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Marty West, President

I moved to Alaska in the late 70’s after college in Memphis to work at KTKN-AM. I thought I’d be here a few years but Ketchikan has a way of seeping into your life and time passes. I have worked at KRBD-FM off and on for over 20 years and in almost every capacity; the last time in the late 80’s/early 90’s as Manager. Currently I share a volunteer radio show on Tuesday nights called Eclectic Ladyland. I also worked at UAS coordinating Vocational Education programs, as a bartender at the Arctic and was on the City Council for 15 years. I now work at PeaceHealth Ketchikan as a Community Relations Specialist (write stuff and take photos) and in retail at Chinook & Company.

While I was living my life I got married (Jim White), had two children (Billy White and Libby Howe) plus one that came with the marriage (Kelsey White). Now I have two teenage grandsons in Seattle with their mom (Trevor and Ethan) and another who lives here. Zander Howe will soon be three.

I tried my hand doing a lot of different art: painting, sculpting, batik, drawing…and music: piano, drums but have no aptitude. Just an appreciator; I’m a good audience.

  • Alaska Airlines Blueberry Arts Festival Sponsor
    Alaska Airlines Blueberry Arts Festival Sponsor
  • Island Air Express Handmade Human Powered Boat Race
    Island Air Express Handmade Human Powered Boat Race
  • community Connections Early Learning Program Pet and Doll Parade Sponsor
    community Connections Early Learning Program Pet and Doll Parade Sponsor
  • First Bank Winter Arts Faire
    First Bank Winter Arts Faire
  • KPU Telecommunications Mainstage