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Angelina Rai

11/13/19 - Virgin Radio CFBT-FM 94.5 Vancouver weekender Angelina Rai adds three weekday slots to her position. The long-time Spice Radio CJRJ AM 1200 Vancouver producer/ host has been with Virgin Radio since May.  Twitter Announcement

Bill Kyashko

11/13/19 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Bill Kyashko died November 4 just a few months following diagnosis of a brain tumour.  He was 87. Kyashko joined CBC Vancouver in 1954 and rose through the ranks of the Television Technical Department to become Assistant Manager, TV Technical Services, retiring in 1992. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23rd at Boal Chapel in North Vancouver.  Dignity Memorial Obituary
Christmas Holly

11/12/19 - The Breeze CHLG-FM 104.3 becomes Vancouver's first station to move to all Christmas tunes with Vancouver's Christmas Favourites.
Christmas Holly

11/11/19 - Two Seattle market stations have made early moves to all Christmas music. Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 made the move just after noon today with All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. Also making the move today is KSWD-FM 94.1 with The Sound of Christmas.

Ryan Lidemark

11/09/19 - AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver anchor/ producer Ryan Lidemark moves to News 1130 CKWX Vancouver as morning traffic anchor beginning next month. He's been with AM 730 since December 2014.  Facebook Announcement

Jim Robson

11/09/19 - Legendary NHL and Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Jim Robson looks back as the Vancouver Canucks celebrate 50 years in the league.  Ben Kuzma, The Province
Jack Webster Awards

11/09/19 - Global BC’s television and radio news teams picked up three awards at the Jack Webster Awards Thursday night. Journalists with CBC British Columbia took home three awards.  Global News  CBC News  List of Awards
Jeanne Ashley

11/07/19 - Entercom’s downsizing across the US continues. In addition to Jamie Tanchyk below, two others have been let go in Seattle. At The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1, APD/ morning co-host Jeanne Ashley departs after joining in October 2018. John Fisher remains solo in mornings. Cody Whistler leaves nights at The End KNDD-FM 107.7. He joined the station in 2006 in the promotions department, began working on-air in 2014, and was promoted to nights in 2017.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight

Jamie "Tanch" Tanchyk

11/07/19 - HOT 103.7 KHTP-FM Seattle APD/ MD/ midday host Jamie "Tanch" Tanchyk leaves the station. He's has been there for over five years.  All Access Music Group

11/07/19 - The FCC has denied an Application for Review filed by Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation seeking review of the Media Bureau's decision to dismiss the licensee's request for a change in community of license for KACS-FM 90.5 Chehalis.  FCC Release  FCC Details
Ross Winters

11/06/19 - Dustin Collins is headed to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group to head up JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 and The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver. Director of Programming Ross Winters, who used to assume those duties, is going to focus on national programming.

Dustin Collins

11/06/19 - Long-time Corus Radio FM Program Director Dustin Collins has left his position. He's been PD of Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 and CFOX-FM 99.3 since 2013. His name has been deleted from the stations' websites, with Brittany Van Hemert listed as the Assistant Program Director.

Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle

11/06/19 - Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has announced that it has entered into purchase and sale agreements with Fox Television Stations, LLC, whereby Nexstar will divest to FOX the Seattle FOX affiliate KCPQ-TV and MyNetworkTV affiliate KZJO-TV. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approval.  Q13 News
Alyana Gomez

11/05/19 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle welcomes Alyana Gomez as late newscast co-anchor. She has most recently been an anchor/ reporter at
KTVU-TV San Francisco.  Q13 Release
Adam Cooper

11/04/19 - Former News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver news anchor/ producer Adam Cooper, who moved back to his native New Zealand in August, has quickly found a new position. He's doing a 10 month maternity leave fill-in as morning newsreader, sub-editor and chief reporter for Newstalk ZB Wellington.

Brooke and Jubal

11/04/19 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle and syndicated morning duo Brooke & Jubal are this year’s recipients of the Radio Hall of Fame “One to Watch” award. The Radio Hall of Fame's 31st Annual Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 8th.  All Access Music Group  RHOF Release
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle

11/04/19 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle will broadcast live from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik for the 2019 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. KEXP’s international broadcast will feature exclusive live performances Tuesday, November 5th, through Saturday, November 9th.  KEXP Release

Jet FM CFCP Courtenay

11/01/19 - Effective today, CFCP-FM 98.9 Courtenay has returned to its previous on-air branding of Jet FM. It has been branded as 98.9 The Goat since 2014.

