User guide

Welcome to the new WBEZ.org, a daily news service from WBEZ Chicago providing vital news, insights and context from this community and the world around us. We've made it easier than ever before to browse, read, and listen to all the news from Chicago and beyond.

Whether you’re new to WBEZ.org or a regular visitor, this guide will provide tips on how to navigate the site and find what you’re looking for.

We would love to hear from you. Leave us your questions, comments, or feedback.

Discover Chicago news

WBEZ Chicago provides in-depth coverage of the region, including city and state politics, education, arts & culture, environment & public health, communities, and criminal justice.

Browse our homepage for the most important stories of the day including top stories, editors’ picks, and all other headlines curated every day.

Open the menu to access our section pages, where you can find recent stories about any of our core coverage areas. Find the latest stories from WBEZ News by tapping Latest in the menu.

Listen to WBEZ 91.5 FM

You can access WBEZ 91.5 live on air any time by tapping the Listen Live button at the top of the page on wider screens, or the “Live” icon at the bottom of the screen on narrower screens. This action will display the player bar and start the livestream.

The Radio Schedule displays our full lineup of shows. You can replay almost anything that aired in the previous 7 days.

Rewind the radio

If you missed Morning Edition or Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, you can rewind the radio to replay previous hours’ programs. Tap the audio player to expand it and view details about what’s playing. Then click the skip back buttons to go back to the top of previous hours.

You can also browse previously-aired programs in the Radio Schedule. You can replay almost anything that aired in the previous 7 days.

Listen to music from Vocalo 91.1

The new WBEZ.org also offers a 24/7 music stream from our sister station Vocalo 91.1. To play Vocalo, find the link in the menu.

As you browse the site, audio will continue to play without interruption.

More listening options

The Our Picks page showcases our favorite audio stories, interviews, and documentaries. It is regularly updated with recent and archival items.

Visit the Shows & Podcasts directory to find WBEZ Chicago’s groundbreaking original productions, including Motive and Reset.

Search for stories that interest you

The new WBEZ.org Search makes it easy to find current or archived stories about anything we’ve covered. Try searching for famous Chicagoans, landmarks, newsmakers, or neighborhoods. You’ll find a mix of written and audio stories to satisfy your curiosity.

Sign up for WBEZ’s daily newsletter

Our daily newsletter, The Rundown, is a great way to get caught up on the stories that matter most. Sign up for our newsletter here.

Manage your membership

To update your information, payment method and giving status, log in to our Member Center. Once in the Member Center you'll also find information about your member benefits along with membership FAQs.

Leave a news tip

All information about news tips and bureaus can be found on the Contact page.

Support WBEZ Chicago

Your donation allows us to offer free, comprehensive, unbiased coverage of the Chicago community and the world. Donating is easy from our donation form.

We also accept gifts of stock, bequests and more — see all our options at the Support Us page.

Donate your car, motorcycle or boat to support WBEZ’s programming. See our Car Donation portal.

Become a sponsor

Connect your brand with our engaged audiences. Become a sponsor of WBEZ Chicago.

Find open positions at Chicago Public Media

Browse our Careers page.

Contact us for any other inquiries

The Contact Us page has all the info you need to leave us a question or comment. Questions about your membership, issues with the website, streams, or apps, and any other inquiry can be filed there. We also have information about airing public service announcements, media inquiries, and studio booking.