WTJU Station Manager Resigns

WTJU station manager Burr Beard has resigned, Tyler McGill writes on the WTJU In Crisis blog. Citing “family concerns,” his resignation is apparently effective immediately. Beard’s planned overhaul of the station’s format led to a public rebellion by long-time volunteers, leading to some backpedaling on the university’s part, but without a clear path forward for the station. Presumably now the path is even less clear.

4 thoughts on “WTJU Station Manager Resigns”

  1. Just wondering: Does the fact that this was posted by Waldo roughly three days ago, and I am the first comment to the entry, reflect the fact that no one really cares about what happens @ WTJU?

    I’m not bashing; just honestly wondering . . .

  2. I care what happens, and I know from many conversations on the subject that a lot of other people do too. I just couldn’t think of anything to say other than that I hope someone more suited to that job comes along. I thought that comment was so obvious as to not need posting.

  3. I care too. And frankly not sure what to think. Beard’s brief tenure brought a lot of unrest, but I wonder if his departure will be a good thing or a bad thing. I’d be curious to know what any TJU insiders have to say about this news.

  4. I care quite a bit…at least I think I do. I’m very sympathetic to the idea that something needs to change with TJU. I just don’t listen as much as I used to. I had the impression that Beard was Chuck Taylor’s suggestion for his successor.

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