Chicago Media Action has been working to broaden efforts to improve radio programming in the Chicago
area. Members of Chicago Media Action were instrumental in bringing the internationally-recognized
news magazine Democracy Now! to Chicago's airwaves.
In parts of the northside: WZRD, 88.3 FM, weekdays from 8am to 9am
Throughtout Chicago on WCPT, 820 AM, weeknights from 8pm to 9pm
Chicagoans can listen to Democracy Now! on these stations:
In parts of the southside: WRTE, 90.5 FM, Monday through Thursday at 12pm, Fridays at 2pm
In parts of the northside: WLUW, 88.3 FM, weekdays from 9am to 10am
Chicagoans can also watch the television simulcast of Democracy Now! on these channels:
On CAN TV, Chicago cable channel 19, weekday mornings from 7am to 8am
On WYCC, Chicago PBS afffiliate channel 20, weeknights from 12am to 1am
Chicago Media Action is also campaigning to get Democracy Now! on the main
NPR affiliate in Chicago, WBEZ. The station to date has yet to comply with
the request, but the campaign continues.
How you can help: Call the WBEZ Listener Comment Line (312-948-4701)
and ask that they begin airing Democracy Now!. Or if you know of a Chicago
radio station which would be interested in Democracy Now! or in other such
CMA to help us widen the reach of quality radio programming
Chicago Media Action is also encouraging support of efforts to bring Low Power FM radio
on a wide scale to the United States. More details here.
Great Radio Hope?
Isn't WBEZ Public Radio?
Free Press' Reclaim Radio initiative
The Prometheus Radio Project
Past CMA articles on this topic are listed below in reverse chronological order.
Past CMA announcements on this topic are listed below in reverse chronological order.