Membership is WBEZ’s largest and most reliable source of revenue. Over half of our annual operating budget comes from the generous support of over 60,000 members.
Membership support helps us to pay for producing such programs as Eight Forty-Eight, Worldview, Radio M, This American Life and more. We also pay for programming that we purchase from other producers, like NPR (Morning Edition, All Things Considered and more), PRI (The World, Tavis Smiley, and more), APM (Marketplace, Being, and more.)

Your support also pays for your daily news and information: Chicago politics, science reporting like Clever Apes, business reporting like Venture, and all the daily news from the Chicago area. In short, WBEZ would not be WBEZ without our members.

Consider becoming a member today, and supporting the public radio station you rely on everyday. Here are some the benefits our members enjoy:

Any Level

  • Discount on tickets to Off-Air events
  • Member Update, our quarterly printed newsletter, which is your inside guide for details on personalities, member benefits and more
  • The Rundown, our weekly e-newsletter, which keeps you informed on programming, events, station news and ticket giveaways
  • Tours of the station upon request

$120 Level -- MemberCard Level

  • All benefits listed above
  • The WBEZ MemberCard, which offers 2-for-1 discounts at over 350 restaurants, theaters, music clubs and other venues in the Chicagoland area 

Check out some of the benefits offered on the MemberCard.

$365 Level -- Dollar-a-Day Level

  • All benefits listed above
  • Pledge-Free Stream: Enjoy bonus content, uninterrupted, as you take a break from the on-air pledge drive.
  • For questions about Membership, please contact Membership at 312.948.4855

If you're interested in being even more generous with WBEZ, click here to find out the benefits of being a Leadership Circle Member.