Welcome to The Midnight Special, one of the most enduring syndicated folk music radio programs from the WFMT Radio Network. The Midnight Special was established in Chicago on 98.7 WFMT-FM in 1953, and went national in 1971. It has stayed current through decades of change, rich in tradition and history while retaining its timeliness, delighting listeners throughout the world with gentle irreverence or touching them with candid observation.
In September, 2020, the Midnight Special welcomes a new host—Marilyn Rea Beyer! A seasoned broadcaster, educator, writer, poet and storyteller, Marilyn was on-air midday host and music director for Boston’s WUMB from 1994-2014. She has also taught speech communication and writing for the media, among her many pursuits. “I have loved The Midnight Special since my teens,” she says, and looks forward to find “new ways to envision this legendary program that has for so long been a beacon to listeners.”