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Norman Batley aka Norman B
09/17/14 - Former Seattle radio personality Norman Batley (aka Norman B.) joins iStreamMedia, LLC. as Vice President of Syndicated Content & Programming and as a Corporate Music Curator, effective September 24.  He hosted programs on KRAB, KCMU, KXRX and KNDD in the 1980s and '90s.  iStreamMedia release 
Bustos Media
09/17/14 - Amador Bustos' Bustos Media is returning to radio ownership with the re-acquisition of nine Washington state stations previously owned by Adelante Media Group for an undisclosed price.  Locally, they include Regional Mexican La Gran D KDDS-FM  99.3 Elma and Spanish CHR Latino KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way.  Bustos' creditor Adelante Media has operated the stations since 2010.  Bustos will begin operating the stations immediately via LMA.  RadioInsight 
Harvey Oberfeld
09/16/14 - The Vancouver TV ratings race continues to tighten, with CTV News Vancouver edging closer to perennial leader Global BC.  Features reporter Mike McCardell, formerly at Global, is being credited with some of the CTV numbers.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld
iHeart Media
09/16/14 - Clear Channel has been renamed iHeartMedia.  The company owns includes 859 radio stations in over 150 markets, including six in Seattle-Tacoma.  Clear Channel release 
College Broadcasters Inc.
09/16/14 - Seattle market KUOW-FM 94.9, KPLU-FM 88.5, NPR and College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) are seeking student applicants to their first Student Multimedia Project.  The week-long opportunity for college and graduate students to learn from professional journalists will be hosted at the CBI National Student Electronic Media Conference in Seattle, October 20-25. The application deadline is midnight September 22.  CBI release 
Don Waterston
09/15/14 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Don Waterston died September 4 as a result of a head injury sustained in a fall while in Nanaimo hospital recovering from a mild heart attack.  He was a still photographer and film producer with Canadian National Railways for 16 years before being contracted as a CBC TV news film cameraman in Edmonton and Vancouver during the 1970s, later joining CBC as a video news cameraman.  He was the Supervising Technician for ENG/EFP with CBC Vancouver from 1993 until retirment in 1996.  Sun/Province obituary  
CRTC
09/15/14 - There is a lot of pressure on the CRTC from the Canadian-licensed Punjabi-South Asian ethnic stations to shut down the three "pirate" (but legally licensed in the US) radio stations transmitting Canadian programming back into Canada from Washington state.  Among those pressuring the Commission to do something is broadcaster Shushma Datt, who operates two licensed stations, Rhim Jhim and RJ1200 CJRJ AM 1200, that target the South Asian community.  There will be a Commission hearing on the matter October 15 in Gatineau, QC.  R. Paul Dhillon, Link Newspaper 
FCC
09/15/14 - The FCC has dismissed an original construction permit application by Sustainable Bainbridge for a low power FM station to serve Bainbridge Island at 101.1 MHz. 
Harvey Oberfeld
09/14/14 - Former Global BC (previously BCTV) senior reporter Harvey Oberfeld, who retired eight years ago after 38 years in the media, discusses why he thinks he never received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster FoundationKeeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld  
Dan Cassuto
09/13/14 - KATU-TV Portland reporter Dan Cassuto joins KING-TV Seattle Monday.  He has been with KATU for two years and is an Emmy and duPont award winner.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Greg Douglas
09/13/14 - Retired Vancouver sportscaster Tom Larscheid will receive the Jake Milford Plaque at next Wednesday’s Canucks For Kids Fund charity invitational tournament at Northview Country Club.  Newly arrived from Toronto, 29 year old Jon Abbott has been named to share the TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver Canucks radio broadcasts on a rotating basis with John Shorthouse during the upcoming season.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Peter McLaine
09/12/14 - Former KLSY-FM Seattle host Peter McLaine has been released by Cherry FM KARY-FM 100.9 Yakima due to bugetary cuts.  He left his p.m. drive show at KLSY for Denver in the early 2000s.  All Access Music Group 
KRPI
09/12/14 - The Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers in Point Roberts is holding a town hall meeting next Wednesday, September 17 at Tsawwassen United Church to discuss the application by BBC Broadcasting Inc. to construct new radio towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale on an undeveloped lot just south of the border.  The FCC has granted a construction permit but a conditional use permit is still required from Whatcom County, which will hold a public hearing on the issue beginning October 27, and is expected to last five days.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
Trey Fabacher
