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Chris Wiggins

4/22/21 - Chris Wiggins moves west to join Jessica Banks on the Country 107.1 CKQC-FM Abbotsford morning show. For the past five years, Wiggins has been hosting mornings on Cool 100.1 CHCQ-FM Belleville, ON.  Broadcast Dialogue

Kenny Jay

4/22/21 - Former Seattle programmer Kenny Jay has had his position eliminated as National Director of Promotions and Radio Marketing at Big Loud Records. He was PD at KMPS-FM/ KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle in 2016 & '17.  All Access Music Group
 
Michelle Ludtka

4/22/21 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV sports anchor/ reporter Michelle Ludtka is leaving her position "to start something new" effective tomorrow. The 2010 Washington State University Communications BA is married to former Seattle Mariners pitcher Charlie FurbushTwitter Announcement
 
Catherine Garrett

4/21/21 - Vista Radio Prince George reporter/ anchor Catherine Garrett joins CKNW AM 980 Vancouver in the same position next month. The 2019 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been with Vista since 2019. She points out she's not directly related to retired award winning 'NW reporter George Garrett.  Twitter Announcement

Research Director, Inc.

4/21/21 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive March PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Nielsen Audio

4/20/21 - News/ Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 continues in first place with a 6.4 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma March 2021 PPM 6+ ratings. Rock KISW-FM 99.9 moves up to second with 6.0. News/ Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 slips to third with a 5.6 share.  Radio Online

John Peake

4/20/21 - Former iHeartMedia Seattle Operations Manager John Peake has been promoted to SVP/ Programming by the company in Los Angeles. He retains his position as PD for MYfm KBIG-FM 104.3. Peake was OM in Seattle in 2011.  All Access Music Group

Jim Rose


4/18/21 - After 21 years at KING 5 and sister station KONG-TV Seattle, President and GM Jim Rose is leaving for what he has described as a new role outside of owner, Tegna. He first joined the station as National Sales Manager at KONG, and moved his way up before becoming GM in 2016. His last day will be May 3rd. Rose's departure leaves the station without a GM or ND.  Memo to Staff

Jeff Rechner

4/18/21 - Los Angeles-based voiceover artist Jeff Rechner had a career in Canadian radio, much of it in Vancouver, before moving to the US and voicing everything from commercials and cartoons to acting as the show announcer for the upcoming NBC game show Small Fortune. He talks about the evolution of his voiceover career on Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast

Clinton Herman

4/17/21  - After nearly five years on air at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver, Clinton Herman is moving to a.m. drive at The River CKKN-FM 101.3 Prince George. His last day at The Peak is next Friday.  Twitter Announcement

J.J. Richards

4/16/21 - Late Vancouver news reporter J.J. Richards was a long-time advocate and supporter of Variety – the Children’s Charity. The Richards family is working with Variety to determine the best way to keep their father’s legacy going. J.J. was the News Director at CFUN Vancouver during most of the 1980's and '90s. He died June 30, 2018 in Rancho Mirage CA at age 88.  Gail Johnson, Vancouver Sun
 
Srushti Gangdev

4/15/21 - Srushti Gangdev, who announced early last month she was leaving her reporter/ anchor position at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver, has begun a new venture. She's launching community website Burnaby Beacon with award winning newspaper journalist Dustin GodfreyTwitter Announcement
 
Bernie Pascall

4/15/21  - Retired Vancouver TV sports broadcaster Bernie Pascall is among the class of 2021 named for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He was named by Football Reporters of Canada as an inductee in the media category. Pascall was a sports anchor then Sports Director at BCTV Vancouver from 1969-99.  Michael Briones, PQB News

FCC

4/14/21 - The FCC has granted a Construction Permit to IHM Licenses, LLC for KRPA AM 1100 Oak Harbor. The .5 kW daytimer will operate with 9 kW days directional and 2.5 kW at night directional from 48° 16' 54.36" N 122° 42' 02.00" WFCC Data

KING-FM Seattle

4/13/21 - Classical KING-FM 98.1 Seattle is the newest affiliate of VuHaus Group, a network of public radio and television stations and national radio shows that share a common mission to support emerging and local artists. The station joins 18 public media outlets as a member of VuHaus Group.  Radio Online
 
Norman Young

4/13/21  - Vancouver theatre legend Norman Young died Friday from a heart attack at age 94. He was a retired University of B.C. theatre professor who was once chairman for Vancouver Civic Theatres, a co-founder of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame and co-host of the CBC Vancouver children’s show Story Seat in 1962.  John Mackie, The Province
 
Janet Dirks

4/13/21 - Long-time TV reporter Janet Dirks has retired from her position as CTV National News Alberta Bureau Chief after over 12 years. She previously was a reporter for CTV Vancouver from 1999-2008.

