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Amity Addrisi
10/17/17 - KING-TV Seattle anchor/reporter, Amity Addrisi, shared her story of sexual abuse with viewers Monday night in a seven minute segment.  She narrated about a little girl who was sexually abused by older cousins in a basement in exchange for candy.  She later revealed that girl was her and that she hid her story for decades.  Addrisi says she decided to speak out after being prompted by the #MeToo social media movement.  Stephanie Tsoflias, TVSpy 
KiSS CKKS-FM Vancouver

10/17/17 - KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver (also Chilliwack and Abbotsford) has become the first fully interactive radio station in Canada, giving listeners musical control.  The station is now allowing listeners to select the music played, all day, every day, through the KiSS RADiO app and website.  Listeners can choose from the station’s playlist, with songs pushed up and down in real time, as listeners vote on what songs to play.  PD John Hipper says audience expectations were changing, and the move would help engage listeners on digital platforms.  Jenni Sheppard, Daily Hive 

Brooke & Jubal
10/16/17 - Brooke & Jubal have been added to mornings today on Mix 106 KEZR-FM 106.5 San Jose CA.  The MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle duo is heard in multiple markets.  Jubal Flagg is a standup comedian, radio host, television personality, and comedy writer.  He has been entertaining audiences on-stage and on  radio for over 10 years.  Brooke has worked in morning radio for over 13 years and previously hosted Top 40 radio’s first all-female morning drive show.  All Access Music Group     
David Dean
10/16/17 - After less than a year as Music Director/p.m. drive at KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle, David Dean has resurfaced as half of the Dave & Ceej morning show at Island 106 WILN-FM 105.9 Panama City FL.  The show launched October 9.  All Access Music Group 
Jack Webster Awards
10/15/17 - Several Vancouver broadcasters were recognized for their achievements at the 2017 Jack Webster Awards Dinner October 12 in Vancouver.  The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize excellence in journalism in British Columbia.  Webster Award winners 
Rafe Mair
10/15/17 - Rafe Mair, broadcaster, writer, environmentalist and former BC cabinet minister, who passed away October 9 at age 85, is remembered by his friend and former producer Shiral Tobin, and former CKNW reporter George Garrett, with clips from interviews Mair did with host Joseph Planta.  The funeral for Mair is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, October 30 at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver.  thecommentary.ca  McKenzie Funeral Service Obituary  
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
10/14/17 - News-Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle is adding a wine, spirits, cocktails, and beer show to its Saturday schedule.  Cask Club Radio, produced by Heritage Distilling Co. with the station and co-hosted by Heritage CEO Justin Stiefel and radio personality Lydia Cruz, begins today at 3 p.m.  All Access Music Group 
CHEK-TV Victoria
10/14/17 - Independent CHEK-TV Victoria has become a model for employee-owned news organizations focusing on local markets.  It was announced in July 2009 by then owner Canwest that it was shutting down the station.  With community support, employees hatched a plan to acquire CHEK that Canwest agreed to and CHEK was saved.  Abdullah Shihipar, The Tyee 
Chris Cruise
10/13/17 - Former KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle evening host Chris Cruise is moving from his current morning host position at KISS KSAS-FM 103.5 Boise to take on afternoons at Country cluster mate WOW KAWO-FM 104.3.  Cruise was at KMPS for two years starting in April 2014.  All Access Music Group    
KODX-LP 96.9 Seattle
10/12/17 - Listeners are reporting hearing KODX-LP 96.9 in northeast Seattle during afternoon hours.  The station, licensed to Earth On-the-Air Independent Media, is authorized to operate with 38 watts in the University District.  FCC data
Jeff Woods
10/12/17 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and now commercial voice-over, narrator, emcee and speaker Jeff Woods speaks with Airchecker about his latest Radio, Records & Rockstars audiobook project.  He held numerous positions with Corus Entertainment from 1997-2015 and during that time was PD/Music Director at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 and CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver.  Airchecker interview  
Sonia Sunger
10/12/17 - Global BC anchor/reporter Sonia Sunger will cut her hair live on Global News Morning October 20, so she can donate it to the Canadian Cancer Society wig banks program.  Her mother has successfully battled breast cancer three times.  A number of viewers will join Sunger in donating their hair to the cause.  Global video 
RPM Lunch
10/12/17 - The RPM (Radio Performers Membership) lunch drew dozens of past and present Vancouver radio personalities to the downtown White Spot restaurant Tuesday.  The twice yearly lunch, hosted by Red Robinson and his wife Carole, gives broadcasters a chance to re-connect with former colleagues.  Radio West, Andy Hall photos 
