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Terry Moore
09/25/18 - Tributes are pouring in for veteran broadcaster Terry Moore, who passed away yesterday.  CFAX AM 1070 Victoria has devoted the entire broadcast day as a tribute starting at 5 a.m. today and CTV Vancouver Island will be hosting a special on its 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.  CTV News  Audio Clip 
Terry Moore
09/24/18 - Veteran broadcaster Terry Moore died this afternoon in the Victoria area at age 82.  He had stage four cancer.  His long career began at CKUA Edmonton in 1956 with stops in Toronto, Calgary and New York, along with CKWX and CKNW Vancouver during the 1970s and 80s and CKNW again during the early 2000s.  Since 2008 he had been hosting talk shows at CFAX Victoria.  Throughout his long career Moore had been a successful talk show host, a DJ, a music director, an assistant program director, and a news anchor in both TV and Radio.  A Celebration of Life will be held in a few weeks.  Recent Biography  CFAX Obituary  
Erica Parkerson
09/24/18 - Contemporary Christian Spirit KCMS-FM 105.3 Seattle announces Scott Carty and Erica Parkerson as its new, upcoming morning show team.  Carty is a Seattle native with background in radio, TV and voice-over at stations such as KPLZ-FM, KOMO, KVI, KIRO and KISM-FM.  Parkerson has been a key part of two successful morning shows in the CCM format.  The show will launch in mid to late October.  All Access Music Group 
Craig Herrera
09/24/18 - KING-TV Seattle has announced Craig Herrera (Recent News 08/21/18) will be the new face of weekday evening and night side meteorology beginning September 24.  He comes to Seattle from KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV Los Angeles where he has spent the last two years as their weekend meteorologist, extensively covering the recent California wildfires.  KING 5 Release
Jeff Vidler
09/24/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, continues his focus on western broadcasters.  Today he salutes Jeff Vidler, who got his start as a copy writer at CKDA Victoria and started up the new FM station, CISQ-FM or Mountain FM in Squamish before continuing his career in Toronto.  It's the latest in the JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Pierre Martineau
09/24/18 - A retirement party has been scheduled for long-time CBC/Radio Canada Vancouver reporter Pierre Martineau.  It will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 27th at the Shark Club, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.  Contact Jeanne Ouellet at for further information.
Norm Gregory
09/23/18 - Word has been received about the passing of Seattle radio great Norm Gregory.  According to a online post, he died Saturday morning (09/22) from complications of diabetes and a punctured lung due a recent fall.  Gregory worked at KBRC, KPUG, KJRB, KJR, KZOK, KQFM, KOMO and KJR-FM beginning in 1967 and lasting until his retirement in the early 2000s.  Backgrounder  
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
09/22/18 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle will launch three new programs in early 2019.  It is planning a youth-centered program created by young community members participating in the newly launched KEXP Youth DJs program, a public affairs program that uses interviews, artistry, commentary, insight and conversation to illustrate why music and art matter and a new specialty show, Pacific Notions, a weekly three-hour showcase of the best in neo-classical and ambient music.  KEXP Release
Vancouver Giants
09/22/18 - Beginning tonight, some Vancouver Giants broadcasts will be heard on multicultural broadcaster Spice Radio CJRJ AM 1200 Vancouver when Sportsnet 650 CISL AM has a schedule conflict with the Vancouver CanucksGiants Release
Ted Farr
09/20/18 - Ted Farr has announced on his Facebook page he is coming out of semi-retirement to join AM1150 CKFR AM Kelowna.  He’ll be reading radio news for the first time in 37 years in the midday time slot.  Farr’s career includes time as PD at CKWX-AM and KISS FM CKKS-FM Vancouver, and other on-air and senior programming roles.
