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Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3
10/13/15 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 is now testing on air with information about Vancouver and upcoming station programs along with regular cut-ins announcing the station's technical parameters.  It's authorized to operate with a maximum ERP of 1700 watts directional at 87.5 metres HAAT at 49-17-06 123-07-09.
KIRO Radio Seattle
10/13/15 - KIRO Radio Seattle celebrates its 80th anniversary Thursday, October 15.  Feliks Banel will help in the celebration Wednesday on Seattle's Morning News with Dave RossNorthwest Hall of Radio History  1935 FCC call letter confirmation 
10/12/15 - TEGNA (formerly Gannett Co.) Seattle market stations KING-TV and KONG-TV have returned to Dish Network following resolution of a contract dispute Sunday.  TEGNA had cut off Dish subscribers' access to its local channels Friday evening in more than three dozen markets because of the dispute, which affected 46 TV stations operated by TEGNA in 38 markets across 33 states.  Seattle PI 
Chris Legeros
10/11/15 (Updated) - A Trisagion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E. for veteran Seattle news broadcaster Chris Legeros, with a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the same location.  Born in Minnesota on November 12, 1952 to Greek parents, Legeros felt a deep connection to his ancestry and an even deeper one to the Greek Orthodox Church.  The longtime KIRO-TV journalist died Friday at his Lake Forest Park home from pancreatic cancer at age 62.  Coral Garnick, Seattle Times Obituary  The Friday morning funeral will be streamed live on
Greg Douglas
10/10/15 - Legendary Vancouver blues musician and television actor Jim Byrnes voices a national TV commercial for Toronto Blue Jays telecasts plus radio spots for the eastern market as he gears up to host his own two-hour Saturday evening show Blues with Mr. Byrnes on the new Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  Vancouver Canadians baseball play-by-play broadcaster Rob Fai lands the position of Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations at the University of BC Athletics & Recreation DepartmentGreg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
Jason Manning
10/10/15 - Puget Sound Radio reports former Vancouver radio personality and Victoria Program Director Jason Manning is returning to Vancouver as the new PD of Z953 CKZZ-FM effective November 2.  He is currently Senior Brand Director for the Corus Entertainment radio cluster in Winnipeg.  Puget Sound Radio news  
Chris Legeros
10/09/15 - 31-year KIRO-TV Seattle news veteran Chris Legeros passed away today from pancreatic cancer at age 62.  He stepped down from his regular reporting duties last August after announcing his cancer diagnosis.  He began his career in Minnesota in 1974 before moving to Seattle in 1983.  During his career he won awards from The Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, Best of the West and the Washington Education Association, as well as three Emmy awards.  He was also inducted into the Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences earlier this year.  KIRO 7 Staff  Lynsi Burton, Seattle PI   YouTube video  Tacoma News Tribune 
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
10/09/15 - A Skagit County Superior Court judge has dismissed an appeal by BBC Broadcasting Inc. to overturn a decision by Whatcom County to reject the company's application to erect five 45-meter (150-foot) steel towers to transmit KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale at an undeveloped lot on McKenzie Way, about 330 meters from the Tsawwassen border.  It was rejected because the towers exceeded height limits in the US peninsula.  Reports indicate the judge immediately issued her ruling after submissions, listing several reasons to uphold the Whatcom County decision, including the fact there are alternative sites available in Whatcom County that don't have height restrictions.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist
Nielsen Audio
10/09/15 - Nielsen says Seattle will have the enhanced CBET (Critical Band Encoding Technology) by November 2.  Stations will receive a USB stick to upgrade the encoder.  Nielsen says every encoder needs to be upgraded and tested by the station engineer.  CBET is the technology that delivers the signal from the content to the PPM.  In lab and live testing in Baltimore and Washington D.C., Nielsen concluded that there is "similar performance between the enhanced CBET and VoltairRadio Ink #1  Radio Ink #2   
Dave Youell
10/09/15 - Prominent broadcast engineer Dave Youell has announced his retirement from his position as Senior Engineer at Bell Media Vancouver at the end of the year.  He gained his interest in radio while attending Victoria High in Edmonton and got his career start at CFRN Edmonton in 1971.  Youell joined Stan Davisís Broadcast Technical Services in Vancouver in 1974 and became Chief Engineer for CHUM Radio Vancouver in 1995.  He spearheaded the planning and installation of towers from a new site in Delta to transmit CKST AM 1040 and CFUN (now CFTE) AM 1410, which were put into operation in 2009.  He was presented with the Rohde & Schwarz Excellence in Engineering Award at the Western Association of Broadcast Engineers conference in 2010. 
