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KPLU-FM 88.5
08/29/16 - The nonprofit organization Friends of 88.5 has announced that the station has successfully negotiated an $8 million agreement to purchase its way out of a deal between Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington.  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times  Gabriel Spitzer, KPLU  
Carolyn Jarvis
08/29/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and Global National weekend news anchor Carolyn Jarvis is being relocated within the Global TV Network following the cancellation of its network program 16x9.  She was the host and chief correspondent of the program, which aired for eight years.  Jarvis, who is currently on leave, will remain at the network as its chief investigative correspondent in a new investigations unit.  She was the Vancouver correspondent and weekend anchor of Global National from the Vancouver studios from 2008-11.  James Bradshaw, The Globe and Mail 
Jack Braverman 2015
06/28/16 - Former leading Vancouver radio salesman Jack Braverman has died, according to a posting on Puget Sound Radio.  He was a movie film salesman before joining CJOR.  When he moved to CKNW, he started to bill at levels never seen before in Vancouver.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined.  PSR news 
Robert (Red) Robinson
06/27/16 - Iconic Vancouver broadcaster Red (Robert) Robinson is being appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province's highest form of recognition.  He is one of 16 to be recognized as outstanding citizens this year.  Recipients of the Order of British Columbia are selected by an independent advisory committee.   The investiture ceremony will be held for recipients and invited guests at Government House in Victoria on July 26.   Government of BC news release  Red Robinson Website info  
JRfm CJJR-FM Vancouver
06/27/16 - Today’s Hot Country, JRfm CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on Canada Day, July 1st with all of its thirty years of programming in just one format.  Former Jim Pattison Radio Group Vancouver GM Gerry Siemens writes about the station's beginnings and climb to prominence.  Also included is a clip of the original sign-on courtesy of Radio WestGerry Siemens, Puget Sound Radio  
Clay Freinwald
06/25/16 - The July 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition, Clay discusses new engineers, KPLU, Seattle's homeless and much more.  July Clay's Corner
Adam Stirling
06/25/16 - CFAX AM 1070 Victoria has made some scheduling changes following the leaving of Ian Jessop earlier this week.  His old 1-3 p.m. slot is now hosted by Pamela McCall and Adam Stirling returns to his former 9-noon position.  PSR info  
Ryan Carroll
06/25/16 - Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 and CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver weekend and swing announcer Ryan Carroll has left the stations.  Prior to joining the Corus stations last year, he was the morning co-host at B-93.3 CJBZ-FM Lethbridge AB. 
Parella Lewis
06/25/16 - Former Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV weekend weather anchor and Washington's Most Wanted correspondent Parella Lewis has resurfaced as a weather anchor at KING-TV.  She left KCPQ in April after being with the station since 2007.  KING5 video   
Natalie Brand
06/24/16 - Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd was candid in his assessment of the presidential primary debates in a discussion with KING-TV Seattle reporter Natalie Brand Wednesday.  A KING spokesperson said Todd hosted his MSNBC show Meet the Press Daily from the Seattle NBC affiliate and also taped a couple of segments, including one for the Sunday morning show.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
CTV Vancouver
06/24/16 - CTV Vancouver has won the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award from the U.S. arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), a first for a Canadian Large Market television station in the Award’s 45-year history.  Additionally, CFAX AM 1070  Victoria has won a Murrow for Newscast, Small Market Radio category.  Broadcaster Magazine  RTDNA Award List 
Russell James
06/24/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports that Russell James has departed from his position at KISS CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver.  He was PD and afternoon drive, and had been Rogers Radio Vancouver since 2014.  PSR news   
Alyssa Page
06/24/16 - Alyssa Page joins The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle in mid July in the midday slot, from weekends and swing at Rock WNNX-FM 100.5 Atlanta. She will also be involved the in The End's station's social media efforts.  Page fills the gap left by Pepper, who left four months ago for a position outside the industry.  All Access Music Group 
Pat O'Day
06/23/16 - In recent months legendary Seattle broadcaster Pat O'Day appeared in Bellingham for a screening of I Am What I Play, a documentary which involved him and a small group of deejays from rock radio’s golden era.  KISM-FM 92.9 morning hosts Brad Cash and John Reynolds traveled to Roche Harbor near Pat’s San Juan Island home a couple of weeks ago for this great interview courtesy Red Robinson.com.
