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Forbes & Marshall
11/26/15 - Puget Sound Radio reports that long-time morning show hosts Lisa Marshall and Michael Forbes have been released from Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria.  The Forbes & Marshall duo have been waking up listeners since 1996.  PSR news 
Kirk Williams
11/26/15 - After 27 years, veteran CBC reporter Kirk Williams has left the Corporation to embark on a new career in public relations.  He started as an agriculture reporter for CBC Saskatoon in 1988 before moving to CBC Winnipeg as legislative reporter & senior news producer.  He's been a reporter specializing in real estate/development stories and the Olympics at CBC Vancouver since 2002. 
Celilia Walters
11/26/15 - Tributes poured in from fans and co-workers as Cecilia Walters, long time voice of CBC Vancouver Radio News in the morning, signed off after a four decade long journalism career this morning.  She has been a regular on both CBC Radio and Television in Vancouver since 1982.  CBC news 
Harvey Oberfeld
11/26/15 - Blogger and former Vancouver news reporter Harvey Oberfeld cautions the CRTC about the claim made by Bell Media owner CTV, which says, "Changes are an essential step in ensuring that Bell Media’s cost structure reflect the realities of revenue performance in media and broadcasting..."  Bell Media's official stance comes after recent layoffs of 380 on-air and behind-the-scenes TV and radio personnel across Canada, including 20 prominent news positions at CTV British Columbia.  The Commission will begin hearings on the future of local and community television in Canada in January.  Harvey Oberfeld blog   
Michael Buble
11/26/15 - Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson narrates Michael Bublé's Christmas Special for the third year.  It's the fifth year for the program, featuring a night of music, comedy and celebration, to be aired on NBC and Global TV December 10.  Red Robinson info  
Sonia Deol
11/26/15 - Sonia Deol will join the Global BC Morning News as co-host with Steve Darling.  She has worked on BBC Breakfast and BBC News in London and most recently has been anchoring newscasts at CBC Vancouver.  Her start date is yet to be announced.  Global BC release
David Boze
11/26/15 - After 13 years, KTTH AM 770 Seattle talk show host David Boze presents his last show Friday.  He announced, "I am leaving KTTH and pursuing ventures that can only be done in presidential years and to follow my own creative vision."  KTTH release  
Global BC
11/26/15 - Global BC meteorologists weigh in on on-line TV wardrobe criticism following a recent Reddit post that has now gone viral, showing female meteorologists across the United States all wearing the same dress.  Amy Judd, Global News
Whistle Posts West
11/25/15 - Whistle Posts West: Railway Tales from British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon written by Mary Trainer, Brian Antonson and Rick Antonson has entered the BC Best Sellers list at #11.  The book has been available only since the last week of October and is already on the list.  Brian Antonson was on-air and did production work for Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 during the 1960s & 70s and was formerly Associate Dean, Broadcast and Media Communications at BCIT.  APBC info  
George Gordon
11/25/15 - Former Vancouver news anchor George Gordon has returned to Vancouver, along with his consulting company Be Heard Communications, after anchoring news in Ottawa and Toronto for the last 5-1/5 years.  He has enjoyed four successful decades in radio, as a communicator, motivator and coach.  Gordon held positions at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as Executive Editor and morning news anchor from 1999-2009.  
Wilfred Stanley (Rusty) Hopper
11/25/15 - Former CBC Vancouver technical staffer Wilf "Rusty" Hopper died in Langley November 14 in his 97th year.  He started his career with CBC Vancouver in December 1954 as an operator in the transmitter department.  He became a technician in 1960 and worked in the Regional Engineering Department and in Radio Technical until December 1979 when he took early retirement.  Sun/Province obituary
11/25/15 - The FCC has granted Inspiration Media, Inc. License to Cover for KLFE AM 1590 Seattle.  Daytime power has increased from 5 kW to 20 kW.  Nightime power remains at 5 kW.  The station operates with directional antenna, different constants day and night.  FCC authorization  FCC data 
Research Director, Inc.
