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Wilf Ray

7/24/21 - An obituary has been published for veteran Vancouver broadcaster Wilf Ray, who died July 11 at age 94. He started his radio career in 1944. A small private, going home service will be held August 6 in West Vancouver, with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date.  Sun/ Province Obituary
 
Sadie Chung

7/24/21 - Sadie Chung joins Bianca Rego (7/22 below) as new part-time anchor/ reporters on All Traffic CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver. Both are BCIT Journalism students heading into their second year in the Fall, and both received the Alexis Mazurin Award for Radio Documentary in their first year.
 
Georges La Fleche

7/24/21 - Former CBC performer and broadcaster Georges La Fleche died July 9 at age 85. Since the 1950s he had various Radio and TV Shows in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. He then began his non-performing chapter at CBC Vancouver as a Sports Writer and TV Sports Anchor, retiring as Director of Television for Western Canada.  Sun/ Province Obituary
 
Charis and Jeremy

7/22/21 - The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver has now announced 6-10 a.m. August 9 for the debut of its new The Early Show with Charis and Jeremy. Charis Hogg has held several positions on local radio since 2004 and Jeremy Baker moves from p.m. drive on CFOX-FM 99.3.  Twitter Announcement
 
Cory Letendre

7/22/21 - Recent BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism graduate Cory Letendre has joined CKNW AM 980 Vancouver as a chase producer.  Twitter Announcement

Chris "Dunner" Duncombe

7/22/21 - Corus Entertainment is bringing featured podcasts to radio in a new weekly national show debuting Saturday, July 24. The Curiouscast Podcast Hour, hosted by Corus’ Director of Streaming and Podcasting Chris “Dunner” Duncombe, will feature a different podcast episode each week. It will be heard at 8 p.m. Saturdays on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver and other Corus stations in Canada.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Bianca Rego

7/22/21 - Bianca Rego joins All Traffic CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver as a traffic reporter. The current BCIT Broadcast Journalism student was most recently an English second language teacher at miniMinds English Learning Centre in Hong Kong.  Twitter Announcement
 
Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV Seattle

7/21/21 - FTVLive reports Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle has cut two popular local shows from its lineup. Washington’s Most Wanted hosted by main anchor David Rose and The Divide hosted by political reporter Brandi Kruse are going on immediate “pause.” The announcement comes as Q13 is running a major deficit in both producers and desk staffers.
 
Erik Breon

7/21/21 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle News Director Erik Breon, who was placed on administrative leave in March, has announced his mutual departure from the station. He is facing some health issues which led to a prolonged absence. He has been with Q13 since March 2020.  Facebook Announcement 

Rebecca Perry

7/20/21 - KING 5 Seattle news producer Rebecca Perry has transitioned over to the New Day Northwest team as a producer. Today was her first day. Perry has been with KING since 2013.  Twitter Announcement 
 
John Goff

7/20/21 - John Goff, Western Regional Digital Director at Sinclair Broadcast Group in Seattle suffered a massive stroke in May. He is still in rehab at a skilled nursing facility but is making good progress.  Shelby Goff, Facebook

FCC

7/18/21 - The FCC has granted an FM translator construction permit for current K288GG 105.5 Mt. Vernon to relocate to Anacortes and transmit on 105.1. The new call sign is K286DA which will broadcast with 15 watts vertically polarized using a Scala FMVMP-1 antenna attached to a tower on Mt. Erie. The translator  is owned by Pacific Public Media and will rebroadcast KNKX TacomaFCC Data

Wilf Ray CKMO Vancouver
Wilf Ray

7/16/21 - Pioneer Vancouver broadcaster Wilf Ray passed away July 11th at age 94. He started his lengthy radio career at CKMO in 1944. Ray later hosted a Sunday night gospel program from 1965 to 2008, first on CJOR, then on CJJR-FM and later on CKBD, making him one of the longest running broadcasters in Canadian radio. He also served as Director of Corporate Communications for the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group from 1966-80.
 
Lisa Blegen

7/16/21 - KIRO-TV Seattle Assistant News Director and Managing Editor Lisa Blegen leaves to join Cox sister stations WJAX-TV/ WFOX-TV Jacksonville FL as News Director. She's been with KIRO since 2015 and was previously Managing Editor at WFTV Orlando from 2012-15.  FTV Live

Research Director, Inc.

7/15/21 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive June PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Steve Sunchine & Erica Parkerson
7/15/21 - Contemporary Christian Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle debuts “Afternoons with Erica & Steve,” featuring Erica Parkerson and Steve Sunshine. Sunshine previously hosted a syndicated morning show for Spirit 105.3All Access Music Group

BCAB

7/14/21 - The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) has announced a new executive and board of directors. Rob Germain, GM of CHEK Media Group, has been named President for a two-year term. Rob Bye, GM of Pattison Media Vancouver Island will serve on the board executive as Past President. Jasmin Doobay, PD of Pattison Media, Prince George, has been named Vice President. New elected directors are Shusma Datt, owner of i.t. Media Broadcasting and Megan Milne PD of Vista Radio Duncan.  BCAB Release

Nielsen Audio

7/14/21 - Rock KISW-FM 99.9 moves into first place in a tie with All News KOMO AM 1000 with 6.5 shares in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma June 2021 PPM 6+ ratings. It's a big jump up for KOMO. News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 slips to third with a 5.9 share.  Radio Online

