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Brit Moorer

6/22/21 - KING 5 Seattle reporter/ story teller Brit Moorer has announced her departure to try something new after close to ten years in broadcasting and two years at KING. She'll be staying in Seattle.  Twitter Announcement
 
KEXP-FM Seattle

6/22/21 - With DJs having the freedom and responsibility to curate their own shows, KEXP-FM 90.3 continues on a ratings roll in Seattle.  InsideRadio
 
Elizabeth Wiley

6/22/21 - Elizabeth Wiley has been named Digital Director at KING 5 Seattle, effective August 9. She will be responsible for managing the digital content team in both news and local programming. Wiley joins from WFAA-TV, TEGNA’s ABC affiliate in Dallas, where she’s been Digital Director since 2019.  KING 5 News

David P. Ball

6/21/21 - Award winning journalist David P. Ball joins CBC Vancouver as a reporter. He's previously been a reporter for The Tyee and Star Metro Vancouver and most recently has been a radio host and reporter for The Pulse on Co-op Radio CFRO-FM 100.5 Vancouver.  Twitter Announcement
 
Brian Dance

6/21/21 - Tributes have been coming in for CBC Vancouver news editor Brian Dance, who retires from the Corporation after 51 years in broadcasting. He has been weekend radio news editor at CBC Vancouver since 1997. The award winning reporter has held a number of positions with CBC since 1976.  Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight  CBC Video
 
Matt Elias

6/20/21 - Former KING 5 Seattle producer Matt Elias, who left the station early this month to move to the Tri-Cities, has joined KAPP-TV Yakima/ KVEW-TV Kennewick in the same position.  Twitter Info

Cam Cathcart

6/19/21 - An obituary has been published for long-time CBC Vancouver broadcaster Cam Cathcart, who died at home June 5 at age 83. He was the MC of the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Victory Square for the last 18 years.  Sun/ Province Obituary
 
Ben Nesbit

6/18/21 - Ben Nesbit, multimedia journalist at CHEK-TV Victoria, has announced his departure. He's been at CHEK since November 2019 and was previously a video journalist and weekend sports anchor at Global Thunder BayTwitter Announcement
    
CRTC

6/18/21 - Rogers Communications has reapplied to remove the CKKS-FM 107.5 Chilliwack simulcast on CKKS-2 104.9 Vancouver and replace it with locally produced programming. Under the proposed arrangement CKKS 107.5 Chilliwack and CKKS-1 92.5 Abbotsford will become a new station focused on the Fraser Valley, while CKKS-2 104.9 in Vancouver will focus on the Vancouver market.  Canadian Radio News

Phil Bruce

6/18/21 - Phil Bruce, who has been News Director for Sinclair's KTUL-TV Tulsa for five years, moves to take over the newsroom at KOMO-TV Seattle. Bruce replaces Bill Dallman, who left at the end of May to become GM at KARE-TV Minneapolis.  Rick Gevers News
  
KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle

6/17/21 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle has announced a large-scale initiative to expand and innovate local content offerings, including the development of a new project led by Bill Radke, new local podcast pilots and a re-imagining of its flagship local news show The Record with a new format and a new host this fall.  KUOW Release

Delilah

6/16/21 - Delilah, who enters her 25th year of radio syndication, is interviewed by Radio Ink, as it names her MIW 2021. She is the most listened to woman on radio in America, heard on over 130 stations reaching 10 million monthly listeners. Delilah can be heard locally on The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle.  Radio Ink
 
Research Director, Inc.

6/16/21 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Barbara Blake

6/15/21 - Former KKNW AM 1150 Seattle personality Barbara Blake, who later hosted Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch on The Wave KTWV-FM 94.7 Los Angeles, died June 10 in Santa Monica after a brief illness. She was 80 years old. After she left KTWV she did online shows and formed citizenplanet.com.  Ramp Obituary

Warren Barker

6/15/21 - Legendary Vancouver news reporter Warren Barker passed away at 10 a.m. today at age 92. His daughter Karen says he had been in generally good health until recent weeks, when he was not eating properly. Barker was on air at CKNW from 1952 until retirement in 1991. He served as News Director at 'NW from 1959 until retirement, setting the standard for newsroom operation in British Columbia.  Global BC News/ Video

Nielsen Audio

6/15/21 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves up into first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma May 2021 PPM 6+ ratings with a 6.6 share. Rock KISW-FM 99.9 slips to second with 6.4. KUOW-FM 94.9 climbs into third with a 6.0 share.  Radio Online

Jeetz

6/15/21 - Former KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle host Joe Jeetz Reder joins “Terry Boyd’s World,” mornings at Audacy classic rock KGON-FM 92.3 Portland as co-host. He was laid off by KISW at the end of March 2020.  Radio Online

FCC

6/15/21 - The application for Sinclair Radio Seattle stations KVI, KOMO and KPLZ-FM to Lotus Seattle Corp. for $18,058,604 has been filed, showing that the deal does not include the KOMO AM and KOMO-FM call letters and all programs and programming material associated with the calls.  All Access Music Group

