March 5, 2024

NWBroadcasters

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January to June 2023 updates from NWBroadcasters

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6/30/23 – Channah Hanberg has been promoted to Vice President at Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM and KCIS AM 630 Seattle and Praise 106.5 KWPZ-FMBellingham. She has been with Crista Media for 15 years.  All Access Music Group   
6/30/23 – Thursday was the last day on air for former Seattle broadcaster Allen Schauffler, as he retires from his anchor position at Central Oregon Daily News KOHD-TVKBNZ-TV Bend OR. His 35 years in the business included 21 at KING 5 Seattle from 1992-2013.  CO Daily News Video 
6/29/23 – Kelly HansonKING 5 Seattle Production Manager and host of Local Lens Seattle, fills in this week as host of New Day Northwest.  Twitter Announcement
6/29/23 – Former multiple Emmy Award winning Seattle anchor/ reporter John Stofflet is retiring from his current position at NBC 15 WMTV Madison, WI after 18+ years. He was a reporter/ producer/ host at KING 5 from 1989-2005.  WMTV News/ Video
6/29/23 – AM 730 CKGO Vancouver traffic anchor Lucas Celle returns for his third year as the Surrey Eagles Junior A Hockey Club commentator with an expanded role as the team’s Broadcast & Media Coordinator.  Twitter Posting 
6/29/23 – Andrea Esquetini joins KING 5 Seattle as a photojournalist.  She’s been a visual storyteller/ photojournalist at ABC10 KXTV Sacramento since May 2021.  LinkedIn Posting
6/29/23 – Troy Charles has joined Global BC as a reporter. The 2014 BCIT Radio/ Technology graduate has been a reporter at Global Reginasince November 2021.  Twitter Posting 
6/28/23 – Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini will be joining the legendary Canadian rock band following winning the Rockstar For a Daycontest on The Jeff O’Neil Show on CFOX-FM 99.3. Sartini will sing at the Nickelback concert tonight.  Har Johal, Daily Hive
6/28/23 – Root Sports Seattle Mariners TV analyst Mike Blowers, who was expected back in the TV booth Monday, did not return. Blowers has been out much of the season with health issues and an injury from a fall.  Chris Clough, Twitter 
6/27/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle reporter/ weekend anchor Vanessa Misciagna, who moved to the E.W. Scripps Company as a national correspondent in 2021 and then returned as a PNW correspondent, announces a Scripps program is airing in Seattle. It’s The Debrief from 3-4 p.m. weekdays on KIRO 7.  Vanessa Misciagna, Twitter   
6/27/23 – Jenny West, co-host of the drive show on The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria and this year’s Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year, is featured on a Broadcast Dialogue podcast.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue 
6/26/23 – KING 5 Seattle sports reporter/ anchor Chris Egan apologizes for missing the NSMA Sports Media award ceremony tonight due to his full on air schedule on the anchor desk.  Twitter Posting
6/26/23 – Joe Perkins is moving on from his 6 p.m. anchor position at CHEK News Victoria following his promotion to News Director in April. Starting on July 4, Paul Haysom will be making his return to CHEK to anchor the 6 p.m. newscast. Haysom has been an anchor at Global BC since March 2017.  CHEK News Release  Global BC Video 
6/23/23 – CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Executive Producer Sara Hyde will be the Interim Director of Talk and Talent when Kathryn Stewart goes on maternity leave at the end of July.  Twitter Announcement
6/22/23 – Former British Columbia broadcaster Russ McCloud has passed away. He hosted at CFUN Vancouver from 1976-84 before moving to CHUM Toronto.  Broadcast Dialogue  1984 audio courtesy Radio West
6/22/23 – KING 5 Seattle award winning Investigative Race & Equity Reporter PJ Randhawahas accepted a position as the new Consumer Investigative Reporter for NBC Chicago WMAQ 5. Her last day at KING will be July 28th.  LinkedIn Announcement
6/21/23 – AM 730 Traffic CKGO AM Vancouver anchor Phil Figueiredo has accepted a full time position as a producer at sister station CKNW AM 980. The 2021 BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment graduate has been on air at 730 Traffic since July 2021.  Twitter Announcement
6/21/23 – Long time Vancouver morning TV host Dawn Chubai has announced the launch of Live Selling School, offering resources and a niched course catering to Brand Ambassadors and Influencers. She was Breakfast Television host and CityLine Correspondent on Citytv Vancouver from 2004-17 before departing for a TV host position at TSC in Toronto until she returned to Vancouver last month.  Twitter Announcement 
6/21/23 – Ian Furness on Sports Radio 93.3 KJR says Root Sports Seattle Mariners TV analyst Mike Blowers is expected back in the TV booth Monday. Blowers has been out much of the season with health issues and an injury from a fall.  Chris Clough, Twitter
6/21/23 – KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle morning hostDanny Bonaduce says, “I’m back baby” just 15 days after a delicate brain surgery to treat a neurological disorder.  Twitter Posting
6/19/23 – Former Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM Seattle APD/ midday host Jamie Tanchyk has been promoted to APD/ MD at Portland market 105.1 The Buzz KRSK-FM. He was on air at KHTP as ‘Tanch’ from 2014-21.  RadioInsight
6/17/23 – Long-time Seattle sportscaster and veteran Seattle Mariners PA anouncer Tom Hutylerwill fill in next week for vacationing news anchor Colleen O’Brien on KIRO News Radio 97.3. Hutyler had been a sports anchor on KOMO AM (now KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7) from 2002 until his departure in March.  Twitter Announcement/ Video
 
6/17/23 – The FCC has assigned the call letters KHOD for the new CSN International, Inc. full service non-commercial FM in Hoodsport, WA. It will operate on 89.1 MHz with an ERP of 2.3 kW at 47 23′ 39.0″ N / 123 6′ 47.0″ W.  FCC Data
6/16/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle Executive Producer and more recently KREM 2 Spokane Executive News Director Jessie Kane is the new  NATAS NW Vice President. She was a producer then EP at KING 2007-17.  LinkedIn Announcement
6/16/23 – CTV Morning Live on CTV Vancouver is losing co-host Jason Pires, as the program will now start at 6 instead of 5:30 a.m. Co-host Keri Adams will now host solo. Pires is staying on at CTV as host of the noon show and will fill in for Adams whenever she is away.  Daily Hive
6/16/23 – The list of casualties from the most recent BCE round of layoffs has begun. Gone are CTV Vancouver sports producer/ photojournalist Gary RutherfordCTV Vancouver Island reporter/ anchor Jordan CunninghamVirgin Radio CFBT-FM 94.5personality Angelina Rai and Move CHQM-FM 103.5 weekend host Arran Henn. More to follow. 
6/16/23 – CTV Vancouver Island launches a new 4:30 p.m. weekday newscast. It will be anchored out of the CTV Vancouver Broadcast Hub by longtime islander Andrew Johnson who joined the Vancouver Island news team in 2007 and departed in 2022 to join CTV Vancouver.  CTV News Release  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
6/15/23 – Former Vancouver news manager Tom Walters was one of the most prominent and recognizable among the 1300 staffers laid off yesterday by BCE. Before joining the CTV National News in 2006 as its Los Angeles Bureau Chief he was a reporter in both Victoria and Vancouver and served as News Director at CTV Vancouver from 2001-06.  Isabelle Docto, Daily Hive 
6/15/23 – Former CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver reporter and web editor Katarina Szulc, who departed to report for CBC Edmonton last June, is moving on to freelance journalism in Mexico.  LinkedIn Announcement 
6/15/23 – Geri Mayer-Judson joins CKNW AM 980Vancouver as an on-air contributor. The 2022 BCIT Radio Arts & Entertainment graduate has most recently been a traffic reporter for the Canadian Traffic Network in Vancouver.
   
6/15/23 – Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver community contributor and on air host Eric Chapman, who left in January to join Toronto-based podcast firm Obie and Ax, has announced his departure after only six months. After four years with CKNW, he joined Obie and Ax as a Senior Producer and was promoted to VP of Production in March.  Twitter Posting
6/14/23 – With hundreds of wildfires burning out of control in Canada, BCE has ignited a media firestorm of its own with the announcement today of radio station closures and mass layoffs. Two Vancouver stations, including one which has been on air for over a century, are being shuttered. There are also numerous staff layoffs at CTV Vancouver Island and several in Vancouver, including at one of the company’s FM stations. A comprehensive list of casualities will follow as received.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  Sammy Hudes, Victoria Times Colonist
6/14/23 – The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May ’23 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
6/14/23 – As of today, BCE is shuttering six radio stations in Canada, including Funny 1040 CKST and BNN Bloomberg Radio CFTE AM 1410 Vancouver and selling three others in Hamilton and Windsor. A total of 1,300 positions are being cut.  Sammy Hudes, The Canadian Press  Megan Devlin, Daily Hive
6/13/23 – Long time KIRO Radio and KIRO 7 Seattle traffic anchor Tracy Taylor, now Community Engagement Specialist for the City of Kent, has announced she is running for Auburn City Council.  Twitter Announcement 
6/13/23 – Former Seattle television News Director Jack Eddy died at his home in Gig Harbor June 5 at age 87. He earned a Communications degree at Washington State University and had been ND at KOMO-TV in the 1970s and at KSTW-TV in the 1980s.  Haven of Rest Obituary   
6/13/23 – Jasmine Bala, who announced departure from her position as a Global BC reporter last month, has joined the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows School District as a communications specialist. She had been with Global since March 2022 and previously was an anchor/ reporter for CHEK-TVVictoria.  Twitter Announcement 
6/13/23 – Classic Hits The Jet KJEB-FM 95.7 rises into first place with a 6.9 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma May 2023 PPM 6+ ratings. Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 slips to second with a 6.5 share. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 is third with 6.1.  Radio Online    
6/13/23 – Former Seattle radio executive Wheeler Morris has stepped down from his current position as Market President/ Chief Revenue Officer of Townsquare Media in Fort Collins CO. He was Vice President/ Market Manager for Hubbard Broadcasting Seattle from Apr. 2020 – Aug. 2022.  InsideRadio    
6/13/23 – CJSU-FM 89.7 Duncan has returned to its SUN FM roots, dropping its JUICE FM branding, which it has used since 2014. The format remains Classic Hits-Variety Hits.  Canadian Radio News 
6/11/23 – TV reporter/ anchor Ab Douglas (Abram Driediger) died March 21 in Kelowna at age 93. He was Parliamentary Bureau Chief and co-anchor of the National News with Peter Jennings on CTV before moving to CBC in 1967, where he was a National Reporter in Edmonton and Vancouver for 15 years.  Springfield Funeral Home Obituary
6/11/23 – Former CBC Vancouver staffer Richard Gervais passed away in Saint-Georges QC May 6 at age 76. He worked at radio and TV stations in Québec before moving to Vancouver as an announcer for Radio-Canada television for 20 years and then for Radio-Canada in Regina.  Radio-Canada Obituary  
6/10/23 – Community Powered KMRE-LP 102.3Bellingham moves to 88.3 on Sunday, June 11. It’s part of changes which will involve a move to Whatcom Community College with transmitter move to King Mountain and a power increase to 2000 watts.  KMRE Info  FCC Data
6/10/23 – FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle Associate Producer Austin Lane has been promoted to News Producer. He joined FOX 13 in February from KHQ-TV Spokane.  LinkedIn Announcement
6/09/23 – CKNW AM 980 Vancouver weekend show producer Layla Khdir moves to a new position as a weekdays chase producer. The 2022 Broadcast Journalism graduate has been on on-call producer with the station since July 2022.  Twitter Posting
6/09/23 – The CRTC has approved an application by Total Change Ministries to change the authorized contours of low-power Spirit 88.7 CHVI-FMCampbell River. ERP will increase from 26 to 28 watts, EHAAT will decrease from 88 to 86 metres and antenna will change from non-directional to directional.  CRTC Release
6/09/23 – The brain surgery for KZOK-FM 102.5Seattle morning host Danny Bonaduce “went according to plan and he’s doing well”.  Danny Bonaduce Posting 
6/09/23 – News 4 KRNV-TV Reno morning news anchor Taylor Winkel will be joining FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle as a weekend co-anchor of Good Day Seattle in a couple of weeks. The 2015 University of Washington Journalism Communications graduate began her TV career as a newsroom intern for KING 5 in 2014.  Twitter Announcement  KNRV Facebook Posting
6/08/23 – Riley Phillips who announced his departure from CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver last month joins Traveller Information System DriveBC. He’s been an airborne reporter for the station since 2018.  
 
