Candice Agree, who has brought “warm personality and sophisticated musical sensibility” to weekend mornings at classical WFMT FM 98.7, is moving up to weekday afternoons.
Starting in early September, she’ll be heard from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, the Window to the World Communications fine arts station announced Tuesday.
Agree succeeds Suzanne Nance, who resigned to join All Classical Public Media KQAC in Portland, Oregon, where she will double as program director and on-air host. Her last day here will be Friday.
“Candice has done a stellar job during her two years with the station, and we’re excited to bring her warm personality and sophisticated musical sensibility to audiences each weekday,” David Polk, program director of WFMT, said in a statement. “We wish Suzanne nothing but the best as she begins her new adventure in Portland.”
Shortly after joining the station in July 2013 Agree began hosting Saturday and Sunday mornings, garnering the highest audience shares on the lineup. In the latest Nielsen Audio survey, WFMT tied for seventh place from 6 to 10 a.m. Sundays with a 3.7 percent share and cumulative weekly audience of 38,200.
Agree also produces and hosts “Baroque&Before,” the weekly early music program featuring works written before 1750, airing at 10 p.m. Thursdays.
“I love Chicago and the extraordinary listeners and supporters of WFMT,” Agree said in a statement. “I’m really pleased to get the opportunity to spend more time with them.”
Before joining WFMT, Agree spent 14 years as an announcer at classical WQXR in New York. Millions more listeners recognize her voice as the longtime off-camera announcer for “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.”
Agree, who studied at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and graduated from Barnard College with a degree in Russian, is married to Stephen Battaglio, New York-based television correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.