Public Radio Owner Buys Sun-Times In Big Chicago Media Deal

Chicago Public Media, which owns WBEZ-FM, the local NPR affiliate, announced Monday it completed a deal to buy the Chicago Sun-Times, the punchy tabloid with roots that stretch back to the mid-19th century. Final terms were not disclosed.


WTTW In News Partnership With WBEZ-FM

Chicago’s two leading public broadcasters announced a news partnership Monday that could lead to joint reporting of stories and online collaborations. Via a newly installed robotic camera, reporters from Chicago Public Media’s WBEZ-FM will appear on Chicago Tonight, the nightly news program on PBS station WTTW. In turn, a new high-speed fiber line will allow WTTW hosts and correspondents to appear live on WBEZ news and talk shows.