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Chicago Public Media is a community-supported, non-commercial public service broadcasting institution, broadcasting throughout Chicago and surrounding regions at WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago, WBEQ 90.7 FM Morris, and WBEW 89.5 FM Chesterton, Indiana. Each week, more than 600,000 listeners tune-in to the station for its eclectic and innovative programming. From news and public affairs to music and arts, the station’s distinctive selection of internationally, nationally, and locally produced programs reflects the diversity of the community it serves. Chicago Public Media is on the web at www.chicagopublicradio.org , streaming live webcasts and now offering podcasts.
Chicago Public Media is committed to helping listeners learn about issues that affect the community, the nation, and the world. Supported by contributing listeners, Chicago Public Media produces such distinctive and innovative programming as This American Life, Eight Forty-Eight, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and Worldview. The station broadcasts a wide array of jazz, blues, and world music and is home to the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Chicago Public Media also expands its outreach to the community through partnerships with local and national institutions.
Originally established as an extension service of the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Media first signed on as WBEZ in 1943. In 1970, the station became one of the first charter member stations of National Public Radio (NPR). It is now the only Chicago-area member station of NPR, producers of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Chicago Public Radio also broadcasts programming distributed by American Public Media, including Marketplace and A Prairie Home Companion, and from many other national and international program sources.
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