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Research Director, Inc.

1/28/23 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive Holiday '22 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Kraig Krause

1/28/23 - Kraig Krause, who joined CTV Vancouver last week as a multimedia journalist, has made his on-air debut. The Fraser Valley native was most recently a videographer and anchor in Ontario with CTV News Barrie and Global News Kingston. Before heading east in 2017, Krause anchored weather and traffic at CKNW AM 980CTV News  CTV Video

Claire Palmer

1/26/23 - CBC is bringing full-time permanent journalists into Nanaimo and Cranbrook. Claire Palmer is the Corporation's new dedicated video journalist in Nanaimo. CBC Radio One Victoria special live programming will air from 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 27, followed up by more live programming Jan. 28.  CBC News

Nielsen Audio

1/25/23 - Continuing with the boost from all Christmas programming, AC KRWM-FM 106.9 stays in first place with an 11.3 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma Holiday 2022 PPM 6+ ratings. AC KSWD-FM 94.1 climbs to second with a 7.2 share. News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 slips to a third place tie with All News KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7 with a 5.5 share.  Radio Online

Marty Forbes

1/25/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Marty Forbes, now living in Edmonton, is recovering in hospital following a snowmobile accident where he suffered five broken ribs and a bruised lung. The 52-year media veteran launched CKKS-FM Vancouver in 1983 as PD after flipping the format at CJAZ-FM and was PD at CISL Vancouver 1990-91.  Facebook Posting

Jeanie Lindsay

1/25/23 - Former Seattle Times Education Lab Reporter Jeanie Lindsay expresses her pleasure as she completes her first day at KUOW-FM 94.9 as the state government reporter for NW News Network.  Twitter Announcement

Tyler & Lynch

1/24/23 - CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver p.m. drive hosts Tyler and Lynch (Tyler Middleton and Chris Lynch) are added to The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto weeknights from 7-9 p.m. They also continue to be heard evenings on Power 97 CJKR-FM 97.5 Winnipeg.  Facebook Anouncement
Tammy Mutasa

1/24/23 - Two-time Emmy winning reporter/ fill-in anchor Tammy Mutasa, who left her position at KOMO 4 Seattle last month, has put in her first day at CBS Boston WBZ-TV. Facebook Announcement  Twitter Video

Vancouvver Canucks

1/23/23 - (Updated) Sports Director Squire Barnes got more than a laugh, along with the anchors of today's 6 p.m. Global BC newscast, over the FOX 5 Washington DC story by anchor Tisha Lewis about the Vancouver hockey coach change. Not only were the coaches names annihilated, but the team was called the Can-nukes.  Awful Announcing Video  The Proper News  Eddie Chau, The Province

Aaron Goldsmith

1/23/23 - Mariners radio play-by-play broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith appears to be staying in Seattle following a report of his withdrawal for consideration for the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasting job. He has been part of the Mariners broadcast team since 2013.  Seattle Sports News  Aaron Goldsmith Tweet  Larry Stone, Seattle Times Update
Seattle Kraken

1/23/23 - Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Kraken and FOX 13 have announced a new media partnership which will include a new Kraken-focused show What’s Kraken? to debut on Feb. 8 and air every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the remainder of the NHL season.  FOX 13 Announcement/ Video

Grace Lim

1/23/23 - Former FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle weather anchor Grace Lim is leaving her current position as weekend meteorologist at KNDU-TV Richland after just one year. She worked at FOX 13 from 2019-21.  KNDU Video
Bill Schonely

1/22/23 - Bill Schonely, former Seattle sportscaster and Portland Trail Blazers play-by-play voice for nearly 30 years passed away Saturday, January 21 at age 93. Before moving to Portland he was the voice of the WHL Seattle Totems, University of Washington football and Seattle Angels baseball. A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  NBA News 

