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12/02/16 - The Numeris Radio Diary Survey for September 5 - October 30, 2016 has been released.  In the Victoria market, CBC Radio 1 CBCV-FM 90.5 continues to lead with an 18.0 share, Rock CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 14.7 and Talk CFAX AM 1070 is third with 9.4.  Numeris diary ratings for Victoria and other Canadian radio markets can be viewed here.       
12/02/16 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC for KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way.  Nighttime power will be lowered from 10 kW to .22 kW with nighttime transmitter location change from 47° 18' 0.00" 122° 11' 17.00" to 47° 18' 20.00" 122° 14' 53.00", the same as its daytime transmitter, with two towers in a directional array.  Daytime power remains at 27.5 kW.  FCC data
12/02/16 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License from Northwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society to Sacred Heart Radio, Inc. for translators K300CU 107.9 Ocean Shores (CP change to Shoreline) and K284CG 104.7 Sampson (CP mod to Olympia).  The translators will bring the programming of Sacred Heart Radio's KBLE AM 1050 Seattle and KBUP AM 1240 Olympia to the Ocean Shores area.  FCC authorization 

Momentum Media Marketing
12/01/16 - Pat Bohn, founder and president of SparkNetworks, and Shawn Smith, founder and president of Momentum Media Marketing Inc., today announced the merger of Sparknetworks’ syndicated programs, services and tools with those of Momentum Media Networks, a division of Vancouver-based Momentum Media Marketing, Inc. The merge is effective January 1, 2017.  Broadcast Dialogue 
Steve Bunin
12/01/16 - KING-TV Seattle has hired Steve Bunin to co-anchor mornings with Joyce Taylor.  The Seattle native has most recently been hosting a show on SB Nation KGOW AM 1560 Houston.  Mark Joyella, TVSpy  David Barron, Houston Chronicle 
Ocean CIOC-FM Victoria
12/01/16 - Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria has moved to all Christmas as of 8:06 a.m. today with Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Buble.
Heidi May
12/01/16 - Heidi May has announced she has joined KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle as an on-air personality.  She will be doing part time work including midday weekends.  The marketing & communications/voiceover specialist has worked at a number of stations in the Seattle market since 1991. 
Robin Farrell
11/30/16 - Former KOOL-FM CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria morning host Robin Farrell, who was released in August after an 11-year run has found a new home.  She has Tweeted that she joins the morning team at Q103.1 CKQQ-FM Kelowna beginning January 9th.  Prior to Victoria, she worked in the Vancouver radio market. 
Ryan Carroll
11/30/16 - Ryan Carroll, who worked as a swing announcer at CFOX-FM 99.3 and Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver for the last year, has Tweeted that he will be joining Fresh Radio CKWS-FM 104.3 Kingston ON as midday host.  He starts at year end. 
Ronnie Stanton
11/30/16 - Former Vancouver programmer Ronnie Stanton has been named VP/Programming for Alpha Media with direct oversight of the Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative, Oldies and Classic Hits formats and also will serve as PD of the company's two San Jose Stations.  The 20-year radio veteran was PD for CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver for five years and most recently Senior Brand Director and VP for Corus Entertainment, based in Vancouver.  All Access Music Group 
David Bray
11/29/16 - Communications consultant David Bray of Bray & Partners explains his involvement in Aboriginal Voices Radio (later known as Voices Radio).  The stations, licensed to Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa, were started as an experiment to provide a voice to aboriginal people across the country.  They struggled to meet regulatory conditions and to survive financially.  For the past two years, Bray worked pro bono to help the stations through CRTC and court processes, but was unable to keep the them on air.  The Vancouver outlet operated as CKAV-FM-2 106.3, the frequency of which is now dark.  David Bray, Broadcaster Magazine    
Pat Garrett
11/29/16 - Afternoon drive host and music director Pat Garrett has left KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle after more than four years.  No replacement has been announced.  Inside Radio
KIXI AM 880 Seattle
11/28/16 - KIXI AM 880 Seattle has also moved to all Christmas programming.  It's the fourth Seattle market station to move to all Christmas, joining other Northwest stations Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5 Lynden and two in Vancouver.
