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Pam Stevens

10/17/21 - Long time Vancouver radio personality Pam Stevens has announced she has quit her current job over a disagreement with her boss. She left her last radio gig in 2015 to become a tour leader with Adventures Abroad after several local radio positions beginning as a traffic reporter in 1989.  Twitter Announcement
Robin Crawford

10/16/21 - News 1130 CKWX Vancouver producer/ anchor Robyn Crawford moves to a new midday time slot Wednesday, Thursday  and Friday. from 9:30 to 2, co-anchoring with Kurtis Doering. She will continue to anchor/ produce the weekend morning show from 6-11 a.m. with Greg BowmanTwitter Announcement

Jody Vance

10/15/21 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Jody Vance says she wants to promote public discussion, as journalists are being hit with an intensifying wave of hate on politically polarized online platforms. She feels relief after the arrest of a suspect, following years of online harassment.  Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail
Chelsea Hernandez

10/15/21 - KING 5 Media Group Seattle producer Chelsea Hernandez has been promoted to full-time morning producer. The former WeatherNation news producer has been at KING since June 2020.  Julie Wolfe, KING 5 ND
Travis Mayfield

10/15/21 - FOX13 KCPQ-TV Seattle morning news anchor Travis Mayfield is leaving the station at the end of the month. He has been with KCPQ since 2014. He is opposed to a new role offered by management as his contract is expiring.  FTVLive

Mike Everett

10/14/21 - Vancouver born Mike Everett is the newest member of the KING 5 Seattle team, as he joins as a meteorologist. He has most recently been the Chief Meteorologist at the NBC affiliates in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.  YouTube Video

Erin Shaw

10/14/21 - Erin Shaw joins Telus Storyhive as Production Manager, based in Vancouver.  She has most recently been a Senior Communications Strategist at The University of British Columbia and was previously a producer and writer at Global TV Vancouver.

Espe Currie

10/14/21 - Espe Currie rejoins Rogers Sports & Media as CityNews Vancouver’s Supervising Producer. She has most recently been an associate producer with CTV Vancouver and was previously a web editor and reporter for News 1130 CKWX Vancouver.
Tino Cochino Radio

10/13/21 - KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle has revamped its lineup with the addition of Yea Networks' Tino Cochino Radio evenings 7 p.m. to midnight beginning Thursday, October 14. The program is syndicated in 60+ markets.  All Access Music Group
Knowledge Network

10/13/21 - Three years ago Vancouver filmmaker Carmen Pollard and her crew visited Vancouver's first Rock 'n' Roll DJ Red Robinson for a Knowledge Network documentary profiling some of the musicians, deejays, gigs and clubs that made British Columbians swing and shout since the 1930s. The program entitled Dancehalls, Deejays + Distortion will air on the Knowledge Network beginning at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, October 14.  Preview  Air Dates

Jake Wiederrich

10/13/21 - Jake Wiederrich has been promoted to VP and News Director at FOX 13 KCPQ-TV and FOX 13+ KZJO-TV Seattle, effective immediately. He will oversee all editorial, business and administrative functions for the Fox owned stations. Wiederrich has been Assistant News Director since July after moving from an executive producer role in the San Francisco Bay area.  TVNewsCheck 

New Day Northwest

10/13/21 - Joseph Sutter, Executive Producer of New Day Northwest on KING 5 Seattle defends the decision to cover National Comng Out Day after receiving a hate-filled email from a viewer.  Twitter Announcement

Ryan Sullivan

10/13/21 - Vancouver broadcaster Ryan Sullivan, digital host, content creator and announcer at JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver is headed to Halifax. He's joining Surge 105.1 CKHY-FM. Sullivan has been part of Vancouver's media since earning a broadcast journalism diploma from BCIT in 2010.  Twitter Announcement  

Sportsnet 650 CISL

10/13/21 - Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver has announced the addition of Thomas Drance, who will co-host a new hour-long show with Jamie Dodd, airing Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to noon. Drance is a senior writer, who currently covers the Canucks beat for The Athletic and Dodd is a producer at the station.  Rob Williams, Daily Hive
Jim Moore

10/12/21 - Veteran Seattle sports writer/ broadcaster Jim Moore, who was a host at 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle for 10 years before being laid off last November, joins KJR AM 950. He'll be co-hosting with Jason Puckett middays.  Barrett Sports Media

Tracey Leong

10/11/21 - KIRO 7 Seattle morning news anchor Tracey Leong appears to be gone and her bio has been removed from the station's website. She's been at KIRO-TV since October 2019. Previous clips by her are still on the site.  Twitter Page
Rob Fai

10/10/21 - Long-time Vancouver sports broadcaster Rob Fai is leaving his latest gig with The Nation to focus on NEW Wrestling. He lost his position as a talk show host at TSN 1040 CKST when it dropped its sports format in February.  Twitter Announcement
HD Radio