11/25/15 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive November PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
11/25/15 - BBC Broadcasting Inc. says it won't appeal the decision by a Skagit County Superior Court judge to dismiss an appeal by the company to overturn an earlier decision by Whatcom County to reject the its application to erect five 45-metre (150-foot) steel towers 330 meters south of the Tsawwassen border to transmit KRPI AM 1550.  BBC Broadcasting is now seeking renewal of its license to continue broadcasting from its existing transmitter site in Ferndale.  However, the deadline for filing an appeal is November 30.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
Roundhouse Radio 98.3
11/25/15 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver, in partnership with Urban Fare, will be starting their Stuff-The-Truck Campaign for the Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society this holiday season, collecting non-perishable food items at various Urban Fare locations around Downtown Vancouver.   Beginning Saturday, November 28, Urban Fare will have Food Bank collection boxes in store and $10 Grab-n-Go Donation Bags.  Roundhouse Radio will be on location each weekend from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. stuffing its delivery truck to help feed those who may go hungry.  Donations may be dropped off any time from November 28 - December 20.
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
11/25/15 - The 38th annual CKNW AM 980 Pledge Day takes place Wednesday, December 2 at Terminal City Club in Vancouver from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.   So far, in 2015, the CKNW Orphans’ Fund provided over $700,000 in individual grants to children with special needs and over $600,000 to non-profits supporting essential programs for children with list the Orphans' Fund website   At sister station Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Thursday, November 26 is the annual Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast along with Global BC from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Bob Rivers
11/25/15 - Intune Media announces the release of veteran Seattle radio air personality Bob Rivers' Twisted Tunes app, and a new version of the Bob Rivers' Twisted Christmas app, both for the new Apple TV platform.  The app has been available on the iOS platform for iPhone and iPad since 2010.  The new app includes rotating background graphics while streaming a random playlist of Twisted Christmas songs, with song lyrics available.   Twisted Tunes song parodies have been released on numerous albums over the past 30 years.  River entertained Seattle listeners for 25 years before retiring in August 2014.  Radio Online  
Nielsen Audio
11/24/15 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 returns to first place the Nielsen Audio November 2015 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with a 7.5 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 dips down to second with 6.8.  Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves up to third with a 5.7 share.  Radio Online
Jim Gearhart
11/24/15 - Former Seattle personality Jim Gearhart is retiring from his 25-year morning position at WKXW-FM 101.5 Trenton NJ following a recent injury.  He was prominent at KIRO AM 710 during the 1970s.  NTS Media Online 
KPLU-FM 88.5
11/24/15 - An emotional crowd of about 200 people at the Westin Hotel applauded Monday afternoon as members of the KPLU-FM 88.5 advisory board voted unanimously to oppose the sale of the station to KUOW.  The advisory council doesn’t have the power to block the deal but intends to send a letter to PLU expressing consternation about the sale.  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times  C.R. Roberts, News Tribune 
Larry Hennessey
11/24/15 - Newcap Radio has released long-time radio veteran Larry Hennessey and morning co-host Corrie Miller from LG104.3 CHLG Vancouver.  Hennessey has been on the Vancouver radio scene since 1988.  The two teamed up on LG104.3 in July 2014.  The station's new schedule has Kelly Latremouille 6 a.m.-noon, Lea Miller (from Newcap Ottawa) noon to 3 p.m. and Graham Hatch 3-9 p.m. 
