George Preston named general manager of Chicago classical radio station WFMT

Posted on: January 24, 2019

“Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent organization of WFMT and WTTW, announced Tuesday that George Preston will take over as vice president and general manager of WFMT starting March 1,” writes Kristen Thometz on Tuesday (1/22) at WTTW (Chicago). “Preston will be responsible for strategic programming, production, fundraising, broadcasting operations and syndication activities …. Preston comes to WFMT from Cheyenne Mountain Public Broadcast House, Inc., where he currently serves as the general manager of Classical KCME and where he added a full-time jazz service…. Preston previously worked at WFMT as the afternoon drive host from 2009 to 2013, and hosted and produced internationally syndicated Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcasts. Prior to WFMT, Preston was a host and music director for WNYC, New York City’s primary NPR member station. While there, he supervised the music staff and produced an array of live concert broadcasts, festivals and specials. A native of West Virginia, Preston has music degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory and Boston University. Preston’s career began at WBUR in Boston … He also worked at WXCR, a commercial classical station serving the Tampa Bay Market.”

Posted January 24, 2019