On Monday's 'Morning Shift', we talk with WBEZ statehouse reporter Tony Arnold on the updates in Springfield, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about today's big Notre Dame game, Cheryl Raye-Stout on the NHL Lockout and Chicago magazine Deal Estate columnist Dennis Rodkin on the housing market.
She might be WBEZ's most loved on-air presence, even (or especially) when traffic is bad: "It's Friday the 13th and an unlucky day for listeners of WBEZ," said Tony Sarabia, who had the heavy task of saying goodbye to traffic reporter Sarah Jindra, who leaves WBEZ to go to CLTV/WGN on Eight Forty-Eight.
The former long-time General Manager of WBEZ has died. Carole Nolan ran the station for 25 years beginning in the 1970s. Nolan was a former teacher, who came to WBEZ when it was still operated by the Chicago Board of Education.
Even support from actor Wendell Pierce wasn’t enough to help WBEZ.In the battle for the Kup Cup, so-called in honor of long-time Chicago Sun-Times columnist and radio broadcaster Irv Kupcinet, CHIRP came out ahead of WBEZ, 7-4.The hype leading up to the 16-inch softball media league championship gam
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a plan to give teachers a small raise in exchange for extending the school day.Emanuel's schools chief, Jean Claude Brizard, this week said he's willing to give teachers a two percent raise, in exchange for 90 extra minutes in kindergarten through eighth grades.