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Brad McDonald

9/24/20 - Brad McDonald retires from the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. He has been an account manager with the company since 1994, most recently with JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 and The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.
 
Jason D'Souza

9/24/20 - CBC Vancouver Associate Producer/ Host Jason D’Souza has left to join CBC Toronto. He will be the interim host of their weekend morning show Fresh AirFacebook Announcement

FCC

9/22/20 - Intelli LLC has applied to the FCC for an STA to operate KKOL AM 1300 Seattle with its nighttime power of 3.2 kW during daytime hours to get back on the air before its permit expires. The station has been dark while dealing with complaints of blanketing interference from neighbors.  All Access Music Group
 
Natash Ryan

9/21/20 - Former KING 5 Seattle news anchor Natasha Ryan guest hosts on Tuesday's edition of New Day NW, as more personalities sit in before a new permanent host is announced.  Twitter Announcement


Alek Halverson


9/21/20 - Following his recent layoff, Alek Halverson, former interim PD, MD and afternoon host at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle has created the Unemployment Charity Pool, and is inviting friends and industry colleagues to guess the date when he’ll land his next job. A $5 donation nets one guess, with all proceeds to be donated to St. Jude Children's Research HospitalAll Access Music Group
 
Stephen Kilbreath

9/20/20 - KING 5 Seattle traffic, news and weather anchor Stephen Kilbreath will host New Day at 11 a.m. Monday. The program has been guest hosted by a number of personalities as KING has yet to announce a new permanent host to take over from Margaret Larson, who retired at the end of July.  Facebook Announcement
      
Mary Johnston

9/19/20 - Former CFAX Radio reporter and Victoria City Council alderman Mary S. Johnston (Suzanne Hansen) died September 15 in the palliative care unit of Saanich Peninsula Hospital. She was 77. No service is planned due to current conditions.  Times Colonist Obituary

Erin Ubels

9/16/20 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter Erin Ubels moves to weekday afternoon anchor. The 2016 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been at 'NW since May 2017.  

Jacques Baillaut

9/16/20 - Jacques Baillaut, former Manager of Communications for Radio-Canada French radio and TV in Vancouver died August 17 at age 96. He played a major role in the preparation of the inauguration in September 1976 of Radio-Canada’s French TV station CBUFT-TV Vancouver. Because of the Covid pandemic, a commemorative ceremony will be held at a later date.  The Canadian Obituary  Dignity Obituary

Martin Strong

9/15/20 - Long time Vancouver broadcaster Martin Strong returns to the airwaves this coming Saturday as host of Vancouver Consumer on CKNW AM 980. The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) Department Head was most recently on air at the now defunct Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3.

Jim Richmond

9/15/20 - Bonneville Seattle has named Jim Richmond as Director of Sales effective September 16. He replaces Cathy Cangiano who was recently promoted to the role of SVP and Market Manager. Richmond was most recently General Sales Manager at Entercom in San Francisco.  Radio Online

Barry Bowman

9/15/20 (Updated) - Former CFAX AM 1070 Victoria personality Barry Bowman finds long-lost tapes of a 1963 Joni Mitchell recording session. The songs, once thought to be lost, will be made public on a forthcoming five-disc boxed set due October 30.  Mike Devlin, Times Colonist  Global BC News/ Video

Gregr

9/14/20 - Longtime KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle morning host Gregr (Greg Shishman) adds mornings on Entercom Alternative KNRK-FM 94.7 Portland and KKDO-FM 94.7 Sacramento.  All Access Music Group

Nicole Alvarez

9/14/20 - KROQ-FM 106.7 midday host Nicole Alvarez adds middays, replacing Alyssa Boccuzzi at The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle and recently open positions at four other Entercom Alternative stations.  All Access Music Group

Megan Holiday

9/14/20 - KROQ-FM 106.7 Los Angeles afternoon host Megan Holiday replaces Walt Flakus at The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle and recently open positions at other Entercom stations. All Access Music Group

Kay  Alsop

9/13/20 - Former Vancouver Province journalist and CBC-TV panelist Kay Alsop died September 6 in West Vancouver at age 100. She was a staff reporter for The Vancouver Province from 1968-79 and was seen on local screens as a frequent guest panelist on nationally televised CBC shows Front Page Challenge and Flashback. At her request there will be no funeral.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  Sun/ Province Obituary

Kori Sidaway

9/12/20 - CHEK-TV Victoria weekend news anchor Kori Sidaway has made international news after she went on social media to defend herself from an email critical of the outfit she wore on camera.  CBC News
 
Alex Carr

9/12/20 - Former Vancouver radio personality Alex Carr has announced on his Facebook page that he will be hosting weekend evenings on Sonic 102.9 CHDI-FM Edmonton. He hosted middays at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver from 2017-19 before moving to host mornings with his sister Ruby at The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto. The pair were released in January after just one year.