Scott Rintoul

1/21/23 - Long time Vancouver sportscaster Scott Rintoul is launching a new podcast entitled Westcoast Express Tuesday, January 31. It's the story of the men who reinvigorated a once vibrant hockey market as told by Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi, Brendan Morrison as well as other prominent Canucks teammates and figures. Rintoul was a host at TSN Radio for a dozen years and then hosted his own show on Sportsnet 650 for four more.  Twitter Announcement  Trailer
KEXP Vive Latino

1/20/23 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle is heading back to Mexico in March to partner with Mexico City's Ibero-American festival to produce nine Live on KEXP sessions. The nonprofit station is building on its commitment to international partnerships.  Twitter Announcement
Madison Wade

1/19/23 - KING 5 Seattle weekend evening anchor and reporter Madison Wade and the team have wrapped up the last episode of Seahawks Central for the season and are preparing for next season.  Twitter Announcement

Eduardo Olivares

1/19/23 - Long time Vancouver broadcaster Eduardo Olivares passed away on Dec. 27, 2022 at age 81. He hosted Latino Soy, a radio program designed to unite Vancouver’s growing Latin American community, which ran on CJVB AM 1470 and then for 25 years on CHKG-FM 96.1. Olivares was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to the Latin community.  Fairchild Radio Obituary
Ryan Simms

1/19/23 - KIRO 7 Seattle reporter/ fill-in anchor Ryan Simms moves to KOMO 4. He starts next Monday.  Twitter Announcement


1/19/23 - KOYS-LP 94.1 Bellingham is being transferred from its current owner Radio Vida N Life Inc. to PNW Radio.  FCC Data  Positioning Statement

Jake and Mimi

1/18/23 - KING 5 Seattle anchors Mimi Jung and Jake Whittenberg confess on air to breaking their pact to not drink during the week.  Twitter Video

Keely Walker

1/17/23 - KING 5 Seattle Nightside Executive Producer Keely Walker joins the Student Awards & Outreach committee at NATAS Northwest. She produced the original series Facing Race, which examined racism and racial inequality in the Pacific Northwest. The 13 week series was recognized with a Peabody, Scripps Howard, regional Murrow and multiple Emmy awards.  Twitter Announcement  NTAS Information
Holly Gaunt

1/17/23 - After 41 years in TV, former KOMO 4 Seattle News Director Holly Gaunt is retiring from her current position as ND at Denver7 KMGH-TV. Her last day will be April 28. She was VP/ ND at KOMO from Feb. 2007 to Dec. 2014. Gaunt was named to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Emmy chapter’s Silver Circle in 2022 and is the recipient of multiple individual Emmy and Murrow awards for news excellence.  Denver7 News

Haley Lewis

1/16/23 - Freelance producer/ reporter Haley Lewis joins Global News BC as an online reporter, specializing in Indigenous news across BC and Alberta. She holds a 2018 Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of BC and has previously held a number of Indigenous reporting positions.  Twitter Announcement


1/16/23 - Iglesia Pentecostal Vispera Del Fin has applied to the FCC for a further extension of the STA granted on Nov. 3, 2015 to continue operating KNTB AM 1480 Lakewood from an alternate site to allow time to file a formal request to cancel the license (after the related KBRO application BP-20220802AAA has been granted). In support of the request, it's noted that the KBRO application remains under review at this time.  FCC Info

Tony Cox

1/15/23 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria News Director Anthony "Tony" Cox passed away in Palliative Care at Royal Jubilee Hospital on January 3 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 86. He served as ND of CHEK for 20 years and was also elected President of the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering is planned for a later date.  Victoria Times Colonist Obituary
New Day Northwest

1/13/23 - A week after FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle launched its new Studio 13 11 a.m. show, a fresh KING 5 New Day Northwest  promo emerges. Good competitive timing?  Amity Addrisi, Twitter Video

Starla Sampaco

1/13/23 - Starla Sampaco is signing off from her position as news anchor and host of Crosscut Now at KCTS 9 Seattle. The University of Washington Journalism BA has been with KCTS since Mar. 2020.  Twitter Posting


