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News 1130 CKWX Vancouver
12/15/17 - News 1130 CKWX Vancouver is looking for a new News Director to replace Treena Wood, as she moves to CBC Vancouver in January.  She joined News1130 in 1996, becoming News Director in 2010 and adding additional duties as National Format Director last year.  Rogers Release  
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver New Logo
12/15/17 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver has changed its logo and imaging to Global News Radio to fall in line with sister stations in Calgary and Winnipeg, and joining Corus Ontario news/talk stations.  
Richard Zussman
12/14/17 - British Columbia Premier John Horgan harshly criticizes CBC after the Corporation fired popular legislative reporter Richard Zussman after he co-wrote a book about B.C. politics with Postmedia reporter Rob Shaw.  The book about the fall of Liberal government leader Christy Clark and rise of Horgan’s NDP is set to be published in the spring.  CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson said an investigation showed Zussman violated CBC’s code of conduct, conflict-of-interest rules and the collective agreement with the Canadian Media Guild union.  The firing is now under appeal.  Mike Smyth, The Province  Canadian Media Guild statement
Amber Schinkel
12/14/17 - Amber Schinkel has joined CTV Vancouver Island after leaving Global Calgary last month, where she worked in several news roles for eight years.  She anchors weekend newscasts and reporting in her new position.
On the Air a Musical Revue
12/14/17 - On the Air a Musical Revue, hosted by Vancouver broadcasters Red Robinson and Rick Cluff, will run this year at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17.  The popular Christmas-themed stage production also features Michael Sicoly, Aaron Wong and The Hot Mammas.  Chilliwack Cultural Centre info    
Kenny Harris
12/14/17 - Kenny Harris, who passed away December 10th in his native UK, and who worked in radio in Calgary and at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver, was also considered one of Bermuda's veteran broadcasters.  His life was the subject of a Bermuda Government Treasures television program produced in 2009.  Harris' record label Kneptune International Records along with RCA Limited released the Dr. Bundolo LP "Doctor Bundolo Volume 2" that was produced for Vancouver broadcaster/commercial voice Bill Reiter's company Chips With Gravy Productions in 1979.  Jonathan Bell, Bermuda Royal Gazette.     
Jim Robson
12/13/17 - Legendary Vancouver sportscaster and former Vancouver Canucks broadcaster Jim Robson and his son Rob Robson have teamed up to sing Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy on the 40th anniversary of the original Bing Crosby and Davie Bowie duet.  All proceeds from the sale of the digital single will support Canuck Place Children’s HospiceCanuck Place Release  YouTube Video 
Richard Zussman
12/13/17 - CBC Vancouver reporter Richard Zussman has been released from the Corporation, reportedly for collaborating on a book about the fall of B.C. Liberal premier Christy Clark and the rise of the NDP under John Horgan.  His case will soon be in the hands of an arbitrator.  CBC insiders say Zussman was released for not following proper procedures when it comes to pursuing outside commercial undertakings.  Gary Mason, The Globe and Mail  
The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle
12/12/17 - KSWD-FM is the new official call for what was previously KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle.  Entercom is parking the heritage KMPS call sign on what has been Sports KRAK AM 910 Hesperia, CA.  The KMPS call letters date back to 1975 on the AM dial in Seattle, then as KMPS-FM starting in 1978.  All Access Music Group   
iHeartMedia
12/12/17 - iHeartMedia has replaced the formats of Alternative Alt 102.9 KFNY Centralia, and Urban KUBE 104.9 KTDD Eatonville with a pair of filler music formats from what the company used to call its “Premium Choice” in-house networks.  KFNY is now running Smooth Jazz branded as The South Sound’s Smooth Jazz Station, while KTDD is running Christian CHR branded as Positive Hit Music.  The KUBE format and branding has partially moved back to its original home as it now airs on KPWK-HD2 93.3.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight
Kenny Harris 2011
12/11/17 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Production Director Kenny Harris died yesterday, December 10, in Brandon, England.  He was 90.  He was Production Director from 1977 through the early 1980s and also worked in radio in Calgary in the early '70s and in Bermuda, both before coming to Canada around 1970 and after leaving CKNW.  Harris was a popular jazz drummer, known in the British music industry as 'Mr. Brushes'.  He was a music recording engineer and producer for many years, and owned the Kneptune record label and publishing company.  He continued to keep in touch with a number of people associated with the industry in Vancouver.
