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12/19/14 - The over-the-air signals of Rogers Vancouver TV stations City and OMNI have been off for the last few days due to reported transmitter problems.  As of this afternoon, both have returned.  
Rich Davis
12/19/14 - Current iHeartMedia Minneapolis PD Rich Davis has been named VP/Programming for iHeartMedia Seattle.  He will also act as PD for KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 and oversee all programming operations for Seattle's seven stations.  He replaces Keith Cunningham.  Eric Powers continues as PD at KUBE-FM 93.3All Access Music Group 
12/19/14 - The BC Association of Broadcasters has announced a date change for its 68th Annual BCAB Conference.  This year's conference is now scheduled for May 12-14 in Penticton.  Registration for the conference is now available online.  The date was moved up a day for industry delegates who had purchased tickets to the U2 concert, to be held in Vancouver May 14 and 15.  BCAB info  Facebook page 
12/19/14 - The FCC has granted an application by The Tulalip Tribes of Washington for a new Low Power FM Station to serve Tulalip.  It  will operate at 102.1 MHz with an ERP of 47 watts non-directional at 44 meters HAAT at 48° 03' 18.00" 122° 15' 17.00"FCC data 
Ellen Tailor
12/19/14 - Fitz in the Morning co-host Ellen Tailor has renewed her contract with The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle.  She has been with the show since 2011 and previously held positions with Cumulus Broadcasting in Grand Rapids, MI.  Radio Ink 
Jamie Weiss (Crash Davis)
12/18/14 - Broadcast Dialogue reports that Jamie Weiss aka Crash Davis is now PD at JACK FM CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria.  The 20-year Rogers Victoria veteran began as an operator/producer at CJVI AM 900 and later held a variety of on-air roles with HOT 103/JACK FM.  He continues as p.m. drive host. 
12/18/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to New Generation Youth Center for a new Low Power FM station to serve Bellingham.  It will operate at 107.3 MHz non-directional with an ERP of 1 watt at 281 meters HAAT at 48° 42' 21.00" 122° 23' 37.00"FCC data 
Dana Rebik
12/18/14 - Former Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV reporter Dana Rebik has joined WGN-TV Chicago as a freelance reporter.  The Chicago area native left Q13 in July after five years with the station.  
Tracey Fresneda (Mills)
12/17/14 - Tracey Fresneda (Mills) steps down from Bell Media Vancouver effective immediately.  She has served with the Promotions and Marketing Department, managing change that has occurred from her early days when The Beat CFBT-FM 94.5 was on its own (2003-07), to the integration of The Beat and QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 in 2007, then taking on the TEAM/TSN Radio brands in 2011, and most recently the addition of CTV Vancouver to the department.  Earlier she hosted shows on several Vancouver stations from 1998-2003.  No specific reason has been given for her departure. 
Rod Belcher
12/16/14 - Pioneer Seattle sportscaster Rod Belcher, who died Friday at age 94, was known for his deep love of jazz music and robust voice.  He called almost every sport imaginable for more than two decades.  Larry Stone, Seattle Times 
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
12/16/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 Brand Director Ian Koenigsfest hastily issued an apology after a very controversial "joke" was aired this morning.  It ran on a segment simulcast on CKNW and sister station CFOX-FM 99.3Staff Reporter, The Province  CKNW audio  CBC News  Later in the day, The Jeff O’Neil Show also issued an apology.  
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
12/16/14 - BC based Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, which owns two Vancouver FM stations, is expanding its turf in Alberta and Saskatchewan with the acquisition of nine stations and their translators from Rawlco Radio Ltd.  The CRTC lists the value of the transaction at $112 million.  CRTC decision      
12/16/14 - The FCC has granted a Modification of Construction Permit to The Tulalip Tribes of Washington for a new low power station to serve Tulalip.  It is authorized to operate at 96.9 MHz with an ERP of 100 watts at 13.2 meters HAAT at 48° 04' 43.00" 122° 12' 52.00"FCC release  
Terry Glecoff
12/16/14 - Former CBC Vancouver broadcaster Terry Glecoff died December 12 in the palliative care unit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  HIs career took him to various CBC locations across Canada from 1979 through 2006.  In the late 1980's he hosted and often wrote for CBC Vancouver's Pacific Report.  A memorial service is scheduled for December 21 in Toronto.  Globe and Mail obituary 
Ryan Lidemark
12/15/14 - Former Canadian Traffic Network Vancouver Director of Operations Ryan Lidemark joins All Traffic CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver.  He was with CTN from 2007-11, first as a traffic reporter then manager of day to day operations.  He was most recently an Account Executive for CIXM-FM 105.3 Whitecourt AB. 
