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Gary Donovan

By Gary Donovan 4:03 PM August 20, 2013

Chief Operating Officer/General Manager

I was raised on a dairy farm in a small town in upstate Washington with a population of 634 (which changed to 633 when I left). I had four childhood goals:

1. Avoid any career that involved cows
2. Play in the NFL
3. Play in a band
4. Be on the radio

I have successfully avoided cows, never made the NFL, played in several bands (I play drums poorly, bass not quite that well and struggle with chopsticks on the piano) and took my first job as a radio disc jockey and sports reporter at age 16. I moved to Alaska for “18 months” in 1976 to be the Program Director of KENI Radio, which was then a Top-40 station. I fell in love with broadcasting and the opportunities Alaska afforded and never left. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team that will make KTVA “First in Alaska”.

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