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Brent Gilbert
11/21/14 - Long-time CTV Vancouver producer then reporter Brent Gilbert is another local casualty of the latest Bell Media round of layoffs.  He's been with CTV Vancouver since 1997.  The award winning reporter is noted for covering his own stroke, which he suffered in March 2010. 
KRWM-FM Bremerton
11/21/14 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 also moved to All Christmas programming today, beginning at 2 p.m.  It's billing itself as Seattle's Christmas Station! 
CHQM-FM Vancouver
11/21/14 - QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver moved to All Christmas programming at 9 a.m. today as Vancouver's Christmas Music Station Playing All Christmas All The Time.  It appears to be the first station in this area to do so. 
Mira Laurence
11/21/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports that long-time CTV Vancouver Island anchor/reporter Mira Laurence has left the building.  Her Facebook page now states "worked at CTV Vancouver Island".  She has worked there since July 2001 and most recently this year as Health and Lifestyle anchor and co-host of the 5 p.m. news.  In addition, her name has been deleted from the CFAX AM 1070 Victoria (also owned by Bell Media) website, where she has been co-hosting Weekend Wellness with Brittany King.  Bell Media announced Wednesday that it has cut 80 full-time positions across Canada in its latest round of layoffs.  PSR news 
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
11/21/14 - Point Roberts and Tsawwassen residents warn the fight is not over against the contentious proposal to erect radio towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale on McKenzie Way, just south of the border.  The Whatcom County hearing examiner denied the application just days before a county public hearing on the proposal was scheduled to begin, but KRPI owner BBC Broadcasting Inc. then filed an appeal with the county hoping to overturn that decision.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist
Harvey Oberfeld
11/21/14 - CTV Vancouver pulled the largest viewing numbers in the 25-54 year old demographic Saturday night for its coverage of the civic elections with a 3.1 rating, Global’s BC1 (cable channel) News Special a 1.3 rating and Election Special on CBC Television a 0.7 rating after holding an early lead.  Harvey Oberfeld 
Jeremy Crittenden
11/21/14 - Former News1130 CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver anchor and entertainment reporter Jeremy Crittenden lands his ‘dream part’ as the leading puppet in the musical Avenue Q as it returns to Vancouver.  He was on air at News1130 from 2002-09 and is currently playing the part of Princeton, the leading man/puppet dealing with life after college in the musical at Granville Island Stage until January 3.  Mark Leiren-Young, Vancouver Sun 
Steve Parsons
11/20/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Steve Parsons, who moved from Newcap Radio to Bell Media in Toronto as Manager, National Music Programming just last month, is returning to Newcap Radio Toronto as Operations Manager of Flow CFXJ-FM 93.5 and Boom CHBM-FM 97.3.  He was APD/MD at Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 in the mid 1990s, announcer then APD/MD and finally PD at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 before becoming a programming consultant at CHHR-FM (now CHLG-FM) 104.3 Vancouver in 2010.  Parsons was also Brand Director at the Bell/Astral divested stations in Vancouver and Toronto last year.   
Joey Cohn
11/19/14 - Joey Cohn has been named General Manager of Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 and its online stream Jazz24.  He was named interim GM in April.  He joined KPLU in 1987 as morning jazz host and music director and has also worked as marketing director, new media director and program director.  C.R. Roberts, The News Tribune 
11/18/14 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle morning host Fitz has been named Western Washington's "Best Radio Personality 2014" by viewers of KING-TV.  It's the seventh consecutive year he has won the award.  All Access Music Group 
11/18/14 - Seattle market KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1 morning host Bender has been named the 2014 English Radio Person of the Year by Children's Miracle Network and their hospitals.  He was awarded the honor last week at CMN's annual Momentum/Celebration ceremony in Orlando, FL.  All Access Music Group   
Murray Brookshaw
11/16/14 - Radio West reports Jack CJAX-FM 96.9 and Sonic CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver PD Murray Brookshaw will be the new Vice President of Programming for Vista Radio.  He's been with the Rogers Radio Vancouver cluster since 2009.  Radio West news 
Corus Radio
11/16/14 - Terry Schintz, Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 News Director since 2011, takes on the additional responsibility of Assistant Brand Director effective immediately.  Meanwhile, Greg Beharrell is leaving sister station CFOX-FM 99.3 at the end of fall ratings after only a few months at the station.  He's heading to Live 105 KITS-FM 105.3 San Francisco to do afternoon drive. 
