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Brook and Jubal
08/31/18 - The syndicated Brooke & Jubal in the Morning has found its way onto the airwaves of Canada's capital city.  It debuts Monday, September 4 on JUMP! CKQB-FM 106.9 Ottawa.  The show, hosted by Brooke Fox and Jubal Flagg launched on MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle in 2011 and moved into syndication in 2015.  Radio Ink
Alex Silverman
08/31/18 - Former Seattle broadcaster Alex Silverman has been appointed Program Director for Newsradio KYW-AM 1060 Philadelphia, effective September 24.  He was a reporter and anchor at KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle from 2010-11.  Radio Online 
Stephen Andrew
08/31/18 - Former Victoria broadcaster Stephen Andrew has announced he is taking another shot at Victoria politics.  He ran fourth when he challenged for the mayor’s job in 2014 and will now run as a member of the NewCouncil slate for a council seat.  Andrew worked as an anchor/reporter for CIVI-TV (CTV Vancouver Island) and as a talk show host for CFAX AM 1070 from 2004-13.  Bill Cleverley, Victoria Times Colonist
Pat MacPherson
08/30/18 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver staffer Pat MacPherson died from cancer August 28 at a hospice in Burnaby, just three days before her 90th birthday.  She held the position of Traffic Manager at CKNW for many years.
Marcus Fitzgerald
08/30/18 - Long-time News1130 CKWX Vancouver overnight anchor Marcus Fitzgerald moves to doing sports on the evening show on News 1130 and sister station Sportsnet 650 CISL AM.  He joined News 1130 in March 2014.    
Bre Ruiz
08/30/18 - Bre Ruiz has been named co-host for the Sir Mix-A-Lot morning show on Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM Seattle, effective September 4.  The show airs weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Ruiz most recently held on-air and Music Director roles at sister station KSFM-FM 102.5 Sacramento.  All Access Music Group 
Garth Fowlie
08/29/18 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for former CBC Vancouver staffer Garth Fowlie, who died May 23 at age 74.  It will take place Wednesday, October 3 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Seymour Room of The Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.  Anyone wishing to attend should contact Diane Fowlie at dgfowlie@shaw.ca.  There will be an opportunity to share memories.  Fowlie was a producer/director with CBC Vancouver from 1977 to the late 1980s.  NS News obituary
Clay Freinwald
08/28/18 - The September 2018 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the unusually hot and dry summer, the intense smoke and subsequent poor air quality, the collapse of the Sinclair/Tribune deal and much more.  September Clay's Corner
Mitch Bunda
08/28/18 - Radio West reports Mitch Bunda has been hired by Corus Radio Vancouver, to head up their Engineering department, as Chief Engineer.  His first day will be Monday October 1.  Bunda is currently employed as the Chief Engineer for X92.9 CFEX-FM Calgary.  Radio West posting   
Willy Percy
08/28/18 - 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 veteran radio personality Willy Percy, in the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
BJ Shea
08/28/18 - Entercom has announced a two-hour live commercial-free broadcast special to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention as part of its multi-platform “I’m Listening” campaign.  The “I’m Listening” broadcast marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Week and will be hosted by KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle morning host BJ Shea, airing across all of the company’s stations nationwide on Sunday, September 9 at 7 a.m.  All Access Music Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
08/28/18 - The Inspector General has concluded the FCC didn’t show Sinclair Broadcast Group favoritism.  That's the finding by inspector general David Hunt, whose office has been reviewing how the FCC and agency chief Ajit Pai treated SBG and its now-aborted buyout of Tribune Media.  Had the merger completed, it would have impacted the Seattle stations owned by the two companies.  Inside Radio  
JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver
08/28/18 - As announced on 06/28/18, Charis Hogg and Jeff Brown have joined the new JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning show JACK Mornings with Jeff, Charis & Paul which launched Monday.  JACK Info 
Dan Russell
08/24/18 - The Vancouver Canadians will salute former Sportstalk host Dan Russell Saturday at Nat Bailey Stadium with a spot in their broadcast and journalism hall of fame.  There will be a ceremony before the 7:05 p.m. game against the Boise Hawks.  Russell hosted Sportstalk on Vancouver airwaves for 30 years from 1984-2014.  Steve Ewen, The Province  
Tarzan Dan Freeman
08/24/18 - 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 Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna personality Tarzan Dan Freeman, in the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
John Stewart
08/23/18 - Former Seattle broadcaster John Stewart leaves the PD, Content Director and afternoon-drive host positions at WHBC-FM 94.1 and Operations Director at WHBC AM 1480 Canton OH after nearly six years on the job.  He was responsible for launching Seattle market KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 in 1996.  All Access Music Group 
Rob Fai
08/23/18 - Vancouver Canadians play-by-play host Rob Fai has announced on his Twitter page that he is stepping back from all broadcast opportunities at the end of the baseball season to focus solely on his health.  He didn't elaborate except to say he intends to be back next season.  Steve Ewen, The Province 
Sarah MacDonald
08/23/18 - CTV Vancouver reporter Sarah MacDonald moves to rival Global BC effective September 4.  She has been a reporter for CTV News Vancouver since 2012. 
CTV Vancouver
08/23/18 - CTV Vancouver has officially named veteran journalists Mi-Jung Lee and Scott Roberts as the anchors of CTV News at SixScott Hurst will be the lead anchor of CTV News at Noon and CTV News at Five, and Nafeesa Karim will anchor and co-produce the weekend editions of CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30.  Senior reporter Michele Brunoro will be anchoring the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts on Fridays.  CTV news/video
Tamara Stanners
08/22/18 - 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 veteran Vancouver radio/TV podcast host/voiceover artist, consultant and music promoter Tamara Stanners, in the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Craig Herrera
08/21/18 - Five-time Emmy Award winning Meteorologist Craig Herrera has announced he is joining KING-TV Seattle.  He has been with KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV Los Angeles since August 2016 and joins KING5 in the next few weeks.  Scott Jones, FTVLive
FCC
08/21/18 - The FCC has cancelled License to Cover for Iglesia Pentecostal Vispera Del Fin KEJI-FM 91.5 Darrington, effective 8/16/18.  FCC info 
Start TV
08/21/18 - Weigel Broadcasting Co. announces the launch of the new multicast entertainment television network Start TV, beginning Monday, September 3.  Start TV showcases strong and resourceful female leading characters in a lineup of contemporary and proven procedural dramas.  Start TV will be shown locally on KSTW 11.2 Seattle.  Melissa Hudson, 57 News
Walter Jones
08/16/18 - KING-TV Seattle welcomes former Seahawks great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Jones to The 5th Quarter as co-host.  He will join KING 5 Sports Director Paul Silvi September 9 for conversations with players and coaches, getting their perspective of the day’s results and future match-ups.  The 5th Quarter follows Sunday Night Football on NBC.  KING 5 release  
FCC
08/16/18 - The FCC has granted a Construction Permit to Centro Familiar Cristiano for KRUM-LD Seattle.  Channel will change from 24 to 32 as part of the Commission's displacement program.  ERP will increase from 4 to 15 kW directional at 250 meters HAAT at the existing transmitter location 47° 36' 55.00" 122° 18' 33.00"FCC data
Tim James
08/16/18 - Following the previously announced move of John Ackermann to mornings at News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver starting next month, Tim James will join Alison Bailey as co-anchor of the midday time slot.  Additionally, Peter Wagner moves into the weekend managing editor role starting next month.  He was previously providing news updates for Saga Communications stations in Bellingham before joining News 1130 last year. 
Steve Darling
08/14/18 - Former Global BC television news anchor Steve Darling is taking another shot at politics.  He has announced his plans to run for a position on Port Coquitlam city council.  Darling, who was with Global BC for 18 years, was defeated in the 2017 provincial election in the riding of Burnaby-Lougheed.  He recently started a job at Proactive Investors, a business news site.  Richard Zussman, Global News  
Lauren Boothby
08/14/18 - Lauren Boothby joins News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as weekday web editor and weekend reporter.  The Langara College grad has written for the New Westminster Record, Burnaby Now, Squamish Chief, and Victoria News and also produced a podcast that was picked up by CBC’s North by Northwest.  She begins August 30. 
Andy "Hobby" Hunter aka DJ Goulash
08/14/18 - Andy "Hobby" Hunter aka DJ Goulash died August 9 at age 60.  He formerly hosted The End of the World News and frequent overnight shows on CITR-FM 101.9 Vancouver.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. August 22 at Inverness Crematorium in Fort William, Scotland.  McLellan Funeral Directors obituary 
Jim Pattison Broadcat Group
08/14/18 - Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Fabmar Investments Ltd. today jointly announced Pattison’s acquisition of Fabmar Communications Ltd. and it’s four radio stations -- CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack and three others in Alberta and Saskatchewan.  The current local management teams will continue to lead the stations and all of the existing team members at the four Fabmar stations will be offered positions and the opportunity to grow with the Pattison Broadcast Group.  This grows Pattison’s radio footprint, as they will own and operate 44 FM and 3 AM stations in western Canada, along with 3 conventional television stations.  The sale is subject to CRTC approval.  Jim Pattison release   
CRTC
08/14/18 - The CRTC has approved an application by Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. to change the authorized contours of the unlaunched ethnic commercial AM radio station to operate at 600 kHz in Vancouver by relocating the transmission site and increasing the daytime transmitter power from 10,000 to 50,000 watts and the nighttime transmitter power from 10,000 to 20,000 watts.  The requested technical changes are necessary because the land identified for the original transmission site had been sold, and the new owner was not interested in leasing the land to the applicant.  The station must be operational by no later than November 28, 2018.  CRTC release 
Toby Kerr
08/13/18 - Toby Kerr joins News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as anchor/producer.  He comes from sister station 680 News CFTR AM Toronto where he was anchoring traffic and newscasts, as well as producing/editing.  Kerr will produce evening newscasts from Wednesday to Friday and will anchor evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday.  He begins training Wednesday, September 5th. 
Mike Killeen
08/13/18 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster and former CTV Vancouver suppertime news anchor Mike Killeen will be filling in on talk shows at CKNW AM 980.  He made the announcement today on his Twitter page.  Killeen anchored the CTV News at Six with Tamara Taggart from 2011 until they were released in April.  
Sheila Skelley
08/11/18 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Sheila Skelley died August 4 in Pembroke, ON at age 88.  During her CBC career, she worked as Production Assistant at CBC Public Affairs in Vancouver, Assistant BBC representative in Toronto, Program Organizer in Washington, Liaison Officer for foreign broadcasters at Expo 67 in Montreal and Overseas and Foreign Relations Officer in Ottawa and London, England.  Funeral services were held August 10 in Pembroke, ON.  Toronto Star Obituary 
David Espinosa Hall
08/10/18 - FTVLive reports David Espinosa-Hall has left his position at KING-TV Seattle.  He was hired in August 2016 as the station's then new evening Anchor.  No reason has been given for his departure.  Scott Jones, FTVLive
Tribune Media

Sinclair Broadcast Group
08/10/19 - As previously reported, the $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair Broadcast Group collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut.  In Seattle, the merger would have involved two of the city's broadcast news outlets and impacted at least one of them.  KOMO-TV and Q13 Fox KCPQ-TV are owned by Sinclair and Tribune Media, respectively.  After the merger, it was expected that Q13 would be sold off, according to FTVLive. The Department of Justice had approved the merger with the condition that Sinclair shed about a dozen stations.  Alex Halverson, Seattle PI
Natalie Clancy
08/09/18 - 25-year veteran CBC Vancouver broadcaster Natalie Clancy has been promoted to Director of Communications at Unifor National.  She first joined Unifor in October 2017 as National Communications Representative.  Clancy was an Investigative Reporter and later National Anchor at CBC-TV Vancouver from 1992-2017.   
