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Jaxmin Doobay
04/24/17 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Jasmin Doobay has been name PD at Power 104 CKLZ-FM 104.7 Kelowna after being part of the Bob and Jazz morning show for close to a decade.  Bob Mills, also previously on air in Vancouver, stays in mornings with Bob Johnstone.  In addition, former Vancouver business radio host Russ Byth will write news updates for the show.  The changes come into play after Wednesday's program.  Josh Duncan, Kelowna Now    
04/24/17 - After nearly 12 years, The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle morning host Fitz has left the station, effective today.  A search is on for the next morning show host.  All Access Music Group   
04/24/17 - The FCC has cancelled an original construction permit for a low power FM station by Iglesia Casa De Milagros for KZIR-LP 98.5 Seattle.  FCC release (near bottom of page)
RTDNA Canada
04/23/17 - Three of Vancouver's major TV stations and the two Victoria TV stations were recognized at the British Columbia Region RTDNA Awards of Excellence Saturday at their annual banquet at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.  CBC Radio, along with other commercial stations in Vancouver, Victoria and the BC Interior also picked up hardware in the Radio category.  Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to veteran TV journalist John Daly and former CBC Vancouver news anchor Cecilia Walters.  RTDNA Canada Awards honor the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.  RTDNA winners list  Vancouver Province  
04/21/17 - The CRTC has approved an application by Newcap to amend the broadcasting licence for CHLG-FM 104.3 Vancouver in order to direct a total of $185,000 in Canadian Content Development (CCD) contributions to two concert events featuring Aboriginal music.  Newcap stated the request was based on the fact that the broadcasting licences of Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc., the original recipient of the CCD funds, have been revoked.  CRTC decision 
Bob Rondeau
04/21/17 - Longtime University of Washington football and men's basketball play-by-play radio broadcaster Bob Rondeau will retire following the conclusion of the 2017 Husky football season, his 37th with the Huskies.  He began broadcasting football games as an analyst for the Huskies in 1978 and also served as the voice of Husky basketball for 31 years.  Rondeau was hired as Sports Director at KOMO AM 1000 Seattle in 1977.  The following year, KOMO landed the broadcast rights for Washington football and basketball games.  Rondeau stands as the second-longest tenured football play-by-play radio broadcaster in the Pac-12.  Washington Huskies release   Percy Allen, Seattle Times 
Research Director, Inc.
04/20/17 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive March PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Tony Wade 2012
04/20/17 - Tony Wade, former executive producer of the CBC-TV Vancouver current affairs series Pacific Report has died March 31st at St. Leonards-on-Sea, England after suffering from throat cancer.  He was 68.  During his his television career begining at CHBC-TV Kelowna in 1967, he was a Producer/Director/Writer and Executive Producer, working for a number of major networks including CBC, CTV, VTV, Global TV, ABC and PBS.  Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight  CBC information  
Nielsen Audio
04/19/17 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 extends its lead in the Nielsen Audio March 2017 PPM with a 7.8 share.  NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 is second with 5.6.  Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves into third with 5.3.  Radio Online
Dawn Chubai
04/19/17 - After more than 13 years host Dawn Chubai has left Breakfast Television on City Vancouver.  She is heading to The Shopping Channel in Toronto.  City video 
Billy Madison Show
04/19/17 - Rock 98-9 KVRQ-FM SEATTLE is adding the syndicated Billy Madison Show for mornings effective Monday, April 24th.  All Access Music Group  
Paul Haysom
04/19/17 - Paul Haysom joins Global BC as its new morning news anchor.  He has most recently anchored Global News at 11 in Calgary, but earlier was an award-winning anchor and reporter for CHEK-TV Victoria and has also been a producer at Global BC.  Global BC release  
Charlie Harger
04/18/17 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle reporter Charlie Harger is doing an academic research project unrelated to his work at the station and is asking for your help in filling out a brief online survey on radio and podcasting.  The 21-question survey asks about your station and its use (or lack of it) of podcasting, and solicits your opinions on the future of radio, podcasts, and streaming options.  All Access Music Group  
04/17/17 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Radio Duvall for KAPY-LP 103.1 Duvall.  FCC data 
Sonia Deol
04/16/17 - Popular Global BC reporter/anchor Sonia Deol has returned to viewers screens after a three month absence.  The award winning former BBC regional and national anchor reportedly suffered some injuries in an accident in January.  She anchors the suppertime and late night newscasts Saturday and Sunday on Global.
