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.
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