- The station hosted its first event on December 9, 2005, when Al Franken did a live broadcast of The Al Franken Show from the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Al's guests were Senator Barack Obama, Congressman Rahm Emanuel, Amnesty International Midwest director Dori Dinsmore, writer Studs Terkel, and a 13-year-old "Wait, Wait, Don't Lie To Me" contestant named Mike.
- The station's second event was when Jerry Springer did a live broadcast of Springer on the Radio in front of a live audience from the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2006. Topics included immigration, the Iraq war, abortion, and topics from the audience.
- Al Franken returned for another live broadcast from the Steppenwolf Theatre on Monday, May 8, 2006. His guests were Senator Dick Durbin, executive director of the Death Penalty Education Project Edwin Colfax, Congressional candidates John Laesch (IL-14) and Dan Seals (IL-10), universal health care advocates Dr. Quentin Young and Ajitha Reddy, and Cass Sunstein.
The station has continued to do periodic local events including a live broadcast by Ed Schultz and a "Great Debate" between progressive talker Thom Hartmann and WIND's conservative talker Michael Medved. Video and audio of the debate are available on the WCPT website.
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