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Charmaine de Silva
07/22/14 - CBC Radio One Vancouver news presenter/editor Charmaine de Silva has announced on her Facebook page that she is returning to CKNW AM 980.  This time she will be Assistant News Director, effective mid August.  She was a news reporter for two years at 'NW prior to joining CBC in 2012. 
Jake Milstein
07/22/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle Managing Editor Jake Milstein has added News Director to his duties.  He has been Managing Editor with KIRO since 2008 and has also held the title of Digital Manager since 2012.  LinkedIn profile 
CHWK-FM Chilliwack
07/22/14 - The CRTC has denied an application by Fabmar Communications Ltd. to decrease the Canadian content of The Drive CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack from 40 to 35%.  Fabmar indicated that it had recently changed its music format from rock to classic hits and that the library of suitable Canadian selections in the classic hits format was much smaller.  The Commission disagreed.  CRTC decision 
Pam Stevens
07/22/14 - Pam Stevens, released last month from her position as p.m. drive host at Shore 104 CHHR-FM 104.3 (now LG 104 3 CHLG-FM) Vancouver, is handling holiday relief mornings at The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3
07/21/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application for original construction permit by Centro Restauracion Cristiano for a new low power FM station in Tacoma on 88.9 MHz.  FCC data  Additionally, the Commission has granted voluntary assignment of license for KWFJ-FM 89.7 Roy from Calvary Baptist Church to Bible Broadcasting Network, IncFCC data 
KJR-FM Seattle
07/19/14 - RadioInsight reports that Clear Channel Communications has registered five domain addresses which indicate KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle as the intended destination for a change.  KJR-FM currently brands as Seattle’s Greatest Hits  RadioInsight news   
Greg Beharrell
07/18/14 - Greg Beharrell moves from The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto to host p.m. drive at The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver beginning August 11.  Corus Entertainment Vancouver Brand Director Ronnie Stanton says, "Greg is quirky and different on the air.  He is unlike anyone else on Vancouver Radio and we believe will offer a hilarious way to end the day for our listeners." 
07/18/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes from San Juan Communications Inc. to New Age Media Ltd. and for KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor from Satnam Media Group Inc. to New Age Media Ltd.  Additionally, the Commission has dismissed an application for an original construction permit by Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority for a new low power FM station to operate at 98.5 MHz in Seattle.  FCC data 
Maninder Gill
07/17/14 - Maninder Gill, managing director of Radio India, has pleaded not guilty to a number of gun offenses in connection with an August 2010 daylight shooting at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey.  The trial, in its second day, is expected to run until July 25th.  Radio India programming is broadcast on border station KVRI AM 1600 Blaine.  Larissa Cahute, Vancouver Province 
KRPI Ferndale
07/17/14 - The Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers is setting up a table this weekend and next near the Royal Bank at the Tsawwasen Town Centre Mall calling for action by Industry Canada to stop the relocation of the KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale radio towers by owner BBC Broadcasting Inc.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  On Monday night, Delta council voted to send letters to Whatcom County, the FCC and Industry Canada stating that it does not support any proposal that could potentially cause adverse effects to the residents of Tsawwassen.  Jessica Kerr, Delta Optimist  Meanwhile, BBC Broadcasting has met an important deadline set by Whatcom County for an upcoming hearing into the construction of  five 45-meter (150-foot) steel towers at an undeveloped lot on McKenzie Way, about 330 meters from the border.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  
07/16/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application by Northwest Leadership Foundation for a new Low Power FM station in Tacoma.  The application was for 88.9 MHz with 13.48 watts non-directional at 80 meters HAAT at 47-12-8.20, 122-22-14.90Application data  FCC release 
Rock 101 CFMI-FM
07/16/14 - Rock 101 CFMI-FM Vancouver has made a change to its imaging by dropping the word "Classic" and adding Greatest Hits of the 70s, 80s & 90s.  It's music mix remains fairly edgy with artists such as Queen, ZZ Top and Aerosmith.  
07/16/14 - Nine former members of the CBC (locally CBUT Vancouver) board of directors, who include a former chairwoman and the CBC’s previous president,  have sent an urgent letter to the current board, saying the public broadcaster’s mandate is “in peril” if recent federal funding cuts are not reversed.  CBC executives announced last month that it would cease almost all in-house production, with the exception of radio, and news and current affairs.  Simon Houpt, The Globe and Mail 
Kelly Young
07/14/14 - A funeral mass for Patricia "Kelly" Young, who died July 6 at age 90, will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Hope.  Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery.  Young was very prominent in copy writing and PR in Vancouver during the 1950s and '60s.