Charles Adler
10/08/15 - Former Vancouver and Winnipeg broadcaster Charles Adler will host The Charles Adler Show weekdays 4 - 6 p.m. PT on SiriusXM channel 167 beginning Tuesday, October 13.  He recently announced he was returning to BC after leaving his CJOB AM 680 Winnipeg-based program, which aired in syndication on Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 for several years up until 2013.  He was on air as as Al Adler at CKLG Vancouver during its Top 40 days in the late 1970s.  SiriusXM release  Adler release  
Nick Allard
10/08/15 - Nick Allard is the new morning meteorologist at KIRO-TV Seattle effective October 12, after spending the past six years at KGW-TV Portland.  He's a native of Washington and graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University.  Allard began his career as weather anchor at KVEW-TV Kennewick and moved to Seattle in 2006 as weekday and weekend morning meteorologist for KING-TV and NWCNTVNewsCheck   
Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM
10/07/15 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver reports, "The tower is up, the antennae is next!  Vancouverís newest FM station Roundhouse Radio 98/3 is on the air in days!"  Roundhouse Radio photo 
Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM
10/06/15 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver has announced an expansion of its programming line-up.  Feature programs and weekends will include Rhona Raskin (LOVE & LUST) 9 to 10 p.m., Samantha Parton (SLIPSTREAM) 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday to Sunday, Jim Byrnes (BLUES WITH MR. BYRNES) 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Janice Ungaro and Cory Ashworth (CAMP) 7 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Joannah Connolly (THE REAL ESTATE THERAPIST) 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, Tonye Aganaba (GUILT & CO LIVE) 9 to 10 p.m. Sundays, along with daytime hosts Kirk LaPointe (OUR CITY) 6 to 9 a.m., Don Shafer (IMPACT) 9 to 10 a.m. & 2 to 3 p.m., Minelle Mahtani (SENSE OF PLACE) 10 a.m. to noon, Terry David Mulligan (LIVE FROM RAILTOWN) noon to 1 p.m., Cory Price (TRACKS) 1 to 2 p.m., Jana Lynne White (HOME) 3 to 6 p.m. and Martin Strong (INDIE AUDIO) 6 to 9 p.m.  Roundhouse Radio expects to be on air by mid-month.  Roundhouse Radio People  
Harvey Oberfeld
10/06/15 - Despite some changes to its newscasts by Global BC, CTV Vancouver continues to edge closer in viewer numbers.  CTV is now beating its rival's individual newscasts in some time slots.  Harvey Oberfeld's Keeping It Real... 
Voices Radio
10/05/15 - Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 106.3 Vancouver has returned to the air after going dark August 31st.  It is still playing classic hits 22 hours a day commercial and announcer free with Old Time Radio shows from 10 p.m. - midnight.  Reports from listeners indicate a clearer and stronger signal than before.  Voices Radio, which operates stations in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton, won a last minute reprieve after it was ordered off the air by the CRTC effective July 25th for "repeated and serious non-compliance with its regulatory obligations...".  David Farrell, FYI Music News backgrounder    
KIRO-TV Seattle
10/04/15 - KIRO-TV Seattle has unveiled its new news set featuring a curved anchor desk, video walls, a wide cityscape dura and other backlit surfaces along with bold blues and rich wood tones that coordinate with the stationís new graphics package.  NewscastStudio  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Lisa Van Cise
10/04/15 - KING-TV Seattle meteorologist Lisa Van Cise says goodbye to viewers as she moves to a position with the Washington State Department of Transportation.  She has been with KING5 since September 2009.  KING5 video 
Jim Pattison
10/03/15 - 86-year-old Jim Pattison, whose Jim Pattison Broadcast Group owns two Vancouver radio stations and numerous other radio and TV stations in western Canada, has no immediate plans to slow down.  His $8.4-billion corporate empire, which includes Advertising & Media, Automotive & Agricultural Equipment, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Forestry Products & Port Services, Packaging, Periodical Distribution & Marketing and Signs continues to expand its footprint both in Canada and internationally.  Jim Sutherland, Canadian Business 
KRPI Ferndale
10/02/15 - The appeal by BBC Broadcasting Inc. to overturn a decision by Whatcom County council to reject the company's application to erect five radio towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale in Point Roberts will be heard in Mount Vernon starting October 7.  If the appeal is successful, the proposal will go back to the hearing examiner for a public hearing.  If not successful, it could be appealed to a higher appellate court.  Steve Graham, Delta Optimist  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  
KQMV-FM Seattle
10/02/15 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle has been named CHR Station of the Year at the 2015 NAB Marconi Radio Awards.  Station owner Hubbard Broadcasting took home six awards to lead all ownership groups this year.  The awards were announced Thursday night at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held at the Radio Show in Atlanta.  NAB release  
Research Director, Inc.
10/01/15 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive September PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and six other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Rob Tepper
10/01/15 - Former KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle personality Rob Tepper is running for a seat in District 2 of the Lake Washington School District.  Three seats on the Board of Directors are up for general election on November 3.  T-Man Tepper was morning host at KUBE from 1995-2009.  Rob Tepper webpage 
Sam Argier
10/01/15 - KIRO-TV Seattle Chief Meteorologist Sam Argier has posted his decision to leave the TV news business and move closer to family in the Southwest.  His last day will be Friday, October 9th.  Argier has been at KIRO-TV since 2008.  Facebook posting   
Kevin Bell
10/01/15 - Puget Sound Radio reports that Bell Media General Manager and General Sales Manager Kevin Bell has been cut from his position at the company's Victoria TV and radio properties.  He has been at the helm of CFAX AM 1070, KOOL CHBE-FM 107.3  and CTV Vancouver Island since November 2011.  The website further reports that big cuts involving hundreds of jobs across the country are forthcoming.  Puget Sound Radio  

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