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Manager's Report to the Listeners: Change in programming, change in leadership

KALW General Manager Matt Martin

KALW General Manager Matt Martin talks about change at Local Public Radio in programming, and beyond.

Matt announced that, after 11 years as General Manager, he has decided that it's time for a change in leadership at KALW.  Matt talks about the reasons for the decision and the plans for a search for a new General Manager at approximately 19 minutes into the program.

He also talked about a series of program changes that will go into effect in October:

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.