Mike Curto

9/12/20 - Mike Curto, the voice of the Tacoma Rainiers has been stuck in his own version of limbo as the baseball season ticks away. The Rainiers have been silenced this season, a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the cancellation of the minor-league season.  Larry Stone, Seattle Times

CKNW AM 980 Vancouver

9/11/20 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver has announced new program hosts: Mo Amir, host and producer of the Vancolour podcast, will provide weekly commentary. Former Sportsnet 650 personality Jawn Jang begins hosting a live weekend edition of The Shift on the Global News Radio network tonight. Also, Alarm Force creator and former CEO Joel Matlin joins CKNW’s weekend line-up with a live, nationwide program called Joel Matlin’s Entrepreneur ShowCorus Release

DeAnna Lee

9/11/20 - KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle midday host DeAnna Lee is the latest announcement among Entercom layoffs and staff/ responsibility realignments announced yesterday.  All Access Music Group
 
Hubbard Radio

9/11/20 - Total Traffic and Weather Network has signed a new content partnership with Hubbard Radio Seattle. TTWN’s 24/7 News division will provide NBC News Radio Network newscasts to KIXI AM 880 and KKNW AM 1150All Access Music Group

Rock 101 CFMI-FM Vancouver

9/11/20 - Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 has the bragging rights to being the number one station in Vancouver among Adults 25-54 in the latest Numeris radio ratings.  Corus Entertainment Release
  
David Bray

9/10/20 - 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

Entercom

9/10/20 - Entercom is going through another round of staff reductions. Affected in Seattle are: Alek Halverson, Interim PD, MD/ afternoon host at Country KKWF-FM 100.7; Alyssa Boccuzzi, Midday Host and Music Director at Alternative KNDD-FM 107.7; Walt Flakus, APD/ Afternoon Host at KNDD and Tim Taylor, Afternoon Host at AC KSWD-FM 94.1All Access Music Group
 
Numeris

9/10/20 - News/ Talk CKNW AM 980 continues in first place in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for May 25 to August 30 with a 13.9 share. CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/ FM 88.1 is second with 11.1. Country CJJR-FM 93.7 is third with 10.2.  Numeris Release

Karl Douglas

9/08/20 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Karl Douglas, who has been working in Edmonton since 2013, most recently at Up! CIUP-FM 99.3, advises that his position has been eliminated. He was on air at a number of Vancouver and Victoria stations from 1991-2007.
 
Essex Porter

9/07/20 - KIRO 7 Seattle congratulates government and political reporter Essex Porter for 38 years on air. Twitter Announcement/ Video
  
Bob Robertson

9/07/20 - Bob Robertson, the legendary former voice of WSU Cougars football, died Sunday at his home in University Place at age 91. He held the play-by-play title from 1964-2011 before moving into an analyst role for the final seven seasons of his Hall of Fame career. Robertson retired on October 18, 2018. Seattle Times  Seattle PI  AP News  Larry Stone, Seattle Times Tribute
 
KBCB-TV Bellingham

9/05/20 - KBCB-TV Bellingham is running a, "This channel is available for lease" notice on its 24.2 channel. It was most recently running a shopping network service.  KBCB Screen Shot

Rick Ouston

9/04/20 - (updated) Vancouver broadcaster/ journalist Rick Ouston died August 31 at age 64. He was a TV reporter and assignment editor with CBC, convergence editor with Global TV,  assignment editor with The Vancouver Sun and was also a teacher of journalism at Langara College in Vancouver.  Sun/ Province Obituary

B-Dub Radio

9/03/20 - Bryan "B-Dub" Washington's new Skyview Networks' show, B-Dub Saturday Night will expand into weeknights beginning September 21st. With the shift, the new "B-Dub Radio" show will also be offered in two versions, a fully produced night show and a content-only version. B-Dub hosts afternoons on The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle.  All Access Music Group
 
Research Director, Inc.

9/03/20 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Margaret Larson

9/02/20 - KING 5 Seattle re-aired the final episode of New Day Northwest hosted by Margaret Larson this morning. She retired from the program at the end of July after more than ten years hosting the show and over 35 years of work in television. A number of personalities are appearing on the show vying for a chance at taking over as the new host, which KING is expecting to announce by next month.

Worship  24/7

9/02/20 - The purchase price for KTDD-FM 104.9 Eatonville by Worship 24/7 is $320,000. The group's PR says KTDD reaches Olympia, which is outside the station's 60 dBu service contour, but there is good coverage into Tacoma's suburbs. Worship 24/7 paid $175,000 for KURT-FM 93.7 Prineville OR last year only to have the same broker sell a better local signal there to a competing group.

OMNI TV

9/02/20 - OMNI Television launches new Filipino and Arabic newscasts today, supported by 25 new editorial, digital and videojournalist positions. The daily, 30-minute OMNI News: Arabic Edition and OMNI News: Filipino Edition will feature local, national, and international news, and are being produced in-house at OMNI’s studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Nielsen Audio

9/01/20 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 continues its position in first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma August 2020 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings with a 7.1 share. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 continues in second place with a 6.9 share. Rock KISW-FM 99.9 moves up to third with 5.7.  Radio Online

Worship 24/7

9/01/20 - 247 Media Ministries, the parent organization of the Worship 24/7 radio network, has reached an agreement to acquire KTDD-FM 104.9 Eatonville from iHeartMedia’s Ocean Station Trust. The transaction still requires FCC approval. KTDD will be the second station airing the Worship 24/7 network, which launched in June 2019.  Lance Venta, Radio Insight
 


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