John Streit

4/13/21 - Vancouver broadcaster John Streit joins CKNW AM 980 as an anchor/ reporter. He previously anchored news at News 1130 CKWX from 2000-17 and most recently was a senior writer/ researcher on Breakfast Television at Citytv until being released when the program was cancelled last November.  Twitter Announcement
 
NTAS

4/10/21 - Numerous Seattle area broadcasters are nominated for 2021 Northwest Regional NATAS NW EMMY™ Awards. Winners will be announced at a virtual event June 5th.  List of Nominees
 
BC Lions

4/09/21 - The deal between the Whitecaps FC and Corus Entertainment could be a precursor to something between Corus and the BC Lions. The Lions are also looking for a new broadcast partner after the demise of TSN 1040, and CKNW would be a natural fit given the history between the two organizations.  Tyler Green, Daily Hive

Kiran Singh

4/09/21 - Kiran Singh, who left his position as a talk show producer at multicultural RED FM CKYE-FM 93.1 Vancouver has joined CBC Vancouver as an associate producer.  Twitter Announcement

Jon Crossland

4/08/21 - Former Entercom (now Audacy) Seattle Sales Manager Jon Crossland has died at age 68. His cause of death hasn't been publicly released. Early on he held a radio sales position in Tacoma. For the past year Crossland was Vice President of Sales at Specialty Data Systems (SDS) in Toronto.  InsideRadio

Cherise Seucaran

4/08/21 - Former Vancouver journalist Cherise Seucharan has joined Toronto news site and podcast network Canadaland as a reporter. She previously worked at The Star and CBC Vancouver before moving back to Toronto last year.  Broadcast Dialogue 

Mark Wright

4/08/21 - KING 5 Seattle anchor Mark Wright has been inducted into the 2020 Hall of Achievement by the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at the virtual 45th Murrow Symposium. The prestigious award is given annually to select alumni for outstanding achievements.  Murrow College Release 
  
Hayley Cooper

4/08/21 - Former News 1130 CKWX Vancouver reporter/ web editor Hayley Cooper, who was part of recent layoffs at Bell Media, has accepted a position with Etobicoke Centre MPP Kinga Surma as Director of Communications. She worked at News 1130 from 2012-15 before moving to Newstalk 1010 CFRB Toronto.  Broadcast Dialogue

Vancouver Whitecaps

4/08/21 - The Vancouver Whitecaps FC will not be moving to all-sports radio Sportsnet 650 CISL, as had been speculated. Instead, the team has signed a new two-year broadcast deal with Corus Entertainment. Play-by-play matches, including one-hour pre- and post-match shows, are moving to Vancouver’s all-traffic station, CHMJ AM 730. Former TSN 1040 broadcasters, play-by-play man Corey Basso, and commentator Colin Miller will continue to call the games.  Rob Williams, Daily Hive

KRPA
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Harbor


4/08/21  - After over a month off air, KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor is back on today. The station has a construction permit to operate with 9 kW day and 2.5 kW night, up from .5 kW daytime only, but the FCC has not released information on whether it is operating at the new higher power.  FCC Data
 
Jeff Rechner

4/08/21  - Former Vancouver broadcaster Jeff Rechner will be the show announcer on an upcoming NBC game show, Small Fortune. The eight-episode series debuts May 31. Rechner, who currently resides in Los Angeles, was prominent on CKLG and mornings on CFOX-FM during the 1980s, and hosted p.m. drive on JACK Vancouver from 2003-07.  Broadcast Dialogue

Tony Black

4/08/21 - KING 5 Seattle News Reporter Tony Black has stepped away from his position to "do something different". He's been with the station since April 2018.  Twitter Announcement

Pattison Media

4/07/21 - Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has announced it’s rebranding as Pattison Media Ltd. to reflect the company’s evolution beyond terrestrial radio and television effective May 1. The company operates numerous stations in Vancouver, on Vancouver Island and throughout Western Canada.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Tina Lovgreen

4/07/21 - Former CBC Vancouver video journalist Tina Lovgreen, who left the Corporation last month, has secured a new position with Metro Vancouver's transportation network Translink. Her new position is Senior Manager, Media Relations and Issues Management.  Twitter Announcement

