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Ryan Castle
Taryn Daly

3/04/21 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle has promoted Ryan Castle to Brand Manager and Taryn Daly to Assistant Brand Manager effective immediately. Castle was Assistant Brand Manager and Daly has hosted nights and has been Assistant MD and the station’s Digital Captain since 2015.  All Access Music Group

Seattle Kraken

KJR AM 950 Seattle

3/03/21 - The Seattle Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena have announced a multi-year partnership with iHeartMedia Seattle. Beginning with the Kraken's inaugural 2021-22 season, Sports Radio KJR AM 950 will serve as the official flagship radio home for all home and away Kraken games. Selected games will be broadcast on JACK-FM KJAQ 96.5Kraken Release  Geoff Baker, Seattle Times

KVI AM 570 Seattle

3/03/21 - KVI AM 570 Seattle hosts pay tribute to long-time broadcaster and talk show producer Daryl Summers. She passed away February 23rd, believed to be in her early 50s.  KVI Tribute  Kirby Wilbur tribute

Jordan Wilkerson

3/02/21 - KING 5 Seattle Meteorologist/ Reporter Jordan Wilkerson has announced she is transferring to sister station WTLV/ WJXX Jacksonville FL to co-host First Coast Living, its version of New Day NW. Her last day at KING 5 is Sunday, March 14th and her first day at FCL is March, 22nd. Wilkerson has been with KING since 2017.   Facebook Announcement

Genter Mende

3/02/21 - Gunter Mende, former CBC Vancouver Sound & Lighting Technician passed away from heart complications February 5 at age 85. He retired from the Corporation in 1997.

Kevin and Sonia

3/01/21 - KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning hosts Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu are celebrating ten years as a team. They began hosting mornings at CHSU-FM 99.9 Kelowna in 2011, and started mornings at KiSS in 2017.  Twitter Announcement
 
Clay Freinwald

2/27/21 - The March 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 Rush Limbaugh, the Mars landing, misinformation, the Coronavirus and much more.  March Clay's Corner


Paul Carson

2/26/21 - The front pages of both the Vancouver Sun and Province this morning feature a tribute to the numerous people who sustained Team/ TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver over the last 20 years. The item also pays tribute to the late Paul Carson, the principal founder of the sports station. Carson died in North Vancouver December 21, 2010 at age 60.  Paul Chapman, Twitter
 
Kaitlyn Herbst

2/26/21 - Traffic anchor Kaitlyn Herbst signed off from Global News Morning for the last time today after ten years in the position and five more as a helicopter reporter for Canadian Traffic Network. She has announced a new path as a realtor with MRKT. Real Estate Group.  Global News/ Video  Instagram Announcement

Rick Honey and Daryl B CKLG

2/26/21 - Long-time Vancouver personality Doc Harris comments on the passing of Rick Honey and "Daryl B" Burlingham, who both passed away 20 years ago this week.  Red Robinson, Facebook  A rare recording of Daryl B at CHUM Toronto can be heard here.

Dave Richards

2/26/21 - Veteran rock programmer Dave Richards has been appointed Senior VP of Programming by Entercom. He has been overseeing rock KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle for the past 19 years, and serves as Senior VP, Programming, Entercom Seattle.  Inside Radio

KVI Seattle

2/26/21 - Sinclair Seattle VP & GM Chad Conklin advises that colleague Daryl Summers (Svardh) passed away Tuesday morning.  He calls her, "A great broadcaster, a treasured member of the KVI team and a wonderful person who will be missed by all..."  Puget Sound Media

Reshmi Nair

2/25/21 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Reshmi Nair will co-host CP24 Tonight, which premiers on CP24 Toronto Monday at 7 p.m. ET. The 2005 Columbia Academy graduate was a reporter at News 1130 CKWX Vancouver from 2005-08 and a writer/ reporter for CTV Vancouver from 2008-09, before moving to Toronto.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

CRTC

2/25/21 - The CRTC has granted Pushor Family Holdings of Kelowna, owners of CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver, a short term renewal until August. The station, formerly branded as Roundhouse Radio, has been off air since May 2018, after a deal with South Fraser Broadcasting, owner of Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey, to purchase the station fell through.  Canadian Radio News

Research Director, Inc.

2/25/21  - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive January PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Alanna Kelly

2/25/21 - Alanna Kelly, reporter/ weekend anchor at CTV Vancouver Island until being laid off three weeks ago, has joined Glacier Media as a reporter, based on Vancouver Island.
 