Dave Wyman
08/09/18 - The Seattle Seahawks have named former Seahawks and Denver Broncos linebacker Dave Wyman to serve as radio analyst this season, filling the slot left vacant when Warren Moon took a leave of absence in December.  He will work alongside play-by-play voice Steve Raible during the regular season.  The games air on KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle and a network across the Pacific Northwest.  Additionally, all four preseason games will be televised live on Q13 KCPQ-TVAll Access Music Group  
Tribune Media

Sinclair Broadcast Group
08/09/18 - Tribune Media Company has released a statement saying they’ve terminated the $3.9 billion agreement to merge with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.  The company also added it would sue for a ‘breach of contract’.  Sinclair needed to divest stations in order to meet the national cap on audience reach for any single broadcast company.  Sinclair was proposing to control 233 stations in 108 markets, adding 42 Tribune stations to their current roster.  If approved, Sinclair would have been the largest U.S. broadcast company.  The companies each own two Seattle market TV stations.  Tribune Media release  Seattle PI
Research Director, Inc.
08/08/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive July PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
KNKX-FM 88.5
08/08/18 - It's only a 0.1 showing, but KNKX-FM 88,5 HD2 Jazz24 has shown up in the latest Seattle-Tacoma book.  This appears to be the first time an HD subchannel has appeared in the Nielsen Audio local ratings.  
KUOW-FM 94.7 Seattle
08/08/18 - At a time when local news rooms are shrinking staff and reducing coverage, KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle is relaunching Morning Edition and All Things Considered with new voices and a new structure designed to bring listeners more local coverage, in-depth interviews, and reports based on listener questions.  Radio Ink
Nielsen Audio
08/07/18 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 remains in first place with a larger 7.8 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma July 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  Classic Hits KJR-FM 95.7 jumps up to second with 6.4 and Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 moves into third with 5.4.  Radio Online
Jim JJ Johnston
08/07/18 - 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 Vancouver radio staffer John Masecar, who was a Production Director and Imaging Producer for Astral Media and Creative Services Manager for Rogers Radio Vancouver, in the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
KUOW-FM 98.9 Seattle
08/07/18 - Public radio KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle is planning a "brand awareness campaign," a nine-week effort in which the station will hawk its wares with billboards, bus and ferry ads and digital ads.  The campaign has a slogan: "It begins with listening."  The station is reaching out to its listeners with such questions as: "What do you want KUOW to investigate?"  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI
Carol Handley
08/07/18 - Veteran Seattle broadcaster Carol Handley has been named Director of Music Programming at KNKX-FM 88.5 effective August 20.  She replaces Nick Francis, who is retiring after 13 years in the position.  Handley comes from Bellevue College KBCS-FM 91.3 Seattle, where she was Interim GM.  Inside Radio  Radio Ink
Tribune Media
08/06/18 - Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media Company has announced that it has reached a comprehensive agreement with Fox Broadcasting Company to renew the existing Fox affiliations of eight Tribune Media television stations, including KCPQ-TV SeattleTribune Media release
Jacqui Donaldson
08/05/18 - 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 retired News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver News and Program Director Jacquie Donaldson in the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
John Saboe
08/04/18 - 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 Vancouver broadcaster, both on air and in management capacities, John Saboe in the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
FCC
08/03/18 - The FCC has granted a Minor Change in Licensed Facilities to Western Washington University for KUGS-FM 89.3 Bellingham.  ERP will decrease from .95 to .85 kW non-directional, while HAAT will increase from 101.4 to 132 meters.  Transmitter moves from 48° 44' 11.00" 122° 28' 47.00" to 48° 44' 9.00" 122° 28' 49.00".  The city has built a new/taller tower on Sehome HillFCC data
Simon Little
08/03/18 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver digital reporter Simon Little joins Global BC as a full-time online journalist effective August 15.  He used to work at Global BC before joining CKNW in 2015.  Little is a co-recipient of the 2016 RTDNA BC Region Dave Rogers Long Feature Award and BCAB Award for Excellence in News Reporting.
JJ Richards
08/02/18 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for former Vancouver news broadcaster JJ Richards, who passed away June 30 in Rancho Mirage, CA at age 88.  It will be held Thursday, August 9th from 2 - 5 p.m. at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC.  There will be stories shared by the family starting at 3 p.m. and anyone is encouraged to share a few.
John Ackermann
08/02/18 (updated) - Broadcast Dialogue reports John Ackermann will take over as morning co-anchor on News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  He succeeds longtime anchor Reaon Ford, who left the station in May.  Current morning anchor Amelia John will co-host with him when he begins September 4.  Sonia Aslam also moves into the midday editor role, vacated last month by Dave White who has joined CBC Radio Calgary
Chantal Coschizza
08/02/18 - Broadcast Dialogue reports Chantal Coschizza, senior producer for the Corus Radio network show Charles Adler Tonight, has moved on.  She had been producing the show since last fall and has been with CKNW AM 980 Vancouver as a reporter and programming assistant since 2015.
Gord Eno
08/01/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, continues to focus on Vancouver broadcasters.  Today he salutes former CJJR-FM/CKBD/CKPK-FM PD Gord Eno in the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Ria Renouf Hall
08/01/18 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver news anchor/reporter Ria Renouf Hall has taken on the role of Marketing and Communications Officer at the BC SPCA.  She was with 'NW since 2013 and was prominent on the Jon McComb Show show before her departure last month. 
George Garrett
07/31/18 - Retired legendary CKNW AM 980 Vancouver news reporter George Garrett, now spokesperson for the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society (VCDS), explains to 'NW talk show host Simi Sara about the higher gas price squeeze on the society's funds.  The service provides free transportation for cancer patients to and from appointments in most Lower Mainland communities.  Dan Ferguson, Langley Times  CKNW audio 
Neil Morrison
07/31/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes former CFOX-FM Vancouver midday host Neil Morrison, who is currently p.m. drive host at Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Gerry O'Day
07/31/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes former Vancouver broadcaster Gerry O'Day, who worked on air and in management at a number of radio stations in Vancouver from 1983-2012.  He has most recently been doing on-air work in the Okanagan. It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Jeff "The Fish" Aaron
07/31/18 - Jeff “The Fish” Aaron is headed to the Phoenix area after KRKO AM 1380 Everett made a format switch earlier this month from sports to music.  The 57 year old broadcaster plans to pursue his career and continue to expand his pub trivia company, Fame Trivia USA, to Arizona restaurants and bars.  Evan Thompson, HeraldNet  
FCC
07/30/18 - The FCC has granted Assignment of License from Akal Broadcasting Corporation to XL Media, Inc. for KKDZ AM 1250 Seattle and KZIZ AM 1560 Pacific.  FCC Authorization  
KIRO-TV Seattle
Cox Media
07/28/18 - As previously reported, KIRO-TV Seattle is one of 14 television stations that Cox Media is considering selling. The media conglomerate, a subset of Cox Enterprises, is exploring ownership options, including partnerships or mergers into a larger company. It owns a large portfolio of television and radio stations, as well as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other newspapers.  Bruce Pinkleton, dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, says that while he sympathizes with news outlets struggling under financial pressures, he is concerned about the consequences that consolidation could bear on local journalism.  Sarah Wu, Seattle Times
Clay Freinwald
07/27/18 - The August 2018 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the Sinclair/Tribune deal, the Cox TV sale, Seattle radio ratings and much more.  August Clay's Corner
Jim Pattison
07/26/18 - Vancouver entrepreneur and radio-TV station owner Jim Pattison, founder of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, is among Canadians who’ll receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame later this year.  Inductions will be held at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on December 1, and are scheduled to air on CTVPress Release  
Chris McCloy
07/26/18 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Chris McCloy leaves his Production Director position July 27th at X92.9 CFEX-FM Calgary after 12 years to move into the voice-over industry full-time.  His 20-year career has included stops at CFOX-FM 99.3, XFM (now CKKS-FM 104.9) and JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver.  Milkman Unlimited 
Darren Peck
07/26/18 - Meteorologist Darren Peck has announced on his Facebook page his departure from his current position at Fox40 KTXL-TV Sacramento after seven years to join KING5 KING-TV Seattle.  Daniel Wilson, Sacramento Bee  Fox40 Video  Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel, TVSpy
KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle
07/25/18 - The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle morning team of Tim Leary, Claire Beverly and Red raised more than $770 in two hours to go towards the Diego Moreno Memorial Fund to help support the family of the local fallen police officer. Officer Moreno was killed in the line of duty this past weekend.  All Access Music Group
Dan Marshall
07/25/18 - Nanaimo Clippers play-by-play broadcaster Dan Marshall has been honored with the Bernie Pascall Media award by the BC Hockey Hall of Fame.  It's presented annually to a hockey personality who “demonstrates commitment and dedication to the promotion within the game of hockey.”  Marshall calls the games on The Wolf CHWF-FM 106.9 Nanaimo.  NanaimoNewsNOW 
Red Robinson
07/25/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes legendary Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson, who worked at a number of radio and TV stations in Vancouver and Portland for 63 years.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Cox Enterprises
07/25/18 - Cox Enterprises Inc. says it is, "exploring strategic options for its ownership or other interest in 14 broadcast television stations, including partnering or merging these stations into a larger TV company."  The stations include KIRO-TV SeattleMollie Simon, Puget Sound Business Journal
Tara Jean Stevens
07/24/18 - After nearly two decades in Vancouver broadcasting, City Breakfast Television co-host Tara Jean Stevens has announced she leaving the show to spend more time with family.  Her last day will be next Friday.  BT Announcement  
John Ashbridge
07/23/18 - Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation has created a special fund in memory of John Ashbridge, who served on the Board of Directors for a full term, including a period as Vice Chair.  He was very generous with his time and talents and put his legendary voice behind many of the Foundation's projects, fully putting his heart into his work in support of Royal Columbian.  Donations to the fund will allow the Foundation to support the needs of the hospital, including its Code Blue Team.  This specialized group, composed of health care professionals, rush to the location of distressed patients at the hospital and start immediate resuscitative efforts.  Foundation Release
John Donabie
07/22/18 - After 53 years on the air at a multitude of Canadian radio stations, including an earlier stint in Vancouver, John Donabie has taken retirement.  He has most recently been hosting a show on campus and community station CIUT-FM 89.5 Toronto.  He was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2013.  Donabie was hired in 1976 to help CKLG-FM 99.3 Vancouver transition from an "Underground" format to “Progressive Rock" and subsequently change calls to C-FOX three years later.  He returned to Toronto in 1977.  Toronto Mike'd Interview
Marc Kaye
07/22/18 - Following the recent announcement that Hubbard Radio Seattle VP/Market Manager Marc Kaye is retiring after 45 years in broadcasting, Radio Ink interviews one of radio's most successful managers.  Radio Ink Interview 
John Ashbridge - Click to enlarge
07/21/18 - A Celebration of Life for veteran radio newsman and longtime Canucks PA announcer John Ashbridge was held Friday afternoon at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam.  An estimated 200 broadcasters, Canucks and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation representatives, family and friends were in attendance.  Brian Antonson was the MC and speakers included John McKitrick, Al Murdoch, Jim Robson, and Belle Puri, all speaking about the many varied aspects of the life of a humble man who gave so much to his career, to friends and family, and to his community.  It was a true 'celebration' for the guy known to most people as Ash...nobody came to 'mourn'.  Singer Michael Bublé also attended to show his respect. 
