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David Bray

6/03/20 - 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

Numeris

6/03/20 - News/ Talk CKNW AM 980 continues in first place in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for February 24 - May 24, 2020 with a 16.1 share. CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/ FM 88.1 is second with 13.4. Country CJJR-FM 93.7 moves up to third with 9.2.  Numeris Release

Marni Hughes

6/02/20 - Former Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle news anchor Marni Hughes will co-anchor the new WGN America national newscast News Nation set to debut September 1. She left Q13 last September after eight years with the station. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times

Paisley Woodward

5/30/20 - Award-winning investigative producer Paisley Woodward retires at the end of this month after 30 years with CBC Vancouver. She was a Crown prosecutor before joining CBC in 1990. Her workmates surprised her with a motorcade-parade-car rally. Twitter posting/ video
 
Clay Freinwald

5/29/20 - The June 2020 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 COVID-19 virus at length and how it may affect the broadcast industry, stations that have already shut down and much more. June Clay's Corner

David Bray

5/29/20 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris Diary ratings for Victoria and four other Canadian radio markets. David Bray Overview

The Journey CJNY-FM Vancouver

5/28/20 - The CRTC has granted a one-year extension to Northern Native Broadcasting to get its new 9,000 watt Aboriginal station CJNY-FM 106.3 Vancouver on the air due to delays caused by the current pandemic. The previous deadline was June 14, 2020.

Douglas Hepburn

5/28/20 - Former CKNW Vancouver Sales Manager Douglas Hepburn died May 18 at age 78. He started his career in sales and marketing in Edmonton before moving to Vancouver, and later partnering with fellow broadcast sales veteran Gerry Gerling in their company Adtel. There will be gathering on May 30th at Doug’s home between 2 and 4, respecting all regulations regarding social distancing. Victory Memorial Obituary

FCC

5/28/20 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License from South Sound Broadcasting, LLC to Cheapeake Television Licensee, LLC for KOMO-FM 97.7 Oakville along with booster station KOMO-FM1 97.7 Tukwila and translator K249DX 97.7 Redmond. FCC Data
 
Numeris

5/28/20 - The Numeris Spring 2020 Radio Diary 12+ ratings have been released for Victoria, Abbotsford and Chilliwack, along with other smaller Canadian markets. Numeris Release
 
Rumina Daya

5/27/20 - Global BC News Hour at 6 reporter Rumina Daya has won an award for Best Local Reporter in the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards presented by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Katie Scott, Global News
  
Lynn Shelton

5/26/20 - The Tacoma News Tribune pays tribute to Seattle film maker and TV producer Lynn Shelton, who died May 15, in Los Angeles at age 54. The cause of death was a previously undiagnosed blood disorder. Chase Hutchinson, TNT
 
Charlie Burrell

5/23/20 - Retired KCTS-TV Seattle Broadcast Operations Supervisor Charlie Burrell died April 11 at age 78 from complications related to the coronavirus. He began work at KCTS in the late 1960s and was promoted into a supervisory position in 1978, retiring in the 1990s. A memorial is planned for next spring.  Annie Aguiar, Seattle Times
 
Amy Clancy

5/23/20 - Emmy Award winning KIRO-TV Seattle journalist Amy Clancy has announced her last day at the station  after 32 years. She started at KIRO 7 as an intern in 1988, then spent five and a half years as a news producer before becoming a reporter and anchor. She says on her Facebook page that she has accepted a job with the Seattle Police Department as a Strategic Communications Advisor.
 
Pat Nevin

5/23/20 - Cox Media Group has appointed Pat Nevin as the Vice President and General Manager of KIRO-TV Seattle effective at the end of June. He succeeds Greg Bilte, who announced his retirement early this week. Nevin was the Sales Manager at Seattle market KSTW-TV from 1995-97 and was most recently VP and GM at KOIN-TV Portland. Mark K. Miller, TVNewsCheck

Ferdy Baglo

5/23/20 - Pioneer Vancouver broadcaster Ferdy Baglo died May 15 in Chilliwack at age 93. He began his career at CKMO (later CFUN) at age 16 before moving to the newly launched CKNW in 1944 to become its first music director. Baglo worked at stations in Victoria and Saskatoon in the 1950s, then entered the ministry and received a degree in religious studies.  Sun/ Province Obituary 
 
KNDD-FM Countdown

5/22/20 - Alternative the end KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle will reminisce about the good old days, before quarantine, with the Top 107 Songs of Last Decade Because This One Sucks countdown. It will start Saturday (5/23) at 4 p.m., Sunday (5/24) at noon and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. All Access Music Group

Dick France 2018

5/22/20 - CBC Vancouver has released details of the passing of retired staffer Dick France on October 30, 2019, just one day short of his 90th birthday. He joined the corporation in the 1950s as a Film Sound Technician and was with the production team for Vancouver programs Cariboo Country (1960), The Education of Phyllistine (1964), The Beachcombers (1972-1990), Canadian Gardener (1989) and Spilled Milk (1995). He was also with CBC Toronto during the early '90s before returning to Vancouver.
    
