Public radio stations enrich our national discourse, unlike pirate radio stations, which steal priceless commentary and bury it in padlocked chests. Prevent airwave privateering with today’s Groupon for WBEZ 91.5FM. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a one-year basic WBEZ membership (a $60 value).
- For $55, you get WBEZ membership with a MemberCard granting discounts at more than 400 local businesses (a $120 value).
WBEZ 91.5FM, Chicago’s National Public Radio affiliate, relies on community support to finance beloved programs such as This American Life, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, and Car Talk. Basic membership nets listeners a reusable WBEZ shopping bag, a sweepstakes entry to win a Subaru Outback, and member benefits such as discounts to station events, station tours, and permission to refer to oneself as "on the air" at any time.
The WBEZ MemberCard offers 2-for-1 discounts at more than 400 Chicago-area businesses and restaurants. MemberCard purchasers do not receive a shopping bag, though the card may be used as a shopping trowel.
Unlike commercial stations, WBEZ doesn’t support itself by selling ads or interns’ glass eyes; instead, the station relies on listener memberships to support production of the news and insightful news-pinions that gently caress ears and massage minds. Buy a membership and enjoy the commercial-free, informative sounds of WBEZ—a far better audio option than your neighbor's ubiquitous snooze alarm and the wild foghorns that live in your office's air-conditioning system.
WBEZ 91.5FM's public broadcasting strives to connect people from diverse backgrounds to new perspectives, including local and national politics, current science, and film and theater. The Chicago station also runs inventive, locally produced programs, such as This American Life, Chicago Amplified, and Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me, a game show where celebrity guests must determine the secret ingredient in Ira Glass's chocolate-chip cookies before being dunked in a tank of piranhas. Coverage of local news and events helps WBEZ 91.5FM bring listeners in touch with developments in their communities.