Exploring Music Staff
Tony MacalusoDirector of WFMT Radio Network Marketing & Syndication
As the Director of Network Marketing & Syndication with the WFMT Radio Network in Chicago, Tony Macaluso coordinated the development of the Exploring Music website and oversees the distribution of several dozen classical music, jazz, folk, science and public affairs radio programs to radio stations throughout the United States and internationally including Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and others. He also helps develop new series and radio specials.
Born in the Chicago suburbs, he grew up listening to WFMT (and especially Studs Terkel's daily interview show), studied journalism and Chinese, lived and taught in China and received a MA in Theater History from the University of Illinois. He then worked as an artist and arts administrator with several Chicago Theater companies (Redmoon Theater and the Neo-Futurists), an architectural boat tour guide and served as the Director of Marketing for the Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park.
He is the author of Sounds of Chicago's Lakefront, a book about the history of outdoor music in Chicago's Grant Park and is currently working on a book about the cultural history of spaces at the tops of Chicago's historic skyscrapers and an online cultural history of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.
He serves on the board of the literary magazine The Chicagoan and Opera-Matic, an outdoor spectacle theater/music company that creates site-specific work for Chicago neighborhoods.
He resides in the Chicago neighborhood of Logan Square with his wife Glenda and son Giulio.
The Exploring Music streaming website is made possible by Mr. & Mrs. William Gardner Brown and Susan & Richard Kiphart.
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