There’s been an “exodus of employees” recently at KBEW radio station in Blue Earth.
“Three people have left or been let go from the station during the short time I have been here,” says a former employee. “Management has not been good there. Hopefully, that will change during the year ahead.”
Another former employee says a total of six employees, including part-timers, have either resigned, retired or been fired since Ron Revere took over as general manager in June 2020.
Carolyn Becker, who owns and operates Riverfront Broadcasting with her husband, says the station will have a new person at the helm soon.
“Ron Revere is retiring at the end of the year and Heather Anderson will be the new general manager,” Becker says.
Anderson has worked at the station as an account representative and will be its first woman general manager since going on the air in 1963. She did not respond to a request for comment.
One change has already taken place, when Stacey Huntington was hired following the departure Brent Wiethorn as news director.
Wiethorn had been at the station nearly nearly seven month after replacing Norm Hall in mid-June when he announced his retirement.
Becker says account representative Jason Spencer is no longer employed at KBEW. The station is currently airing ads to fill the position.