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Sinclair Broadcast Group
07/18/18 - Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced that it is amending certain previously announced divestitures pursuant to the Tribune Media plan of merger.  The final outcome of the proposed merger will certainly impact the Seattle market where Sinclair and Tribune each own two TV stations.  All Access Music Group  SBG Release 
07/18/18 - The FCC has granted construction permits to Way Broadcasting, LLC for two translators to operate in Blaine.  K287CI will carry the programming of KVRI-AM 1600 and K239CY will carry KARI AM 550.  Both will operate with an ERP of 45 watts directional at 48° 59' 48.00" 122° 38' 52.00"FCC K287CI data  FCC K239CY data  
Marc Kaye
07/17/18 - Hubbard Radio Seattle VP/Market Manager Marc Kaye retires after 45 years in broadcasting.  He started in radio as an account executive at WGBB AM 1240 Long Island in 1973.  Kaye began managing Sandusky’s five-station cluster in Seattle in 1997, which were then sold to Hubbard.  All Access Music Group
KRKO AM 1380 Everett
07/17/18 - KRKO AM 1380 Everett had an adult-contemporary music format in the early 1990s.  At that point the station switched to a talk format, which gradually transitioned to sports talk throughout the '90s.  By 2000 it was a full-time sports-talk station, affiliated nationally with the FOX Sports Radio Network.  When it lost its exclusive network rights earlier this year, management decided it was time to switch formats.  KRKO will maintain its broadcasting of Silvertips, AquaSox and high school games the same way it has in the past.  Nick Patterson, HeraldNet 
Carey Edwards
07/16/18 - Former Sandusky Seattle staffer Carey Edwards has been added as PD/morning host at The Bull KBBL-FM 106.3 Santa Rosa CA.  He has most recently handled mornings at The Oasis KOAI-FM 95.1 Phoenix but was Production|Imaging Director at Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle for a short time in 2013 and part time & swing at The Wolf  KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle the previous year,  All Access Music Group
Ginny Morris
07/16/18 - The third annual Hubbard Radio Talent Institute has started at Central Washington University with Hubbard CEO Ginny Morris taking the opening session.  Students/future broadcasters accepted into the Institute are immersed in all things radio with sessions including on-air, production, promotions, digital/social media, engineering, news, sports and sales.  On Friday, students will be in the live studio audience for Mornings with Allan and Ashley from WARM KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle, broadcasting live on campus at the Institute.  Radio Online
City Television Vancouver
07/12/18 - Beginning Monday, September 3, CityNews Vancouver will give TV viewers a fresh source of local news.  Video Journalists will dig into the community to seek out the hyper-local stories that matter most to Vancouverites to power the CityNews nightly broadcasts featuring Ashley Burr, Kyle Donaldson, Travis Prasad, Isabelle Raghem, Tom Walsh, and David ZuraCitytv Release 
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
07/12/18 - Jillian Raftery returns as Midday News Editor and Heather Bosch is back at KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle as Afternoon News Anchor.  Raftery has been working in Vancouver outside radio since leaving KIRO in 2016 and Bosch has spent the last five years with CBS News Radio in New York.  All Access Music Group
Research Director, Inc.
07/12/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive June PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
07/11/18 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 climbs into first place with a 6.1 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma June 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is second with 5.8.  Classic Hits KJR-FM 95.7 and Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 are tied for third with 5.5.  Radio Online
KRKO AM 1380 Everett
07/09/18 - KRKO AM 1380 (FM 95.3) changed format this morning as it dropped the FOX Sports Network and has moved to Everett's Greatest Hit, Sports & More.  The station will continue to broadcast Everett Aquasox, Silvertips and high school games.  Bonnie Johnson, Everett Post  
KZQM-FM 104.9 Sequim
07/08/18 - Radio Pacific, Inc. informs that KSTI-FM 102.1 Port Angeles is now country The Strait and KZQM-FM 104.9 Sequim is fully licensed and running Rock Classic Hits.  Websites for the two stations and News Radio KONP AM 1450 (101.7 FM) Port Angeles are now at
Dave Chesney
07/08/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Vancouver broadcaster Dave Chesney, who was on air at CJJC Langley during the '60s and '70s, held a number of music business positions and created Internet only newspaper White Rock Sun in 2007.  His father, Joe Chesney founded CJJC in 1963.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Jeff "The fish" Aaron
07/07/18 - Jeff "The Fish" Aaron hosted his "final show" on Fox Sports Radio KRKO AM 1380 Everett June 27th and the station has posted a new logo and slogan "Everett's Greatest Hits, Sports and More" on its Soundcloud page. Aaron remains at the station.  All Access Music Group 
JJ Richards
07/07/18 - A Celebration of Life will be held in Vancouver in August for former Vancouver news broadcaster JJ Richards, who died June 30 in Rancho Mirage, CA at age 88.  He began his career as a teenage disc-jockey in Brandon, MB before moving on to CKUA Edmonton, CBC and CHUM Toronto, CKDA Victoria, and C-FUN/QM-FM Vancouver.  JJ received the Radio-Television News Directors Association Distinguished Service Award in 1993 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.  For further details contact jjlegacy2018@gmail.comSun/Province Obituary
KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle
07/06/18 - Northwest Public Radio news/talk KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle has been selected as the test station to receive donations from listeners who stream the station via Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.  NPR is working with an advisory group of 10 member stations to figure out the best method to funnel donations made to NPR to stations.  Inside Radio
Roger Petersen
07/05/18 - Former CityPulse News Vancouver anchor Roger Petersen has been named the new co-host of Breakfast Television on City Toronto.  Most of his career has been with City Toronto, but he came west to host the City Vancouver television newscast for two years beginning in 2004.  CityNews Video
JJ Richards
07/05/18 - Former Vancouver news broadcaster JJ Richards has died according to a post on the C-FUN reunion group site.  The posting reads, "I will confirm that our wonderful JJ Richards passed away on Saturday June 30 about 2 p.m. at his home in Palm Springs.  An obituary will be placed in the Vancouver papers this weekend, and a celebration of life will be announced soon."  Richards had been News Director at CKDA/CFMS-FM Victoria from 1974-80; news reader and News Director at C-FUN Vancouver from 1980-98 and a talk show host there from 1998-2000, before retiring to Rancho Mirage CA, where he hosted and produced Palm Springs Street Talk for nine years.  He was 88 years old.
Shirley McQueen
07/03/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Shirley McQueen, who was a weekend morning swing host at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver from 1998-2002.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute

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