Thursday, February 26, 2009
KWMU Booster Group Organizes Under Name Ripped from RFT Headline
By Chad Garrison
on Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:49 AM
Could that be "Radio Active" as in the headline of a May 2008 RFT investigation
into KWMU that ultimately led to the firing of the station's general manager Patty Wente
The answer, apparently, is yes. Radio Active is the nickname of the new Young Friends of KWMU
The group is hosting a launch party next month at White Flag Projects
that will include a round table of some of the station's younger on-air talent. Money raised through Young Friends of KWMU will support programming at the public radio station and NPR affiliate.
I tried calling Young Friends but couldn't get anyone on the phone. My question is this: Is it just coincidence that the group shares the same name of the RFT
story, or did Young Friends so despise Wente that they named their group in honor of her fall?
I thought I was dreaming this morning when the alarm clock woke me to KWMU (90.7 FM) and the first thing I heard was a promo for a new friends group for the station called "Radio Active."