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Jason Manaois

5/15/21 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver has named Jason Manaois the new Lead Producer of Mornings with Simi Sara. The 2019 BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism graduate has been a chase producer with CKNW since 2019.  Twitter Announcement

Bailey Nicholson

5/14/21 - News 1130 CKWX Vancouver evening anchor Bailey Nicholson moves to p.m. drive starting May 19th. She will anchor alongside John Ackermann.
Twitter Announcement
 
Mike Killeen

5/13/21 - Veteran Vancouver newscaster Mike Killeen has announced his departure from CBC Vancouver News at 6, effective May 21, and is leaving broadcasting after four decades. He has been co-anchoring CBC’s 6 o’clock newscast with Anita Bathe since 2018. Bathe will continue to host the program.  Vincent Plana, Daily Hive
 
KRPA
AM 1110

5/13/21 - KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor continues to update its transmitter per the recent FCC Construction Permit, which authorizes 9 kW day and 2.5 kW night. Transmitter photos can be viewed here.

KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle

5/13/21 - The ZooTunes concert series at Woodland Park Zoo is returning for a 37th year. KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle will select this year’s lineup, which will be focused only on local musicians in support of local communities during the pandemic.  KIRO-TV News

Osiris Media

Audacy

5/11/21 - Osiris Media has formed a joint venture with Audacy that will result in a podcast that will benefit from the broadcaster’s portfolio of rock stations. Breaking Waves: Seattle will offer an oral history of the emergence and growth of grunge and alternative music in the city in the 80s and 90s. Audacy owns rock KISW-FM 99.9 and alternative 107.7 The End KNDD-FM in Seattle and the podcast series will leverage content from both stations.  InsideRadio
 
Emily Cantrell


5/11/21 - Former Northwest Cable News Executive Producer and KOMO-TV Seattle News Writer/ Producer Emily Cantrell has started a new position as Vice President of Operations and Strategy for Greater Seattle Partners. She worked has a TV producer in Seattle from 2004-12. GSP is a data-driven economic development organization created to ensure economic growth in greater Seattle.  LinkedIn Posting

Angela Valiant

5/11/21 - X92.9 CFEX-FM Calgary midday host Angela Valiant has announced she is moving to p.m. drive at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver. Her last day in Calgary will be June 24th.  Facebook Announcement
 
Jim Rose

5/11/21 - Former KING 5 and KONG-TV Seattle President and GM Jim Rose has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Nexstar Media Broadcast and Digital Operations in San Francisco. He announced his departure from the Seattle stations last month after 21 years and GM since 2016.  Business Wire Release

Casey-Jo Loos

5/10/21 - Former  Vancouver radio host, writer and coach Casey-Jo Loos has returned to the airwaves weekends on CFOX-FM 99.3. She previously held several positions at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 from 2013-19.  Twitter Announcement

KMIA AM 1200

5/10/21 - Seattle market KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way is now called Amor 1210, running Spanish Christian and promoting their 27,500 watt daytime power. The station returned to the air in March after going silent in April 2020, "Due to health considerations and economic conditions."
 
Vanessa Misciagna

5/10/21 - KING 5 Seattle reporter and Multimedia Journalist Vanessa Misciagna has announced her departure from the station effective May 16th. She announced a move in March from weekends to join the morning news team as a reporter. Misciagna is joining Scripps National in Denver after a three year run at KING.  Twitter Announcement
 
Taya Fast

5/10/21 - Taya Fast, who has interned at both News 1130 CKWX Vancouver and Global BC, has landed a Video Journalist position at CKPG-TV Prince George. She's a 2020 BCIT Broadcast Program graduate.  Twitter Announcement

Alex Carr

5/09/21 - Former midday host at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver, Alex Carr returns to the city to join The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 on weekends. He moved to Toronto in 2019 and then to Edmonton.  Peak Profile

David Zura

5/09/21 - After three years as a video journalist with CityNews Vancouver, David Zura moves to join CityNews and 680 News CFTR Toronto. He starts his new position next month.  Twitter Announcement

Steve Vrlak

5/08/21 - An obituary has been published for Vrlak Robinson Advertising co-owner and CKNW and CJOR Vancouver sales representative Steve Vrlak, who passed away May 2 at age 78. A celebration of life will take place when it is safe to do.  Sun/ Province Obituary
 
"The Bull" KNUC-FM Seattle

5/08/21 - A semi-trailer wrapped with the logo of The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle was one that was demolished in an early morning, multi-vehicle pileup on I-5 Friday. The crash, which blocked all the northbound lanes, tragically included a pedestrian fatality. The truck was one of the station's "Meat Fleet" of wrapped semis, which it launched as promotional vehicles in 2020.  All Access Music Group  KIRO News