FCC
06/23/16 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Make.Shift for KVWV-LP 94.9 Bellingham.  It is licensed to operate non-directional with an ERP of 100 watts at -49 meters HAAT at 48° 44' 41.00" 122° 28' 32.60"FCC data 
CRTC
06/23/16 - The CRTC has approved an application by CHEK-TV Victoria and its transmitter CHEK-TV-2 River Jordan to allow described video programming supplied by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) drawn from any program category to fulfill the station’s described video obligations.  CRTC release  
KING5 Seattle
06/23/16 - A Seattle City Council committee has passed a resolution supporting the unionized news staff at KING-TV who say their jobs are threatened by the corporate owner’s business model.  Unions representing photographers and engineers at KING say Tegna, the station’s owner, is pushing a contract that puts their jobs at risk.  Ashley Gross, KPLU News
Tara Lopez
06/23/16 - Tara Lopez is the most recent addition to the Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey morning show.  She has worked on morning shows in Edmonton, Greater Toronto, Calgary and as a reporter for Vancouver market NOW-TV (now Joytv) in the early 2000s.  She also holds the title of Promotions Director at Pulse FM
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
06/22/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has released traffic reporter Jennifer Thomson.  She has posted on her Twitter page that she received the notice, "Due to the restructuring of the company, and after some hard decisions, your position has been eliminated".  Also released today are Promotions Coordinator Johnny Mah and possibly two other non on-air people.
JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver
06/21/16 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 is the latest Vancouver station to add HD Radio to its signal.  News1130 CKWX AM is being carried on HD2.  It's the third FM in Vancouver to add HD (and carry sister AM stations), following recent additions to 101.1 and 103.5. 
Ian Jessop
06/21/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports that talk show host Ian Jessop is no longer at CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  His profile and photo have been deleted from the station's website.  PSR info 
Maureen McGrath
06/20/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 Sunday Night Sex Show host Maureen McGrath has written a book about her work.  Sex & Health: Why One Can’t Come Without The Other is an account of her transition from registered nurse with a specialty in women with pelvic floor problems to holding on-air, no-holds-barred discussions of all things sexual.  Erin Ellis, Vancouver Sun 
Kevin Calabro
06/19/16 - Longtime voice of the former Seattle SuperSonics NBA franchise Kevin Calabro will be the new television play-by-play voice of the Portland Trail Blazers starting with the 2016-17 season.  He spent 21 years as a television and radio announcer for the SuperSonics until the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, choosing not to move with the team.  NBA release  
Yvonne Schalle
06/18/16 - Meteorologist Yvonne Schaelle leaves Global News Morning after a year of filling in during shift adjustments surrounding the maternity leave of meteorologist Kristi Gordon, who returns to the station.  Schaelle will continue during weekend newscasts and occasional fill-in.  Global video   
Gus Swanson
06/17/16 - CBS Radio Seattle has promoted Digital Content Manager Gus Swanson to Marketing Director.  He succeeds Beth Sylves, who stays until July 8th.  All Access Music Group
Kimberly Wynn
06/17/16 - Traffic specialist Kimberly Wynn moves from CTV Edmonton to join Vancouver’s CTV Morning Live beginning Monday, June 20.  She spent time with media outlets in Edmonton, Global Lethbridge, and Shaw TV Edmonton before joining CTV Morning Live Edmonton in 2013.  Bell Media release    
Thom McGinty
06/17/16 - Former veteran Seattle radio programmer Thom McGinty is heading to Columbus OH to take the programming position at Saga Communications’ Iconic Rock Qfm96 WLVQ-FM 96.3.  He has programmed in a number of formats and cities including Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 from 1995-99.  Radio Ink 
Shane Woodford
06/17/16 - Today is the last day for Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 anchor, reporter and fill-in talk show host Shane Woodford.  He starts in a couple of weeks at CHNL AM 610 Kamloops as their News Director.
Marcy Mailloux
06/16/16 - Marcy Mailloux is the new Promotions Manager at Rogers Radio Vancouver, the position previously held by Phil Evans.  For the past five years she has been in Marketing and Promotions at Paul Mercs Concerts, and has held promotions positions with Rogers Vancouver in the past.
