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KING 5 New Year's 2015
12/31/14 - New Year's at the Needle on KING-TV Seattle features the transformation of the Space Needle into a 600-foot launch pad with a dazzling display of fireworks and an original soundtrack provided by KEXP-FM 90.3.  Team Evening hosts the festivities starting at 11:35 p.m.  KING 5 news  KEXP release 
Angela Russell
12/30/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle evening anchor Angela Russell is leaving TV news to pursue her passion for writing and to spend more time with her two young daughters.  She began her broadcasting career at WTMG-FM 101.3 Gainesville FL where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications News.  During her 5-1/2 years at KIRO she has hosted a number of Eyewitness News special programs, including The New Washington.  KIRO 7 News  
Jim Boyer
12/29/14 - Former KOMO-TV Seattle News Director and later Station Manager Jim Boyer died December 24 at age 68 after a battle with esophageal cancer.  He was with KOMO from 1986-92 and then moved to KATU-TV Portland, serving as VP and GM until 2001.  Boyer retired as President and GM of KFOR/KAUT-TV Oklahoma City in 2012 after a 48-year broadcasting career that spanned several US cities.  WWL-TV news  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
Clay Freinwald
12/26/14 - The January 2015 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  This month Clay discusses retirement, rain, dog's names connected to broadcasting and much more.  January Clay's Corner  
KIRO-TV Seattle

12/26/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle has made a couple of recent changes to its weather team as Kelly Franson becomes the morning and evening meteorologist.  She was previously a meteorologist with WBTV Charlotte NC since 2007.  Meanwhile Morgan Palmer has been promoted to weekday morning meteorologist at KIRO.  He joined KIRO as the weekend meteorologist in 2012. 

Merry Christmas
12/25/14 - A very Merry Christmas and Best of the Season to our many readers.
Kelly Ransford
12/24/14 - AAA veteran and former Seattle market Promotions Director Kelly Ransford has been named Music Director at WXRT-FM 93.1 Chicago.  She was Marketing & Promo Director for The End KNDD-FM 107.7 and The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 (now Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM) from 2011-13.  Robert Feder     
Research Director, Inc.
12/24/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive December PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group 
Nielsen Audio
12/24/14 - The two top Hubbard Radio stations lead in the Nielsen Audio December 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with a combined market share of 12.2.  The All Christmas format boosted Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 into first place with a 6.2 share.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is second with a 6.0 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 slips slightly to third with 5.0.  Radio Online  Meanwhile, 529 U.S. stations are airing all-holiday tunes this year, an increase of 8.4% from a year ago when 488 stations adopted the format.  The previous high was set in 2012.  Inside Radio  
Bob Brown
12/21/14 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for Vancouver, Victoria and Fraser Valley broadcaster Bob Brown (Robert John Brown), who died December 8 at age 70.  It is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 17 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack.  Anyone wishing to attend are asked to contact to confirm.  Online Memorial Page  
Jo-Ann Roberts
12/20/14 - Jo-Ann Roberts, who has worked on and off for CBC Radio for 34 years with the last ten in Victoria, retired Friday as host of All Points West on CBC Radio One CBCV-FM 90.5.  She was the first CBC journalist to win the Asia Pacific Scholarship to work in Tokyo.  Her career has included anchoring several election specials for CBC Radio and TV and hosting programs for CBC Radio in Moncton, Charlottetown, Halifax and Winnipeg.  All Points West, CBC Radio One's provincial afternoon show serves British Columbia, excluding the Lower Mainland.  CHEK News video      
Greg Douglas
12/20/14 - Iconic Vancouver sportscasters will be announced as Lifetime Achievers at the annual Paul Carson broadcast and media awards February 6 at the Lamplighter in Gastown.  Former traffic reporter Karen Thomson makes her mark with her late night and weekend sportscasts on CTV Vancouver.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun    
Tim Haeck
12/20/14 - Award-winning KIRO Radio Seattle reporter Tim Haeck retires after 36 years.  He started as an intern from the University of Washington in 1978.  He has covered most of the major events that have impacted the region and now plans to enjoy more time with family.  KIRO release 
City TV Vancouver
OMNI TV Vancouver
12/19/14 - The over-the-air signals of Rogers Vancouver TV stations City and OMNI have been off for the last few days due to reported transmitter problems.  As of this afternoon, both have returned.  