Ken McKissock

5/21/20 - Ken McKissock died May 7 of cancer at age 71. He worked in the music industry before going on to a career in broadcast sales at BCTV (now Global BC) where he was a salesman and sales manager, and also worked at CFUN Vancouver. He went on to found advertising agency AIM Communications in 1992. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  Sun/ Province Obituary

Bruce Allen

5/19/20 - Music manager and radio personality Bruce Allen turns 75 years old today. He's not going to retire, but will continue to guide the careers of Bryan Adams, Michael Buble, Bob Rock and Jann Arden, among others. He will also continue to do his daily Reality Check commentaries on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver. John Mackie, Vancouver Sun

Greg Bilte

5/19/20 - Cox Media Group has announced that Greg Bilte, VP and GM of CBS affiliate KIRO-TV Seattle will retire effective June 30. His replacement has not yet been named. Bilte's retirement concludes a 41-year career in television broadcasting that began in 1979 as an account executive for KXLY-TV Spokane. Mark K. Miller, TVNewsCheck

Lynn Shelton

5/17/20 - Seattle film maker and TV producer Lynn Shelton died Friday, May 15, in Los Angeles. She was 54. The cause of death was a previously undiagnosed blood disorder unrelated to COVID-19. Shelton retained her Seattle home and her commitment to the local film community. Most of her feature films were made in Washington state with local film crews.  Marcie Sillman, KUOW
 
CHEK-TV Victoria

5/16/20 - CHEK-TV Victoria is running a special in lieu of the Victoria Day Parade, which has been broadcast live on the station for six decades, but is cancelled this year. A Victoria Day Parade Celebration Special will be aired at 9 a.m. Monday (5/18) with a repeat airing at 5:30 p.m. Tess van Straaten, CHEK News

Charlie Brown - Photo courtesy Seattle Times

5/16/20 - The Seattle Times has published a tribute to KJR and KUBE-FM Seattle radio personality Charlie Brown, who died May 11 from complications due to Parkinson's disease. A service will be held next March when he would have turned 75. Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times
 
KNUC-FM Seattle

5/15/20 - The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle teamed up with The Washington State Potato Commission, Farmers and the National Guard to give away thousands of pounds of potatoes that otherwise would have been thrown out. The Fitz In The Morning team greeted thousands with thousands of pounds of potatoes May 14 at the Tacoma Dome parking lot. Radio Ink
 
Dave Grosby

5/15/20 - Friends and colleagues rally around Seattle-broadcasting legend Dave The Groz Grosby as he fights Parkinson' s disease and other health issues.  He has spent the last 19 years of his 37-year broadcast career as a Seattle sports talk show host. Larry Stone, Seattle Times
 
Walter Kelley

5/14/20 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley has announced he is leaving the station and relocating to warmer climes. His last day is June 25. Kelley has been with Q13 since 1997. FTV Live
 
Gracies

5/13/20 - The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of the 45th annual Gracie Awards. KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle is a Reporter/ Correspondent winner in the Non-Commercial Local category. All Access Music Group
 
NAB Crystal Awards

5/13/20 - The National Association of Broadcasters announced the winners of its 2020 Crystal Radio Awards this morning. Hubbard Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle is among the winners. All Access Music Group

Research Director, Inc.

5/13/20 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive April PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Murrow Awards

5/13/20 - Vancouver and Victoria stations won a number of regional TV & radio Edward R. Murrow Awards. News 1130 CKWX Vancouver got two, with TV awards also going to CTV Vancouver, Global BC and CTV Vancouver Island. With the exception of two categories, Canadian news outlets swept the International division this year. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

KOMO Serattle

5/13/20 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle has won three regional Murrow awards including Best Newscast, Breaking News and Best Continuing Coverage in addition to its seven western region awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association. Radio Online

KING-TV Seattle

5/13/20 - RTDNA this week honored KING 5 Seattle  with eleven 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any local broadcast outlet across the country. Of the 17 categories for the Northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington), KING 5 was recognized in 11 categories. For the sixth year in a row, the station received the distinguished award for overall excellence. KING 5 Release

Nielsen Audio

5/12/20 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 increases its position in first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma April 2020 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings with a 6.9 share. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves up into second place with a 6.1 share. CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 is third with 5.8. Radio Online

Ian Hanomansing

5/12/20 - Ian Hanomansing, Vancouver-based weekend host of CBC’s The National, will speak about British Columbia’s handling of COVID-19 and covering the coronavirus, on the next J-Talks Live webcast Thursday, May 14. J-Talks Release
 
Saga Communications

5/12/20 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Transfer of Control from Saga Communications, Inc. to Saga Communications Reincorporation, Inc. in a move to transfer all of its subsidiary company licensees to a new corporation in a pro forma transaction intended to change the company from incorporation in Delaware to Florida. Saga owns and operates most of the radio stations in Bellingham. All Access Backgrounder
 
Global BC

5/12/20 - The Radio Television Digital News Association has award Global BC with two Edward R. Murrow Awards in the international region category. The station won for overall excellence among large-market television outside of the United States. Reporter Grace Ke also claimed the top spot for hard news. Global BC Release

