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03/19/18 - Former Vancouver and Kelowna broadcaster/talk show host/politician Barrie Clark died Friday at age 86 after a short battle with cancer.  At his request there will be no service.  Clark's career dates back to CKOV Kelowna in 1949, hosting shows at a number of Vancouver radio and TV stations during the 1950s and '60s, before moving into politics.  He held elected positions in North Vancouver and provincially during the 1960s and '70s before going back into radio in Vancouver and Kelowna and holding office on Kelowna City Council from 1999-2008.  News 1130  
03/18/18 - The CKNW-Global BC Vancouver news partnership appears to be expanding.  This past week 'NW began carrying the 5 a.m. Global News Morning, in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. News Hour
03/16/18 - Veteran Seattle Broadcast Engineer Clay Freinwald will be presented with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcast Engineering Achievement Award Tuesday, April 10 at the Association's We Are Broadcasters Celebration.  His Clay's Corner publication can be read monthly on this website by clicking on his banner at the top of the Recent News page.  The 2018 NAB Show runs from April 7 - 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  NAB Release
03/16/18 - Heather Backman joins The Q! CKKQ-FM 100.3 Victoria as its new afternoon co-host with Ryan Awram.  She was most recently a part time traffic reporter in Los Angeles and was previously morning show co-host at CHOM-FM 97.7 Montreal for five years before a Bell Media layoff in early 2017. 
03/15/18 - iHeartMedia has reached an agreement In principle with stakeholders to restructure debt.  To implement the balance sheet restructuring contemplated by the agreement in principle, iHeart and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.  iHeart owns a full slate of stations in the Seattle area.  All Access Music Group
03/15/18 - Longtime environmental activist and host of CBC’s The Nature of Things David Suzuki and long time host of the CBC radio program Quirks and Quarks will be honored as the Walk of Fame’s first Hometown Star.  A plaque will be installed at the CBC plaza in downtown Vancouver with the unveiling ceremony to take place March 23 at 1:30 p.m. at 700 Hamilton Street.  V.I.A. Vancouver Courier
03/14/18 - KKOL AM 1300 Seattle is off air for three to four months.  An application has been made to the FCC for a transmitter relocation further north at 47°39'19" 122°31'06" with 50 kW day and 3.2 kW night.  The Commission has accepted for filing an application for a Remain Silent Authority and Silent Notification.  FCC Data 
03/12/18 - Corus Radio Vancouver Chief Engineer Rob Brown is leaving at the end of the month to join the Jim Pattison Winnipeg radio group.  Brown has been with Corus Vancouver since January 2014.
03/12/18 - The syndicated MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle based Brooke & Jubal in the Morning adds relaunched Adult CHR Now 97.7 WCZX-FM Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie NY.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight
03/11/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes long time Vancouver broadcaster Martin StrongIt's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
KEXP-FM Seattle
03/10/18 - In honor of Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary, KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle will play songs from every one of its more than 1,200 releases in chronological order over the next four and a half months.  In addition, DJs will aim to play the release in its original format (cassette, 7-inch, etc.) whenever possible.  Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times 
03/09/18 - 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 Release 
03/09/18 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle morning anchor Kaci Aitchison announced her departure this morning.  She is leaving to focus on her baby.  She joined the Q13 news team in August 2009.  Q13 News/Video  
03/08/18 - CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 continues in first place with a 16.7 share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for November 27, 2017 - February 25, 2018.  AC CHQM-FM 103.5 is second with 13.4 and News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 10.4.  Numeris release
03/07/18 - Long time KSTW-TV Seattle Engineer and Auburn resident Ron Diotte passed away February 26 at age 62.  He began work at KSTW as the Engineering Crew Chief in 1983, becoming Chief Engineer in 1997.  In all he put in 35 years of service with the station.  Seattle Times obituary  
03/07/18 - Three years after the passing of Vancouver radio icon Fred Latremouille, Red Robinson pays tribute to him and his many broadcast achievements.  Latremouille passed away March 5, 2015 at his vacation home in Scottsdale, AZ at age 69.  Red Robinson tribute/audio
03/03/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes former CFOX Vancouver Music Director/Traffic Reporter Brenda LindbergIt's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
03/03/18 - There are some changes and additions at JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver as it adjusts to a more focused play list with new imaging and adds The Fitzy Show and The Trevor Shand Show over the next couple of weeks.  Fitzy Rob Fitzgerald comes from STAR FM CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack Wednesday to Sunday beginning March 7th.  Trevor Shand, responsible for fun parody songs on JACK, will be producing a Saturday and Sunday morning show.  In addition, imaging is reintroducing “playing what we want”.   
KEGY-FM San Diego
03/03/18 - The KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle based The Men’s Room has been added to run live 2 - 6 p.m. on 97.3 The Machine KEGY-FM San Diego as that station debuts a new format.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight
03/03/18 - News 1130 CKWX Vancouver anchor Casey Kenny exits to return to Ontario.  He has reported/anchored news at a number of Canadian stations before joining News 1130 last year.  His new position is national afternoon news anchor for Vista Radio in Stratford ON. 
03/02/18 - KING 5 Seattle was one of the top NBC affiliates in the country with February deliveries from the 52nd Super Bowl and the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the first Games televised live across all U.S. time zones.  Super Bowl LII on KING 5 finished 4th among all metered markets in Households with a 79 share (only behind host city Minneapolis along with team cities Boston & Philadelphia).  The Olympics performance on KING 5 was strong as it finished among the top Local People Meter markets across all key dayparts, coming in 4th-5th in prime time starting at 5 p.m. and in 2nd place in all key demos for late-night prime plus. 
03/02/18 - (Updated) A public state memorial service for Dave Barrett, who led British Columbia's first New Democratic Party government, will be held in Victoria Saturday.  The service will be held at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.  Besides his many political achievements, Barrett hosted a morning talk show on CJOR Vancouver from 1984-87.  He died February 2 at age 87 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.  In addition, a celebration of life will be held Sunday at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive.  Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun
03/01/18 - Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle has appointed Emily Raines as its new morning co-host alongside Matt McAllister on The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister which launched in September.  Raines spent the last seven years at Country The Bull WUBL-FM 94.9 Atlanta as morning show producer under the name ‘Freckles’.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight 
03/01/18 - (Updated) Arthur Black, who died at Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island February 21 at age 74, was a household name across Canada through his CBC radio program Basic Black, which ran nationally Saturday mornings from 1983 to 2002.  After retiring, his voice could still be heard for about a decade on the CBC Victoria All Points West show with a segment called Planet Salt SpringGail Sjuberg, Gulf Islands Driftwood  Rod Mickleburgh, The Globe and Mail 
03/01/18 - Westwood One welcomes back two former Seattle air personalities to the network's 24/7 Formats division.  Marconi, who formerly worked at KNDD-FM and Jay Coffey, former PD at KBSG-FM Seattle.  Radio Online  

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