Sep 18, 2012
As the Workshop completed our third NEW News Report on Chicago’s online news ecosystem and our research for the 2013 edition of the Getting On Air, Online, and Into Print media guide, we realize that there have probably been more changes in the media landscape recently than ever before. Taking into account the quantity and variety of online news outlets in the city, we must note that even the media itself is evolving.
One recent notable change in Chicago media – Steve Edwards, long-time host at WBEZ will sign off as the host of Afternoon Shift for the last time this Friday, September 21. Slotted to take his place for the next month or two is long-time WGN radio host Rick Kogan.
Who would have ever thought hat a Tribune Company veteran (and Studs Terkel Community Media Award winner) would end up replacing a public radio announcer?
Though this kind of “station-hopping” may have been unheard of some years ago, but given the talent and reputations of these two local personalities, the direction WBEZ is taking with this shift is logical – even admirable.