Bob Rivers
06/16/16 - Semi-retired Seattle morning radio legend and Twisted Tunes creator Bob Rivers has teamed with former co-host Spike O'Neill to produce a parody on Donald TrumpKing Trump can be heard on YouTube hereAll Access Music Group  
Shellie Hart
06/16/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 midday host Shellie Hart has been crowned Queen Alcyone along with the crowning of King Neptune, former Seahawk Jordan Babineaux in the Kick-off Celebration of the 2016 Seafair Festival.  All Access Music Group 
Tim Lewis
06/16/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle weekend sports anchor and sports reporter Tim Lewis leaves the station after four years with the station.  His Facebook posting says he is leaving TV to focus on his relationships with family and friends and is excited about his next adventure, which he doesn't specify.
Delilah
06/16/16 - Port Orchard based Delilah, whose nightly programs are carried on 171 radio stations in North America, puts the blame on Portable People Meters for a waning audience.  She was prominent on KLSY-FM Seattle during the 1980s before becoming a national syndication icon.  Ira Boudway, Bloomberg Business Week  
Tracey Friesen
06/14/16 - Tracey Friesen has left her position as Program Director at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  She has recently released a book, Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change.  Friesen launched the initiative Story Money Impact in the summer of 2014 to nurture collaborations between artists, funders & activists.  Puget Sound Radio   
FCC
06/13/16 - The FCC has granted a minor modification of construction permit to Josh Broadcasting, LLC for KNBQ-FM 98.5 Central Park.  Transmitter location moves from 46° 54' 6.00" 123° 25' 7.00" to 46° 58' 31.00" 123° 08' 16.00".  ERP increases from 1.2 to 1.6 kW and HAAT increases from 421 to 685 meters.  FCC data  
Jack Morton
06/12/16 - An obituary has been published for long-time Seattle radio personality Jack Morton, who died in Bellevue June 1 at age 81 from complications of a stroke.  He started his radio career at KMO Tacoma and was well known at KVI Seattle for a number of years.  He also worked at KOL, KIXI and KIRO.  Morton supported numerous charity events including hosting the Special People's Christmas cruises on Lake Washington.  Seattle Times obituary 
Hudson Mack
06/11/16  - After leaving his position as News Director and Senior Anchor with CTV Vancouver Island in 2014, ending a 35-year career, award winning broadcaster Hudson Mack reflects on his life and accomplishments.  James Ellsworth, Inspired Senior Living Magazine   
Chris Gailus
06/10/16 - Well known broadcaster Chris Gailus, co-anchor of the Global BC News Hour at 6, has been accused of sexually harassing his former makeup artist.  He has been named in documents filed on behalf of Dawne Koke with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.  None of the allegations have been proven in court.  Mi-Jung Lee and Kendra Mangione, CTV Vancouver  Jason Proctor, CBC News  Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun 
David Bray
06/10/16 - 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
Research Director, Inc.
06/09/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and three other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Jim Rose
06/09/16 - TEGNA has named Jim Rose as its new GM for KING-TV Seattle.  He replaces Ray Heacox, whose 11 year tenure made him “the longest serving GM in the modern era of KING 5”.  Rose started at KING in 2000, working his way up through the sales department to be named VP and Station Manager in 2014.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
Numeris
06/09/16 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period February 29 - May 29, 2016.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 moves to the front with an 14.4 share.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 dips to second with an 9.2 share.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 8.5.  Numeris ratings
Nielsen Audio
06/08/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 6.2 share in the Nielsen Audio May 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Classic Hits The Jet  KJR-FM 95.7 is second with a 6.1 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 4.9.  Radio Online
SBE Seattle Chapter 16
06/08/16 - The Society of Broadcast Engineers Seattle Chapter 16 is seeking candidates for the positions of Chapter Secretary and Board Director Position #2.  Nominations are open until Friday, July 1, when the voting period will begin, running until July 25.  Marty Hadfield, SBE Seattle   
Randy Thauberger
06/08/16 - Former CBC Vancouver Stagehand then Staging Crew Leader Randy Thauberger died suddenly at his home on Bowen Island on May 3rd.  He was 67.  He began his career with the Corporation in 1976 and retired in 1996.  After retirement, he wrote “Bird Chatter” for Gardens West magazine. 
