Former KWMU g.m. settles with licensee

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Patty Wente, the former g.m. of KWMU-FM in St. Louis, reached a settlement Nov. 13 with the station’s licensee, the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Wente will receive $50,000, and her departure from the station will be officially recorded as a resignation, not a firing. In exchange, the former manager will drop a grievance against the university, among other conditions. The city’s Riverfront Times posted the full settlement on its website. Wente was fired June 2 based on preliminary findings from a review of KWMU’s finances and management under her tenure. Since leaving KWMU she has started a consulting business, The Wente Group.

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