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Johanna Wagstaffe
3/22/19 - CBC Vancouver Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe goes on maternity leave after today's broadcasts.  The on-air meteorologist, seismologist and scientist for CBC Vancouver News and CBC News Network's weather forecasts are among the most accurate and detailed in the Vancouver market.
Farhan Lalji
3/22/19 - TSN Radio CKST AM 1040 Vancouver has announced that veteran sports reporter Farhan Lalji has been named BC Lions pre and post-game host.  He's been with TSN since 1997.  Twitter Announcement   
Sam Shane
3/22/19 - News-Talk KFBK AM 1530 Sacramento has named TV news veteran Sam Shane as the new co-anchor of The KFBK Morning News with Cristina Mendonsa starting April 1st.  Shane was an anchor at Q13 Fox KCPQ-TV Seattle from 1999 to 2002.  Radio Ink
Research Director, Inc.
3/20/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive February PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
3/19/19 - News KUOW-FM 94.9 holds onto first place with an 8.0 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma February 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is second with a 6.8 share and News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.9.  Radio Online
710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle
3/16/19 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle has announced a new partnership with Coaching Boys Into Men.  The sports station and local nonprofit will work together to encourage student athletes, as well as school coaches and athletic department leadership, to participate in the Coaching Boys Into Men curriculum which focuses on youth leadership skills, domestic violence prevention, and healthy relationships.  710 ESPN Release 
Lowell Ullrich
3/16/19 - Canadian Football Hall of Fame sportswriter and broadcaster Lowell Ullrich is the latest victim of cuts at TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver.  He's been with TSN 1040 since 2001 as a BC Lions beat reporter, pre/post game cohost, website contributor and 3Down Radio co-host, and reported sports for the Vancouver Province for 36 years before retiring from the newspaper in 2015.  Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight    
Maninder Gill
3/15/19 - Maninder Singh Gill, former owner of Radio India KVRI AM 1600 Blaine, who was charged in connection with a shooting outside a Surrey wedding nearly nine years ago, has had the charges stayed due to an unreasonable delay.  Keith Fraser, The Province   
TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver
3/14/19 - TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver has announced its new weekday lineup just a day after making on-air staff cuts.  Mike Halford and Jason Brough move from mid-mornings to 6 - 10 a.m.  Don Taylor and Bob The Moj Marjanovich will handle middays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Matt Sekeres and Blake Price air from 2 - 6 p.m.  The schedule is effective Monday, April 1.  TSN Announcement 
Dan Mitchinson
3/14/19 - Dan Mitchinson has exited the morning show at News-Talk KFBK AM/FM Sacramento.  He joined KFBK in 2015 after stints at KXL Portland, KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle and KGA AM 1510 Spokane.  All Access Music Group
Darren Peck
3/14/19 - KING-TV Seattle Meteorologist Darren Peck has announced, "After 7 wonderful months in Seattle with KING 5, I’ve returned home to Northern California and am forecasting for KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area. I’ll be covering weekend mornings for a time and helping out anywhere else they may need."  Facebook Announcement 
Alex Rozier
3/14/19 - After KING-TV Seattle reporter Alex Rozier made the news recently when he choked on food, he has announced on his Twitter page that he is leaving the station.  He says, "At the end on the month I will leave Seattle to start my new job as a reporter for WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas..."  Twitter announcement   
Dave Pratt
3/13/19 - The Dave Pratt-led morning show at TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver has been cut.  Pratt, rotating co-host Dave Tomlinson and producer Curt Appleby were informed this morning.  Bell Media made a series of cuts to several TSN sports radio stations across the country today.  Pratt had hosted mornings on his own since last summer, alongside a rotating roster of co-hosts.  He has been with TSN 1040 since 2013.  Fill-in hosts are expected in the 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot for the remainder of the month with a new schedule expected in April.  Patrick Johnston, The Province  
Larry Brown
3/13/19 - Former Tacoma broadcaster Larry Brown passed away February 6th at age 66.  Known on air as Mason Dixon and Charlie Brown, he also worked at radio stations in Walla Walla, Pendleton, the Tri Cities, Sumner and KIT Yakima.  Puget Sound Media  Edwards Memorial Obituary 
FCC