Rod Belcher 2007 Seattle PI photo
12/13/14 - Pioneer sportscaster Rod Belcher died Friday in Seattle after suffering a recent stroke.  He was 94.  Belcher joined KMO Radio in 1946, broadcasting Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound basketball.  He joined KOL Radio in 1952, began a nine-year run at KING-TV and radio in 1960 and was a three-time state sportscaster of the year.  He handled press-box PA duty for the Seahawks for nearly three decades, beginning with their inaugural 1976 season.  Plans for a memorial service are pending.  Seattle Times staff  Steve Rudman,  David Eskenazi, SportspressNW 2012 backgrounder   
Bob Brown circa 1980
12/13/14 - Retired local broadcaster Bob Brown has died from cancer.  He began his radio career hosting a weekly jazz show at CHFM-FM Calgary in 1965, later working at CKDA and CFAX Victoria and at Vancouver market CISL in the 1970s and early '80s.  He then hosted p.m. drive, Swingin' On A Star and That's Entertainment at Fraser Valley stations Star-FM CFSR-FM/CKSR-FM Abbotsford/Chilliwack during the 1980s and '90s.  Friend and Star-FM colleague John Oliver says he did fantastic reports each summer from the Abbotsford Airshow and calls him "one of the funniest and dry wits".   
J. Paul McConnell
12/13/14 - Retired Vancouver sportscaster J. Paul McConnell, now living in southern France, was introduced by fellow broadcaster Tom Larscheid Thursday as the latest media inductee into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.  McConnell launched his radio career at CKWX Vancouver in 1969 before becoming the voice of the BC Lions for three decades.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun
Monty Webb
12/12/14 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle meteorologist Monty Webb has returned to Washington state after six years at WHAS-TV Louisville KY.   He started at KIRO in 1997, but did stints at KCPQ-TV and KING-TV.  His reason for the move is to get closer to family and his seven grandchildren.  He is now providing weather info for viewers of KNDU-TV Kennewick.   WHAS goodbye video  
David Bray
12/12/14 - David Bray, President of Bray and Partners Communications, takes a closer look at the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and other Canadian markets.  Bray and Partners release 
12/11/14 - CBC is shortening all its regional supper-hour newscasts beginning in the fall of 2015 with those in Vancouver (CBC British Columbia) and seven other regions being shortened from 90 to 60 minutes.  Newscasts in six other regions move from 60 to 30 minutes.  CBC will air regular local television newsbreaks at the top of the hour during the afternoon and prime time.  Local Radio One morning shows will appear on TV from 6 to 7 a.m. in all existing TV markets except the North.  New services specifically for mobile users will be introduced to position the broadcaster toward digital, providing continuous local service through the day rather than concentrated service in the evening.  CBC News 
Bustos Media
12/11/14 - Bustos Media has closed a $6 million purchase of nine stations in Washington state from Adelante Media Group.  Bustos has been operating the stations, which include regional Mexican La Gran D KDDS-FM 99.3 Elma and Seattle market Spanish CHR Latino KMIA AM 1210 under a local marketing agreement since September 16.  Radio Ink  
12/11/14 - Numeris (formerly BBM) Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period September 1 to November 30.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 moves back up into first place with a market share of 12.5.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 is second with 11.2.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with an 8.7 share.  Numeris data   
David Marsden
12/09/14 - Former CKST Langley/Vancouver PD David Marsden has had his weekend show cancelled at The Rock CKGE-FM 94.9 Oshawa ON.  He has been hosting "The Marsden Theatre" Saturday and Sunday nights at The Rock for 11 years.  With business partner Igor Loukine, Marsden has launched his latest venture, Internet station  Marsden was PD at modern rock CKST (now TSN 1040) from 1990 to '93.  Slowcityzine news/video    
Voices Radio CKAV-FM Vancouver
12/09/14 - Aboriginal Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 106.3 Vancouver, which had been silent for several days, has returned to the air as Voices Radio.  The station claims a 2000 song catalogue offering "a vibrant, eclectic radio listening experience with a playlist spanning 5 decades and a music radio voice that actively supports cutting-edge, Canadian emerging artists".  Voices also operates in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton and on two satellite channels, Sirius channel 158 and XM channel 156.  
Jim Yount
12/09/14 - Greg Nesteroff has saluted two broadcasters who passed away over the last few days.  Both had close connections to the west coast and the Kootenay region of B.C.  Jim Yount was living in Kaslo when he died and Mike Evenson was known in the Kootenays as "Diamond Dave", afternoon host on Mountain FM (now Juice FM CHNV-FM 103.5 Nelson).  Nelson Star 
Patrick Nicholson
12/09/14 - The Lounge CHPQ-FM 99.9 Parksville morning host Patrick Nicholson lost his battle with cancer Saturday.  He was 67.  He started his career at CJAV Port Alberni in the 1960s, and had worked at a number of stations in B.C.  Nicholson returned to the air in early September after undergoing treatment earlier in the year.  A celebration of life is planned for early in the new year.  The Lounge release  
The Zone CJZN-FM Victoria
12/06/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports further shift changes at The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria.  Midday host Pol Plastino moves into p.m. drive and evening/weekend host Jon Williams moves to middays in January.  PSR news  
Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV Seattle
12/05/14 - Seattle market Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV and sister station JOEtv KZJO-TV were knocked off the air Thursday due to what engineers called a “power interruption”.  The stations were dark from 12:15 to 1:10 p.m.  Q13 release  Meanwhile, on Thanksgiving Day, the main KCPQ transmitter, along with KTBW-TV on Gold Mountain were off air for almost 8 hours due to a tree falling into power lines and catching fire.  It did not affect JOEtv and all Q13 programs carried on 22.2 were okay.  However it did affect the OTA signal on channel 13.
