Feder: Cumulus stations accept ads for news/talk rival WBEZ

Updated 5/13/2019 2:39 PM

While conservative blowtorch WLS 890-AM and NPR affiliate WBEZ 91.5-FM may find themselves on opposite sides of the political spectrum, they're both battling it out for Chicago's news/talk radio listeners, Robert Feder writes.

So it's been surprising to hear commercials for WBEZ airing on a couple of other stations owned by the parent company of WLS.


For several weeks, paid ads for NPR's "Morning Edition," the flagship program of Chicago Public Media's WBEZ, have been turning up on Cumulus Media classic hits WLS 94.7-FM and alternative rock WKQX 101.1-FM.

Get the full report, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.