KVRQ-FM 98.9 Seattle
12/11/17 - Hubbard Radio Country 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle is looking for an experienced PD following its recent flip to Country.  Hubbard Seattle Market Manager Marc Kaye is heading the search and says candidates must have extensive Country programming experience, a strong work ethic, the ability to hit deadlines, creativity, be tech savvy, possess strong production value and imaging knowledge for Country, on air ability, sound judgment, and excellent decision-making skills.  All Access Music Group 
Ellen Tailor
12/11/17 - Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle host Ellen Tailor will be leaving, effective Thursday, December 14.  The date also marks the sixth anniversary of her joining the station, where she originally served as morning show co-host before transitioning to middays earlier this year.  Tailor will be replaced by Deanna Lee, who takes over the time slot following the format flip of her previous station, KMPS-FM 94.1.  All Access Music Group
Don Stevens
12/11/17 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Don Stevens and his co-host Joanne Johnson said farewell for the last time Friday on their XL103 CFXL-FM 103.1 Calgary morning show.  One member of the team, Jamie The Coach Herbison, will stay on as a co-host and will be joined by another former Vancouver broadcaster Buzz Bishop, in a new format.  Stevens was on air/Music Director at CKLG AM 730 Vancouver from 1970-83.  Bishop held down various time slots at Z95 CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver between 1993 and 2009.  Bill Brooks, Calgary Herald
Stephen Quinn
12/11/17 - CBC Radio One Vancouver has announced that Stephen Quinn will be the new host of the morning show The Early Edition, replacing Rick Cluff, who retires December 22.  Quinn is a multiple RTNDA award winner and has been with CBC since 2000.  Additionally, veteran CBC broadcaster Gloria Macarenko will host the afternoon show On The Coast.  Both will start in their new positions January 2.  CBC Release 
Dave Sheldon
12/10/17 - Dave Sheldon, most recently PD/host at Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey has quickly found a new position at Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver.  Twitter page.  In addition, sister station News1130 CKWX AM announces Jonathan Szekeres as a new full time producer/anchor, joining later this month, and Monika Gul, who begins training this week, as a new part time anchor/reporter.  
KZQM-FM
Sequim
12/09/17 - KZQM-FM 104.9 Sequim is on air in test mode with station IDs, music segments and 1 kHz tone.  Reports indicate the signal to the east is intermittent between Mount Vernon and Stanwood, fighting with CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver.  The Radio Pacific, Inc. (KONP AM 1450 & KSTI-FM 102.1 Port Angeles) owned station will operate with an ERP of 6 kW directional at 22 meters HAAT at 48° 07' 34.00" 123° 06' 57.00"  FCC Data  YouTube Video
Sports Page CKVU-TV 1981
12/08/17 - The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is opening Sports Page: The Exhibit Saturday (12/09) in a salute to the 40th anniversary of the program’s debut.  Sports Page aired on CKVU-TV Vancouver from 1977 to 2001, and later on CHEK-TV Victoria.  It launched the careers of numerous TV sports personalities.  The show has been off the air for more than a decade and every Christmas there are people on social media saying how much they miss “Yulin’ With The Page,” the quirky highlight show that had special guest appearances by local sports stars.  Steve Ewen, The Province
Alt 102.9 KFNY
12/08/17 - As iHeartMedia prepares to place Tacoma market Alternative Alt 102.9 KFNY-FM (formerly KFOO) Centralia into a divestiture trust in order to close on its acquisition of additional Seattle stations, it will be dropping its current format on Monday, December 11.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight
Dave Sheldon
12/08/17 - Morning host Dave Sheldon appears to have left his position at Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  His Facebook posts says, "Thanks for the ride".  Sheldon has been with Pulse since February and PD since June.  Facebook Posting  
FCC
12/08/17 - The FCC has accepted for filing an application by Jean J. Suh for a new translator for Puyallup.  It will operate at 94.5 MHz with an ERP of 90 watts non-directional at 22 meters HAAT at 47° 10' 41.00" 122° 16' 24.00"FCC data  Suh operates KSUH AM 1450 Puyallup and KWYZ AM 1230 Everett with Korean programming.