Meredith Geddes
11/15/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports that Meredith Geddes is on the move in January from her drive position at Jack CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver to sister station CFOX-FM 99.3, taking over middays.  PSR news  
Maninder Gill
11/14/14 - Radio India operator Maninder Gill says he will appeal the CRTC decision to cease broadcasting into British Columbia from KVRI AM 1600 Blaine.  Despite an order Thursday to shut down operations by midnight, KVRI, along with KRPI 1550 AM Ferndale, were transmitting Indian language programs as of this morning.  Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail  Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun  Broadcaster Magazine backgrounder 
11/13/14 - The CRTC has issued mandatory orders to Radio India (2003) Ltd., Radio Punjab Ltd. and Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. prohibiting them from producing radio programming in Canada and transmitting it to Canadian audiences using facilities of radio stations located in the United States.  Radio India has been broadcasting on KVRI 1600 AM Blaine, Radio Punjab on KRPA 1110 AM Oak Harbor and Sher-E-Punjab on KRPI 1550 AM Ferndale.  CRTC news releases 
Ronnie Stanton
11/13/14 - Corus Entertainment has announced the appointment of Ronnie Stanton as Vice President, National Brands and Programming.  He will continue as Senior Brand Director for Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 and CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver, a position he has held since May 2013. 
BC Association of Broadcasters
11/13/14 - The BC Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors has announced the 68th Annual BCAB Conference.  This year's conference will take place May 13-15 in Penticton.  BCAB info  Facebook page 
Rob Bye
11/12/14 - The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group today announced that effective immediately, Rob Bye has been named the permanent General Manager/National Sales Manager of CKKQ-FM 100.3 & CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria.  For the last six months he has served as the Interim General Manager of Pattison's Victoria operations, overseeing the day-to-day management of the two radio stations in addition to his current responsibilities as General Manager/General Sales Manager of the six Island Radio divisions.  He will continue to be based in Nanaimo.  Broadcaster Magazine  
Zach Wellsandt
11/12/14 - Former MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle overnight host and morning show contributor Zach Wellsandt has been appointed PD at Grand Rapids MI market WSNX-FM 104.5.  He was at the then Sandusky Seattle cluster from 2008-11, where he also served as mixing, social media and video editor.  All Access Music Group 
Noah Bond
11/12/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle news reporter Noah Bond has moved to KOLO-TV Reno.  He's been a morning reporter/fill-in anchor at KOMO since June 2013.  Twitter announcement 
Glenn Beck
11/12/14 - Politically conservative television and radio host and former Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Seattle broadcaster Glenn Beck says a mysterious health crisis “quite honestly has made me look crazy” but has now been cured.  Beck was an object of local controversy five years ago, when Mt. Vernon Mayor Bud Norris conveyed the keys to the city on him.  Joel Connelly, Seattle P-I/video  
11/10/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to The Bridge, A Ministry of the United Methodist Church for a new low power FM station to serve Tacoma.  It will operate at 101.9 MHz with an ERP of 16 watts at 69.1 meters HAAT at 47° 13' 18.00", 122° 28' 7.00FCC data 
KOMO AM 1000 Seattle
11/10/14 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle has made some adjustments to its on-air lineup.  The new news anchor schedule can be viewed hereTom Hutyler is now missing from the schedule, but has moved into the position of Sports Director, while former SD Tom Glasgow takes afternoon air shifts. 
Joytv - CHNU-TV Fraser Valley
11/10/14 - Viewers report the return of the over-the-air signal for Joytv CHNU-TV Fraser Valley, which has been dark since October 21st.  Larcan, the transmitter manufacturer, ceased operations in July and an alternate repair service had to be sourced. 
Greg Tantum
11/10/14 - Former Newstalk KING AM 1090 Seattle programmer Greg Tantum has been appointed PD at Atlanta market Newsradio WYAY-FM 106.7.  He has most recently been Executive Editor at NBC News Radio based in Washington DC and was Operations/Program Director at KING Broadcasting from 1984-88.  Radio Ink
Red Robinson
11/08/14 - Vancouver radio legend Red Robinson reaches a major milestone as he marks 60 years on air November 12.  He took over the afternoon show Theme for Teens in 1954 from previous host Al Jordan, playing his favorite R & B tunes.  Red is still on the air hosting Red Rock Diner Sunday afternoons on CISL AM 650Tom Harrison, The Province  Red Robinson website info  
Al Ford
11/08/14 - Al Ford has been named new Program Director for JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver.  He launched Sonic CHDI-FM 102.9 Edmonton in 2005 and was named Program Director of the year for Canada along with receiving Station of the Year awards for three of the past four years.  His start date is yet to be announced.  
