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Christmas Wish Breakfast

12/01/22 - The 35th annual Fortis BC & Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast returns Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 as well as Global BC personalities will host the event.  Rock 101 Release
 

Nielsen

12/01/22 - The two KIROs switch places in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma November 2022 PPM 6+ ratings. News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves up to first place with a 7.0 share. All Sports KIRO AM 710 slips to second with a 6.6 share. Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 continues in third place with a 5.6 share.  Radio Online

STAR FM CKSR Chilliwack

12/01/22 - STAR FM CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack moved to all Christmas music as Chilliwack's Christmas Music Station at 9 a.m. today.

FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle

12/01/22 - FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle teams up with Les Schwab Tire Centers for its annual toy drive. FOX 13 Info

Emil Moffatt

11/30/22 - Emil Moffatt has joined Seattle market Public Radio KNKX-FM 88.5 as a reporter and All Things Considered host. He arrives from WABE-FM 90.1 Atlanta.  Twitter Announcement

NSMA

11/30/22 - The National Sports Media Association has released the names of its five Washington Sportscaster Finalists. NSMA has been recognizing excellence in sports media since 1959.  Twitter Announcement

Hanna Scott

11/30/22 - After 20 years in journalism, with the last ten in Seattle, reporter Hanna Scott has announced her last day at KIRO Radio will be Dec. 9. The multiple Edward R. Murrow award winner has also reported for KOMO Radio.  Twitter Announcement
  

KING 5 Morning News

11/30/22 - KING 5 Seattle lays claim to having Western Washington's most watched morning news.  Twitter
 
Monika Coen

11/30/22 - Monika Coen, Regional Senior Manager of Marketing and Promotions for Global BC & Global Okanagan has been awarded the Gina Steeves Award, given every year to a Corus employee who goes above and beyond in supporting the CKNW Kids’ Fund. So far this year the fund total is $2,752,168.  Twitter #1  Twitter #2

KOMO 4 Seattle Toy Drive

11/30/22 - KOMO 4 Seattle along with its radio cluster and the Salvation Army is underway with its toy drive to directly help families in western Washington.  KOMO Release

Catlan Nguyen

11/29/22 - The snow that is starting to fall is the first that KING 5 Seattle producer Catlan Nguyen has seen. She arrived from San Diego to join KING in June.  Jake Whittenberg Tweet/ Video

KIRO 7 Seattle

11/28/22 - A sports bet between KIRO 7 Seattle's anchor Michelle Millman and Meteorologist Nick Allard over the Apple Cup resulted in Allard parading in front of the studio with a "Go Dawgs I Love Huskies" sign.  Facebook Video

Kevin Callahan

11/28/22 - Kevin Callahan, most recently Audacy Western Region Programming VP (10/26/22), returns to Albany, NY-based Pamal Broadcasting as Corporate Director of Operations and Programming. At Audacy, he oversaw The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle and stations in San Diego, Kansas City, Portland, Riverside and Phoenix.  All Access Music Group
 

Stacy Rost

11/28/22 - Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 host Stacy Rost was a guest co-host with KIRO 7 Sports Director Chris Francis on its post game show Sunday following the Seattle Seahawks OT loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
 
Ocean 98.5 CIOC-FM Victoria

11/28/22 - Ocean 98.5 CIOC-FM Victoria has moved to All Christmas as Vancouver Island’s Feel Good Christmas Station.  Ocean Announcement

UWSPJ

11/27/22 - The University of Washington Society of Professional Journalists invites students to a tour of KING 5. The first tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at 10 a.m. with the possibility of multiple tour groups at later times.  UW Tweet  Interest Form
 

Joan Andersen

11/26/22 - Retired CBC Vancouver reporter/ executive Joan Andersen passed away Nov. 9 at age 73. She began her career in journalism in Vancouver, which spanned 35 years with CBC. Andersen moved to Toronto and Washington, DC before returning to Vancouver as Director of Radio and Director of Programming from 1999-2009.  Sun/ Province Obituary
 
Kalie Greenberg

11/25/22 - KING 5 Seattle reporter Kalie Greenberg has announced her last day today to explore opportunities out of news. She's been at KING since Mar. 2019 when she arrived from Madison, WI.  Twitter Announcement
  
Maddie White

11/25/22 - FOX5 KVVU-TV Henderson/ Las Vegas anchor and multimedia journalist Maddie White joins KING 5 Seattle. She joins as an evening reporter starting Monday, Nov. 28.  Twitter Announcement
 
Theron Zahn

11/25/22 - In case it's going unnoticed, a Christmas music reminder has appeared on the highway.
Theron Zahn Tweet

KWPZ-FM Christmas

11/25/22 -  After playing some Christmas selections over the last 10 days, PRAISE 106.5 KWPZ-FM Lynden went all Christmas at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 with Joy to the World by Aretha Franklin.

