Rich Warren

Rich Warren

CO-HOST

Rich Warren hosts “The Midnight Special” and “Folkstage” on Saturday nights on WFMT/98.7FM. The shows also air nationally on XM Satellite Radio.

Rich grew up in Evanston, Illinois, fascinated by radio. While at the University of Illinois, where he majored in history, Rich hosted a folk music program, “Changes,” on WPGU, the commercial student radio station. When he left Champaign-Urbana in 1974, he joined the staff of WFMT. Since then he has recorded a few hundred folk music concerts and produced and co-hosted the City of Chicago/WFMT Folk Music Festival from 1985-89. In addition to his weekly hosting duties, he is also a freelance contributor to newspapers and magazines, and reviews folk music recordings for Sing Out!, the national folk song magazine. He is an active member of Folk Alliance and has served on its board. In 2008 he was named Broadcaster of the Year by Folk Alliance.

For more about Rich Warren, visit MidnightSpecial.org.