6/08/23 – The Seattle Seahawks have hired Philadelphia 76ers broadcaster Kate Scott who will replace longtime Seahawks preseason commentator Curt Menefee. The television pregame and halftime presentation will once again be hosted by KING 5 sports anchor Paul Silvi, and new to the team is legendary linebacker K.J. Wright.  Seahawks Release
6/07/23 – KING 5 leads the way, but the other major Seattle TV stations have received several Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. The full list of award winners can be viewed here.  
6/06/23 – Due to his ongoing health issues, KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle morning host Danny Bonaducehas put his $1.6 million Seattle home up for sale. The multi-level 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom home with direct views of the Space Needle has too many stairs and rooms for him to get around safely.  TMZ News
6/06/23 – AJ in the radio Ashley Pirhonen adds Monday and Tuesday nights from 6-10 p.m. on JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver to her duties as p.m. drive host at JR Country CHWK-FM 89.5Chilliwack.  Twitter Announcement
6/04/23 – Former award-winning Global BC anchor/ reporter Deb Hope, who died May 15 is being remembered by everyone who worked with her. She developed early-onset Alzheimer’s disease which began to emerge around the time of her 2014 retirement from Global News at age 59. Hope died at age 67 of organ failure common in late-stage Alzheimer’s.  Jody Paterson, The Globe and Mail
 
6/04/23 – KOMO 4 Seattle news anchor Steve McCarron and KING 5 sports anchor Chris Egantake home news and sports anchor awards at the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. We will publish the full list of winners when it becomes available.
6/04/23 – David Bray, President of Bray & Partners Communications takes a look at Victoria and four other sample radio markets from the latest Numeris ratings release. CBC Radio One is #1 in Victoria, A12+, with a 19.6% share.  Bray Release 
6/04/23 – Former Vancouver radio host Jawn Jangunveils the first-ever official podcast after joining Metro Vancouver’s transportation network TransLink as its Media Relations Advisor last November. The 2013 BCIT Technology, Broadcast and Media Communications graduate worked at several Vancouver radio stations between 2013 and 2022.  Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive
6/04/23 – Former CBC staffer John (Jim) Carney passed away on April 14 at age 87. He began his career with the Corporation in 1956 as a summer-relief announcer-operator at CFPR Prince Rupert. He joined CBUT Vancouver as a stagehand in 1957, becoming a producer in 1960. He then joined CBC Toronto Public Affairs as a story editor in 1962 before returning back to Vancouver in 1986 as Commissioner-General of the United Nations Pavilion at Expo ’86. A Celebration of Life will be held June 7 at the Stanley Park Pavilion.  Sun/ Province Obituary   
6/03/23 – Pop culture, celebrity news and lifestyle show Studio 13 Live on FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle is moving from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m. starting June 5th.  YouTube Video 
6/03/23 – Indigenous and South American reporter Tchadas Leo has announced he has officially joined CHEK News Victoria as a full time Multimedia Journalist.  He is the host and producer of Our Native Land recorded at the CHEK-TV studios.  Twitter Announcement 
6/03/23 – The 60th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards will be broadcast online tonight at 7 from Fremont Studios in Seattle.  2023 Nominees  Online Link
6/03/23 – Radio host and former child star Danny Bonaduce has announced he’s having brain surgery Monday, after a medical leave temporarily took him off the air in May 2022. He is the current host of The Danny Bonaduce & Sarah Morning Show on KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle.  KIRO 7 News
6/03/23 – Margaret Larson, who retired as host of New Day Northwest on KING 5 Seattle in 2020, writes about her thoughts on ageism, as she experiences it firsthand. She is currently a columnist for Northwest Prime Time which provides news, information and stories for people over age 50.  Northwest Prime Time Item   
6/03/23 – Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver/ Global BC reporter Srushti Gangdev, who was part of the initial team building the Burnaby Beacon, has joined CBC Vancouver as an anchor/ reporter.  Twitter Posting  
6/02/23 – Former Seattle news manager Bill Dallman is leaving his current position at KARE 11Minneapolis after just two years as the station’s President and General Manager. He was News Director at KOMO 4 Seattle from 2018-21.  Neal Justin, Star Tribune  
6/02/23 – Audacy has promoted The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle and KMLE-FM 107.9 Phoenix Brand Manager Drew Bland to Regional VP/ Country for the company. He has been leading radio brands and teams for nearly 20 years.  All Access Music Group 
6/02/23 – CityNews Vancouver has been recognized by the RTDNA with four 2023 Region 14 Edward R. Murrow Awards. Further awards will be announced June 15.  CityNews Release 
6/01/23 – Former KIRO 7 Seattle reporter and content creator Amy Clancy has joined the City of Tacoma as Media & Communications Director.  She left KIRO in May 2020 after 32 years to join the Seattle Police Department.  City of Tacoma Release    
6/01/23 – Global BC morning anchor Paul Haysomhas announced his departure effective June 16. He is returning to CHEK-TV Victoria as its 6 p.m anchor after spending the last decade working for Global News in Vancouver and Calgary. Haysom began his broadcast career at CHEK in 2007 as a sports anchor and reporter.  CHEK News
6/01/23 – Root Sports Seattle Mariners TV analyst Mike Blowers has explained his month-long absence. The 58 year old suffered from a case of bronchitis, mixed with a sinus infection and the flu, followed by a fall which resulted in a concussion and three stress fractures in his face. He says he’s feeling good now and plans to be back calling games soon.   Larry Stone, Seattle Times    
6/01/23 – Global BC reporter/ producer Jasmine Bala has announced her decision to leave journalism to pursue a new career. The 2019  Ryerson University Bachelor of Journalism graduate has been with Global since March 2022 and previously was an anchor/ reporter for CHEK-TV Victoria.  Twitter Posting
6/01/23 – Plans are underway to build a small memorial on a trail in Metro Vancouver most preferred by former Global anchor/ reporter Deb Hope, who died May 15. Family friend Angela Sinclair has launched an online fundraiser to put a plaque on both ends of a walking path in Anmore.   Elizabeth McSheffrey, Global News
5/31/23 – The Radio Television Digital News Association has named CTV News Vancouver as the winner of the 2023 Edward R. Murrow Awardfor Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Reporter Ben Miljure travelled to the remote community of Alert Bay, B.C., to reconnect with his Indigenous heritage.  CTV News/ Video 
5/30/23 – Former NHL star and current ESPN broadcaster Ray Ferraro appears to be destined for the role of John Shorthouse’s new TV broadcast partner. However, a couple of Sportsnet 650 CISLVancouver broadcasters are also in the running.  Tyler Green, Daily Hive  
5/30/23 – CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver weekender Casey-Jo Loos has announced her departure to move to The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto. The 2013 BCIT Communications Business Marketing graduate has been at CFOX since May 2021.  Twitter Posting
5/30/23 – Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 Seattle was one of the biggest gainers in listeners to Major League Baseball among numerous stations to incur large increases when compared to Nielsen’s previous March PPM survey.  Ronald Martinez, InsideRadio
5/30/23 – Jenny West Cooney, co-host of afternoon drive on The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria, has been named the 2023 Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year. The 2014 BCIT Technology, Radio Arts & Entertainment program graduate will be recognized during the Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon on June 8 in Toronto.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
5/30/23 – Long-time Vancouver TV host Dawn Chubai leaves her current position with TSC in Toronto after 19 years with Rogers Communications. She hosted Breakfast Televisionon Citytv Vancouver from 2004-17 before moving to Toronto.  Twitter Announcement
  
5/29/23 – The University of British Columbiastudent radio station is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. The station, which became an official club on campus in 1938, now operates as CITR-FM 101.9.  CBC News  
5/29/23 – Viewers get a rare glimpse of TV ratings in Vancouver. Numbers are down for perennial leader Global BC and increasing for rival CTV.  Harvey Oberfeld Blog
5/28/23 – Seattle Mariners primary radio voice Rick Rizzs has revealed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was found early and the prognosis is good. Rizzs preaches early testing for men over 45.  Twitter Announcement  Ryan Divish, Seattle Times 
5/27/23 – Former Seattle radio producer Tanner Chambers is leaving his current morning show host position at Froggy 92.9 KFGY-FM Healdsburg/ Santa Rosa CA to pursue other opportunities. The Seattle native previously served as a producer and writer for the syndicated The Hit List with Fitz and producer for Fitz in the Morning at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle.  RadioInsight
5/26/23 – Alex Carrigan joins the traffic department at CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver on Monday. The 2014 Radio and Television graduate  was most recently Communications and Social Media Coordinator for the Mainroad Group.  Twitter Posting  Meanwhile, anchor and Air Patrol traffic reporter Riley Phillips has announced his departure from the station at the end of May. The 2018 BCIT Radio Arts & Entertainment graduate has been there since July 2020.  Twitter Posting 
5/26/23 – 40+ year radio and television broadcast veteran Charles Adler has announced he’s signed a deal with Crier Media to supply three podcasts and two columns per week to the digital media network. Adler, who parted ways with CKNW AM 980 Vancouver and the Corus Radio talk network in 2021, can also be read in the Winnipeg Free Press.

