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Claire Fenton

7/06/22  - Claire Fenton will be joining Daily Hive as Vancouver City Editor. She's been a digital reporter for CityNews 1130 CKWX for the past year and was previously a producer for Global BC for five years.  Twitter Announcement

Linzi Sheldon

7/06/22 - KIRO 7 Seattle weekday morning anchor /investigative reporter Linzi Sheldon is proud to announce her new US citizenship. Sheldon is a former Penticton BC resident who joined KIRO-TV in August 2013.  Facebook Announcement  Penticton Herald Backgrounder
 
Nathen Sekhon

7/06/22 - Vancouver-based Global National adds Nathen Sekhon as Executive Producer on July 18. He has been leading editorial  teams in British Columbia and Ontario in the production of newscasts across four languages for Omni Television since 2014.  Milkman Unlimited News

KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle

7/05/22 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle has announced the lineup for its upcoming Live From Argentina program which will take place from Argentina on-air and online September 19-23. KEXP has been traversing the globe to broadcast and record live sessions for over a decade.  KEXP Release
 
https://www.cheknews.ca/

7/05/22 - CHEK-TV Victoria is the 2022 Bill Good Award recipient from the Jack Webster Foundation. The award recognizes a B.C. individual or organization that makes a significant contribution to journalism in the province. Print journalist Stephen Hume is the 2022 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Awards will be presented at the September 20th in-person reception when the finalists for the 2022 Webster Awards will be announced.  Webster Foundation Release
 
Cole Stefiuk

7/05/22  -  Cole Stefiuk is leaving his position as afternoon host at Mountain FM CISQ-FM 107.1/ CISW-FM 102.1 Squamish/ Whistler. He's been at Mountain FM since July 2019 and his last day is Thursday.  Facebook Posting
 
Kyle Pauley

7/05/22 - Following yesterday's announcement that KXRO AM 1320/ FM 101.7 Aberdeen/ Hoquiam News Director Daniel Hargrove is leaving, Program Director and morning show host Kyle Pauley will be serve as both ND and PD in the interim.

Daniel Hargrove

7/04/22 - News Radio KXRO AM 1320/ FM 101.7 Aberdeen/ Hoquiam News Director Daniel Hargrove has announced he is stepping away from radio. He has served as ND since 2015. Hargrove will be taking the role of Communications and Public Relations Specialist for the Lewis County Public Utility District.
 
Lori Matsukawa

7/03/22 - Former KING 5 Seattle news anchor Lori Matsukawa received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays during a small ceremony hosted by Japan's consul general in Seattle. Matsukawa received the award in recognition of her contribution to improving the understanding of Japanese-Americans in the United States.  KING 5 News/ Video

Rob Berridge

7/02/22 - Rob Berridge has retired after 17 years with Rogers Radio BC as a commercial writer and 39 years in the industry, which included on-air, voice work and production. He worked on air in Squamish and at several Vancouver stations beginning in 1984 before joining Rogers in 2005. Also retired is long-time Rogers producer Mike Sherlock with 36 years in radio. His legacy includes hiring and mentoring dozens of producers, launching and imaging countless Rogers formats and producing thousands of commercials.

CSN International

7/01/22 - CSN International is acquiring the construction permits of 90.1 Hoodsport WA along with others in Moses Lake WA, Mount Laguna CA and Soledad CA from Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor for $20,000. Hoodsport is located along the Hood Canal about 30 miles southwest of Seattle.  RadioInsight  FCC Data

John McDaniel

7/01/22 - Jon McDaniel leaves after 32 years as PD at Nathan Hale High School Home for Dance C89.5 KNHC-FM Seattle. He took over programming duties in May 1990 after previously being one of the station’s student DJ’s in the mid 80s. McDaniel oversaw the station’s transition to Dance in the 1990s. RadioInsight

Becky Brenner

7/01/22 - Former Seattle radio programmer Becky Brenner has been inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. She spent a combined 26 years at KMPS (now The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1) Seattle, where she handed everything from on-air, promotions, programming and director of operations duties. Brenner is currently a Consulting Partner with Albright & O'Malley & Brenner ConsultingJessica Nicholson, Billboard