Erin Wilde
11/28/16 - Former Vancouver radio personality Erin Wilde, who has been hosting middays at KooL CKCE-FM 101.5 Calgary for almost a decade has found a new home as p.m. drive host at KiSS CHFM-FM 95.9 Calgary.  She hosted shows at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM from 1999-2003 and The Beat CFBT-FM 94.5 (now Virgin Radio) Vancouver from 2003-05.
11/28/16 - The CRTC has approved an application by South Asian Broadcasting Corporation Inc. to add an FM transmitter in Surrey to rebroadcast the programming of CKYE-FM 93.1 Vancouver.  It will operate at 89.1 MHz directional with a maximum ERP of 250 watts at 123.3 metres HAAT.  Also approved is an application by Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. to operate an ethnic commercial AM station in Vancouver at 600 kHz with day and night power of 10,000 watts.  Also approved is an application by Akash Broadcasting Inc. to operate an ethnic commercial specialty FM station in Surrey at 91.5 MHz directional with a maximum ERP of 1,000 watts at 121.9 metres HAAT.  The Commission has additionally required existing low-powered and unauthorized operations to vacate the frequencies 88.7, 89.3 and 91.5 MHz.  CRTC release   
Clay Freinwald
11/26/16 - The December 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses AM stations on FM translators and their local complications, a boost in KIRO-FM's HD signal level, the shutting down of Northwest Cable News (NWCN) on January 6th. and much more.  December Clay's Corner
Kristi Gordon
11/26/16 - Global BC & CKNW AM 980 Vancouver senior meteorologist Kristi Gordon speaks out in the November-December edition of West Coast Families Magazine.  She stands up for what she believes in, including the calling out of people who made critical online comments during her pregnancy last year.  Kelly S. Thompson, West Coast Families Magazine (p. 24-25)  
11/25/16 - The FCC has granted a modification of construction permit to Centro Familiar Cristiano for KRUM-LD Seattle.  It will operate with 15 kW directional at 122-11-19.2 47-26-1.2 at a height of radiated center above mean sea level of 195.1 meters.  FCC authorization  FCC TV station data  
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
11/25/16 - Next Wednesday, November 30th marks the 39th Annual CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Day! This is a full day “radio-thon” that is broadcast live from the Terminal City Club through News Talk 980 CKNW and Global BC.  Pledge Day brings together a parade of celebrities, children’s choirs, philanthropists and business leaders who raise money for the CKNW Orphans’ Fund, as well as families and organizations that have been helped throughout the year.  Last year, CKNW Orphans’ Fund raised $2 million on Pledge Day, totaling up to over $40 million raised since its inception.  CKNW Orphans’ Fund is one of the largest sources of individual grant funding in BC and helps thousands of children annually.  CKNW release 
QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver
11/25/16 - QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver joined the ranks of all-Christmas stations at 8 a.m. today with A Holly Jolly Christmas by  Burl Ives.  Additionally, CISL AM 650 Vancouver moved to Classic Christmas at midnight with Winter Wonderland by the Eurythmics. 
Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle
11/25/16 - Seattle market Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM moved to all-Christmas music at midnight with Grown Up Christmas List by Amy Grant, making it the third station in the market to do so.
Praise KWPZ-FM Lynden
11/24/16 - Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5 Lynden went all-Christmas at 6 p.m. today with Christmastime by Michael W. Smith then the traditional Caroling, Caroling by Nat King Cole.
Voices Radio
11/24/16 - Voices Radio CKAV-FM 106.3 Vancouver is off the air following loss of its appeal to overturn a CRTC decision revoking licenses in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.  The website now only links to its Toronto-based audio stream.  The Commission then put out a call for radio applications to serve the above mentioned urban Aboriginal communities.  Federal Court of Appeal decision   
Giulio Caravatta
11/24/16 - TSN Radio CKST AM 1040 Vancouver color analyst Giulio Caravatta will provide analysis of the 104th Canadian Football League Grey Cup this Sunday (11/27).  TSN’s Rod Black will call the game, which will air on a network of 24 stations.  Pre and post-game coverage begins at 1 p.m. PT.  Additionally, TSN Radio 1040’s Matt Sekeres will co-host Grey Cup Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. PT.  TSN info 
Don Lehn
11/24/16 - Fraser Valley News (FVN) has been nominated for three awards by Small Business BC. The Chilliwack-based digital news service has earned nominations for Premier’s People’s Choice, Best Marketer and Best Concept.  Former local broadcaster Don Lehn founded the site in 2015 after recognizing a news gap in the region.  He is also the Managing Editor.  Lehn has anchored news at a number of stations, notably News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver and was News Director at CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack.  Broadcast Dialogue 
Research Director, Inc.