Mike Evenson
12/04/14 - Former The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 Victoria staffer Mike Evenson died early this morning (December 4) in a three car accident between his vehicle and a logging truck and tractor-trailer unit on Highway 1, five kilometers west of Chase BC, on his commute to work.  He was 37 years old and currently morning host at The River CKRV-FM 97.5 Kamloops.  Evenson was Morning Show Producer and Assistant Music Director at The Q from 2007-12.  Jessica Wallace, Kamloops This Week  
Andy Boyd - Broadcast Dialogue photo
12/04/14 - Andy Boyd has moved to Vista Radio in Vancouver as Chief Financial Officer.  Most recently he was VP finance for Bell
in Toronto, responsible for English radio stations across Canada, after several years as Vice President Finance for Astral Media. 
Jeremy Baker
12/04/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria p.m. drive host/AMD Jeremy Baker will be moving to p.m. drive at CFOX FM 99.3 Vancouver in the new year.  He replaces the departing Greg BeharrellPSR news  
Aboriginal Voices Radio
12/03/14 - Aboriginal Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 106.3 Vancouver has been silent for several days.  The carrier is still present, as is the stereo indicator, but with no audio.  CKAV signed on in Vancouver in December 2006 as part of a network of stations in several Canadian cities.  The network's website has since been deleted and lists the station as no longer broadcasting.  An aircheck this afternoon shows CKAV audio has returned. 
Jim Yount
12/02/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports that former Vancouver and Okanagan broadcaster Jim Yount died Sunday evening, November 30 in Kaslo, BC at age 64.  Besides broadcasting, he was was an instructor, then program head, in the Broadcast Journalism Program at BCIT during the mid 1980s.  Brian Antonson, PSR 
12/01/14 - The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Rogers Media Inc. have now filed interventions with the CRTC in the matter of the Corus application for a nested repeater for CKNW AM 980 in downtown Vancouver.  Pattison opposes the application for a number of reasons, and states that the proposed application for 99.7 MHz is short spaced to its CHPQ-FM 99.9 Parksville.  Rogers takes a different stance by agreeing with the Corus applicatiion that the addition of a nested FM rebroadcast transmitter within the licensed service area of an existing AM station should not violate Common Ownership Policy (COP).  It further states that its own station, CKWX AM 1130 (and other AM stations) are suffering from similar coverage problems and should the Commission approve the Corus application, other applications of a similar nature should be approved on the same basis in a timely fashion.  Pattison intervention  Rogers intervention  CRTC intervention list
Graham McMullin - 1988 CBC photo
12/01/14 - Retired CBC Vancouver TV News Cameraman/Line-Up Editor Graham McMullin died at North Shore Hospice November 28, the day of his 87th birthday.  He was one of Vancouver's first TV news cameramen beginning in the 1950s, covering events in Vietnam, Pakistan, India and Hong Kong.  A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. December 3 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 599 Keith Rd., West Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary 
12/01/14 - Amongst numerous interventions which have been filed with the CRTC in support of an application by Corus for a downtown Vancouver FM repeater of CKNW AM 980, those by Roundhouse Radio and Bell Media stand out in opposition.  The Commission recently granted Roundhouse a low-power specialty radio station at 98.3 MHz in Vancouver.  Roundhouse Radio intervention  Bell Media intervention  CRTC intervention list 
CISL AM 650 Vancouver Christmas
12/01/14 - Vancouver market CISL AM 650 moved to an all Christmas format shortly after midnight with "Winter Wonderland" by The Eurythmics. 
12/01/14 - The FCC has granted a Minor Modification to a Construction Permit to Premier Broadcasters, Inc. for KITI-FM 95.1 Winlock.  ERP will increase from 380 to 410 watts, HAAT will decrease from 268 to 256.4 meters and transmitter location will change to 46° 32' 37.00" 123° 01' 6.00"FCC data 
12/01/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application by World Television of Washington, LLC for the Voluntary Assignment of License for KBCB-TV Bellingham to Fox Television Stations, Inc.  FCC info 
12/01/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way from Adelante Media of Seattle to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC with a note stating, "Rescinded 11/20/14.  Inadvertently granted - no letter issued.  Will be granted contemporaneously with the grant of the assignment application for KDYK(AM) et al, BAL-20140917ABA-ABI". 
The Ocean CIOC-FM Victoria
12/01/14 - The Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria began all Christmas programming at midnight with John Mellencamp's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."   
Ron Thompson
12/01/14 - Former cinematographer Ron Thompson died November 18 at home in Victoria at age 72.  He graduated from the University of British Columbia's Radio Television and Media program in 1963 and worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1961-85, then at CHEK-TV Victoria, finishing off his career at BCTV Vancouver in 1990.  He was also acting President of the Press Gallery Association of Victoria for many years and worked on several motion pictures.  A memorial service will be held at First Memorial on Fort St. in Victoria at 2 p.m. on February 5.  Times Colonist obituary  

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