Sportsnet 650
TSN 1040
07/20/18 - The sports radio wars get more interesting in the Vancouver market following the announcement Thursday that Sportsnet 650 CISL AM has acquired the Vancouver Giants play-by-play from rival TSN 1040 CKST AM.  There's suggestions that Sportsnet 650 will acquire more teams from TSN 1040 going forward.  Steve Ewen, The Province 
Sportsnet 650
Vancouver Giants
07/19/18 - Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver has acquired the exclusive radio rights to the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL).  Starting this coming season, Sportsnet 650 will broadcast all Vancouver Giants games live, which combined with all 82 Vancouver Canucks games, makes it the exclusive home for all Vancouver hockey.  Vancouver Giants play-by-play announcer Dan O’Connor will call the games beginning with the regular season opener on Friday, September 21 when Vancouver hosts the Everett SilvertipsSportsnet 650 Release
Lasia Kretzel
07/19/18 - News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver digital reporter Lazia Kretzel discovered a doctored photo she took in 2015 while reporting for CKOM AM 650 Saskatoon was retweeted by broadcaster and former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.  Kretzel was asked by The Guardian to write about the need to think critically before sharing on social media.  Lasia Kretzel, The Guardian  CTV News  
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 
FCC
07/18/18 - The FCC has granted construction permits to Way Broadcasting, LLC for two translators to operate in Blaine.  K287CI 105.3 will carry the programming of KVRI-AM 1600 and K239CY 95.7 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 myclallamcounty.com.
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
Robert Asgeirsson
06/30/18 - Well known Vancouver cinematographer Robert Asgeirsson died June 12 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock following a nine-year battle with prostate cancer.  He was 74.  He developed his skills working at CJAY-TV Winnipeg during the 1960s, before moving to Vancouver in 1969 where he worked at BCTV as a documentary and current affairs film cameraman.  Asgeirsson then moved to CBC Vancouver for many years, shooting under contract for some seasons and for many different network and regional programs.  A celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 15th at 1:00 pm in the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby.  Sun/Province obituary
Ron Jeremy
06/29/18 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle "Rock Girl" Kristin Brodie, has filed a lawsuit against porn actor Ron Jeremy for sexual assault and battery, accusing him of groping her at a promotional event at a sex shop in Tacoma last September.  KISW is not a party to the lawsuit.  All Access Music Group  
Christy Clark
06/29/18 - Former B.C. Premier Christy Clark, who also hosted a radio talk show between political positions, has been named to the board of directors for Shaw Communications.  She served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for nine years, then took a break from politics from 2005-10, hosting a talk show on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver.  CBC News
Mary Cranston
06/29/18 - Mary Cranston joins the City Breakfast Television Vancouver morning show, presenting news alongside Greg Harper.  She has most recently been a video journalist for CTV in Saint John, NB and replaces Kyle Donaldson, who is wrapping up a 12-year run with the show to help lead the local launch of CityNews at Six this fall.   
Jeff Brown
06/29/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Jeff Brown, who is moving from Q107 CFGQ-FM 107.3 Calgary to join the morning team at JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver in August.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Charis Hogg
06/28/18 - Charis Hogg and Jeff Brown will be joining the JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning show effective in August.  The additions come after the announcement that current morning co-host Michael Kuss is leaving the show.  Hogg was the morning co-host at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver for six years before departing for Saskatoon in 2010.  Brown has been morning host at Q107 CFGQ-FM 107.3 Calgary since 2012. 
Michael Kuss
06/28/18 - News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver has announced that Michael Kuss will be joining as its full time afternoon meteorologist effective July 9.  He will team up with current meteorologist Russ Lacate.  Kuss has been morning co-host at sister station JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 for the past year.  Twitter Announcement 
Chandler Grieve
06/27/18 - CTV Vancouver Island videographer and political reporter Chandler Grieve has announced on his Twitter page that he is departing his position for a new role in Government Communications and Public Engagement.  He's been with CTV in several roles since 2011.  Twitter Announcement 
Clay Freinwald
06/27/18 - The July 2018 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the FCC’s C-Band Plans, the Amazon Echo smart speaker, Digital Radio Mondiale and much more.  July Clay's Corner
Kyle Donaldson
06/26/18 - City Vancouver Breakfast Television broadcaster Kyle Donaldson has announced he is stepping away from his position as news anchor and more recently Supervising Producer after 12 years.  He will be taking on a role with CityNews as it launches at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the near future.  The addition of CityNews will add another local TV newscast to the Vancouver market, and includes expansion to Calgary, Winnipeg, and Montreal and last September's launch in Edmonton.  BT Announcement  
Nanci Donnellan
06/26/18 - The Fabulous Sports Babe, former Seattle personality Nanci Donnellan, who was a pioneering voice in local and national sports talk radio, has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.  From 1991 to '94, she was the weekday afternoon sports talk show host on KJR 950 AM Seattle before joining ESPN Radio. She is noteworthy for being one of the first female sports radio call-in hosts in America.  All Access Music Group  Shelley Smith, SI Vault Backgrounder
"Bro Jake" Edwards
06/26/18 - Longtime Vancouver broadcaster Bro Jake Edwards has announced his retirement from the TSN 1040 CKST AM morning show when his contract expires at the end of the month.  His last day co-hosting the morning show will be this Friday, June 29 but he will continue to host a four-hour show on Saturdays.  He joined 1040 in September 2013 after spending 17 years as a high-profile personality on Rock 101 CFMI-FM Vancouver.  Patrick Johnston, The Province 
KJR AM 950 Seattle
06/25/18 - Starting July 7th, a special Pacific Northwest Edition of America Outdoors Radio with 13 minutes of extra content for Western Washington listeners will air Saturday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. on Seattle's Sports Radio KJR AM 950John Kruse is the host and producer of this multi-award winning program heard on over 60 stations around the country.  The independently syndicated show features expert guests covering fishing, hunting and conservation issues. 
KING-TV Seattle
06/25/18 - The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has honored KING-TV Seattle with three 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any local station in the country.  KING 5 won awards for Feature Reporting, Excellence in Video and Large Market TV Website.  KING 5 News  RTDNA Full Awards List 
KRKO AM 1380 Everett
06/25/18 - The former KRKO AM 1380 Everett studio and transmitter site at 7115 Larimer Rd. in the Lowell area is up for sale.  The building is listed as a one story 1800 square foot single family home with 3 beds, private offices and other amenities including a backup generator.  Photos show two transmission towers and large microwave dishes on the 7.71 acre property which is listed at $650,000.  Windermere Real Estate Listing  KRKO History
Gary Morgan
06/24/18 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for recently retired CBC Vancouver staffer Gary Morgan who died November 26, 2017 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.  The Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1:30 Sunday, July 8th at Wascana Place, Lady Slipper Courtyard, 2900 Wascana Drive, Regina SK.  The family extend the invitation to all CBC people who knew Gary, particularly those in Regina where the event is being held.  Regina Leader-Post Obituary
Bill Good
06/23/18 - Veteran award winning Vancouver broadcaster Bill Good is "raising eyebrows" among media ethics commenters as he comes out as the voice of a new anti-electoral-reform campaign.  The referendum, planned for this fall in British Columbia has sparked allegations from opponents that it’s “rigged” in favour of the NDP and Greens, and rekindled reformers’ hopes of having legislature seats better reflect the popular vote.  A Minute with Bill Good airs daily on News 1130 CKWX AM.  David P. Ball, StarMetro Vancouver  Referendum Backgrounder 
Connie Thiessen
06/22/18 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Connie Thiessen and currently Halifax editor/reporter for Broadcast Dialogue, is returning to the west coast next month.  In addition to overseeing the publication, she’ll contribute as a host for Broadcast Dialogue the podcast and work on PR and special content initiatives across the agency and networks divisions of the company.  Thiessen was an anchor/reporter for CKNW AM 980 from 2004-07 and midday editor at News 1130 CKWX AM from 2007-10.  Broadcast Dialogue Release
Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
06/22/18 - Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey has added HD Radio with Indie music running on its HD2 channel.  It's the smallest and newest of the metro Vancouver stations to add HD.
Chris Hebb
06/22/18 - The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has announced senior sports executive and former Vancouver broadcaster Chris Hebb as the league’s new commissioner, effective immediately.  During the 1980s he was a sports host at CHEK-TV Victoria then a producer/writer/director and Sports Page anchor at CKVU-TV Vancouver.  BCHL Release        
Drew Savage
06/19/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes long time Vancouver broadcaster Drew Savage, currently morning host at QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Sportsnet 650
06/18/18 - Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver has shuffled its lineup.  Mornings feature James Cybulski, joined by regular co-hosts Perry Solkowski and Rick Dhaliwal.  Randip Janda now works alongside Dan Riccio 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the newly-named Reach Deep program.  Additionally, the company has now confirmed Dhaliwal has replaced Steve Darling, who departed in March.  Sportsnet 650 Release 
DeAnna Lee
06/18/18 - Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle midday host DeAnna Lee has signed on for another three years.  She joined The Wolf in December when Country KMPS-FM 94.1 flipped to Soft AC.  All Access Music Group 
KVOS-TV Ballingham
06/18/18 - KVOS-TV Bellingham is still running on very low power following failure of the IOT (final amplifier tube) several weeks ago.  Reports indicate the expensive part is on order.  Most cable companies are still carrying KVOS as their head ends are able to receive the lower powered signal. 
Salem Media Group
06/18/18 - Bainbridge Island residents are opposing plans by a Washington-based subsidiary of Salem Media Group to add a new AM radio transmitter to its broadcasting site near Murden Cove for currently dark KKOL AM 1300, with concerns about interference problems.  In March, the FCC approved an application by Salem subsidiary Inspiration Media to build a 50 kilowatt transmitter for the station where Inspiration already has two transmitters.  Nathan Pilling, Kitsap Sun
George Orr
06/16/18 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and award-winning documentary producer George Orr has released his latest, using 3,000 feet of 16 mm color film taken by draftsman Peter Hall immediately after the collapse of the Second Narrows bridge.  The bridge, now called the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge, spans the inlet between North Vancouver and Vancouver.  It collapsed during construction on June 17, 1958, taking 19 lives.  The Bridge documentary debuts Sunday and runs until July 7th at the Vancity Theatre.  Trailer  Tickets online  Cheryl Chan, The Province 
Dave White
06/15/18 - News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver editor/anchor/reporter Dave White is leaving the station after nearly ten years.  He has landed a position as afternoon news editor/presenter at CBC Radio Calgary.  
Fitz
06/14/18 - Former The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle host Cory Fitz has signed a multi-year extension of his syndication agreement with Sun Broadcast Group that will continue distribution of all Fitz radio products into the next decade.  Sun Broadcast Group Release
KING-TV Seattle
06/14/18 - KING-TV Seattle reports winning 29 Emmy Awards at the 55th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards ceremony Saturday, June 9, matching the KING 5 record set last year.  List of Winners
Estefania Duran
06/14/18 - Two new additions at News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as Estefania Duran joins the digital team.  She has been Digital Content Coordinator at News Talk CKNW AM 980 since 2016 and is a former freelance web producer for Global BC.  Also joining from the now silent Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 is Taran Parmar for part-time Saturdays and Sundays as a reporter and anchor with possible weekday fill-in beginning June 24.        
Research Director, Inc.
06/13/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
06/12/18 - Active rock KISW-FM 99.9 is in first place with a 6.2 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma
May 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  News KUOW-FM 94.9 is second with 6.0.  CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 is third with 5.9.  Radio Online
Peter Vogel
06/12/18 - Peter Vogel, Internet and Technology columnist for the BC Catholic newspaper provides insight into the recent shut down of one of Vancouver's radio stations and format changes of others. Radio Struggles   
John Ashbridge
06/10/18 - An obituary has been published for veteran radio newsman and longtime Vancouver Canucks PA announcer John Ashbridge, who died June 5 just three days short of his 72nd birthday.  "Ash" was known for his powerful authoritative voice and his 40 year career as a news broadcaster at Vancouver market CKNW AM 980.  A private celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Sun/Province obituary 
Garth Fowlie
06/08/18 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Garth Fowlie died May 23 at age 74 following a long struggle with Alzheimer's.  He began his television career at CFCN Television Calgary and later was a producer/director with CBC Vancouver from 1977 to the late 1980s.  A small family service was held on May 27 and plans for a 'Celebration of Life' are underway for early October in North Vancouver.  NS News obituary
Gord Lansdell - Webmaster
06/08/18 - (UPDATE) Your webmaster Gord Lansdell is recuperating at home after a fairly serious operation to correct an intestinal obstruction.  At this point I am still unable to make regular daily updates, but intend to do so fairly shortly. I am overwhelmed by all the emails, texts, phone calls and other messages that have wished me well during this difficult time.  I thank everyone for your support.  Although I will have to return for another operation in September, I have been assured by doctors that I will eventually make a complete recovery.
