The Redwood Community Radio board of directors has made it official: Jeanette Todd is now station manager for KMUD Radio.
At their meeting Monday, Feb. 25, the board unanimously voted to boost Todd, who has served as KMUD's interim station manager since July 2012, to a permanent position as station manager.
Todd received unanimous support from KMUD staff as well as from the directors, board president Suzanne Beers told the Redwood Times.
Among the applicants who responded to advertisements for a new station manager last summer, Todd stood out as the best candidate because of her broad range of skills and non-profit experience, said Beers.
Although she had no experience in radio, Todd “jumped on everything,” Beers said, quickly learning about the details of running a radio station from current staff and volunteers.
”She has great management skills for ‘people-powered radio,'” Beers noted. “Her managerial style is a really good fit for KMUD.”
The radio station employs a small paid staff but relies on over 140 volunteers who do everything from hosting and engineering programs to fund-raising and helping out at events.
”We are really happy to have a station manager who is part of the community, who is committed to raising her family here,” Beers added.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KMUD