Rich Davis
12/19/14 - Current iHeartMedia Minneapolis PD Rich Davis has been named VP/Programming for iHeartMedia Seattle.  He will also act as PD for KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 and oversee all programming operations for Seattle's seven stations.  He replaces Keith Cunningham.  Eric Powers continues as PD at KUBE-FM 93.3.  All Access Music Group 
12/19/14 - The BC Association of Broadcasters has announced a date change for its 68th Annual BCAB Conference.  This year's conference is now scheduled for May 12-14 in Penticton.  Registration for the conference is now available online.  The date was moved up a day for industry delegates who had purchased tickets to the U2 concert, to be held in Vancouver May 14 and 15.  BCAB info  Facebook page 
12/19/14 - The FCC has granted an application by The Tulalip Tribes of Washington for a new Low Power FM Station to serve Tulalip.  It  will operate at 102.1 MHz with an ERP of 47 watts non-directional at 44 meters HAAT at 48° 03' 18.00" 122° 15' 17.00".  FCC data 
Ellen Tailor
12/19/14 - Fitz in the Morning co-host Ellen Tailor has renewed her contract with The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle.  She has been with the show since 2011 and previously held positions with Cumulus Broadcasting in Grand Rapids, MI.  Radio Ink 
Jamie Weiss (Crash Davis)
12/18/14 - Broadcast Dialogue reports that Jamie Weiss aka Crash Davis is now PD at JACK FM CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria.  The 20-year Rogers Victoria veteran began as an operator/producer at CJVI AM 900 and later held a variety of on-air roles with HOT 103/JACK FM.  He continues as p.m. drive host. 
12/18/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to New Generation Youth Center for a new Low Power FM station to serve Bellingham.  It will operate at 107.3 MHz non-directional with an ERP of 1 watt at 281 meters HAAT at 48° 42' 21.00" 122° 23' 37.00".  FCC data 
Dana Rebik
12/18/14 - Former Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV reporter Dana Rebik has joined WGN-TV Chicago as a freelance reporter.  The Chicago area native left Q13 in July after five years with the station.  
Tracey Fresneda (Mills)
12/17/14 - Tracey Fresneda (Mills) steps down from Bell Media Vancouver effective immediately.  She has served with the Promotions and Marketing Department, managing change that has occurred from her early days when The Beat CFBT-FM 94.5 was on its own (2003-07), to the integration of The Beat and QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 in 2007, then taking on the TEAM/TSN Radio brands in 2011, and most recently the addition of CTV Vancouver to the department.  Earlier she hosted shows on several Vancouver stations from 1998-2003.  No specific reason has been given for her departure. 
Rod Belcher
12/16/14 - Pioneer Seattle sportscaster Rod Belcher, who died Friday at age 94, was known for his deep love of jazz music and robust voice.  He called almost every sport imaginable for more than two decades.  Larry Stone, Seattle Times 
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
12/16/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 Brand Director Ian Koenigsfest hastily issued an apology after a very controversial "joke" was aired this morning.  It ran on a segment simulcast on CKNW and sister station CFOX-FM 99.3.  Staff Reporter, The Province  CKNW audio  CBC News  Later in the day, The Jeff O’Neil Show also issued an apology.  
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
12/16/14 - BC based Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, which owns two Vancouver FM stations, is expanding its turf in Alberta and Saskatchewan with the acquisition of nine stations and their translators from Rawlco Radio Ltd.  The CRTC lists the value of the transaction at $112 million.  CRTC decision      
12/16/14 - The FCC has granted a Modification of Construction Permit to The Tulalip Tribes of Washington for a new low power station to serve Tulalip.  It is authorized to operate at 96.9 MHz with an ERP of 100 watts at 13.2 meters HAAT at 48° 04' 43.00" 122° 12' 52.00".  FCC release  
Terry Glecoff
12/16/14 - Former CBC Vancouver broadcaster Terry Glecoff died December 12 in the palliative care unit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  HIs career took him to various CBC locations across Canada from 1979 through 2006.  In the late 1980's he hosted and often wrote for CBC Vancouver's Pacific Report.  A memorial service is scheduled for December 21 in Toronto.  Globe and Mail obituary 
Ryan Lidemark
12/15/14 - Former Canadian Traffic Network Vancouver Director of Operations Ryan Lidemark joins All Traffic CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver.  He was with CTN from 2007-11, first as a traffic reporter then manager of day to day operations.  He was most recently an Account Executive for CIXM-FM 105.3 Whitecourt AB. 