David Larsen

6/14/21  - Former Kelowna, Vancouver, Chilliwack and Victoria radio personality David Larsen lost a battle with cancer June 11 at age 62.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue 
 
Erin Newnam

6/14/21 - Former KIRO 7 Seattle Executive Producer Erin Newnam has resurfaced as Managing Editor at WSMV-TV Nashville. She started as Morning Executive Producer at KIRO in June 2016.  Facebook Announcement
 
Bryant "Ryder" Konold

6/14/21  - Former Seattle broadcaster Bryant “Ryder” Konold joins 92.9 The Bull KDBL-FM Yakima Brian, Reesha & Ryder morning show effective June 21. Konol co-hosted Fitz in the Morning at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle before it ended last year. He also will be the station’s Brand Manager.  InsideRadio

KiSS Radio Vancouver

6/14/21 - After another lackluster showing in the most recent PPM, Rogers Radio has scaled back the CHR format on KiSS RADiO CKKS 104.9 Vancouver (92.5 Abbotsford and 107.5 Chilliwack) to more of a Hot AC approach.  Canadian Radio News
 
Jessica Oh

6/14/21 - FTVLive reports KIRO-TV Seattle reporter Jessica Oh has left the station and is headed to KTTV Los Angeles. She grew up in Southern California and has been at KIRO since October 2017.  FTVLive
 
Jolynne (Jo) Benson

6/12/21 - Jolynne (Jo) Benson, who was responsible for Traffic Control for The Beachcombers CBC TV series in Gibsons, passed away in North Vancouver May 26 at age 64. A private family Celebration of Life was held June 1 at St. Paul's Indian Catholic Church. A replay Podcast viewing is available hereLegacy Obituary

John Goff

6/12/21 - Western Regional Digital Director at Sinclair Broadcast Group in Seattle, John Goff, who suffered a massive stroke on May 12, is continuing to improve. He has now been transferred to a skilled nursing facility in Edmonds.  Shelby Goff, Facebook

Seth Hughes

6/11/21 - Seattle market Warm 106.9 KRWM-FM has announced the promotion of morning host Seth Hughes to Music Director. He joined Warm in April 2019 and has now signed a contract extension.  Lance Venta RadioInsight

K280FF

6/11/21 - Hillsboro OR-based Gospel Echo Inc. is closing down its operations and requesting the shut down of translator K280FF 103.9 Chehahis, along with five others in Oregon.  Gospel Echo Letter  FCC Data

Tim Joyce

6/11/21 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle Meteorologist Tim Joyce has found a new home at WGN-TV Chicago as the weekend morning news weather anchor. He's been with Q13 for nearly ten years.  WGN News
 
David Bray

6/10/21 - 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

FCC

6/09/21 - The FCC has granted a request by Skagit Valley College for KSVU-FM 90.5 Hamilton to extend the "Silent STA" period, originally granted on November 2, 2020, to September 5, 2021, as a result of the termination of the station’s transmission site lease. A resolution to allow resumption of broadcasting from a new site has yet to be reached.  FCC Data
 
KING 5 Seattle

6/09/21 - KING 5 Seattle won more 58th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards than any other media organization in the region. In all, KING 5 took home 16 awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Northwest Chapter.  KING 5 Release

Numeris

6/09/21 - News/ Talk CKNW AM 980 continues in first place in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for March 01 - May 30, 2021 with a 13.6 share. CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/ FM 88.1 continues in second place with 10.5. Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 is third with 8.3.  Numeris Release

Claire Fenton

6/09/21 - Global BC producer Claire Fenton joins the morning team at News 1130 CKWX Vancouver. She's been at Global since 2016.  Twitter Announcement

David Bray

6/08/21 - 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

Cam Cathcart

6/06/21 (Updated) - Former Vancouver broadcaster Cam Cathcart died Saturday afternoon at his home at age 83. He was with CBC for 25 years as a reporter, foreign correspondent, producer and host, later becoming a Senior Associate with media communications company Stanton Associates. Cathcart was very active in the community, including serving as Chair of the Vancouver Remembrance Day Committee for 15 years. He received several awards for his service.  CTV Vancouver News  Karin Larsen, CBC News

Gloria Angelin

6/06/21 - KING 5 Seattle Editor/ Photojournalist Gloria Angelin gets a new role as Editor/ Photographer for New Day Northwest starting this month. She's been with KING 5 since March 2020.  LinkedIn Video

Rick Rice

6/06/21 - Retired CBC Cameraman/ Producer/ Director Rick Rice passed away in Victoria on May 17 at age 87. During his career he was a cameraman in Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto, progressing to producer and director of The National and Hockey Night in Canada, retiring to Victoria in 1989.  Times Colonist Obituary
 