Jett Bassi
04/16/17 - CTV Vancouver Island reporter and videographer Jett Bassi died of cancer on Friday, April 14 at age 39.  He joined CTV in 2012 and was based in Nanaimo.  CTV News  
Government of Canada
04/15/17 - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released details of the new digital television allotment plan resulting from the joint 600 MHz repurposing initiative with the US.  Stations moving to new channels in the southwest BC reception area by July 2020 are CBUT-DT Vancouver from channel 43 to 35, CHEK-DT Victoria from channel 49 to 16, CIVI-DT Victoria from channel 23 to 28, CHNU-DT Fraser Valley from channel 47 to 24, and US stations KVOS-DT Bellingham from channel 35 to 14 and K24IC-D (KBTC Bellingham translator) on channel 24, which is a low power unprotected station and will have to apply for a new channel if available.  ISED allotment data (Vancouver p. 17)
RTDNA Canada
04/13/17 - RTDNA Canada recognizes two outstanding broadcasters in the BC region who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of their careers in journalism and news management.  John Daly, one of British Columbia’s best journalists in any medium, with over 35 years with BCTV/Global BC, and Cecilia Walters, most known for co-anchoring CBC’s local news in the 1980s and for almost 20 years of service as the anchor of CBC Radio’s local morning newscasts.  They will be presented with their awards during the BC Regional Meeting on April 22.  RTDNA Canada release   
04/12/17 - The FCC has cancelled an application for original construction permit for a low power FM station by University of Washington Bothell for KUWU-LP 104.9 Bothell.  FCC release (bottom of page) 
Coleen Christie
04/12/17 - Former CTV Vancouver news anchor Coleen Christie has announced on her Twitter page that she is joining the news team at Global Vancouver.  She was released by CTV in January after 16 years with the station and was most recently anchoring its 5 p.m. newscast.   Twitter announcement
Brock Huard
04/11/17 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle host and former Seahawks quarterback Brock Huard hosts a new podcast for the station, Above and Beyond -- The Intersection of Faith and Sports.  The show will post every two weeks and debuted today with another former Seahawks QB, Matt Hasselbeck as the first guest.  All Access Music Group   
Bob Robertson
04/11/17 - Following the passing of Vancouver broadcaster and comedian Bob Robertson last month, friends, family and colleagues are remembering him not only for his decades-long career as a political satirist but as a man with a big heart and boundless generosity in an industry that is so often cutthroat.  He died March 19 at Nanaimo General Hospital at age 71.  Andrea Woo, The Globe and Mail 
Hunter Quinn
04/10/17 - iHeartMedia Top 40 Power 93.3 KPWK-FM Seattle promotes Hunter Quinn to APD duties effective immediately.  He will continue to handle APD/MD/afternoon duties for sister KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1All Access Music Group 
Ben Marcotte
04/10/17 - iHeartMedia Tacoma market Alternative Alt 102.9 KFOO-FM PD Ben Marcotte has added duties as PD for Alternative sister Radio 102.3 (FM translator K272E) Portland effective immediately.  All Access Music Group  
Neil Macrae
04/09/17 - A private celebration of life will be held next month for long time Vancouver sports broadcaster Neil Macrae, who passed away March 30 at age 65 at his home in Palm Springs (reliable sources say it was actually Palm Desert).  The 40-year radio veteran entertained Vancouver sports fans for 30 years, mostly at CKNW and Rock 101.  For 20 years he sponsored and led the Macrae/Parsons Golf Tournament and raised money for various charities.  Sun/Province obituary  
"Big Daddy" Dave McCormick
04/09/17 - An obituary has been published for Big Daddy Dave McCormick, who passed away in Vancouver March 29 at age 80.  He was a legendary veteran broadcaster in Vancouver, with stops in Fresno, Seattle and San Bernardino.  After returning from the US in 1972, Big Daddy created "Discumentary", an award-winning daily one-hour music history anthology of rock and roll, which was later syndicated across North America and Australia.  In 1986 he was the first to be hired by the brand new JR Country (CJJR-FM) Vancouver and wrote, edited and hosted "Countrymentary".  He was named BC Broadcaster of the Year, BC Country Music Association On Air Personality of the Year (four times), inductee to the BC Country Music Association Hall of Fame, and BC Entertainment Hall of Fame (Star Walk).  A celebration of life will be held in the near future.  Sun/Province obituary 
04/05/17 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation for KBSG 90.1 Westport.  ERP is 1.2 kW non-directional, HAAT is 15 meters and transmitter location is 46° 55' 11.00" 123° 57' 14.00".  There is also an application on file to move the transmitter to 46° 41' 44.00" 123° 46' 17.00" with an ERP of .435 kW at 279 meters HAAT and change Community of License to Raymond.  FCC data  The Commission has also granted a Minor Modification to a Construction Permit to Radio Duvall for KAPY-LP 103.1 Duvall.  ERP remains at 1 kW non-directional, HAAT increases from -6 to 16 meters and transmitter moves to 47° 42' 55.80" 121° 55' 21.60"FCC data  
Dawn Chubai
04/04/17 - City Vancouver will shortly reveal a new Breakfast Television host to replace Dawn Chubai, who recently announced that she is leaving the program April 19th and moving to Toronto.  She has been with City since 2004.  City video 
Jordan Steele
04/04/17 - KING-TV Seattle welcomes Jordan Steele to its weather team.  He will be a night side meteorologist on KING and KONG and carries the title, "Lead Innovator", as he will be developing new ideas for weather presentation and programming on all screens.  He was recently named one of the 50 Hottest News Anchors In The World by BuzzfeedKING5 video
04/04/17 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Denver Digital Television, LLC for digital LPTV station KDMD-LD Channel 6 Tacoma.  It is authorized to operate with 1 kW directional at 113 meters HAAT at 47° 18' 13.60" 122° 23' 45.45"FCC data
Neil Macrae
04/03/17 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver sportscaster Neil Macrae has died from cancer at age 65.  He passed away Thursday, March 30th at this home in Palm Springs.  Macrae became famous for his acerbic editorials and his sparring with morning host Frosty Forst in the 1980s and '90s.  CKNW News  Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun  Final CKNW Broadcast  April 4th Bill Good tribute  

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