WBUR Management Shake-Up

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The general manager of one of the largest public radio stations in the United States resigned Friday amid allegations of mismanagement. Jane Christo had helped create such well-known shows as Car Talk and The Connection, but controversy began to grow when she announced plans to sell off a smaller public radio station in Rhode Island. According to audited financial statements that WBUR files with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WBUR has a deficit of $12.4 million. There are additional allegations that jobs and valuable contracts were given to family members. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from