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Red Robinson: The Last Deejay
09/24/16 - Red Robinson: The Last Deejay will be released next month.  The book by Robin Brunet involves a variety of celebrity encounters over the decades with Vancouver's iconic broadcaster.  Red recalls the highs, hurdles and triumphs of a celebrated time in rock-and-roll history.  Tom Harrison, Vancouver Sun      
Donald Brinton
09/24/16 - Donald Brinton, formerly from Winnipeg and now living in West Vancouver, was among 46 inductees yesterday into The Order of Canada.  He is a pioneer in Canada's broadcasting industry, helping to establish new TV stations in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver.  He is also a member of the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters Half Century Club and was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1994.  CBC News/Video 
Brooke & Jubal
09/23/16 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle morning hosts Brooke & Jubal were named Large Market Personalities of the Year at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards announced Thursday night at the 27th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show in Nashville.  The prestigious awards recognize radio's outstanding personalities and stations.  NAB release  Radio Online 
Hagen Beggs
09/23/16 - Canadian actor and former CBC Television staffer Hagan Beggs lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away on September 16 at age 79.  He had a long list of credits in movies and television.  He appeared as Lt Hansen on the first season of the original Star Trek, in The Changeling, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Millennium, Seven Days, Titanic, Court Martial, The Menagerie (Parts I and II), Danger Bay, Bordertown, and the CBC Vancouver drama The Education of Thomas Dorsey.  Beggs worked for the CBC Vancouver Props Department and on The Beachcombers TV series after returning from Hollywood.  There will be no service by request.  Sun/Province obituary   
Susan and Terry Jacks
09/22/16 - Vancouver music legends Terry and Susan Jacks, formerly of The Poppy Family, are both in hospital recovering from serious health problems.  Terry, 72, suffered a second stroke in the last six months at his home in Haida Gwaii about two weeks ago.  Susan, 68, has been in Surrey Memorial Hospital for several weeks with kidney problems.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  
Brad Goode
09/22/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle news anchor and Goode 4 Business reporter Brad Goode is leaving the station to join Washington Federal, Inc. as a senior vice president for communications in mid October.  He will leave KOMO in about two weeks after being with the station for about five years.  Coral Garnick, Puget sound Business Journal 
Suzanne Phan
09/20/16 - Suzanne Phan joins KOMO-TV Seattle as a reporter for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news Tuesday through Sunday.  She comes from KXTV Sacramento, where she reported for seven years.  She follows her husband and two-time Emmy award winning reporter Ryan Yamamoto, also from KXTV, who is handling weekend/reporting duties at KOMO.  
Terry Milewski
09/20/16 - Veteran CBC-TV reporter Terry Milewski, who was posted as a corespondent in Vancouver in the 1990s, has announced his retirement.  He has worked in 30 countries with the CBC during his 38 years with the Corporation.  On is Twitter page he says, "Still gonna show up often on air and online, so not going cold turkey but..."  Milewski got his start at CKWL Radio in Williams Lake, BC in 1970.  Broadcaster Magazine 
Rena Heer
09/17/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Rena Heer has returned to CTV Vancouver as a freelance reporter/anchor after serving in the same positions at Toronto cable news channel CP24 since March 2009.  She was previously on air at CTV Vancouver from 2008-09.  Heer graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications before appearing on TV locally in 2003. 