Rod Belcher 2007 Seattle PI photo
12/13/14 - Pioneer sportscaster Rod Belcher died Friday in Seattle after suffering a recent stroke.  He was 94.  Belcher joined KMO Radio in 1946, broadcasting Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound basketball.  He joined KOL Radio in 1952, began a nine-year run at KING-TV and radio in 1960 and was a three-time state sportscaster of the year.  He handled press-box PA duty for the Seahawks for nearly three decades, beginning with their inaugural 1976 season.  Plans for a memorial service are pending.  Seattle Times staff  Steve Rudman,  David Eskenazi, SportspressNW 2012 backgrounder   
Bob Brown circa 1980
12/13/14 - Retired local broadcaster Bob Brown has died from cancer.  He began his radio career hosting a weekly jazz show at CHFM-FM Calgary in 1965, later working at CKDA and CFAX Victoria and at Vancouver market CISL in the 1970s and early '80s.  He then hosted p.m. drive, Swingin' On A Star and That's Entertainment at Fraser Valley stations Star-FM CFSR-FM/CKSR-FM Abbotsford/Chilliwack during the 1980s and '90s.  Friend and Star-FM colleague John Oliver says he did fantastic reports each summer from the Abbotsford Airshow and calls him "one of the funniest and dry wits".   
J. Paul McConnell
12/13/14 - Retired Vancouver sportscaster J. Paul McConnell, now living in southern France, was introduced by fellow broadcaster Tom Larscheid Thursday as the latest media inductee into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.  McConnell launched his radio career at CKWX Vancouver in 1969 before becoming the voice of the BC Lions for three decades.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun
Monty Webb
12/12/14 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle meteorologist Monty Webb has returned to Washington state after six years at WHAS-TV Louisville KY.   He started at KIRO in 1997, but did stints at KCPQ-TV and KING-TV.  His reason for the move is to get closer to family and his seven grandchildren.  He is now providing weather info for viewers of KNDU-TV Kennewick.   WHAS goodbye video  
David Bray
12/12/14 - David Bray, President of Bray and Partners Communications, takes a closer look at the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and other Canadian markets.  Bray and Partners release 
12/11/14 - CBC is shortening all its regional supper-hour newscasts beginning in the fall of 2015 with those in Vancouver (CBC British Columbia) and seven other regions being shortened from 90 to 60 minutes.  Newscasts in six other regions move from 60 to 30 minutes.  CBC will air regular local television newsbreaks at the top of the hour during the afternoon and prime time.  Local Radio One morning shows will appear on TV from 6 to 7 a.m. in all existing TV markets except the North.  New services specifically for mobile users will be introduced to position the broadcaster toward digital, providing continuous local service through the day rather than concentrated service in the evening.  CBC News 
Bustos Media
12/11/14 - Bustos Media has closed a $6 million purchase of nine stations in Washington state from Adelante Media Group.  Bustos has been operating the stations, which include regional Mexican La Gran D KDDS-FM 99.3 Elma and Seattle market Spanish CHR Latino KMIA AM 1210 under a local marketing agreement since September 16.  Radio Ink  
12/11/14 - Numeris (formerly BBM) Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period September 1 to November 30.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 moves back up into first place with a market share of 12.5.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 is second with 11.2.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with an 8.7 share.  Numeris data   
David Marsden
12/09/14 - Former CKST Langley/Vancouver PD David Marsden has had his weekend show cancelled at The Rock CKGE-FM 94.9 Oshawa ON.  He has been hosting "The Marsden Theatre" Saturday and Sunday nights at The Rock for 11 years.  With business partner Igor Loukine, Marsden has launched his latest venture, Internet station  Marsden was PD at modern rock CKST (now TSN 1040) from 1990 to '93.  Slowcityzine news/video    
Voices Radio CKAV-FM Vancouver
12/09/14 - Aboriginal Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 106.3 Vancouver, which had been silent for several days, has returned to the air as Voices Radio.  The station claims a 2000 song catalogue offering "a vibrant, eclectic radio listening experience with a playlist spanning 5 decades and a music radio voice that actively supports cutting-edge, Canadian emerging artists".  Voices also operates in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton and on two satellite channels, Sirius channel 158 and XM channel 156.  
