Broadcast on Wednesdays from 10:00 p.m. to midnight, On the Latin Side features a great selection of music reflecting the cultures of Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain. From Latin Jazz and popular dance styles, to traditional and contemporary performances from established and emerging artists.
On The Flipside is based on the classic AOR/Free Form radio format of the 60's and 70's. Presenting an eclectic mix of tunes recorded over the past 50 years, the show features new (and old) music by our classic rock, folk, and soul heroes. Occasionally, Host Java John will share interviews he's conducted with acclaimed artists such as: Arlo Guthrie, Charlie Daniels, Commander Cody, Dave Davies from The Kinks, Eric Burdon, Edgar & Johnny Winter, Ian Anderson and Martin Barre from Jethro Tull, Jewel, Lisa Loeb, Mavis Staples from The Staples Singers, Nils Lofgren from E Street Band, Pete Seeger, Ray Manzarek from The Doors, Timothy B. Schmit from The Eagles, and many more! Tune in every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and enjoy!
Conceived as a cross between a Sunday newspaper and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered news events from Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from a South African prison to the capture of Saddam Hussein.
The Midnight Special is an original, offbeat, fun, and thought provoking radio broadcast. The Midnight Special is Chicago's, and through Internet streaming, the world's weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape.
The Midnight Special often airs live performances recorded by WFMT over the past 55 years that are not available commercially, including well-known artists appearing at Chicago area clubs, concert venues, the University of Chicago Folk Festivals and the comedy revues of Chicago's famed Second City.
Jazz on the Beach is a show that can best be described as "straight ahead" or "mainstream", which means a combination of traditional, small group or big band swing, be-bop ,west coast, etc. It plays some current, or reissued recordings, some broadcast jazz shows of long ago, and some vocals. You might ask "does it swing?" Host Jack Simpson always hopes so!! Jazz on the Beach plays every Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m.
Take the radio journey every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Fred Migliore on FM Odyssey. Week after week, since 1991, this syndicated, creatively-themed show has been feeding your soul with emerging artists, rock legends, and in depth interviews with over 500 musicians ranging from Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dan Fogelberg, to Laura Nyro, Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell. FM Odyssey is heard on over 40 Public and NPR stations each week, and it all began right here on WFIT.