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Lori Heeren
09/18/17 - Lori Heeren, former Seattle market KBKS-FM 106.1 General Sales Manager during the 1990s, has joined Alpha Media as Market Manager for its San Jose stations, Classic Hits Bay FM KBAY-FM 94.5 and Hot AC MIX 106 KEZR-FM 106.5.  She has most recently been a marketing consultant in Las Vegas.  All Access Music Group        
Twyla Roscovich
09/18/17 - The body of independent BC documentary filmmaker and underwater cinematographer Twyla Roscovich was found Friday near Fisherman's Wharf in Campbell River.  Close friend, scientist and activist Alexandra Morton appeared today on CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition to discuss her passing.  The 38-year-old Roscovich vanished on September 7, triggering a widespread search by the RCMP and coast guard.  No foul play is suspected.  She had worked as a director and cinematographer for the BBC Natural History Unit, A&E, and Discovery Channel, and then was writing, shooting, editing and narrating her own productions.  CBC audio  CBC News
Susan Knight
09/17/17 - Puget Sound Radio reports Q103 CKQQ-FM 103.1 Kelowna Program Director Susan Knight returning to Victoria as the new PD and p.m. drive host at Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5.  Her start date is October 2.  She has been morning show host at Q103 since June 2014 and PD since May of this year.  Current Ocean PD Rob Michaels becomes PD and afternoon host of Star FM CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack and will continue to oversee programming on Mountain FM CISQ/CISW Squamish 107.1/Whistler 102.1 effective October 10.  He's been PD at Ocean since September 2013.  PSR news  
John "Jack" Card
09/17/17 - Jack Card, legendary Vancouver choreographer, impresario, costume designer and co-owner of Vancouver's two major night clubs, died July 13 at age 81.  He choreographed and produced shows all over the world, including Las Vegas, London and Tokyo.  Among his TV shows, he choreographed the Vancouver series Nice 'n Easy.  Sun/Province obituary  1988 Terry Cavid Mulligan/Lynne McNamara CBC Vancouver interview  
Katie Boer
09/16/17 - Meteorologist and award winning journalist Katie Boer returns to the Seattle area to join Q13 KCPQ-TV as weather anchor/reporter.  She has most recently been a meteorologist/reporter at KLAS-TV Las Vegas.  She's a former ball girl for the Seattle Mariners and an avid sports fan.      
Ed Hume
09/15/17 - After 52 years on the air, Gardening in America, hosted by Ed Hume, aired its last episode on KONG-TV Seattle August 26th.  in 1965 Hume took over a gardening show on KIRO-TV after the host left.  In 1969, the show was moved to KING-TV and it later continued to air on KONG.  Hume was inducted into the Garden Writers Association Hall of Fame in 1974.  Allison Needles, The News Tribune 
Jack Webster Awards
09/14/17 - CBC Vancouver personalities Gloria Macarenko, host of BC Almanac, and Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast, take on emcee duties for the 2017 Jack Webster Awards.  The 31st annual Jack Webster Awards dinner will be held October 12 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver with CBC’s Washington Correspondent Paul Hunter as the featured speaker.  Jack Webster release 
09/14/17 - The FCC has dismissed an application for minor change to a licensed facility by Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation for KACS-FM 90.5 Chehalis.  FCC data 
Jody Vance
09/14/17 - Jody Vance said goodbye to her role at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver yesterday and will be the new midday host at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 September 25th.  She has had her own national sports program and has been a news anchor and host of Breakfast Television.  Roundhouse release 
Jack Bennest
09/13/17 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver news reporter Jack Bennest is resigning from his position as Councillor for the Town of Oliver, saying the fun seems to have gone out of local politics.  Prior to CKNW, where he worked from 1974-83, he was on air at CKOK Penticton, CHWK Chilliwack and CJOR Vancouver.  Bennest has been the longest-serving municipal politician in the South Okanagan, having served the Town of Oliver for 17 years in total, from 1988-93 and again from 2005 to now.  James Miller, Penticton Herald 
Gene Valaitis
09/13/17 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver is enhancing its weekday programming with the addition of award winning broadcaster Eugene (Gene) Valaitis taking on the role as morning show host beginning Monday, September 18th.  He is an award winning Canadian broadcaster/performer who may be best known to radio listeners for his work at CFRB, CKEY and Q107 FM Toronto.  Roundhouse release 
George Garrett
09/13/17 - After 43 years on the job and 18 more retired, former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver news reporter George Garrett keeps on going and going and going.  He's finishing up his autobiography, researching a book on Black Bond Books founder Madeline Neill, raising money for the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and driving patients himself.  The 82-year-old was with CKNW for most of the years between 1955 and '99 and was beaten up during his coverage of the Los Angeles riots in 1992.  Garrett received a Radio-Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.  Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun  
09/13/17 - The CRTC has approved an application by Powell River Community Radio Society to change the authorized contours of CJMP-FM 90.1 Powell River by changing the transmitter site, increasing ERP from 3.6 to 10 watts and increasing HAAT from -28.3 to 194.8 meters.  CRTC release  CJMP release 
Bill Reiter
09/12/17 - Long time Vancouver broadcaster Bill Reiter, who has produced or voiced thousands of radio and TV commercials heard on both sides of the border, returns to the airwaves.  He was featured on the Nardwuar The Human Serviette program on CITR-FM 101.9 Vancouver last Friday, but the show can be heard here.  Meanwhile, the CITR program is turning 30 and a special celebration is planned for September 23rd.  CITR release 
News1130 CKWX Vancouver
09/10/17 - News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver is reporting, "...transmitter issues and we have engineers working on it to get things back to normal as soon as possible."  A number of listeners reported this morning that there had been either no OTA signal or a very weak one.  News1130 release    
09/08/17 - The FCC has granted a Minor Modification to a Construction Permit to Hollow Earth Radio for KHUH-LP 104.9 Seattle.  ERP will be 15 watts non-directional at 78 meters HAAT at 47° 36' 48.00" 122° 18' 14.00"FCC data 
KIRO-TV Seattle
09/08/17 - KIRO-TV Seattle will launch the market’s second 7 p.m. newscast on Monday.  KIRO 7 at Seven will be anchored by Steve Raible, Monique Ming Laven, Jesse Jones and Morgan Palmer.  It replaces The Insider, which is ending its 13-year syndicated run.  The 7 p.m. newscast will air against a 7 p.m. news show on KING-TVChris Ariens, TVSpy 
David Bray
09/07/17 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  Broadcast Dialogue
09/07/17 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period May 29 - August 27, 2017.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 continues its lead with a 14.3 share.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is second with 10.2.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 is in third place with 9.5.  Numeris ratings
Global BC
09/07/17 - Global BC News Director Jill Krop has responded to criticisms by Osoyoos Councillor CJ Rhodes about the station's coverage of fires in the Okanagan.  Rhodes said that there is an apparent lack of understanding about Okanagan geography in Global’s Vancouver newsroom.  He was specifically pointing to news items that mentioned smoke in the entire Okanagan, when it was clear in the southern portions where Osoyoos is located, possibly impacting tourism in that region.  Osoyoos Today  
Research Director, Inc.