Jim Macdonald
06/02/18 - Former Vancouver talk show host Jim Macdonald died May 29 at age 87.  Following time at CHWK Chilliwack, he was hired by CKWX AM 1130 (now News 1130) in 1957 as crime beat and city hall reporter, later becoming a prominent talk show host.  Sun/Province obituary
Gord Lansdell - Webmaster
04/17/18 - Note that we are unable to provide daily updates for the next few days, as your webmaster has been hospitalized with an intestinal disorder.  Service will resume as soon as possible.  Meanwhile we suggest Puget Sound Radio or Radiowest for SW BC updates or Seattle-Tacoma Radio Discussions or Puget Sound Media for NW WA updates. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.
Ed Ylanen
04/15/18 - Former Vancouver multicultural radio executive Ed Ylanen died at Toronto General Hospital April 9 after a brief illness.  He was 55.  Ylanen had worked at several radio stations across Canada and was President of CJVB AM 1470 Vancouver during the 1990s.  There will be no service per his request.  Welland Tribune Obituary
News 1130 CKWX
                                  Vancouver

04/13/18 - News 1130 CKWX Vancouver taps Adam Cooper as its newest overnight anchor.  He has several years of news and sports experience in New Zealand at Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport Network.  He's scheduled to begin May 1.

Clay
                                  Freinwald
04/12/18 - Long time Seattle broadcast engineer Clay Freinwald has returned home with his National Association of Broadcasters 2018 Service to Broadcast Engineering Award.  Freinwald was presented his award at the “We Are Broadcasters” Celebration at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.  He began his broadcast engineering career in 1961 while studying at Clover Park Technical College in Tacoma, where he earned an Associate's degree in Radio and Television Engineering and Production.  The NAB’s Engineering Achievement Awards have been presented since 1959 and recognize a person on the basis of a single significant contribution or contributions made over a period of time that, taken together, have significantly advanced the state of the art of broadcast engineering. 
Barrie Clark
04/12/18 - An obituary has been published for well known radio personality and politician Barrie Clark, who passed away March 16 at age 85.  The open-liner began his career in radio in 1949 and went on to become a councillor for the District of North Vancouver in 1963, an MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour district in 1966, Rentalsman for the Attorney General in 1973, and Kelowna City councillor in 1999.  Sun/Province obituary 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
04/12/18 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle is revamping its Friday and Sunday night lineup to focus more on dance, R&B, hip-hop and rock. The station is retiring its long-running rockabilly program, Shake the Shack, and looking for a new DJ to host its new Soul Sounds on Sunday.  Other adjustments are in the works.  Jeff Albertson, Seattle Times
Mike Killeen and Tamara
                                  Taggart
04/12/18 - An outpouring of support has gone out to Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart, who were fired by CTV Vancouver last week from their lead anchor positions on the suppertime news.  There is still no announcement on who will replace them and neither has hinted on what may be next.  Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun 
CRTC
04/11/18 - The CRTC has rejected a complaint by Unifor against Rogers move to contract out its OMNI Regional Chinese language newscasts to competitor Fairchild TV.  Unifor locals 723M and 830M, which represent employees at OMNI in Vancouver and Toronto, along with The Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and Urban Alliance on Race Relations argued contracting out the newscasts violated Rogers condition of license.  The CRTC ruled Rogers condition of license to “produce the news” does not prevent it from subcontracting to a rival licensee.  Unifor release  
KING-TV Seattle
04/10/18 - KING 5 Seattle photojournalists have been honored with multiple National Best of Photojournalism awards.  The awards were judged by the National Press Photographers Association at Michigan State University.  KING 5 was recognized in ten different video categories, collecting four 1st place awards.  NPPA Winners List
Larry Gifford
04/10/18 - Corus Radio Vancouver AM station Senior PD Larry Gifford has revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease last August.  With April being Parkinson's Awareness Month and April 11th being World Parkinson's Day, he talks about it on his Radio Stuff podcast and on CKNW, Global BC television and globalnews.ca to raise awareness about the disease, which affects over six million people worldwide and typically in one percent of people over the age of 60.  All Access Music Group  
Chris
                                  Cunnington
04/10/18 - Former Vancouver radio and TV staffer Christopher Cunnington died March 23 in his 42nd year.  He never fully recovered from a stroke in March 2016.  The BCIT Journalism School graduate had a successful career which included time with CKVU and CTV and reporting at CKWX.  Sun/Province Obituary 
RTDNA Canada
04/09/18 - RTDNA Canada has announced recognition of three broadcasters in the West region who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of their careers in journalism and news management.  They are CBC Radio One Vancouver morning host Rick Cluff, former long-time Victoria news anchor Hudson Mack and recently retired Senior Director of News Programming for CBC British Columbia Wayne Williams.  They will be presented with their RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Awards during the West Regional Meeting at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on April 21.  RTDNA Canada Release
CTV News
                                  Vancouver
04/09/18 - Longtime CTV Vancouver supper hour news anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart have been released from their positions, as CTV announces a "top-to-tail refresh of the station’s locally focused newscasts, including new set designs and updated on-set technology".  Segments such as McLaughlin on Your Side and The Last Word with Mike McCardell will remain part of the daily newscasts.  Further details will be released over the next few weeks.  CTV News Release  Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun
Wesla Wong
04/09/18 - Former Global Vancouver and Global Okanagan meteorologist Wesla Wong is joining the team at Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon.  She will be building sales relationships in Kelowna, planning tours and representing Silver Star at various Okanagan events.  Pete McIntyre, Beach Radio
KOMO-TV Seattle
04/08/18 - Everyone knew KOMO Seattle was for sale in 2013, but there had been some hope it would go unsold, as it had once before. The staff was nervous and things were not perfect under Fisher management.  Existing issues were largely viewed as the same realities facing all media and there was comfort in Fisher’s local roots.  Prospective buyer Sinclair Broadcast Group was seen as a departure from the local connection KOMO was proud of.  David Kroman, Crosscut 
KOMO-TV Seattle
04/06/18 - Following a firestorm of recent media criticism leveled at Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of KOMO-TV Seattle, staff at Sinclair-owned stations insisted the company's conservative bent didn't affect local news coverage, but a recent study and former employees say otherwise.  Stephen Cohen, Seattle PI
KUOW-FM 94.9
                                  Seattle
04/06/18 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle is eliminating seven employees’ positions while creating seven new ones.  The change comes as station leadership restructures KUOW’s morning and afternoon “drive time” shows.  Staff were informed that they will be invited to apply for the new spots, but were also warned that not all will find a good fit.  The move comes less than two months after the KUOW newsroom elected to unionize, but before employees bargained a new contract agreement with management.  The affected staff are Emily Fox, Kim Malcolm, Lisa Brooks, Jamala Henderson, Rob Wood, Stephen Gomes and Tami Kosch.  Christine Clarridge, Seattle Times 
Ruby Carr
04/05/18 - Ruby Carr of Newcap Vancouver is this year’s Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year.  She is part of the Ruby, Leslie and Scooter morning show on Z-95 CKZZ-FM 95.3.  Carr moved to Vancouver from Halifax in 2014 and devotes personal time to charitable endeavors in support of mental health initiatives at BC Women’s Hospital, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and the BCSPCA.  She will be recognized during the Industry Award dinner on May 10.  Broadcast Dialogue 
Allied Progress
04/05/18 - Allied Progress, a left-leaning watchdog group, has produced an ad calling on viewers to call the FCC and urge a stop to the proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media by Sinclair Broadcast Group.  Allied Progress says the one-week buy begins Friday on four Sinclair-owned stations including KOMO-TV Seattle.  Chris Ariens, TVSpy  Allied Progress release   
Jim Nielsen
04/05/18 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and B.C.'s first environment minister Jim Nielsen died early yesterday in New Westminster at age 79.  Before joining the political arena in 1975, he was a news anchor/talk show host at CJVI Victoria, CJOR and CFUN Vancouver, News Director at CFAX Victoria and then News Director/Operations Manager back at CJOR.  Liam Britten, CBC News  Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight  
Corey Dillon
04/05/18 - Corey Dillon fills out the full-time roster at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle as he is added for afternoons.  He spent the last 14 months doing nights at The Bull KILT-FM 100.3 Houston.  Dillon completes a line-up that includes Tim Leary, Karen “Red” Daiss and Claire Beverly in mornings, Seth Hughes in middays and Michael Kraig Mason at night.  Radio and Music Pros
Ray Renning
04/03/18 - Retired CBC Vancouver Senior Maintenance Technician Ray Renning passed away in Maple Ridge March 28 at age 82.  He used his electrical engineering skills to start his own electronics/television design company and also was a leading Video Electronics Design Engineer for Viscount Video Systems.  A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday April 6 at Oliveira Funeral Home, 2657 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam.  Sun/Province obituary 
Phil Evans
04/03/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes former Vancouver broadcaster Phil Evans.  Evans' radio career started in Ontario, but he held on-air and management positions at a number of Vancouver stations, most recently as marketing and promotion director for the Rogers Radio group from 2009-16.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
KOMO-TV Seattle
04/03/18 - As the controversial Sinclair "must read" scripts become more well known, several journalists at KOMO News describe a newsroom in turmoil.  Some staffers have reached a breaking point and have discussed protesting their corporate bosses, or plan to leave as soon as they can.  Concerned journalists at KOMO face a quandary to quit now, which could result in huge financial penalties for breaking their contracts, or make plans to move on as soon as their deals end.  Mike Rosenberg, Seattle Times
KNUC-FM 98.9
                                  "The Bull" Seattle
04/03/18 - Country KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle has re-branded as The Bull, with a new web address.  This follows its format change from Rock last December and call letter change from KVRQ in February.  All Access Music Group      
Molly Shen
04/03/18 - 21-year KOMO-TV Seattle veteran Molly Shen has also expressed her views about the Sinclair Broadcast Group's "must read" script after she received an overwhelming number of messages on Twitter and Facebook.  Molly Shen, Facebook 
Mary Nam
04/03/18 - KOMO-TV Seattle anchor Mary Nam has criticized President Donald Trump’s defense of conservative media owner Sinclair Broadcast Group.  The company is in the process of purchasing Tribune Media, which would give it control over 42 more stations, thereby allowing it to reach 72 percent of TV households in America.  Nam asked Trump if his administration was going to allow the purchase to go through.  Rebecca Shapiro, HuffPosStephen Cohen, Seattle PI
Chris "Dunner"
                                  Duncombe
04/02/18 - Former Corus Radio Vancouver Senior Brand Director Chris "Dunner" Duncombe has been named to the newly created position of Director, Streaming and Podcasting.  In his new role, he will lead a new team working to turn existing radio and news content into podcasts, creating original shows, and monetizing products with digital ad insertions.  He has most recently been Director of Digital for Corus Radio Canada.  FYI Music News   
KOMO-TV Seattle
04/01/18 - Sinclair Broadcast Group "must-run" promos, which recently began airing on KOMO-TV Seattle, are part of a Sinclair campaign that forces local anchors to read Sinclair-written scripts warning of the dangers of "one-sided news stories plaguing our country."  The largest owner of television stations in the U.S., employs a well-known practice of producing  conservative commentary segments that each Sinclair-owned station is required to air.  One KOMO newsroom employee says they are not happy about it, but another says, "Our day-to-day news judgement and coverage isn't affected at all."  Stephen Cohen, Seattle PI
Leslie John Fuller
03/31/18 - Former CBC staffer (Leslie) John Fuller passed away March 9 in Vancouver at age 94.  He trained with the J. Arthur Rank organization in England for two years prior to moving to Vancouver and joining CBC in the 1950s, where he enjoyed a career of nearly 30 years as a film editor.  There will be no service by request.  Sun/Province Obituary   
Jordan Wilkerson
03/31/18 - Jordan Wilkerson joins KING 5 and KONG-TV Seattle as the newest member of the KING 5 News weather team.  She anchors weather on KING 5 newscasts on weekends at 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. as well as the 10:00 p.m. newscast on sister station KONG.  Wilkerson joins the station from WCSC-TV Charleston, SC where she anchored both weather & traffic and was part of the team covering Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and 2015’s “Thousand Year Flood.”  She got her start at KEPR-TV in Tri-Cities, WA as a feature reporter and weather anchor. 