5/26/23 – A new digital show entitled Sound Onfrom KOMO 4 Seattle has been released. It’s hosted by anchor/ reporters Tyrah Majors and  Steve McCarron.  KOMO Video
5/25/23 – Jeff Bollenbach has retired as General Manager of Bell Media’s radio and TV stations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He started his career in radio in Cranbrook, before becoming News Director at several TV stations in Canada including managing the newsroom at Global BC from 2012-15.  RTDNA Backgrounder
5/25/23 – Crista Ministries Contemporary Christian Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle and sister station Praise 106.5 KWPZ-FM Bellingham just completed record-setting on-air fundraisers. Listeners across the Pacific Northwest and Southern BC gave over 200% of the event goal at Praise and $100,000 over the goal at Spirit.  All Access Music Group
5/25/23 – BCIT Digital Journalism instructor Tessa Vikander will be starting on the digital desk at CBC Vancouver June 12. She plans to stay for the summer, and possibly beyond, and hopes to be back teaching digital journalism at BCIT in the fall.  Twitter Announcement   
5/25/23 – KNKX-FM 88.5 Seattle jazz reporter/ host Robin Lloyd is retiring after nearly 24 years. Her last day will be May 31. She started as a substitute jazz host in 1999.  KNKX News 
5/23/23 – Lady Scribe is the winning filmmaker for the next season of Crosscut Origins on KCTS 9Seattle. She will create a docuseries telling the story of Black artists, entrepreneurs and elders getting priced out of Seattle. The winner was announced Sunday at the closing ceremony of the Seattle International Film Festival. The docuseries will be released on Cascade Public Media platforms in March 2024.  Sarah Menzies, Crosscut
5/23/23 – Veteran Seattle-area radio personality Tim Hunter has announced he will be stepping away from his show on KRKO AM 1380 Everett later this summer. He took over the morning show in 2018 when it transitioned from FOX Sports to Classic Hits.  Radio Online
5/23/23 – Australian-born multi-talented performer Rolf Harris, who moved to Vancouver in the 1970s, died May 10 at age 93. He hosted The Rolf Harris Show, a half-hour television series produced at BCTV (now Global BC) and shown on several other CTV affiliates in the spring and summer of 1978. In July 2014, at age 84, Harris was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison in England on twelve counts of indecent assault on four female victims during the 1970s and 1980s.  CTV News     
5/23/23 (Updated)  – KIRO 7 Seattle issues a thank you to reporter Graham Johnson as he steps away into a job outside of news. The Pacific Lutheran University Communication and Media Studies BA joined the station in April 2005. He has announced that he will be joining the Port of Tacoma to handle communications.  KIRO 7 News/ Video


5/22/23 –  Television station operator Tegna Inc. has terminated its merger agreement with hedge fund Standard General after several regulatory hurdles. Tegna last year agreed to be taken private by Standard General in a deal valued at $8.6 billion, including debt. The hedge fund is expected to pay $136 million in termination fees to Tegna, which operates 64 TV stations in 51 U.S. markets including KING 5 and KONG-TV Seattle.  Reuters News  Tegna Release
5/22/23 – Former Seattle radio personality Corey Dillon has signed to continue his midday show at Country The New 93Q KKBQ-FM 92.9 Houston and also adds morning show producer duties. He was afternoon host at Country The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle (now AAA KPNW-FM) Seattle before departing for Houston in April 2020.  All Access Music Group 
5/21/23 – Anchor/ reporter Chynna Greene has anchored her last weekend Good Day Seattle show and Friday will be her last day on air at FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle. She will be taking some time off, spending time with loved ones and getting married.  Twitter Announcement
5/21/23 – Following a Spring Fund Drive that raised $33,798, non-profit campus-community station CHLY-FM 101.7 Nanaimo is hiring three junior producers through the Canada Summer Jobs program. 
  
5/21/23 – Former Vancouver news producer James Lewis has been promoted to News Director at CTV News CFTO-TV Toronto. The 2012 BCIT Broadcast & Online Journalism graduate was a producer at Global BC from 2012-17 before heading east to handle similar duties at CTV Toronto.  Michelle Dubé, Twitter    
5/21/23 – The local current events program Steele and Vance has been renewed for a second season. The weekly one-hour show, hosted by veteran broadcasters Lynda Steele and Jody Vance, airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CHEK-TV Victoria.  Facebook Announcement
5/21/23 – A video has been posted of the 2023 Lotus Seattle Radio rebuild project. Lotus Seattle holdings include STAR 101.5 KPLZ, Talk Radio KVI AM 570 and Northwest Newsradio KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7, which started broadcasting from the new Seattle studios in early March.  YouTube Video
5/19/23 – Former Vancouver and Victoria broadcaster Tarzan Dan Freeman will join XL 103.1CFXL-FM Calgary shortly to do fill-in for major shows during vacations. Tarzan Dan made stops at several local stations between 1998 and 2010.  Twitter Announcement
5/19/23 – CTV News Vancouver reporter Alissa Thibault has been off air since April 6, suffering burnout and early onset PTSD. She reports, “The traumatic stories, graphic images and online abuse finally got to me after 12 years in the news business.”  She says she still has a way to go but will be back.  Twitter Posting  Daily Hive
5/19/23 – The CFL BC Lions have announced that the club has signed a new two-year partnership with Corus Entertainment to keep its radio broadcasts on AM730 CKGO Vancouver and across the Lions Audio NetworkBob “The Moj” Marjanovich and Giulio Caravatta return for all regular season and playoff games. A weekly show on AM730, BC Lions On Tap, will air at 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 6.  BC Lions Release
5/19/23 – Emad Agahi, who announced his departure as a reporter from Global BC last week, has joined the Vancouver Airport Authority as Communications Specialist.    
5/19/23 – Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, the U.S. representative for Washington’s 3rd congressional district covering Olympia and Pacific counties, is part of the team who have introduced legislation in response to some automakers taking AM radio out of their new vehicles. The bipartisan, bicameral AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act directs the Secretary of Transportation to ensure consumer access to AM radio in all vehicles.  Radio Online   
5/18/23 – Former KING 5/ Northwest News Seattle reporter Austin Jenkins and veteran retired KIRO 7political reporter Essex Porter recall the eruption of Mt. St. Helens on May 18, 1980.  Jenkins, Twitter  Porter, Twitter
5/18/23 – CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver weekend announcer Casey-Jo Loos is being bombarded with abusive, harassing, hate-filled blasts from an anonymous troll. The messages, which began four years ago, have recently became darker and are filled with sexually charged and degrading content.  Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun
5/18/23 – Long-time Global BC news anchor Sophie Lui remembers her days working with anchor/ reporter Deb Hope, who passed away May 15th at age 67 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014. Hope joined Global BC’s forerunner BCTV in 1981.
   
5/17/23 – KING 5 Seattle Director of Marketing Jay Yovanovich adds + Local Programming to his job title. He’s been with KING 5 Media Group since January 2018.  LinkedIn Posting 
5/17/23 – The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive April ’23 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
5/17/23 – Veteran retired business reporter Richard Dettman is back on the air weekday mornings from 7-11:30 a.m. He retired in November 2020 after starting with News1130 CKWX Vancouver back in 1996. The RTDNA Canada Regional Lifetime Achievement Award winner is handling vacation fill-in on several of the CityNews stations across Canada.  Twitter Announcement  
5/17/23 – Long-time CTV Morning Live Vancouver weathercaster/ host Marke Driesschen, who underwent successful heart valve replacement surgery May 2, is back at home and provides an update.  Twitter Announcement 
5/17/23 – Bill Nye the Science Guy shared his eye-opening views on climate change at McCaw Hall last night. His educational television program originally aired from 1993 to 1998 and was produced by Disney Educational Productions and KCTS 9 Seattle.  Mariah Valles, KCPQ-TV 
5/17/23 – KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle, journalist Tom Banse retires after 37 years. Over the years, Banse’s reporting has taken him to every one of Washington’s 39 counties and all 36 counties in Oregon.  KUOW News
5/16/23 – Star 101.5 KPLZ-FM Seattle air personality and PD Lisa Adams has announced her departure at the end of July. She’s relocating back to Boise, ID to be closer to her three boys and to pursue as yet unannounced new opportunities. Assistant PD Curt Kruse will step into the role of Interim Program Director.  Radio Online 

5/16/23 – Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 moves up into first place with a 6.6 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma April 2023 PPM 6+ ratings. Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 and Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 are tied for second with 5.9 shares.  Radio Online    
5/15/23 – Retired Global BC anchor/ reporter Deborra Hope has died at age 67. She retired in 2014, and was then diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which eventually led to her living in a nursing home. She joined Global BC’s forerunner BCTV in 1981. Hope read the news at noon, 5 p.m., and eventually, BCTV’s top-rated flagship 6 p.m. broadcast.  Amy Judd/ Squire Barnes, Global News/ Video  
5/15/23 – Veteran CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogersis stepping down after a 43 year long career. The final episode of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, which she has hosted from CBC Vancouver for 15 years, will air on June 24.  CBC News
 
5/13/23 – Meredith Geddes goes back to JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver Monday from 10 to 2 p.m., joining Jason Manning from 2 to 6 p.m., Drexin the mornings and Larry Hennessey with JACK Up the 80s twice daily.  Twitter Announcement
 
5/11/23 – Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver has been running the ZFX: Guess the Sound – Win the Cash!contest since the end of March, and although it has received many guesses, there is as yet no winner. The current jackpot is $48,000, surpassing last year’s prize of $44,000.  Amir Ali, Daily Hive
5/11/23 – iFiber Communications is selling News/ Talk 1030 KMAS AM 1030 Shelton to John & Rebecca Hansen’s Fjord Holdings LLC and Jeff Slakey’s The Anecdotalist LLC for $152,940. The Hansens and Slakey will each own 50% of the station, which has posted that it will return to a Full Service Classic Hits format in the coming weeks.  Radio Insight
5/11/23 – Corus Radio Vancouver Manager of Local Sales Robert Brimacombe is the new President of the BC Association of Broadcasters (BCAB). He succeeds CHEK Media GM/ CEO Rob Germain in the position.
5/11/23 – Stingray Radio Vancouver Promotions Director Elise Toplass has left to join Great Canadian Entertainment as Entertainment and Booking Theatre Manager. She had been working for Stingray’s Vancouver stations since 2020. 
5/10/23 – KIRO 7 Seattle news anchor Michelle Millman and morning anchor/ investigative reporter Linzi Sheldon were part of the volunteer group at the Habitat for Humanity Women of Impact event May 6 at Yarrow Cottages development in Seattle’s South Park area.  Twitter Video 
5/10/23 – CFAX 1070 Victoria talk show host Adam Stirling has admitted to spreading misinformation about a far-right TV personality during the Fort McMurray wildfires in 2016.  Laine Mitchell, Daily Hive
5/10/23 – Former Seattle news manager Erica Hill-Rodriguez will be the next News Director at KTLA-TV Los Angeles. She held several news management positions at KCPQ-TV Seattle from 2003-19.  LinkedIn Announcement
5/09/23 – Veteran KING 5 Seattle photojournalist Dave Wike is retiring this month. He started out as a part-time editor in June 1980 following graduation from Washington State University and the Communications Department of the Edward R. Murrow School. By 1982, he was carrying a camera professionally.  Leah Pezzetti, Twitter  
5/09/23 – In addition to the Edward R. Murrow Awards listed below, a number of awards have been given to KOMO 4, KIRO 7, KNWN, KUOW-FM & KNKX-FM.  Full List of Awards
5/09/23 – The KING 5 Seattle news team is the recipient of five 2023 Edward R. Murrow Awardsincluding an Award for coverage of Indigenous Issues in the PNW.  Jay Yovanovich, Twitter  PJ Randhawa, Twitter
5/09/23 – KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle anchor Aaron Granillo, has been named a recipient of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting for his behind the scenes information on the fentanyl crisis. He is now under consideration for a National Murrow Award.  Twitter Posting
5/08/23 – Global BC reporter Emad Agahi has announced his departure at the end of this week. The 2015 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been with Global since 2021 following a couple of years with CTV Vancouver.  Twitter Announcement  
5/07/23 – The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB), which held its 73rd Annual Conference on May 4th, continues in good hands with leadership from BCIT broadcast program graduates. In the linked photo, CHEK-TV GM/ CEO Rob Germain on the left is the immediate BCAB past President, current President and CorusVancouver Manager of Local Sales Rob Brimacombe is in the center and Pattison MediaVancouver Island GM Rob Bye on the right is a previous past president. The current and four previous presidents of the BCAB are BCIT grads.  BCAB Photo  
5/05/23 – By adding longtime radio personality Marco Collins to its on-air lineup, KPNW-FM 98.9Seattle gains a significant boost in local credibility. Collins joins another Seattle radio vet, John Fisher, most recently morning host at The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1, as KPNW’s first two DJ hires.  Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times
5/05/23 – Journalist Jonathan Choe, who was released from his Crime and Justice Reporter duties at KOMO 4 Seattle in March 2022, has announced he has struck a deal with NewsBreakand will be going all in on hyperlocal video driven journalism.  Twitter Announcement 