Sean Ross

7/01/22 - Radio business researcher and programming consultant Sean Ross is heaping kudos on Rogers Radio for its KISS Radio CKKS-FM Vancouver stunt playing Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name,” in preparation for a segue to Alternative and the Sonic brand. He also looks at its positioning against market competitors CFOX and The Peak CKPKSean Ross, RadioInsight

Alex Migdal

7/01/22 - CBC Vancouver social editor Alex Migdal announces a move to the role of senior producer for social/ audience with the national CBC Network. He will continue to be based in Vancouver.  Twitter Announcement
  
Gerry Persoon

7/01/22 - BCTV/ Global BC Technical Engineer Gerry Persoon retires after 46+ years. Among his responsibilities since joining the station in 1975 was the maintainance of set studios and digital newsroom system in Burnaby, the digital and analog transmitters on Mount Seymour and numerous rebroadcast transmitters.  Career Backgrounder

Mel Warner

6/30/22 - Mel Warner, host of Caribbean Sounds on Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO-FM 100.5 for the last 30+ years, has been inducted as a pioneer into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held June 23 at the Commodore Ballroom. Warner has introduced acts from Shaggy and Ziggy Marley to Sean Paul and Chronixx to local fans.   Kyle Balzer, TriCity News

Andrew Chang

6/30/22 - Former CBC-TV Vancouver news anchor Andrew Chang, more recently a co-anchor of The National in Toronto, will be leaving that position to host a new free, ad-supported streaming channel in August.  Twitter Announcement  CBC Release
 
89.5 JR Country CHWK-FM Chilliwack

6/30/22 - Pattison Media is introducing 89.5 JR Country CHWK-FM to Chilliwack, replacing Classic Hits 89.5 The Drive. Morning host Glen Slingerland and p.m. drive host John Vosper will continue and 89.5 JR Country will also pick up two shows from its Vancouver sister station CJJR-FM 93.7. Music Director Jaxon Hawks will program both stations.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Nikitha Martins

6/30/22 - CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver web editor/ reporter Nikitha Martins has left the station. The 2020 Langara Journalism graduate has been there since 2019.  Twitter Announcement

HistoryLink

6/30/22 - As we pass the 100 year mark since radio first arrived in Western Washington, research on the early days is being published more frequently, including the following at HistoryLink.org  Early WA Radio  KVOS Radio

Reaon Ford

6/30/22 - Former News 1130 CKWX Vancouver news anchor Reaon Ford has joined podcast producer JAR Audio as a Senior Producer. He anchored newscasts, including morning drive, at News 1130 (now City News 1130) from 2002-18 and has continued as a freelance commercial voiceover artist.  Twitter Announcement

Sonic Radio

6/30/22 - Following the demise of its KISS Radio brand and programming Tuesday, Rogers Sports & Media expands its SONiC RADiO brand with an alternative format to 104.9 Vancouver, 107.5 Chilliwack, and 92.5 Abbotsford. The new talent lineup includes Angela Valiant in a.m. drive, Alex Carr middays, Carly Meyers and Jay Brody in afternoon drive and Marc Michaels and Katlynn Millions in evenings.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue  Rogers Radio Release
 
KIRO Seattle 50 kW

6/29/22 - KIRO AM 710 Seattle became the first 50 kW station in the region 81 years ago today - June 29, 1941. The station flipped the switch on the brand new transmitter on Vashon Island, significantly increasing its coverage in the Pacific Northwest and providing a nighttime signal through much of the western US.  Felix Banel Tweet

Trip Reeb

6/29/22 - Hubbard Radio Phoenix VP/ Market Manager Trip Reeb is adding those same duties for the company's Seattle cluster. He replaces Wheeler Morris, who is heading to the Market President post at Townsquare Media Fort Collins, CO. The new duties begin on July 18th.  All Access Music Group

Deborra Hope

6/29/22 - Former BCTV/ Global BC news anchor Deborra Hope has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. She retired in 2014 at age 59, after 32 years, following being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Hope, now living in a nursing home, is being recognized for her tireless work for charities.  Tiffany Crawford, The Province  Amy Judd, Global BC Video
 
