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Read about updates on station initiatives, our response to public comments about our coverage, the latest press releases and program updates, and the public radio industry on our station blog, Inside Public Radio.
You’ll hear directly from station general manager Tim Eby, as well as from other station staff from our programming, membership, events, interactive media, and corporate support departments.
Quick Facts About the Station
- Founded in 1972
- 271,800 St. Louis area listeners
- Funded by individual members, corporate sponsors, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and local, regional and national grants
- St. Louis Public Radio is part of the University of Missouri-St. Louis
- 33 full-time and 11 part-time professionals
- Over 500 volunteers help the station in fundraising and special event activity
- 100,000 watt signal reaching 2.4 million people in the bi-state area
Building a Forum for the Future: UMSL at Grand Center
A three-story, 27,000 square-foot facility in Grand Center is to be the new home of St. Louis Public Radio and will provide academic and program space for UMSL.
To engage the St. Louis community, strengthen alliances with local organizations, and expand news coverage in our region through the construction of new St. Louis Public Radio facilities at Grand Center.
A Space to Engage the Community and to Grow
The new building doubles our news space and triples our capacity for creating original program content and news. Community-oriented spaces include studios for broadcasting reports on critical local and regional issues and town-hall style meeting rooms that allow us to host discussions with the public on a regular, ongoing basis. Through the Grand Center building, St. Louis Public Radio is creating opportunities for direct and personal connections with our listeners and community.
Support the Project
Please contact Shelley Kerley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-516-6176.
See photos of the new facility as it's being built:
St. Louis Public Radio's Annual Report for 2011
(Adobe PDF document)
The report contains a letter from St. Louis Public Radio General Manager Tim Eby, information about station awards, a station report card, a letter from the Chancellor, and listings of board and staff members and supporters.
St. Louis Public Radio General Manager Tim Eby
General Manager Tim Eby joined St. Louis Public Radio on January 20, 2009 bringing more than 25 years of public radio experience to St. Louis.
Eby was a member of the Board of Directors of National Public Radio from 2002-2008 and served as Chairman from 2004 through 2007. He is an active leader and member of several other professional organizations including Public Radio in Mid-America.
Prior to coming to St. Louis, Eby, a South Bend, Indiana native, was the Radio Station Manager at WOSU Public Media at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio from 2004-2009. WOSU operates WOSU-AM, WOSU-FM, and four repeater stations in central Ohio. During his time there he completed construction of new studios and offices for the radio stations. He also oversaw construction of HD Radio installations and major programming changes initiatives at the station.
Prior to his work in Columbus, Eby transformed WVPE Public Radio in Elkhart, Indiana from a student-run station to a fully professionally staffed operation, bringing NPR programming to the South Bend area. In his 21 years at WVPE, Eby oversaw the completion of several studio and transmitter projects and initiated station participation in numerous public radio initiatives with NPR, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other national organizations.
Eby has also been involved as a board member with several non-profit organizations. In Columbus, he served on the Board of the Jazz Arts Groups and Thurber House. While in South Bend, Eby was a Director with the Potawatomi Zoological Society, the Elkhart Centre, the Michiana Arts & Sciences Council, the Elkhart Concert Club, and the Elkhart Rotary Club. He also served as the volunteer Chair of the Elkhart Jazz Festival from 1992-1995.
Eby is a 1982 graduate of the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.