3/12/19 - The FCC has granted Special Temporary Authority to Inspiration Media for KKOL AM 1300 Seattle.  The STA is for 1 kW day/night non-directional at 47° 33' 52.00" 122° 39' 26.00", collocated with KBRO AM 1490 Bremerton.  It was required to allow KKOL to resume broadcast operations prior to expiration of an STA to remain silent.  Operations of KKOL at the licensed site were suspended on February 28, 2018.  A Construction Permit is in effect for the relocation of the KKOL transmission facilities to the licensed transmitter site of co-owned stations KLFE and KNTS, but local permitting issues slowed the implementation process.  FCC STA 
Tamara Taggart
3/12/19 - Former CTV Vancouver news anchor Tamara Taggart is to be named the Liberal candidate in the Vancouver Kingsway riding for the upcoming Canadian federal election this fall.  A nomination meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 24.  Taggart co-hosted CTV’s News at Six with Mike Killeen until both were let go from their positions last April.   Vincent Plana, Daily Hive  CTV News  
Fitz
3/12/19 - New York based Sun Broadcast Group has added Seattle broadcaster Fitz' Hit List With Fitz to The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle along with The Fitz Show and Nashville Minute with Fitz to Colonial Media stations in the eastern US.  Fitz departed from his morning position at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 last April after nearly a dozen years.  All Access Music Group 
Scott Fee
3/11/19 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria News Anchor Scott Fee is returning to the station as News Director on March 18.  A broadcaster with more than 20 years experience, he has been an anchor on Global TV Calgary since 2011.  Fee's return occurs in the year CHEK celebrates a decade as an independent, employee–owned station.  CHEK Release/PSR  Global Calgary Video 
Ross Crain
3/10/19 - A memorial gathering has been announced for former Vancouver broadcaster Ross Crain, who passed away suddenly February 24 at age 86.  It will be held March 27 between 2 and 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Kerrisdale, 2490 W. 37th Ave., Vancouver.  Sun/Province Obituary 
Fiona Forbes
3/10/19 - Award winning TV Host & Producer Fiona Forbes joins the team at Global BC.  She's taking over Kaitlyn Herbst's non-traffic related duties as Community Reporter while she is on mat leave.  Forbes was the host/producer of Breakfast Television on Citytv in the early 2000s, a talk show host on CKNW AM 980 for three years and hosted Urban Rush/The Rush on Shaw TV for ten years.  Twitter Announcement   
Betty Phillips
3/10/19 - Former CBC Vancouver entertainer Betty Muriel Haworth (professionally known as Betty Phillips) died at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver on February 22 at age 95.  She is remembered by most for the CBC Radio shows Make Mine Music, Leicester Square to Broadway, Betty Phillips Sings and the folk series CBC television production of Lolly-too-dum.  A memorial service is being planned for the spring.  Sun/Province Obituary
Alex Rozier
3/09/19 - When KING-TV Seattle reporter Alex Rozier recently choked on food, it wasn't his first brush with death.  In December 2017 he got off an Amtrak train which derailed a short time later with multiple deaths and injuries.  Scott Jones, FTVLive 
George Garrett
3/09/19 - Legendary radio reporter George Garrett has released his memoir George Garrett - Intrepid Reporter, which takes readers into some of BC’s most memorable news stories.  His first break in radio came when as a 17-year-old he hitchhiked 400 kilometres to interview for a job at a station in North Battleford, SK.  Dana Gee, Vancouver Sun
Sabeen Habib
3/09/19 - Former News 1130 CKWX Vancouver traffic reporter Sabeen Habib returns to the station Monday.  She’ll do Monday-Friday night traffic after an absence from the station of about four years.
Bill Brubaker
3/09/19 - Puget Sound Media salutes long-time KOMO-TV Seattle news anchor Bill Brubaker.  "Bru" began his 25-year run at KOMO in 1962 and worked as a reporter, writer, editor and news producer, first at KOMO Radio and then in 1965 at KOMO-TV.  Before leaving KOMO in 1987, Brubaker scored numerous journalism awards.  In 1991, he was awarded the Freedom Foundation’s George Washington Medal for Public Communication and in 2017 was inducted into the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications Hall of Achievement.  Ronald DeHart, Puget Sound Media       
John Mair
3/08/19 - Radio West reports former longtime CKNW/CFMI-FM Vancouver engineer John Mair died earlier this week.  He worked at 'NW from 1970 until the early 2000s.  In the early 1970s he spent some time working at sister station CJOB in Winnipeg, helping to rebuild a burned out transmitter site.  In recent years Mair suffered from diabetes.  Radio West News
Bob Addison
3/08/19 - Bob Addison has returned to his producer role on the nationally networked, Corus Entertainment late night show The Shift with Drex, which originates at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver.  Addison has been out the last eight weeks, following surgery and subsequent diagnosis with testicular cancer.   