Tarrah Harvey
03/31/18 - Tarrah Harvey has accepted a part-time traffic reporter position at News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  She begins training this weekend, and will have her first solo shift on April 8th.  The 2016 BCIT Broadcast and Journalism graduate has served internships at several prominent stations in BC and is also a competitive figure skating coach for VIDA, Vancouver Ice Dance Academy at Burnaby 8 Rinks.  
Duane English
03/30/18 - Former CTV Vancouver meteorologist/weather anchor Duane English has announced on his Twitter page that he is leaving his current weather anchor position at Global Okanagan Kelowna on April 2.  He worked at CTV from 2011-13 before moving to the Okanagan.  His wife Wesla Wong, who was a weather anchor at Global BC, announced her departure from Global Okanagan last month.    
Shell Busey
03/30/18 - Veteran Vancouver home improvement broadcaster Shell Busey recently returned to local airwaves.  His home improvement shows were popular for over 25 years on several radio and TV stations beginning in the 1980s.  He can be heard from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday mornings on Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 and Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  Ask Shell info 
Ben Shapiro
03/29/18 - Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro is making his return to Seattle radio with a new syndicated show.  He left KTTH AM 770 in 2015 after his daughter underwent open heart surgery.  The show will air from 6 to 7 p.m. starting Monday.  Shapiro is also expected to start making more frequent appearances on both The Jason Rantz Show and The Todd Herman Show on KTTH.  KTTH release  All Access Music Group 
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
03/29/18 - Radio lovers should still be troubled by a recent report that three news reporters have lost their jobs at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver, as it blends its news operations with the Global BC newsroom, and morphs into a talk radio station with news reports from Global BC and traffic reports from AM 730 CHMJ.  Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight
Clay Freinwald
03/28/18 - The April 2018 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the NAB Show, transmitters, radio bankruptcies and much more.  April Clay's Corner
CHMZ-FM 90.1 Tofino
03/28/18 - Tuff City Radio CHMZ-FM 90.1 Tofino is silent following McBride Communications failure to pay its landlord, CBC, for use of the tower space located on Barr Mountain.  Nora O'Malley, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
03/27/18 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver has apparently laid off three reporters, Jeremy Lye, Jon Hall and Tim Dickert.  All three have been with 'NW since 2015.  Reports indicate there are more Corus Radio layoffs in other cities.  It was confirmed last week that the station's news department will be moving in to the Global BC Burnaby studios in the next few months.  Patrick Johnston, Vancouver Sun  
Krissy Vann
03/26/18 - Krissy Vann joins CTV Vancouver as weekend weather anchor.  She has most recently been Vancouver Bureau Video Journalist for The Weather Network and has previously hosted weather reporting in Ontario.  Twitter Announcement 
Roundhouse_Radio_CIRH-FM_98.3_Vancouver
03/26/18 - After some early setbacks, Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver CEO and Director of Programming Don Shafer believes he has a sustainable model, attractive to advertisers.  But after two years in operation and with a potential audience of between 700,000 and 1 million listeners, the station is languishing at the bottom of the PPM Radio Ratings.  Roundhouse’s content is 80-percent talk and 20-percent music, with a strong commitment to offer airtime to non-profits, advocacy organizations and other socially conscious groups.  BCBusiness 
Seth_Hughes
03/23/18 - Country 98.9 KNUC-FM Seattle adds Seth Hughes in the midday time slot, effective immediately.  He was most recently p.m. and morning drive host at KMPS-FM Seattle.  All Access Music Group  Lance Venta, Radio Insight
Steve_Darling
03/23/18 - Longtime Vancouver TV, and more recently radio broadcaster, Steve Darling has announced on his Twitter page that he is leaving his anchor position at Sportsnet 650 CISL AM after seven months.  He was with Global BC (CHAN-TV) for 18 years before taking an unsuccessful shot at provincial politics, and ultimately landing at Sportsnet 650 last August.  He says he has accepted another offer and will reveal more details next month.  Twitter Announcement  Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun 
CKNW_AM_980_Vancouver
03/22/18 - Our contact at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver has confirmed that the station's news department will be moving in to the Global BC Burnaby studios in the next few months.  The exact date is yet to be confirmed.
Ronnie_Stanton
03/22/18 - Broadcast Dialogue reports Ronnie Stanton, former Vancouver radio PD and VP of National Brands and Programming for Corus Entertainment, is returning to his native Australia in May.  He will end his programming duties for the Apha Media San Jose stations, but continue to oversee the company's Rock and AC formats.  Stanton was PD at CKZZ-FM from 2008-13 and Senior Brand Director at CFMI-FM/CFOX-FM Vancouver from 2013-16.
Research_Director,_Inc.
03/21/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive February PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Michael_Mason
03/21/18 - Michael Mason joins Country 98.9 KNUC-FM Seattle as night host.  Most recently he handled production and video for the nationally syndicated Delilah show.  Additionally, he hosted afternoon drive at the former Seattle market Funky Monkey KFNK-FM 104.9 from 2003-07.  All Access Music Group 
FCC
03/21/18 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Inspiration Media, Inc. for KKOL AM 1300 Seattle.  Power will be 50 kw day/3.2 kw night from 2 towers in a directional array at new transmitter location 47° 39' 19.00" 122° 31' 6.00"FCC Data 
Johnson_&_Johnson
03/20/18 -Former KMPS-FM 94.1 (now The Sound KSWD-FM) Seattle morning team of Johnson & Johnson have left their most recent position at Country K-BULL KUBL-FM 93.3 Salt Lake City after three years.  They entertained at KMPS for three years beginning in October 2011.  All Access Music Group 
Nielsen_Audio
03/20/18 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 moves up into first place with a 7.1 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma
February 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.
 
NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 drops to second with 6.8.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves into third with 5.7.  Radio Online
KJR_AM_950_Seattle
03/20/18 - Sports Radio KJR AM 950 Seattle has announced a new lineup: Chuck Powell and Bucky Jacobsen 6 - 10 a.m., Jason Puckett and Mike Gastineau 10 a..m. - 1 p.m., Ian Furness 1 - 3 p.m., and Dave Softy Mahler and Dick Fain 3 - 6:30 p.m.  KJR Release  All Access Music Group  
Barrie_Clark
03/19/18 - Former Vancouver and Kelowna broadcaster/talk show host/politician Barrie Clark died Friday at age 85 after a short battle with cancer.  At his request there will be no service.  Clark's career dates back to CKOV Kelowna in 1949, hosting shows at a number of Vancouver radio and TV stations during the 1950s and '60s, before moving into politics.  He held elected positions in North Vancouver and provincially during the 1960s and '70s before going back into radio in Vancouver and Kelowna and holding office on Kelowna City Council from 1999-2008.  Jim Bennie, News 1130  
CKNW_AM_980_Vancouver
Global_BC_Vancouver
03/18/18 - The CKNW-Global BC Vancouver news partnership appears to be expanding.  This past week 'NW began carrying the 5 a.m. Global News Morning, in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. News Hour
Clay_Freinwald
03/16/18 - Veteran Seattle Broadcast Engineer Clay Freinwald will be presented with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcast Engineering Achievement Award Tuesday, April 10 at the Association's We Are Broadcasters Celebration.  His Clay's Corner publication can be read monthly on this website by clicking on his banner at the top of the Recent News page.  The 2018 NAB Show runs from April 7 - 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  NAB Release
Heather_Backman
03/16/18 - Heather Backman joins The Q! CKKQ-FM 100.3 Victoria as its new afternoon co-host with Ryan Awram.  She was most recently a part time traffic reporter in Los Angeles and was previously morning show co-host at CHOM-FM 97.7 Montreal for five years before a Bell Media layoff in early 2017. 
iHeartMedia
03/15/18 - iHeartMedia has reached an agreement In principle with stakeholders to restructure debt.  To implement the balance sheet restructuring contemplated by the agreement in principle, iHeart and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.  iHeart owns a full slate of stations in the Seattle area.  All Access Music Group
David_Suzuki
03/15/18 - Longtime environmental activist and host of CBC’s The Nature of Things David Suzuki and long time host of the CBC radio program Quirks and Quarks will be honored as the Walk of Fame’s first Hometown Star.  A plaque will be installed at the CBC plaza in downtown Vancouver with the unveiling ceremony to take place March 23 at 1:30 p.m. at 700 Hamilton Street.  V.I.A. Vancouver Courier
FCC
03/14/18 - KKOL AM 1300 Seattle is off air for three to four months.  An application has been made to the FCC for a transmitter relocation further north at 47°39'19" 122°31'06" with 50 kW day and 3.2 kW night.  The Commission has accepted for filing an application for a Remain Silent Authority and Silent Notification.  FCC Data 
Rob_Brown
03/12/18 - Corus Radio Vancouver Chief Engineer Rob Brown is leaving at the end of the month to join the Jim Pattison Winnipeg radio group.  Brown has been with Corus Vancouver since January 2014.
Brooke_&_Jubal
03/12/18 - The syndicated MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle based Brooke & Jubal in the Morning adds relaunched Adult CHR Now 97.7 WCZX-FM Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie NY.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight
Martin_Strong
03/11/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes long time Vancouver broadcaster Martin StrongIt's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
KEXP-FM Seattle
03/10/18 - In honor of Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary, KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle will play songs from every one of its more than 1,200 releases in chronological order over the next four and a half months.  In addition, DJs will aim to play the release in its original format (cassette, 7-inch, etc.) whenever possible.  Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times 
David_Bray
03/09/18 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray Release 
Kaci_Aitchison
03/09/18 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle morning anchor Kaci Aitchison announced her departure this morning.  She is leaving to focus on her baby.  She joined the Q13 news team in August 2009.  Q13 News/Video  
Numeris
03/08/18 - CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 continues in first place with a 16.7 share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for November 27, 2017 - February 25, 2018.  AC CHQM-FM 103.5 is second with 13.4 and News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 10.4.  Numeris release
Ron_Diotte
03/07/18 - Long time KSTW-TV Seattle Engineer and Auburn resident Ron Diotte passed away February 26 at age 62.  He began work at KSTW as the Engineering Crew Chief in 1983, becoming Chief Engineer in 1997.  In all he put in 35 years of service with the station.  Seattle Times obituary  
Fred
                                  Latremouille
03/07/18 - Three years after the passing of Vancouver radio icon Fred Latremouille, Red Robinson pays tribute to him and his many broadcast achievements.  Latremouille passed away March 5, 2015 at his vacation home in Scottsdale, AZ at age 69.  Red Robinson tribute/audio
Brenda
                                  Lindberg
03/03/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes former CFOX Vancouver Music Director/Traffic Reporter Brenda LindbergIt's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
JACK_CJAX-FM_Vancouver
03/03/18 - There are some changes and additions at JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver as it adjusts to a more focused play list with new imaging and adds The Fitzy Show and The Trevor Shand Show over the next couple of weeks.  Fitzy Rob Fitzgerald comes from STAR FM CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack Wednesday to Sunday beginning March 7th.  Trevor Shand, responsible for fun parody songs on JACK, will be producing a Saturday and Sunday morning show.  In addition, imaging is reintroducing “playing what we want”.   
