 1996 he has been the program director of the service as well. He has also hosted such nationwide broadcast series as Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Piano Series, operas from the European Broadcasting Union, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, and the Vermeer Quartet.
In addition to his distinguished career in media, Peter has sung to great acclaim throughout the world. He performed and recorded a Mass by Jan Vorisek with the Czech State Symphony under Paul Freeman and has also sung Beethoven's Missa Solemnis throughout the Czech Republic and Poland with the Czech Philharmonic. He appeared in Berlin with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Schoenberg's Moses und Aaron. In Budapest he sang with the Budapest Concert Orchestra in Verdi's Requiem, in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra joined him in a Mozart Mass, and he has appeared in Tokyo as a recitalist.
His singing has also taken him throughout the United States, where his appearances include engagements with the Houston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Utah Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Colorado Springs Symphony, Richmond Symphony and many others.
Peter has a great interest in languages and speaks Dutch, German and French, with additional study in Italian, Spanish and Russian.
In 2010, Peter van de Graaff was the sixth recipient of the Karl Haas Prize for Music Education, joining fellow recipients Michael Tilson Thomas, Peter Schickele, Martin Bookspan, Howard Goodall, and Christopher O’Riley.
Beethoven Network (BN)
PROGRAMMING PHILOSOPHYAt the Beethoven Network, we go far beyond just playing random pieces of music. Our philosophy and goal is to take the listeners on a musical journey, so we tie pieces of music together in interesting and novel ways. Whether it is to illuminate what has just been heard or to start down a completely different path, the music selected is always played for a purpose. We take great time and care in putting every hour together in thoughtful ways.
We never fade in or out of music. Generally speaking, we don’t play single movements of compositions. Exceptions to this may include a ballet, opera or orchestral suite.
We believe in playing the “core repertoire” in abundance, but we also delve into the lesser known works and composers, drawing on our extensive collection of thousands of recordings.
We limit vocal music primarily to the occasional 2:00 or 6:00 breaks, but if there is a compelling reason to play something vocal that ties in with a theme we are developing, we won’t hesitate to play it. That would be an exception, however, as instrumental compositions by far dominate.
Avant-garde music is avoided, as is, with rare exception, organ music.
In announcing the selections, the focus is on the music—not on the host. Our goal is to be welcoming and congenial without drawing attention away from the music. Talk is kept to a minimum, but if there is something interesting or illuminating to say, we won’t hesitate to say it.
At the Beethoven Network, we maintain time-tested standards of quality to bring you distinguished programming and a consistently engaging listening experience.
Beethoven Network (BN)
COMMENTSStation Manager: “Thank you for the wonderful programs. We receive compliments all the time on your programming. At least we’re smart enough to carry you.” Listener: “I just wanted to register what a huge asset this man is to my daily life. His knowledge is amazing and his enthusiasm is, too. His professionalism combined with his very pleasant voice is tremendous.” Affiliate station GM: “The listeners just really like Peter. They like his presentation. He’s extremely knowledgeable. He’s just a very friendly voice. We have many people who are very happy when they come into the area and hear that we have him on because they’ve been listening to him in other parts of the country. He’s a friend.” Listener: “I have enjoyed listening to you for a few years now. In fact, you’re one of the main reasons I recently became a member. I just wanted to thank you for giving me hours of listening pleasure.” Listener: “Peter makes a most valuable contribution to the station. He has such a pleasant way of giving listeners information that we never feel he is lecturing, yet we acquire so much good information from him. He’s a treasure for us all.” BBC Producer: “A presenter who can actually pronounce a foreign language, doesn’t tell the story of his life and doesn’t drop his voice at the crucial point in his intro!” Listener: “It’s always a pleasure to hear his pleasant voice and well-crafted, erudite, pithy and brief comments on the music he’s playing. I always find I’ve learned something new about the composer or the music. That’s why I always enjoy listening.” Listener: “Peter is the best ‘friend’ to a listener like myself. I depend on his calm and interesting talk, and the music selections.” Listener: “I have loved your broadcasts for many years now. Your musical knowledge is broad and your voice is comforting. What a joy it is for those of us up at all hours of the night and morning to listen to you. Thank you.” Listener: “I love your voice—the low, rich, smooth sound of it, the relaxed, clear, intelligent pace of it— and I like the music you play. How can I hear more of you?” Listener: “Your nightly music is a big joy in my life. Thank you so very much. Your comments are just right and the choice of music is wonderful.” Listener: “I listen to your music regularly and must say it is superb. As a radio announcer, you have what others don’t: great elocution (English and foreign) and superb taste in music.” Listener: “Your programs are like going night after night to a varied and wonderful concert with a charming companion.”
PROGRAM: THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
http://www.prx.org/series/33703-the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations one broadcast through September 30, 2016.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is proud to announce details of its 2015-2016 radio series season. The 52 one-hour programs, hosted by Elliott Forrest, feature live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. Programs feature enlightening commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, and the performers.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.
CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music.
The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. Its annual activities include a full season of concerts and events, national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, a radio show broadcast internationally, and regular appearances on American Public Media’s Performance Today. In 2004, CMS appointed cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han artistic directors. They succeed founding director Charles Wadsworth (1969-89), Fred Sherry (1989-93), and David Shifrin (1993-2004). More information is available at www.ChamberMusicSociety.org
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTERBroadcast Schedule —Winter 2016 Please note: these programs are subject to change.
http://www.prx.org/series/33716-chicago-symphony-orchestra-radio-broadcasts This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for one broadcast through December 31, 2016.
Hailed as the number one U.S. Orchestra by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Produced by Jesse McQuarters and hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly, two-hour series offers a unique format of engaging and lively content, including produced segments created to provide deeper insight into the music and programmatic themes found within the CSO’s concert season;
interviews with CSO musicians, guest artists, and composers; and an exploration of the stories found within the CSO’s rich heritage of recordings and the Orchestra’s illustrious history in Chicago.
Each radio broadcast highlights the many programs and events at Symphony Center, encouraging listeners to visit the CSO’s website, www.cso.org/radio for additional content, including full-length interviews and the Orchestra’s weekly program notes. These broadcasts also support the CSO’s record label, CSO Resound, with programs timed to coincide with the release of each new recording.