1/13/23 - The BC Association of Broadcasters has named veteran retired CKNW AM 980 Vancouver newscaster Gord Macdonald BCAB Broadcaster of the Year and Vancouver-based Global National reporter/ anchor Neetu Garcha BCAB Broadcast Performer of the YearWinner's List

Nate Burleson

1/13/23 - NFL Media host and Calgary-born former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burleson talks with KIRO 7 news anchor Michelle Millman about this Saturday's NFC wild-card game with the San Francisco 49ersFacebook Posting

Gregg Hersholt

1/13/23 - Northwest Newsradio KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7 Seattle morning drive anchor Gregg Hersholt retires today after five decades on local airwaves. He will be succeeded by Brian Calvert, who will serve as morning news co-host alongside Manda FactorRadio Ink

Tulalip Sportsbook Radio

1/12/23 - Hubbard Broadcasting has sold the naming rights to its Sports Betting KNUC-HD2 98.9 Seattle to the Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino, re-branding it as Tulalip Sportsbook Radio. The channel was launched last Fall and airs VSiN programming.  RadioInsight

Brittany Greenslade

1/12/23 - BCIT graduate Brittany Greenslade has left Global Winnipeg after 11 years to join CBC Manitoba as a reporter. She was a newsroom intern at CBC Television Vancouver in 2011 and has since held various roles at Global.  Twitter Announcement

Brian Jackson

1/12/23 - FOX 13 Seattle anchor Brian Jackson thanks his co-anchor Hana Kim for helping push the station's News at 4 P.M. into second place in the market in 2022.  Twitter Announcement

Jeanie Lindsay

1/12/23 - The Seattle Times Education Lab Reporter Jeanie Lindsay will join KUOW-FM 94.9 on January 24th as its Northwest News Network's state government reporter. The University of Washington Journalism BA worked as a production assistant at KNKX-FM 88.5 in 2017.  Twitter Announcement

The Peak CKPK 102.7 HD2

1/11/23 - The Peak CKPK 102.7 HD2 Early Show hosts Jeremy Baker and Charis Hogg, along with midday host Jason Manning have been released. The station moved over to HD last July to make way for new programming on its main channel.  Allie Turner, Vancouver is Awesome  Facebook Announcement  Amanda Wawryk, Daily Hive  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
Kellie Cheadle

1/11/23 - Former KING 5 Seattle Managing Editor and Amazon Executive Producer Kellie Cheadle says she is, "Excited to be back on the UW campus to teach Visual Storytelling, an undergrad journalism class in the very Comms department I graduated from so many years ago". She worked at KING from 2006-15. 
Brandi Kruse

1/11/23 - Brandi Kruse will be handling the 12-3 p.m. shift at KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle for the next couple of weeks, replacing Dori Monson, who passed away Dec. 31. She will be doing double duty, so it will not affect her twice weekly unDivided podcasts.  Twitter Announcement
Peggy Lam

1/11/23 - CBC Vancouver reporter Peggy Lam is stepping away from her regular duties for a year to join the Corporation's flagship nightly news program The National as a producer. She joined CBC Vancouver last year following two years as a reporter/ editor with CBC WinnipegTwitter Announcement

2021 NSMA Trophy

1/11/23 - KJR-FM 93.3 Seattle 2021 NSMA Sportscaster of the Year Ian Furness "passes the torch" to the current winner, KING 5 Seattle sports reporter/ anchor Chris EganTwitter Announcement

Natalie Clancy

1/10/23 - Former CBC Vancouver broadcaster Natalie Clancy has been appointed to the role of Director of Public Affairs and Communications at ACTRA National. She joins from Unifor where she served as Director of Communications for the past five years. Clancy was an investigative reporter for CBC Vancouver for over 25 years from 1992-2017.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Bart Hanson

1/10/23 - KING 5 Seattle Technical Support Engineer and "tech hero" Bart Hanson is retiring after 26 years. He joined KING in Dec. 1996.  Amity Addrisi, Facebook  Mimi Jung, Twitter
Brooke & Jeffrey