Jim Yount
12/09/14 - Greg Nesteroff has saluted two broadcasters who passed away over the last few days.  Both had close connections to the west coast and the Kootenay region of B.C.  Jim Yount was living in Kaslo when he died and Mike Evenson was known in the Kootenays as "Diamond Dave", afternoon host on Mountain FM (now Juice FM CHNV-FM 103.5 Nelson).  Nelson Star 
Patrick Nicholson
12/09/14 - The Lounge CHPQ-FM 99.9 Parksville morning host Patrick Nicholson lost his battle with cancer Saturday.  He was 67.  He started his career at CJAV Port Alberni in the 1960s, and had worked at a number of stations in B.C.  Nicholson returned to the air in early September after undergoing treatment earlier in the year.  A celebration of life is planned for early in the new year.  The Lounge release  
The Zone CJZN-FM Victoria
12/06/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports further shift changes at The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria.  Midday host Pol Plastino moves into p.m. drive and evening/weekend host Jon Williams moves to middays in January.  PSR news  
Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV Seattle
12/05/14 - Seattle market Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV and sister station JOEtv KZJO-TV were knocked off the air Thursday due to what engineers called a “power interruption”.  The stations were dark from 12:15 to 1:10 p.m.  Q13 release  Meanwhile, on Thanksgiving Day, the main KCPQ transmitter, along with KTBW-TV on Gold Mountain were off air for almost 8 hours due to a tree falling into power lines and catching fire.  It did not affect JOEtv and all Q13 programs carried on 22.2 were okay.  However it did affect the OTA signal on channel 13.
Mike Evenson
12/04/14 - Former The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 Victoria staffer Mike Evenson died early this morning (December 4) in a three car accident between his vehicle and a logging truck and tractor-trailer unit on Highway 1, five kilometers west of Chase BC, on his commute to work.  He was 37 years old and currently morning host at The River CKRV-FM 97.5 Kamloops.  Evenson was Morning Show Producer and Assistant Music Director at The Q from 2007-12.  Jessica Wallace, Kamloops This Week  
Andy Boyd - Broadcast Dialogue photo
12/04/14 - Andy Boyd has moved to Vista Radio in Vancouver as Chief Financial Officer.  Most recently he was VP finance for Bell
Media in Toronto, responsible for English radio stations across Canada, after several years as Vice President Finance for Astral Media. 
Jeremy Baker
12/04/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria p.m. drive host/AMD Jeremy Baker will be moving to p.m. drive at CFOX FM 99.3 Vancouver in the new year.  He replaces the departing Greg Beharrell.  PSR news  
Aboriginal Voices Radio
12/03/14 - Aboriginal Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 106.3 Vancouver has been silent for several days.  The carrier is still present, as is the stereo indicator, but with no audio.  CKAV signed on in Vancouver in December 2006 as part of a network of stations in several Canadian cities.  The network's website has since been deleted and lists the station as no longer broadcasting.  An aircheck this afternoon shows CKAV audio has returned. 
Jim Yount
12/02/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports that former Vancouver and Okanagan broadcaster Jim Yount died Sunday evening, November 30 in Kaslo, BC at age 64.  Besides broadcasting, he was was an instructor, then program head, in the Broadcast Journalism Program at BCIT during the mid 1980s.  Brian Antonson, PSR 
12/01/14 - The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Rogers Media Inc. have now filed interventions with the CRTC in the matter of the Corus application for a nested repeater for CKNW AM 980 in downtown Vancouver.  Pattison opposes the application for a number of reasons, and states that the proposed application for 99.7 MHz is short spaced to its CHPQ-FM 99.9 Parksville.  Rogers takes a different stance by agreeing with the Corus applicatiion that the addition of a nested FM rebroadcast transmitter within the licensed service area of an existing AM station should not violate Common Ownership Policy (COP).  It further states that its own station, CKWX AM 1130 (and other AM stations) are suffering from similar coverage problems and should the Commission approve the Corus application, other applications of a similar nature should be approved on the same basis in a timely fashion.  Pattison intervention  Rogers intervention  CRTC intervention list
Graham McMullin - 1988 CBC photo
12/01/14 - Retired CBC Vancouver TV News Cameraman/Line-Up Editor Graham McMullin died at North Shore Hospice November 28, the day of his 87th birthday.  He was one of Vancouver's first TV news cameramen beginning in the 1950s, covering events in Vietnam, Pakistan, India and Hong Kong.  A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. December 3 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 599 Keith Rd., West Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary 
12/01/14 - Amongst numerous interventions which have been filed with the CRTC in support of an application by Corus for a downtown Vancouver FM repeater of CKNW AM 980, those by Roundhouse Radio and Bell Media stand out in opposition.  The Commission recently granted Roundhouse a low-power specialty radio station at 98.3 MHz in Vancouver.  Roundhouse Radio intervention  Bell Media intervention  CRTC intervention list 
CISL AM 650 Vancouver Christmas
12/01/14 - Vancouver market CISL AM 650 moved to an all Christmas format shortly after midnight with "Winter Wonderland" by The Eurythmics. 