KISS Radio CKKS-FM Vancouver

6/29/22 - Following the cancellation of Kevin and Sonia's morning show and Tara Jean Stevens' afternoon show Tuesday, KISS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver is now stunting with a loop of Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against The Machine. A new format appears to be imminent.  Megan Devlin, Daily Hive
 
Vancouver Canucks

Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver


6/29/22 - The current five-year deal between the Vancouver Canucks and Sportsnet 650 CISL will soon expire with still no word on what station will get the nod. A deal was supposed to be struck months ago but has since been tabled for several reasons.  Tyler Green, Daily Hive

Tara Jean Stevens

6/28/22 - There's another departure at KISS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver as afternoon host Tara Jean Stevens announced that today's show was her last. However, she says, "I can’t wait to share the news of my exciting, new opportunity in the coming weeks." Stevens has been doing the show for three years.  LinkedIn Announcement

Ethan Raup

6/28/22 - Ethan Raup has been selected as President and CEO of KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle following the recent departure of longtime CEO and Executive Director Tom Mara. Raup will be elevated to the position after serving as Chief Operating Officer at KEXP since 2016.  KEXP Release

Norma Reid

6/28/22 - Following her announcement last week that she was leaving CTV Vancouver to be closer to family in Calgary, news anchor Norma Reid says an emotional goodbye on her final newscast Monday. She's been with CTV Vancouver since 2010. Weekend anchor and former CityTV newscaster Mary Cranston will take over the 11:30 p.m. weekday newscasts.  CTV Video

Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu

6/28/22 - Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu have announced that they have done their last morning show at KISS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver, with the station making programming changes. The duo has hosted the show for 5-1/2 years.  Megan Devlin, Daily Hive

Danny Bonaduce

6/27/22 - Former The Partridge Family star and current KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle morning host Danny Bonaduce speaks with Good Morning America about his battle with a mystery illness that began in April. Doctors ruled out a stroke but haven't yet come up with any conclusive answers.  Zohreen Shah, GMA Video
 
Scott "Scooter" Shantz

6/27/22 - Long time Vancouver producer and radio show host Scott Scooter Shantz joins Virgin Radio CFBT-FM 94.5 morning hosts Holly Conway and Nira Arora. He's been producing the The Mike Smyth Show on CKNW AM 980 since March.  Instagram Announcement
  
Nick Allard

6/27/22 - Following a week off for "COVID round 2", KIRO 7 Seattle Morning Meteorologist Nick Allard has returned to TV screens.  Facebook Announcement   

Michael Morgan

6/27/22 - Following a short stay in hospital, former Vancouver radio broadcaster Michael Morgan reports that he has been declared cancer free and will only require annual checkups. He has hosted shows in the past at CKLG and CFUN, and since 2008 has been on the Communications Advisory Board of SuperChefs Entertainment IncFacebook Posting 
 
Bill Kaczaraba

6/26/22 - Long time Seattle news manager Bill Kaczaraba joins KIRO News Radio 97.3 as anchor and producer of its early morning newscasts. He has formerly been  Executive News Director at Northwest Cable News, News Director of KCPQ-TV and most recently President & Chief Creative Officer at production and marketing company Esperance.  LinkedIn Announcement   

Shomari Stone

6/26/22 - Former KOMO 4 Seattle reporter Shomari Stone, now a correspondent for CNBC in Washington, DC collects three Emmy Awards for reporting on the January 6 Capitol Under Siege. He's now a 7X Emmy Award winner. Stone reported for KOMO from 2009-11.  LinkedIn Announcement

Danny Bonaduce

6/26/22 - Danny Bonaduce, who took a temporary medical leave from The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show on KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle at the end of April, will be back on the air Monday.  Twitter Announcement

Mark Briggs

6/26/22 - Mark Briggs, former KING 5 Director of Digital Media and Innovation, weighs in on his attendance at the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Denver. He worked at KING from 2010-17 and is currently Vice President at Smith Geiger Group in the Seattle area.  LinkedIn Announcement
 
Nick Popham

6/26/22 - Former KOMO 4 Seattle multimedia journalist Nick Popham, who left for Florida early this month, has announced his new position. He joins Spectrum Bay News 9 in Tampa.  Twitter Announcement