5/05/23 – KSTW-TV Seattle and seven other CBSowned and operated stations that are currently affiliated with the Nexstar-owned network will drop The CW and become independent in September. Nexstar Media Group says it has received multiple expressions of interest from station groups hoping to deepen their relationship with The CW.  Lynette Rice, Deadline
5/05/23 – Following the announcement by long-time CTV Morning Live Vancouver weathercaster/ host Marke Driesschen on May 2 that he is stepping away for awhile, comes an update from CTV that he underwent a successful heart valve replacement surgery on May 3 and is expected to make a full recovery in two to three months.  CTV News
5/05/23 – Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap has come to an end on Corus Radio with the April 30 show. Following a 16-year run on CBC Radio and its subsequent cancellation in 2021, Vinyl Tap got a second life in March 2022 when it re-launched across Corus Entertainment’s Rock and Classic Hits stations, including Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1Vancouver. The program will continue as a podcast 
5/05/23 – A new 100-watt NCE station in Aberdeen to operate on 89.5  now has callsign KILU.  FCC Data  In addition, the FCC has approved an application by CSN International to move K202DV Bellingham to 91.1 (increasing from 7 to 8 watts) and has granted callsign K216GV.  FCC Data
5/04/23 – Veteran CBC broadcaster Eleanor Wachtelhas announced she’ll be retiring from the Corporation next month, ending a 35-year career. She has hosted Writers & Company, CBC Radio’s flagship literary program, since 1990. Wachtel was a freelancer writer and broadcaster in Vancouver during the 1970s before moving to Toronto to work full-time with CBC.  CBC News  
5/04/23 – KOMO 4 Seattle weekday morning traffic anchor/ reporter Tyrah Majors has been named Best TV Personality in the 425 Magazine ‘Best of 425’ issue.  Twitter Video
5/04/23 – After 50 years of entertaining audiences at 23 stations in 14 cities, including Seattle, Bobby Rich has announced his retirement from KDRI AM 830 Tucson, AZ. He was GM and morning host at KMGI-FM (now The End KNDD) and KIXI Seattle from 1989-91.  All Access Music Group 
5/03/23 – Former KSTW-TV Seattle News Director Gary Wordlaw has been appointed ND at WNDU-TVSouth Bend, IN effective May 22. The multiple award winner was GM at KSTW in the early 2000s.  WNDU Release 
5/03/23 – Former long-time KING 5 Seattle anchor/ reporter Allen Schauffler is retiring at the end of June. He worked at KING from 1992-2013 before moving on to Al Jazeera America.  Twitter Announcement
5/03/23 – Dave Budge, former CKVU-TV (now Citytv) Vancouver reporter and senior producer from 1981-2000 has retired. He leaves from Rogers Communications in Toronto, most recently as Vice President, News & Information at Rogers Sports & Media. His retirement comes as Rogers makes changes to its radio and television management structure.Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue    
5/03/23 – KING 5 Seattle anchor/ reporter Madison Wade is featured in the latest issue of 425 Magazine  talking about Unsolved Northwest, the true crime series that shines a light on the over 3,000 unsolved homicides in Washington state.  Twitter Posting 
5/03/23 – Retired Vancouver broadcaster Dave Cash passed away in Surrey at the end of February at age 87. He began his radio career at CKCR AM/ FM in Kitchener/ Waterloo ON in 1953. He later hosted mornings at CJJC Langley from 1968-74 and evenings then weekends on CKWX Vancouver from 1975-91. 
5/02/23 – Vancouver and Calgary CityNews Director Charmaine de Silva is stepping away from her position. The 2007 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate and three-time National RTDNA award-winner says she is looking forward to exploring new opportunities and challenges.  Twitter Announcement 
5/02/23 – Long-time CTV Morning Live Vancouver weathercaster/ host Marke Driesschen has announced he is stepping away from the show for awhile. He says, “Got a couple of things to take care of, but I’ll be back in the summer!”  Twitter Posting
5/02/23 – The KOMO 4 Seattle news team took first place this morning in the Windermere Media Cup Charity Challenge as the teams got to row through the Montlake Cut. The KOMO team took home the Cup and the largest check, for Operation School Bell.  Twitter Posting
5/01/23 – KING 5 Seattle News Director Julie Wolfesays its newsroom is always trying to find a balance between how a crime impacts the community and making sure the station lives up to its ethics. She adds, if a crime occurs, KING tries to stay on the story, answer why did it occur and was it a result of rising crime in the area.  Paul Greeley, TVNewsCheck 
5/01/23 – A number of future journalists got a chance to check out the KING 5 Seattle Love Truck at a Touch-A-Truck fundraiser for nonprofit, Junior League which storyteller/ meteorologist Leah Pezzetti helped to plan.  Twitter Posting 
5/01/23 – It’s official that former KING 5 Seattle news executive Laura Evans is the new News Director at KIRO 7 Seattle effective May 8. She’s been ND at WHIO-TV Dayton, OH since 2021.  
4/29/23 – 35-year-old Peninsula School Districtowned-and-operated radio station KGHP-FM 89.3Gig Harbor Station Manager Spencer Abersold will be leaving his position in June. He and 14 other Peninsula School District employees have had their jobs eliminated due to budget cuts to help compensate for low enrollment. KGHP’s future is now in limbo.  Eddie Macsalka, Key Peninsula News 



4/28/23 – Meredith Geddes and Jason Manninghave been announced as new JACK CJAX-FM 96.9Vancouver hosts. Geddes had just announced her departure from The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto, while Manning  was most recently on air and programming assistant at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7.  Twitter Announcement  Amanda Wawryk, Daily Hive
4/28/23 – The Jack Webster Foundation has announced CBC Vancouver First Person Producer Tamara Baluja as one of three recipients of Professional Development Fellowships. She is currently doing a master’s in creative nonfiction at the University of King’s College in Halifax.  Webster Release 



4/28/23 – Veteran Vancouver broadcasters Randene Neill and Robin Stickley have joined Coast Communications and Public Affairs as media trainers. Both have 20+ years experience as anchor/ reporters. Neill was with Global BC from 1998-2016 and Stickley was with Global News from 2007-17 including two years as Global’s Washington DC correspondent.  Twitter Announcement    
4/27/23 – The Seattle Seahawks have announced a multi-year extension that keeps Seattle SportsKIRO AM 710 and KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM as the Hawks’ flagship radio stations, a tradition that goes back to the first Seahawks season in 1976.  Seahawks Release  Network Affiliates List
4/27/23 – CBC Vancouver reporter/ editor Tarnjit Parmar has announced she has achieved full-time status with the Corporation. The 2016 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been associated with CBC Vancouver since August 2022.  Twitter Announcement  
4/27/23 – KVI AM 570 Seattle afternoon drive host Ari Hoffman has won the All Access Music Group 2023 Radio’s Got Talent competition News/ Talk category.  All Access Winners’ List  Hoffman has just signed a new 3-year contract with KVI.  Facebook Posting   
4/27/23 – Former Vancouver radio personality Meredith Geddes has left her current position as the afternoon drive host on The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto. She’s hosted shows on Vancouver stations since 2011 and most recently remotely on CFOX-FM 99.3 
4/27/23 – Former Global NewsCKNW AM 980Vancouver reporter/ anchor Srushti Gangdev has departed her current reporting position at the Burnaby Beacon. The 2019 BCIT  Broadcast Journalism graduate worked at Global/ CKNW from 2018-21.  Twitter Announcement 
4/26/23 – KIXI AM 880 Seattle has made some on-air updates focusing more on music. Breakfast with Benny (Masters) airs 5-8 a.m. weekdays, The Del Walmsley Show 8-10 a.m., The John Tesh Show 10 a.m-3 p.m. and Seth Thompson 5-8 p.m. Sports Betting and Bloomberg are no longer on the schedule.
  
4/26/23 – The BC Association of Broadcasters(BCAB) will host its first gathering since 2019 next week as the 73rd BCAB Conference converges on the River Rock Casino in Richmond on Thursday, May 4. The event is headlined by keynote speaker Jim Pattison, CEO and Chairman of the Jim Pattison Group.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
4/26/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle reporter Tonya Mosley has been named co-host of Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the radio program and podcast devoted to contemporary arts and issues, produced by WHYY-FM 90.9 Philadelphia and distributed by NPR. The award winning journalist worked at KING from 2005-12 and also produced the Black in Seattle series on KUOW-FM 94.9 from 2012-14.  NPR Release
4/26/23 – Staff say goodbye to veteran KOMO 4Seattle photojournalist Neil Ikeda, who is retiring after 33 years.  Lynnanne Nguyen, Twitter
4/25/23 (Updated) – Radio Pacific Inc. files to downgrade KSTI-FM 102.1 Port Angeles to an ERP of 330 watts at -100 meters non-directional near Port Angeles.  Currently they are operating at 3600 watts ERP highly directional at -82 meters HAAT from a site southwest of Port Angeles. Sequim will fall outside the 60 dBu contour with this modification.  FCC Data  In other FCC news, KITZ AM 1400 Silverdale has refiled to extend its silent STA.  FCC Data 
4/25/23 – KPNW-FM 98.9 Seattle adds Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Marco Collins to its on-air lineup weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m., effective May 1st. He’s been on-air at KEXP-FM 90.3 from 2009 until his recent departure. Collins was Assistant Program Director, Music Director and on-air host at The EndKNDD-FM 107.7 from 1991-98.  All Access Music Group      
4/24/23 – FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle producer Katherine Barner has announced her departure after just over a year with the station. The Washington State University Bachelor of Communication and Music Bachelor is joining the newsroom at FOX 5 WYNW-TV New York City.  Twitter Posting
4/24/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle reporter/ weekend anchor Vanessa Misciagna, who has been a national correspondent for the E.W. Scripps Company since 2021, has served her first day as PNW correspondent. She will be reporting on local stories with national appeal. Misciagna reported for KING from 2018-22.  Twitter Posting 
4/24/23 – Ryan Maguire, former Director of News and Programming at KIRO Radio 97.3 FM Seattle has joined Westwood One as VP/ Affiliate Sales for Sports. He held the position in Seattle from Mar. 2018 – Aug. 2019.  All Access Music Group
4/24/23 – Former Seattle radio sales manager Rocky Cosgrove has been named Market Manager for the Results Radio Chico, CA cluster. The sales veteran was General Sales Manager/ Local Sales Manager for KZOK-FM 102.5 from 1984-87 before departing to California.  All Access Music Group   
4/24/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle news executive Laura Evans is leaving her current position as News Director of WHIO-TV Dayton, OH. It’s yet unconfirmed, but it’s speculated she will be the new ND at KIRO 7. Evans was Assistant ND then Interim ND at KING from 2017 until she left for Ohio in 2021.
4/24/23 – Long time KIRO Radio and KIRO 7 Seattle traffic anchor Tracy Taylor, now Community Engagement Specialist for the City of Kent, hosted the Junior League of Olympia Denim and Diamonds fundraiser Saturday night and gives thanks to the funding committee for asking her to be a part of the event.  Facebook Posting
4/23/23 – Brittany Toolis joins KIRO 7 Seattle as a reporter. She has most recently been a multimedia journalist at News 9 KWTV Oklahoma City.  Twitter Posting  KIRO 7 Release
4/23/23 – There is no official announcement, but KIRO 7 Seattle has dropped its Saturday morning show. Stay tuned.  Twitter Posting 


4/22/23 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied the Standard General petition asking the court to force the FCC to vote on its proposed acquisition of TEGNA before its financing expires on May 22. TEGNA owns 64 TV stations in 51 U.S. markets, including KING 5 and KONG-TV Seattle, and agreed to be acquired by Standard General for $8.6 billion including debt.  Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable
4/22/23 – Jack Stine and Spike O’Neill have been handling the KIRO Radio 97.3 Seattle 12-3 time slot in recent weeks, now called KIRO Newsradio MiddayBrandi Kruse had taken over the show temporarily after the death of host Dori Monson. No word yet if the new hosts are permanent. Meanwhile, Kruse hosts a streaming program at noon on YouTube.  Twitter Announcement
4/20/23 – Pattison Media Vancouver staffer Sylvia Masich is leaving and returning to her hometown of Prince George. The 2020 BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment graduate will continue with Pattison Media there in the role of Account Manager. Masich has most recently been a promotions assistant and Street Team member with Pattison’s Vancouver stations.
  
