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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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How well did radio respond to the deaths of Davy Jones and Whitney Houston?

How well did radio respond to the deaths of Davy Jones and Whitney Houston?

The popular music world suffered two significant tragedies recently, with the untimely death of singer Whitney Houston on Feb. 11, followed by the death of Monkees singer Davy Jones yesterday. In the days before ubiquitous facebook and twitter access, most people probably would have heard the sad news first on their radios, along with tributes […]

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Ghosts of Clear Channel continue to haunt Tribune Company

Ghosts of Clear Channel continue to haunt Tribune Company

New York Times media reporter David Carr dropped a bombshell on Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels today, and paragraph number seven pretty much says it all: Based on interviews with more than 20 employees and former employees of Tribune, Mr. Michaels’s and his executives’ use of sexual innuendo, poisonous workplace banter and profane invective shocked […]

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