KING 5 Seattle
6/25/22 - KING 5 Seattle wins top investigative award from the Society of Professional Journalists for Ticket to an Autopsy series for large market TV.  Chris Ingalls, Facebook

Helen Swenson

6/24/22 - Former KIRO 7 Seattle News Director Helen Swenson has been named Chief Content Officer at AccuWeather. She was most recently Vice President of Content at NY1 Spectrum News in New York and served as  ND at KIRO-TV from 2001-07.  AccuWeather Release
 
Erica Hill Rodriguez

6/24/22 - Former Seattle News Director Erica Hill Rodriguez has announced that she is leaving FOX 11 KTTV Los Angeles, where she’s been VP/ News since late 2019. Her last day will be July 1. She formerly spent 6 1/2 years as ND for FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle, where she worked for 12 years in her second stint there.  Rick Gevers News  Mark K. Miller, TVNewsCheck

Joshua Padilla

6/24/22 - KING 5 Seattle Multimedia Marketing Producer Joshua Padilla has won a gold Promax Local Award in the Special News Report or Event Programming category. The legally blind TV producer has been with KING since March 2021. The awards are given for promotion, design, and marketing by a company or individual that is broadcast, published, or released in their respective markets.  LinkedIn Announcement  List of Winners

Taylor Mirfendereski

6/24/22 - KING 5 Seattle reporter Taylor Mirfendereski is attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference in Denver. On Saturday she will be co-hosting a panel sharing the best tips for finding, cultivating and protecting sources. Mirfendereski is a two-time Peabody Award-winning multimedia journalist at KING 5, specializing in investigative reporting, longform storytelling and digital special projects.  Twitter Announcement

Joe Fryer

6/23/22 - Former KING 5 Seattle reporter Joe Fryer, now a news anchor/ correspondent for NBC News in New York since 2013, has been named NLGJA’s Journalist of the Year. The award, presented by The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, pays tribute to “an LGBTQ journalist whose exceptional abilities, integrity and distinctive work brought honor to the profession within the past year.” A.J. Katz, TVNewser  

Ian Hanomansing

Duncan McCue


6/23/22 - CBC Vancouver-based news anchor Ian Hanomansing has been named the permanent host of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup, in addition to his duties with The National. He has been filling in as a guest host when Duncan McCue went on sabbatical. McCue, who was based in Vancouver before moving to Toronto, will be the host of a new weekly program on CBC Radio One this fall, which will showcase the best of audio documentary storytelling.

Scott Greenstone

6/23/22 - Seattle Times reporter Scott Greenstone leaves the paper after five years to join KNKX-FM 88.5. He earned a at the University of Oregon in 2016 and starts his new position at the end of next month.  Twitter Announcement

Kristin Goodwillie

6/23/22 - Kristin Goodwillie joins KING 5 Seattle as a reporter. For the past three years she has been an anchor/ reporter for TEGNA station WHAS-TV Louisville, KY. Goodwillie worked for KING ND Julie Wolfe in Louisville.  LinkedIn Announcement
 
Julie Calhoun

6/23/22 -  Julie Calhoun joins KING 5 Seattle as a reporter. For the past four years she has been an anchor/ reporter for WBTW-TV Myrtle Beach, SC.  LinkedIn Announcement

Telemundo

6/22/22 - Cox Media Group has signed a deal to become Telemundo affiliates in Seattle and Jacksonville, FL. In Seattle, Telemundo will be carried on KIRO-TV channel 7.2. Telemundo is an American Spanish-language terrestrial television network owned by NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, which in turn is owned by Comcast.
 
Norma Reid

6/22/22 - CTV Vancouver breaking news/ late night news anchor Norma Reid announced last night that next Monday will be her last show. She and her family are moving to Calgary. Reid joined CTV Vancouver in 2010, having previously worked at CTV stations in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert, SK.

