Last week when I posted about This American Life someone suggested to me Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything as something else that fills that quirky, brilliant, edgy niche. I subscribed and I really do like the show. I see on his blog that he posts about picking up a new station. He gives some clues where he says:
So I am not going to name names, but lets just say that starting March 5th I will be on all THREE coasts. And one more hint: this station is the best of the big stations in the network, its innovative, visionary and wholly dedicated to airing great radio (I am sure this partnership will last at best 3 weeks).
Can there really be much mystery in this? As much as I’d like to think he’s talking about the Gulf Coast and that it’s KRVS in Lafayette LA, this has to be WBEZ in Chicago. It’s is the flagship of TAL and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and fits all the criteria he lists. It sure was pleasant living in Evanston and having WBEZ as my local NPR affiliate since the station actually originates a lot of programming that I love.