Alex Carr
09/20/18 - Brother and sister Vancouver broadcasters Ruby Carr and Alex Carr have been named the new hosts of the morning show at The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto effective January 2019.  Ruby has been the lead host of the morning show at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver for the past four years.  Alex comes from his role as midday host at CFOX-FM 99.3Katie Scott Global News
Seattle Thunderbirds
09/20/18 - The Western Hockey League Seattle Thunderbirds and iHeart Media Seattle have announced the renewal of their partnership agreement to broadcast T-Birds games for two more years with a third-year option.  All T-Birds regular season and playoff games can be heard on Sports KFNQ AM 1090 Seattle.  Play-by-play talent Thom Beuning is entering his 18th season calling T-Birds games.  Some regular season and playoff games could air on co-owned Sports KJR AM 950T-Birds Release 
Clive Jackson
09/19/18 - The Jack Webster Foundation has announced retired Vancouver television broadcaster Clive Jackson as the 2018 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award winner.  He began as a news reporter for BCTV (now Global BC) transitioning to Assignment Editor.  He retired in 2015.  Jackson will be presented with his award October 29.  The award recognizes the careers of senior reporters and editors who have received distinction in their communities for work of long-lasting significance, clarity, fairness and innovation.  Webster Foundation Release  Global Video 
Brian Antonson
09/17/18 - Former Vancouver author, broadcaster and retired educator Brian Antonson and his brother Rick continue their quest for the legendary Slumach's Gold in the Pitt Lake area, east of the city.  The book Slumach’s Gold: In Search of a Legend, co-written with Mary Trainer and brother Rick Antonson was first published in 1972 and then updated in 2007.  Brian Antonson was a CKNW production director before he became Associate Dean of the Broadcast and Media Communications Department at BCIT, retiring in 2010.  Robin Gill, Global News Video         
Sean Demery
09/16/18 - Former Seattle market morning host Sean Demery passed away Saturday (09/15).  He had been paralyzed and limited to eye motion communication after suffering a brain stem stroke on January 20th.  Demery hosted mornings at The Mountain KMTT-FM from November 2009 to January 2011.  He was most recently Program Director and afternoon host at KINK-FM Portland.  Rodney Ho, Atlanta Journal Constitution 
Derek Bolduc
09/15/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, continues his focus on Vancouver broadcasters.  Today he salutes Derek Bolduc, who hosted overnights and weekends at CFOX-FM and then was Music Director at CFMI-FM Vancouver during the early 2000s.  Bolduc is currently morning host/MD at BIG 96.3 CFMK-FM Kingston, ON.  It's the latest in the JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
09/15/18 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to FAB-5 for KTQA-LP 95.3 Tacoma.  It's authorized to operated with an ERP of 19 watts non-directional at 73 meters HAAT at 47° 14' 21.70" 122° 26' 41.60".  FCC Data
09/14/18 - CBC Radio One CBCV-FM 90.5 Victoria is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Friday, September 28.  The day's activities include a meet and greet with CBC Victoria hosts and a free concert at Alix Goolden Performance Hall, with performances by local talents Towers and Trees and Fallbrigade.  Free tickets for the concert are available via Ticketfly.  Apply promo code CBCVIC20.  CBC Release 
Robert Gray
09/14/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, continues his focus on Vancouver broadcasters.  Today he salutes Rob Gray, who was a creative writer/producer/on air at CFOX-FM during the 1990s and Program Director of CKST Vancouver from 2001-11.  Gray is currently Vancouver-based National Program Director for TSN Radio.  It's the latest in the JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Zak Burns
09/13/18 - As noted on Puget Sound Media, KIRO Nights evening co-host Zak Burns has departed from KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle.  He notes on his Facebook page that he is a "former co-host at KIRO Radio".  He had been co-hosting with Gee Scott.  No reason has been given for his departure.  All Access Music Group     
09/13/18 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Educational Media Foundation for KLOY-FM 88.7 Ocean Park.  It is authorized to operate with an ERP of 900 watts non-directional at 317 meters HAAT at 46° 15' 46.00" 123° 53' 9.00".  FCC Data
Pat O'Day
09/12/18 - Pat O'Day, legendary KJR DJ, concert promoter and king of Seattle radio in 1968 is among notable Washingtonians profiled in a new exhibit in Olympia.  “1968: The Year That Rocked Washington” exhibit by Legacy Washington features profiles, photos and artifacts that document the activism and aftershocks of a landmark year in world history.  It will open to the public with a free event from 3-5 p.m. Thursday in the State Reception Room at the Washington State Capitol, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. S.W.  Annie Charnley Eveland, Union-Bulletin  Legacy Washington info 
09/11/18 - The FCC has granted a Construction Permit to Radio Pacific, Inc for KONP AM 1450 Port Angeles translator K269HB 101.7 Sequim.  Frequency will change to 101.3 with an ERP of 90 watts directional at the existing HAAT and transmitter location.  FCC Data
Tim Leary
09/10/18 - The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle morning co-host Tim Leary rappelled down the Hotel Murano in Tacoma to raise awareness for the "Habitat Challenge", which benefits the local Habitat for Humanity.  All Access Music Group 
Larry Gifford
09/10/18 - Larry Gifford, Senior Program Director at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year, will host a new podcast venture with co-host Niki Reitmayer.  The series launches Wednesday, September 12 and shares Gifford’s journey as he comes to terms with the disease that affects millions and is understood by few.  Parkinson Canada Release   
Tim Hunter
09/10/18 - Veteran Seattle radio personality Tim Hunter returns after 15 years to host weekday mornings on Classic Hits KRKO AM 1380 Everett, beginning today.  Hunter was a Northwest radio fixture for decades, producing for Larry Nelson and the KOMO Radio Morning show, along with his 19-year run at KLSY.  Bonnie Johnson, Everett Post 
Liz Hughes
09/08/18 - A Celebration of Life for former CBC Vancouver staffer Liz Hughes has been announced.  It will be held Saturday, September 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Audience Lounge and Studio One, CBC Vancouver, 700 Hamilton Street.  Hughes, who died May 4th at age 67, was the impetus behind a myriad of projects and initiatives at CBC, from creating Canada Now, the first network program spearheaded in Vancouver, to creating cutting-edge mobile first strategy, before retiring in 2014.  Celebration of Life  CBC News
Pat MacPherson
09/08/18 - An obituary has been published for former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver staffer Pat MacPherson, who died at St. Michaels Hospice in Burnaby on August 28 at age 89.  As per her wishes, there is no funeral service.  Family and friends will be contacted about a Celebration of Life.  MacPherson was the traffic manager at CKNW for more than two decades from 1968 to retirement in 1994.  Sun/Province Obituary 
David Bray
09/07/18 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver:  CBC Radio One grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with a 12.3% share of hours tuned (down from 15.3%).  Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 17.7% share (up from 16.5% last time out).  FOX grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 13.0% share (down from 13.8 %).  The FOX is well out in front for M18-34 with a 20.8 % share of hrs. tuned down from 22.0 %).  When it comes to Females 18-34, QM-FM takes the top spot with a 16.8 % share.
