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Betty Phillips (Haworth)
4/25/19 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for former CBC Vancouver entertainer Betty Muriel Haworth (professionally known as Betty Phillips), who passed away February 22.  It will be held Thursday, May 9th beginning at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow, at St. James Anglican Church, 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver. 
KGRG-FM 89.9 Auburn
4/25/19 - KGRG-FM 89.9 Auburn is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its Today’s Rock format with a month-long celebration.  KGRG has been run exclusively by Green River College students since 1989, and lays claim to being the only station in the Pacific Northwest to have helped launch the careers of major artists and professional radio broadcasters over four decades.  All Access Music Group  
4/24/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility to Grays Harbor Educational Media for KCFL-LP 105.1 Aberdeen.  ERP will decrease from .041 to .0078 kW, HAAT will increase from 47 to 103.8 meters above average terrain and transmitter location changes from 46° 57' 2.00" 123° 48' 1.00" to 46° 55' 55.00" 123° 43' 59.00" non-directional.  FCC Data 
CTV Two CIVI-TV Victoria
4/24/19 - CTV Vancouver Island CIVI-DT Victoria will be changing its RF channel from 23 to 28 effective 12:01 a.m. April 29th.  Over-the- air viewers will need to re-scan their TV sets in order to continue reception.  Virtual channel will remain 23.1, which will still be used to tune in after the change.  This change is due to the re-packing of channels in both Canada and the U.S.  Reception via cable/satellite will not be affected.  CTV Release  
KING 5 KING-TV Seattle
4/23/19 - KING 5 KING-TV Seattle has won a prestigious 2019 George Foster Peabody Award for Back of the Class, a year-long investigation that exposed widespread special education failures in Washington state.  In the multi-part series, chief investigative reporter Susannah Frame and special projects reporter Taylor Mirfendereski uncovered that school districts across the state routinely discriminate against students with disabilities.  Peabody Award Winners  
BJ & Migs
4/23/19 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle extends its relationship with morning show hosts BJ Shea and Steve Migs.  The duo will remain as co-hosts of BJ & Migs weekdays from 5-10 a.m.  Shea and Migs joined KISW in 2006.  Radio Online
Omar Lewis
4/23/19 - Omar Lewis, who has been reporting news at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle for several months, joins Alexandra Lewis weekends on Q13 News This Morning on JOEtv KZJO-TV from 7-11 a.m.  Q13 Release 
The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle
4/22/19 - Following recent changes at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle, the dust appears to be settling as Corey Dillon stays in afternoons and former The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle afternoon host Wingnut gets the midday slot.  The Bull On Air Lineup 
4/22/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Bustos Media Holdings, Inc. for KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way.  Daytime power is 27.5 kW and .22 kW at night at with different directional constants day and night at 47° 18' 20.00" 122° 14' 53.00".  Power is lowered at night with no change to directional pattern.  FCC Release   
Karl Douglas
4/21/19 - Former Vancouver/Victoria broadcaster Karl Douglas has joined up! 99.3 CIUP-FM Edmonton as music assistant and evenings.  He was most recently at Capital FM CKRA-FM 96.3 (now the breeze) and entertained at several Vancouver and Victoria stations from 1991 to 2007. 
Georgina Zadak
4/21/19 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Georgina Zadak died April 6, the day following her 74th birthday.  She was a Television Script Assistant with CBC Vancouver in the late 1970s and early '80s. A private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in North Vancouver on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m.  Sun/Province Obituary 
Tim Leary
4/18/19 - Tim Leary has announced his departure from KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle following a previous announcement that he would move to afternoons.  He joins former Program Director Lisa Adams and morning co-host Karen ‘Red’ Daiss in exiting KNUC, while co-host Claire Beverly will join The Fitz ShowLance Venta, Radio Insight  All Access Music Group
Research Director, Inc.