Alex Rozier
3/07/19 - KING-TV Seattle general assignment reporter Alex Rozier was at a dinner party when he choked on a piece of meat.  Co-worker Ted Land stepped in with the Heimlich maneuver and saved him.  Rozier went on air and talked about his close call with death and urged people to learn how to do CPR/Heimlich.  Scott Jones FTVLive
David Bray
3/07/19 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver:  QMFM grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with a 14.3% share of hours tuned (up from 10.9%). QM benefited from their usual all Christmas music month. Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 21.9% share (up from 17.9% last time out). CBC Radio One grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 12.2% share followed by The FOX at 11.6%.  The FOX is out in front for M18-34 with a 17.3 % share of hrs. tuned (up from 15.9 %). When it comes to Females 18-34, QM takes top spot posting a 16.9 % share.  Bray Release 
Numeris
3/07/19 - AC CHQM-FM 103.5 moves into first place with a 14.9. share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for November 26, 2018 - February 24, 2019.  CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 is second with 14.3.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 10.2.  Numeris release
FCC
3/06/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Continental Broadcasting for Low Power FM KWJZ-LP 107.3 High Rock.  ERP is 0.1 kW non-directional at 30 meters HAAT at 47° 47' 23.30" 121° 57' 39.30"FCC Data    
KIRO-TV Seattle
3/06/19 - The previously-announced sale by Cox Media Group of a majority stake in its TV stations to funds managed by Apollo Global Management has been filed with the FCC.  The buyer is officially listed as Camelot Radio Buyer, Inc., an affiliate of newly-created Terrier Media.  The price for the overall transaction is $3.1 billion, to be adjusted to reflect the equity Cox will receive at closing.  The transaction will see the acquisition of the Apollo-owned and Okemos, MI-based Northwest Broadcasting TV stations, then the Cox TV stations and four Dayton, OH radio stations, giving Terrier Media 25 full-power TV stations, which includes KIRO-TV Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
Michael Mason
3/05/19 - Former Seattle radio host Michael Mason joins a new morning show at New Country KUAD-FM 99.1 Fort Collins, CO beginning Monday, March 11.  He hosted afternoon drive at the former Seattle market Funky Monkey KFNK-FM 104.9 from 2003-07 and more recently handled production and video for the nationally syndicated Delilah show and was night time host at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
CRTC
3/05/09 - The CRTC has approved an application by Akash Broadcasting Inc. to change the authorized contours of the unlaunched commercial ethnic specialty station CJCN-FM 91.5 Surrey.  Average ERP will increase from 290 to 320 watts, effective HAAT will increase from 121.9 to 193.9 meters and transmitter site will be relocated to North Delta on the roof of a 37-floor high-rise.  Akash submitted that the technical changes are necessary because the transmitter site it originally proposed is no longer available.  CRTC Decision  
George Garrett
3/04/19 - Retired CKNW Vancouver investigative reporter George Garrett, is interviewed by News 1130 CKWX morning anchor John Ackermann and by The Commentary’s Joseph Planta on the release of his newest book George Garrett - Intrepid ReporterAckermann Interview  Planta Interview
KONG-TV Seattle
3/04/19 - KONG-TV Seattle has added Bounce TV on channel 16.2.  Bounce is the first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, specials and off-network series.  Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.   
KING-TV Seattle
3/03/19 - KING 5 Seattle reports gains in viewers with a strong February ratings period.  The station also launched refined brand messaging prior to the February Sweeps.  KING 5 Release  
Mira Laurence
3/02/19 - Sportsnet Tonight host and Vancouver Canucks reporter Mira Laurence returns to Vancouver Island to take the position of Director of Communications and Community Partnerships for Pacific FC soccer club.  She was an on-air personality at CTV News in Victoria for 14 years and has most recently been morning show co-host and rinkside reporter for Rogers Sportsnet CISL AM 650 Vancouver.  Adam Chan, Victoria Buzz
Jack Cullen
3/01/19 - Red Robinson salutes long-time Vancouver market CKNW evening host Jack Cullen, who "was completely unorthodox and had great appeal to all non-conformists..."  He describes Cullen as a character and an incredible performer who played the music of Joni James, Frankie Laine and Glenn Miller on his The Owl Prowl program.  He passed away April 27, 2002 at age 80.  Red Robinson Tribute
Danny Holiday
3/01/19 - Puget Sound Media pays tribute to iconic Seattle broadcaster Danny Holiday and his Rock ‘n’ Roll Time Machine.  Holiday got his start at KPUG Bellingham, but made the jump to KOL AM Seattle as part of the station’s Magnificent 7 in 1965.  His RRTM took serious flight in 1985 at Seattle’s KZOK-FM and in 1991 he began a 7-year stint at Seattle oldies station KBSG-FM.  His last gig was a revival of his RRTM as a weekly volunteer host on Everett’s KSER-FM, which drew a faithful audience, contributing to a higher community profile for the station.  Danny Holiday passed away after an extended illness on February 20, 2012, capping a radio and rock music promotion career that exceeded 40 years.  Ronald DeHart, Puget Sound Media    



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