4/20/23 – Moira Wyton has joined CBC Vancouveras a reporter and associate producer. She has been the health reporter for independent online news magazine The Tyee for the past three years.
4/20/23 – Gillian Findlay has left CBC after a run of over 30 years. She was a general assignment reporter for CBC Television Vancouver from 1982-85 before moving to numerous other positions with the Corporation, most notably a co-host of The Fifth Estate.  Isabelle Docto, Daily Hive
4/20/23 – The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive March ’23 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
4/19/23 – This year’s Walter Cronkite Award Brooks Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking goes to reporter Chris Ingalls and KING 5 Seattle for a five-part series that debunked a misinformation campaign that sought to undermine public trust in Washington state’s elections. The Brooks Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking is named for the veteran journalist who covered Washington, D.C., and national politics for news organizations. Award Winners
4/19/23 – Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 moves up into first place  with a 7.2 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma March 2023 PPM 6+ ratings. Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 grabs second with a 7.1 share. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 is third with a 6.2 share.  Radio Online 
4/19/23 – Brian Flores, who left his anchor/ reporter position at FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle last month has started in his new role as morning anchor at CBS Colorado KCNC-TV Denver.  Twitter Posting 
4/17/23 – CBC has paused activities on its corporate and news Twitter accounts, after the social media platform put a “government-funded media” label on its CBC account. The move includes CBC Radio and TV Vancouver. It follows NPR and PBS in the U.S. which earlier announced a similar move.  CBC News
4/17/23 – News anchor Joe Perkins has been named the new News Director at CHEK-TV Victoria. The multiple RTDNA award winner joined CHEK in 2019 and has worked in both radio and TV on Vancouver Island since 2011.  Twitter Posting
 
4/17/23 – A packed house on April 5 kicked off a new partnership between KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle and Pacific Science Center, which is slated to last at least a year. KEXP DJs create a series of monthly playlists for laser shows, then perform a live set once a month.  Owen R. Smith, Seattle Times  
4/17/23 – Family and friends gathered to pay tribute to legendary broadcaster Red Robinson Sunday at the Commodore Ballroom in downtown Vancouver. He inspired generations of broadcasters and music lovers.  CTV Video  Global Video
4/16/23 – CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver news anchor John Ackermann interviewed Red Robinson a number of times over the years and presents part of a 2017 interview where Red looks back on his career. Robinson passed away April 1st at age 86.  Twitter Posting
4/16/23 – A reliable source has confirmed that Tom Hutyler was recently released from his anchor position at Northwest Newsradio KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7 Seattle. He had been with the station (then KOMO) since 2000. Hutyler will continue in his role as PA announcer for the Seattle Mariners, a position he’s held since 1987.
4/15/23 – Andy Eide, a longtime fixture in the Seattle hockey scene who served as Seattle Kraken insider for Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710, passed away Friday. He suffered a stroke prior to the March 18 Kraken game and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where he spent the last few weeks in ICU.  Seattle Sports News
4/14/23 – The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle adds Ian Camfield to afternoon drive. He’s also heard on several other Audacy stations. Additionally, Locals Only, devoted to music originating in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, returns with host Steven Graham starting April 16. He has been organizing local club shows and writing about local music for different outlets in the greater Seattle area and was the most recent host of Locals Only.  RadioInsight
4/14/23 – Veteran Vancouver Sun columnist and first rock music critic Vaughn Palmer celebrates 50 years with the paper and is likely its longest serving employee. In addition to his newspaper work, he has been a regular commentator on CKNW AM 980.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun
 
4/14/23 – Former KIRO 7 Seattle Meteorologist Claire Anderson is returning to the Emerald City. She worked at KIRO from 2018-22 and has been with FOX 5 WTTG-TV Washington, DC. for the past year. There’s no word yet on which Seattle station she will report to.  Twitter Announcement  FOX 5 Video  
4/14/23 – Former KOMO 4 Seattle reporter Shomari Stone is joining FOX 5 WTTG-TV Washington, DC as a reporter and anchor, effective May 1st. He worked at KOMO from 2008-11.  LinkedIn Announcement
4/13/23 – KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle has announced it will cease activity on Twitter after NPR is falsely labeled as ‘state-affiliated media’. It follows a similar decision by NPR.  KUOW Release
4/13/23 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced several local awards: Global News Hour at Six for Best Local Newscast.  Twitter Posting  Anita Bathe of CBC Vancouver as Best Local News Anchor.  Twitter  Best National News to Global National.  Twitter  Vancouver-based Dawna Friesen as Best News Anchor, National.  Twitter
4/10/23 – KIRO NewsRadio 97.3 Seattle congratulates Morning News anchor Colleen O’Brien and Gee & Ursula Show hosts Gee Scott Sr. and Ursula Reutin on winning prestigious Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media.  Twitter Announcement  Winner’s List  
 
4/10/23 – In memory of The Professor John Claytonwho died March 18, 2022, Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 extends an invitation to join them at Walk MS Seattle on Sunday, April 23 at Gas Works Park. The station has created a team for the event to help raise funds towards helping provide life-changing programs and services for people affected by MS.  Seattle Sports Release
4/10/23 – Kelly HansonKING 5 Production Manager and host of Local Lens Seattle, got to fill in as host today on New Day Northwest meeting people that made her day memorable.  Twitter Announcement
4/09/23 – Former Team 1040 CKST (now Funny 1040) Vancouver sports broadcasters Sekeres and Price present a special Good Friday edition of S&P: Vancouver Media Legends. They interviewed former voice of the Vancouver Canucks and Hockey Night in Canada host Jim Hughson and sports-talk pioneer Dan Russell.  S & P Audio
    
4/08/23 – Former child actor and The Partridge Family star Danny Bonaduce, now 63, has co-hosted mornings on KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle for the past 12 years. His show is a compelling mixture of music, banter, wit and occasionally combative views on the social issues of the day.  Christopher Sandford, Seattle Times
4/08/23 – After 44 years David Suzuki has hosted his last episode of Canada’s premier science TV show The Nature of Things on CBC Television. The 87 year old world-renowned science broadcaster and environmental activist is looking forward to a new platform as a video blogger.  CBC News/ Video  Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
4/06/23 – Former JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning host Jeff Brown suffered a stroke in January on a flight to San Diego. He’s off work from his morning position for awhile at Surge 105.1CKHY-FM Dartmouth/ Halifax with Jeremy Baker(below) filling in. Brown is expected to make a full recovery.  Surge 105 Update/ Video  
4/06/23 – Former Victoria and Vancouver radio host Jeremy Baker, who was laid off from his position at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 HD2 Vancouver in January relates his detailed story about driving all the way across the country to Halifax. He’s joined Surge 105.1 CKHY-FM in suburban Dartmouth, NS.  Amir Ali, Daily Hive  Twitter Page
4/05/23 – Siarra Rogers has joined the Corus Vancouver Radio creative team as its Senior Creative Writer. The 2013 BCIT Radio Broadcasting & Communications graduate previously worked for Corus from 2017-19 covering a maternity leave position and has most recently been a creative writer for Stingray in Richmond.  
4/03/23 – Veteran Seattle broadcaster John Fisherjoins KPNW-FM 98.9 Seattle in middays as its first on-air talent since flipping to AAA in February. He was most recently at The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1until 2022.  Radio Ink
4/03/23 – Global BC reporter/ weekend news anchor Sarah MacDonald leaves for a year of maternity leave. Julie Nolin will fill in on the weekend News Hour at 6 and 11 p.m.  Twitter Posting/ Video 
4/03/23 – Veteran on-air personality Nina Hajianjoins the nationally syndicated The Jubal Show, which is based at Hits 106.1 KBKS-FM Seattle. She fills the co-host slot on the showthat had been held by Jubal Fresh’s wife Alex Fresh until her exit last November.  RadioInsight

4/01/23 – It’s a sad day in broadcasting as iconic Vancouver rock’n’roll DJ, TV personality and ad agency owner Red Robinson passed away this morning, just two days after his 86th birthday. Red introduced rock’n’roll while still in high school at CJOR Vancouver in 1954. His broadcasting career continued at CKWX, KGW Radio/TV Portland, CFUN, KVOS-TV Bellingham and CISL. He won numerous awards during his time in broadcasting.  Facebook Announcement  John Ackermann, CityNews 1130  Squire Barnes, Global TV Video  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  Sun Photo Album  BC Entertainment HOF Biography  
4/01/23 – Radio broadcaster and marketer Trevor Harvey died March 4 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital just prior to his 75th birthday. He worked in radio in Kamloops, Squamish/Whistler, Abbotsford, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Parksville and most recently at The Raven CKCC-FM 100.7 Campbell River. A Celebration Of Life is scheduled for May 27 at the Fish and Duck Pub on Sproat Lake northwest of Port Alberni.  Legacy Obituary
 
4/01/23 – Frank Lenzi has been named News Director at KNWN AM 1000 Seattle. He’s been a morning editor then Managing Editor at KOMO/ KNWN since 2008.  Twitter Announcement  


4/01/23 – Pacific Science Center (PacSci) has announced a new partnership with KEXP-FM 90.3Seattle. It includes a DJ residency program through which KEXP DJs will create unique musical laser experiences in PacSci’s Laser Dome. The program kicks off April 5.  Cision PR Newswire
4/01/23 – Writer, photographer and broadcaster Connie Kuhns tracks powerful ’80s and ’90s women’s music in a new book titled Rubymusic A Popular History of Women’s Music and Culture. She hosted a music program dedicated solely to playing music by women on Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO-FM for 15 years beginning in 1981.  Stuart Derdeyn, The Province
3/31/23 – Former The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 HD-2 Vancouver morning host Jeremy Baker, who was laid off in January, has found a new home in mornings at Surge 105 CKHY-FM 105.1 Dartmouth/ Halifax, NS. He starts Monday.  Twitter Announcement    
3/31/23 – Former KING 5/ KONG-TV Seattle News Director Pete Saiers has abruptly exited his position as ND at KTLA-TV Los Angeles. It is reported that Saiers and management mutually agreed to not renew his contract. He was ND at KING 5 from 2019-21.  Nellie Andreeva, Deadline  
3/31/23 – April 1 marks 100 years since the forerunner of CKWX first signed on. Arthur “Sparks” Holstead signed it on as CFDC with a used 10-watt Westinghouse Model TF transmitter from the top floor of his automotive supply business in Nanaimo. The station moved to Vancouver in 1925 and became CKWX in 1927. After operating on several frequencies, in 1957 it switched to 1130, where the station remains today as CityNews 1130.  John Ackermann, CityNews 1130
 
3/30/23 – Jay Brody, half of the Carly and Jay show on SONiC CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver, shares his experience getting fired from his job as Mike Myers’ security guard on the 2008 The Love Gurumovie set, “because he looked at him straight in the eyes”.  Daily Hive  Mike Myers Rebuttal, Variety