Jesse Jones

7/14/21 - KIRO-TV Seattle consumer investigator Jesse Jones is back at work. He's been off since early April after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.  Twitter Announcement

Bill Amos

7/14/21 - Long time Vancouver broadcaster and BC Institute of Technology instructor Bill Amos is retiring after a 46-year career. He was a reporter for CBC Montreal during the 1980s, CBC Vancouver during the '90s and has been a broadcast journalism instructor at BCIT since 1989.  Twitter Announcement

Ted Huang

7/12/21 - Ted Huang, veteran television news photographer and one of the first employees to work for CTV News Vancouver, died Sunday night at age 79. He worked for numerous television newsrooms in the Vancouver market starting in the 1980s, shooting thousands of local stories to run on evening newscasts.  Ethan Faber, CTV News
 
Cam Cathcart

7/09/21 - A celebration of life was held today for veteran CBC broadcaster Cam Cathcart, who for the past 18-years had been the host of Vancouver’s Remembrance Day ceremonies. He passed away June 5 at age 83.  Global BC Video

Phil Bruce

7/09/21 - Staff at KTUL-TV Tulsa give a look back to News Director Phil Bruce as he moves to take over the newsroom at KOMO-TV Seattle.  FTV Live 
 
Jason Manning

7/09/21 - The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver midday host Jason Manning extends his greetings to new morning hosts Jeremy Baker and Charis Hogg, who join in mornings and to Angela Valiant in afternoons. The new positions were announced in May.  Manning Tweet  Broadcast Dialogue Backgrounder   

FCC

7/09/21 - Further details on the recently granted change of transmitter location and community of license to Kent for KKDZ AM 1250. The new transmitter location is the old KMIA AM 1210 night site just east of Auburn. The site was purchased last year by Sukhdev Dhillon, who also purchased the transmitter site for KMIA. The KMIA Site was approved by the FCC for the new location of KZIZ AM 1560, which will be diplexed with KMIA. According to Dhillon, he plans to construct the 1250 and 1560 facilities at the same time.
 
WAVE-FM 98.3 Vancouver

7/09/21 - With the CRTC approval of Durham Radio Inc. acquiring Roundhouse Radio and its 98.3 frequency in Vancouver, the company has announced it will be called WAVE 98.3, as it works towards the launch of "Vancouver's Smoothest Groove!"  WAVE Announcement
 
CRTC

7/08/21 - The CRTC has approved an application by Durham Radio Inc. for authority to change the ownership and effective control of Roundhouse Radio, the licensee of CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver, which went off the air May 6, 2018. The Commission has also approved Durham’s request to replace CIRH-FM’s spoken word programming with a rhythmic soft contemporary jazz format.  CRTC Release

Jake Wiederrich

7/07/21 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle Assistant News Director Sean Kennedy, who has recently been guiding the newsroom, has left the station. Jake Wiederrich, Executive Producer at sister station KTVU-TV San Francisco has been named Acting Assistant News Director.  FTV Live
   
Jeff Renner

7/07/21 - Former KING 5 Seattle meteorologist Jeff Renner, now consulting on weather issues, talks high heat, climate change, and what's ahead. He left KING in a buyout in 2016.  KING 5 News

BC Lions

7/06/21 - Beginning with the August 6th season opener in Saskatchewan, all BC Lions games will be broadcast on AM730 CHMJ Vancouver with play-by-play broadcaster Bob “The Moj” Marjanovich and analyst Giulio Caravatta returning to the booth. The Lions Radio Network returns across the province, which includes CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  BC Lions Release

Anna McMillan

7/05/21 - Anna McMillan joins CTV Vancouver Island as an anchor and reporter, focusing on social welfare. She joins Jordan Cunningham, co-anchoring the CTV News at 5. McMillan has most recently been a digital journalist with Global SaskatoonTwitter Announcement
 
Max Sheppard

7/04/21 - Mountain FM CISQ-FM 107.1 Squamish/ CISW-FM 102.1 Whistler Promotions Director Max Sheppard joins CFOX-FM 99.3 and Rock 101 CFMI-FM Vancouver as Promotions Coordinator. The 2015 BCIT Radio Arts & Entertainment graduate joins after five years at Mountain FM, where he was running the promo department, doing on-air shifts and covering for announcers.
  
Chris Donhou

7/03/21 - KIRO-TV Seattle broadcast engineer Chris Donhou has announced his departure after just under 12 years. He will join the ABC bureau in DC as a computer broadcast systems engineer in early August.  LinkedIn Announcement

Ali  Bradley

7/02/21 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle anchor/ reporter Ali Bradley, who announced in early May that she was off air but would be back soon, has posted an update on her departure. She says she can now spend more time with family and be able to focus on her health and well-being.  Twitter Announcement

Shante Sumpter

7/01/21 - Shanté Sumpter joins KING 5 Seattle as a traffic reporter. She left her position at WACH-TV Columbia, SC at the end of May, where she has worked as a reporter, anchor and host since January 2019.  Facebook Announcement
 
FCC

7/01/21 - South Sound Broadcasting, LP is selling K271BS 102.1 Auburn and South Sound Broadcasting, LLC is selling K259BG Chehalis to David Hartman and Gregory Smith's H&S Partners for $100,000. Both are licensed to operate at 250 watts. The primary station is News KOMO-FM 97.7 Oakville, which is in the process of being sold to Lotus CommunicationsAll Access Music Group



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