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Jake Whittenberg

9/27/22 - KING 5 Seattle morning anchor Jake Whittenberg Tweeted back on April 18th that he would shave an ‘M’ in the back of his head if the Mariners make the playoffs. Despite a poor road trip and a 20-year drought, the team has a >99% chance this season. It looks like Whittenberg is about to get M'd.
 
Tracy Taylor

9/27/22 - Long time Seattle traffic reporter Tracy Taylor has been announced as the Stronger Families Hope for Heroes emcee. She anchored traffic on radio and TV in Seattle since 2005, before leaving her position at KIRO 7 in May of this year to join the City of Kent as a Community Engagement Specialist.  Facebook Announcement

KIRO 7 Seattle

9/26/22 - KIRO 7 Seattle creative services writers/ producers Brandon Bidwell and Alicia Collins were tasked with coming up with a promo that was coming from a place of authenticity.  Paul Greeley, TVNewsCheck

Linda Byron

9/24/22 - Former KING 5 Seattle investigative reporter for 29 years, Linda Byron takes her love of the outdoors to new heights. She is roving Mt. Rainer as a national park volunteer with current Evening Magazine photojournalist pal Diane Torre.  Instagram Posting

Rider

9/24/22 - The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle has added Rider for voice and imaging. Rider is an in demand voice by the promo industry, currently being used as the signature voice in numerous productions.  All Access Music Group  Rider Audio

Vancouver Canucks

Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver


9/23/22 - Postmedia reports the Vancouver Canucks radio broadcasts will be back on Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver for the upcoming NHL season.  The Canucks and the national broadcaster have inked a deal that will line up the radio rights’ expiration with the expiration of the regional TV rights deal with Rogers-owned Sportsnet Pacific and the expiration of the Rogers arena sponsorship deal.  Patrick Johnston, The Province

Gord MacDonald

9/23/22 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver morning news anchor Gord Macdonald announces he is retiring. "This is my final newscast on CKNW. After 33 years here, and 47 years in radio newsrooms....40 of which were on the early morning shift....it is time for me at the age of 66 to learn how to go to bed and wake up at a regular time, and actually have dinner with my family. To you the listener, thank you."  Facebook Announcement  CKNW Bio

Natasha Ryan

9/23/22 - Former KING 5 Seattle news anchor/ reporter Natasha Ryan, now VP of Communications & Business Development for The North Group, Inc., joined former workmate and current host of New Day Northwest Amity Addrisi to welcome in the first day of Fall.  Facebook Announcement 
 
Robyn Burns

9/22/22 - Robyn Burns has stepped away as the host of the CBC Radio One Victoria All Points West p.m. drive program. She has been the host since 2015 and is relocating to Yellowknife with her family.  Her final shows can be heard here.

Webster Awards

9/22/22 - The Jack Webster Foundation has presented the 2022 Bill Good Award to CHEK Media. It was granted at the Foundation's announcement of finalists in the 14 categories for the 2022 Webster Awards. One winner in each category will be announced during an online awards ceremony on November 3rd.  Cision Release

CTV News Vancouver

9/22/22 - CIVT-TV Vancouver celebrates 25 years on air today. The CTV owned station started out as Vancouver Television in 1997 and became a full CTV Network station on September 1, 2001 as part of a major network shuffle involving several Vancouver stations.  CIVT Video  CIVT History

Abigail Turner

9/22/22 - Abigail Turner joins CTV Vancouver as a reporter. She's been a video journalist with Global Winnipeg since 2018.  Twitter Announcement
 
JACK Playing Whatever

9/22/22 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver has made a minor change to its imaging from “Playing What We Want” to “Playing Whatever”.

KSTW-TV Seattle

9/22/22 - CBS has launched a new website for The CW11 KSTW-TV Seattle following the debut of Seattle Now News at 10 in July. It also has a new URL.
 