KPLU-FM 88.5
11/23/15 - A tribute to KPLU-FM 88.5 from Pacific Lutheran University President Thomas Krise was deleted from the station’s annual report before the university announced that KPLU was being sold to the University of Washington.  Meanwhile, atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass, a weekly contributor to KPLU posted in a blog that KUOW-FM 94.9 has “greatly reduced” its local news program, and filled its airwaves with “repetitious syndicated material" and “The proposed deal will destroy a very popular local radio station. It will end a deeply needed local news organization.”  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI 
Rebecca Stevenson
11/23/15 - Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson returns to Seattle for morning segments at Q13 KCPQ-TV.  She was Chief Meteorologist at KIRO-TV Seattle from 2007-13 and was most recently part of the broadcast team at Al Jazeera America in New York.  Seatac Media  
CBC logo
11/21/15 - CBC Vancouver is opening its doors once again on Friday, December 4 for the 29th annual CBC/Radio-Canada Open House and Food Bank Day.  From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the public can tour CBC Vancouver's integrated newsroom and meet CBC on-air personalities and reporters.  Additionally, Studio 700 will be open to watch radio hosts broadcasting live starting at 6 a.m. and to meet them throughout the day in Studio 10.  CBC Vancouver release  Printable schedule  
Cecilia Walters
11/20/15 - CBC British Columbia has announced that Cecilia Walters, Morning News host on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, will retire next Thursday, November 26.  She has been a regular on both CBC Radio and Television in Vancouver since 1982 and joined The Early Edition in September 1997.  Walters has been a former host of Almanac and co-anchored The CBC Evening News with Bill Good on CBC Television from 1982-88.  CBC news  
Warm KRWM-FM 106.9
QMFM CHQM-FM Vancouver
11/20/15 - Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 flipped to Seattle's Christmas Station shortly after noon on Thursday with Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms.  Meanwhile, QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver became Vancouver's Christmas Music Station shortly after 8 a.m. today with Christmas by Mariah Carey.  CTV News  
KPLU-FM 88.5
11/19/15 - Internal staff of KPLU-FM 88.5 was not aware of any negotiations or intention on the part of Pacific Lutheran University to sell the station, even though there have been talks going on for several years.  The announcement last week of a planned sale to the University of Washington has raised concern for the future of KPLU’s reporters and staff.  David Kroman,  
11/19/15 - After receiving the go-ahead from Industry Canada last week to continue its HD service on Vancouver market CFMI-FM 101.1, CKNW will begin to promote itself on-air as being available on HD2 starting next Monday.  There will be 30 second promos with evening host Drex and engineer Rob Brown.  There will also be a video with Drex on the CKNW website on how to tune your HD receiver along with a link to MyHDRadioCKNW release 
On The Air - A Musical Review
11/19/15 - Christmas On The Air - A Musical Revue, hosted by veteran Vancouver broadcasters Red Robinson and Rick Cluff will run at 1 and 7 p.m. December 5 at The Columbia in New Westminster.  The show features classic Christmas tunes reminiscent of the 40s, 50s and 60s set in a radio studio.  The Christmas cast includes tribute artists, a sweeter than candy cane Band, Elves, Swing Dancers and Santa.  Facebook info
CTV Vancouver
11/18/15 - More names of staff released Tuesday at CTV Vancouver include reporter Peter Grainger, assignment editor Len Catling, producer John Scott and Director of Engineering Rob Chambers.  The cuts are part of sweeping national layoffs at Bell Media radio and TV stations in a number of Canadian cities.  Vancouver Sun  James Bradshaw, The Globe and Mail  
CTV Vancouver
11/17/15 - It's been confirmed that Sports Director Perry Solkowski and reporter Lisa Rossington are among a number of staff released today at CTV Vancouver.  Also gone is talk show and hockey host Jeff Paterson from TSN 1040 CKST AM.  Further confirmed cuts include Meteorologist Michael Kuss from CTV, and producer Cam Mitchell and host Matt Baker from TSN 1040The Province 
11/17/15 - The FCC has granted original construction permits to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC for four booster stations for KDDS-FM 99.3 Elma.  They are KDDS-FM1 Seattle with .5 kW ERP, KDDS-FM2 Rainier Beach with .099 kW ERP, KDDS-FM3 Tukwila with .099 kW ERP and KDDS-FM4 Kent with 1 kW ERP.  As booster stations, all will operate on 99.3 MHz.  FCC data  
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
11/17/15 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle lays claim to making radio history on December 1st when both the BJ & Migs morning show and The Mens Room afternoon show will perform their programs completely live.  Everything from commercials to music to sound effects, to announcers and jingle singers and more will be done in the KISW studios.  The programs will feature local and national musicians and station staff, with everything performed live.  All Access Music Group 
Dave Biro
11/17/15 - Long-time News Assignment Editor Dave Biro has retired from CTV Vancouver Island, where he has worked since 2004.  Prior to CTV, he served at CHEK-TV Victoria as News Assignment Editor & Senior Producer for over eight years and then two years as Ministerial Assistant for the Government of British Columbia.  Biro's retirement is one of a number of staff cuts made at the CTV Victoria station.