Nick Allard

6/20/22 - KIRO 7 Seattle Morning Meteorologist Nick Allard has announced, "COVID round 2. I’m out for the week. See you all next week!" He previously announced that he was taking some time off at the end of January.  Facebook Announcement

Chris Daniels

6/20/22 - Chris Daniels, who announced his departure from KING 5 Seattle last week, is joining Spotlight on America, which is Sinclair Broadcast Group's national investigative team, producing reports that air on several networks.  Twitter Announcement
 
Erin Liu

6/19/22 - KING 5 Seattle Multimedia Marketing Producer Erin Liu leaves the station to join Stealth Wellness Startup as Director of Creative Services. The Emmy-winning producer has been with KING since October 2019.  LinkedIn Announcement

Wave 98.3

6/18/22  - Wave CIWV-FM 98.3 Vancouver has begun testing with instrumental and vocal jazz and frequent test annoucements. Studio is located at 555 West Georgia, where equipment is being installed. Transmitter is located at West Georgia and Burrard. The station is expected to be officially on air next month.

Amber Benson

6/17/22 - Former Seattle TV producer Amber Benson is leaving her Video Strategist position with WE Communications after four years and eight months to join Brooks Running as Sr. Video Producer of its YouTube content. She was the producer for Consumer Investigative Reporter Jesse Jones, first at KING 5 and then at KIRO 7, when he moved there in 2014.   

Rob Fai

6/17/22 - Long time Vancouver sportscaster and  Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Famer Rob Fai has been added to the roster on CKNW AM 980 from 10 to midnight starting next week. He says he is, "Just pinch hitting where needed as I continue to focus on my other commitments".  Twitter Announcement

Chris Daniels

6/17/22 - Following speculation of his departure from KING 5 Seattle, chief reporter Chris Daniels has made it official. He's leaving after 18-1/2 years, but hasn't disclosed his next position, other than to say he's staying in Seattle.  Facebook Posting

Dori Monson

6/17/22 - After 35 years in the industry, KIRO News Radio 97.3 Seattle Edward R. Murrow award winning early afternoon talk show host Dori Monson says he’ll continue with his gig as long as he has "a functioning voice and brain".  Jim Cryns, Barrett Media
 
Laura Newborn

6/17/22 - Former KING 5 Seattle Assistant News Director Laura Newborn is retiring from her position as Communications Manager with Washington State Department of Transportation after 8-1/2 years. She was Asst. ND at KING from 1997-2012 before moving over to WSDOT.
       
Corey Hirsch

6/17/22 - Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Corey Hirsch has left his position as hockey broadcast analyst on Sportsnet 650 CISL. He is moving full time into his mental health initiatives, focusing on his book and his podcasts.  Twitter Announcement

Michael Bumpus

6/16/22 - Beginning next Monday, Michael Bumpus joins Stacy Rost, replacing Jake Heaps on the Bump and Stacy show, middays on Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710. Heaps has left to coach former Seahawks and now Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson. Bumpus has been a sports analyst for Root Sports Northwest/ Seattle Seahawks since January 2018.  Seattle Sports Release  

Tom Mara

6/16/22 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle Executive Director Tom Mara, who is scheduled to retire at the end of the month, is moving over to the Seattle International Film Festival as its new Executive Director. He will join SIFF on August 1.  SIFF Release

Tracy Houston

6/16/22 - Tracy Houston has joined WAVE 98.3 FM Vancouver as the station’s first sales and marketing executive. She has more than 20 years of media sales experience, most recently spending seven years in Toronto.
 
Danny Mags

6/16/22 - Danny Mags will be joining Durham Radio’s new Vancouver station, WAVE 98.3 FM CIWV-FM, set to launch in July. Mags, who’ll be hosting afternoons, is most recognizable from his time on Family Channel’s Life with Derek. He was most recently heard on The Wolf CFWF-FM 104.9 Regina before stepping away from radio to focus on his trivia and events company, BINGPOT! Trivia.

Jake Heaps

6/15/22 - After four years with Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710, Jake Heaps will be leaving the Jake & Stacy show to pursue a once in a lifetime opportunity to be Russell Wilson's full-time personal QB coach. His final show will be tomorrow, during which a new co-host will be announced at 1:30.  Seattle Sports Release

Asa Rehman

6/15/22 - Global BC sportscaster Asa Rehman is the new radio play-by-play voice for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on AM730 CKGO. No reason has been given for the departure of Corey Basso, who made the move to AM730 after the Corus-owned station secured the radio broadcast rights in April 2021. Rehman gets a two-game trial culminating Saturday against FC DallasTyler Green, Daily Hive
 
Research Director, Inc.