12/01/14 - The FCC has granted a Minor Modification to a Construction Permit to Premier Broadcasters, Inc. for KITI-FM 95.1 Winlock.  ERP will increase from 380 to 410 watts, HAAT will decrease from 268 to 256.4 meters and transmitter location will change to 46° 32' 37.00" 123° 01' 6.00".  FCC data 
12/01/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application by World Television of Washington, LLC for the Voluntary Assignment of License for KBCB-TV Bellingham to Fox Television Stations, Inc.  FCC info 
12/01/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way from Adelante Media of Seattle to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC with a note stating, "Rescinded 11/20/14.  Inadvertently granted - no letter issued.  Will be granted contemporaneously with the grant of the assignment application for KDYK(AM) et al, BAL-20140917ABA-ABI". 
The Ocean CIOC-FM Victoria
12/01/14 - The Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria began all Christmas programming at midnight with John Mellencamp's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."   
Ron Thompson
12/01/14 - Former cinematographer Ron Thompson died November 18 at home in Victoria at age 72.  He graduated from the University of British Columbia's Radio Television and Media program in 1963 and worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1961-85, then at CHEK-TV Victoria, finishing off his career at BCTV Vancouver in 1990.  He was also acting President of the Press Gallery Association of Victoria for many years and worked on several motion pictures.  A memorial service will be held at First Memorial on Fort St. in Victoria at 2 p.m. on February 5.  Times Colonist obituary  
Jim Young
11/29/14 - Canadian Football League great, 71 year old Dirty Thirty Jim Young, is recovering from colon cancer along with a stroke and heart attack three years ago.  He played for the BC Lions from 1967-79 and was a sports contributor to CKNW AM 980 during the 1970s.  The multiple Hall of Famer, who began his football career with the Minnesota Vikings in 1965, plans to attend the Grey Cup game Sunday in Vancouver.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  Greg Douglas, 2012 backgrounder  
KAFE-FM Bellingham
11/29/14 - KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham is a further addition to Christmas music in the Pacific Northwest as The Christmas Station.  The official word from the station is that it will air wall to wall Christmas music over the weekends, then the 12 Days of Christmas Music (all Christmas, all-day) starts December 13th and ends on the 25th.
This Hour Has Seven Days
11/28/14 - The CBC Television show This Hour Has Seven Days stands out in Canada's "Golden Age" of television: the mid 1960s through mid-'70s.  It was hosted by Laurier LaPierre (who later was a host on CKVU-TV's The Vancouver Show) and Patrick Watson and featured news clips by iconic Vancouver broadcaster Jack Webster.  Cancelled by CBC after less than two years, some say This Hour Has Seven Days should still be on the air today.  Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press 
11/28/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Olympia All Ages Project for a new Low Power FM station to serve Olympia.  It will operate at 100.3 MHz with an ERP of 6.3 watts at 95.9 meters HAAT at 47° 00' 19.70" 122° 56' 35.50.  FCC data  Meanwhile, the Commission has cancelled a CP for a new Low Power FM on 101.9 MHz in Olympia by Sam-Sno Educational Media.     
Spirit KCMS-FM Edmonds
11/28/14 - Seattle market Spirit KCMS-FM 105.3 went to all Christmas at 12:11 this morning with "Little Drummer Boy" by Jars of Clay. 
Praise KWPZ-FM Lynden
11/28/14 - Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5 Lynden joined the list of all Christmas stations at 6:07 p.m. Thursday with Bing Crosby's "Silent Night." 
CKNW Vancouver
11/27/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 will begin broadcasting NPR’s Radiolab at noon Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend.  Radiolab will follow the Ted Radio Hour and be the lead-in to the Sean Leslie Show.  The Roy Green Show will no longer be heard on CKNW, but will continue on the Corus Radio Network.  
May Lam
11/27/14 - May Lam has been appointed Manager Sales Integration, Local TV/Radio at Bell Media Vancouver.  She was most recently Senior Communications Officer at CBC Vancouver, but was Promotions and Marketing Director for the Rogers Radio cluster in Vancouver during most of the last decade. 
11/27/14 - Numeris (formerly BBM) has released its Fall 2014 Radio Diary Survey for Victoria.  CBC Radio One CBCV-FM 90.5 is first with a 17.0 share, CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 14.8 and CFAX AM 1070 is third with 10.3.  Also released are Diary numbers for Nanaimo, Abbotsford and Chilliwack.  Numeris release  
Research Director, Inc.
11/26/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive November PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Clay Freinwald
11/26/14 - The December 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  This month Clay discusses the outlook for RF spectrum, the future of AM radio and much more.  December Clay's Corner
11/26/14 - Johnny Mah has announced his appointment to the position of Promotions Coordinator at Rogers Communications owned City Vancouver and OMNI BC.  He was released from the same position at CTV Vancouver in July after seven years with the station.  