11/23/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive November PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
11/22/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 pulls further out in front in the Nielsen Audio November 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with an 8.0 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 stays second with 5.5.  News/Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 remains in third place with a 5.2 share.  Radio Online
KIRO-TV Seattle
11/22/16 - KIRO-TV Seattle is the only CBS affiliate to make the list of Social Media Leaders in The Top 20 Markets list.  It comes in with a 33 share in the market.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
Ed Hill
11/21/16 - KSE Radio Denver VP/Programming Ed Hill has left the four-station cluster after only six months for a soon-to-be announced opportunity.  His extensive programming background includes four years at KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
Martin Fossum
11/20/16 - Former CBC Vancouver Film Sound Technician Martin Fossum passed away November 10 at age 75.  He was on staff with CBC Vancouver in the 1970s before leaving the Corporation to embark on a very successful freelance career.  He worked on numerous projects, including the CBC series "The Beachcombers" and "Danger Bay".  Obituary  
Dr. Sport Greg Douglas
11/19/16 - Veteran sports journalist and broadcast commentator Greg Douglas, aka Dr. Sport, pens his final column in today's Vancouver Sun.  He reported and anchored sports at several Vancouver radio and TV stations beginning in the 1970s.  Additionally, he was the original Vancouver Canucks public relations director in 1968 and stayed until 1977 climbing to Assistant General Manager.  Douglas was inducted into the media category of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
11/18/16 - In an FCC filing, KMIH.ORG Radio Booster Club is selling K233BU 94.5 White Center to Bonneville International Corporation for $300,000.  Plans are to move the translator to rebroadcast KTTH AM 770 Seattle.  All Access Music Group
Matt Waggoner
11/18/16 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV has promoted Matthew Waggoner from Senior Executive Producer of News and Sports to Assistant News Director.  He's been with Q13 since May 2012.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
11/18/16 - STAR 101.5 KPLZ-FM moved to an all Christmas format this morning as "The Best Mix of Today's Christmas Music".  STAR will play 20 Christmas songs in a row every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus, afternoon show hosts, Curt & Corine will feature the top 5 Christmas songs of the day at 5 o’clock every weekday.   All Access Music Group 
WARM KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle
11/17/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 moved to an all Christmas format earlier today.  The move happened two days earlier than last year.  Radio Online 
Dan Persigehl
11/17/16 - iHeartMedia has appointed veteran programmer Dan Persigehl to the newly created position of Director Regional Creative Services for the Seattle, Portland and Phoenix markets, effective immediately.  He will be based out of Phoenix and has had PD experience at both Clear Channel and Entercom stations.  All Access Music Group  
Chuck McCoy
11/17/16 - Chuck McCoy, who was PD at CFUN Vancouver during the mid 1970s and VP/GM for Rogers Radio Vancouver cluster during most of the 1990s, received the 2016 Hall of Fame Award from the Ontario Association of Broadcasters at the organization’s fall conference November 10.  YouTube presentation video  Broadcaster Magazine backgrounder 
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
11/17/16 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV digital director Travis Mayfield shows a new Google product called Quick Draw for Wednesday's early morning broadcast.  When morning anchor Kaci Aitchison attempts to sketch a cannon, things get out of hand.  Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle PI   
11/16/16 - Seattle's EMP Museum changes its name to the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP for short), with a free celebration Saturday, November 19.  The museum was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000.  KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle has been associated with the museum through funding partnerships and a recent $500,000 donation from Allen to help fund a new studio at Seattle Center.  Chris Daniels, KING-TV  All Access Music Group
710 AM KIRO Seattle