6/15/22 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May '22 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Nielsen Audio


6/14/22 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves back into first place in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma May 2022 PPM 6+ ratings with a 6.9 share. AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 and Classic Hits The Jet KJEB-FM 95.7 are tied for second with 6.3 shares.  Radio Online

Dave Ross

6/14/22 - Veteran KIRO Radio 97.3 Seattle broadcaster Dave Ross is among 24 nominees chosen by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee for induction into the 2022 Radio Hall of Fame. The top six nominees will be inducted by vote June 22 to July 8, with two more selected by the Radio HOF Nominating Committee.  RadioInsight

Alan Regan

6/14/22 - It's the last day today for CKNW AM 980 Vancouver senior producer Alan Regan. He's taking the summer to recharge and catch-up with friends and family in Ireland and Vancouver and will be open to jobs and collaborations again in the fall.  Twitter Announcement
 
Clay St. Thomas and Karen Daniels

6/13/22 - Recently retired from their morning show on JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver, Clay St. Thomas and Karen Daniels have both been awarded "Country On Air Personality of the Year" by the BC Country Music AssociationTwitter Announcement

FCC

6/13/22 - The FCC has granted a major upgrade for KACS-FM 90.5 Chehalis, taking the station from Class A to Class C2. It will broadcast with 570 watts ERP at 656 meters HAAT from Capitol Peak. Engineering paperwork  FCC Data
 
FCC

6/13/22 - The FCC has granted a 180-day STA for KARR AM 1460 Kirkland to operate day/ night at 250 watts using a 31-meter long wire mounted 10 meters above ground. The authorized lat/ lon is 47-37-43.357, -122-10-14.443 (NAD83 converted). This corresponds to the Vetco Electronics building based on a NAD27 to NAD83 conversion.  FCC Data
 
Jake Chapman

6/13/22 - Jake Chapman joins KIRO 7 Seattle. He comes from CBS 42 WIAT-TV Birmingham AL, where he has been a reporter for the last two years.  Twitter Announcement

Katarina Szulc

6/12/22 - It's the last day today for CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver reporter and web editor Katarina Szulc. As reported on 6/02, she is moving to CBC Edmonton at the end of the month.  Twitter Announcement
 

Andrea Ross

6/10/22 - CBC Vancouver Senior Digital Producer Andrea Ross leaves to take a role outside of journalism. She has been with The Corporation in Vancouver since 2019.  Twitter Announcement

Thompson Murrow Award

6/10/22 - KING 5 Seattle staffers were saddened today with a reminder of the passing of Investigative Photojournalist Adam Thompson, as his Murrow Award was delivered for his part in the News Series Ticket to an Autopsy. Thompson died a week ago from brain cancer.  Chris Ingalls, Twitter
 
Mo Haider

6/10/22 - KOMO 4 Seattle reporter Mo Haider is taking some time off to spend with family and friends to recharge. He says he will be back on June 22.  Twitter Announcement

Steele and Vance

6/10/22 - As The Steele and Vance Show is set to launch this fall on CHEK-TV Victoria, radio and television veterans Lynda Steele and Jody Vance give a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the new show. It will Thursday nights at 8 p.m. starting September 8.  Broadcast Dialogue Podcast

Art Sanders

6/10/22 - After 20 years as a news anchor at KOMO AM 1000 (now Northwest News Radio KNWN) Seattle, Art Sanders has left to join KNX AM 1070 FM 97.1 Los Angeles. Twitter Announcement
 
Andy Cole

6/09/22 - Andy Cole, formerly known as A-Dog at what used to be TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver, starts as a producer at Sportsnet 650 CISL starting June 20th. He's been producing The Sport Market and Seahawks games on BNN Bloomberg 1410 AM CFTE over the past year.  Twitter Announcement

NTAS NW Region

6/09/22 - KING 5 Seattle lays claim to winning more than any other local media organization by taking home 15 awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Northwest Chapter. The Regional Emmy Awards recognize television excellence in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.  KING 5 News

Roy Hennessy

6/09/22 - An obituary with accompanying guest book has been released by Turner & Porter Funeral Directors for Roy Hennessy, who passed away June 7 at age 80. Cremation will take place and a private family gathering will be held in Vancouver at a later date.  Turner & Porter Obituary

David Bray

6/09/22 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and four other Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray Release

Scott Rintoul

6/09/22 - Former Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver sportscaster Scott Rintoul joins Coldwater Communications as a podcasting consultant. He hosted The Scott Rintoul Show on Sportsnet from 2017-21 before being part of layoffs last September. Rintoul will script the Coldwater podcast, working closely with Everything Podcasts.