KUOW-FM Seattle

5/12/20 - RTDNA has announced the 2020 Regional Murrow Award winners. Selected from a record of more than five thousand entries, regional winners for Large Market Radio included KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle with seven wins. KUOW Release
 
Charlie Brown

5/12/20 - Veteran KJR Seattle personality Charlie Brown died Monday (5/11) at age 74 after battling lung cancer and Parkinson's disease. His career began at Eastern Washington University's station, before moving to KPUG Bellingham, which led to six years at KJRB Spokane. Brown joined KJR in 1974 before moving to KUBE-FM as Program Director 1981. Radio Online
 
CJVB AM 1470 Vancouver

5/11/20 - Fairchild Radio AM 1470 CJVB Vancouver has made a couple of pandemic budget cuts. Two weekday mid afternoon programs have been cancelled, Couture Mary hosted by Mary Lo 1-3  p.m. M-F,  and Anita's Talk Show hosted by Anita Lee, 3-4 p.m. M-F.  The 1-4 time slot is now fed from its Toronto station CHKT AM 1430. To keep them on the payroll, Lo gets a two-hour music show on CHKG-FM 96.1 Vancouver every Sunday and Lee gets a new one-hour talk show on AM 1470 every Saturday. Also automated music replaces live programs overnights on both Vancouver stations. Heidi Hsia, Yahoo News

Jim Bower

5/10/20 - Vancouver Top 40 Radio webmaster Jim Bower has added a number of new features to his already rich collection of CFUN, CKLG and CKWX surveys. Added are new charts, audio clips and index pages. Bower is still looking for a few more surveys to add to the already significant collection.
 
Claire Allen

5/08/20 - Claire Allen leaves CKNW AM 980 Vancouver after eight years. She's been a senior talk show producer since 2012 and an on air contributor for the last year and a half.
  
KING-FM Seattle

5/08/20 - Classical KING-FM 98.1 Seattle has cut three full-time positions and several part-time positions, the equivalent of 4-1/2 full-time positions, due to a loss of underwriting income from local arts organizations. Among the cuts were two programming positions and a development position. Tyler Falk, Current

Sinclair Broadcast Group

5/06/20 - The FCC has given Sinclair Broadcast Group the largest fine in the agency's history, with the company agreeing to pay $48 million to close three open investigations. Meanwhile, the company's first quarter consolidated revenue increased 123% to $1,609 million. In addition to its 191 TV stations, Sinclair owns three radio stations in the Seattle market. All Access Music Group #1  All Access Music Group #2
 
Associated Press

5/06/20 - The Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA), the AP chapter for 13 states in the Western US, has announced the award winners of its 2019 contest, with KOMO AM 1000 Seattle scoring in a number of categories. All Access Music Group

STAR KPLZ-FM Seattle

5/06/20 - STAR KPLZ-FM 101.5 Seattle is celebrating National Nurses Day today by honoring one local nurse every hour. For the past week, listeners were encouraged to nominate a deserving nurse in our area. Thirteen nominees where randomly drawn this morning. Radio Online
 
Bruce Williams

5/05/20 - The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has named former Vancouver Island broadcaster Bruce Williams as its new chief executive. He has served as a business executive with Bell Media and as a broadcast producer, on-air host and anchor with the CTV television network. Andrew Duffy, Times Colonist

CBC Vancouver

CHEK-TV Victoria

5/04/20 - CBUT-DT (2.1) Vancouver and CHEK-DT (6.1) Victoria have changed their over-the-air RF channel assignments. CBUT has moved from channel 43 to 35 and CHEK has moved from channel 49 to 16. OTA viewers will need to re-scan their TVs to receive the new assignments. CBC Release

Hubbard Radio

5/04/20 - At Hubbard Radio Seattle, at least 17 are reportedly out, including 13-year KQMV-FM 92.5 afternoon host Susan "Mason" Mousette, 20-plus year production talent John Nixon and 20-plus year KIXI-AM 880 radio vet Dan Murphy. Radio Online
 
Cat Thomas

5/04/20 - Cat Thomas has been announced as the new Brand & Content Director at Top 40 MOViN 92.5 KQMV-FM and AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle. He comes from SHE 100.3 WSHE-FM Chicago effective immediately. Thomas replaces KQMV PD Ricky Villa and KRWM Brand & Content Director Ron Harrell. All Access Music Group

Hubbard Radio

5/02/20 - Hubbard Radio has made major cuts at its stations throughout the US with several in Seattle. Confirmed so far are Justin Barnes, a 10 year veteran at MOViN 92.5 KQMV-FM, who began hosting nights & moved to mid-days in 2015. He was also Social Media Strategist and Social Media Director. Also out in the Seattle cluster is Tori Dunn, who has been Marketing Director at Country KNUC-FM 98.9 since March 2018 and previously was Promotions Director at AC KRWM-FM 106.9 for two years. All Access Music Group

FCC

5/01/20 - The FCC has dismissed an application for an original construction permit by Bustos Media for an FM translator to have operated on 101.1 MHz in Auburn. It would have broadcast the programming of KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way, which has now gone dark and may not return. FCC Data



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