11/14/16 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle and the Kent School District will hold a town hall forum on concussions in youth sports Tuesday (11/15) at 7 p.m. in Covington.  Kent School District Athletic Director Dave Lutes will be joined by 710 ESPN host and former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman along with former Seahawks team physician Dr. Stanley Herring.  The panel will discuss how concussions impact the health of kids, and what local organizations are doing to make youth sports safer.  All Access Music Group  KSD release 
Brooke & Jubal
11/14/16 - Syndicated MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle morning hosts Brooke & Jubal will entertain during the Premiere Networks Luncheon May 4, 2017.  The luncheon is part of the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 to be held May 3rd to 5th at the W Hollywood HotelAll Access Music Group  
Calvin To
11/14/16 - CHEK-TV Victoria returned to a full hour of news at 5 p.m. Saturday, anchored by new hire Calvin To with fellow new hire Ceilidh Millar reporting weather and recently hired Kevin Charach on sports.  In recent months CHEK had cut back to a half-hour news package on weekends.  Puget Sound Radio 
Steve Darling
11/13/16 - The B.C. Liberal Party has announced former Global BC morning news anchor Steve Darling will be its new candidate in the riding of Burnaby-Lougheed.  Darling was released by Global in early October after having worked there for over 18 years.  He follows former Global senior reporter Jas Johal, who also recently joined the B.C. Liberals.  Maryse Zeidler, CBC News  B.C. Liberals release  Steele and Drex CKNW     
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
11/13/16 - CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver continues to operate at reduced power of 10,000 watts non-directional after much of its transmitter site was destroyed by the Burns Bog fire in early July.  The all-traffic station's air signal was quickly restored, first with temporary facilities in downtown Vancouver and then with reduced power at the main Delta site.  It was also added to FM 101.1 HD3.  The plan is to rebuild the facility as soon there has been a full assessment of damage to the ground system and final budgets.  Station owner Corus Radio is committed to returning AM 730 to its full 50 kW service. 
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
11/11/16 - The Ron and Don Show on KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle, the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Police Foundation and Sleep Train are providing 300 beds to children in need through the 2016 Beds for Kids Project.  Semi-trucks filled with 300 mattresses and other bedding were delivered to the Police Department with all the mattresses donated by The Dream BedAll Access Music Group 
Ara Andonian
11/10/16 - Ara Andonian moves from afternoons to mornings to temporarily fill the gap at on the KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning show following last week’s departure of the morning team.  Rogers Radio says a new morning team will be announced in the next few weeks. 
Randene Neill
11/10/16 - Randene Neill, who left her anchor/reporter position at Global BC on October 28, has announced she has joined Vancouver-based real estate developer Anthem Properties as Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications.  She had been with the TV station, formerly called BCTV (CHAN-TV), since September 1998.  
CHEK-TV Victoria
11/10/16 - At a time when other media outlets are cutting back, CHEK-TV Victoria is growing.  Since saving the station in 2009, CHEK has almost doubled its staff and is expanding news coverage.  Congratulations have been sent by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier Christy Clark as CHEK celebrates 60 years on air.  It's B.C.’s oldest private television station and North America’s only employee-owned broadcaster.  CHEK first signed on the air on December 1, 1956, originally operating as a CBC affiliate.  Tess van Straaten, CHEK News/Video  Wikipedia History 
11/09/16 - The BC Association of Broadcasters will celebrate its 70th Annual Conference May 16-18, 2017 at the Watermark Beach Resort, in Osoyoos.  BCAB release  
Greg Bilte
11/09/16 - Greg Bilte has been named VP and GM of KIRO-TV Seattle effective December 5.  He takes over from Jay O’Connor who announced he was leaving KIRO at the end of the year.  Bilte has been VP and GM of KOKI-TV/KMYT-TV Tulsa, OK for three years.  He started his career in 1979 as an account executive at KXLY-TV Spokane.  Locally, he was National Sales Manager for Seattle market KSTW-TV from 1989-91.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  Cox Media Group release  
Sonia Beeksma
11/08/16 - After leaving Global BC just last week, Sonia Beeksma has announced on her Twitter page that she is joining rival CTV Vancouver.  She had been with Global BC for over three years.