4/17/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive March PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
4/16/19 - News KUOW-FM 94.9 holds onto first place with a 7.0 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma March 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is unchanged in second with a 6.8 share and AC The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 moves up to third with 5.2.  Radio Online
Scott Mahalick
4/16/19 - A more complete picture of changes at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle has now emerged.  Former Alpha EVP Scott Mahalick has succeeded Lisa Adams, who has exited after more than a year as PD.  New Director Brand Content Mahalick spent 10 years with Alpha and has previous programming experience in Seattle and San Francisco.  Fitz succeeds Tim Leary, Claire Beverly and Karen "Red" Daiss, who joined KNUC last February from WUBB-FM 106.9 Savannah GA.  According to VP/MM Ann Marie Mulholland, Daiss has exited the station, Beverly will remain in mornings with Fitz, while Leary is set to take afternoons.  Former afternoon host Corey Dillon will make the move to middays.  Country Aircheck  
KOMO AM 1000 Seattle
4/16/19 - Some shuffling of the schedule at KOMO AM 1000/FM 97.7 Seattle with the new weekday schedule shown on the station's website as: 4:30-9 a.m. Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler; Noon-3 p.m. News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise; 3-7 p.m. Afternoon News with Rick Van Cise & Elisa Jaffe; 7 p.m.-2 a.m. News, Traffic and Weather; 2-3 a.m. First Light; 3-4 a.m. America in the Morning and 4-4:30 a.m. First Light.  Herb Weisbaum is back doing only consumer reports and Tom Glasgow is missing from the list.
Leah Holiove
4/15/19 - Leah Holiove has announced she is leaving her position at Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  She has been there since February 2016, most recently as morning show co-host, and has held positions with several Vancouver stations since 2006.  Twitter Announcement  
4/15/19 - Former morning host at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle, Fitz has been named morning host at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle starting Monday, April 22.  He will continue to host his syndicated Sun Broadcast Group shows.  Hubbard Radio Seattle has also named Scott Mahalick as Director of Brand/Content.  Current KNUC morning host Tim Leary is expected to shift to afternoons and current KNUC midday host Seth Hughes moves to mornings on sister station Warm KRWM-FM 106.9All Access Music Group
4/15/19 - Following the death of her son over a year ago, Port Orchard resident Delilah continues to be the most listened to woman in American radio.  On any given day, 55,000 people try to call in to ask advice or dedicate a song, but only 80 to 100 actually get through.  Delilah is heard locally from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle.  Julia Duin, Seattle Times  
Jim Hughson
4/14/19 - Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play broadcaster Jim Hughson, who lives in Crescent Beach south of Vancouver, endures the long days away from home as the NHL playoffs continue.  He'll finally get a break in mid-June when the Stanley Cup is awarded.  Hughson has been the voice of the postseason for more than a decade.  Nick Greenizan, Peace Arch News  
4/14/19 - The FCC has granted a Construction Permit to Jodesha Broadcasting for a new AM station in Aberdeen.  It will operate at 1140 kHz at 46° 58' 19.00" 123° 46' 18.00" with 5 kW non-directional daytime and 2.5 kW directional at night.  FCC Data    
Frosty Fowler at KING AM 1090 Seattle 1963
4/14/19 - Puget Sound Media reports the passing of former Seattle radio personality Frosty Fowler at age 96 at his home in Poulsbo.  His on-air resume included KFIO Spokane, KLOQ Yakima, KING AM 1090 in the 1960s and his most recent gig at KGNW AM 820 in 2006.  Fowler also hosted an afternoon movie and teen-dance record hop show Seattle Bandstand on KING-TV in 1960-61.  A memorial service is planned for the near future.  Puget Sound Media News  Bill Virgin, Seattle P-I 2006 backgrounder           
C-FUN Vancouver Fun Bug
4/13/19 - The former site of the C-FUN AM 1410 Vancouver studio at the corner of 4th Ave. and Cypress St. is slated for redevelopment following approval by Vancouver City Council.  The application was approved at the February 26 regular council meeting.  C-FUN (CKVN 1969-73) occupied the building from 1958-93.  City of Vancouver release 
Inez May Matthews
4/13/19 - Coloratura Soprano Inez May Matthews died March 4 in Victoria at age 95.  She sang on the Vancouver CBC Radio Concert Hall in the early 1940s.  Remembrance and Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels' Church, 4733 West Saanich Rd., Victoria at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.  Times Colonist Obituary  
Bro Jake Edwards
