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Rob Fai

8/14/20 - Rob Fai, Director of Communications and broadcaster for the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club has announced he is stepping down from his position. Fai has broadcast games on TSN1040, Sportsnet 650 and Sportsnet Pacific TV since 2007.  Twitter Announcement/ Video
Kier Junos

8/14/20 - Former Joytv Surrey Videographer/ Assistant Producer Kier Junos has joined Citytv Vancouver as a videojournalist. He held several positions at Joytv since October 2017.
CKSP AM 600 Vancouver

8/14/20 - CKSP AM 600 Vancouver has begun on-air testing with south Asian music and periodic station ID's. The station is co-siting with CKNW AM 980 at its Cloverdale transmitter site with 50,000 watts day 20,000 watts night.  CRTC Info
Brooke and Jeffrey

8/13/20 - Virgin Radio CFMG-FM 104.9 Edmonton will start airing morning show Brooke & Jeffrey Monday August 17. Hosted by Brooke Fox and Jeffrey Dubow, the show originates out of Seattle and is syndicated by Premiere Networks. Brooke & Jeffrey will replace the previous morning show trio featuring David Cruise, Britt Jones and Katie Stanners, who had been together less than a year. Cruise was co-host of the Ruby and Cruise morning show at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver from 2014-17.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
Carl Gardner

8/13/20 - Bonneville International Corporation Senior Vice President and San Francisco Market Manager Carl Gardner will retire at the end of this month. He was Vice President and Seattle Market Manager for the company from 2008-17 before transferring to San Francisco when te company re-entered that market. Radio Ink

Julien Nieh

8/12/20 - Julian Nieh takes over evenings at MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle. He was most recently the afternoon host at WiLD KYLD-FM 94.9 San Francisco.  All Access Music Group

John LaPorte

8/11/20 - After only 14 months, KIRO 7 Seattle News Director John LaPorte has tendered his resignation and will be relocating back to Wisconsin in early September. He has accepted a new position as Assistant News Director of WDJT-TV Milwaukee.  FTV Live
Jawn Jang

8/10/20 - Jawn Jang joins CKNW AM 980 Vancouver as an on-air contributor. He's was an on-air personality at Rogers Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver from 2017-19.  Twitter Announcement
Everett Fitzhugh

8/10/20 - The Seattle Kraken have hired ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones radio voice and Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting Everett Fitzhugh as its first broadcaster. His exact role on TV and radio has yet to be determined.  All Access Music Group

Laura Baziuk

8/07/20 - Following the announced departure of CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Radio News Manager Terry Schintz yesterday, the news radio team will be reporting to Digital Managing Editor Laura Baziuk, who is a former anchor/ reporter. She left 'NW in February 2016, but returned this March in her new role.

Mara Soriano

8/07/20 - Mara Soriano was reunited with the Build-A-Bear containing a voice message from her late mother last week. The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver morning hosts Tyler Middleton and Chris Lynch got wind of the story and offered to make backup copies of the audio from the bear. Now Soriano has multiple copies in case anything happens to the bear.  Josh Duncan, Kelowna Now  The Peak News

Alan Thicke

8/07/20 - Sitcom dad Alan Thicke is being recognized by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for a trio of popular theme songs he helped create. He will be celebrated as co-writer of the catchy opening numbers for prime time classics The Facts of Life, Diff'rent Strokes, and the game show Wheel of Fortune. Thicke hosted the Alan Thicke Show on BCTV Vancouver and the CTV Network from 1980-83. He died of a heart attack in 2016 at age 69.  David Friend, The Canadian Press
Cliff Mass

8/07/20 - KNKX-FM 88.5 Seattle has announced the segment Weather with Cliff Mass will no longer air, effective immediately. The station says his post on his personal blog on recent events in Seattle were sensationalized and misleading and not reflecting "who we are and what we stand for at KNKX." Mass has had the 5-10 minute segment on KNKX/ KUOW for over 15 years.  KNKX Announcement  Cliff Mass Blog

Terry Schintz

8/06/20 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Radio News Manager Terry Schintz has announced that he has done his last newscast. He's been with 'NW for about 20 years and News Manager since 2011. Shintz appears to be the third of the three local layoffs previously announced by Corus EntertainmentTwitter Announcement
Chris Cruise