Blake Price

5/07/21 - Blake Price is the new television play-by-play announcer for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on TSN. He is a long serving TSN employee on both TV and radio prior to TSN 1040 shutting down sports radio in February. Paul Dolan will continue his role as analyst on the broadcasts with Price handling play-by-play starting this Saturday for the Whitecaps match versus CF Montreal.  Tyler Green, Daily Hive

Peter Schaad

5/06/21 - Peter Schaad has left TSN after being the longtime Vancouver Whitecaps FC TV play-by-play announcer. He started calling games for the team in 2002 and also hosted a daily Whitecaps show on CFTE AM 1410 Vancouver. Corey Basso and Colin Miller, who were formerly with TSN 1040 CKST AM, have been enlisted by new broadcast partner Corus Entertainment to call upcoming games on AM730 CHMJJ.J. Adams, The Province

RTDNA Murrow Awards

5/06/21 - KING 5, KOMO 4 and Q13 KCPQ Seattle have won RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Television category. KNKX, KOMO Radio and KUOW are winners in the Large Market Radio category. CTV Vancouver and News 1130 CKWX are winners in International categories.  RTDNA Winners List 

CRTC

5/06/21 - The CRTC will hold a hearing on July 8 to consider an application by Gulf Islands Community Radio Society to operate a community FM station on Salt Spring Island. It would operate at 107.9 MHz with a maximum ERP of 850 watts, with an EHAAT of 219.8 metres. A translator would operate at 102.1 MHz with a maximum ERP of 18 watts.  CRTC Release

Michelle Li

5/06/21 - Former KING 5 Seattle anchor Michelle Li has found out that a podcast she created, Monetary Li Speaking with her mobile phone, won a regional Murrow at the station. She announced in February that she had been hired by KSDK-TV St. Louis.  Twitter Announcement

Mimi Jung

5/06/21 - Following reports of the Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce, KING 5 Seattle anchor/ reporter Mimi Jung has opened up about her own divorce.  Twitter Video

Crystal Darche

5/06/21 - Former Victoria and Vancouver broadcaster Crystal Darche, who moved to Edmonton in 2015, has landed in afternoons with Kelowna's newest station The Lake CKOV-FM 103.9. She had a long run as the midday announcer at JRfm CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver from 2000-12.  Josh Duncan, KelownaNow 

Lynda Steele

5/05/21  - Award-winning broadcaster Lynda Steele is leaving CKNW AM 980 Vancouver at the end of the month. She has been hosting The Lynda Steele Show since 2015. The announcement was formally made during her show today. Steele is taking time off to spend with her ailing father, who lives in long term care and suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Darcy Matheson, Daily Hive

CRTC

5/05/21 - The CRTC has approved an application by Fairchild Radio (Vancouver FM) Ltd. to change the authorized contours of CHKG-FM 96.1 Vancouver, by decreasing the average ERP from 46,000 to 44,333 watts (no change to maximum ERP), increasing the EHAAT from 567.0 to 589.2 metres, and by amending existing coordinates of the transmitter site. All other technical parameters will remain unchanged.  CRTC Decision

Facing Race

5/04/21 - KING 5 Seattle has been nominated for a Peabody Award in the Public Service category for Facing Race, the 13-week original series that tackled the difficult topic of systemic racism in the Pacific Northwest.  KING 5 News
 
Bill Brubaker

5/04/21 - Long-time KOMO News Seattle anchor Bill Brubaker died over the weekend at age 85. He worked at KOMO from the 1960s to '80s. In June 2000, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Silver Circle.  KOMO News

Delilah Rene

5/04/21 - Delilah Rene, the Premiere Network's radio host who resides in Port Orchard, is buying KDUN AM 1030 Reedsport, OR.  The price for the 50 kW day/ 630 watt night station is $60,000. She started at KDUN as a teenager.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight

Rebecca Lawrence

5/04/21 - CHEK-TV Victoria video journalist Rebecca Lawrence has announced her departure from the station. The 2020 BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism Program graduate is moving into the insurance business effective May 10th. Before joining CHEK last year she was a mobile auto insurance agent in Victoria.  Twitter Announcement

Steve Vrlak circa 1969

5/02/21 - Steve Vrlak, who was a former ad agency partner with Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson, has passed away. During his career, he was in sales at CJOR and CKNW, along with other credits, including Vrlak Robinson Advertising. Further details when available.  Red Robinson Facebook

Ali Bradley

5/02/21 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle anchor/ reporter Ali Bradley has been away for a couple of weeks and says she will be back soon.  Twitter Announcement  Instagram Video

KBCB-TV
Bellingham

5/02/21 - KBCB-TV Bellingham has changed its main 24.1 programming to TCT Network. 24.2 picks up Sonlife Broadcasting Network. 24.3 and 24.4 are now dark. The station was recently sold to Marion, Illinois-based Tri-State Christian Television for $7.74 million.



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