KEGY-FM San Diego
03/03/18 - The KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle based The Men’s Room has been added to run live 2 - 6 p.m. on 97.3 The Machine KEGY-FM San Diego as that station debuts a new format.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight
Casey_Kenny
03/03/18 - News 1130 CKWX Vancouver anchor Casey Kenny exits to return to Ontario.  He has reported/anchored news at a number of Canadian stations before joining News 1130 last year.  His new position is national afternoon news anchor for Vista Radio in Stratford ON. 
KING-TV_Seattle
03/02/18 - KING 5 Seattle was one of the top NBC affiliates in the country with February deliveries from the 52nd Super Bowl and the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the first Games televised live across all U.S. time zones.  Super Bowl LII on KING 5 finished 4th among all metered markets in Households with a 79 share (only behind host city Minneapolis along with team cities Boston & Philadelphia).  The Olympics performance on KING 5 was strong as it finished among the top Local People Meter markets across all key dayparts, coming in 4th-5th in prime time starting at 5 p.m. and in 2nd place in all key demos for late-night prime plus. 
Dave_Barrett
03/02/18 - (Updated) A public state memorial service for Dave Barrett, who led British Columbia's first New Democratic Party government, will be held in Victoria Saturday.  The service will be held at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.  Besides his many political achievements, Barrett hosted a morning talk show on CJOR Vancouver from 1984-87.  He died February 2 at age 87 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.  In addition, a celebration of life will be held Sunday at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive.  Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun
Emily_Raines
03/01/18 - Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle has appointed Emily Raines as its new morning co-host alongside Matt McAllister on The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister which launched in September.  Raines spent the last seven years at Country The Bull WUBL-FM 94.9 Atlanta as morning show producer under the name ‘Freckles’.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight 
Arthur_Black
03/01/18 - (Updated) Arthur Black, who died at Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island February 21 at age 74, was a household name across Canada through his CBC radio program Basic Black, which ran nationally Saturday mornings from 1983 to 2002.  After retiring, his voice could still be heard for about a decade on the CBC Victoria All Points West show with a segment called Planet Salt SpringGail Sjuberg, Gulf Islands Driftwood  Rod Mickleburgh, The Globe and Mail 
Westwood_One
03/01/18 - Westwood One welcomes back two former Seattle air personalities to the network's 24/7 Formats division.  Marconi, who formerly worked at KNDD-FM and Jay Coffey, former PD at KBSG-FM Seattle.  Radio Online  
FCC
02/28/18 - The FCC has now granted License to Cover to Northwest Leadership Foundation for KNLI-LP 92.9 Waller (Tacoma).  ERP is 50 watts non-directional at 38 meters HAAT at 47° 12' 8.90" 122° 22' 15.80"FCC Data  
Tori Dunn
02/28/18 - Tori Dunn has been named the new Promotions and Marketing Director of Country 98.9 KNUC-FM Seattle. She was most recently Promotions and Marketing Coordinator at Warm 106.9 KRWM-FM and has held positions at other Seattle stations.  Radio Ink
FCC
02/27/18 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Continental Broadcasting for KWJZ-LP 107.3 High Rock.  Maximum ERP will be 100 watts non-directional at 30 meters HAAT at new transmitter location 47° 47' 23.30" 121° 57' 39.30"FCC Data
Clay
                                  Freinwald
02/26/18 - The March 2018 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the big shake up in Seattle TV and Radio, local Radio Numbers, HD Radio and much more.  March Clay's Corner
Glenn Chalmers
02/25/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes former CFOX, CKLG and Z95.3 Vancouver sales manager Glenn Chalmers, who is now retired.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Aaron Buckley
02/24/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Aaron Buckley, currently an advertising sales representative for Glacier Media Inc. in Vancouver.  Buckley has held several promotion and production positions at Vancouver stations and was part of the team that launched Virgin radio in the city.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Kurt Hanson
02/23/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Kurt Hanson, founder and CEO of Strategic Radio Research in Chicago.  Hanson was consulted back in 1988 by Johnston, then CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver PD, on how to get the station back into a market leadership position after taking a hit from rival CFMI-FM 101.1.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Research Director, Inc.
02/22/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive January PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Wesla Wong
02/22/18 - Former Global BC weather anchor Wesla Wong, who has been a meteorologist at Global Okanagan CHBC-TV Kelowna since 2013 has announced on her Twitter page that her last regular broadcast was Wednesday.  No reason has been given for her departure.  She was with Global BC for five years prior to moving to the Okanagan in 2013. 
FCC
02/22/18 - The FCC has granted a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility to Valley Community Broadcasting for KAPY-LP Duvall.  Frequency will change from 103.1 to 104.9 MHz.  ERP remains at 100 watts non-directional.  HAAT changes from 16 to 13 meters and transmitter location remains at 47° 42' 55.80" 121° 55' 21.60"FCC Data  Frequency Change Info  
Nielsen Audio
02/21/18 - NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 moves into first place with a 7.9 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma January 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 moves into second with 6.2.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 moves up to third in a tie with AC KRWM-FM 106.9 with 5.5 shares.  Radio Online
Ty McFarland
02/21/18 - Ty McFarland has been named Director of Programming by Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle.  He joins from contemporary Christian KSBJ-FM 89.3 Houston, where he was Senior Director of Operations and Programming.  Inside Radio
FCC
02/20/18 - The FCC has granted a Minor Modification to a Construction Permit to Northwest Leadership Foundation for KNLI-LP 92.2 Waller (Tacoma).  ERP will be 50 watts non-directional at 43 meters HAAT at 47° 12' 8.90" 122° 22' 15.80"FCC Data
Doug Haire
02/19/18 - Recording engineer/producer Doug Haire, host of the live-experimental-music showcase Sonarchy on KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle, is ceasing production of it after 22 years on the air.  The final show airs February 25.  Haire is also stepping down from Jack Straw Cultural Center, where his program is taped and where he’s worked since 1990.  Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times   
Kiah Tucker
02/17/18 - Kiah Tucker will take over the KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 drive show on Monday February 26th.  Kiah is well known to Vancouver radio listeners as host of Morning Glory with Kiah & Tara Jean on JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 from 2012-17.  As announced previously (11/28/17), afternoon host Ara Andonian returns to the Okanagan to assume mornings at Beach Radio CKQQ-FM 103.1 Kelowna.  His last show at KiSS is February 23rd.  
Brad Phillips
02/17/18 - Following recent restructuring, Brad Phillips, who has been VP for Corus Radio West since April 2016, is now the Vice President and Head of FM Radio for Corus Entertainment
Charmaine de Silva
02/15/18 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Senior Reporter and Assistant News Director Charmaine De Silva is leaving at the end of the month to take the News Director's position at News 1130 CKWX AM effective March 19.  She replaces Treena Wood, who left News 1130 at the end of December to take the ND position at CBC British Columbia.  De Silva has been with CKNW since August 2014.  Facebook Announcement   
Global News
02/15/18 - Global News has cut nearly 70 jobs across Canada, including 21 in Vancouver.  Unifor, the media union with 12,000 workers across Canada, says camera operators, reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew received layoff notices in newsrooms across Canada, with Vancouver taking the biggest hit with 21 job cuts.  Unifor Release  Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun  Global News Release  The latest information is that the Vancouver cuts affect mostly technically and operational staff and on-air staff is not included. 
Tim Leary
02/15/18 - Country 98.9 KNUC-FM Seattle has acquired Tim Leary and the Morning Showgram, including Leary and co-hosts Claire Beverly and Karen 'Red' Daiss to host mornings.  They have been on-air together for three years at Country Bob WUBB-FM 106.9 Bluffton SC/Savannah GA.  Leary has been with WUBB since 2011.  All Access Music Group 
Ryan Maguire
02/15/18 - Sports WQAM AM 560 Miami PD Ryan Maguire has been hired as Director of News and Programming for KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle.  The move is effective March 12th.  All Access Music Group
KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle
02/15/18 - The staff at the University of Washington's KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle has voted 70% in favor of unionizing by joining SAG-AFTRA, a union representing radio and TV journalists across the country.  The move represents the first time in KUOW's 65-year history that the station's journalists will have union representation.  Heidi Groover, the Stranger  SAG-AFTRA Release 
TBD
02/14/18 - KUNS-TV Seattle has added TBD to its channel 51.2.  TBD describes itself as, "A new free broadcast network that combines the best of both worlds.  We handpick the most entertaining stuff from the most creative creators and put it on your TV for a new adventure every day.  Everything from culinary capers, jaw-dropping action, hilarious pranks and comedy, music, fitness, gaming, or just random awesomeness that you never knew you needed in your life." 
Bill Dallman
02/14/18 - Former KCBS-TV Los Angeles News VP Bill Dallman joins KOMO-TV Seattle as its newest news director.  According to an internal memo, he will begin April 9.  Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel, TVSpy
KIRO-FM 97.3
02/14/18 - News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle has debuted KIRO Nights with Zak Burns & Gee Scott in the 7-10 p.m. time slot.  Burns had been hosting nights solo since Jason Rantz moved to mornings at sister Conservative Talk 770 KTTH AM Seattle last September.  He joined KIRO-FM in September 2016 to co-host the night show with Rantz.  Scott had been hosting nights at Bonneville’s 710 ESPN KIRO AM.  That timeslot has been turned over to ESPN Radio network programming.  All Access Music Group 
Dave Jackson
02/13/18 - Dave Jackson joins News 1130 CKWX Vancouver as part-time news anchor, with regular shifts Saturday and Sunday afternoons noon to 7:00 p.m.  He will also fill-in on weekday evenings, holidays and eventually overnights.  He has more than two decades of media experience and is the founding President of Power Play Ultramedia Ltd.
Seattle Sounders FC
02/13/18 - Seattle Sounders FC soccer is moving from KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle to Sports Radio KJR AM 950 for English-language broadcasts under a multi-year deal starting this season.  All home and road matches called by Matt Johnson will air on KJR with 30-minute pregame and postgame shows.  Sounders Release 
Bro Jake Edwards
02/13/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Vancouver radio personality Bro Jake Edwards, who co-hosts mornings at TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Gus Swanson
02/13/18 - AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle has appointed Gus Swanson Marketing/Promotions Director.  He was most recently Marketing Director and Event Producer for CBS Radio Seattle and has more than two decades of marketing and branding management in Seattle radio.  Radio Ink
KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle
02/12/18 - Country 98.9 KNUC-FM Seattle is looking for fresh on-air talent for any and all dayparts, including part-time.  Applicants must have a passion for entertaining, be a social media monster and willing to work hard.  Previous Top 40 and/or Country experience is a plus.  All Access Music Group  
Jubal Flagg
02/12/18 - Marconi Award-winning broadcaster and comedian Jubal Flagg, syndicated out of MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle, will be the keynote speaker at the WJPZ-FM 89.1 Syracuse, NY Alumni Association's 33rd Annual Birthday Banquet on Saturday, March 3rd.  Nearly 100 alumni and students will attend the celebration at the Syracuse University Sheraton on campus, which unites alumni of the Syracuse University student-operated radio station.  All Access Music Group    
Harvey
                                  Oberfeld
02/12/18 - Former BCTV Vancouver reporter Harvey Oberfeld pays tribute to microwave truck/camera operator Geoff Fisher, who was killed February 13, 1999 when the mast atop the vehicle accidentally contacted a 14.4 kV Hydro line.  The usually punctual Oberfeld was late that day, and likely would have been standing next to Fisher at the time of the tragedy.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld  
Dennis Miller
02/12/18 - Multimedia comic icon Dennis Miller returns to radio today on The Miller Minute, a special feature syndicated through Westwood One on 60 stations nationwide, including KLFE AM 1590 Seattle.  Miller previously hosted a daily talk show on the network for eight years, ending in 2015.  He rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live.  The stand-up comedian has hosted TV programs on HBO, CNBC and was teamed with Al Michaels for two years on Monday Night FootballInside Radio  Westwood One Release 
Dave Barrett
02/11/18 - An obituary has been published for former B.C. Premier and CJOR Vancouver talk show host Dave Barrett, who died February 2 in Victoria at age 87.  A memorial service announcement will be made soon and posted on the Earth's Option website.  Tributes and memorials can be shared by visiting www.earthsoption.com  Sun/Province Obituary 
KING-TV Seattle
02/09/18 - The National Association of Broadcasters Pilot innovation initiative will offer a series of ten video Broadcast Innovation Stories in a campaign running through April, highlighting technological advances in the broadcast television and radio industries.  The series, available at https://nabpilot.org/innovationstories/, has launched with a look at the  virtual reality mini-documentary.  The first video in the ten Innovative Stories series looks at the KING-TV Seattle production of the first virtual reality mini-documentary in local news.  NAB Release 
FCC
02/08/18 - Two more AM stations will appear on the FM dial in the future as the FCC has granted a CP to Iglesia Pentecostal Vispera Del Fin for an FM translator to broadcast the programming of KBRO AM 1490 Bremerton.  K262DE will operate with an ERP of 100 watts non-directional at 11 meters HAAT at 47° 33' 52" 122° 39' 26"FCC Data  Also granted is a CP to Forks Broadcasting Inc. for an FM translator to broadcast the programming of KFKB AM 1490 Forks.  K231DE will operate with an ERP of 250 watts non-directional at -41 meters HAAT at 47° 56' 58.00" 124° 21' 23.00"FCC Data     
CHEK-TV Victoria
02/08/18 - According to a posting on the Fagstein Blog, CHEK-TV Victoria has received approval from the CRTC for a share buyback plan that would technically result in the local Sampson family moving from a minority shareholder to having more than 50% control when the family’s shares are combined.  CHEK made it clear in its application that the Sampsons have no interest in having effective control of the company, which is run by the union, the employees and management, and a special shareholders’ agreement will limit their power.