1/10/23 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle has signed Brooke & Jeffrey in the Morning to a four-year contract extension. The show is syndicated by Premiere Networks and airs on over 50 stations nationwide.  All Access Music Group

Chris Egan

1/09/23 - Nine-time Emmy and Murrow Award winning KING 5 Seattle sports reporter/ anchor Chris Egan has been named Washington Sportscaster of the Year by NSMA Sports MediaEgan Tweet
FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle

1/09/23 - FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle posted a tease for it new Studio 13 show during the morning news today. Bill Wixey, one of the main anchors, has a momentary lapse of memory as he names co-host Carly HendersonYouTube Video  Mireya Garcia Tweet

Brandi Kruse

1/09/23 - Today, KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle ran its first live show during the 12-3 p.m. time slot since the passing of Dori Monson, hosted by Brandi KruseKIRO Twitter Video
KIRO 7 Seattle

1/09/23 - KIRO 7 Seattle has launched a new morning news campaign of five spots that really "checks all the boxes" to make it successful. In a brainstorming session, the idea came up to expand to a promo for each morning show talent.  Paul Greeley, Market Share Videos
Alan Regan

1/09/23 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Senior Producer Alan Regan has joined CBC Vancouver as an Associate Producer on its radio programming. He was with CKNW from 2018-22.  Twitter Announcement

Jay Styles

1/09/23 - Jay Styles, who left his position as Assistant Brand Content Director and afternoon host at MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle in December, has moved to Sarasota, FL and is seeking voice tracking opportunities. He says, "I resigned in order to be close to my kids who live in Florida."  RAMP News

Todd Herman

1/09/23 - KVI AM 570 Seattle adds Todd Herman Sundays 5-7 p.m. with a daily commentary airing at 7:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. He formerly hosted The Todd Herman Show on KTTH AM 770 which ended on Dec. 1, 2021   All Access Music Group

Home Team Harvest

1/09/23 - KING 5 Seattle raises 21.5 million meals for Home Team Harvest in 2022, exceeded its 2022 goal of 21 million meals by more than 500,000 meals.  KING 5 News

Raji Sohal

1/08/23 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Sunday morning talk show host Raji Sohal announced on her show this morning that this would be the last for her, as she is moving on to another opportunity. She has been at 'NW since Mar. 2021, arriving after 16 years with CBC Montreal. Saturday morning host Stirling Faux will slot into the show.

Jim Pattison

1/07/23 - Jim Pattison, founder, chairman, and CEO of the Jim Pattison Group, is listed as the second-wealthiest Canadian on the Forbes billionaire tracking list. His wealth is listed as $12.2 billion in 2022, up from $4.3 billion in 2020. Pattison Media owns and operates 48 radio stations and three TV stations spanning the four western provinces, including several radio stations in Vancouver, Victoria and Chilliwack.  Sarah Anderson, Daily Hive
Seattle City Club

1/07/23 - KING 5 Seattle South Bureau Chief Drew Mikkelsen joined KUOW-FM 94.9 local Morning Edition host Angela King to host the 2023 Seattle City Club Legislative Preview Friday. It took an in-depth look at the top priorities for the upcoming session and the impact they will have on individuals and communities.  Twitter 

Dori Monson

1/05/23 - In 2019 KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle talk show host Dori Monson hosted a stage show which was never broadcast. The story of his life and improbable career can be viewed here

Eric Chapman

1/05/23 - Eric Chapman, who announced in December that his last day at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver would be Dec. 31, has joined Toronto-based podcast producer Obie & Ax as a senior producer. He had been with CKNW since 2018 as a fill-in host and community contributor.

Toby Kerr

1/04/23 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver anchor/ reporter Toby Kerr, who left the station in October, has earned a Master of Sport Psychology degree. He did so while working full-time in news.  Twitter Announcement

Erica Hill-Rodriguez

1/04/23 - We follow the progress of former KCPQ-TV/ KZJO-TV Seattle News Director Erica Hill-Rodriguez who moved to KTTV-TV Los Angeles in 2019. She has since become the President and Co-Founder of consulting, production and design company Mx Media Creative in L.A.

