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WBEZ staff seek SAG-AFTRA union representation

The staff of Chicago Public Media, the parent company of NPR affiliate WBEZ-FM, is attempting to unionize. That’s according to a report in Current, which says a majority of staff signed a petition requesting representation by SAG-AFTRA and submitted it to interim CEO Alison Scholly on September 25. Recall that CPM is looking for a […]

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Torey "South Side" Malatia, outgoing CEO of Chicago Public Media

3 weeks after Malatia resignation not much is clearer, or different at Chicago Public Media

It’s been about three weeks since former Chicago Public Media CEO Torey Malatia abruptly resigned his position, surprising both station staff and listeners. Current and the Chicago Reader’s Michael Miner have both published overviews of Malatia’s tenure as an often-controversial and innovative leader, and the aftermath of his departure. At the same time, sister station […]

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Torey "South Side" Malatia, outgoing CEO of Chicago Public Media

Malatia resignation from WBEZ highlights enduring conflict in public radio

On Friday Chicago Public Media CEO Torey Malatia, CEO announced his resignation, after two decades at WBEZ. Public radio listeners from outside Chicago may know Malatia as the man providing “management oversight” for This American Life, to whom Ira Glass always attributes an out-of-context quote from that episode during the program’s end credits. Malatia has […]

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Chicago Public Radio CEO defends Smiley & West cancellation, prescribes more civic discourse

Chicago Public Radio CEO defends Smiley & West cancellation, prescribes more civic discourse

Last week Chicago Public Media CEO Torey Malatia published an Op-Ed piece in the public media journal Current, defending his station’s decision to cancel the syndicated Smiley & West program. Malatia’s piece appeared just days after Smiley & West returned to the Chicago airwaves on commercial station WCPT. In his op-ed Malatia lays out his […]

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Radio Arte

Chicago’s Radio Arte to Be Sold to Chicago Public Media

Chicago’s Radio Arte (WRTE 90.5 FM) will be sold to Chicago Public Media as part of a $450,000 deal that includes both cash compensation ($300,000 purchase price, plus $50,000 in additional consideration) and $100,000 worth of underwriting announcements. The National Museum of Mexican Art, which owns the class D FM station WRTE, also stipulated that […]

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Chicago user-generated station Vocalo to re-launch with more convential format

Chicago user-generated station Vocalo to re-launch with more convential format

Vocalo is a rimshot station owned by Chicago Public Media‘ based in Chesterton, Indiana that went on the air in 2007 as an experiment in bringing user-generated content to broadcast radio. When it launched CPM president Torey Malatia hailed the idea with a lot of rhetoric about making radically public radio, emphasizing public affairs and […]

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