Justin Morissette

2/25/21 - Sportsnet 650 CISL AM producer/ host Justin Morissette, whose leg was broken during an altercation with a street preacher in Vancouver's West End last summer, is now suing the preacher, an evangelical ministry, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Police Department.  David Molko, CTV News

Megan Batchelor

2/24/21 - 14-year veteran journalist Megan Batchelor leaves her TV job to join Vancouver International Airport as a communications specialist. She's been a reporter for CBC Vancouver since 2015 after several years working in Winnipeg.  Twitter Announcement
  
Nielsen Audio

2/24/21 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 continues in first place with a 7.4 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma January 2021 PPM 6+ ratings. News/ Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 is still second with an increase in share to 7.3. Rock KISW-FM 99.9 climbs up to third with 6.2.  Radio Online

Darren Worts

2/24/21 - Former Kelowna broadcaster and freelancer Darren Worts has announced his return to the air in mid March. He will be hosting the afternoon show on 98.3 Star CKSR-FM Chilliwack and middays on Ocean 98.5 CIOC-FM Victoria.  Twitter Announcement
 
John Clayton

2/23/21 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle football writer/ reporter and former ESPN NFL insider John Clayton adds duties as Senior Broncos Writer for the website of The Fan KKFN 104.3 Denver. He will continue covering football for KIRO.  All Access Music Group
 
Rick Honey & Daryl B - CKLG

2/22/21 - Twenty years ago this week, two prominent Vancouver personalities died just three days apart. Rick Honey died in Vancouver February 24, 2001 at age 53 and "Daryl B" Burlingham passed away in Winnipeg February 27, 2001 at age 58. Daryl B was on air at both CKLG and CFUN, while Honey entertained at CKLG before hosting p.m. drive for over two decades at CKNW.  Red Robinson, Facebook

Nails Mahoney

2/21/21 - Connie Thiessen, Editor and Podcast Host at Broadcast Dialogue, interviews former Vancouver broadcaster Nails Mahoney who now runs talent coaching business OnAir Coach with partner Tracey LeeConnie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Mary Cranston

2/19/21 - Mary Cranston returns to the Rogers Media family of News 1130 CKWX and CityNews Vancouver after being released by the company last November when it cancelled Breakfast Television on Citytv. She had been a host and producer of the show.  Kyle Donaldson Tweet 

Chris Coburn

2/18/21 - Veteran radio personality Chris Coburn has officially retired. He was morning p.m. drive host at CJJR-FM Vancouver from 1993-2008, a.m. drive host at CKPK-FM Vancouver from 2008-12 and most recently morning host at CKQC-FM Abbotsford from 2012 until now. Coburn's radio career spanned just under 40 years, beginning in Ontario in 1982.  Twitter Announcement

Rob Fai

2/18/21 - Long-time TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver broadcaster Rob Fai, who is among those without a position after the sports format was cut from the station last week, has joined forces with Hubcast Media to do a post-game Vancouver Canucks show on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Live and Vimeo. Meanwhile, the B.C. Lions signed a five-year deal with TSN 1040 in January 2018 and now play-by-play of both Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps games are uncertain following the changes.  Steve Ewen, The Province
 
Michelle Li

2/17/21 - KING 5 Seattle news anchor and content creator Michelle Li has been hired by KSDK-TV St. Louis as its newest multi-skilled journalist, to start in early April.  She has been with KING since 2016 and has earned numerous awards, including nine regional Emmy Awards, four national Edward R. Murrow Awards, and seven regional Murrows during her 18 years in broadcast journalism.  KSDK Release

Travis Prasad

2/17/21 - Travis Prasad returns to CTV Vancouver as a reporter after 3-1/2 years at Citytv.  The 2016 BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism graduate was previously a freelance writer/ reporter with CTV before joining Citytv.  Twitter Announcement

Variety

2/16/21 - Variety – the Children’s Charity Show of Hearts Telethon returns in an all-new format this year to help raise more money for B.C.’s kids with special needs. The three-day event starts Thursday, February 18th on Global BCAmy Judd, Global News
 
Safeeya Pirani

2/16/21 - Safeeya Pirani joins Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 as a reporter/ anchor. The 2016 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been the News Director and morning show host at Spice Radio CJRJ AM 1200 for the last four years.  Twitter Announcement
    
Frances Yap

2/13/21 - Frances Yap joins News 1130 CKWX Vancouver as anchor/ reporter. She will be on air in the coming weeks. Charmaine de Silva Tweet

Maura Dooley

2/13/21 - Maura Dooley has announced she has produced her last Wyman and Bob Show on 710 ESPN KIRO Seattle with Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton. However, she will now produce the morning Danny and Gallant show starting Monday. Mike Lefko takes over as producer of Wyman and Bob.  Twitter Announcement
 