Nielsen Audio
10/12/17 - Seattle-Tacoma market moves up for fall 2017 to No. 12 from No. 13 a year ago in the Nielsen Audio just-released fall 2017 radio market population ranker.  Projected population for 2017 is 3,863,400, compared with its 2016 population of 3,779,500.  As a result, Detroit moves to No. 13 from No. 12 year-over-year, as its population estimate shifts to 3,818,800 from 3,813,700.  Each year, Nielsen tweaks the rank of radio markets, based on population projections.  Inside Radio 
FCC
10/12/17 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation for KBSG-FM 90.1 Westport.  COL will change to Raymond, transmitter location will change from 46° 55' 11.00" 123° 57' 14.00" to 46° 41' 44.00" 123° 46' 17.00", ERP will change from 1.2 to .44 kW non-directional and HAAT will change from 15 to 279 meters.  FCC data  
Brenda Barnes
10/12/17 - Brenda Barnes has been named the new CEO of KING-FM 98.1 Seattle effective January 8.  She is currently president of the University of South California Radio Group, which owns and manages classical radio stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Barnes succeeds longtime KING-FM GM Jennifer Ridewood, who was at the helm of the station when it transitioned to a listener-supported public radio station in 2011.  Janet I. Tu, Seattle Times  
FCC
10/11/17 - The FCC has granted license to cover to Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange for KMGP-LP 101.1 Magnuson Park.  It is authorized to operate with an ERP of 46 watts non-directional at 44 meters HAAT at 47° 39' 31.00" 122° 18' 9.00"FCC data     
CBS Radio
10/10/17 - All Access Music Group reports Sports The Fan KFNQ AM 1090, Adult Hits JACK KJAQ-FM 96.5 and Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle will be among 11 stations to be sold or swapped by CBS Radio to satisfy ownership cap concerns arising from the merger with Entercom.  No buyers have yet been announced for the spinoffs.  All Access Music Group   
Delilah
10/09/17 - Port Orchard-based Delilah, whose show is heard on 180 radio stations across the U.S. and internationally, is taking a leave of absence from her syndicated radio show and social media to grieve the loss of her teenage son Zachariah.  He took his own life following a long bout with depression.  Inside Radio 
Rafe Mair
10/09/17 - Rafe Mair, former Social Credit cabinet minister turned broadcaster, died early today at age 85.  He had been in failing health for the past few years.  A former political panelist on The Early Edition on CBC Radio and CKNW radio host, Mair was best known for his provocative style.  He was most passionate when talking and writing about the environment, politics and constitutional issues.  He also hosted the Rafe Mair Show on CKBD Vancouver from 2003-04.  He was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame in 2005.  Mair received numerous awards, including the 1995 Michener Award for courageous journalism and the 2003 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award.  CBC News  Stephanie Ip, Vancouver Sun  Amy Judd, Global News  
Gerry Altman
10/08/17 - Former Vancouver radio advertising salesman Gerry Altman died October 2 at age 84.  He was an ad salesman at CKWX in 1956, moving the following year to CKNW where he became known as one of best in the city.  He then moved to CHQM and CJOR and was recognized as an exceptional radio sales and marketing man in Vancouver.  In 1969 he started Executive Coffee Service, building it into one of the largest coffee services in BC.  Altman also held consulting jobs with the BC Lions and Vancouver Day EXPO 86.  A celebration of life is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. October 19 at the West Vancouver Yacht Club.  Sun/Province obituary  
Nijole Kuzmickas
10/08/17 - CBC has released belated news of the passing of former producer Nijole Kuzmickas in Vancouver on March 15, 2017 at age 65.  She was with CBC Vancouver as Producer of the Switchback television series in the 1980s and as Developer/Producer of the Doctor, Doctor and Legalwise series.  She also developed and produced The Men’s Show, co-produced by Vision TV and Knowledge Network.  In 1982 she won an ACTRA award for her breakthrough live CBC Sunday morning children's show Switchbackyourlifemoments.ca obituary 
Jeff Dubois
10/07/17 - Seattle native Jeff Dubois, News Reporter/Anchor and Digital & Social Media Content Creator at KIRO-TV has announced that Friday was his last day.  On his Facebook page he says, "Thank you all for your support. Stay tuned for the next chapter!"  He joined KIRO in 2004.  Facebook announcement 
Mitch Levy
10/07/17 - Mitch Levy, longtime KJR AM 950 Seattle morning show host, has confirmed he is no longer with the station.  The announcement comes less than two months after Levy was reportedly caught in a prostitution sting in Bellevue.  Levy made the announcement of his departure on Twitter, but without making specific reference to the allegations against him.  Travis Pittman , KING5  Sara Jean Green, Seattle Times 
"The Wolf" KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle
10/07/17 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle Is on the lookout for a morning show co-host to join newly acquired Matt McAllister who debuts October 2.  An ideal candidate would be an experienced on-air talent, a lover of Country music and the Pacific Northwest, and familiar with the station's target audience of women 25-54.  All Access Music Group 
FCC
10/07/17 - The FCC has granted licenses to cover to FAB-5 for KTQA-LP 95.3 Tacoma and to The Bridge, a Ministry of the United Methodist Church for KTAH-LP 101.9 Tacoma.  KTQA-LP FCC data  KTAH FCC data 
CBC
10/06/17 - In an attempt to bolster sagging ratings, Canadian networks are sending program stars to various cities with some encouraging results, with several hundred fans recently turning out to see CBC stars in Vancouver.  The erosion of TV viewers seems more apparent than ever this fall with ratings drops on both sides of the border.  Audience numbers are down for just about every single show, domestic or import, on every Canadian network this fall and NFL viewership is down nine per cent year-to-year in the U.S.  Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press    
Sinclair Broadcast Group
10/06/17 - Sinclair Broadcast Group has declined to offer a list of TV stations it plans to sell in a response to the FCC's request for information about its proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media Co.  Sinclair says it would need to sell licenses in at least two markets under current national TV station ownership limits.  The company added, it would make a multimillion-dollar investment in the newly acquired Tribune stations, allowing for more hours of local news programming.  In Seattle, Sinclair currently owns KOMO and KUNS.  Tribune owns KCPQ and KZJO.  Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun 
Matty B McIntyre
10/05/17 - Matty B McIntyre has taken over middays at KiSS CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver after leaving his position at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver in early August.  Starting in November, he’ll also voice-track middays on KiSS CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria.
Larry Hennessey
10/05/17 - Veteran Vancouver radio personality Larry Hennessey returns to the airwaves on JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver effective Tuesday, October 10.  He'll host JACK up the 80s from noon to 1 p.m. daily, playing vinyl and cassette music from the 80s from his personal collection.  Facebook announcement/video 
Natasha Chen
10/05/17 - Natasha Chen moves to Washington, D.C. to become a correspondent for CNN Newsource.  She has been a reporter at KIRO-TV Seattle for the past four years.  In addition, Danielle Leigh joins WABC-TV New York City as an investigative reporter.  She has been a consumer investigative reporter/anchor at KING-TV Seattle since 2013.  Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel, TVSpy 
Russell James
10/04/17 - Veteran broadcaster Russell James has confirmed he is the new Program Director at Q103.1 CKQQ-FM Kelowna.  He has been on-air at several Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton stations since 1990, was PD and on-air at KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver from 2013-16 and most recently a fill-in host at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver.   
Sheldon Mack
10/02/17 - Sheldon Mack, son of former CTV Vancouver Island anchor and news director Hudson Mack, was wounded when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets at the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night.  At least 59 people including two Canadians were killed in the attack and at least 527 required hospital attention.  Hudson, who landed in Las Vegas Monday, said his son underwent surgery overnight for an abdominal wound and is now "doing well" in an intensive care unit.  Sheldon was at the festival celebrating his 21st birthday.  He tweeted from his hospital bed saying he suffered two gunshot wounds, a ruptured colon and a broken forearm.  CTV Vancouver Island news  Hudson Mack, Twitter  
Jessica Oh
10/02/17 - KIRO-TV Seattle adds Jessica Oh as a reporter.  She leaves KUSA-TV Denver where she was a general assignment reporter, multimedia journalist and weekend morning anchor.  Jessica Oh Twitter page         
Research Director, Inc.
10/02/17 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive September PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and 14 other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Kevin Cremin
10/02/17 - Veteran Seattle Mariners radio producer/engineer Kevin Cremin retires after 35 years and more than 5,500 games.  Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs calls him, "The best producer-engineer in baseball history".  Larry Stone, Seattle Times  
FCC
10/01/17 - Reports indicate KTQA-LP 95.3 Tacoma has been testing for the last few days with old-time radio programs.  The low power FM station, licensed to FAB-5, has a CP Mod to operate with an ERP of 9 watts non-directional at 71 meters HAAT at 47° 15' 18.00" 122° 27' 45.90"FCC data 



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