Colleen Troy
07/14/14 - JRfm CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver weekend morning host and day part fill-in Colleen Troy is leaving the station.  Apparently the move is her choice, as she wants to take a "little break", but is not retiring. 
KING-TV Seattle
07/14/14 - KING-TV Seattle has won gold for general image and news station image in the PromaxBDA 2014 local awards.  The awards honor “the best in local media, marketing and design, driving excellence, creativity and innovation from the local market.”  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
07/12/14 - Veteran Vancouver actor and radio and television personality Terry David Mulligan recalls his early days as a VJ at MuchMusic in the 1980s, such as getting past security to sneak a film crew into the Grammy Awards.  But MuchMusic may be heading towards an end, as owner Bell Media has announced eight shows on it and two sister music cable channels are ceasing production, with the loss of 91 jobs.  Former Vancouver broadcaster Lauren Toyota is one of the cuts.  She hosted and produced a number of music-related programs in Vancouver from 2006-10, when she joined Much as a regular host/producer.  Claire Brownell, Financial Post
Kelly Young
07/12/14 - Former Vancouver radio copy writer and copy department head Kelly Young died July 6 at the Hope Lodge in Hope, B.C.  She was 90 years old.  She worked at CKMO/CFUN in the early 1950s, KVOS-TV at their Vancouver offices and CKWX during the late 1950s and early '60s.  Young also was a member of the Canadian Womens Press Club and was involved in publicity for the B.C. Heart Foundation.  A service is expected shortly at the Hope Catholic Church. 
Stu Walters
07/12/14 - Sports reporter Stu Walters, released from Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 last week after nearly 10 years with Corus Entertainment, has quickly landed a new gig with Team 1040 CKST.  He starts Monday as fill-in for vacationing Jake Edwards.  Later he will be doing midday updates and filling in during the summer holidays.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
Bill Good
07/10/14 - Veteran Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 talk show host Bill Good has announced his retirement effective August 1.  He joined CKNW in 1988 from CBC Vancouver where he had worked for 21 years.  He also anchored news at BCTV (now Global) Vancouver from 1993-2001 and co-anchored News at Six on CTV Vancouver from 2001-10.  Good is the recipient of numerous achievement awards.  CKNW release  Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun  Justin McElroy/Brian Coxford, Global News/video  
Gus Swanson
07/10/14 - Clear Channel Seattle Digital PD Gus Swanson has announced on his Facebook page that he has been released after being with the cluster for 18 years.  All Access Music Group 
Research Director
07/10/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive June PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group 
Bob Johnstone
07/10/14 - Bob Johnstone, former PD, Production Manager and morning host at The Eagle CKLR-FM 97.3 Courtenay, has joined Q103 CKQQ-FM 103.1 Kelowna for The Big Breakfast with John and Susan, joining previously appointed Kelowna personality Susan Knight.  
Matt Case
07/10/14 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 p.m. driver Matt Case left the building last week.  He had been at Warm since October 2012 and previously at Spirit KCMS-FM 105.3 where he worked for 4-1/2 years.  Case is currently seeking a position both in and out of market.  All Access Music Group backgrounder 
Ken Buhr
07/09/14 - Former CBC Vancouver Commercial Sales Manager Ken Buhr died earlier this month in West Vancouver.  He worked extensively in the radio and communications field, including CFAC Calgary, CBC Vancouver and Toronto and Roberts/Fenton/McConnell in Vancouver.  In 1975, he and his wife formed their own successful advertising agency, Pacific Media Productions, which operated until the late 1990s.  He joined CBC Vancouver staff in the 1950s and left in 1966.  A Celebration of Life will be held at at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary 
Nielsen Audio
07/09/14 - The two Hubbard Radio properties swap places in the Nielsen Audio Spring 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Soft AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 is now first with a 6.3 share and CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 drops to second with 5.9.  AC Spirit KCMS-FM 105.3 moves up to third with a 4.8 market share.  Radio Online
Mel Kemmis
07/09/14 - Both local radio message boards are reporting that Mel Kemmis is out as Brand Manager at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver.  He had been in the position with the Newcap Radio owned station since February.  He is replaced by Paul Kaye, National Director of Talent Development for Newcap and Operations Manager of XL 103.1 CFXL-FM and Amp Radio CKMP-FM 90.3 Calgary.  RadioWest  Puget Sound Radio  
07/09/14 - ESPN KIRO AM 710 Seattle has announced a number of changes to its weekday lineup effective Monday, July 14.  There will be a new morning show with two additional hours of local programming as Mike Salk reunites with Brock Huard on "Brock and Salk", which returns in a new timeslot, 7-10 a.m.  Michael Grey will host "The Michael Grey Show" from 10-noon followed by "Bob and Groz" with Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby, which will still air from noon-3.  Danny O'Neil will host "Danny, Dave and Moore" from 3-7 along with Dave Wyman and Jim Moore.  "Nightwatch" with Tom Wassell will remain in the 7-9 timeslot.  710 ESPN release  Seattle Times  
07/07/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to University of Washington, Bothell for a new low power FM station at Bothell.  It will operate on 104.9 MHz with an ERP of 80 watts non-directional at -5.0 meters HAAT at 47° 45' 33.00", 122° 11' 27.00"FCC data 
News1130 CKWX Vancouver
07/05/14 - There have been a number of recent moves and changes at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  Reporter Joanne Abshire returns today following maternity leave.  Leah Holiove has temporarily moved into the evening traffic shift replacing Alex Lyons, who is away indefinitely.  She was filling in on morning traffic while Jen Coles was on medical leave.  Jeff Jeffries, who also works at Mountain FM Squamish/Whistler, has been filling in on weekend traffic.  Shannon Brennan, who interned in January, moves from crosstown CKNW AM 980 as new web editor and Monday/Tuesday reporter.  Simon Druker moves to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday reporter.  Reporter Andrea Macpherson recently accepted a position with Breakfast Television at sister station City.  Earlier, Dianne Bankay moved from CKNW as morning reporter, and reporter Jason Howe left to take a communications position with the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.  
