GM Deb in StudioDeb Simpson, the station’s first permanent General Manager, took over from Jim (JJ) Johnston on March 1st.

JJ had joined the station as interim GM in December 2013 with a mandate to help get the station on the air and to find his permanent replacement.

Deb was chosen unanimously by the Board after an exhaustive search which included 19 candidates. She brings more than 30 years experience in business, initially as a manager in the brewing industry and later as a technology consultant.

The new General Manager says listeners should not expect major changes. She feels “we’ve developed a very solid foundation under JJ and my goal is to build on and refine this, not change direction.”

Deb can be reached at or at 613-476-2229.