Jody Vance
02/08/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Vancouver radio and TV personality Jody Vance, who currently hosts middays at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Country
                                  98.9 KNUC-FM Seattle
02/08/18 - Country 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle has changed call letters to KNUC-FM.  FCC Data  Call Sign History 
1090 KJR Seattle
02/08/18 - Sports 1090 The Fan KFNQ AM Seattle has relaunched as 1090 KJR as a brand extension of Sports 950 KJR.  Meanwhile KHHO AM 850 Tacoma has flipped from a mix of NBC and Fox Sports Radio programming to Conservative Talk South Sound Talk 850.  1090 KJR will carry Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, and Doug Gottlieb while retaining the previous CBS Sports Radio programming from 3 p.m. - 6 a.m.  Lance Venta, Radio Insight  All Access Music Group  Craig Hill, News Tribune  
Dave Barrett
02/08/18 - Tributes continue to pour in for former British Columbia Premier Dave Barrett, who died of Alzheimer’s disease on February 2 in Victoria at age 87.  A social worker by training and a gifted politician, Barrett served as B.C.’s New Democratic premier from September 1972 until December 1975.  He was a Seattle University graduate and onetime Seattle P-I newsboy and later host of his own morning talk show on CJOR Vancouver from 1984-87.  Ron Csillag, The Canadian Jewish News  Joel Connelly, SeattlePI 
CRTC
02/07/18 - The CRTC has approved an application by CBC to change the antenna pattern and decrease daytime and nighttime transmitter power from 50,000 to 25,000 watts for CBU AM 690 Vancouver.  CBC stated that the changes are required due to damages sustained by a recent fire and that they should result in a similar coverage area, as most of the Radio One AM reception in the area is duplicated by the Radio One FM signal from CBU-2-FM 88.1 Vancouver.  CBC noted the proposed changes will ensure excellent coverage in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.  CRTC Release
Gary Hill Jr.
02/05/18 - Fill-in play-by-play announcer Gary Hill Jr. has been named executive producer/engineer for Seattle Mariners broadcasts.  He will join the Mariners radio broadcast team on a full-time basis.  Hill has been the studio host since 2010 and also hosts a Mariners podcast, filling the gap left when Kevin Cremin retired after last season.  The Mariners air on a network headed by 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle.  Greg Johns, MLB.com
Steve Armitage
02/03/18 - Veteran CBC sports reporter/play-by-play announcer Steve Armitage returns as the voice of long track speed skating for the CBC/Radio-Canada coverage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.  PyeongChang 2018 will be his sixteenth Olympic Games as a broadcaster.  The multiple award winning Armitage stepped down from the network's Olympic broadcast team in 2016 due to chronic heart problems.  He was with CBC Vancouver from 1979-2014.  CBC News  
Gordie Tupper
02/03/18 - CHEK-TV Victoria personality Gordie Tupper has now retired.  Known as the voice of CHEK, he has announced countless parades, played weatherman and hosted charity drives.  He’s perhaps best known for his light-hearted segment CHEK Around, in which he and a cameraman took to the streets to ask Victorians silly and offbeat questions.  Katie DeRosa, Victoria Times Colonist
Randi Chase
02/02/18 - Vancouver broadcaster Randi Chase has announced on her Twitter page that she will be assuming the position of co-host on the morning show at Real Country 95.5 CKGY-FM Red Deer, AB.  She was a regular fixture on Vancouver airwaves from 2012-16 and most recently was morning show host on KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 until her release in November 2016.    
Rob Christie
01/31/18 - Former Vancouver radio/TV host Rob Christie has announced his retirement after nearly 50 years in the business.  He leaves his position as morning host at Capital FM CKRA-FM 96.3 Edmonton, where he has been since 2008.  Christie was morning host at KISS-FM/JACK-FM Vancouver from 2000-03 and weather presenter at CTV Vancouver from 2001-03.  Marty Forbes, Facebook  
Sean Demery
01/30/18 - Former Seattle broadcaster and current KINK-FM 101.9 Portland PD Sean Demery has suffered a serious stroke.  He was the morning host at The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 from late 2009 to January 2011 and joined KINK last April.  All Access Music Group   
Tommy Banks
01/30/18 - Legendary Edmonton jazz pianist and ex-senator Tommy Banks, who died January 25th at age 81, served as the musical director for Expo 86 in Vancouver.  His national CBC program The Tommy Banks Show originated for one season in Vancouver and he also starred on Celebrity Revue, a TV variety series produced in Vancouver for syndication in the late 1970s.  A memorial will be announced and held in the coming weeks.  CBC News  Edmonton Journal Obituary
FCC
01/30/18 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to FAB-5 for KTQA-LP 95.3 Tacoma.  ERP will increase from 9 to 19 watts non-directional, HAAT changes from 71 to 69 meters and transmitter location will change to 47° 14' 21.70" 122° 26' 41.60"FCC Data
Jay Yovanovich
01/29/18 - KING-TV Seattle has announced Jay Yovanovich joins KING 5 and KONG-TV as Director of Marketing beginning January 30th.  He joins from the NBC-Fox duopoly, WRAL-TV/WRAZ-TV Raleigh NC, where he held the roles of promotion producer, promotion manager and director of marketing.  Prior to joining WRAL, Yovanovich held promotion producer and creative services manager roles with stations in Pittsburgh and Charleston.  Over the past 10 years he has won numerous industry awards including four Gold Promax Awards and several Mid-South Emmy Awards.
Delilah
01/29/18 - Veteran local broadcaster Delilah kicked off her new daily program on The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle at 10 a.m. today.  Her nationally-syndicated program will also run on The Sound Friday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight.  All Access Music Group    
Clay Freinwald
01/28/18 - The February 2018 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the Main Studio rule, the recent public warning screw-up in Hawaii, short life cycles of products and much more.  February Clay's Corner 
Super Bowl LII
01/28/18 - TV viewers north of the border will continue to be able to watch US ads during the Super Bowl without having to resort to antennas to get the games over the air from Seattle.  The Supreme Court of Canada has shot down an attempt by Bell Canada and the NFL to stall a regulatory decision on Super Bowl advertising before the championship game on February 4.  The companies asked for the stay in early January when they applied for leave to appeal the CRTC’s decision.  They argue the CRTC does not have the jurisdiction to ban simultaneous substitution (simsub) on cable and satellite for a single program.  This year's game will be carried on NBC and KING-TV Seattle, and on CTV and CTV Vancouver in Canada.  Emily Jackson, Vancouver Sun 
BCAB
01/27/18 - Registration is now open for the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) 71st Annual Conference, to be held at Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas in Kelowna May 15-17.  Conference Details 
Bob Addison
01/26/18 - As reported on Puget Sound Radio and confirmed on his Twitter page, Vancouver broadcaster Bob Addison will join The Shift with Drex as Corus network producer.  He has been a producer of both talk and sports shows on CKNW AM 980.  Addison covered the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics for NBC and has been a sports anchor on News1130 CKWX AM and at CKNW, where he won an RTDNA award for a feature on BC Lions fans.  PSR News  
George Kelso
01/26/18 - According to a posting on Radio West, former Vancouver broadcaster George Kelso died Thursday (01/25) on Vancouver Island.  He had been on air at UBC Radio in the late 1950s and at CFJC Kamloops and CHQM and CKLG Vancouver in the early 1960s before embarking on a long career, including management at CFRN Edmonton from 1964-92.  He retired to Vancouver Island and according to his Oceanside Media Club bio, was living in Courtenay.  Radio West Posting 
Lisa Adams
01/25/18 - Hubbard Country 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle has named Lisa Adams as PD.  She previously served as Marketing and Promotions Director for sister station KRWM-FM 106.9.  Adams joined Hubbard Seattle in August 2016 and her previous stints include the company's KLCK-FM 98.9 Seattle.  All Access Music Group
Research Director, Inc.
01/25/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive Holiday PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Neetu Garcha
01/25/18 - Neetu Garcha joins Global BC full-time as a reporter and fill in anchor.  She has worked with Global News as a VJ in both Kelowna and Victoria, in addition to reporting and anchoring on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver.  Twitter Announcement 
Delilah
01/25/18 - Veteran nationally syndicated broadcaster Delilah has joined The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. weekdays.  She celebrated the 30-year anniversary of her nighttime radio program in 2016.  Delilah was inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016 and joined the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2017.  The Sound Info
KNKX-FM 88.5
01/24/18 (Updated) - A King County Superior Court Commissioner has ruled that Pacific Lutheran University, former licensee of Seattle market noncommercial KPLU-FM 88.5 (now Friends of 88.5 FM KNKX-FM) is not entitled to receive bequests left in wills by listeners who intended the money to go to the station, not the university.  Reports indicate there are three known bequests for $8,000, $12,000, and over $100,000, and Court Commissioner Henry Judson has ruled that Friends of 88.5 FM, not the university, should get the money and any others that turn up that are earmarked for KPLU.  All Access Music Group  Alexis Krell, Tacoma News Tribune  Joel Connelly, SeattlePI Backgrounder
Nielsen Audio
01/24/18 - AC KRWM-FM 106.9 is in first place with an 11.8 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma Holiday '18 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 is second with a 6.4 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is tied for third with Hot AC KPLZ-FM 101.5 with 5.7 sharesRadio Online
KOMO-TV Seattle
01/23/18 - A KOMO Seattle news crew was uninjured when its vehicle was struck nearly head-on by a wrong way drunk driver in Eastern Washington Friday night.  A KOMO news photographer was driving their Subaru news vehicle on a bridge along state Route 26 in Othello when the mishap occurred.  The other driver, who fled the scene, was pulled over by an Adams County Sheriff's deputy, and was found to have a blood alcohol content level of .253 -- more than three times the legal limit.  The news crew was on its way back to Seattle after covering a story in Pullman.  KOMO News
Richard Zussman
01/23/18 - Former CBC Vancouver legislative reporter Richard Zussman has announced on his Twitter page that he has joined Global BC as an online reporter based at the BC Legislature in Victoria.  He was dismissed by CBC in December for violating the Corporation’s code of conduct, conflict-of-interest rules and the collective agreement with the Canadian Media Guild union.  Mike Smyth, The Province backgrounder 
Seattle
Radio/TV
Updates

01/22/18 (Updated) - Recent changes to Seattle area TV/radio stations include KFFV-TV dropping some channels and re-shuffling others.  KFFV has MeTV on 44.1, Movies on 44.2 and H&I on 44.3.  (Many sources, including FCC files show the PSIP channel to be 45.x, but KFFV actually displays as 44.x)  Other channels have been deleted.  KUSE-LD has added AAT TV on 46.4.  Other channels are unchanged but reports indicate frequent freeze-ups on 46.6 and 46.7. KRUM has stopped programming on 24.2 but the channel is alive.  KRUM is carrying religious programming on 24.1 with no sound and no ID.  KFNQ AM 1090 turned off its HD when new owners took over.  The only other Seattle market AM station with HD is KKDZ AM 1250, during daytime only.  Additionally, KARR AM 1460 remains off the air, which it has been for several months.