4/12/19 - Four-decade veteran broadcaster Bro Jake Edwards, who has entertained Vancouver radio listeners since moving from eastern Canada in 1996, is among the 2019 inductees into the Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.  He was a morning show ratings leader at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver for 17 years before joining TSN 1040 CKST AM in 2013.  The awards will be presented during Canadian Music Week at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, May 9 in Toronto.  Broadcast Dialogue Magazine    
The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle
4/12/19 - Alternative The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle will hold its 9th annual Taco Truck Challenge May 4th at Seattle Center.  Food from 15 local food trucks featuring "taco-themed' confections will be available, with a contest to crown the Taco Truck Champion.  Live music will be provided by a variety of local acts.  The End Release
Fred Lee
4/12/19 - Vancouver social media writer/broadcaster Fred Lee has announced on his Twitter page that his 15+ year segment on CBC Radio has concluded.  He has hosted Stepping Out on CBC Vancouver's Early Edition and writes a regular weekend social column in The Province newspaper.  Twitter Announcement  
RTDNA Canada
4/11/19 - RTDNA Canada has recognized journalistic excellence with the winners of the West Region RTDNA Awards of Excellence.  RTDNA Canada Awards honor the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.  RTDNA Release  
Erin Hennessey
4/09/19 - Erin Hennessey is leaving her position as news director at Seattle market KNKX-FM 88.5 to return to reporting and projects.  The public radio station, formerly KPLU, has begun advertising for a successor.  Hennessey has held the position since 1996.  Joel Connelly, SeattlePI   
Rebecca Stevenson
4/08/19 - Puget Sound Media reports meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson is anchoring weekend weather at KING 5 Seattle.  She's worked at a number of Seattle TV stations, Al Jazeera network when it launched on cable systems in the US and most recently Q13 KCPQ-TV, until leaving in January 2018.  Puget Sound Media News    
Lynda Steele
4/04/19 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver afternoon talk show host Lynda Steele is one of two recipients of this year's RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award (Western Canada).  The other is Rob Germain, who was News Director of CHEK-TV Victoria for 17 years and was instrumental in the station's survival.  Presentations will be made during the West Regional Meeting at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on April 6.  RTDNA Steele Announcement  RTDNA Germain Announcement  
4/04/19 - The CRTC has denied an application by Four Senses Entertainment Inc., operator of CKEE-FM 101.5 Whistler, to operate a transmitter in Squamish.  The Commission acknowledges financial difficulties that CKEE-FM is experiencing.  However, it considers that the application as proposed seeks to introduce a new radio service to the Squamish market and is subject to the standard Commission process.  CRTC Release  
Aaron Mason
4/04/19 - News-Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle has added podcast producer Aaron Mason as co-host with Gee Scott of the 7-10 p.m. weeknight KIRO Nights.  Mason fills the opening left by Zak Burns last September.  All Access Music Group  YouTube Video
Taylor Jukes
4/04/19 - iHeartMedia Y100 WHYI-FM 100.7 Miami has named former Vancouver broadcaster Taylor Jukes PD, effective immediately.  She held on-air and management positions at Vancouver stations from 2009-15 and has most recently been Senior Manager, National Content for iHeartRadio in Toronto.  All Access Music Group  
4/04/19 - KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle recently named the winners of Seattle's Funniest Person Contest (3/26/19) and the pair have joined the morning show.  Now a listener named Mikaela Bothel has been announced as the $10,000 winner of the refer-a-friend contest.  All Access Music Group  
Sidney Baron
4/02/19 - Sidney Baron, founder of KLYN-FM (now Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5) Lynden, passed away March 24 at age 88.  He operated a TV repair business which grew into Baron’s TV in Lynden in the mid-1950s, expanding into a background music manufacturing business, and then the radio station.  Lynden Tribune Obituary 
Dave Richards
4/02/19 - Dave Richards has been promoted from VP Programming to Senior VP Programming at Entercom Seattle.  He is one of six executives promoted to new positions, across programming, business development and corporate communications announced in a memo to staff.  Inside Radio 
George Garrett
4/01/19 - Only a month after its release, George Garrett - Intrepid Reporter is flying high on best seller lists.  Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter and author George Garrett shares behind-the-scenes tales of his harrowing, humorous and occasionally humiliating investigative tactics and delves into the sometimes tragic personal details of his personal life.  Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight 

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