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Turnbull hired as the new KRBD general manager

The new KRBD General Manager is a familiar face at the radio station. The radio station’s Board of Directors has hired Deb Turnbull to take the job recently vacated by Nathan Grambau.

Turnbull has been the development director at KRBD since 2006. She said Monday that the radio station has been going through a transition the past few years, with new technology and a big move from downtown to its current site at Copper Ridge Lane.

Turnbull said now it’s time to focus on building relationships, and finding out what the community wants from its radio station.

“As development director, I’ve built lots of relationships,” she said. “So my hope is to continue to build on those relationships and have that conversation, and make us, as a board member says, ‘The best radio station.’”

Turnbull said she has no big changes in mind. She said KRBD has a great staff, and she hopes the station can attract new members and new volunteers.

“I would definitely like to see us become more involved in the youth of this community,” she said. “It is our future and I don’t see them here, so one of my tasks will be invite them in and involve them.”

Turnbull will assume the general manager duties immediately. She temporarily will continue with her former duties, as well, until she hires a new development director for the radio station.

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