Kenny Jay
01/22/18 - The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle PD Kenny Jay has been appointed PD for Country WUSN-FM 99.5 Chicago.  He was programming Country KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle leading up to the Entercom-CBS Radio merger and subsequent flip of KMPS to AC KSWD.  He first arrived at KMPS in January 2016.  All Access Music Group  
Jim Robson
01/21/18 - The City of Maple Ridge is going to rename a section of road in honor of legendary Vancouver Canucks announcer Jim Robson, who is now 83.  On January 27, the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary.  As part of the event, the section of 105th Avenue that leads to Planet Ice and the Albion Fairgrounds will be rechristened Jim Robson Way.  Current Canucks play-by-play announcer, John Shorthouse, will be MC for the event.  Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News  Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun
David Rose
01/20/18 - Over the past 30 days, KING-TV had an overall 32.4 Share in Seattle market social media standings.  KIRO-TV moved into second place with a 27.0 share, KCPQ-TV has a 26.3 share and KOMO-TV has 14.3.  KCPQ-TV saw the most growth, improving their total engagement this period by +21.1%.  KING-TV was the top station on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  The top individual on Facebook was KPCQ-TV anchor and Washington’s Most Wanted host David Rose with a 1.23 Share.  He generated nearly 59,000 engagements on his page in the last 30 days.  Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel, TVSpy 
John Copsey
01/18/18 - John Copsey has left his position as a weekend news anchor at News 1130 CKWX Vancouver.  He has been with News 1130 since 2015.  Before moving to Vancouver, he held radio positions at stations in Winnipeg.  He tells us he is exploring fresh new media opportunities in local/national voice work, writing, podcast media, and film.  
Enrique Cerna
01/18/18 - After 23 years as panel host, interviewer, candidate debate referee, documentary producer, and Director of Community Partnerships, Enrique Cerna is retiring from KCTS-TV Seattle.  He retires after a 42-year career in Seattle broadcast journalism beginning in 1975 as a news reporter and anchor at KOMO Radio, and then KOMO-TV and KING-TV before going to KCTS.  Cerna has been the winner of nine Northwest Emmy Awards.  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI
CRTC
01/18/18 - The CRTC has revoked the broadcast licence of low-power community FM station CICV-FM 97.5 Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island per the request of the Cowichan Valley Community Radio Society.  CRTC Release  The tiny volunteer-run, community station closed as of December 31, 2017 because it ran out of volunteers to run it.  Lexi Bainas, Lake Cowichan Gazette  
BC Lions
TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver
01/18/18 - A multi-year extension has been announced that will see TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver remain the official radio broadcaster of the BC Lions.  The new deal continues through to 2022, with TSN 1040’s latest coverage of the team kicking off live from training camp on Sunday, May 20 from Hillside Stadium in Kamloops.  Play-by-play commentator is Bob the Moj Marjanovich alongside analyst and former Lions quarterback Giulio CaravattaBC Lions Release  Bell Media Release  
KING-TV Seattle
01/17/18 - KING-TV Seattle has opened sub-channel 5.3 and is running a loop advertising the QUEST Network, which will begin televising at 3 p.m. January 29th.  
KVOS-TV Bellingham
01/16/18 - KVOS-TV Bellingham and KFFV-TV Seattle are making changes to their channel lineups.  Over-the-air viewers are advised to re-scan following the changes.  KFFV changes are scheduled for midnight tonight and KVOS at 6 a.m. Wednesday.  The new KVOS lineup is: Heroes and Icons on 12.1, Movies! on 12.2, MeTV on 12.3 and Decades on 12.4.  MeTV, previously carried on KFFV 45.6, moves to 45.1.  
Claude Rorabough
01/16/18 - Former KIRO-FM/AM Seattle Operations Manager Claude Rorabough is back in the radio business as the voice of Tom Read's American Christian Radio Network stations based in Spokane.  His last radio position was as VP and General Manager of KMUZ AM/FM Portland (the FM is now KNRK 94.7) in the late 1990s.  Early in his career, he was the morning host and Operations Manager of KEZX-FM 98.9 (now KVRQ-FM) Seattle in the mid 1970s.  During college he was doing weekends on both KIRO and KIRO-FM/KSEA-FM and during high school he was at KURB AM 1510 Mountlake Terrace.
John Fisher
01/16/18 - The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle names longtime local personality John Fisher as inaugural morning show host debuting Monday, January 22nd.  He previously spent more than 20 years in mornings on sister station The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 and was most recently on-air at Warm KRWM-FM 106.9All Access Music Group 
Vancouver Whitecaps
01/15/18 - TSN has announced its 2018 MLS on TSN regular season broadcast schedule.  Headlined by 75 games featuring Canadian teams, MLS on TSN’s roster includes every Vancouver Whitecaps FC match and a slate of marquee games featuring U.S.-based teams.  CTV will air nine Saturday afternoon games featuring Canadian teams from mid-March until mid-May.  Live radio coverage of all Vancouver Whitecaps FC matches throughout the season will air on TSN Radio 1040 and 1410 Vancouver.  Bell Media Release 
Justin "Drex" Wilcomes
01/15/18 - Justin “Drex” Wilcomes begins a new four-hour talk show The Shift with Drex weekdays at 10 p.m. on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver beginning January 21 and also air on six other stations in Canada (Jan. 22 Eastern Time).  Drex moves to the new program from his current role co-hosting CKNW’s The Steele & Drex Show.  Corus Entertainment Release
Robin LaRose
01/13/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver midday host Robin LaRose.  It's the latest in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute 
Keith Jackson
01/13/18 - Legendary former KOMO Seattle sports broadcaster Keith Jackson died late Friday at age 89.  His career began at Washington State University in the 1950s and ended in 2006 with ABC Sports.  Best known for his college football broadcasts, Jackson announced numerous other sports for ABC throughout his career.  He began working for KOMO Radio in Seattle in the 1950s and later for KOMO-TV from 1954 to 1964 as co-anchor for the station's first news team.  KOMO News 
Wayne Williams
01/12/18 - Wayne Williams, CBC Vancouver Senior Director of Journalism & Programming, Digital News is retiring effective January 31.  He's been News Director since 2009.  A retirement party is scheduled for the evening of January 18th.  For further details and to RSVP, contact Michelle Siu
Brad Maas
01/11/18 - Brad Maas starts as a new part-time traffic reporter at News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver January 14.  He has most recently been Promotions Representative for Rogers Media's Chilliwack and Abbotsford stations and is focusing on completing his BC Institute of Technology Radio Arts and Entertainment training this year.
Kirk Mason
01/11/18 - After five decades in the radio business, Kirk Mason has retired from his News Director position at The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 Victoria.  He started his career in Galt, Ontario in 1967 and has been with The Q for 28-1/2 years.  The Q Release/Audio  
David Kaye
01/11/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes former Vancouver broadcaster David Kaye, who hosted middays at LG73 CKLG Vancouver in the early 1980s before becoming a prominent voice actor.  It's the 11th in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
Gordie Tupper
01/10/18 - CHEK-TV pays tribute to Gordie Tupper, the longest serving member of the station's air crew.  Tupper announced his retirement effective January 31.  CHEK News/Video 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
01/10/18 - According to the Financial Times, Sinclair Broadcast Group will be selling about 10 US television stations to what will be known as New Fox, as part of a divestment to win FCC approval of its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.  The markets include Seattle, where Tribune owns Fox affiliate KCPQ-TV and Sinclair owns ABC affiliate KOMO-TVChris Ariens, TVSpy 
Garrett Michaels
01/10/18 - Former Seattle PD Garrett Michaels has been named PD at 91X XETRA-FM 91.1 Tijuana/San Diego.  He was PD at The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle from 2013-15.  Radio Online 
Ian Power
01/09/18 - Long time Vancouver broadcaster Ian Power has taken over mornings at Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey.  He's hosted shows at a number of prominent Vancouver stations since the late 1970s.  Neil Morrison moves back to p.m. drive. 
FCC
01/09/18 - The FCC has granted a Construction Permit to Jean J. Suh for K271CS 102.1 Everett, to carry the programming of KWYZ AM 1230.  It will operate with an ERP of 180 watts non-directional at 2 meters HAAT at 47° 58' 6.00" 122° 10' 24.00"FCC Data  
Eric Muhs
01/07/18 - Washington has the second-highest concentration of low power FM stations among the nation’s 15 most populous states, with 68 stations for 7.4 million people.  Six new community stations have recently begun broadcasting in Seattle, including KBFG-LP 107.3, bringing programming to North Seattle neighborhoods and co-founded by local physics and astronomy teacher Eric MuhsKirk Johnson, New York/Seattle Times 
FCC
01/04/18 - The FCC has granted an application for a minor change to a licensed facility to Jodesha Broadcasting for booster station KJET-FM1 105.7 Aberdeen.  The CP authorizes the mounting of the antenna on the non-directional tower of KBKW AM 1450 Aberdeen at 46º-56'-55" 123º-49'-12"FCC Data
Rebecca
                                  Stevenson
01/04/18 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson has announced her departure.  Prior to joining Q13 she was a key launch team member of Al Jazeera America in New York City, working as a meteorologist and correspondent for two years.  She has previously worked in Seattle as the Chief Meteorologist at KIRO-TV and meteorologist at KING-TV.  Puget Sound Media   
Heather Graf
01/04/18 - KING-TV Seattle reporter Heather Graf moves to the same position at WJLA-TV Washington DC after five years in Seattle.  She says on her Facebook page, "I am a better journalist because of the time I spent at KING 5".  TVSpy
Jim French
01/03/18 - A memorial service has been announced for Northwest broadcast legend Jim French, who passed away peacefully at his home December 20 at age 89.  Over a career of more than 70 years, he touched many lives through his work as a radio personalty in Southern California, Hawaii and Seattle.  He was the writer, producer and director of Imagination Theatre which aired on KIXI Seattle for nearly 17 years.  The memorial will be held Saturday, January 13 at the South Bellevue Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 15205 SE 28th St., Bellevue.  Seattle Times Obituary 
Kelly Franson
01/03/18 - KIRO-TV Seattle meteorologist Kelly Franson explains her disappearance from television, stating, "After 3 years of pulling double weekend shifts at KIRO, I’m going in another direction".  She has been with the station since December 2014.  Facebook Blog Post
Tom Jeffries
01/03/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions, salutes veteran Vancouver broadcaster Tom Jeffries.  It's the second in his JJ-365 Salutes series.  JJ-365 Salute
FCC
01/03/18 - The FCC has cancelled the license and call sign for Low Power FM station KOLP-LP 100.3 Olympia per request of the licensee, KOLP Radio.  FCC Data
Scooter
01/02/18 - Former QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver producer Scooter joins the morning team of Ruby and Leslie at Z95.3 CKZZ-FMZ95.3 Audio   

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