3/30/23 – Vancouver broadcasters Mike Killeen and Lynda Steele have launched Killeen & Steele Communications featuring communications coaching, media training and professional voice over work. Killeen is a 40 year radio and TV veteran both locally and internationally and Steele has a career spanning 35 years with several major Canadian networks.   
3/29/23 – Former KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 (now SONiC) Vancouver personality/ Music Director Kelsey Lehman, who moved on to National Music Director at KiSS CKIS-FM 92.5 Toronto, is moving to become Program Director with Bell Media in Ottawa. She was with KiSS Vancouver from 2015-17.  Twitter Announcement
 
3/29/23 – FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle news anchor Bill Wixey and photojournalist Michael Driver have been embedded with the Seattle Thunderbirds on their quest for the WHL title. Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Thunderbirds are red hot winners of 18 of their last 20 games. FOX 13 News Special   
3/27/23 – Bianca Rego will be the new producer of Mornings with Simi on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver. The 2022 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been producing MWS for the last couple of months, coordinating new regular segments, and expanding the program’s guest roster.     
3/26/23 – Crosscut/ KCTS9 Seattle present theHeadliners Gala at 6 p.m. April 29. It’s a celebration of the best of the Northwest’s community and culture and a benefit to support Cascade Public Media, the organization behind Crosscut and KCTS9. This year’s gala will feature a culinary tour of the region, curated by some of the premier chefs and restaurateurs in Washington state.  Media Release
3/25/23 – In a civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Vancouver broadcaster Jody Vance is now suing a man who earlier this month pleaded guilty to criminal harassment in connection with hundreds of abusive and threatening emails and online posts. She alleges Richard Sean Oliver engaged in “an ongoing and relentless campaign” of harassment, infliction of mental suffering, invasion of privacy and defamation.  Tiffany Crawford, The Province
3/25/23 – KING5 Seattle Emmy Award winning news producer Brittney Brumfield unveils the launch of the new Cultivating Culture series highlighting black innovators & culture around the Pacific Northwest.  LinkedIn Announcement
3/25/23 – KING 5 Seattle multimedia marketing producer Olivia Roberts conceived and produced a campaign featuring three of the station’s women anchor/ reporters writing a letter to their younger selves  to celebrate Women’s History Month.  Paul Greeley, TVNewsCheck
3/25/23 – Veteran Vancouver Canucks play-by-play commentator John Garrett has announced his retirement from Sportsnet at the end of this season. He’s been there since 2002 and will call his last game on April 13. He previously worked for CBC. There are numerous potential candidates to replace him.  Twitter Video  Trevor Beggs, Daily Hive 
3/23/23 – Long time Vancouver award winning TV host & producer Fiona Forbes will be the producer for the Global TV national The Morning Showbased out of Vancouver, for the program which is based out of Toronto. She starts in April.
3/23/23 – Former KOMO 4 Seattle anchor/ reporter Paris Jackson has landed a new position as on air host of Crosscut Now on KCTS 9. She was an anchor/ reporter at KOMO 4 from 2013-20.  LinkedIn Announcement 
3/23/23 – KING 5 Seattle producer/ reporter/ host Angela Poe Russell has left her position with the station. She has been at KING 5 since March 2017. As yet, no word on where she is going.  Facebook Announcement  Amity Addrisi Video
3/22/23 – The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive February ’23 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
3/21/23 – Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves up into first place with a 6.5 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma February 2023 PPM 6+ ratings. Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 slips down to second with a 5.9 share. Alternative KEXP-FM 90.3 is third with  5.6, putting no talk stations in the top three.  Radio Online
3/21/23 – Former Seattle market KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 (now HITS 106.1) morning team Carla Marie & Anthony (Carla Marie Monica and Anthony Halwagy) are now streaming a daily show on the Gemini XIII Personality Network.  RadioInsight
3/21/23 – Seattle-based American professional women’s soccer team OL Reign has extended its partnership with FOX 13+ KZJO-TV, which will broadcast eight games this year, doubling their commitment from 2022. The first three matches of the season are included in the broadcast agreement, including the club’s home opener against San Diego on April 15.  OL Reign Release  Fox 13 Video
3/21/23 – Decades on KVOS-TV 12.4 Bellingham and KFFV-TV 44.4 Seattle will change to Catchy Comedy on Monday, March 27.  It will showcase some of TV’s greatest comedy series, headlined by the funny women and men who became audience favorites.  Catchy Comedy Video    
3/20/23 – UW Huskies football insider Christian Caple joins Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 as a contributor. He’s been reporting and writing sports at several publications since 2010.  Seattle Sports News/ Video
3/20/23 – FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle  anchor/ reporter Brian Flores leaves to join CBS Colorado KCNC-TVDenver in his first full-time anchor role. This will be his final week in Seattle after joining KCPQ in September 2016.  Twitter Announcement    
3/20/23 – Hot Air, CBC’s longest running radio program aired its last jazz broadcast on January 28, with a decade by decade highlight program airing on that day. The series, which has been on the air since 1947 and most recently hosted by Margaret Gallagher, has morphed into a music program with various guest hosts highlighting BC artists from different genres. Gallagher now hosts North by Northwest weekends on CBC Radio.  CBC Audio  
3/19/23 – Prominent Vancouver broadcaster Jody Vance, who recently survived a traumatizing ordeal involving an online harasser since 2016, feels the justice system let her down. She told a court hearing that the harassment forced her to deny many invitations to professional and charity events.  Amir Ali, Daily Hive
3/19/23 – The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the industry professionals inducted into the 2023 Silver Circle. KIRO 7 Producer Diane BowersKING 5 Executive Producer Roberta Romero and KING 5 Anchor/ Reporter Joyce Taylorare among the inductees.  NATAS Release  
3/19/23 – A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of Seattle broadcaster Mark Kroschel, who passed away from cancer March 12 at age 45. His voice was well known in local radio, as he was the voice and production guru at iHeart’s Seattle stations since 1997.  Mitch Levi Twitter  GoFundMe Link  Jason Puckett Tribute
3/18/23 – Retired CBC Vancouver technical staffer Mel Ebenstiner passed away on Thursday, January 19 at age 95 following multiple medical complications as a result of a broken leg. He began a 37 year career with CBC Vancouver in 1956, later becoming a maintenance technician until his retirement in 1993. A celebration of Life will be held in June for family and close friends.  Sun/ Province Obituary 
3/18/23 – Longtime Global BC anchor Coleen Christie is getting viewer support after she spoke through tears while reporting an item on the war in Ukraine. She had just returned to her position following the recent loss of her father to Parkinson’s.  Daily Hive News/ Video
3/16/23 – Total Change Ministries has applied to relocate the transmitter site for Spirit CHVI 88.7Campbell River from the 9-1-1 tower to the water tower at Cape Mudge on Quadra Island. The aging transmitter and antenna will be replaced with new equipment as power will increase from 26 to 28 watts and antenna height will be lowered from 88 to 86 metres. Canadian Radio News
3/16/23 – Vancouver welcomed another classic rock station to the airwaves earlier this month as Journey CJNY-FM 106.3 entered a crowded radio dial. It kicked off with a ceremony on March 3 at Hoobiyee Ts’amiks Vancouver Society, then officially began broadcasting on March 6 with classic rock that features Indigenous artists.  Gordon McIntyre, The Province
3/16/23 – Paul Brown will replace Kelly Latremouille in afternoons on WAVE CIWV-FM  98.3 Vancouver March 30. Brown was part of the JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning show from 2016-20 before joining Hamilton ON market The Grand CHTG-FM 92.9 as morning host last year. Latremouille will stay on in a part-time capacity at WAVE rather than fully retire. 
3/16/23 – Former CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver reporter/ anchor Jeff Palmer is recovering at home following prostate surgery. He left broadcasting in 2002 to join the West Vancouver Police, where he retired as a Community Services Team Constable in 2021.  LinkedIn Announcement
3/16/23 – Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter Shelby Thom (now Shelby Alexander) is starting a new position as Marketing and Communications Specialist at United Way British Columbia. She reported for CKNW from 2014-16 before moving to Global Okanagan CHBC-TV as a video journalist and web producer from 2017-23, based in Penticton.  Twitter Announcement
3/15/23 – The WNBA Seattle Storm and FOX 13 KCPQ-TV are continuing their partnership and have announced all 35 games, that are not carried nationally, will broadcast locally on FOX 13 or FOX 13+ KZJO-TV. The first broadcast will be Friday, May 26 as the Storm hosts the Dallas WingsFOX 13 Announcement
3/15/23 – KING 5 Seattle morning news anchor Jake Whittenberg announces the American Parkinson Disease Association has raised $550k+ and counting, a new record.  Twitter Posting  
3/12/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle reporter Heather Graf is leaving her current position as a reporter at WJLA-TV Washington, DC. She says it’s time for a new adventure, will stay in DC and will share more soon. Graf was a general assignment reporter at KING from 2013-18.  Twitter Announcement
3/11/23 – The FCC has approved a move by KBRO Bremerton from 1490 to 1480 kHz using its existing tower. Day power will increase to 5 kW and night power will decrease to 12 watts.  FCC Data   
3/11/23 – A Vancouver provincial court judge has sentenced Richard Oliver to 12 months of probation for sending journalist Jody Vance more than 100 abusive emails. Oliver had disagreed with her reporting in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also told to take counseling as advised by his probation officer.  Robyn Crawford, CityNews    
3/10/23 – KIRO Radio Seattle Seahawks sideline Reporter Jen Mueller joins other prominent sports reporters for the first ever Mariners all-female broadcast at 12 noon Saturday, March 11 on Root Sports Twitter Announcement
3/09/23 – Long time Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 midday host Shellie Hart has signed a multi year extension with the station. She’s been at Warm since 2012.  QZVX.com  InsideRadio
3/09/23 – Scott Fee has left his position as News Director of CHEK-TV Victoria. He was previously an anchor at CHEK from 2005-11 and had been with the station since 2019 following seven years with Global Calgary.
3/09/23 – David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications has an overview of ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets for the thirteen-week period covering November 28, 2022 to February 26, 2023.  David Bray Release
3/08/23 – MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle weeknight voice tracker Ashley “Z” Elzinga joins WKHQ-FM 105.9 Traverse City MI for mornings and PD. She will continue to host at MOViN.  All Access Music Group
3/08/23 – KING 5 Seattle Meteorologist Leah Pezzetti had a goal to make it onto the Jumbotron at a Seattle Kraken game. She achieved her goal last night by making it on twice.  Twitter Posting/ Video
3/08/23 – Podcaster Tchadas Leo announces he is now officially a co-op journalist employee for CHEK-TV Victoria. He is currently host and producer of Our Native Land recorded at the CHEK studios.  Twitter Posting  CHEK Backgrounder 
3/07/23 – Seattle sports media TV and radio host and UW football and Seattle Storm TV sideline reporter Elise Woodward handled post game for ESPN at the Pac 12 Women’s title game over the weekend, which was won by Washington State ladies.  Twitter Video 
3/05/23 – Concern continues over the possible fate of the KGY Olympia studio at Budd Inlet, on land owned by the Port of Olympia, where it has been since 1960. The lease is up at the end of 2024. Retired Washington Supreme Court Judge Gerry Alexander and longtime historical preservation planning expert Greg Griffith are looking into registration on the Olympia Heritage Register as well as the National Register of Historic Places.  Anne Erickson, KING 5 Video
3/04/23 – KNTS AM 1680 Seattle, which has been running regional Mexican music La Patrona, is now simulcasting The Answer KKOL AM 1300. As of this writing, the KNTS website has not been changed from La Patrona.
 
