The record audience is the second breakthrough the station has earned since the firing of the general manager Patty Wente shortly after a May 2008 RFT cover story revealed fiscal improprieties and allegations of mismanagement at the station. In October the station also reported its best-ever pledge drive, raising $382,000.
In related news, this week marks the arrival of KWMU's new general manager, Tim Eby, who comes to the station from WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio.
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