Sonia Mangat

6/09/22 - Former CTV Vancouver weather and morning traffic anchor Sonia Mangat (then Sonia Beeksma) has departed from her position at CTV Your Morning in Toronto. She was with CTV Vancouver for three years before heading back east in January 2020.  Facebook Video
 
Flowers from FOX 13

6/09/22 - FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle VP/ News Director Jake Wiederrich offered his station’s help so the staff at KING Media Group could attend a memorial for investigative photojournalist Adam Thompson, who died last Friday at age 44. Julie Wolfe LinkedIn posting  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
 
Numeris

6/08/22 - Numeris PPM 12+ ratings for February 28 - May 29, 2022 have been released for Vancouver. News/ Talk CKNW AM 980 continues to lead with a 13.2 share. Country CJJR-FM 93.7 climbs up to second with 12.1. CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/ AM 690 is third with 11.6.  Numeris Release

WHL 2022 Championship

6/08/22 - The Western Hockey League has announced hockey fans in the Seattle area can tune in to Fox13+ KZJO-TV starting today to watch the 2022 WHL Championship Series, featuring the Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL Release
 
FCC

6/08/22 - KITZ AM 1400 Silverdale has filed FCC paperwork for a "Silent STA". The station lost its leased tower site and is looking for a new site and interim lower power options.  FCC Data

NPPA

6/08/22 - The National Press Photographers Association has announced its 2022 Best of Photojournalism Winners. KING 5 Seattle is the runner-up Station of the Year with Tom Tedford getting first place for Live Video Photo Journalism and Michael Driver at KCPQ getting four first awards.  Complete list of winners

Roy Hennessy

6/07/22 - Long-time Vancouver radio personality Roy Hennessy passed away at 11:30 p.m. ET today. He suffered a stroke in Toronto on May 27th and had been admitted to palliative care. In addition to hosting a very highly rated morning show at CKLG back in the 1960s and '70s, he held a number of management positions on the Prairies, Toronto and then back in Vancouver as President of Shore 104.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue  Bray & Partners Biography
 
Alex Carrigan

6/07/22 - AM 730 CKGO Vancouver traffic anchor Alex Carrigan, who announced his departure from the station on 5/21, has now revealed his new position. He's joining Mainroad Group as its new Social Media and Communications Coordinator. Carrigan has also stepped away from his positions as Assistant Technical Producer for the BC Lions Football Club and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.  Twitter Announcement

NATAS Northwest Region

6/07/22 - Seattle TV broadcasters and stations fared well again this year in the NATAS 2022 Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards. The awards were presented on June 4 from work produced in 2021.  Full List of Awards

KING 5 Tower Courtesy Queen Anne & Magnolia News

6/06/22 - A long-time contributor to this website has compiled a list of 75 Seattle TV broadcasters who have left their positions at KING, KOMO, KIRO and KCPQ since the summer of 2019.  The List

Paul Larsen

6/05/22 - Paul Larsen, former President of Island Radio Ltd. overseeing six radio stations on Vancouver Island, is interviewed by Broadcast Dialogue editor and podcast host Connie Thiessen about being a stand-alone owner in a highly competitive small market. Larsen is now owner of The Lake CKOV-FM 103.9 Kelowna, which just celebrated one year on air.  BD News/ Podcast

Red Robinson

6/04/22 - About 90 Vancouver radio people got together May 31 at the River Rock Casino to celebrate the recent 85th birthday of veteran broadcaster Red Robinson, and to revive a long tradition of semiannual lunches. The lunches have been on hold since 2019 due to the pandemic.  John Mackie, The Province  Dee Lippingwell Photo

Chris Palliser

6/03/22 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and current Virgin Radio CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria morning co-host Chris Palliser joins Victoria-based solar energy company Shift as National Marketing Specialist.  Twitter Announcement
 