Q103.3 KMCQ-FM Oak Harbor
12/07/17 - Bustos Media has filed a $1.2 million deal to buy Country Q KMCQ-FM 103.3 Oak Harbor from Everett-Snohomish Broadcasting.  The deal includes a $1.02 million promissory note.  Amador Bustos already owns two other stations in the nearby Seattle market.  FCC Data  Purchase Agreement  As of 12/08/17, the FCC has Accepted for Filing the application. 
Neil O'Brien
12/07/17 - Vancouver broadcasters and listeners alike are shocked at the news of the passing of popular News1130 traffic anchor Neil O'Brien on Tuesday at age 47.  Local TV and radio personality Kuljeet Kaila is spearheading a GoFundMe drive, with proceeds going to support his mother with funeral and other costs.  O’Brien had been suffering from complications due to diabetes for years and more recently was dealing with kidney disease.  Patrick Johnston, The Province   
Frankie Hollywood
12/07/17 - Broadcast Dialogue reports former Victoria radio host Francis Martin a.k.a. Frankie Hollywood is no longer with Mix 96.5 CKUL-FM Halifax.  He’d been co-hosting the morning show since May 2016 after previous morning gigs in Winnipeg and Halifax and at KOOL CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria, where he left in 2008.
David Bray
12/07/17 - 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  
Warren Moon
12/07/17 - The Washington Post reports a former marketing assistant to Seahawks color commentator Warren Moon is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit, claiming that he harassed her while she worked for his company.  Moon has requested a leave of absence from the broadcasts, which air on 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle.  Brock Huard and Dave Wyman will fill in as analysts on Seahawks broadcasts in Moon's absence.  All Access Music Group  AP/Seattle PI 
Bruce King
12/06/17 - Longtime KOMO-TV Seattle sports anchor Bruce King, who retired in 1999 after 31 years with the station, has died at age 83.  He became KOMO's Sports Director in 1968 and stayed until 1980, when he was hired to fill the same role at WABC-TV New York.  He was back at KOMO-TV the following year.  King won two local Emmy Awards during his career and was named state sportscaster of the year four times.  KOMO News  Craig Smith, Seattle Times
Numeris
12/06/17 - Most of the top rated Vancouver stations made overall gains in the August 28 - November 26, 2017 Numeris PPM.  CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 continues in first place with a 16.4 share, AC CHQM-FM 103.5 moves up to second with 10.8 and News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 10.5.  Numeris release 
FCC
12/06/17 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KVOS-TV Bellingham and KFFV-TV Seattle from OTA Broadcasting (Sea), LLC to TV-49, Inc. (Weigel Broadcasting Co.)  FCC info 
Neil O'Brien
12/05/17 - Vancouver traffic reporter Neil O'Brien has died at age 47.  He had been a traffic anchor at News1130 CKWX Vancouver for the past 14 months, and previously had been a traffic anchor at AM 730 Traffic CHMJ for four years.  Ben Wilson, News1130  
Country 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle
12/05/17 - Now that KVRQ-FM 98.9 Seattle has flipped to Country, many of the staff are out of work, including PD Dave Numme, APD/middays Kim Monroe and afternoon host Joe "Jeetz" RederAll Access Music Group
The Sound KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle
12/05/17 - KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle morning team Seth Hughes and Brynn "Kat" Dubois have left the building, ending a two-and-half year run that began in 2015.  Additionally, KMPS midday personality Deanna Lee is now morning host at Entercom Country clustermate The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7.  It's a return to The Wolf for Lee, who originally joined the station in 2010, then later joined the KMPS airstaff in 2014.  Meanwhile, KMPS PD Kenny Jay is still on the job.  All Access Music Group
Entercom
12/05/17 - Along with applying to bring the KSWD calls formerly in use on 100.3 Los Angeles to 94.1 Seattle, Entercom applies to park the KMPS call letters on what is now KRAK AM 910 Hesperia, CA.  KRAK broadcasts to the Victor Valley, CA area. It is owned by Entercom and airs a sports radio format with programming from the co-owned CBS Sports Radio Network.  Radio Insight Tweet  
Country 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle
12/04/17 - Hubbard Radio has flipped KVRQ-FM Seattle to Country as Country 98.9 with slogan, "Nobody Plays More New Country."  Nothing official on staffing and programming at this time.  All Access Music Group
