Second Stop: WBEZ

After a sprint though the rain – which quickly turned into me calling two cabs over for the nine of us – the journos made it to Chicago’s historic Navy Pier.

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According to the Navy Pier’s website, the pier originally “opened as a shipping and recreational facility in 1916. Located on Lake Michigan, it has served many purposes throughout its rich history and currently encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities and is the top leisure destination in the Midwest, drawing nearly nine million visitors annually.”

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Near the end of the pier – which sticks over 3,000 feet out above the water – we found ourselves at WBEZ NPR Chicago.

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Here we had the opportunity to tour the recording studios and sit down with two of their staff members to talk a bit about the radio business.

(Side note: If I were smart – or just a tad less awestruck by the entire city – I might have thought to record these interviews so I would have a little more to share…)

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But I got to touch an Emmy! So, that’s cool…

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