Joe "Jeetz" Reder
09/17/16 - Former Seattle radio host Joe Jeetz Reder returns to the city as afternoon drive host at ROCK 98.9 KVRQ-FM.  In between Seattle gigs, he worked in Anchorage AK and most recently in Las Vegas.  All Access Music Group  
Jeff Palmer
09/17/16 - Former News1130 CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver staffer Jeff Palmer, now a constable with the West Vancouver police, continues on the mend after suffering heart attacks requiring five stents one year ago.  He was with the station's newsroom from 1987-2002 and is now part of the fund raising effort to upgrade cardiac facilities at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.  Martin MacMahon, News1130 
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
09/16/16 - All Traffic CHMJ AM 730 is Vancouver's official radio station of the World Cup of Hockey which begins Saturday and continues to October 1.  All tournament games will be played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.  AM 730 release  
Ian Hanomansing
09/16/16 - CBC Vancouver news journalist Ian Hanomansing comments on his possible future with CBC's The National.  Long-time anchor of the national news program, Peter Mansbridge, has announced he will step down next July.  Hanomansing has not been offered the position, but is considered by many to be the likely successor.  Broadcaster Magazine 
RED FM CKYE 93.1 Vancouver
09/16/16 - Shiv Inder Singh, a journalist based in Punjab for RED FM CKYE-FM 93.1 Vancouver, has filed a complaint before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.  He feels he was arbitrarily suspended due to political interference.  Carlito Pablo, Georgia Straight  
KNKX-FM 88.5
09/13/16 - Seattle market KNKX-FM 88.5, which recently became independent with new call letters, has announced three new programs to its Saturday lineup along with other program changes.  The changes will come into effect October 8th.  KNKX release 
Harvey Oberfeld
09/12/16 - In the battle for news viewers in the Vancouver TV market, Global still leads other newscasts at 6 p.m.  The Newshour pulls in a 3.9 ratings score, while CTVís News at Six is second with 2.4.  However the numbers are much closer for mornings and for 5 p.m. early newscasts.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld  
Bob Nixon
09/11/16 - CBC Vancouver reporter Bob Nixon has published his second novel, now available for download through Amazon Kindle.  He modestly advises that Billion Dollar Jackpot "is a very funny book, and Iím just saying that because itís true".  Downloading the book is free today and just $2.00 to do so thereafter.  Amazon Canada download  Amazon US download 
Al Murdoch
09/10/16 - Vancouver voice over artist, Canucks public address announcer and former long-time on air host Al Murdoch has been selected by the NHL to be a PA announcer for the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto.  His first game will be September 17 when Team Canada plays Team Czech.  Dr. Sport's Short Hops, Vancouver Sun   
Jody Vance
09/10/16 - Former City Television Vancouver morning host Jody Vance, who left her position in March will be doing fill-in work on CKNW AM 980.  She can be heard next Tuesday and then as needed.  Twitter page  
Mark Drelich
09/09/16 - Mark Drelich, known on air as Mark D, leaves his position at 102.3 NOW! CKNO-FM Edmonton to join Pattison sister station The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  He's been with 102.3 NOW! for three years.  Facebook announcement 
David Bray
09/09/16 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray data
CMB Logo
09/08/16 - Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle has won the Christian Music Broadcasters Award for Major Market Station of the Year.  The awards were presented Wednesday evening at the annual CMB Awards Dinner at Momentum 2016 at the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, FL.  CMB release  
09/08/16 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period May 30- August 28, 2016.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 continues in front with a 12.4 share.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 moves up to second with 9.3. QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 dips to third with an 8.4 share.  Numeris ratings
KVI AM 570 Seattle
09/08/16 - KVI AM 570 Seattle recently held one of the stationís regular listener appreciation parties at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett.  Included in the outing were KVI hosts Kirby Wilbur and John CarlsonNTS Media Online 
Ryan Gibbons