Ali Bradley

9/21/22 - Former FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle reporter/ anchor Ali Bradley, who left the station in June 2021 and now works for NewsNation, has been named part of a pre-debate show team in Texas on Sept. 30 because of her SW border assignment.  TVNewsCheck

Cory Edmondson

9/21/22 - Former KMTT-FM 103.7 Seattle (now Hot 107.3 KHTP-FM) personality Cory Edmondson joins Froggy 98 Country KFGE-FM 98.1 Lincoln NE as APD/MD/midday host. He worked in Seattle back in 2007-09.  All Access Music Group

Rick Rizzs

9/21/22 - Veteran Seattle Mariners radio play by play announcer Rick Rizzs dodges a close one when a ball took out his water bottle at Monday's game.  Twitter Announcement/ Video
 
Biana Rego

9/21/22 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver producer Bianca Rego takes on an additional role as the new host of the BCIT Fireweed podcast about socio-environmental progression and human resiliency.  Twitter Announcement

FOX 13 KCPQ-TV

9/20/22 - On its Facebook page August 29th, FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle promoted the start of a new lifestyle show with Liz, Brian, and Mireya to start Sept. 12 called Studio 13, airing from 10-11 a.m.  That program has not yet debuted. A FOX 13 spokesperson says Studio 13 is still going to launch, but has not released a date.

Ron Chatman

9/19/22 - Veteran Country programmer Ron Chatman has been appointed Program Director for Nathan Hale High School C89.5 KNHC-FM Seattle. He was recently Coordinator of Country Content at Audacy until the company's most recent layoffs.  Radio Online 
 
KING 5 Seattle
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9/18/22 - A rare gathering of new and former KING 5 Seattle staff was hosted Friday by Rich Marriott and Emily Wen. Numerous photos were taken, which included veteran alumni Jean Enersen, who retired in 2016, along with Margaret Larson, Lori Matsukawa and former reporters Gary Chittim and Elisa HahnFacebook Posting

Christopher Blazina

9/17/22 - KIRO 7 Seattle Engineer and Director of Technical Services Christopher Blazina retires after 37+ years. He handled logistics for dozens of Seafairs and built numerous sets during his years at KIRO.  Michelle Millman, Facebook
 
Seattle Kraken

9/17/22 - KING 5 Media Group has announced plans to live broadcast four pre-season Seattle Kraken games in September and October on KONG-TV. This is the second straight season KONG-TV will broadcast Kraken games, after airing four preseason games in 2021.  KONG Release

FCC

9/17/22 - Threshold Communications sells the tolled CP for KVNW-FM 92.9 Napavine/ Centralia to Premier Broadcasters, Inc. for $250,000. The KVNW CP has been tolled since 2015 due to a pending legal appeal by Premier to their petition for reconsideration over the grant of the CP.  Radio Insight

Alicia Doyle

9/16/22 - Veteran TV producer Alicia Doyle leaves her position with Global BC after a year and a half. She's held positions in the past with CTV Vancouver and CBC in several locations.  Twitter Announcement

Vancouver Canucks

Sportsnet 650


9/16/22 - Sportsnet has released its NHL regional broadcast schedule for radio and TV, but there is no mention of a deal between The Canucks and Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver, which has held the rights since 2017. 650’s coverage of the team is progressing but there is still no official announcement.  Rob Williams, Daily Hive  Patrick Johnston, The Province

Leah Pezzetti

9/16/22 - New Seattle Meteorologist Leah Pezzetti clarifies questions being asked about who she replaced at KING 5. She says she replaced "NO ONE!" Pezzetti arrived earlier this month from KGTV San DiegoTwitter Announcement
 
Michelle Morton

9/15/22 - After two years, former Vancouver journalist/ broadcaster Michelle Morton has departed her position as reporter/ anchor/ web editor at CityNews 680 CFTR Toronto. She was a news anchor/ reporter at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver from 2016-18 and then a contributing writer and photojournalist at Daily Hive Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 2020.  Twitter Announcement
 
Savannah Bagshaw

9/15/22 - Savannah (Sav) Bagshaw joins Corus Radio Vancouver, replacing Alison Mullock who left her position as FM Promotions Specialist last month. Bagshaw has been with Stingray for the past 2½ years in Kelowna and more recently as Promotions Coordinator for Z95.3 CKZZ-FM and The Breeze CHLG-FM 104.3 Vancouver.   