Loyd Bulmur 1974
11/25/14 - Word has been received that former CBC staffer Loyd Bulmur died August 16 following a long illness.  He was 87.  Bulmur was a sports announcer at CKMO Vancouver in 1947 and editor at United Press news in Seattle from 1948-51 before moving to news editing at CBUT Vancouver and then CBC Radio Vancouver from 1955-64.  He was then a reporter/editor/producer on CBC national programs such as the World at Eight, World at Six and Sunday Magazine before becoming Resources Manager at CBC National Radio News Toronto from 1964-80.  R. S. Kane Funeral Home announcement   
Nielsen Audio
11/25/14 - In the Nielsen Audio November 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM, CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in first place but with a slightly lower 6.2 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves up to second with 5.7.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 retains its 5.2 share but slips to third.  Radio Online 
Jon Abbott
11/24/14 - New Canucks play-by-play announcer Jon Abbott settles in as the new voice of the team on TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver, joining other Johns in the booth.  Jordan Bowman, The Province 
Brent Gilbert
11/21/14 - Long-time CTV Vancouver producer then reporter Brent Gilbert is another local casualty of the latest Bell Media round of layoffs.  He's been with CTV Vancouver since 1997.  The award winning reporter is noted for covering his own stroke, which he suffered in March 2010. 
KRWM-FM Bremerton
11/21/14 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 also moved to All Christmas programming today, beginning at 2 p.m.  It's billing itself as Seattle's Christmas Station! 
CHQM-FM Vancouver
11/21/14 - QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver moved to All Christmas programming at 9 a.m. today as Vancouver's Christmas Music Station Playing All Christmas All The Time.  It appears to be the first station in this area to do so.  CTV news 
Mira Laurence
11/21/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports that long-time CTV Vancouver Island anchor/reporter Mira Laurence has left the building.  Her Facebook page now states "worked at CTV Vancouver Island".  She has worked there since July 2001 and most recently this year as Health and Lifestyle anchor and co-host of the 5 p.m. news.  In addition, her name has been deleted from the CFAX AM 1070 Victoria (also owned by Bell Media) website, where she has been co-hosting Weekend Wellness with Brittany King.  Bell Media announced Wednesday that it has cut 80 full-time positions across Canada in its latest round of layoffs.  PSR news 
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
11/21/14 - Point Roberts and Tsawwassen residents warn the fight is not over against the contentious proposal to erect radio towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale on McKenzie Way, just south of the border.  The Whatcom County hearing examiner denied the application just days before a county public hearing on the proposal was scheduled to begin, but KRPI owner BBC Broadcasting Inc. then filed an appeal with the county hoping to overturn that decision.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist
Harvey Oberfeld
11/21/14 - CTV Vancouver pulled the largest viewing numbers in the 25-54 year old demographic Saturday night for its coverage of the civic elections with a 3.1 rating, Global’s BC1 (cable channel) News Special a 1.3 rating and Election Special on CBC Television a 0.7 rating after holding an early lead.  Harvey Oberfeld 
Jeremy Crittenden
11/21/14 - Former News1130 CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver anchor and entertainment reporter Jeremy Crittenden lands his ‘dream part’ as the leading puppet in the musical Avenue Q as it returns to Vancouver.  He was on air at News1130 from 2002-09 and is currently playing the part of Princeton, the leading man/puppet dealing with life after college in the musical at Granville Island Stage until January 3.  Mark Leiren-Young, Vancouver Sun 
Steve Parsons
11/20/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Steve Parsons, who moved from Newcap Radio to Bell Media in Toronto as Manager, National Music Programming just last month, is returning to Newcap Radio Toronto as Operations Manager of Flow CFXJ-FM 93.5 and Boom CHBM-FM 97.3.  He was APD/MD at Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 in the mid 1990s, announcer then APD/MD and finally PD at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 before becoming a programming consultant at CHHR-FM (now CHLG-FM) 104.3 Vancouver in 2010.  Parsons was also Brand Director at the Bell/Astral divested stations in Vancouver and Toronto last year.   
