ATMIA’s David Tente talks ATMs with WGN Radio’s John Williams

SIOUX FALLS, SD (January 28, 2020) — A recent spate of ATM thefts in the Chicago area sparked calls into John Williams’ morning talk show on WGN Radio in Chicago this week.  When a listener told John that some ATMs were able to shred the cash inside if they were tipped over or stolen, he decided it was time to reach out to someone more knowledgeable about ATMs.

The show’s producer contacted ATMIA member NationalLink with a request for an on-air interview.  Herman Trejo. Director, Sales, thought the request would be better handled by ATMIA, on behalf of the industry, and forwarded it on to U.S. Executive Director, David Tente.

David joined the program this morning for a 16-minute segment that included handling a number of caller questions.  WGN has kindly provided a podcast link to David’s interview.

Topics covered included different types of ATM crime – and many were the types of questions a typical consumer might ask about ATM operation and ownership.


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Amber Howell

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