KING-TV Seattle

2/13/21 - KING 5 Seattle takes an internal look at racial bias in its newsroom and on its airwaves. KING 5 and its parent company, TEGNA, have launched several initiatives to diversify recruitment, hiring and content at the station.  KING 5 News/ Video

Kirk LaPoint

2/13/21 - Kirk LaPointe, Publisher and Editor in Chief at Business in Vancouver Media Group and former morning talk show host, expresses his views on the sudden shuttering of sports on CKST AM 1040.  BIV Commentary
 
Don Taylor

2/12/21 - Funny 1040 debuted at 7 a.m. today on CKST AM Vancouver following the sudden demise of its  previous all-sports format on Tuesday. Deposed host Don Taylor talks about the all-sports radio wars and his broadcasting future.  Steve Ewen, The Province

Riaz Meghji

2/11/21 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Riaz Meghji has released his new book Every Conversation Counts on how to overcome loneliness and isolation and build extraordinary relationships. He was the Host and Producer of Breakfast Television Vancouver for over a decade prior to announcing in July 2019 that he was leaving the show.  Twitter Announcement  Global News/ Video
 
Jim Bohannon

2/11/21 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle adds the syndicated The Jim Bohannon Show. The show can now be heard on over 275 stations nationwide and airs on KOMO from 12-2 a.m.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight
  
La Patrona 1680 KNTS Seattle

2/11/21 - Salem Spanish Religion Radio Luz KNTS AM 1680 Seattle has flipped to Regional Mexican as La Patrona 1680All Access Music Group

Ariel Van Cleave

2/11/21 - Former Seattle market public radio producer/ host Ariel Van Cleave returns to WBEZ-FM 91.5 Chicago in her previous role as Senior Editor/ Audio News. She was Morning Edition Producer/ Weekend Edition Saturday Host at KNKX-FM 88.5 from 2015-19.  All Access Music Group

TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver

2/10/21 (Updated) - The list of popular personalities who were displaced yesterday by Bell Media's format change and dropping of sports on CKST AM 1040 Vancouver includes Matt Sekeres, Blake Price, Don Taylor, Bob Marjanovich, Mike Halford, Jason Brough, Jeff Paterson, Rick Dhaliwal, Brook Ward, Rob Fai, Shantelle Chand, Aneesa Heatherington, Andrew Wadden, J.D. Burke, Jay Kroeker, Iain McLetchie, Ryan Henderson, Andy Cole and Tom Mayenknecht. Also laid off were a number of off-air technicians, sales people Lisa Letwin, Mike Longridge and Christina Papadimitriou, managers and more. CKST will become Funny 1040 at 7:00 a.m. Friday. To those laid off, it is not at all funny.

CRTC

2/10/21 - The CRTC has ruled that the market of Salt Spring Island could sustain a radio station at this time. No parties other than Gulf Islands Community Radio Society have expressed an interest in serving the market so the Commission considers that publishing a call for applications is not necessary.  CRTC Release

KING 5 Seattle

2/09/21 - KING 5 Seattle reporter John Sharify and photojournalist Joseph Huerta have won a 2021 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, which honors excellence in broadcast and digital journalism in public service. The award is for "Bob's Choice", a one-hour documentary which profiled Bob Fuller, a Seattle man who chose to end his life under Washington's Death With Dignity Act following a terminal cancer diagnosis.  KING News/ Video

Bell Media

2/09/21 - Puget Sound Radio reports further Bell Media layoffs in Victoria with the release of CFAX AM 1070 and Virgin Radio CHBE-FM 107.3 PD Chris Donnelly and APD/ midday host Ceara Kavanagh, along with an unnamed technician. It reports both stations are now being run by Kelowna-based Group Program Director Boyd LeaderPSR News
 
FCC

2/09/21 - The FCC has announced an upcoming FM broadcast frequency auction for July 27th.  Included in the auction is an allotment for a Class A station to be situated at Coupeville on Whidbey Island at 101.1 MHz. The station will have to be highly directional to protect co-channels Vancouver market CFMI-FM and a placeholder Industry Canada allocation for River Jordan on Vancouver Island.  FCC Info

TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver

2/09/21 - Bell Media has pulled the plug on its sports talk programming on CKST AM 1040 Vancouver. The station is currently running music with announcements that a new format is coming at 7:00 a.m. Friday. According to an internal email sent to staff from Bell management and obtained by Postmedia, the station will re-launch Friday under the “Funny” format. CKST was also the radio broadcast partner of both the Canadian Football League’s B.C. Lions and Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, with the future of those rights now not known.  Scott Brown, Patrick Johnston, The Province  Rob Williams, Daily Hive  Twitter Feed
 
KIRO-TV Seattle on DIRECTV

2/07/21 - KIRO-TV Seattle announced this morning on its Facebook page that it is back on AT&T and DIRECTV.  KIRO and 13 other Cox Media Group stations were pulled off the service last Tuesday due to a carriage dispute. The two sides have signed a new multiyear agreement.
 