Joey Cohn
11/19/14 - Joey Cohn has been named General Manager of Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 and its online stream Jazz24.  He was named interim GM in April.  He joined KPLU in 1987 as morning jazz host and music director and has also worked as marketing director, new media director and program director.  C.R. Roberts, The News Tribune 
11/18/14 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle morning host Fitz has been named Western Washington's "Best Radio Personality 2014" by viewers of KING-TV.  It's the seventh consecutive year he has won the award.  All Access Music Group 
11/18/14 - Seattle market KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1 morning host Bender has been named the 2014 English Radio Person of the Year by Children's Miracle Network and their hospitals.  He was awarded the honor last week at CMN's annual Momentum/Celebration ceremony in Orlando, FL.  All Access Music Group   
Murray Brookshaw
11/16/14 - Radio West reports Jack CJAX-FM 96.9 and Sonic CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver PD Murray Brookshaw will be the new Vice President of Programming for Vista Radio.  He's been with the Rogers Radio Vancouver cluster since 2009.  Radio West news 
Corus Radio
11/16/14 - Terry Schintz, Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 News Director since 2011, takes on the additional responsibility of Assistant Brand Director effective immediately.  Meanwhile, Greg Beharrell is leaving sister station CFOX-FM 99.3 at the end of fall ratings after only a few months at the station.  He's heading to Live 105 KITS-FM 105.3 San Francisco to do afternoon drive. 
Meredith Geddes
11/15/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports that Meredith Geddes is on the move in January from her drive position at Jack CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver to sister station CFOX-FM 99.3, taking over middays.  PSR news  
Maninder Gill
11/14/14 - Radio India operator Maninder Gill says he will appeal the CRTC decision to cease broadcasting into British Columbia from KVRI AM 1600 Blaine.  Despite an order Thursday to shut down operations by midnight, KVRI, along with KRPI 1550 AM Ferndale, were transmitting Indian language programs as of this morning.  Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail  Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun  Broadcaster Magazine backgrounder 
11/13/14 - The CRTC has issued mandatory orders to Radio India (2003) Ltd., Radio Punjab Ltd. and Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. prohibiting them from producing radio programming in Canada and transmitting it to Canadian audiences using facilities of radio stations located in the United States.  Radio India has been broadcasting on KVRI 1600 AM Blaine, Radio Punjab on KRPA 1110 AM Oak Harbor and Sher-E-Punjab on KRPI 1550 AM Ferndale.  CRTC news releases 
Ronnie Stanton
11/13/14 - Corus Entertainment has announced the appointment of Ronnie Stanton as Vice President, National Brands and Programming.  He will continue as Senior Brand Director for Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 and CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver, a position he has held since May 2013. 
BC Association of Broadcasters
11/13/14 - The BC Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors has announced the 68th Annual BCAB Conference.  This year's conference will take place May 13-15 in Penticton.  BCAB info  Facebook page 
Rob Bye
11/12/14 - The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group today announced that effective immediately, Rob Bye has been named the permanent General Manager/National Sales Manager of CKKQ-FM 100.3 & CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria.  For the last six months he has served as the Interim General Manager of Pattison's Victoria operations, overseeing the day-to-day management of the two radio stations in addition to his current responsibilities as General Manager/General Sales Manager of the six Island Radio divisions.  He will continue to be based in Nanaimo.  Broadcaster Magazine  
Zach Wellsandt
11/12/14 - Former MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle overnight host and morning show contributor Zach Wellsandt has been appointed PD at Grand Rapids MI market WSNX-FM 104.5.  He was at the then Sandusky Seattle cluster from 2008-11, where he also served as mixing, social media and video editor.  All Access Music Group 
Noah Bond
11/12/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle news reporter Noah Bond has moved to KOLO-TV Reno.  He's been a morning reporter/fill-in anchor at KOMO since June 2013.  Twitter announcement 
Glenn Beck
11/12/14 - Politically conservative television and radio host and former Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Seattle broadcaster Glenn Beck says a mysterious health crisis “quite honestly has made me look crazy” but has now been cured.  Beck was an object of local controversy five years ago, when Mt. Vernon Mayor Bud Norris conveyed the keys to the city on him.  Joel Connelly, Seattle P-I/video  
11/10/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to The Bridge, A Ministry of the United Methodist Church for a new low power FM station to serve Tacoma.  It will operate at 101.9 MHz with an ERP of 16 watts at 69.1 meters HAAT at 47° 13' 18.00", 122° 28' 7.00.  FCC data 
KOMO AM 1000 Seattle
11/10/14 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle has made some adjustments to its on-air lineup.  The new news anchor schedule can be viewed here.  Tom Hutyler is now missing from the schedule, but has moved into the position of Sports Director, while former SD Tom Glasgow takes afternoon air shifts. 