8/06/20 - Former CBS Radio Seattle Content Producer Chris Cruise is joining the Throwback Nation Radio franchise for fill-in work and future brand extension projects. He was on air at KMPS-FM Seattle from 2014-16.  All Access Music Group

Bob Simpson

8/06/20 - Former CHLY-FM 101.7 Nanaimo Station Manager Bob Simpson died July 10 from stomach cancer in a private hospital room in Calgary. He was 75. Simpson was in broadcasting for five decades at stations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, CKST Langley/ Vancouver, CKDA Victoria, Central Island Broadcasting in Nanaimo, CIVL-FM Abbotsford and CHLY. He retired in May 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Nanaimo.  BC Local News Obituary  Aaron Levy, CIVL
Dave Graham

8/06/20 - Dave Graham signed off from The Beach CIBH-FM 88.5 Parksville last Friday morning. He started in radio as a high school student in 1977, making stops in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Terrace and Courtenay before joining The Beach in 2003. Alex Rawnsley, NanaimoNewsNOW

Peter Ray

8/06/20 - Peter Rakobowchuk, known on air as Peter Ray, has died at age 71. He reported news for CKO-FM Vancouver in 1978 and was a long time journalist with Broadcast News, a subsidiary of The Canadian Press. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family will be holding a private service August 12 at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home in Pointe-Claire, QC.  Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press
Pat O'Day

8/05/20 - Legendary Seattle DJ, concert promoter and Seafair race announcer Pat O’Day died Tuesday at his home in the San Juan Islands. He was 85. He was Seattle's highest-profile DJ of the 1960s and the area's dominant dance promoter. O'Day is probably best remembered as the afternoon drive personality at KJR, where he would eventually become program director and general manager. He owned KYYX-FM in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. KOMO News  KIRO7 News  Feliks Banel, MyNorthwest
Research Director, Inc.

8/05/20 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive July PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Nielsen Audio

8/04/20 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 continues its position in first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma July 2020 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings with a 7.1 share. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 continues in second place with a 6.3 share. Classic Hits KJR-FM 95.7 moves up to third with 5.5.  Radio Online

CKSP AM 600 Vancouer

8/04/20 - Work resumes today on the transmitter site to get the new CKSP AM 600 Vancouver on the air. Work had been delayed due to COVID 19. The station is co-siting with CKNW AM 980 at its Cloverdale transmitter site.
Willy in the Morning
8/04/20 - Corus Radio has announced that Willy in the Morning, on Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver will expand to include Chuck CKNG-FM 92.5 Edmonton effective August 24. The show was added to Q107 CFGQ-FM 107.3 Calgary last year.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
Carole Taylor

8/04/20 - Former CBC Vancouver broadcaster Carole Taylor, who was the BC Minister of Finance from 2005-08, has been named to the Order of British Columbia along with crooner Michael Buble and 11 others. Taylor hosted several series including Pacific Report, Authors, Scene from Here, and Vancouver Life on CBC-TV Vancouver from 1976-86. CTV News  BC Government Release

Jubal 106.1

8/03/20 - KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle has begun the process of rebranding following the announcement of the upcoming debut of Jubal Fresh. It's now branding as Jubal 106.1 with most imaging teasing the coming debut of Fresh and additional changes built around the launch of the show.  Lance Venta, Radio Insight
Lynn Shelton

8/02/20 - Seattle film maker and TV producer Lynn Shelton has received a posthumous Emmy Award nomination. She died May 16 in Los Angeles at age 54. Most of her feature films were made in Washington state with local film crews. Chris Talbott, Seattle Times
Pat Jacura

8/02/20 - Pat Jacura, longtime receptionist at CKNW Vancouver in the 60s and 70s, died June 20 at age 88. She was the smiling voice who greeted callers and visitors to the 227 Columbia and 815 McBride Plaza studios for many years. A service will be announced at a later date.  Sun/ Province Obituary
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle

8/01/20 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle this week implemented changes to its DJ and programming lineup as part of its effort to become 'an anti-racist organization'. The changes were first reported here on July 16th. The world-renowned nonprofit station has increased its on-air and musical diversity. Chris Talbott, Seattle Times

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