Henry Rosoff
12/04/17 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle reporter, Henry Rosoff, leaves KYW-TV Philadelphia after only five months and has moved up to WPIX-TV New York.  Puget Sound Media   
Mike Preston
12/04/17 - iHeartMedia has named former Seattle PD Mike Preston as SVP/Programming for its Baltimore cluster effective immediately.  He will also serve as PD for Country WPOC-FM 93.1 and Adult Hits JACK WQSR-FM 102.7.  A radio vet with over 25 years of programming experience, Preston was most recently PD of Entercom Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 and Rhythmic AC HOT KHTP-FM 103.7 Seattle.  All Access Music Group
The Sound KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle
12/04/17 - The Christmas music at KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle was short lived, as it flipped this morning to The New 94.1 The Sound - Your Relaxing Favorites at Work.  The first song was Hello by Lionel Richie played shortly after 9 a.m.  They have announced they are playing 10,000 songs in a row, commercial free.  Entercom release 
Rick Cluff
12/04/17 - CBC British Columbia today announced the retirement of its long-time morning host Rick Cluff.  He officially signs off one last time from the hosting chair on Friday, December 22.  Cluff has hosted CBC Radio Vancouver's Early Edition for 20 years.  The veteran broadcaster has been with CBC for 41 years, working as a sports commentator and reporter before taking over as host of the weekday morning show in 1997.  CBC News  Denise Ryan, The Sun  
Lloyd Colthorp
12/03/17 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for former BCTV (now Global) Vice-President of Programming Lloyd Colthorp who died November 19 at age 87 after a long struggle with COPD.  It will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 10 at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.  Colthorpe was considered to be one of the best programmers in Canada and helped make BCTV into one of the most successful TV stations in Canada.  Sun/Province obituary    
Anthony Ray (aka Sir Mix-A-Lot) Hot 103 FM
12/03/17 - Three Seattle morning shows mix it up to hold on to their audiences.  From features like, "Dirty Little Secret" on Power 93.3 KPWK-FM to a lot of music with short informative content delivery on 107.7 the end KNDD-FM to being "authentic and...Seattle, through-and-through" on Hot 103.7 FM KHTP-FMIn today’s changing radio market, exhausting social media engagement is also involved.  Jake Uitti, theStranger   
Gary Morgan
12/02/17 - Recently retired CBC Vancouver staffer Gary Morgan died November 26 at age 61 after a brief illness.  He was a creative and talented musician, playing with a number of Regina musicians before joining CBC Radio and Television in Vancouver as an audio engineer.  His varied experiences, vast knowledge, and professionalism made him a respected and sought-after sound recording engineer.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Regina Leader-Post obituary    
Jim Trapp
12/01/17 - Former JACK KJAQ-FM 96.5 Seattle PD Jim Trapp has been appointed Operations Manager for the Townsquare Media cluster in Yakima.  He joined JACK in December 2011.  John Taylor, KIT AM 1280
CRTC
12/01/17 - The CRTC has approved an application by CBC to change the technical parameters of CBUF-FM 97.7 Vancouver by decreasing the maximum ERP from 100,000 to 95,800 watts and increasing HAAT from 567.0 to 610.1 meters.  Transmitter location is 49°21'13.0" 122°57'23.0".
Research Director, Inc.
12/01/17 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive November PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and 4 other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
iHeart Media
12/01/17 - iHeartMedia, which will operate eight stations in the Seattle-Tacoma market following the Entercom/CBS deal, informed the SEC on Thursday that a group of its major creditors has rejected the company's latest restructuring proposal and again offered their own plan, with terms more favorable to themselves and less going to iHeart's equity partners.  All Access Music Group
Treena Wood
12/01/17 - News1130 CKWX Vancouver National Format News Director Treena Wood leaves to join CBC Vancouver in January.  She has been News Director since 2010 and was appointed to her current position in 2016.  She signed on to News 1130 when it was created in 1996 and has also worked as an anchor, editor, reporter, business editor, writer and managing editor.  Twitter announcement



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