The Role of Public Radio

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Speaker: Torey Malatia, President and General Manager of Chicago Public Radio

Host: WBEZ
Community Room – Navy Pier

Torey Malatia will discuss the role of public radio in today’s media landscape, particularly here in Chicago, and discuss what changes have been made recently at WBEZ 91.5 FM and why. He will also be able to give us some insights on Chicago Public Radio’s new initiative – (89.5 FM), a brand new radio station here in the Chicago-area which is getting attention nationwide as an exciting new way of defining “public radio.”

Many of you may recognize Torey Malatia from his partnership with Ira Glass on This American Life or from his tireless work on the pledge drives, but in addition, he has several awards to his credit, including the honor of being the first non-profit representative to be inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

For those who can stay a bit longer, we have all been invited to stay and watch part, or all, of the live broadcast of WBEZ’s morning news magazine, Eight Forty-Eight