Rick Staehling

11/01/19 - Retired CBC Vancouver staffer Rick Staehling died in North Vancouver October 25 at age 73. He worked for several years as a graphic designer at CBC, later becoming the Afternoon Show's film critic and was on air for 34 years. North Shore News Obituary  CBC Obituary
Andrea Macpherson

11/01/19 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Andrea Macpherson, who was cut by Citytv in early September, has found a new position. She joins Global National as a producer. She was with Citytv for 5-1/2 years and previously was a reporter/ anchor at News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  Twitter Announcement
CTV Vancvouver Island

10/31/19 - The CTV Vancouver Island studios in Victoria recently went through a complete 16:9 SD to full HD upgrade. The upgrade included re-wiring the entire station and replacing the control room switcher and studio cameras. Three new Sony HXC-FB80 HD studio cameras, along with HXCU-FB80 CCU units are used for CTV’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.  SVG News
Ron Fairly

10/31/19 - Long-time baseball player and broadcaster Ron Fairly died Wednesday in Indian Wells, CA at age 81. He spent 14 seasons with the Seattle Mariners as an analyst and occasional play-by-play voice before retiring from full-time duties in 2006.  Ryan Divish, Seattle Times  KING5 News 

Researvch Director, Inc.

10/30/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive October 2019 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Clay Freinwald

10/29/19 - The November 2019 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 California wildfires, the change back to PST maybe for the last time, TV channel repack and much more. November Clay's Corner


10/29/19 - Seattle market KSTW-TV has now added lifestyle channel DABL on channel 11.4. The new multiplatform, advertiser-supported lifestyle network from CBS Television Distribution was announced last month.
Nielsen Audio

10/29/19 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma October 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings with a 7.4 share, Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 is second with 6.1 and AC The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 is in third place with 5.2.  Radio Online

CJOR Vintage Microphone

10/29/19 - A vintage CJOR Vancouver microphone has gone on sale for $2000+. It was used at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in 1932.  Facebook Marketplace

10/26/19 - Viewers are still seeing dropouts and intermittent signals on KVOS-TV Bellingham following its recent move to RF channel 14. The MeTV website continues to show a notice to viewers that "We will complete additional upgrades to this signal in the weeks ahead."


10/26/19 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Northwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society for KGTK AM 920 Olympia's translator licensed to Tumwater. Frequency of K289CQ will change from 105.7 to 92.9 with a different directional pattern.  FCC Data
Kwame Dankwa

10/24/19 - Former Seattle broadcaster Kwame Dankwa joins WJBQ-FM 97.9 Portland, ME as Brand Manager and afternoons. He was Assistant PD and afternoons on Power 93.3 KPWK-FM (now KUBE-FM) Seattle for most of 2016. Radio Online
Dave Tomlinson

10/24/19 - Former TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver morning show rotating co-host Dave Tomlinson returns to the station after being laid off in March. Tomlinson and Jon Abbott will be the TSN Radio broadcast crew for the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships, live from the Czech Republic and will also be hosting their own weekly hockey show on TSN 1040. Tomlinson will also be on Vancouver Canucks pre and post-game coverage during the NHL season.

10/23/19 - Eight of the nine full power Seattle area TV stations successfully made the transition to new channels during the first two hours of the morning on Saturday, October 19. One station not making the move was KWDK, which is still operating on channel 42. Low power KUSE RF channel 46 is gone, but it has a channel 12 CP. Low power KYMU now has two active channels with 6.1 showing Cozi TV in 1080i HD and 6.2 has Light TV in 480i SD. KSTW is adding 11.4 with DABL in 480i SD. The channel is active but no program is being shown as of this writing.

Ken Hardie

10/22/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and Liberal incumbent Ken Hardie was re-elected in the riding of Fleetwood-Port Kells in yesterday's Canadian federal election. He was a producer, operator and weekend host at CJOR in 1971 and later served as PD and Promotion Director for CHNL Kamloops. Two other former local broadcasters, Liberal candidate Tamara Taggart and Green candidate George Orr were unsuccessful in attempts to get elected. Taggart was a long-time weather, then news anchor at CTV Vancouver and Orr was a reporter at several TV stations in the 1980s.

