Tom Livingston named interim general manager of St. Louis Public Radio
The University of Missouri-St. Louis has retained public radio veteran Tom Livingston to serve as interim general manager of St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU, 90.7 FM) effective immediately, following the resignation of Tim Eby, who has served in the role since 2009.
Livingston is a public media leader and consultant with nearly four decades of experience at the local and national levels. He served two terms as vice chairman of the NPR Board of Directors and has managed three different public radio organizations. He is founder and CEO of Livingston Associates, the leading public media executive recruitment firm, which has provided executive search and consulting services to more than 200 public media clients. Those services include executive search, strategy, interim services, facilitation and professional coaching.
“St. Louis Public Radio has a strong national reputation and I look forward to joining the station on an interim basis during this transition,” Livingston said. “By working collaboratively with stakeholders including staff, volunteers, supporters and the university, I am confident that we will set a course forward to help KWMU thrive and continue to improve its service to the community and beyond.”
Eby will continue in a short-term, six-month consultancy role in order to provide continuity and transition of all pending matters, projects and operations.
“I thank Tim for his tenure at St. Louis Public Radio during which the station experienced a tremendous period of growth,” Chancellor Kristin Sobolik said. “Now is a time to look forward and best align the work of the station with the needs of our community as well as the academic, research, service and outreach mission of the university. I look forward to working with Tom in this respect as we begin a national search for the next general manager.”
KWMU is a National Public Radio affiliate with a 100,000-watt signal. The station is housed at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and licensed to The Curators of the University of Missouri.