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Susan Woods

7/21/19 - Publisher, communications consultant and former broadcaster Susan Fisher Woods died Saturday morning (7/20) at age 66 following a battle with cancer. She produced and hosted the local history program Remember When on CFAX Victoria from 2003-10. Prior to moving to Victoria in 1989, she was an editor for BCTV and a reporter for CKWX and CKVU-TV Vancouver during the 1970s and '80s. A church service is being planned for early September.

CRTC

7/21/19 - The CRTC announced on June 27 that it will hold a hearing September 5 in Gatineau, QC to consider renewal of the broadcasting licences for CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd. Tofino and CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. Ucluelet. Owner Matthew McBride has also filed an application for authorization to change ownership and effective control of the stations to Cameron Randall Dennison. Nora O'Malley, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News  CRTC Release
 
Jack Allen

7/21/19 - Former KMPS and KVI Seattle radio personality Jack Allen passed away July 15th. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date. Michael Easton, Puget Sound Radio  Facebook Announcement

CKNW Vancouver 75th Anniversary

7/20/19 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 will air its 75th Anniversary Broadcast from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 15th live on location from Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster. In addition, the station will hold a 75th Birthday Luncheon August 12th, from 12:00 noon to 1:45 p.m. at Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver. Registration by noon August 9th is required for the luncheon. CKNW began broadcasting in New Westminster on August 15, 1944. Event Details
 
KUOW Battle Tactics

7/20/19 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle launches its second season of the podcast Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace with a dozen episodes offering up strategies for how people can deal with sexism in the modern workplace. It's hosted by Special Projects Editor Jeannie Yandel and Podcaster Eula Scott BynoneInside Radio

John Harada


7/20/19 - A Funeral Service and Celebration of Life have been announced for popular radio veteran John Harada, who died suddenly Monday from a bacterial infection in Coquitlam at age 65. He was primarily an Ontario broadcaster, but for the past eight months had been hosting mornings at The New SRQ WSRQ AM 106.9 Sarasota FL remotely from his home near Vancouver. The service will be held Wednesday, July 24 beginning with visitation at 10 a.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services Burkeview Chapel in Port Coquitlam, with a Celebration of Life at 4 p.m. at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. Details  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
 
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7/19/19 - KFNY-FM 102.9 Centralia is now KZTM-FM following the closing of its $3 million purchase by Bustos Media.  Bustos has made the station the primary Seattle signal for its Spanish CHR La Z network.  La Zeta is also heard on KZNW-FM 103.3 Oak Harbor and was previously on KMIA AM 1210 Seattle, which has now become the third affiliate of Bustos Media's Regional Mexican La Pantera network. Lance Venta, RadioInsight
 
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7/17/19 - A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday for former Seattle radio personality Frosty Fowler, who passed away in April at age 96. 60 to 70 people were in attendance. Jason Remington, Puget Sound Media

Stephen Schlenker

7/17/19 - KGY-FM 95.3 Olympia personality Steven B. (Stephen Schlenker), who announced in early June that he would be off air for awhile for medical reasons, has now confirmed he is retiring, just short of 39 years in the business. Facebook Announcement
 

John Plul

7/15/19 - Canadian Club of Vancouver President Ray Greenwood and former CKNW Vancouver Joy's Journal host Joy Metcalfe are hosting a Goodbye Gala for former CKNW/CFMI-FM Promotions Director John Plul, who died July 8th. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday July 23rd at Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St., Vancouver. An RSVP is requested at mr.fireworks@telus.net

Joe Perkins

7/13/19 - CHEK-TV Victoria welcomes Joe Perkins, who begins anchoring the 6 p.m. news on Monday. Also announced is the expansion of the newscast to one hour, beginning in the fall. Facebook Video

Research Director. Inc.

7/12/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive Spring 2019 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

FCC

7/12/19 The FCC has Accepted for Filing an application by Sunnylands Broadcasting, LLC to relocate KARR AM 1460 translator K253CG 98.5 Redmond from 47° 32' 37.00" 122° 06' 27.00" (Cougar Mountain) directional to 47° 36' 58.00" 122° 18' 28.00" (Capitol Hill) directional and change Community of License to Seattle. ERP will remain at 250 watts, but HAAT will change from 383 to 189 meters. FCC Data

Nielsen Audio

7/11/19 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 moves into a first place tie with Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 with 6.1 shares. News KUOW-FM 94.9 slips to third with a 5.6 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma Spring 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings. Radio Online