Kevin Olenick

9/15/22 - Kevin Olenick joins CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver as part of the Traffic Team. The Hockey Podcast host has formerly worked at Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey and Vancouver Co-Op Radio CFRO-FM 100.5Twitter Announcement 

Brooke Fox

9/15/22 - All Access "Women to Watch" column MC Media Principal Charese Fruge talks with nationally syndicated morning host Brooke Fox, of ‘Brooke & Jeffrey in the Morning.’ based at MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle.  All Access Music Group

Numeris

9/14/22 - The Summer 2022 PPM ratings released last week by Numeris in Canada included a note stating “Effective the start of the 2022-23 broadcast year (August 29, 2022), the Radio Topline Reports will no longer be produced. The final report will encompass the period ending on August 28, 2022.” Discontinued are Vancouver and the other four PPM markets released quarterly, the twice yearly diary surveys in twenty one markets, and all national weekly ratings reports for television.  RadioInsight

Austin Jenkins

9/13/22 - Olympia-based Austin Jenkins, veteran news reporter at Public Radio Northwest News Network, is leaving his position after 19 years for a new opportunity. He's joining Pluribus News to cover transportation, infrastructure and disruption. He will continue to host Inside Olympia Thursdays at 7 & 10 p.m. on TVWTwitter Announcement  Essex Porter Tribute
 
Joe Fryer

9/13/22 - Former KING 5 Seattle reporter Joe Fryer has been named the winner of the NLGJA 2022 Journalist of the Year Award. Since 2013 he's been an NBC News NOW anchor/ correspondent based in New York.  Twitter News  Tribute Video  Awards List
 
James Aitken

9/12/22 - Former CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver editor/ reporter/ anchor James Aitken has landed a new position as Production Editor at South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He has most recently held a number of positions with Television Broadcasts Limited and China Mobile. He was on air at 'WX from 1998-2004.  LinkedIn Announcement 

Steve Raible

9/12/22 - KING 5 Seattle Sports Director Paul Silvi has announced that Seahawks radio play by play announcer and former player Steve Raible will join The Fifth Quarter post-game show beginning Sunday, Sept. 18. The segment will take the place of Clayton's Corner, which was hosted weekly by the late John Clayton. Silvi paid tribute to Clayton on Sunday night's season debut program.

Cole Schisler

9/10/22 - Cole Schisler starts as a new anchor at CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver. For the last three years he has been working as provincial reporter for Surrey-based Black Press Media, including time as Editor at the company's Ladysmith ChronicleTwitter Announcement

Leah Pezzetti

9/09/22 - KING 5 Seattle picks up Meteorologist Leah Pezzetti from California. For the last 2+ years she has been a reporter, then Meteorologist with ABC10 News KGTV San Diego. Twitter Announcement

Steele and Vance

9/09/22 - The Steele and Vance weekly one-hour talk show premiered last night on CHEK-TV Victoria. Lynda Steele was most recently the afternoon talk show host at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver and Jody Vance has been a prominent news and sports figure on several Vancouver stations since the early 1990s.  Episode 1 Video

Lauren Pullen

9/09/22 - CTV News Vancouver has announced the addition of veteran Global News reporter and anchor Lauren Pullen, who joins as a new weekend anchor. She was an anchor/ reporter for Global Okanagan from 2013-17 and most recently for Global CalgaryTwitter Announcement

Seattle Seahawks

9/08/22 - KONG-TV Seattle makes its final tech run through before the debut of the new season-long Thursday Seahawks Central show live tonight at 9:30 p.m. The Seahawks first regular season game airs at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 on ABC/ KOMO-TV and on the Seahawks Radio Network from Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710Twitter Announcement

Kristin Clark

9/08/22 - KOMO-TV Seattle Meteorologist Kristin Clark posted a tweet yesterday that said the Mt. Rainier volcano appeared to be “venting”, which went viral. The National Park Service quickly issued a news release stating, "A new vent has NOT opened on the volcano." It added, "The USGS seismic network does not show any unusual levels of activity coming from Mount Rainier."  National Park Service Release  Kristin Clark Tweet

Research Director, Inc.