Charmaine de Silva
06/08/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 Assistant News Director Charmaine de Silva won an RTDNA Canada Dave Rogers National Award for Best Long Feature (Radio) “Aging Alone” this past weekend in Ottawa.  A full list of awards can be viewed here
Gee Scott
06/07/16 - Gee Scott gets his own show 7 to 9 p.m. on 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle as it expands to 14 hours of local, weekday programming with the addition beginning the week of June 13.  It will air when not preempted by Mariners games.  Scott is also a motivational speaker, auctioneer and emcee.  Radio Ink  KIRO release 
Jack Morton
06/07/16 - Long-time KVI Seattle radio personality Jack Morton died last week.  His career started at KMO Tacoma and he did shows at KOL and KIXI.  Facebook Seattle Radio Greats  1977 KVI Soundcloud audio  Dan Murphy, KIXI
Nadia Crow
06/07/16 - Nadia Crow joins Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV.  She will anchor Saturday nights, report during the week and fill-in during other times.  She has been anchoring the 4 p.m. newscast at KTVX-TV Salt Lake City.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy     
Joey Cohn
06/06/16 - Radio Ink asks KPLU-FM 88.5 GM Joey Cohn questions about the successful fundraiser to purchase the station.  He says Friends of 88.5 would assume ownership of the station as early as September, but it could be as late as October or November.  Radio Ink   
Emmy Award
06/06/16 - The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of the 2016 Northwest Regional Emmy Awards Saturday.  53rd Annual Emmy Recipients 
Rich Brown
06/04/16 - A posting on Radio West reports that sports anchor/reporter Rich Brown is leaving News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver to take a position with Coca Cola.   He's been with News1130 since 2010.  Radio West
QMFM CHQM-FM Vancouver
06/02/16 - More HD Radio has come to the Vancouver market, as the feature has been activated on QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5.  The programming of TSN 1040 is airing on HD2 and TSN 1410 is on HD3.  Broadcaster Magazine  Also recently approved, HD has yet to be activated on JACK CJAX-FM 96.9.  When up and running, it will be airing News1130 on its HD2 channel. 
Amina Al-Sadi
06/02/16 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle producer Amina Al-Sadi is one of a dozen US news people to be selected for this year's RTNDF German Fellowship.  The Radio Television Digital News Foundation and Rias Berlin Kommission program runs from October 2nd through 15th and will include briefings with top-level German political and media players.  All Access Music Group 
FCC
06/02/16 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Forks Broadcasting, Inc. for KBDB-FM 96.7 Forks.  New transmitter location is 48° 07' 47.00" 124° 18' 15.00", operating with .93 kW ERP directional at 484 meters HAAT.  FCC info  
John Clayton
06/02/16 - John Clayton, aka The Professor, will host a daily 10 a.m. to noon segment on 710 ESPN KIR0 AM Seattle, replacing the Justin & Gee show that began airing in March 2015.  Sources close to the station confirmed that Justin Myers, one of that show’s co-hosts, was dismissed on Wednesday while Gee Scott has been reassigned to other duties.  Scott is to continue hosting the show’s final two episodes for the remainder of this week.  Geoff Baker, Seattle Times  710 ESPN release 
Amelia John
06/02/16 - News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver reporter/anchor Amelia John has been named permanent morning show anchor after the passing of Tammy Moyer in March.  She starts in her new role June 20th. 
NHL on Omni Vancouver
NHL on Omni Vancouver
06/01/16 - The 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs broadcast buzz in social media circles center around a group who gather at the City Vancouver studio to call the game in Punjabi for OMNI Television.  The games feature Vancouver-based color commentator and analyst Randip Janda; play-by-play announcer Harnarayan Singh, who flies in from Calgary for the broadcasts; Bhupinder Hundal, a Port Alberni native now living in Surrey and Harpreet Pandher of New Westminster, who add color and post-game analysis.  Gordon McIntyre, The Province  
Mike Winlaw
06/01/16 - Well-known Vancouver television personality Mike Winlaw, who died in Kelowna September 29, 2014 at age 76, has had his final wishes come true.  He authored the book The Last Tiger, which is now available online in digital form.  Proceeds from sales will go to the Canadian Cancer Society per his wishes.  Amazon info  Biography 
Global BC
06/01/16 - At Global BC, Sonia Deol has moved from mornings to News Hour reporting and weekend anchor for the 6 and 11 p.m. editions.  She began co-hosting Global Morning News last December.  Randene Neill has moved to mornings with Steve Darling effective today.



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