09/12/14 - Former Seattle market KSTW-TV VP/General Manager Trey Fabacher has been released as VP/GM of WGCL-TV Atlanta after serving two years.  He was GM/VP at KSTW for 10 months during 2006 before moving to the same position at WWJ-TV Detroit from 2006-12.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
Nielsen
09/12/14 - Seattle has been bumped to 14th from 13th by Tampa-St. Petersburg in the Nielsen 2014-2015 DMA television rankings.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  Nielsen TV rankings  
John Curley
09/12/14 - Seattle broadcaster John Curley will be the keynote speaker for the third annual National Student Electronic Media Convention on Saturday, October 25.  An Emmy award winner and 30-year veteran of television and radio, Curley has received numerous local Emmy Awards and the Edward R Morrow Award for Excellence in Journalism.  He is currently host of Tom and Curley mornings on KIRO-FM 97.3.  The 2014 NSEMC will be held at the Renaissance Seattle, October 22-25.  Radio Online 

David Bray
09/12/14 - David Bray, Creative and Media Director of Bray and Partners Communications, takes a closer look at the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and other Canadian markets.  Broadcaster Magazine
Brian Monahan
09/11/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle meteorologist Brian Monahan moves to WSB-TV Atlanta.  He joined KIRO in 2012 from WFTV Orlando FL.  Mark Joyella, TVSpy 
Don Shafer
09/11/14 - Vancouver broadcaster Don Shafer will relinquish his Interim Management position at The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Winnipeg radio cluster at the end of the month.  Appointed new GM is Heidi Rasmussen, effective October 1.  Shafer has been Interim GM since November of last year, assisting the transition and sale from Astral/Bell Media to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.  He is now the CEO of Roundhouse Radio, which was approved last month for a new commercial FM station to serve Vancouver.  Broadcaster Magazine 
Numeris
09/11/14 - Numeris (name recently changed from BBM) Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period May 26 to August 31.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 moves back up into first place with a market share of 11.0.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 is second with 9.6.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with a 9.3 share.  Numeris data 
FCC
09/11/14 - The FCC has dismissed an original construction permit application by Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council for a low power FM station to serve Bainbridge Island at 101.1 MHz.   
Glenn Weston
09/10/14 - CBC Vancouver Technical Producer Glenn Weston is retiring September 30th after more than 34 years.  He started in the mailroom, continued into TV Technical as a cameraman, then ENG/EFP news cameraman and finally Technical Producer.  He has been involved in numerous sports shows including Hockey Night In Canada, Olympics in several countries and Commonwealth Games.  A sendoff is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th from 4 p.m. onwards at 118 Robson Street (near Beatty Street).  
Seattle Thunderbirds
09/09/13 - The Fan KFNQ AM 1090 Seattle has inked a three year deal to air all regular season and playoff Seattle Thunderbirds games.  The Fan will also broadcast a half hour “Coach’s Show” with T-Birds head coach Steve Konowalchuk every Tuesday evening during the season.  T-Birds release  
Rob Walker
09/09/14 - Former The Wolf  KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle PD and p.m. driver Rob Walker has been named afternoon host at Savannah GA market Y100 WXYY-FM 100.1 and PD of it and sister station Rewind  WRWN-FM 107.9.  He served at The Wolf from 2006-08.  Alpha Media release 
Dick Nichols
09/09/14 - Gail Wood writes about Dick Nichols, "The Voice of the South Sound" as a play-by-play broadcaster for 50 Years, with 40 of them at KGY Olympia.  Now 78, he began his career at KSEM Moses Lake in 1958 and retired from KGY in 2012.  Gail Wood, Thurston Talk  Meg Wochnick, The Olympian 2012 backgrounder 
Shaniqua Manning
09/09/14 - KING-TV and Northwest Cable News Seattle anchor Shaniqua Manning delivered her final newscast on Friday, September 5 after 9-1/2 years.  She is moving to a communications role at The Boeing Company in Seattle.  Facebook announcement 
CRTC
09/08/14 - None of the three radio stations based in Washington state, which broadcast programming originating in Canada, have responded by the August 28 deadline to submit comments and file supporting documents to the CRTC, which is looking into the legality of their operations.  A Commission hearing is scheduled for October 15 in Gatineau, QC.  Station officials have declined comment, but Radio Punjab indicated it would be attending the October hearing.  Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail     
Clint Palosaari
09/08/14 - Clint Palosaari has joined Vista Radio as Regional Account Manager based in Vancouver.  He was most recently a media strategist/buyer with global media communications agency OMD for the past seven and a half years.  Vista owns numerous radio stations on Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, along with others in NWT, Alberta, and Ontario.   
