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Two days after Crain’s Chicago Business reported that WBEZ’s considering shuttering its morning show Eight-Forty Eight, Robert Feder says that it ain’t necessarily so. On Monday Crain’s said that ’BEZ is “evaluating” whether its two locally produced newsmagazines—the aforementioned, as well as global news outfit Worldview—are “meeting its strategic goals,” and that the station would put Eight-Forty Eight on a one-month hiatus while it considers the question. On Chicagoist this morning, Kevin Robinson chimes in with a lament that the station’s not what it used to be—he’s particularly upset that resources have been diverted to Vocalo, and that WBEZ no longer broadcasts jazz in the evenings. Robinson says Chicago Public Media president and CEO Torey Malatia’s Vocalo dalliance is “the broadcast equivalent of Chicago Now or Red Eye.” (Low blow!)