Jon Ballard

7/11/19 - Former Seattle radio host Jon Ballard joins Classic Rock KOZZ-FM 105.7 Reno as its new morning host effective August 5th. He hosted several time slots and was Assistant Production Director at KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle from 1987-97. All Access Music Group

FCC

7/10/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Modification to a Construction Permit for KVOS-TV Bellingham.  It will operate Post-Transition on transmit channel 14 with an ERP of 780 kW at 799 meters HAAT at its existing transmitter location on Orcas Island. FCC Data

KCTS9 Seattle

7/09/19 - Journalists at KCTS-TV Seattle and the affiliated online news site Crosscut have told management that they want to unionize and become part of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild. The journalists voiced pride in the news organization for which they work but outlined needs and the pressure of working in an expensive city. Joel Connelly, SeattlePI  Brian Contreras Seattle Times

John Plul

7/09/19 - Former CKNW/CFMI-FM Vancouver Promotions Director John Plul died Monday at Peach Arch Hospital in White Rock. He was hospitalized in mid May with heart issues and had spent the last two weeks in palliative care. At his request there will be no service.  Radio West News  George Garrett Facebook

Riaz Meghi

7/09/19 - Longtime Citytv Vancouver Breakfast Television host Riaz Meghji has announced he is leaving the show. He’s been a host weekday mornings since 2008. Meghji made the announcement on-air this morning, saying he has done all he can with the show and will spend more time with his family. Daily Hive Story/Video
 
Puget Sound Media

7/08/19 - Mike Cherry of Puget Sound Media has released his latest Unofficial “Puget Sound Media” Summer Listening Survey, listing his picks of local and Internet streaming stations. His picks include Jazz, News, Country, Oldies and other formats. View his offering here.

Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle

7/08/19 - Anchor/reporters Alexandra Lewis and Nadia Romero, along with reporter Tatevik Aprikyan leave their positions at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle. Lewis has been there since 2015 and leaves at the end of the month. Romero joined in 2016 and has accepted a position at a network. Aprikyan joined in 2017. Scott Jones FTVLive
 
Elie Savoie 1988

7/07/19 - Former CBC Vancouver executive Elie Savoie died June 28 at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody at age 84. He held a number of positions with CFCR-TV Kamloops (now CFJC-TV) in the 1960s, then worked briefly as a Production Assistant for CHAN-TV Vancouver (now Global BC), before joining CBC Vancouver in 1964. In 1977, Savoie accepted the position of PD with CBC Regina, returning to CBC-TV Vancouver as PD in 1983, working with independent producers to develop regional programming. He retired from CBC in 1987. Sun/Province Obituary

Roo Phelps

7/06/19 - Puget Sound Radio reports fourth generation former Vancouver broadcaster Roo Phelps will host evenings across Bell Media’s EZ Rock radio network, originating in Kelowna, effective Monday July 8th. She most recently co-hosted The Casey Clarke Show With Roo Phelps on New Country 100.7 CIGV-FM Penticton/Kelowna and hosted evenings on CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver from 2006-12. PSR News

Tara Jean Stevens

7/04/19 - Vancouver broadcasters Tara Jean Stevens and Kiah Tucker will do summer fill-in for Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu on the KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning show.  Broadcast Dialogue

AAT-TV

7/03/19 - KZJO-TV Seattle adds Asian broadcaster AAT TV to channel 22.5. AAT TV claims to be the only 24-hour Asian TV Broadcaster in Washington State and Seattle’s DMA. It offers Asian programming in Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese.
 
Jenna Hanchard

7/02/19 - KING 5 Seattle reporter/anchor Jenna Hanchard has announced her resignation from her career in local news and signed off for the last time this week for a new venture in the Seattle area.  She's been with KING 5 since June 2015. Facebook Announcement

Eric Rosado

7/02/19 (Correction) - Eric Rosado has been named PD of Top 40/Rhythmic KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle effective immediately. He currently hosts p.m. drive and is APD/MD. All Access Music Group

KBSG Seattle

7/01/19 - A reunion of DJs and station personnel of former Oldies 97.3 KBSG-FM was held in Everett in late June. Organizers say the next one will be closer to Tacoma, the birthplace of the legendary station. Puget Sound Media

Bustos Media

7/01/19 - As expected, KFNY-FM 102.9 Centralia has moved to Spanish language programming following its acquisition in early May by Bustos Media from iHeartMedia’s Ocean States Trust. The FCC approved the deal June 19th.




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