09/06/18 - CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 continues in first place with a 12.7 share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for May 28 - August 26, 2018.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is second with 11.5.  AC CHQM-FM 103.5 is third with 10.6.  Numeris release
09/06/18 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to South Sound Broadcasting, LP for K271BS 102.1 Auburn.  The translater is licensed to operate with an ERP of 250 watts non-directional at -5 meters HAAT at 47° 18' 21.00" 122° 14' 53.00".  The station relays KOMO-FM 97.7.  FCC data 
Research Director, Inc.
09/06/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Kenny Mason
09/06/18 - News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver evening producer Kenny Mason is leaving to return to sister station 660 News CFFR AM Calgary, where he got his start in radio.  He’s been with News 1130 since 2015. 
Nielsen Audio
09/05/18 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 remains in first place with a 6.4 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma August 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is tied for second with News KUOW-FM 94.9 with 5.9 shares.  Radio Online
Bob Saye
09/05/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, continues his focus on Vancouver broadcasters.  Today he salutes former local personality Bob Saye who entertained at a number of Vancouver stations from 1980-2013 before moving to Ontario.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Tom Mark
09/05/18 - Former Vancouver news anchor/ND Tom Mark has announced on his Twitter page that he is retiring after nearly 48 years.  He held positions at a number of Vancouver stations, notably News Director at News 1130 CKWX AM from 1996-2001 and morning news anchor at CKNW AM 980 from 2001-14.  He then moved to the Okanagan and is currently morning anchor at Beach Radio CJIB-FM 107.5 Vernon, where his last shift will be October 26.  Mark is the recipient of four RTNDA Best Newscast Awards.  Twitter Announcement
Tamara Taggart
09/04/18 - Former CTV Vancouver news anchor Tamara Taggart opens up about her release by the station.  The popular news anchor, who hosted CTV News at Six with Mike Killeen, were both released last April after anchoring together since 2011.  Taggart had been with the station since 1997.  TV Week
09/04/18 - The FCC has granted a license to cover to Northwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society for translater K289CQ 105.7 Tumwater.  ERP increases to 150 watts directional at 637 meters HAAT at 46° 58' 24.00" 123° 08' 11.00".  The station relays KGTK AM 920 Olympia.  FCC data 
City TV
09/03/18 - CityNews Vancouver debuts tonight at 6 on City.  There will be 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. broadcasts emphasizing local news seven days a week.  Long-time Breakfast Television Vancouver anchor Kyle Donaldson is the Supervising Producer.  Hana Mae Nassar, CityNews  
Jim Conrad
09/02/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, continues his focus on Vancouver broadcasters.  Today he salutes the commercial, TV and radio promo and imaging broadcaster with the golden pipes, Jim Conrad.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Start TV
09/02/18 - Following the recent announcement of the launch of the new multicast entertainment television network Start TV, beginning Monday, September 3, KVOS-TV Bellingham is adding it to channel 12.5.  Start TV showcases strong and resourceful female leading characters in a lineup of contemporary and proven procedural dramas.  
Pat O'Day
09/01/18 - Legendary Seattle DJ and promoter Paul Berg, aka Pat O'Day, looks back on his radio career, which began in Astoria OR in 1956.  He made his Seattle debut on KAYO in winter 1959, going on the air at KJR for the first time on New Year’s Day 1960.  John C. Hughes, Seattle Times
09/01/18 - The FCC has accepted for filing License to Cover to South Sound Broadcasting for K271BS 102.1 Auburn.  The transmitter is on one of the KMIA AM 1210 towers in Auburn, rebroadcasting KOMO-FM 97.7, covering Auburn to Renton/Tukwila.  ERP is 250 watts non-directional at -5 meters HAAT at 47° 18' 21.00" 122° 14' 53.00".  FCC Data 

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