NATAS 58th NW Awards

6/05/21 - The NATAS 58th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy™ Awards have been announced with Seattle stations well represented.  Host Chris Cashman Video  Full List of Winners

Elisa Jaffe

6/05/21 - Award-winning Seattle news anchor Elisa Jaffe has been inducted into the Silver Circle by the NW Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She currently anchors p.m. drive on KOMO Radio, but previously held several positions with KOMO-TV from 1987-2015.  Twitter Announcement 
 
Cody Miller

6/05/21 - Cody Miller has joined KING 5 Seattle as a digital content producer. He moves from KOMO-TV and was previously with the Sinclair Broadcast Group in Las Vegas.  LinkedIn Announcement

FCC

6/04/21 - KACS-FM 90.5 Chehalis has filed with the FCC to keep its translator K293AY 106.5 Enumclaw in silent STA status. According to the May 31 filing, the receive antenna on the translator was destroyed during a recent storm.

News 1130 CKWX Vancouver

6/04/21 - NEWS 1130 CKWX Vancouver, along with the other Rogers Sports & Media news radio stations, will rebrand under CityNews this fall. This is a name change only, not affecting content or on-air personalities. As part of the rebrand, CityNews will launch a centralized website and app where users can find their local news for Vancouver or other Canadian cities.  NEWS 1130 Release
 
Red Robinson

6/04/21 - Vancouver broadcasting icon and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Red Robinson reflects on his legendary life. He finally hung up his mic in 2017 from CISL AM 650.  Thor Diakow Video
 
KACS-FM

6/04/21 - KACS-FM 90.5 Chehalis has filed to upgrade from a Class A to C2 with the projected contour covering most of Olympia.  It was accepted for filing by the FCC on May 2.  Allocation Study
 
K292HN

6/04/21 - Sunnylands Broadcasting LLC, owner of several translators in the Puget Sound area, is donating K292HN 106.3 Centralia to Iglesia Pentecostal Vispera Del Fin, valuing the assets at $30,000. The Sunnylands co-located K259BG remains on the for-sale market, currently relaying KOMO-FM.

Numeris

6/03/21 - The Numeris Spring 2021 Radio Diary 12+ ratings have been released for Victoria. CBC Radio One CBCV-FM 90.5 leads with a 21.7 share, Rock CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 14.1 and News/ Talk CFAX AM 1070 is third with 9.8.  Numeris Release

Tyler & Lynch

6/03/21 - Tyler and Lynch (Tyler Middleton and Chris Lynch) are heading to afternoon drive at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver following the cancellation of their morning show on The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 in March. They replace Jeremy Baker, who moves to The Peak morning show.  Twitter Announcement

Sheila Scott

6/03/21 - Long-time CTV Vancouver reporter Sheila Scott, who announced her departure from the station in April, joins the Burnaby RCMP in a civilian role as a Communications Strategist. She had been with CTV since 2013.

KING 5 Seattle

6/03/21 - Two KING 5 Seattle producers leave the station. Matt Elias has been at KING since 2004 and is relocating to the Tri-Cities to explore new opportunities. Executive Producer Ruben Villaescusa leaves after four years.  Twitter Announcement

Angeli Kakade

6/03/21 - Angeli Kakade recently joined KING 5 Seattle as a reporter and multi-skilled journalist. She joins from WISH-TV Indianapolis.  KING 5 News


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Lotus Communications


6/03/21 - Sinclair Broadcast Group is getting out of the radio business with its TV division selling the stations it acquired in the acquisition of Fisher Broadcasting. KOMO AM & FM, KVI AM 570 and STAR 101.5 KPLZ-FM Seattle go to Lotus Communications for $18 million in cash and other considerations.  All Access Music Group

Charmaine de Silva

6/02/21 - Charmaine de Silva adds News Director of 660 News CFFR/ Citytv Calgary to her current duties as ND of News 1130 CKWX/ Citytv Vancouver. Twitter Announcement
 
Nadia Stewart (Tchoumi)

6/02/21 - Nadia Stewart moves from her videojournalist/ reporter position, which she has held with Global BC since 2014, to assume the position of Media and Communications Manager with Union Gospel Mission Vancouver. She also changes her name to Nadia Tchoumi.  Instagram Announcement

Bailey Martens

6/01/21 - Bailey Martens joins the CBC Vancouver newsroom next week. She has held several positions with the Ubyssey Publications Society since 2019 and most recently has been a features editor.  Twitter Announcement
 


Yasmin Gandham



6/01/21 - News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver anchor/ producer Yasmin Gandham has announced that Sunday will be her last shift. The BCIT 2020 Broadcast Journalism grad is moving into a new role as a full-time Video Journalist, anchoring and reporting with Global Okanagan CHBC-TV in Kelowna.  Twitter Announcement

Jody Vance

6/01/21 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Jody Vance will be hosting 3 - 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday on CKNW AM 980 for the next three weeks, the time slot formerly held by Lynda Steele, who did her final show on Friday.  Twitter Announcement
 



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