Theater critics Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman “were told their services were no longer required, though it would be nice if they’d occasionally donate them,” Michael Miner reports.
“They want listener-generated content. They want audience participation. They want call-ins,” Kleiman tells Miner. “Given that, they don’t have any use for experts. [WBEZ Executive Producer] Justin [Kaufmann] said, ‘If we want an expert on theater we can call [the Tribune's] Chris Jones to come in for free.’”
Kaufmann confirmed the cuts to Miner, and told him the station let go others, too:… Read more