Amanda Wawryk

6/03/22 - Former CityNews 1130 CKWX anchor and current Daily Hive Vancouver City Editor Amanda Wawryk gets promoted to Managing Editor, overseeing day-to-day editorial across the country. She joined the online news service just last year after 14 years at News 1130.  Twitter Announcement
  
Adam Thompson

6/03/22 - KING 5 Seattle Investigative Photojournalist Adam Thompson took a sudden and dramatic turn for the worst on Wednesday and passed away early this morning in hospital. His diagnosis was Glioblastoma, which is an extremely aggressive and unpredictable form of brain cancer. He got married just two weeks ago to KING video editor Amber Litz.  Facebook Announcement

Katarina Szulc

6/02/22 - After a short six-month run as a reporter and web editor at CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver, Katarina Szulc is moving to CBC Edmonton. The 2021 BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism program graduate starts her new gig at the end of the month.  Twitter Announcement

Radio Count

6/02/22 - (Correction) Numeris Spring diary ratings have been released for Victoria and four other Canadian markets. In Victoria CBC Radio One leads with a 24.6 share. The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 13.5. News/ Talk CFAX AM 1070 is third with 9.8.  David Bray, Broadcast Dialogue
 
Darrian Matassa-Fung

6/02/22 - Video journalist Darrian Matassa-Fung moves from Global Okanagan to Global BC as an online journalist. The 2019 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate joined Global Okanagan in 2019.  Twitter Announcement
 
Nick Popham

6/02/22 - After three years, multimedia journalist Nick Popham leaves KOMO 4 Seattle. Today is his last day, as he heads to Tampa FL at the end of the month to join an, as yet unspecified station.  Twitter Announcement
 
Kelly Franson

6/01/22 - Former KIRO 7 Seattle Meteorologist/ content creator Kelly Franson is leaving her current position with KOAT-TV Albuquerque, where she has worked since April 2019. She hasn't disclosed her new position away from television. Franson was with KIRO from 2014-17.  Facebook Posting
 
Tracy Taylor

6/01/22 - Tracy Taylor, who recently left her positions after nearly two decades of Seattle traffic reporting, has announced she has accepted a position in the communications department for the City of Kent, working with the communications team in the office of Mayor Dana RalphFacebook Posting

CHEK-TV Victoria

6/01/22 - CHEK Media Victoria has revealed a refreshed look as it announces several new local programs coming to the station this fall. CHEK General Manager Rob Germain said at a time when other media companies are facing cutbacks, CHEK is doubling down on local programming.  CHEK Release

Roy Hennessy

6/01/22 - After suffering a stroke in Toronto, former Vancouver broadcaster Roy Hennessy has taken a turn for the worse. He is entering palliative care/ hospice in the next day or so. It turns out that the stroke was bleeding in the brain, caused by a very fast spread of colon cancer, only diagnosed a month ago.  He is awake but not able to verbalize. Hennessy was President of CHHR-FM 104.1 (now CHLG-FM) when it swapped frequencies with KAFE-FM 104.3 Bellingham in January 2010, which reduced interference with KMCQ-FM 104.5 (now KLSW-FM) Covington.

Lynda Steele and Jody Vance

6/01/22 - Prominent Vancouver broadcasters Lynda Steele and Jody Vance will team up for a weekly one-hour talk show, the Steele and Vance Show, Thursdays at 8 p.m. starting September 8 on CHEK TV Victoria. Steele hosted a popular consumer investigation segment at CTV Vancouver and more recently hosted the Lynda Steele Show on CKNW AM 980. Vance is a trusted broadcaster across multiple media platforms, currently serving as a freelance journalist for Al Jazeera English and is the lead fill-in host on CKNW.  CHEK Release

Ian Hanomansing

6/01/22 - An Ottawa viewer saw the perfect tie for his upcoming wedding, worn by Vancouver-based CBC The National news anchor Ian Hanomansing. He contacted him to find out where he could purchase one like it. Hanomansing went above and beyond and sent the actual tie to the viewer, who was able to tie the knot exactly as he wanted.  Brendan Kergin, Vancouver is Awesome
 
 
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