Doug Myrland officially retired as KPBS’ general manager at the end of 2008. He served in that position for 15 years. During his tenure at KPBS, he oversaw the stations TV, radio and internet operations; expanded the KPBS radio news department; and invested in the growth of KPBS.org. He also helped broker the deal that allowed KPBS to acquire KQVO in Calexico in the fall of 2004, providing the Imperial Valley community the first English language public radio service.
Prior to February 1993, Myrland served as KPBS marketing and communications manager. In that position he was responsible for overseeing all fund-raising and promotion for the stations.
Myrland came to San Diego in 1991 from Minneapolis where he was director for broadcast and affiliate services/director of marketing for American Public Radio (now Public Radio International). Prior to that he worked at KJZZ-FM in Phoenix, Arizona as program director/operations manager.
Myrland is a graduate of St. Mary's College of California with a bachelor of science in business administration. During his retirement he will be heard on KPBS radio from time to time filling in for vacationing hosts.
Recent Stories by Doug Myrland
We'll find out if James Cameron's "Avatar" was worth its $500 million dollar price tag and whether George Clooney or Colin Firth deserve the best actor buzz. We'll give you the goods on what will be in theaters this Christmas season.
Some California cities are passing cat declawing laws before a new state law takes effect on January 1st.
Two college football bowl games will be played in San Diego, and that means much-needed tourist dollars for the region.
What are the most significant things that have happened over the last decade? Did the 2000s live up to our expectations? And, what are the predictions for the next decade? We speak to a futurist and an expert on computer science about the 2000s and beyond.
We'll talk about the benefits of winter gardening with garden expert Nan Sterman.
The way we use social media has evolved in the last decade. It's now part of our culture and most of our daily lives. We take a look at its evolution, what's hot right now, and what's to store for the future.
What kind of hardships will the local homeless population be facing this holiday season? We speak to representatives from the Alpha Project, the San Diego Rescue Mission and the United Way about the services available to local homeless people. Plus, we look ahead to talk about what can be done to end chronic homelessness in San Diego County.
We'll talk about the movies that are opening this Thanksgiving weekend, including the new animated film from Wes Anderson, the much-talked about "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," and an independent film starring Woody Harreson as a soldier who notifies families who have lost a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Will 20 relatives be roaming around your house waiting to taste the turkey or the pumpkin pie? Well we have two of San Diego's premiere chefs in studio to answer your cooking questions and put any hosting anxieties to rest. We'll talk turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes and pie today on These Days.
Recent cuts to city and state budgets are affecting local beaches and parks. We take a look at how this impacts the quality of life for San Diego residents.