Michael Popil
11/16/15 - Long-time Vancouver copywriter, producer and commercial voice artist Michael Popil has joined Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 as Copywriter and National Creative Coordinator.  He held positions with CFUN AM 1410 (now TSN CFTE) and CHQM-FM 103.5 and then Rogers Radio Vancouver from 1988-2013.  
KVWV-LP 94.9 Bellingham
11/16/15 - Low power KVWV-LP 94.9 Bellingham, which has been operating online since September, is running a countdown clock on its website.  Official OTA sign-on is 12 noon Friday, November 27.  The 100-watt station is scheduled to air local and independent music with over 85 percent Northwest-based, along with locally produced talk shows.  FCC data
Whistle Posts West
11/15/15 - Whistle Posts West: Railway Tales from British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon written by Mary Trainer, Brian Antonson and Rick Antonson is now available online and in bookstores.  It showcases tantalizing tales from 150 years of Canada's railroading.  Initial sales are brisk with the publisher reporting more than 1100 distributed in its first two weeks.  The trio's 2007 book, Slumach’s Gold: In Search of a Legend, is a Canadian best-seller and the legend itself was made into a successful 6-part TV show Curse of the Frozen Gold aired on the History Channel in fall 2015 and on Animal Planet in 2016.  Brian Antonson was on-air and did production work for Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 during the 1960s & 70s and was formerly Associate Dean, Broadcast and Media Communications at BCIT. 
Thomas Krise
11/14/15 - Pacific Lutheran University President Thomas Krise, in a letter to his university community, explains the intended $8 million sale of KPLU-FM 88.5 to KUOW-FM 94.9 and the University of Washington, which was announced Thursday.  The sale will eliminate KPLU’s news division and remake the station into an all-jazz format, while KUOW becomes the sole National Public Radio and local news outlet.  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI 
Brien Blakely
11/14/15 - News anchor/reporter Brien Blakely leaves Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV to join WJZY-TV Charlotte NC in January.  He returns to Charlotte after working at Q13 since June 2011.  Mark Washburn, The Charlotte Observer
Leigh Kjekstad
11/14/15 - Global BC anchor/producer/reporter Leigh Kjekstad has left to take the position of Public Relations Specialist at EY Vancouver.  Before joining Global in January 2012, she held news positions at several stations in the U.S. and for a short time at CHEK-TV Victoria in 2012.
Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3
11/12/15 - There has been a change of titles in the newsroom at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  Kerry Marshall becomes Senior News Anchor and Team Lead while Marcella Bernardo is News and Content Director.  Puget Sound Radio 
KPLU-FM 88.5
KUOW-FM 94.9
11/12/15 - Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington have announced PLU’s intent to sell its broadcasting rights and facilities associated with KPLU-FM 88.5 to KUOW-FM 94.9.  Although not finalized, the agreement calls for two stations: one for NPR and Northwest news at 94.9, and one for jazz music at 88.5.  The sale will bring together two stations that have collaborated for many years through the Northwest News Network, and through other fundraising and community events.  The purchase price for the station and its assets is $8 million, comprising $7 million in cash and $1 million of underwriting announcements over 10 years.  KUOW info  UW/PLU release  Katherine Long/Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times  C.R. Roberts, News Tribune 
John Komen
11/11/15 - Just three of the early KOMO-TV Seattle news staff are still with us following the passing of Art McDonald August 20 at age 82.  Keith Jackson, Howard Shuman and John Komen were part of a small group working under Herb Robinson, the first director of KOMO-TV News.  John Komen, SeaTac Media 
Kristopher Jones
11/11/15 - Kristopher Jones, former PD and Vice President of Programming at Westwood One, launches a new company called M:3 Merge Music Media, based in Seattle.  It will provide programming services for independent broadcasters.  Radio Ink   
Merv Meadows
11/09/15 - A memorial has been announced for Vancouver broadcaster Merv Meadows, who died October 24 in Saanichton BC at age 74 due to complications of pneumonia.  It will be held at 12 noon November 14 at his daughter's home in Arlington, WA.  Puget Sound Radio 