10/21/19 - KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor, which has been stunting with an East Indian music format since September 7, has been off air since October 19. The KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes simulcast is still on air. Licensee New Age Media Ltd. has an application filed with the FCC for a daytime power boost and to add a nighttime signal for KRPA. FCC Data  An FCC AM and FM Blocked Modification Applications list shows the application as "Hold - Request of Applicant".  FCC Release 
KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle

10/19/19 - KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle has raised $101,743 at its 22nd annual Rock The Harvest Radiothon to benefit Northwest Harvest, Washington's leading hunger relief agency. Over the last 22 years, KZOK raised over $1.2 million to benefit Northwest Harvest.  Press Release
Ken Lundgren

10/19/19 - Former Nanaimo and Vancouver broadcaster Ken Lundgren died October 9 at age 78.  He was a copy chief at CKWX Vancouver in the late seventies and Director of Spoken Word Content at CJAZ-FM Vancouver in 1980. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a future time.  Sun/ Province Obituary  

Red Robinson

10/19/19 - Red Robinson has posted on his Facebook Page a medley of classic C-FUN Vancouver jingles as the station's DJs tell the 1410 story. Audio Posting
Tracey Leong

10/19/19 - Tracey Leong is a new morning anchor at KIRO 7 Seattle. She was a reporter for a short time at KTTV Los Angeles and previously was a weekend morning anchor/ reporter at WJZ-TV Baltimore. Facebook Announcement

Christin Ayers

10/19/19 - Christin Ayers joins KING 5 Seattle as Tacoma Bureau Chief.  She has been a reporter at KPIX-TV San Francisco since 2011.

10/17/19 - For TV viewers of over the air TV, a re-scan will be requried on October 19 to continue watching local channels. That's the date many channels will be relocating their frequencies to make room for wireless services.  Kie Relyea, The News Tribune  FCC Info
Luisa Alvarez

10/16/19 - Luisa Alvarez joins CTV Vancouver as a multi skilled journalist. The 2017 BCIT graduate joins from CHEK-TV Victoria, where she has been a video journalist for the past two years.

Mary Wong

10/16/19 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Mary Wong passed away in Toronto October 10 at age 60 following a two-year battle with cancer. She joined CBC Vancouver as a film editor in 1978, moving to Toronto a few years later, where she did international work with the Corporation, later working with The National, The Fifth Estate, The Nature of Things and Marketplace. There will be a Celebration of Life the New Year. If you wish to be notified, you can fill out this form.
Rick Dhaliwal

10/16/19 - Just a couple of days after being released by Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver, Rick Dhaliwal has been snapped up by sports rival TSN 1040 CKST AM. He starts Friday as a contributor with Don Taylor, filling in for Moj.  Twitter Announcement

Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver

10/16/19 - Sportsnet 650 (CISL-AM) Vancouver has announced a new lineup following layoffs Tuesday that included key on-air staff Rick Dhaliwal and Jawn Jang.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

CFUN Vancouver Fun Bug

10/16/19 - Since a photo of the C-FUN Vancouver DJs was taken on the steps of the station's building in 1963, the call letters are long gone and sadly, three of the personalities have passed away. John Mackie, Vancouver Sun

 KKOL AM        1300

10/16/19 - The FCC has accepted for filing an application by Intelli, LLC for a Remain Silent Authority for KKOL AM 1300 Seattle. The reason given is installation of equipment that will allow for new programming to be broadcast. FCC Data

Sportsnet 650 Vancouver

10/15/19 - (Updated) Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver has cut several staff members. Released are veteran broadcasters Rick Dhaliwal and Jawn Jang. Also let go are afternoon show producer Cam Mitchell and off-air staffer Kellan Tochkin. Patrick Johnston, The Province  Rob Williams, Daily Hive
Matthew Smith

10/15/19 - Puget Sound Media reports Matthew Smith is joining KIRO-TV Seattle at the end of the month. He's been a reporter at WXYZ-TV Detroit since 2016.  Jason Remington, Puget Sound Media  Facebook Announcement
Lisa Adams

10/14/19 - Former Seattle broadcaster Lisa Adams has been named PD of the newly launched Adult Contemporary format Magic 97.9 KQFC-FM Boise, ID. She will also handle mornings. Adams was most recently Program Director for KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle.  Radio Online