John Curley

1/04/23 - Listeners weigh in on the fire which did extensive damage to the cabin in a wooded area east of Seattle belonging to John Curley, p.m. drive host with Shari Elliker on KIRO Newsradio 97.3.  Twitter Photos

Jessamyn McIntyre

1/04/23 - Jessamyn McIntyre is being lauded for her new position at KJR-FM 93.3 Seattle, particularly by Ian Furness, whose 1-3 p.m. show will be produced by her. McIntyre steps into the role vacated when Kevin Shockey became the Program Director of Altitude Sports Radio in Denver in early October.  Ian Furness Tweet  Barrett Sports Media

Matt Markovich

1/03/23 - Veteran Seattle TV reporter Matt Markovich joins KIRO Newsradio 97.3 "for a while" as its political/ legislative reporter, starting today. He's been a reporter at FOX 13 KCPQ-TV since Jan. 2022 and had been a reporter for KOMO 4 from 2006-21.  Twitter Announcement

Dori Monson

1/03/23 - KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle is running Best of Dori Monson compilations all week.  Twitter Announcement
Jessamyn McIntyre

1/03/23 - Jessamyn McIntyre has been named Assistant Program Director at KJR-FM 93.3 Seattle. She has most recently worked as Executive Communications and Engagement Manager for the Washington State Secretary of Health and sideline reporter for Washington State University football.  Twitter Announcement  RadioInsight

Chris Daniels

1/03/23 - Sinclair Broadcast Group correspondent Chris Daniels has returned to Seattle TV screens on KOMO 4. He will still be filing national reports for Sinclair, but now calls KOMO home. Daniels is well known to Seattle viewers for his work as a reporter for KING 5 from 2003 until June 2022.  Twitter Announcement
Ryan Simms

1/03/23 - KIRO 7 Seattle reporter/ fill-in anchor Ryan Simms has departed from his position. There are no further details at this time, but his Twitter page says, "formerly of @kiro7seattle". He's been at KIRO since Dec. 2019.

Dori Monson

1/03/23 - All day Monday, KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle host John Curley talked to friends and news makers in tribute to Dori Monson. The entire 5+ hour tribute show can be heard here.

Tess van Straaten

1/02/23 - CHEK-TV Victoria news personality Tess van Straaten has called out a comment by a viewer who described her sleeveless top as inappropriate and "almost upsetting" during a recent weathercast. A tweet by her has garnered hundreds of likes and has been seen by more than 200,000 people.  Laine Mitchell, Daily Hive
Murray Brisker

1/02/23 - Vancouver actor Murray Brisker, who appeared in CBC-TV Vancouver productions Dr. Bundolo, The Beachcombers and Max Glick, passed away November 15 at age 88. He had a lengthy acting career included film, television and stage as well as appearances in print ads and TV commercials. Burial has taken place at Schara Tzedeck Cemetery in New Westminster.

Dori Monson

1/02/23 - A memorial tribute to Dori Monson is airing on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle today. A number of different guests including Brock Huard, Dave Wyman, Ursula Reutin, Bob Rivers, and more will remember the life of a Seattle radio legend.  MyNorthwest Info

Tammy Mutasa

1/02/23 - Two-time Emmy winning reporter/ fill-in anchor Tammy Mutasa, who left her position at KOMO 4 Seattle last week, says she is "honored, humbled and ecstatic" to join CBS Boston WBZ-TV. She had been at KOMO since June 2017.  Facebook Announcement

Dori Monson

1/01/23 - Longtime KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle talk show host Dori Monson passed away suddenly at a Seattle hospital Saturday night at age 61. His radio career started in 1982 at the University of Washington, and included work at KING-TV, KING Radio and at KIRO since the early 1990s. Monson had health issues over the past few years.  KIRO Newsradio  Twitter Announcement

KING 5 Seattle

1/01/23 - The KING 5 Seattle live truck was vandalized with graffiti just after the New Years At The Needle fireworks show.  Diane Lewis, Twitter Video

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