Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict has arisen and our speaker for this event is unable to appear. So, this event is cancelled.
Studs Terkel was born in New York City, but was a fixture of Chicago life for more than half a century. Although widely recognized as an author, oral historian, social activist and television pioneer, Studs is best known for his years on WFMT-FM radio conducting interviews with some of the most interesting people of the 20th century. From 1952 to 1997, actors, artists, scientists, social reformers, ordinary workers and a host of others all talked with Studs on topics covering a wide range of the culture, politics, science and history of the age.
Now, thanks to a partnership between the Chicago History Museum and the WFMT Radio Network, most of these 5,600 programs are, or will soon be, available in an online audio archive accessible to everyone. Learn more about how this archive came about, how it can be used, and how it honors and enhances the work and life of this Chicago icon who left us in 2008 but will always be missed.
About the Speaker
Tony Macaluso, Director of Network Syndication for the WFMT Radio Network, oversees the Studs Terkel Radio Archive. He also helps develop and manage new radio programs on arts and culture for syndication and guides the Network’s strategies for working with affiliate stations and arts partners. Prior to joining WFMT in 2012, Tony helped manage the Grant Park Music Festival, the free, outdoor classical music festival in Chicago’s Millennium Park and worked for Redmoon Theater and the The Neo-Futurists. Tony has a M.A. in theater history and B.A. in journalism and Asian studies.