[View the story “Goodbye to 848, hello to The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia” on Storify
Goodbye to 848, hello to The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia
We promised you a big announcement, and WBEZ’s CEO Torey Malatia is here to explain it.
Storified by · Fri, Sep 07 2012 07:39:48
From WBEZ’s CEO Torey Malatia:
Eight Forty-Eight premiered in January of 1998 as the first significant manifestation of our institutionalrecommitment to serve our community first. We assembled our best producers, most recognized hosts, and most compelling contributors to offer our audience a one hour magazine that offered a snapshot of our region;;Chicago’s current thinking on issues, its mostexciting artistic expression, its challenges and accomplishments. Eight Forty Eight won awards as the area’s best talk show, it attracted great journalistic talent to our staff and our contributor ensemble, and was even copied by other public radio stationsaround the country.
But most importantly it started WBEZ on the road to working diligently to provide relevant, authenticcommunity service to metro Chicago. It inspire other investments in discussion programming that has now led ups to providing Chicago-originated service to more and more of our daily midday broadcasts. As we grow and build on the great work of our colleagues—someof who remain with us here and some who have pursued other creative endeavors over the years, we are thankful to you, our audience, for both your encouragement and your criticism, your patience at our off-days and your delight at our successes. If child isfather to the man, Eight Forty is father to a deep, pervasive commitment to reflecting our community through all of our public service platforms.