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
11/07/14 - BBC Broadcasting Inc. filed an appeal Wednesday with Whatcom County, hoping to overturn the hearing examiner's surprise announcement late last month denying the application and cancelling the hearing for new towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale, citing the towers exceeded height limits in Point Roberts.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
Fendall Yerxa
11/07/14 - Fendall Winston Yerxa, an accomplished newspaper and television journalist and a former University of Washington professor, died October 19 in Seattle at age 101.  He was a news reporter and later an editor in New York City, Wilmington, DE and Washington, DC, before moving to Seattle in 1965 to become a professor of journalism at the University of Washington.  He also worked as an on-air news analyst with KOMO-TV in the late 1960s and early '70s.  Seattle Times obituary  Erik Lacitis, Seattle Times 
Ricky Villa
11/06/14 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle has promoted Music Director/midday host Ricky Villa to PD.  He's been MD for the past three years.  All Access Music Group 
Philip Campbell
11/06/14 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria anchor/reporter Philip Campbell has died in Victoria at age 65 following a long illness with stage 4 melanoma.  He was with CHEK-TV for 22 years until leaving in 2009.  He was a reporter and anchor in WA and OR before moving to CHEK in 1987.  Cindy E. Harnett, Times Colonist backgrounder  
11/06/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application by Asia Pacific Cultural Center for a new low power FM station to operate at 101.9 MHz in Tacoma.  The applicant filed a Motion to Withdraw on September 30. 
Joytv CHNU-TV Fraser Valley
11/06/14 - Stephanie Jackson, Marketing & Promotions Coordinator for Joytv CHNU-TV Fraser Valley, advises that its transmitter has been down since October 21st and technicians have been working on solutions.  Larcan, the manufacturer, ceased operations in July.  An alternate transmitter supply company is expected at the site in Abbotsford today and Joytv is hopeful that the issue will be fixed. 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
11/06/14 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle personalities Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole are broadcasting from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival with the station's first international live streaming video feed.  The festival features 15 acts over four days.  Inside Radio 
David Michaels
11/06/14 - Victoria-area financial adviser David Michaels has been ordered to pay more than $23 million to the B.C. Securities Commission and banned for life from the securities market.  A Commission panel ruled that Michaels illegally and fraudulently advised clients to buy exempt market securities, promoted through a weekly radio show on CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  Michaels lawyer says there are plans to appeal the decision.  CBC News 
Sean Pollock
11/05/14 - The End  KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle has hired Sean Pollock as Millennial Marketing Specialist.  He has spent the last ten years in the marketing field working with both national and local clients at Remer Inc. in Seattle.  Radio Online 
Paul Duckworth
11/04/14 - KOMO AM 1000 and former KVI AM 570 Seattle PD Paul Duckworth has announced his retirement effective November 7.  He's been with KOMO since April 2012 but previously served as PD of both stations from 1997-2005.  All Access Music Group  
Chris Mays
11/04/14 - Chris Mays, former Station Manager/PD at Seattle market KMTT-FM 103.7 (now KHTP-FM) and PD at KLSY-FM 92.5 (now KQMV-FM) has resigned her position at KINK-FM 101.9 Portland.  She was with KMTT from 1991-2005 and with KLSY from 1981-90.  Radio Online   
11/04/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KDDS-FM  99.3 Elma and KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way from Adelante Media of Seattle License, LLC to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC.  The announcement was made in September that Amador Bustos' Bustos Media was returning to radio ownership with the re-acquisition of nine Washington state stations previously owned by Adelante Media Group.  FCC info  
11/03/14 - The FCC has granted an upgrade for KBDB-FM 96.7 Forks from class A to C3.  ERP will decrease from 6 to .93 kw, HAAT will increase from -23 to 492 meters and transmitter location changes from 47° 57' 14.00" 124° 23' 20.00" non-directional to 48° 07' 47.00" 124° 18' 15.00" directional (Ellis Lookout tower).  FCC data  Forks Broadcasting has announced the appointment of Kathleen Landa as Regional Tourism Marketing Director to develop Twilight 96.7 programs.  Forks Broadcasting release  
Click Cable
11/02/14 - A retransmission fee dispute between Tacoma's Click! Cable and Fisher Broadcasting, then corporate parent of KOMO-TV, led to a programming blackout in early 2013 that lasted almost a month.  Click is in the midst of negotiating new contracts for programming, and fees are expected to rise again, making the future of the television provider side of the business uncertain.  Sean Robinson, The News Tribune    
Garry Raible
11/01/14 - For six NHL seasons from 1999 to 2006 News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver sportscaster Garry Raible interviewed Canucks’ associate coach Mike Johnston on a show called Behind The Bench.  Raible has since retired to West Kelowna, but still keeps in touch with Johnston, now the head coach of the Pittsburgh PenguinsGreg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  

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