3/04/23 – An obituary has been published for former Vancouver broadcaster Jim Hault, who passed away at home in Vancouver on February 3 at age 84. He had a distinguished career at CJOR, CKLG, CFUN and CKNW from 1967-92 and was a gifted character voice. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the near future.  Sun/ Province Obituary
3/04/23 – Ravi Baichwal who anchored news at Vancouver Television CIVT-TV (now CTV Vancouver) from 1999-2002 has been promoted at ABC 7 WLS-TV Chicago. He moves from reporter/ weekend anchor to 5 and 6 p.m. weekday anchor. Baichwal has been at WLS since 2006.   Twitter Announcement  Corli Jay Crain’s Chicago Business    
3/04/23 – The FCC has granted BBC Broadcasting a Special Temporary Authority to operate KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale on its two-tower nighttime directional pattern for both day/ nights at 10 kW. This is due to a hardware fault and flooding in the antenna field. The only concern noted is a small interference overlap zone with Portland market KKOV in Vancouver, WA.  STA Request  FCC Info  
3/03/23 – Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter Shelby Thom has decided to leave journalism in pursuit of a new career path. She left ‘NW in 2017 to join Global Okanagan as its South Okanagan reporter, based in Penticton. In 2019, she was recognized with the Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow award by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB).  Twitter Announcement
3/03/23 – CBC Radio/ TV Vancouver reporter Josh Grant returns to Québec province to start a career in communications with the provincial health authority. He has previously worked for the Corporation in Québec City and Montréal.  Twitter Announcement
 
3/02/23 – Social Media posts report the loss of former Seattle radio promotion person Keri Lee, who died February 21 at age 58.  She worked at KNDD and KUBE Seattle in the late 1990s, but most recently was living in California. We are awaiting further information.  Best Cremation info  Facebook Posting
3/02/23 – Nikki Torres returns home to Seattle to join FOX 13 KCPQ-TV as a reporter. For the last 2-1/2 years she’s worked as a reporter/ weather anchor at KATU-TV Portland. She had her rented moving van stolen, but later recovered, prior to leaving Portland.  KATU News  Twitter Announcement
3/01/23 – Journey CJNY-FM 106.3, Vancouver’s first local Indigenous radio station, officially launches at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, March 3 at the PNE Forum. The public is invited to attend.  Twitter Announcement 
3/01/23 – KCTS 9 Seattle contract television host Jay Martin Jr. is headed to New York to begin national work for PBS. He’s been a storyteller and on-air host at KCTS since August 2021 as well as a contract journalist for reader-supported, nonprofit news site Crosscut and a podcast host.  Twitter Announcement
2/28/23 – FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle Sports Director Aaron Levine emcees tonight’s Seattle Sports Commission Sports Star of the Year Awards. The full show will be on FOX 13 March 20th.  Twitter Announcement 
2/28/23 – Award-winning CBC broadcaster Duncan McCue is joining the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication July 1 as an associate professor, specializing in Indigenous journalism and storytelling. He was a reporter for CBC Vancouver including The National from 1997-2016 before moving to Toronto to host CBC national programs.  Carleton University Release
2/27/23 – Emmy Award winning sportscaster and former FOX 13 anchor/ reporter Michelle Ludtka Furbush returns for her 12th season covering the Seattle Sounders FC. She says, “New role, same incredible club” as she returns as a sideline analyst this season on KJR-FM 93.3. Added this year is Apple TV, where fans can watch matches globally with no local blackouts.  Twitter Announcement  Sounders Release  Apple Release  
2/26/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle news anchor Mark Wright has announced he is launching a new podcast Beats Working: Winning the Game of Work this Spring. The podcast will be “dedicated to telling the stories of people and companies who are doing it right”. Wright anchored news at KING 5 from 2011-22.   LinkedIn Announcement
2/25/23 – Retired Seattle broadcaster Kevin Cooney died at his home in Hunts Point, WA February 21 at age 70. His career began at KMPS, continuing as VP/ GM for KJR and KSEA. He continued with KIRO, before retiring as National Sales Manager with NWCN.  Dignity Memorial Obituary
2/25/23 – Former CBC Vancouver producer Vincent Eagle passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock November 16, 2022 at age 75. He worked at BCTV as a master controller. In 1988 to 1995 he co-produced and directed the CBC automobile show Drivers Seat. Over the years he produced and directed several TV productions including Double Exposure.
2/24/23 – After ten years with Rogers, Crystal Laderas has said her final goodbyes, saying “it’s time for me to step away from journalism”. She’s been a video journalist at CityNews Vancouversince 2021 following her arrival from CityNews Calgary.  Twitter Announcement
2/24/23 – Former CBC-TV Vancouver news anchor Andrew Chang, currently based at CBC Toronto, is now hosting About That on the recently launched free ad-supported streamed CBC News Explore FAST channel. He anchored suppertime news on CBC Television Vancouver from 2014-17 before becoming a news anchor on CBC’s The Nationalfrom 2017-22.  TVNewsCheck Video 
2/24/23 – Several CW affiliates will not be airing LIV Golf events, including all eight CBS-owned and operated affiliates across the country, which also includes The CW 11 KSTW-TV Seattle. Last week CW announced that LIV Golf “will air in 100 percent of its markets across the United States”.  Joe Lucia, Awful Announcing
2/24/23 – Audacy has promoted Scott Roddy to Regional VP/ West Coast Country Programming and Brand Manager of KSON-FM 103.7 San Diego. He will oversee Audacy’s west coast Country brands, which includes The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7Seattle.  RadioInsight
2/24/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle anchor and four-time Emmy winner Steve Bunin has announced he has launched a new company as an executive communications coach. It’s Steve Bunin Communications, providing training in numerous facets of consulting and media training. Bunin was an anchor at KING from 2017-22.  Twitter Announcement
2/24/23 – CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver anchor Tim James has announced he is leaving, “to give myself time to explore the options”. The 2010 BCIT Broadcast Program graduate been with the station since 2014, most recently as a national anchor.  Twitter Announcement 
2/23/23 – The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive January ’23 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
2/22/23 – CBC Vancouver flagship supper hour TV news program at six host Anita Bathe is now filling in for regular co-hosts Ian Hanomansing and Adrienne Arsenault when they are absent on CBC’s flagship nightly national news program. Last April Bathe was named the best local TV news anchor in Canada at the Canadian Screen Awards. 
2/22/13 – Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 jumps up to first place in with a 6.3 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma January 2023 PPM 6+ ratings. News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves back up to second with a 6.1 share and All News KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7retains third with a 5.5 share.  Radio Online


2/21/23 – Two longtime Seattle broadcast journalists, Gregg Hersholt and Herb Weisbaum retired from their radio jobs this winter. Both have extensive 40-year+ résumés, are close to the same age and ended their full-time careers at KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7.  Melissa Hartman, Seattle Times 
2/21/23 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Corus Entertainment have announced a renewed two-year broadcast partnership through 2024. The partnership will continue to include regular programming, match coverage, and content on Corus Vancouver stations including live play-by-play on AM 730 CKGO including one-hour pre and post-match shows.
 
2/20/23 – Former Seattle producer Jerry Baum passed away February 10, in Wilkes-Barre, PA at age 88 following a short illness. He worked in the production department at KING Radio and TV in the late 1950s before moving to WBRE-TV, where he stayed for 31 years.  The Citizens’ Voice Obituary  
2/20/23 – Dan Russell, long-time host of Sportstalk on several Vancouver stations, took more than 200,000 calls on-air from listeners between 1984 and 2014, in what became the longest-running sports talk show in Canada.  Cleve Dheensaw, Victoria Times Colonist
2/19/23 – After more than two decades, KNKX-FM 88.5 is moving out of its longtime office and studios in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Currently broadcasting from its Tacoma studios, KNKX will move in shortly to its new Seattle studio across the street from Pike Place Market.   Cara Kuhlman, KNKX News
  
2/19/23 – Former CBC Vancouver staffer Tom Deacon died February 5 at age 82. After freelancing for CBC Toronto, he joined CBC Vancouver in 1984. He, along with other producers created the long-running DiscDrive, a program that went on to dominate the airwaves for more than two decades, before moving to Los Angeles in 1989.  Globe and Mail Obituary
   
2/18/23 – Super Bowl in the Seattle TV market only rated 49th out of all 56 metered markets, but with a respectable 76.7 share. This year’s game was carried on FOX and in Seattle on FOX 13 KCPQ-TV.  Sports TV Ratings