BCAB

11/25/22 - The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters has announced winners in its BCAB Awards of Excellence. Locally, Best Commercial Creative - Radio - Large Market goes to Rock 101/ CFOX and CKNW Vancouver. Best Commercial Creative - TV - Small Market goes to CHEK-TV Victoria.  Facebook Posting

CRTC

11/25/22 - Northern Native Broadcasting has until August 31, 2023 to get its new 9,000 watt Aboriginal station CJNY-FM 106.3 Vancouver on the air. Due to financial and COVID issues, NNB had originally abandoned plans for the new station this past Spring with the construction permit expiring in June. Since then economic conditions at NNB have drastically improved and they now wish to proceed with the project.  Canadian Radio News

Margaret Gallagher

11/24/22 - Margaret Gallagher takes over the province-wide CBC weekend morning show North by Northwest starting Jan. 7. The award-winning reporter and host of CBC Radio One's longest running radio program Hot Air, is replacing longtime host Sheryl MacKay, who is retiring from her role on Dec. 31.  CBC Release

Jason D'Sousa

11/24/22 - Former CBC Radio Vancouver producer and host Jason D'Souza, who has been hosting Fresh Air from CBC Toronto since 2020, returns to BC to host All Points West on CBC Victoria. The 2015 Simon Fraser University BA in Communication and Media Studies will begin in his new role Jan. 16th.  CBC Release

Home Team Harvest

11/23/22 - Home Team Harvest, Washington State's largest annual food drive, is on with a target of 21 million meals. Jake Whittenberg and Mimi Jung host a one-hour Home Team Harvest broadcast special on KING 5 at 10 a.m. Dec. 3.  KING 5 Release

Drex

11/23/22 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning host Drex shares details of the heart attack he endured last Friday. He has now protected his Twitter account following a barrage of Tweets by anti-vaxxers. Drex is expected to be back on air January 3rd.  Cheryl Chan, The Province

Eddie Olczyk

11/23/22 - Seattle Kraken TV broadcaster and cancer survivor Eddie Olczyk reflects on the important role his family, friends and the hockey community have played in his battle against cancer.  Twitter Announcement

Bryan Johnson

11/22/22 - Longtime KOMO-TV and radio reporter Bryan Johnson recalls his coverage of the news the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 59 years ago. Johnson covered numerous memorable stories during his time as a Seattle broadcaster. He joined KOMO in 1959 and retired 53 years later.  Feliks Banel, KUOW

Drex

11/21/22 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning host Drex continues to recover from a heart attack Friday evening. He received a stent in his artery within the first hour of reaching hospital, with a second one in a different artery expected later this week. Drex is expected to be off work for the next four to six weeks.  Nikitha Martins, Daily Hive  CityNews
 
KIXI AM 880 Seattle

11/21/22 - Seattle market KIXI AM 880 has now added all Christmas songs to its music playlist.

CBS

11/20/22 - CBS has reversed its decision to pause Twitter posting because of concerns about the social media platform under new ownership. After a 40-hour pause, the directive to stations is over, but no specifics have been offered. The decision would affect CBS-owned KSTW-TV Seattle.  CBS News Release  Axios Release

CBS

11/19/22 - CBS-owned stations across the U.S. have been told by the network to pause Tweeting while it monitors the social media site following the takeover by Elon Musk. This would affect KSTW-TV Seattle, which has not tweeted since Friday night. The network itself has also paused activity. The directive presumably would not affect CBS affiliates owned by other companies, such as KIRO 7 Seattle.  FTV Live  The confusion comes with CBS O&Os like KSTW, which does not run CBS programming, and is an affiliate of the CW, owned by Nexstar.

Drex

11/19/22 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning host Drex suffered a heart attack yesterday evening. He says he is doing OK but will require installation of a stent.  Twitter Announcement 

FCC

11/19/22 - The FCC has granted KKOL AM 1300 Seattle a license renewal and transfer to Inspiration Media of Seattle.  The renewal comes with an STA order to decrease power from 50 kW to 35 kW and requests a permanent reduction in power to that new level. The Bainbridge Island community fought hard against interference issues, but only got a partial victory.  FCC Filing  FCC Letter  Radio Insight

Move 103.5 Christmas

11/18/22 - Move 103.5 CHQM-FM joined the ranks at 4:03 p.m. today as "Vancouver's Christmas Music Station" with All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey.  Move 103.5 Audio

Spirit 105.3 Christmas

11/18/22 - Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle switched to all Christmas music on Wednesday Nov. 16 at 7:05 am.