KEXP-FM Seattle
11/09/15 - A thriving KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle bucks the Internet radio trend as it prepares to move into new headquarters not far from the Space Needle.  Like many of its non-profit counterparts, KEXP is using the Internet to reach bigger audiences around the globe.  Nick Wingfield, New York Times/Seattle Times 
CITR-FM Vancouver
11/08/15 - Over 300 digitized audio files of CITR-FM 101.9 Vancouver vault content are now available thanks to a collaborative effort between the UBC Library Digitization Centre and the Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia.  The audio collection spans the years 1949-2000.  Alexandra Kuskowski, UBC 
Rob Fai
11/07/15 - After Vancouver Canadians baseball play-by-play broadcaster Rob Fai announced he had landed the position of Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations at the University of BC Athletics & Recreation Department last month, he's had a change of heart.  Fai has returned to his baseball office in Nat Bailey Stadium’s press box.  Greg Douglas, Here 'N' There, Vancouver Sun
Gord Lansdell
11/06/15 - British Columbia radio historian and webmaster Gord Lansdell is featured today in a posting on the Northwest Hall of Radio History Facebook page.  The Northwest Hall of Radio History, curated by Seattle-based radio/TV producer and media historian Feliks Banel, is "dedicated to the media pioneers who built the region's broadcasting institutions.  Through their stories, the hall interprets the past to inspire others to shape the media of tomorrow."   
Alexis Smith
11/06/15 - Alexis Smith joins KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle as its new Saturday noon to six and fill-in host effective November 7.  She is a traffic reporter for KIRO-TV, a position she began in May 2013.  All Access Music Group
CKGI-FM Gabriola Island
11/05/15 - Broadcast Dialogue reports the Gabriola Radio Society’s request for a third one-year extension, until November 2016, to launch CKGI-FM 98.7 Gabriola Island has been denied.  The original CRTC approval was granted in November 2011.  It's not clear at this time what the Society's next move will be.  Broadcast Dialogue news  
Michael Filippi
11/05/15 - Michael Filippi replaces syndicated Jonathon Brandmeier as weekday morning host at KLAY AM 1180 Lakewood/Tacoma as the station moves to local talk during a.m. drive.  Seatac Media  
Hudson Mack
11/04/15 - Veteran Victoria television news anchor Hudson Mack returns to Kamloops, where his broadcast career began, to promote his autobiography Hudson Mack: Unsinkable AnchorHe worked for two years at the Broadcast Centre at CFJC-TV Kamloops before becoming Assistant News Director & Senior Anchor at CHEK-TV Victoria and then News Director & Senior Anchor at The New VI (now CTV Vancouver Island), where his 34-year career came to an end in February 2014.  Mack will be at a meet and greet beginning at noon Saturday, November 7 at Chapters bookstore in Kamloops.  Dale Bass, Kamloops This Week  
This TV
11/03/15 - This TV returns to Seattle airwaves on KCPQ-TV subchannel 13.2.  It is operated as a joint venture between the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of Tribune Media, and MGM Domestic Television Distribution LLC of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer group and maintains a large programming emphasis on movies.  It was formerly aired on KOMO-TV Seattle's subchannel 4.2, but was replaced on October 30 by COMET
Ariel Van Cleave
11/03/15 - Ariel Van Cleave joins Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 as Morning Edition producer and primary fill-in host.  She has been Morning Edition host at WYSO-FM 91.3 Yellow Springs OH since October 2014 and was previously Station Manager at KDLL-FM 91.9 Kenai AK.  Inside Radio  
Ross Reynolds
11/02/15 - Ross Reynolds, co-host of the KUOW-FM 94.9 daily news magazine The Record  has been named Executive Producer of Community Engagement.  He begins his new position on Monday, November 9.  Reynolds' last day as full-time co-host of The Record will be Friday, November 6 but he will continue to be heard on KUOW throughout the schedule, including on The Record.  The show will take a brief hiatus the week of November 9-13, before re-launching on Monday, November 16 with Bill Radke as principal interviewer.  KUOW release  

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