KRBD General Manager Deb Turnbull has announced her retirement, effective March 31. (KRBD photo)

KRBD General Manager Deborah Turnbull has announced her retirement, effective March 31.

Turnbull made the announcement to the KRBD Board of Directors during its regular board meeting on Feb. 7. Turnbull said she has been giving retirement serious consideration for quite some time, and with a good board and staff, believes there’s no better time to step away.

She plans to spend more time hiking with her dog, Otis; socializing with friends, and quilting. Turnbull intends to remain in Ketchikan and will continue to be an active and avid supporter of KRBD and public media.

Turnbull began working for KRBD in 2006 as the station’s Development Director. She became the General Manager in 2012.

Community Radio Station KRBD seeks to inform, engage, enlighten and delight to make a positive difference in the lives of the people of Southern Southeast Alaska.

As an NPR, Alaska Public Media and CoastAlaska affiliate, KRBD brings the latest local, statewide, national and world news to its listeners; provides health and safety information; reaches out to all segments of the community; and provides listeners with a broad range of art, culture, entertainment and ideas from all over the world.