C-FUN Fun Bug

10/10/19 - CFUN AM 1410 Vancouver alumni were part of a panel discussion Tuesday, reflecting on the station’s history at the semiannual RPM Lunch held at the Georgia and Cardero White Spot restaurant. Former CFOX and JACK FM colleague Larry Hennessey paid tribute to Kerry Marshall, who passed away in August at age 70. The event was followed with the former CFUN personalities taking a photo on the steps of the station’s building at 4th & Cypress, which is slated for demolition in the New Year.  Broadcast Dialogue  Andy Hall Radio West Photos  Facebook Posting

Matt McAllister

10/09/19 - The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister” on The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle wins Major Market CMA Personality of the Year. Winners of the CMA Broadcast Awards will be recognized November 13 at “Country Music Biggest Night.”  InsideRadio
Mary Nam

10/08/19 - KOMO-TV Seattle news anchor Mary Nam speaks for the first time about her very personal fight with breast cancer. She underwent mastectomy surgery and it was a resounding success. Doctors say she will not need chemotherapy or radiation treatment.  KOMO News Staff

 KKOL AM        1300

10/08/19 - The Salem Media Group trade of KKOL 1300 AM Seattle for Intelli, LLC's KPAM 860 AM in Portland has now officially closed.  Radio Online


10/08/19 - The youth-produced stories of sixteen teenagers ages 15-18 from across Puget Sound will air Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 24 - December 19 on KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle. It's part of the station's All Things Considered program.  Radio Ink

New York Vinnie

10/08/19 - After nearly ten years in Pittsburgh, Vinnie Richichi, aka New York Vinnie returns to Seattle, with his "Drivetime" car-culture show Saturdays on KKNW AM 1150All Access Music Group

Bob Mills

10/05/19 - Retired Kelowna broadcaster and former CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver PD Bob Mills has been named Broadcaster of the Year by the B.C. Association of Broadcasters. CKNW AM 980 talk show host Lynda Steele is this year’s Broadcast Performer of the Year. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
The Raven CKCC-FM Campbell River

10/04/19 - The Raven CKCC-FM 100.7 Campbell River has put out a hiring call for all positions as it nears sign-on. It will operate with mostly a Country format. Milkman Unlimited
Pierre Martineau

10/04/19 -  A ceremony in remembrance of Pierre Martineau will take place today beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Studio 700 at CBC, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver. The former CBUFT reporter, anchor and host passed away on September 13 at age 67.  CBC Tribute Video
Research Director, Inc.

10/03/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive September 2019 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

John Knicely

10/03/19 - KIRO-TV Seattle news anchor John Knicely has announced his departure to pursue interests outside of TV news. He's been with KIRO since October 2012. Facebook Announcement


10/02/19 - KKOL AM 1300 Seattle has been off air since the weekend. The signals of co-combined KLFE AM 1590 & KNTS AM 1680 are both operating at normal power.  Mike Cherry, Puget Sound Media
Nielsen Audio

10/02/19 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is tied with Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 with 6.0 shares in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma September 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings. AC The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 continues in third place with a 5.5 share.  Radio Online

KING-TV Seattle

10/01/19 - KING 5 Seattle took home a National Emmy in the Regional News category at the 40th News & Documentary Emmy Awards given out Tuesday, September 24, in New York City. The station was recognized with the award for Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Report for Sick and Forgotten at HanfordKING 5 Release

Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle

10/01/19 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle begins broadcasting The Star-Spangled Banner at 3:58 a.m. every morning as part of a broader initiative to bring the National Anthem back to airwaves across America. It is one of 197 Nexstar TV stations that will have daily National Anthem broadcasts. Q13 Release

KVOS-TV Bellingham

10/01/19 - Many OTA viewers of KVOS-TV RF channel 35 Bellingham are noting that reception is very weak or non existent. The METV website notes, "...over the air viewers may be experiencing disruptions in service due to ongoing transmitter work for many Washington state stations. Starting October 19, 2019 a rescan of over the air signals should lead to improved over the air reception." KVOS is currently running much lower power and will repack to RF channel 14 and back to full power by approximately that date. FCC STA Info

Scott Roddy

10/01/19 - Former KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham PD Scott Roddy has been named OM/PD for Country The Wolf KWJJ-FM 99.5 and Hot AC The Buzz KRSK-FM 105.1 Portland. He was PD at KAFE from 2013-16.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight

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