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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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Pink Floyd Death Star

What’s news in streaming radio: Pink Floyd attacks Pandora, Tavis joins BlogTalkRadio

Pink Floyd lodging public complaints about Pandora and Tavis Smiley moving into online radio are just two stories in this roundup of streaming radio news. Pandora announced that more than 100 car models offer smartphone integration to control its app. The service is offering free commercial-free listening to listeners using an integrated car stereo through […]

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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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Smiley and West returns to Chicago airwaves on commercial stations

Smiley and West returns to Chicago airwaves on commercial stations

This weekend Public Radio International’s Smiley and West program returned to the Chicago airwaves. Commercial progressive talk station WCPT starting airing the program Sunday, Nov. 4, and will continue airing it on Sundays at 3 PM. WVON, a commercial AM talk station focused on the African-American community, will carry the program on Saturdays at 11 […]

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Chicago's WBEZ is the 4th station to drop Smiley and West

Chicago’s WBEZ is the 4th station to drop Smiley and West

Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ quietly dropped the syndicated Smiley and West program from its Sunday line-up at the end of September. This stands in contrast to the station’s decision to drop Car Talk reruns from its Saturday line-up, which management communicated in an email to donor members explaining the decision and soliciting feedback (full […]

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