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Exploring Music Staff

Exploring Music Staff

Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson

Executive Producer


Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President for Radio & Project Development for WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network, joined the organization in August 2000 from the Nebraska Public Radio Network. In 2008, Steve and Bill McGlaughlin were given the Dushkin Award for Exploring Music from the Music Institute of Chicago. Previous recipients of this prestigious award include Sir George Solti, Placido Domingo, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Barenboim and Renee Fleming. He continues to oversee the day-to-day operations of WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network. Under his leadership, WFMT has diversified its programming to a considerable degree and substantially increased its listenership and subscriber base. The WFMT Radio Network has also enjoyed exceptional growth under Mr. Robinson’s direction and is now one of the dominant producers and syndicators of classical, jazz and folk radio programs in the world. In 2007, Mr. Robinson was named one of six “Chicagoans of the Year” in the arts by the Chicago Tribune.

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You have opened up the world of Classical Music to me, where previously, it seemed too complicated.
Steffen Demeter
This is simply one of the very best radio programmes in the medium!...The study of the people, the times, and the events that inform the music we otherwise enjoy and even, heaven forbid, take for granted, brings the entire world of the music and the composer to life.
Walther Davies
There isn't a program you broadcast on Exploring Music" that isn't of interest. I find them all engaging. It is a combination of variety of subject, intellectual curiosity and your obvious enthusiasm which characterize your satisfying programs.
Michael Sanders
It’s a great way to re-engage myself with consciousness before heading off to work.
Kourtney
I Love this program! I am in 7th grade and I am the complete opposite of the other kids. I am 4th chair in the orchestra and I love to read. But most of all, I LOVE classical music!
Claudia Wertz
Your show has helped open my mind and heart to this world of music, and every show I hear confirms my place in music and gives me new ideas for where I'd like to go with it in the future….I grew up with classical music as a child and always held it in my heart, but I didn't have the confidence to be a good student (or a good violinist.)
Christine Anderson
Listening to you is almost interactive.You invite us in with so many well modulated dramatic and informative comments, enticing, enthusiastic interpretations, and coherent, beautiful presentations. It's a privilege to follow you into the musical space you create.
Sally Rosenbaum
I just love this program. It is soothing and comfortable at the end of the day. I find his comments interesting, but they aren't so dragged out that there is very little music. The balance of both is just right.
Jean Quay
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