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Joe DeCeault

Joe DeCeault

Podcast Producer

Joe DeCeault is an award-winning producer for WBEZ where he heads up WBEZ podcasts.

Before then, he was a producer with our midday talk programs, The Morning Shift and The Afternoon Shift, and was a full-time producer with the morning program since 2007, when it was called Eight Forty-Eight, and has produced segments for the program since he began in early 2003. He worked with the show’s contributors, and producing music, film and technology 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. There, he was an adjunct faculty member teaching radio.

Originally from Oak Park, Joe resides in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.

Recent Stories

Worldview

Developing nations look to space

Thought it hasn’t been discussed as such in decades here in the United States, the “space race” is far from over.  Reaching the outer limits is at once a source of national pride and indication of technical prowess, an implied military chest-beating and a business opportunity in the making.  But who’s throwing these rockets, satellites and astronauts up into the darkness beyond — and why? 

Eight Forty-Eight

Tender Forever charms us with her smile, her songs and her badass dance moves

Tender Forever – a.k.a. French-born Melanie Valera – brings her electronic bedroom pop to Chicago today for a pair of shows.

Eight Forty-Eight

A waltz on the darker side with musician Daniel Knox

Last year, Daniel Knox joined Eight Forty-Eight and belted out his brooding and beautiful songs of death and destruction. One year, and a couple of residencies later (in New York and Russia), Knox is back – this time, he's brought a band with him. 

Afternoon Shift

How ComEd keeps the 'juice' flowing

When some of us get a little lazy with the heat, or the hazy, rain-drenched days, at least one team has to kick it into high gear to keep our lives – and our AC's – humming along.

Eight Forty-Eight

The 'First Daughter of Soul' Lalah Hathaway returns to her hometown

Grammy-winning and R&B chart-topping singer Lalah Hathaway is a home-girl – born and raised in Chicago.

WBEZ Blogs

A trip to Rio with the music of Swing Brasileiro

The carnaval atmosphere takes over Eight Forty-Eight thanks to Chicago-based Brazilian musicians, Swing Brasileiro. 

Afternoon Shift

Dinosaur Jr. keeps things fresh the second time around

 Indie rock godfathers Dinosaur Jr. are touring in advance of their first new release in three years. The original members of the band — J, Lou Barlow and Murph — join us to talk about their career, touring and their forthcoming release, I Bet on Sky. 

WBEZ Blogs

Man Is Man set passion and pain to music

Man Is Man performs Saturday night at the Hideout; check out their performance at WBEZ first.

Eight Forty-Eight

The continued evolution of Judson Claiborne's sound

Monday on Eight Forty-Eight we’re joined by Chris Salveter and Ryan Boyles of the indie folk four-piece, Judson Claiborne, before the band sets out on their East Coast tour.

Eight Forty-Eight

Doug Paisley burns bright flames of Americana

Musician Doug Paisley’s work is informed by the country, folk and roots music south of his Canadian border, and it's been validated with numerous accolades from The New Yorker, Spin and others.

Afternoon Shift

Schooling parents and their kids on how to engage and be safe on social networks

 Just when you were getting used to your teens getting on social networking sites, Facebook has decided to tap into the tween scene -- and younger), too. So what’s a weary parent to do to keep their child safe online? 

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