09/08/16 - KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle morning personality/traffic reporter/producer Ryan Gibbons joins KISS-FM WXSS-FM 103.7 Milwaukee as morning show on-air/producer.  He has been with KZOK since February 2013.  Inside Radio    
AM730 CHMJ Vancouver
09/08/16 - Fire investigators have determined that the Burns Bog fire, which spread to more than 75 hectares south of Vancouver in early July, started at a radio tower near the edge of the bog, but have not determined the exact cause.  The fire extensively damaged the AM730 CHMJ Vancouver transmitter site and forced the station off the air.  The all-traffic station air signal was quickly restored, first with temporary facilities in downtown Vancouver and then with reduced power at the main site.  It was also added to FM 101.1 HD3.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  
09/07/16 - The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of a CRTC move to ban the replacing of U.S. commercials with Canadian ones on cable and satellite during broadcast of the Super Bowl, a practice known as simultaneous substitution or simsubBell Media, with the support of the NFL, appealed the broadcast regulator's move.  There may still be a snag however, as Bell has indicated it will file a new appeal.  As a work-around solution, many viewers north of the border made special efforts to watch Seattle stations over the air on rooftop antennas. The 2017 Super Bowl will be broadcast on Q13 KCPQ-TVCBC News  Claire Brownell, National Post  
Kevin Newman
09/07/16 - Former Global National anchor Kevin Newman will take over hosting and managing editor duties of the documentary series W5 on the CTV Network effective October 1.  He succeeds former W5 host and chief correspondent Lloyd Robertson, who has announced he is retiring from the network next year.  Newman anchored Global National on the Global TV network from the Vancouver studios from  2001-08.  CTV release 
Steve Pool
09/07/16 - Mayor Ed Murray declares 'Steve Pool Day' in Seattle Tuesday, September 6 to honor the KOMO-TV weather anchor.  Pool has won numerous awards during his 40 years as feature reporter, sports reporter, program producer and weather anchor at KOMO.  KOMO Video 
CHEK-TV Victoria
09/05/16 - A change of policy, as CHEK-TV Victoria aired a 30-minute suppertime newscast on a holiday Monday with regular anchor Stacy Ross.  The station hasn't aired any local newscasts on statutory holidays for a number of years since the employee-owners took over the station.  Puget Sound Radio 
Kirk LaPointe
09/04/16 - Veteran journalist and Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver morning host Kirk LaPointe is moving to evenings in a time schedule swap with 6-9 p.m. host Martin Strong.  The change is effective September 7.  Kirk LaPointe posting   
John Daly
09/04/16 - Veteran TV reporter John Daly retired this past week from his position at Global BC.  The 36-year veteran has covered some of the most high-profile stories in B.C. since joining what was then known as BCTV (CHAN-TV Vancouver) in 1980.  Global TV news/video  Red Robinson news 
09/03/16 - Nielsen has released its Local Television Market Universe Estimates as of January 1, 2017 and used throughout the 2016-2017 television season.  The Seattle-Tacoma market is in 14th place, unchanged from 2016, with 1,808,530 TV homes, immediately below Detroit and above Minneapolis-St. Paul.  Nielsen release   
Global BC
09/01/16 - Johnny Mah, who has been Promotions Coordinator at Vancouver stations CTV, Rogers Communications and most recently CKNW AM 980 has been appointed Interim Promotions Coordinator for Global BC.  He left his position at CKNW in June.
Jay O'Connor
09/01/16 - KIRO-TV Seattle GM Jay OíConnor has announced he is leaving the CBS affiliate at the end of the year.  He was a group VP for Cox Media Group Seattle when he was named KIRO GM in June 2012.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Brian Flores
09/01/16 - Brian Flores is joins Seattle market Q13 Fox KCPQ-TV and JOEtv KZJO-TV.  He will co-anchor the new weekend morning newscast on JOEtv and the KCPQ weekday news from 4:30 to 5 a.m. alongside Alexandra Lewis beginning October 1.  The weekend morning newscasts will launch Saturday, September 10 and will air from 6 to 10 a.m.  Flores leaves his position as a reporter/morning anchor at San Francisco market KTVU-TVKTVU release 
Zak Burns
09/01/16 - Former KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle producer Zak Burns returns to the station to co-host evenings with Jason Rantz, beginning next Tuesday from 7-10 p.m.  He has most recently been hosting middays at KMBZ-FM 98.1 Kansas City.  All Access Music Group

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