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Joe DeCeault

Joe DeCeault

Senior Podcast Producer

Joe DeCeault is an award-winning producer and senior producer of podcasts for WBEZ.

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.


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

Recent Stories

Making Beyoncé

Making Beyoncé Episode 3: Destiny Begins

After Girls Tyme dissolves, Beyoncé and the other girls begin building their new group, Destiny’s Child. Finally, things start to click.

Making Beyoncé

Making Beyoncé Episode 2: Star Search

In 1993, Beyoncé Knowles and the members of Girls Tyme competed in the popular TV talent competition Star Search, hoping to find stardom.

Making Beyoncé

Making Beyoncé Episode 1: Girls Tyme

Listen to the first episode of ‘Making Beyoncé,’ a new podcast from WBEZ Chicago.

The Trouble


Lisa McCrea says she was moved to become a living organ donor. How an act of altruism became the worst decision she ever made.

16 Shots

Ep 3: The Fallout

Protesters take to the streets. Critics attack the mayor and police department. A federal probe finds a pattern of abuse by Chicago cops.


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.

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