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Tim Eby

Tim Eby

General Manager

Tim Eby was the General Manager of St. Louis Public Radio from January of 2009 to September of 2020.

During his tenure, Eby has led St. Louis Public Radio through a period of enormous growth. The station has moved into a state-of-the-art facility, completed a transformative merger with the non-profit, online news outlet the St. Louis Beacon, and significantly increased its broadcast and digital audience and fundraising revenue.

Prior to moving to St. Louis, Eby was the Radio Station Manager for WOSU Public Media at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio from 2004 - 2009. Eby was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and administration of WOSU's Radio services, including the development and implementation of new programming, budget, operations and staff.

Previously, Eby was Station Manager at WVPE Public Radio in South Bend, Indiana for more than 21 years. There, he was hired as the station's first full-time employee, and was instrumental in evolving WVPE from a student-run operation to one of the leading small market public radio stations in the country. Under Eby's leadership, WVPE won such prestigious awards as the Edward R. Murrow Award for news excellence and the Public Radio Development Award for outstanding growth in membership support.

Eby has been active in both public broadcasting and community organizations. He was just elected to serve a three-year term beginning in November 2018 as a member of the Board of Directors of National Public Radio.

He previously served on NPR Board from 2002 – 2008 and was its Chair from 2004 – 2007. He has served as President of Public Radio in Mid-America (PRIMA), the country's largest public radio regional organization, and on task forces and panels sponsored by NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Station Resource Group and a member of the PRIMA Board of Directors.

He has also worked on behalf of numerous local arts, cultural, and non-profit groups. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Grand Center, Inc. and Heat-Up STL. Eby has a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. Eby lives with his wife Kathi in the Central West End in the city of St. Louis.

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