Don Percy
09/07/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Don Percy has been moved from his a.m. drive position to a later 10 a.m. to noon slot at Jewel 101 CFJL-FM 100.7 Winnipeg.  The move made way for a new morning team.  Don Percy, father of long-time Vancouver morning host Willy Percy, was the morning show host at CISL AM 650 in the early 1990s.  Jewel 101 release  
CHEK-TV Victoria
09/07/14 - Five years after former owner Canwest Global Communications planned to shut it down, the future is much brighter for CHEK-TV Victoria.  The Sampson and Pollard families, other investors and CHEK staff raised enough money to buy the station.  BC's oldest private television station is going into its 58th year.  Andrew Duffy, Times Colonist
KING-TV Seattle
09/06/14 - TV ratings for the Seattle Seahawks win over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night drew a preliminary rating of 42.2 and a share of 73 in the Seattle-Tacoma market.  Seattle also had high ratings during the preseason with the four games getting an average rating of 24.1 and a 45 share.  Bob Condotta, Seattle Times 
James Wilfrid "Jim" Baugh - 2012 photo
09/05/14 - Former CBC News Vancouver staffer Jim Baugh died August 29 at age 89.  He joined CBC Radio News in 1959, working as an editor, reporter and finally News Supervisor, retiring in 1985.  A memorial service will be held at Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 6.  Sun/Province obituary 
Jeremy "NoLuv" Slattery
09/05/14 - SONiC CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver Music Director Jeremy "NoLuv" Slattery has been appointed APD/MD at KiSS CKIS-FM 92.5 Toronto.  He moves to Toronto but retains his position as MD at SONiC Vancouver. 
Aarti Pole
09/05/14 - Former CBC Television Vancouver reporter/anchor Aarti Pole has been named Washington bureau correspondent for Global National effective September 29.  She served with CBC Vancouver from 2010-12 and was most recently breaking news host on CBC News Network in Toronto.  Global National release 
Peter Stursberg
09/05/14 - Former CBC correspondent Peter Stursberg died in Vancouver August 31 on his 101st birthday.  He was the agricultural editor of the Victoria Daily Times in 1934, a reporter for the Vancouver Daily Province in 1939 and news editor at CBC Vancouver in 1941.  In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy before becoming a war correspondent for CBC later that year.  Stursberg was considered to be one of the best Canadian correspondents of the Second World War, reporting for CBC Radio from the front lines in Italy and France.  CBC News  
Teresa Gonzalez
09/05/14 - KUNS-TV Seattle news and weather anchor Teresa Gonzalez will join Telemundo 39 KXTX-TV Dallas-Fort Worth as weekend weather anchor.  She has been at KUNS since 2010.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
CJSU-FM Duncan
09/05/14 - Sun FM CJSU-FM 89.7 Duncan has changed its ID and imaging to Juice FM.  CJSU was the first acquisition by Vista Radio in 2005.  Vista has since grown to stations in British Columbia, NWT, Alberta, and Ontario. 
Patrick Nicholson
09/05/14 - The Lounge CHPQ-FM 99.9 Parksville morning host Patrick Nicholson has returned to his post following medical leave.  He was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in May.  Parksville Qualicum Beach News  PQB News backgrounder   
Research Director, Inc.
09/04/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
The Mens Room
09/04/14 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle is celebrating the 2000th episode of their afternoon show The Mens Room by broadcasting live from 2-6 p.m. today from Elysian Fields in Seattle.  The celebration will feature performances from Soundgarden and Pharrell Williams as well as the first NFL game of the season.  The broadcast will feature guests and stories from the first nine years of The Mens RoomAll Access Music Group  KISW release  
Nielsen Audio
09/03/14 - The two Hubbard Radio properties continue their lead in the Nielsen Audio August 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 remains in first place with a 6.2 share while Soft AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 continues in second place with a 5.8 share.  Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 makes a small gain to move into third place with 5.0.  Radio Online



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