Suzanne Newman

11/18/22 - A new podcast aimed at seniors has launched on the Salem Media Group Senior Resource website. It's hosted by CEO Suzanne Newman who also hosts Answers for Elders Radio on The Answer KKOL AM 1300 Seattle.  All Access Music Group

Kareem Gouda

11/18/22 - After three years at CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver, Kareem Gouda is moving on. The 2019 BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism graduate starts a new position as reporter/ anchor at Global BC and CKNW AM 980 next month.  Twitter Announcement

CBC

11/18/22 - Plans for the CBC Radio Vancouver 35th annual Open House and Food Bank Day are underway for Friday Dec. 2.  There will be special programming for Vancouver and Victoria.  Last year the annual event raised over $2.9 million for local food banks across BC.  CBC Release

Taylor Mirfendereski

11/18/22 - Two-time Peabody Award-winning KING 5 Seattle multimedia journalist Taylor Mirfendereski takes pride in being an official Trust Indicator Ambassador for The Trust Project, an international consortium of news organizations collaborating to use transparency to build a more trustworthy and trusted press.  Twitter Posting

Elise Woodward

11/17/22 -  Seattle sports media TV and radio host and Washington Huskies sideline reporter Elise Woodward comments on Washington Athletics' female student-athletes and local professionals meeting to further celebrate 50 years of Title IX. Woodward was the first woman to do play-by-play for Washington football.  Twitter Posting  

Les Staff

11/17/22 - Former CTV Vancouver executive Les Staff has joined his wife's company Corry Staff Financial Group. He started at CTV as an executive producer in 2007, and was most recently Director of News and Information from 2012 until his departure in Jan. 2021.  News Release 

WARM Christmas

11/16/22 - Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle has moved to all Christmas music.  WARM Release

The Sound KSWD Christmas

11/16/22 - Delilah kicks off Christmas music on The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle.  The Sound Release

Feliks Banel

11/16/22 - Seattle historian Feliks Banel looks back at the KIRO AM 710 power boost to 50,000 watts in 1941, giving it the most coverage of any station in the Pacific Northwest at the time.  Feliks Banel Twitter

Matt Martinez

11/15/22 - Former Seattle market KNKX-FM 88.5 Content Director Matt Martinez has been named by CNN Audio as showrunner for the new weekly podcast "The Assignment with Audie Cornish", which premieres Thursday Nov. 17. He served at KNKX from 2015-21.  All Access Music Group
 

Brisa Mendez

11/15/22 - Brisa Mendez returns to her hometown of Seattle to join FOX 13 KCPQ-TV. For the last two years the UW communications graduate has been a meteorologist at KVAL-TV Eugene, ORTwitter Announcement

KING 5 Seattle

11/14/22 - The KING 5 Seattle entourage return home from Germany following the unfortunate 21-16 loss by the Seahawks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Allianz Arena in Munich. Linked Twitter photo l. to r. are News/ Sports Production & Operations Manager Greg Thies, Morning News Anchor Jake Whittenberg, Chief Photojournalist Mike Perry and Sports Anchor Paul SilviTwitter Photo

Caroline Frolic

11/14/22 - Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver anchor/ host Caroline Frolic adds fill-in weather anchor at CTV Vancouver to her resume.
 
Eric Gee

11/14/22 - Former CBC Vancouver executive Eric Gee passed away in Banff on October 25 at age 95. He was Assistant to the Regional Director for the Province of B.C. in the 1950s and later served with the National Film Board of Canada.  Times Colonist Obituary
 
Andy Walsh

11/12/22 - An obituary has been published for former CKWX Vancouver newscaster Andy Walsh (Andrew Mark Woloshen), who passed away Nov. 5 at age 90. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. November 29 at St. Joseph the Worker, 4451 Williams Road in Richmond.  Sun/ Province Obituary  BC Catholic Tribute  2012 News HOF Video  2017 BT Retirement Video
 
Curt Appleby

11/12/22 - Former Team 1040 CKST AM Vancouver morning show producer Curt Appleby has left his current position as producer for the Sekeres & Price podcast on Go Goat Sports. He's been there since Aug. 2021.  Twitter Announcement
 
Remembrance Day Canada

Veterans Day USA


11/11/22 - We salute Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the US on November 11, remembering all of our military, past and present. You have our undying support. Thanks for what you have already done and will continue to do to protect us.