9/08/22 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August '22 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Numeris

9/08/22 - Numeris PPM 12+ ratings for May 30 - August 28, 2022 have been released for Vancouver. News/ Talk CKNW AM 980 continues to lead with a 12.5 share. Country CJJR-FM 93.7 is second with 11.0. CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/ AM 690 is third with 9.8.  Radio West

Elmer Tippe

9/08/22 - Vancouver country musician and broadcaster Elmer Tippe died September 7 at age 89. He hosted shows at CJJC Langley from 1969-75 and at Super Country CKWX from 1975-91. Tippe was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in Sacramento in 1993, the Canadian Country Music Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2002 and received seven Country Music Broadcaster Awards.  Facebook Announcement  Hall of Fame Biography

Eddie Gregory

9/08/22 - Eddie Gregory has been named voice of the WHL Vancouver Giants and play-by-play broadcaster for 2022-23. He has been a producer at TSN 1040 CKST (now Funny 1040) and Sportsnet 650 CISL.  Giants Release 

Red Robinson

9/07/22 - On the occasion of the birthday of Buddy Holly, legendary Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson unveils a historic photo of the two of them taken just two days before The Crickets played their only Seattle shows in October 1957.  Feliks Banel Tweet

Nielsen Audio

9/07/22 - Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 moves up into first place in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma August 2022 PPM 6+ ratings with a 6.6 share. AC KSWD-FM 94.1 makes a big jump up to second with a 6.3 share. All Sports KIRO AM 710 is third with 6.2. (Normally top three News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 slips to fourth with a 6.1 share.)   Radio Online

Hawks Live

9/07/22 - Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 returns its weekly Hawks Live show to live broadcasts before an in-person audience at Bellevue Square’s Center Court for select shows this year for the first time since before the pandemic. The show is hosted by Seahawks broadcasters and former players Michael Bumpus and Paul MoyerKIRO Release
 
KJ Wright

9/06/22 - Former Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright joins Brock and Salk from 8-9 a.m. every Wednesday morning during the NFL season on Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 Seattle. The first episode is this Wednesday, Sept. 7.  KIRO Release

Kim Shepard

9/06/22 - Veteran Seattle radio news anchor Kim Shepard has joined Northwest Newsradio KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7 Seattle as afternoon co-anchor with PD Rick Van Cise. She has most recently worked at KUOW-FM 94.9LinkedIn Announcement
 
Azzaya Khan


9/05/22 - Azzaya Khan has announced he has left his position of national news anchor/ reporter with CityNews Vancouver. He has been with CityNews since 2019.  Twitter Announcement 
 
Nick Allard

9/05/22 - KIRO 7 Seattle morning Meteorologist Nick Allard returns to the screen Tuesday following back surgery last month. He had also taken time off earlier in the year for back problems, which continued to bother him.  Twitter Announcement  Facebook Announcement
 
Nia Wong

9/04/22 - Nia Wong joins FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle as a weekend evening anchor/ reporter after three years as an evening anchor and investigative reporter at KXLY-TV Spokane.  Twitter Announcement
 
Kelly Hanson

9/03/22 (Updated) - Kelly Hanson, Emmy Award winning Production Manager and host of the KING 5 Seattle YouTube series Local Lens, is on the cover of the latest edition of the Italian-based fashion publication Bloom. A year ago she was one of the 2021 Women to Watch at 425 MagazineFacebook Posting  LinkedIn Posting

Dale Hicks

9/02/22 - A celebration of life has been announced for long time CHAN-TV Vancouver (now Global BC) reporter/ Camera Assignment Manager Dale Hicks, who passed away September 25, 2021 at age 78. It will be held Wednesday, September 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marine Drive Golf Club, 7425 Yew Street, Vancouver.  Online Announcement  Obituary

Cliff Shim

9/02/22 - Global BC camera operator Cliff Shim shares his “miracle” recovery story after suffering a cardiac arrest while jogging in the spring and “technically” dying for about 30 minutes.      Elizabeth McSheffrey, Global News
 
Gabe Mercer

9/01/22 - Gabe Mercer joins The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister morning show as co-host on The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle. She will be heard weekdays from 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. beginning September 6. Mercer, originally from Wenatchee, will continue in her midday slot 10 a.m. to noon.  RadioInsight

 
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