WBEZ is the Chicago region's premier public media service. The broadcast and website include content acquired from national and international producers such as NPR, BBC, PRI, PRX, and American Public Media, in addition to Chicago Public Media's own production groups, which include This American Life and Sound Opinions. Descriptions of other locally produced content are listed below.
Click here to view the entire WBEZ Program Schedule, including an alphabetical listing of all programs heard on WBEZ as well as each day's schedule by daypart.
The CityRoom is the award winning local production center for WBEZ. Here editors, reporters, producers, hosts and interns create content for Morning Edition, Eight Forty-Eight, Worldview, All Things Considered and Radio M. The CityRoom team covers local news and specializes in project-based reporting on issues ranging from education to juvenile justice to health care.
Eight Forty-Eight is our award-winning magazine, hosted by Richard Steele and Alison Cuddy. Each day, the program delivers a diverse mix of news, views, people and culture—all with a local bent.
Eight Forty-Eight is broadcast on WBEZ 91.5, Monday - Friday at 9 a.m. (rebroadcast Monday - Thursday at 8 p.m.).
Jerome McDonnell hosts WBEZ's long-running global affairs program, Worldview. From Nobel Peace Prize winners to Nicaraguan sweatshop workers, Worldview highlights a range of voices that go beyond the headlines. Worldview also delves deep into the people and forces shaping Chicago’s world communities, exploring issues and events through its Global Activism Series and other in-depth series.
Worldview is broadcast on WBEZ 91.5, Monday - Friday at Noon (rebroadcst Monday - Thursday at 9 p.m.).
Radio M host Tony Sarabia takes listeners around the world as he explores cultures and people through music and sounds. He goes deep into Chicago’s world music scene interviewing local artists, often bringing them in-studio to perform.
Radio M is broadcast on WBEZ 91.5, Fridays at 9 p.m.