09/07/17 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
09/06/17 - NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 moves up into first place with a 6.2 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma August 2017 PPM.  AC KRWM-FM 106.9 continues in second place with 6.1.  CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 slips to third with a 5.4 share.  Radio Online
Cal George CKWX early 1960s
09/06/17 (Updated) - Former Vancouver and Okanagan broadcaster Cal George died in Penticton July 23 at age 96.  He started his career at CHWK Chilliwack in 1942, moving to CKWX Vancouver the same year, first as an operator and then announcer.  He stayed until 1967, much of the time hosting middays.  George moved to CKOK Penticton that year, where he was on-air until retirement in 1985.  At the time, he was one of British Columbia's best known and respected radio voices.  Red Robinson news 
09/05/17 - Entercom has announced the launch of the I'm Listening campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.  The campaign includes a two-hour commercial-free broadcast live from Seattle on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, September 10 at 7 a.m. PT across all Entercom platforms.  The conversation will be led by BJ Shea from KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle.  KISW release
Radio Ink
09/05/17 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle ended in 12th place in an online poll of readers conducted by Radio Ink for the Greatest AOR Stations of All Time.  However, the station is listed as #6 and #7 respectively in rankings by John Sebastian and Lee Abrams.  Radio Ink poll
Jim Guy
09/05/17 - KING5 Seattle meteorologist Jim Guy is leaving after eight years with the station to spend more time with family in Florida.  He won an Emmy for his work in 2001 and was nominated for another in 2007.  Puget Sound Media 
Sportsnet 650
09/03/17 - Sportsnet 650 Vancouver continues to build its air team as it readies for official launch at 5:30 Monday morning.  Several sports reporters/anchors will either move from sister station News1130 CKWX AM or do double duty.  Airchecker reports that up to thirty staffers have been hired by Rogers SportsnetAirchecker news  
Mitch Levi
09/03/17 - KJR AM 950 Seattle morning host Mitch Levy is among 110 people arrested in a large-scale undercover police operation to arrest sex buyers as part of an ongoing effort to curb the demand for prostitution.  Levy is charged with misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute.  The arrests were made as part of a joint operation involving the Bellevue police, King County sheriff’s deputies, NOCROM 911, the Washington State Fusion Center, and the City of Bellevue Prosecutor’s Office.  Q13 FOX  Barrett Sports Media
Tracy Taylor
09/02/17 - Long-time traffic reporter Tracy Taylor is now the permanent afternoon traffic anchor at KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle.  Candy Harper becomes the producer of the p.m. drive Ron & Don ShowPuget Sound Media  
Sportsnet 650
09/02/17 - In time for its official launch at 5:30 a.m. Monday, September 4 Sportsnet 650 has been added as HD3 to sister station JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver. 
Glenn Beck
09/02/17 - Former Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Seattle broadcaster Glenn Beck has laid off 20 percent of his staff.  His political network, TheBlaze, continues to struggle and shed jobs.  Reports indicate the number of employees affected is around 50.  He launched TheBlaze in 2011 after leaving Fox News.  His talk show is still heard on numerous stations, including KEDO AM 1400 Longview.  Glenn Beck release  The Hollywood Reporter    
Leslie Scott
09/01/17 - The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle PD Leslie Scott has been selected as the inaugural mentee for the Mentoring & Inspiring Women (MIW)-Nielsen Music Mentoring Program to help increase the number of women in programming positions.  She was chosen for the one-year mentorship from a field of 40 candidates.  Scott will be officially introduced at the MIW Group’s Radio Show dinner in Austin next week.  She has been PD at The End since August 2015.  All Access Music Group   
Sportsnet 650
TSN 1040
09/01/17 - Incumbent TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver gets set to compete with the new Sportsnet 650 CISL AM, when it officially launches Monday morning.  Sports talk listeners will have much choose from as the two stations go head to head.  Steve Ewen, The Province 
Seattle Times
09/01/17 - Seattle Times management has banned their sports writers from doing appearances on KJR AM 950 saying, "We are not comfortable associating our brand with some of the off-color, sexist commentary on that station."  However, Seattle Sports Net speculates that the move could be in retaliation for KJR hosts’ critiques of how the paper has covered competing stadium deals.  Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Magazine

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