Joe started at WBEZ in 2002 as a volunteer, then as an intern. Following that, he produced music shows, talk programming segments and weekend specials. He produced music and art segments, and worked with contributors for our former morning show, Eight Forty-Eight. Later, he worked on our midday talk programs, The Morning Shift and The Afternoon Shift, where he produced live music, film, technology and culture segments. Joe also provides production and editorial assistance to Filmspotting, a radio version of the popular weekly film discussion podcast that airs Friday and Saturday nights on WBEZ. Prior to joining WBEZ, Joe was station manager and music director at Triton College’s radio station, WRRG 88.9 FM, where he also taught radio.
Stories by Joe DeCeault
In anticipation of music venues returning to full capacity crowds, we asked four Chicago artists what songs we should be listening to.
A Chicago psychiatrist misses being able to observe her patients in person — their appearance, their body language, their demeanor.
Safia Rashid says farming helps connect her and her community to their African American heritage. A pandemic can’t take that away.
Kate Huffman is a sixth generation farmer. Despite the economic uncertainty right now, she said farmers will come through.
Deanna Othman looks forward to sharing meals with friends and family during Ramadan. Now, she’s relying on faith to get her through isolation.
As their daughter treats COVID-19 patients in intensive care, Suzie and Bob Pschirrer wonder if military families feel the same mix of pride and fear.
Ari Mejia made a fort out of a sheet and some yarn. “I even imagine like I’m in the woods and I can hear cicadas and rain falling.“
To keep her neighbors connected during COVID-19, Nikki Moustafa came up with an idea — use windows to play a group game of “I Spy.”
Beyoncé breaks out on her own, but the path to stardom isn’t an easy one.
After Girls Tyme dissolves, Beyoncé and the other girls begin building their new group, Destiny’s Child. Finally, things start to click.