KNHC-FM Seattle

11/11/22 - Now in its 51st year of operation as a dance station, KNHC-FM 89.5 Seattle has booked performances at the Music's in our Blood private donor concert on Jan. 5th at Nathan Hale's Performing Art Center in Seattle.  All Access Music Group

The Breeze CHLG-FM Vancouver

11/11/22 - Christmas music starts this weekend on The Breeze CHLG-FM 104.3 Vancouver. Holiday classics will be played non-stop from Nov. 12 to Dec. 27, when the station switches tunes back to "Relaxing Favourites".  Amir Ali, Daily Hive
 
Kelly Franson

11/11/22 - Former KIRO 7 Seattle Meteorologist and Content Creator Kelly Franson has some good news following removal of a benign brain tumor 12 years ago. She reported weather for KIRO from 2014-17 and is now Public Relations Manager for St. Luke's Health System in Twin Falls ID.  Facebook Announcement

Canadian Radio Awards

11/10/22 - Broadcast Dialogue has unveiled the winners of its 2022 Canadian Radio Awards. Simi Sara at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver has been named Best Major Market On-Air Host (News/Talk/Sports); SONiC CKKS-FM Vancouver gets the nod for Best Major Market On-Air Promotion for its Stunt Against The Machine; Kerrylee Manuel at Rock 101 CFMI-FM Vancouver gets Major Market Best Performance in a Commercial and Corus Radio Vancouver scored for Major Market Best Achievement in Engineering. A number of entries in our coverage area were also named runners-up in several categories.  Full list of winners

 Dave Niehaus

11/10/22 - With the Seattle Mariners reaching the playoffs this year for the first time since 2001, the team remembers veteran broadcaster Dave Niehaus, who passed away 12 years ago today at age 75. He was the Voice of the Mariners from the  first game on April 6, 1977 until his passing in 2010. He broadcast 5,284 of the 5,385 regular season games played in Club history.  Mariners Video
 
John Moug

11/10/22 - STAR 101.5 KPLZ-FM Seattle host John Moug of the morning show Moug & Angie ascends scaffolding located in the parking lot of The Outlet Collection in Auburn to kick off its first-ever Toy Drive. He will say up there for 12 days.  All Access Music Group

Rick Steves

11/10/22 - KING 5 Seattle morning anchor Jake Whittenberg gets some help touring Munich from TV & radio host Rick Steves ahead of this Sunday's Seahawks game in Germany. Twitter Announcement  YouTube Video

Jennifer Burke

11/10/22 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Jennifer Burke has joined Pivotal Media in Toronto, the communications firm started by Marisa Thomas, after leaving CTV News Channel in August. Burke had been with the network for 13 years, following a media career in Vancouver from 1988-2008. Thomas was a reporter for Global BC from 2001-12.

Kiah Tucker

11/09/22 - Radio veteran Kiah Tucker starts in middays Nov. 14 on Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver, replacing Robin LaRose, who moves to p.m. drive.  Tucker was most recently in afternoon drive at KiSS (now SONiC) CKKS-FM 104.9Milkman Unlimited  Amir Ali, Daily Hive
 
Andy Walsh

11/08/22 - Former News 1130 CKWX Vancouver anchor Andy Walsh passed away over the weekend at age 90. He spent 65+ years in radio, with the last 20 at CKWX, until retirement in 2017. Walsh began his radio career at CKSF Cornwall, ON in 1951.  John Ackermann, Twitter  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue 

Tori Dunn

11/08/22 - Tori Dunn, who was marketing director at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle from 2018-20 when she was released during cuts at the station, has found a new position. She joins Kissin Country 92.3 KIZN-FM Boise as Director of Marketing and midday host.  Inside Radio
 

Dan Russell

11/07/22 - MOJ on Sports podcast host Bob Marjanovich interviews retired Vancouver broadcaster Dan Russell who hosted nearly 8,000 programs of Sportstalk spanning more than 30 years. They cover Russell's background along with mentions of numerous local broadcasters. Russell was recently inducted into the BC Sports Hall of FameMarjanovich Podcast  Steve Ewen, The Province

KIRO Radio Seattle

11/07/22 - KIRO Radio 97.3 Seattle takes a lighthearted look with their promotion of Tuesday's US election night coverage.  KIRO Video

Maria Weisgarber

11/07/22 - Veteran reporter Maria Weisgarber has left her position with CTV Vancouver and has joined the Surrey RCMP as a media relations coordinator. She had been with CTV since 2007.
 
