Content Initiatives

In September 2007, a planning process first began to institute a formal Partnership Program for Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago). Today the flagship production of the Partnership Program is Chicago Amplified - our gateway to community voices and ideas - which houses over 2,500 public events in their entirty. The program also produces additional ongoing collaborations and projects, such as Louder Than a Bomb and "Cafe Society with WBEZ", as well as special initiatives produced for specific commemorations and events - all of which are produced in collaboration with Partners, our respected and trusted network of cultural institutions located throughout the region. Click here for an index of past projects.

Beginning January 2011, Vocalo 89.5FM launched a formalized Partnership program which invited community institutions to collaborate with us on programming for the next generation of public media consumers in Chicago. This opportunity was presented both to existing Partners looking to deepen their involvement with the station and new Partners wanting to engage in a long-term, mission-based relationship.

Launched in the Spring of 2012, monthly public programming is now taking place at Chicago Public Media's Community Bureaus, produced in collaboration with Partners.

The programs and initiatives of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) that benefit from the Partnership Program are those deeply invested in seeking community engagement and exploring long-term collaboration within the work that they do. This focus assists Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) in our commitment to connect diverse audiences in our service area and beyond in hopes that doing so will help them make a difference in our communities, our region, and our world.

For more information, contact Breeze Richardson at 312.948.4653.