2/17/23 – RadioInsight discusses the new Triple-A KPNW-FM 98.9 Seattle alongside the established KEXP-FM 90.3, which is chalking up very decent ratings numbers, especially for a non-comm.  RadioInsight News
2/17/23 – Austin Lane returns to Seattle to join FOX 13 KCPQ-TV as an associate news producer. He’s been a producer at KHQ-TV Spokane since October 2000 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Central Washington University.  Twitter Announcement
2/16/23 – Global TV Vancouver celebrates the 25th anniversary of its morning news broadcast. The program began on February 16, 1998 as Wake Upwhen the station identified as BCTV.  Global BC Video 
2/16/23 – Research conducted by Hubbard Radioturned up a void in Seattle from the demise of Entercom’s “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT in 2013,  so programmers set about building an updated version of the format. The result is KPNW-FM 98.9, the first commercial Adult Alternative launch in 15 years. Launched jockless, KPNW plans to slowly add air talent.  Inside Radio 
2/16/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle production assistant Tanya Woo has announced she is running for Seattle City Council. She currently leads the Chinatown International District Community Watch, with an emphasis on community-based public safety.  KING 5 News  
2/15/23 – Seattle Seahawks sideline reporter Jen Mueller has received the Media Excellence Award from the Seattle Sports Commission. She has provided sports news to Seattle since 2000 and was a sports producer at KING 5 from 2001-06.  SSC Release  
2/14/23 – Transmitter power for CISQ-FM 107.1Squamish is being reduced from 30,000 to 15,850 watts. Antenna height above average terrain will remain at -533.6 meters and radiation pattern will remain directional.  Canadian Radio News
2/14/23 – As reported on 2/08, The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle has now changed its call letters to KPNW and flipped its format from Country to AAA. Seattle’s Home For Music Lovers brings commercial AAA back to Seattle with Scott Mahalick continuing to serve as Program Director.  RadioInsight
2/13/23 – Former FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle staffer Michelle Ludtka Furbush has been impacted by recent layoffs and is moving on from her most recent position as a Client Success Manager at Tagboard. The Emmy Award winning sportscaster and storyteller worked at KCPQ from 2012-20.  LinkedIn Posting 
2/13/23 – Heather Froglear has been named Brand Manager at KRFG-FM 95.1/ KXFG-FM Riverside, CA. She will continue her role as Music Director at K-FROG. She also hosts an afternoon show at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle and is host of Audacy’s syndicated show “90’s Country with Heather.”  Radio Online
2/13/23 – Long time Vancouver radio personality Neil Morrison has posted that broadcasting is no longer in his future. He hosted at CFOX-FM 99.3from 2004-14 after arriving from Toronto market CFNY-FM 102.1. Morrison has most recently been on air at Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  LinkedIn Posting  
2/12/23 – Former Seattle writer/ producer Billie Porter passed away February 8 at her home in Tacoma. She was only 40. The University of Washington graduate produced programs on Northwest Cable News and wrote and produced at KING 5, where she was nominated for an Emmy Award, most recently working in community outreach for the Tacoma News Tribune.  A private celebration of life will be hosted by her family.  Legacy Obituary  
2/11/23 – Former Global BC Station Manager/ News Director Jill Krop has been named Executive Director of the B.C. Lacrosse Association effective March 1. She left Global BC in 2020, ending a 35-year career in journalism. The 1986 BCIT Broadcast Communications graduate served at stations in Prince George, Regina, Halifax and Victoria before joining BCTV (now Global BC) as a junior news anchor in 1997.  BCLA Release  Steve Ewen, The Province   
2/11/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle news producer Kristin Kay is moving on again. She’s been Assistant News Director at WLWT 5 Cincinnati since 2019 and is moving to the position of News Director at WGAL 8 Lancaster, PA. Kay was at KING from 2014-17.  Twitter Announcement  
2/10/23 – Freelance journalist Monica Nickelsburgjoins KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle next month as its new labor and economy reporter. She has most recently been a reporter/ producer and Civic Editor for GeekWire.  Twitter Announcement   
2/10/23 – A cartoon version of KING 5 Seattle meteorologist/ storyteller Leah Pezzetti explains the science behind the spectacular sunsets at this time of year.  KING 5 Video
2/09/23 – Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 Seattle announces The John Schneider Show with the Seahawks GM joining Wyman and Bob beginning next week. The segment will air at 4 p.m. every Thursday until April 27, the first day of the 2023 NFL Draft.  Seattle Sports Release 
2/09/23 – Long-time CBC Radio and TV Vancouver broadcaster Bob Sharples passed away at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver January 26 at age 85. He began his career at CFGP in Grande Prairie, AB in 1962, joining CBC in 1967. He hosted numerous shows and anchored news at CBC until his retirement in 1999. A memorial service will be held at St. Agnes Anglican Church in North Vancouver at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 18th.  McKenzie Funeral Services Obituary 
2/08/23 – KGY Olympia General Manager Nick Kerryis optimistic that the best is yet to come for the 100+ year radio station, even though it may have to relocate its studio, which has been home for the past 63 years. The vote is still out on what the ultimate fate of the station’s location will be.  ThurstonTalk News
2/08/23 – Yesterday’s announcement that The BullKNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle will be changing its call sign to KPNW-FM has brought up speculation of a format change. The call letters are expected to officially change on February 14.  RadioInsight  All Access Music Group  
2/07/23 – Day two of the All Access Audio Summit 2023 (April 26-28) will be emceed by former Seattle radio host Fitz. He hosted mornings on The WolfKKWF-FM 100.7 from 2005-17 and The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 from 2019-20 before returning to his native Texas to continue hosting the syndicated Skyview Networks Country Top 40. Former CFOX-FM 99.3Vancouver p.m. drive host Greg Beharrell will also be a featured speaker at the event.  All Access Music Group
2/07/23 – KOMO 4 Seattle news anchor Eric Johnson pays tribute to long-time former reporter Bob Throndsen, who died February 4 at age 75, saying, “His guidance as a mentor is legendary at KOMO News.” Eric’s Heroes segment this Wednesday will look back at his “wonderful reporting and the ripple effect of his generosity and decency…”  KOMO News/ Video
2/07/23 – Bicoastal Media has given permission to Hubbard Broadcasting to change the call sign of KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle to KPNW-FM. Bicoastal owns and operates KPNW AM 1120 Eugene, OR. Further details to follow.  
2/06/23 – When asked if Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson could continue to have a personal quarterback coach in Jake Heaps, new head coach Sean Payton says, “Our staff will be here, our players will be here and that will be it”. Heaps was a co-host of the Jake & Stacy show on Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 for four years before taking the position.  Jeff Legwold, ESPN 
2/06/23 – Former Vancouver radio personality Jim Hault passed away Friday, February 4 at age 84. After arriving from CJCA Edmonton, he was prominent at CJOR, CFUN, CKLG and CKNW from 1967-92 and continued as the voice of news intros and promos for Global BC until 2011.  Marty Forbes, Twitter
2/06/23 – CityNews Vancouver and Calgary Director Charmaine de Silva has been named to the prestigious Power 50 list of 2023 by Vancouver Magazine. The annual list recognizes Vancouver region’s power players who have shaped the communities they call home and who have been able to “move the dial.”  CityNews Release
2/06/23 – Former KOMO 4 Managing Editor of  News and KOMO News Radio Seattle News Director Bob Throndsen died unexpectedly at his Edmonds home Saturday, February 4 at age 75. The multiple Emmy award winner spent 34 years working at KOMO-TV before retiring in 2012.  Teresa Wippel, My Edmonds News
2/06/23 – KIRO 7 Seattle GM Pat Nevin has told the staff that News Director Tara Finestone “is no longer employed” with the station. She has been ND there since October 2020 after arriving from Los Angeles. The  University of Washington Communication and Media Studies BA had previously been a newscast producer at KIRO from 2000-03.  Rick Gevers Info
2/05/23  – A memorial service billed as The Last Dori Monson Show was held for a few hundred friends and family Saturday, February 4th at Canyon Hills Community Church in Bothell. Among those in attendance, broadcaster Brock Huard shared his friendship and admiration and read memories of Dori on behalf of his family. The longtime conservative radio host died in Seattle December 31 at age 61.  David Boze, Washington Policy Center
2/04/23 –  Former KING 5 Seattle news anchor Shaniqua Manning, now Senior Communications Specialist at Boeing, was tasked with announcing the stopping of production of the 747. She’s been with Boeing since leaving KING in 2014.  LinkedIn Announcement/ Photos
2/04/23 – Former KIRO 7 Seattle traffic anchor Tracy Taylor Turner will be hosting the Junior League of Olympia Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser on Saturday April 22nd.  Facebook Posting
2/03/23 – Long-time CBC Vancouver producer/ executive producer George Robertson passed away January 1st at the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver at age 93. Except for three years in England, he worked at CBC Vancouver from 1953 until he departed for CBC Toronto in 1971. He produced numerous programs for the Corporation until his retirement in 1989.  CCF Obituary
2/02/23 – Former Vancouver broadcaster Marty Forbes is back at home after being released from hospital following a snowmobile accident in Alberta, where he suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung and kidney. The 52-year media veteran was PD at two Vancouver stations in the 1980s and early 90s.  Twitter Announcement
2/02/23 – Vancouver radio personality Kelly Latremouille is retiring after 42 years in the business. He began his career at CKKC Nelson in 1980, with stops in Victoria, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Halifax. He worked at several Vancouver stations since 2007 and most recently has hosted p.m. drive at WAVE CIWV-FM 98.3.
2/02/23 – Dave Budge, former Citytv Vancouverreporter, producer and senior producer, is retiring from his current position as VP News & Information at Rogers Sports & Media in Toronto. He worked at Citytv (CKVU-TV) Vancouver from 1981-2000 before moving to Calgary and subsequently Toronto. 
2/01/23 – Former KIRO 7 Seattle traffic anchor Tracy Taylor Turner is taking on a new board position as Social Media Manager with the Western Bass Club.  Twitter Announcement
2/01/23 – Former FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle correspondent/ host and current [un]Divided podcast host Brandi Kruse disinvites herself from a keynote speech on empowering women after the Kent Chamber of Commerce wanted her to defend her friendship with Dori Monson and appearance on the Tim Pool podcast.  Jason Rantz Audio (23:40 mark) 
2/01/23 – Jason Manaois, lead producer of Mornings with Simi on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver,is leaving the station. His last day in the building will be Monday, February 6. The 2019 BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism graduate has been with ‘NW since March 2020. 
1/31/23 – KING 5 Seattle sports anchor/ reporter Chris Egan has been named the emcee for the Washington Interscholastic Activities AssociationHall Of Fame induction ceremony this year. It will include former Garfield standout athlete and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell.  Twitter Posting 
1/31/23 – Former print and CKST AM 1040 Vancouver sportscaster Jason Botchford kept his drug use a secret before dying of an accidental overdose of cocaine and fentanyl April 25, 2019 at age 48. His legacy is part of a 3-year experiment with drug decriminalization in BC which starts today.  Global News Video  CBC Backgrounder
1/31/23 – FOX 13 KCPQ-TV and FOX 13+ KZJO-TV will carry Seattle Sounders FC matches from the FIFA Club World Cup. The first match will be on Fox 13+ this Saturday at 9 a.m. If they win, they will face Real Madrid on Wednesday, February 8.  Aaron Levine, Twitter
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
1/28/23 – Kraig Krause, who joined CTV Vancouverlast 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 980.  CTV News  CTV Video
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 speciallive programming will air from 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 27, followed up by more live programming Jan. 28.  CBC News
1/25/23 – Continuing with the boost from all Christmas programming, AC KRWM-FM 106.9stays 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
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
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
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 97.5Winnipeg.  Facebook Anouncement 
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-TVFacebook Announcement  Twitter Video
1/23/23 – (Updated) Sports Director Squire Barnesgot more than a laugh, along with the anchors of today’s 6 p.m. Global BC newscast, over the FOX 5Washington 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
 
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 Cardinalsbroadcasting job. He has been part of the Mariners broadcast team since 2013.  Seattle Sports News  Aaron Goldsmith Tweet  Larry Stone, Seattle Times Update    
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
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    
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  
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 650for four more.  Twitter Announcement  Trailer   
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 
1/19/23 – KING 5 Seattle weekend evening anchor and reporter Madison Wade and the team have wrapped up the last episode of Seahawks Centralfor the season and are preparing for next season.  Twitter Announcement
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 
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

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
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    

1/17/23 – After 41 years in TV, former KOMO 4Seattle 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
1/16/23 – Freelance producer/ reporter Haley Lewisjoins 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
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  
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
1/13/23 – Starla Sampaco is signing off from her position as news anchor and host of Crosscut Nowat KCTS 9 Seattle. The University of WashingtonJournalism 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 Nationalreporter/ anchor Neetu Garcha BCAB Broadcast Performer of the Year.  Winner’s List
1/13/23 – NFL Media host and Calgary-born former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burlesontalks with KIRO 7 news anchor Michelle Millmanabout this Saturday’s NFC wild-card game with the San Francisco 49ers.  Facebook Posting
1/13/23 – Northwest Newsradio KNWN AM 1000/ FM 97.7 Seattle morning drive anchor Gregg Hersholtretires today after five decades on local airwaves. He will be succeeded by Brian Calvert, who will serve as morning news co-host alongside Manda Factor.  Radio Ink
1/12/23 – Hubbard Broadcasting has sold the naming rights to its Sports Betting KNUC-HD2 98.9Seattle 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
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
1/12/23 – FOX 13 Seattle anchor Brian Jacksonthanks 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
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 WashingtonJournalism BA worked as a production assistant at KNKX-FM 88.5 in 2017.  Twitter Announcement
1/11/23 – The Peak CKPK 102.7 HD2 Early Showhosts 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 
1/11/23 – Former KING 5 Seattle Managing Editor and Amazon Executive Producer Kellie Cheadlesays 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.    
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   
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 Winnipeg.  Twitter Announcement
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 Egan.  Twitter Announcement
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
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  
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
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 Media.  Egan Tweet  
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 Henderson.  YouTube Video  Mireya Garcia Tweet
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 Kruse.  KIRO Twitter Video 
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 
1/09/23 – Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Senior Producer Alan Regan has joined CBC Vancouveras an Associate Producer on its radio programming. He was with CKNW from 2018-22.  Twitter Announcement
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
1/09/23 – KVI AM 570 Seattle adds Todd HermanSundays 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 770which ended on Dec. 1, 2021   All Access Music Group
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
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.
  
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 Mediaowns 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 
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  
 
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.  
1/05/23 – Eric Chapman, who announced in December that his last day at CKNW AM 980Vancouver 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
 
1/03/23 – KIRO Newsradio 97.3 Seattle is running Best of Dori Monson compilations all week.  Twitter Announcement 
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
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 
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.

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.
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 
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. 
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
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
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
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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