Rolf Harris
07/04/14 - 84-year-old Rolf Harris, who entertained on TV and live venues in Vancouver in the 1960s and '70s, has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for a number of abuses against young girls.  Judge Nigel Sweeney told London's Southwark Crown Court that the performer had abused the trust of millions and must spend time behind bars for the 12 counts of abuse that took place from the 1960s to the 1980s.  Harris faces the possible loss of much of his estimated £11m fortune.  He will face a claim for significant prosecution costs and several of his victims have begun claims for compensation.  CBC News  Peter Walker, The Guardian 
Roy McKenzie
07/03/14 - Broadcast Dialogue reports that Roy McKenzie will join the board of directors and become the new VP and GM at CHEK-TV Victoria effective August 1.  He has been retail sales manager at Bell Media Victoria (CFAX AM 1070 and Kool CHBE-FM 107.3 since May 2012.  McKenzie becomes CHEK’s fourth GM in a year and a half.  Puget Sound Radio   
Seattle Mariners
07/03/14 - The Seattle Mariners add local radio outlets for the team’s Spanish-language play-by-play with Alex Rivera as ESPN Deportes Seattle announces it will simulcast the broadcasts that have until now been only available as the SAP feed from Root Sports’ regional TV coverage.  ESPN Deportes Seattle airs on KBRO AM 1490, KLDY AM 1280 Olympia, KNTB AM 1480 and the 92.1 Tacoma translator.  Inside Radio 
SONiC Vancouver
07/03/14 - SONiC CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver has announced that Ara Andonian will take over p.m. drive effective July 28th.  He moves from mornings at Rogers' sister station The Bounce CHBN-FM 91.7 Edmonton.  PD and current p.m. driver Russell James moves to middays 10-2 and will continue to do the SONiC Hitmix daily feature with Andonian.  "Bri" Cook moves to weekends and SONiC says goodbye to Vanessa Chiu
Philip Till
07/02/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced the retirement of morning host Philip Till, effective July 31.  He has been a talk show host at 'NW since 1989 and has hosted a.m. drive since 2005.  Prior to arriving in Vancouver, Till was a foreign editor and chief foreign correspondent for NBC Radio and TV networks during the 1970s & '80s.  CKNW memo/Radio West 
CKNW Vancouver
07/01/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced that it will be the first media outlet in Canada to be associated with TED.  The TED Radio Hour will be heard Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon.  "TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).  TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues...."   
KOMO Newsradio
07/01/14 - KOMO AM 1000/FM 97.7 Seattle has shifted mid-morning anchor Brian Calvert to reporting and weekend anchoring.  Rick Van Cise has slotted in to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Morning anchors Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt are now running until 10 a.m. 
KGY AM 1240
07/01/14 - The longtime owners of KGY AM 1240 Olympia have announced sale of the station to Seattle-based Catholic broadcaster Sacred Heart Radio for $250,000.  KGY was officially licensed in 1922 and has been owned by the Kerry family since 1939.  Sister station KAYO KYYO-FM 96.9 and the 95.3 translator will remain with KGY Inc.  Sacred Heart Radio also operates KBLE AM 1050 Seattle along with stations in Spokane, Yakima and Kodiak AK.  The sale is subject to FCC approval, which is expected to take about 45 days.  Rolf Boone, The Olympian  Radio Insight   

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