WGN Radio announced that it will move its studios and offices to the 18th floor of 303 E. Wacker from the Tribune Tower at 435 N. Michigan. The first official broadcast from the new studios will happen in June. Built and designed exclusively for WGN Radio, the new 16-thousand-square-foot headquarters offers two Allstate Skyline Studios with northeast and northwest views, six dedicated studios for the podcast platform WGN Plus, and a 650-square-foot performance studio and stage for live music and radio dramas, with seating for 25 plus standing room.
At the core of the studio space is the WGN Radio journalism hub, home base for the station’s 24/7 news room. The new headquarters includes an expanded video production suite with green screen for WGN Radio’s in-house content agency DATS.
“An investment like this represents the strength of our brand beyond traditional broadcast. It recognizes our success on every platform. What an exciting time for this 94-year-old start-up,” said WGN Radio Station Manager & Vice President of Content Todd Manley.