Jesse Jones

4/06/21 - KIRO 7 Seattle consumer investigator Jesse Jones reports he has had quadruple bypass surgery and is "doing great thanks to the awesome doctors and nurses at @Swedish". He says he wasn’t feeling well and luckily it was diagnosed before there were further complications. Twitter Announcement

Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle

4/06/21 - Contemporary Christian Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle reached 150% of their Spring Share on-air fundraiser goal, the first event partnering with Vidare Creative.  All Access Music Group

Vanessa Doban

4/06/21 - News 1130 CKWX Vancouver anchor Vanessa Doban has a new role as Social Media Producer. She will also continue anchoring news on the weekends.  Twitter Announcement
 
Matt Sekeres

Blake Price

4/06/21 - Further developments from former TSN 1040 hosts Matt Sekeres and Blake Price as Mercer Island digital marketing executive Jonah Sigel comes into the picture. Sigel talked extensively on Pressrow about how moving Sekeres' and Price's program to a digital space gives them more access to data about listeners than they were receiving in radio from traditional ratings service Numeris.  Steve Ewen, The Province

Julian Kolsut

4/04/21 - University of Victoria Political Science and Journalism BA Julian Kolsut is leaving CHEK-TV Victoria after a four year run as a multimedia journalist. He's accepted an opportunity to work in documentary film.  Twitter Announcement

Whitecaps FC

4/04/21 - Daily Hive reports they have been told the Vancouver Whitecaps FC are currently speaking with Sportsnet 650 CISL AM for broadcast rights. Meanwhile, Matt Sekeres and Blake Price, currently airing a podcast, are set to make more announcements regarding live broadcasts. They have officially welcomed Andrew Wadden back to the program as their producer, along with The Athletic’s Thomas Drance and former TSN 1040 staffer Jeff Paterson as regular contributors.  Tyler Green, DailyHive

The Mountain

4/03/21 - Former staff of The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 Seattle reunite to share stories and memories on a 30th anniversary webcast, 30 years from the day that the station signed on, April 10, 1991.  YouTube Info

Alabama Cole

4/02/21 - Alabama Cole joins The Q WQEN-FM 103.7 Birmingham AL for mornings. She was most recently with the Carla Marie and Anthony morning show at sister station KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle, which was dissolved with the launch of The Jubal Show in July 2020.  InsideRadio

Bender

4/02/21 - The Jet KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle morning host Bender is the recipient of the 2020 HOPE Award at this year's CMN Hospital's Virtual Summit. Over the last 19 years, Bender's One Big Give for Seattle Children's Hospital Radiothon has raised a total of $16.7 million.  All Access Music Group
 
MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle

4/02/21  - Kel Walker has exited his position as MD/ afternoon host at MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle. The station is on the lookout for a replacement.  All Access Music Group

The Breeze CHLG-FM 104.3 Vancouver

4/01/21 - Starting Monday, The Morning Breeze with Brad & Deb, hosted by Brad Dryden and Deb Smith from The Breeze CKUL-FM 96.5 Halifax, will air on The Breeze CHLG-FM 104.3 Vancouver from 6-10 a.m.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
  
Art Aronson

4/01/21 - 2011 BCIT Broadcast journalism graduate Art Aronson has come a long way from an orphanage in Thailand at the age of four to his current position as News Director at The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 and The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria.  Don Bodger, Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Kathryn Tindale

4/01/21 - Kathryn Tindale is leaving News 1130 CKWX Vancouver. The Langara College journalism graduate has been a web editor and reporter with the station since July 2019.

George Morris

4/01/21 - Former Vancouver broadcaster George Morris died from cardiovascular issues March 14 at age 78. He was the Late Daddy G on CFUN Vancouver in the early 1960s before moving to Montreal in 1963 as Buddy G on CKGM AM 980. He established himself as a voice actor and imaging voice for a number of radio stations, returning to radio in the early ‘90s on CJFM-FM Montreal.  Montreal Gazette Obituary
 
Michael Willmore

4/01/21 - Five of the longest running radio personalities in Vancouver are on non-commercial stations. Michael Willmore, host of Rock Talk on Co-op Radio CFRO-FM 100.5 has been on for 46 years; George Barrett host of the Reggae Show at Co-op Radio has been on for 45 years; Steve Edge with The Edge on Folk has been on air at CiTR-FM 101.9 for 36 years; Nou Dadoun, host of The A-Trane, has been on Co-op Radio for 35 years and Nardwuar The Human Serviette has been entertaining on CiTR for 34 years.  Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun



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