10/10/21 - CBC has added HD Radio to Radio One CBU-2-FM 88.1 Vancouver. Another recent addition is Connect FM CJCN-FM 91.5 Surrey. At this time both are only operating with HD1.
Barry Macdonald

10/08/21 -  The BC Sports Hall of Fame is paying tribute to six winners of the annual Eric Whitehead Inspired Service Awards, including popular radio and television broadcaster Barry Macdonald.  The awards are named after former Vancouver Province sports editor, founder and first curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1966. Macdonald formerly worked for CBC-TV, CKVU-TV's Sports Page and TSN 1040.  BC Sports HOF Release

CHLY-FM Nanaimo

10/08/21 - Campus-community radio station CHLY-FM 101.7 Nanaimo is celebrating with a 20th Anniversary Concert on October 15th. The concert, in celebration of CHLY's 20 years on the airwaves, will feature six local acts.  CHLY Release

Karin Larsen

10/08/21 - Veteran CBC Vancouver sports broadcaster, two-time World Champion synchronized swimmer and former Olympian Karin Larsen is being inducted into the media category of the B.C Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021. She is recognized for being among the earliest women working in sports broadcasting in Canada.  Michelle Gomez, CBC News

CKNW AM 980 Vancouver

10/06/21 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver has announced a newly refreshed weekend morning show lineup including Weekend Mornings with Stirling Faux on Saturdays from 6 to 9 a.m. starting October 9, followed by A Word in Edgewise hosted by veteran radio personality Jon McComb at 9 a.m. Weekend Mornings with Raji Sohal airs Sundays from 6 to 9 a.m., effective October 10.  News Release

10/06/21 - A Tegna spokesperson said Tuesday evening that it began alerting Dish Network subscribers that they may lose access to their local Tegna-owned broadcast stations (KING-TV and KONG-TV Seattle) at 9 p.m. ET on Oct. 6 “due to Dish’s refusal to reach a fair, market-based agreement to continue carriage of those stations.  TVNewsCheck
KBRD AM 680 Lacey

10/06/21 - Olympia market daytimer KBRD AM 680 Lacey is now heard 24 hours a day on a translator at 101.1 MHz. The listing appears on the station's website, but not yet on the FCC site.  FCC Data  Puget Sound Media

Breaking Waves

10/06/21 - Osiris Media and Audacy are set to release the first season of their joint production Breaking Waves series, focusing on the Seattle grunge scene. The series begins October 12 and will feature content  dating to the late 1980s and '90s from KISW-FM 99.9 and The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle.  Inside Radio
Nielsen Audio

10/05/21 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 continues in first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma September 2021 PPM 6+ ratings with a 7.1 share. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 is second with 5.5 and All News KOMO AM 1000 is tied for third with News/ Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 with 5.4 shares.  Radio Online

Simi Sara

10/05/21 - CKNW AM 980 morning host Simi Sara has been recognized by Simon Fraser University with its Outstanding Alumni Award for Service to the Community/ Professional Achievement. Sara is a two-time B.C. Association of Broadcasters award winner and has been a talk show host on CKNW since 2011.  SFU News

10/04/21 - The FCC has cancelled an application for a Construction Permit by Jodesha Broadcasting, Inc. for a new station to operate on 1140 kHz in Aberdeen. FCC Notice

Ben Wilson

10/02/21 - After nearly 21 years as a news anchor at News 1130 CKWX Vancouver, Ben Wilson has announced his departure "to do other things". The 2001 BCIT Broadcast Program graduate's last day is Friday, October 15.  Twitter Announcement

Clay Freinwald

10/02/21 - The October 2021 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 NAB Show cancellation, more about COVID's connection to broadcasting, cancellation of this year's Spokane HAMFEST and much more.  October Clay's Corner

Greg Douglas

10/02/21 - Long time Vancouver sports radio commentator and newspaper columnist Greg Douglas has joined The Orca with biweekly columns. In his debut, he comments on the state of local broadcasting. The Orca is a new independent multimedia publication for B.C. politics, business, and history. Broadcasters Jody Vance and George Affleck are also new contributors.  Dr. Sport Column

Matt Lorch

10/01/21 - Following the announcement last month that FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle news anchor Matt Lorch was leaving after ten years, a farewell video has been released by the station.  FOX 13 Video
Len Holland

10/01/21 - Vancouver accordionist Len Holland died in Burnaby September 25 at age 96. He played on the stages of Vancouver's vaudeville circuit, making his radio debut on CKWX in 1932 at age 7. In 1949 Holland was the first Canadian accordionist to give a full, formal, classical, concert and had a weekly radio program in the 1950s.  Sun/ Province Obituary

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