Smiley & West Listen Now: Manager's Report to the Listener By Matt Martin • Dec 16, 2013 On Tuesday, December 17th, KALW GM Matt Martin went on the air for his end-of-year Manager's Report to the Listeners. Manager's Report, Tuesday at 5pm By Matt Martin • Dec 16, 2013 Join GM Matt Martin on Tuesday, December 17th at 5pm for an end-of-year Manager's Report to the Listeners. Matt will update you on programming changes for the New Year, including Dr. Smiley & West: What do you think? By Matt Martin • Oct 17, 2012 At the end of September, WBEZ – Chicago’s primary NPR affiliate – made the decision to drop Smiley & West from its schedule. This week, Tavis Smiley released a public letter responding to the cancellation, and to comments made by Chicago Public Media president and CEO Torey Malatia, who said the show was “becoming like Democracy Now" and veering too far from WBEZ’s declaration of principles.