NEWS 1130 CKWX Vancouver

CKWX Super Country

2/06/21 - NEWS 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver celebrates 25 years as an all-news station on Monday, February 8. It switched from its long-time format as Super Country to all-news, using an hourly news wheel, at 8 a.m. February 8, 1996.  NEWS 1130 Release  Peter Wagner and John Ackermann Update
 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle

2/06/21 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle morning host John Richards teams up with Naturopathic Doctor Amy Lindsey to host a new podcast titled The DR & the DJ. The podcast about the power of music, health, and community debuts February 26th.  Radio Ink

Bill Dallman

2/05/21 - TEGNA Inc. announced today that KOMO News Seattle News Director Bill Dallman has been named President and GM of KARE-TV Minneapolis effective June 1. He replaces John Remes, who retired at the end of 2020. Dallman has been ND at KOMO since 2018.  TEGNA Release

Morgan Wallen

2/05/21 - Following a ban by music outlets in the U.S., Country singer Morgan Wallen’s music has been pulled from B.C. radio stations, after a recording that surfaced this week of the American musician using a racial slur.  Aleesha Harris, The Province

CTV Vancouver

2/05/21 - Additional Bell Media staffers who have been released in the latest round of layoffs include CTV Vancouver Scheduling Manager/ Training Coordinator Shelly Donovan, Senior Graphic Designer Simon Clarke, Producer Alicia Doyle, Video Editor Dylan Baker, Senior Director Charles Wright, Don Kurek and receptionist Jasmine Khalil.

Karl Casselman

2/05/21 - After nearly four decades in the business, longtime Global BC cameraman Karl Casselman is retiring.  Global News/ Video
 
Nic Amaya

2/04/21 - CTV Vancouver videographer Nic Amaya has been laid off by Bell Media. He's been with CTV since November 2017, but also has 15 years of experience with CBC Television Vancouver and operates his own company, Nic Amaya Media Productions.  Twitter Announcement
 
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle

2/04/21 - A yearlong 50th anniversary celebration for KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle begins February 12. The special programming will include stories and memories from the station’s alumni, local civic, sports and business leaders, as well as bands and artists from both Seattle and around the world.  Radio Online

Alanna Kelly

2/04/21 - CTV Vancouver Island has released reporter/ weekend anchor Alanna Kelly and has cancelled its weekend newscast. She has been with the station since July 2019. 200 employees have been cut in Canada during further restructuring by Bell Media.  Alanna Kelly Tweet   Carla Wilson, Victoria Times Colonist

KING-FM 98.1 Seatlle

2/03/21 - Listener-supported KING-FM 98.1 Seattle is taking steps to address issues of equity and inclusion in its classical music programming. The station is committing to an action agenda for change in recognition of the lack of diversity in its field. KING-FM Release

Helen Smith

2/03/21 - Former KING 5 Seattle intern Helen Smith is returning to the station. The Pacific Lutheran University Communication and Media Studies BA has been a digital producer at KREM-TV Spokane since October 2019.  Twitter Announcement

KIRO 7 Seattle

2/01/21 - KIRO 7 Seattle is in a carriage dispute with AT&T/ DIRECTV. Negotiations continue, but if a successful outcome isn't achieved soon, KIRO-TV, along with 13 other Cox Media Group stations will likely go dark overnight. Soon after midnight February 2nd, that is what happened. TV Answer Man  KIRO Update

Michael Foster

2/01/21 - Michael Foster, script writer and host for the CBC Schools’ Broadcast series Pictures in the Air, produced in Vancouver, died January 14 at age 91. He was a full professor at UBC in the Education Department and often taught his art program at UVic in the summers.  Sun/ Province Obituary
 
ATSC 3.0

2/01/21 - Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Seattle radio cluster is now part of the roll-out of its STIRR XT digital audio service using the ATSC 3.0-based digital TV transmission standard. The company hopes the ATSC 3.0 radio broadcasts will entice automakers to include 3.0 receivers in future models.  InsideRadio



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