Pablo Gaviria

11/05/22 - Pablo Gaviria, who left his position as multimedia journalist at Univision Seattle KUNS-TV after nine years, has joined KIRO 7. He was reporting in Spanish, but regards the move as, "An opportunity to highlight some of the stories of an underrepresented community in Seattle for a larger public."  Twitter Announcement
 
Chris Egan

11/05/22 - Nine time Emmy and Murrow Award winning KING 5 Seattle sports anchor/ reporter Chris Egan has some advice for new reporters moving to the rainy Pacific Northwest. He says to bring Ziploc bags.  Twitter Post

Jawn Jang

11/05/22 - Jawn Jang, who left his position at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver on Nov. 4, has joined Metro Vancouver regional transportation authority TransLink as its new Media Relations Advisor.  Twitter Announcement

Steve Bunin

11/04/22 - KING 5 Seattle news anchor Steve Bunin has left his position. While details of his departure will not likely be made public, he has stated on his Facebook page, "I'm still in Seattle, but no longer at KING 5. Hopefully, you'll find me on another TV station in town soon." Following his arrival from ESPN in Houston in 2016, Bunin co-anchored mornings on KING, but later moved to noon with a.m. appearances.

Webster Awards

11/04/22 - CBC Vancouver and Global BC are broadcast winners of 2022 Webster Awards recognizing excellence in B.C. journalism.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
 
Unsolved Northwest

11/04/22 - KING 5 Seattle weekend evening anchor/ reporter Madison Wade hosts the station's new offering Unsolved Northwest. She and her team will go through KING 5 archives and talk to victims' families and investigators to try to uncover the truth on some of Washington's nearly 3,000 unsolved homicide cases, and will also branch out to Oregon and BC. The new segment airs Thursdays at 6:30 and 11 p.m.  KING 5 Video 
 
duPont Awards

11/03/22 - KING 5 News Seattle & Investigative Reporter Chris Ingalls exposé After Hours: Fostering Chaos about the mistreatment of foster children in the Seattle area is among the finalists in the 2023  duPont-Columbia Awards. The winners will be announced in early 2023 with the awards ceremony scheduled for February 7.   List of finalists

RadioStar 2022

11/03/22 - Connie Thiessen, former Vancouver broadcaster and now editor of Broadcast Dialogue, along with Pattison Media Vancouver group PD Russell James are among 120 global judges for the On Air Coach Radio Star 2022 international talent search. The program is spearheaded by former Vancouver radio host Nails Mahoney, now Malta-based On Air Coach.  Twitter Announcement  LinkedIn Announcement
 
Matty B McIntyre

11/03/22 - Matty B McIntyre has been named Content Director for Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria. He’ll also host afternoons starting next month. McIntyre is currently Content Director for Rogers Media stations in Lethbridge and Canmore AB and has formerly been on air in the Vancouver market.

Rene Proulx

11/02/22 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer René Proulx passed away suddenly in Ottawa on Oct. 27 at age 73. He worked for more than 35 years at the CBC before retiring in 2011. He began his career in Vancouver and was soon working for CBC National News as an editor. From there, he was transferred to the Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa, where he worked until he retired.  Arbor Memorial Obituary

Research Director, Inc.

11/02/22 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive October '22 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

KEXP-FM Seattle

11/02/22 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle Live from Argentina kicked off with a searing performance by Lucy Patané on the station's first remote in Buenos Aires.  KEXP Video

Brian Jackson

11/02/22 -  FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle News Director Jake Wiederrich welcomes Brian Jackson to the 4 and 9 p.m. newscasts with Hana Kim. Jackson joined FOX 13 last month from ABC 27 WTXL-TV Tallahassee FLTwitter Announcement
  

Sportsnet 650 Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks

11/01/22 - After yesterday's announcement between the Canucks and Rogers, Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver has officially released the broadcast team. It includes play by play announcer Brendan Batchelor, analyst Randip Janda and pre and post game hosts Dan Riccio, Satiar Shah and Bik NizzarTwitter Announcement
 

Nielsen

11/01/22 - All Sports KIRO AM 710 continues in first place with a 7.6 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma October 2022 PPM 6+ ratings. News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves up to second with a 7.1 share. Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 is third with a 6.4 share.  Radio Online

Tatevik Aprikyan

11/01/22 - Former FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle reporter Tatevik Aprikyan who has left Newsy tells us, "I have since left that position recently for a new opportunity and will make that announcement when I am able to." She joined Newsy in Sept. 2021 with her first show airing in January. Meanwhile Newsy is going to re-brand as Scripps News beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

 
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