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
11/08/16 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle will present Live Day for the second year on November 22.  During morning and afternoon drives, shows will be completely live, including commercials, announcers, bands, sound effects, and music.  Last year, Live Day was hugely successful, with more than one million listeners tuning into both shows on-air and through the KISW app.  Radio Online
Red FM CKYE-FM Vancouver
11/07/16 - South Asian Broadcasting Corporation, operator of Vancouver market CKYE-FM 93.1 has completed the purchase of CIRC Radio Inc., the company which operates Toronto’s Multicultural Super Mix CIRV-FM 88.9.  SABC is controlled by Kulwinder Sanghera and also controls CKYR-FM 106.7 Calgary.  Both CKYE and CKYR are multicultural stations known to listeners as RED FMCARTT 
CHEK-TV Victoria
11/06/16 - More than 80 past and present employees gathered together as CHEK-TV Victoria celebrates its 60th year on the air.  CHEK hit the airwaves in 1956, making it the first and oldest privately owned TV station in B.C. and it became Canada’s only employee-owned independent one in 2009.  CHEK News  Puget Sound Radio, Michael Woloshen photos  
Sonia Beeksma
11/05/16 - Global BC loses another on-air staffer as weather anchor and community reporter Sonia Beeksma announces her departure effective today.  There is no word on a new position.  The 2016 BCAB Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow Award recipient has been at Global BC since mid 2013.  Twitter page     
Lisa Decker
11/05/16 - Lisa Decker, who has worn a number of marketing and sales hats in Seattle since 1995, has been appointed SVP/Market Manager for its Portland stations by Alpha Media.  Her career in Seattle ranged from KMPS-FM 94.1 to KING-FM 98.1All Access Music Group 
Warm KRWM-FM Seattle
11/04/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 presents Election Night 2016 from the North Pole! begining at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, as it plays Christmas music for five hours.  Seattle's Christmas Station routinely moves to an all Christmas format around November 20.  All Access Music Group 
Alex Carr
11/04/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports X92.9 CFEX-FM Calgary evening host Alex Carr is moving to evenings at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver.  He is expected to start his new position near the end of this month.  Puget Sound Radio    
Rob Brimacombe
11/03/16 - Robert Brimacombe has been promoted from Senior Account Manager to Manager Retail Sales for Corus Vancouver.  He began his broadcast sales career at CFOX-FM and CKLG Vancouver before spending a decade in Hong Kong and Singapore.  He has also previously worked at CKNW AM 980 and News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.
Corbet Rutzer
11/03/16 - Corbet Rutzer returns as Music Director at JACK fm CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver, a position he held from 2010-12.  He replaces Barry Taylor after restructuring at Rogers Vancouver.  Rutzer has been a freelance content producer since 2012. 
Ronnie Stanton
11/03/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports Ronnie Stanton moving from V.P Programming, to Lead Consultant for Corus, at the end of November, at which time, he and his wife will be moving to the US to begin focusing in on his radio consulting business.  Corus is one of Stanton’s clients who contracts with him as a consultant.  Another of Stanton’s roles was PD of CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver.  Dustin Collins, current PD of Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1, will add that title to his resume, as the new PD for CFOX.  Puget Sound Radio 
KiSS Radio CKKS-FM Chilliwack/Abbotsford/Vancouver
11/02/16 - Radio West reports that the KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver (also Chilliwack and Abbotsford) morning team of Randi Chase, Andrew Sosa and Susie Hill were released today.  Radio West
Jas Johal
11/02/16 - Former Vancouver radio and TV reporter Jas Johal has been recruited by the B.C. Liberal Party to run in next year’s provincial election in the new riding of Richmond-Queensborough.  He has most recently been Director Of Communications for the BC LNG Alliance.  He was previously a prominent reporter for BCTV/Global news both locally and internationally.  Cassidy Olivier, Vancouver Sun 
Dave Broadfoot
11/02/16 - North Vancouver born comedian Dave Broadfoot died Tuesday at age 90.  He worked in community theater in Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 1952.  An early highlight was an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York in 1955.  He was best known for his 15-year run on the CBC Radio and Television production Royal Canadian Air Farce.  Broadfoot was a Gemini Award winner, was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 1983 and later was presented the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.  Chris Iorfida, CBC News 
Charles Adler
11/01/16 - Acclaimed broadcaster Charles Adler is returning to Canadian airwaves with a new syndicated talk show, Charles Adler Tonight.  The show will be broadcast from 7 to 10 p.m. PT on the Corus Radio Network on Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 and on Corus Radio stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg beginning Monday, November 14, with special U.S. election coverage America Votes 2016 on Tuesday, November 8.  Adler was on air at CKLG Vancouver in the late 1970s before moving to Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg, where his program was fed to CKNW from 2005-13.  Simon Little, CKNW 

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