Joytv - CHNU-TV Fraser Valley
11/10/14 - Viewers report the return of the over-the-air signal for Joytv CHNU-TV Fraser Valley, which has been dark since October 21st.  Larcan, the transmitter manufacturer, ceased operations in July and an alternate repair service had to be sourced. 
Greg Tantum
11/10/14 - Former Newstalk KING AM 1090 Seattle programmer Greg Tantum has been appointed PD at Atlanta market Newsradio WYAY-FM 106.7.  He has most recently been Executive Editor at NBC News Radio based in Washington DC and was Operations/Program Director at KING Broadcasting from 1984-88.  Radio Ink
Red Robinson
11/08/14 - Vancouver radio legend Red Robinson reaches a major milestone as he marks 60 years on air November 12.  He took over the afternoon show Theme for Teens in 1954 from previous host Al Jordan, playing his favorite R & B tunes.  Red is still on the air hosting Red Rock Diner Sunday afternoons on CISL AM 650.  Tom Harrison, The Province  Red Robinson website info  
Al Ford
11/08/14 - Al Ford has been named new Program Director for JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver.  He launched Sonic CHDI-FM 102.9 Edmonton in 2005 and was named Program Director of the year for Canada along with receiving Station of the Year awards for three of the past four years.  His start date is yet to be announced.  
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
11/07/14 - BBC Broadcasting Inc. filed an appeal Wednesday with Whatcom County, hoping to overturn the hearing examiner's surprise announcement late last month denying the application and cancelling the hearing for new towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale, citing the towers exceeded height limits in Point Roberts.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
Fendall Yerxa
11/07/14 - Fendall Winston Yerxa, an accomplished newspaper and television journalist and a former University of Washington professor, died October 19 in Seattle at age 101.  He was a news reporter and later an editor in New York City, Wilmington, DE and Washington, DC, before moving to Seattle in 1965 to become a professor of journalism at the University of Washington.  He also worked as an on-air news analyst with KOMO-TV in the late 1960s and early '70s.  Seattle Times obituary  Erik Lacitis, Seattle Times 
Ricky Villa
11/06/14 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle has promoted Music Director/midday host Ricky Villa to PD.  He's been MD for the past three years.  All Access Music Group 
Philip Campbell
11/06/14 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria anchor/reporter Philip Campbell has died in Victoria at age 65 following a long illness with stage 4 melanoma.  He was with CHEK-TV for 22 years until leaving in 2009.  He was a reporter and anchor in WA and OR before moving to CHEK in 1987.  Cindy E. Harnett, Times Colonist backgrounder  
11/06/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application by Asia Pacific Cultural Center for a new low power FM station to operate at 101.9 MHz in Tacoma.  The applicant filed a Motion to Withdraw on September 30. 
Joytv CHNU-TV Fraser Valley
11/06/14 - Stephanie Jackson, Marketing & Promotions Coordinator for Joytv CHNU-TV Fraser Valley, advises that its transmitter has been down since October 21st and technicians have been working on solutions.  Larcan, the manufacturer, ceased operations in July.  An alternate transmitter supply company is expected at the site in Abbotsford today and Joytv is hopeful that the issue will be fixed. 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
11/06/14 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle personalities Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole are broadcasting from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival with the station's first international live streaming video feed.  The festival features 15 acts over four days.  Inside Radio 
David Michaels
11/06/14 - Victoria-area financial adviser David Michaels has been ordered to pay more than $23 million to the B.C. Securities Commission and banned for life from the securities market.  A Commission panel ruled that Michaels illegally and fraudulently advised clients to buy exempt market securities, promoted through a weekly radio show on CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  Michaels lawyer says there are plans to appeal the decision.  CBC News 
Sean Pollock
11/05/14 - The End  KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle has hired Sean Pollock as Millennial Marketing Specialist. He has spent the last ten years in the marketing field working with both national and local clients at Remer Inc. in Seattle.  Radio Online 
Paul Duckworth
11/04/14 - KOMO AM 1000 and former KVI AM 570 Seattle PD Paul Duckworth has announced his retirement effective November 7.  He's been with KOMO since April 2012 but previously served as PD of both stations from 1997-2005.  All Access Music Group  
Chris Mays
11/04/14 - Chris Mays, former Station Manager/PD at Seattle market KMTT-FM 103.7 (now KHTP-FM) and PD at KLSY-FM 92.5 (now KQMV-FM) has resigned her position at KINK-FM 101.9 Portland.  She was with KMTT from 1991-2005 and with KLSY from 1981-90.  Radio Online   
11/04/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KDDS-FM  99.3 Elma and KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way from Adelante Media of Seattle License, LLC to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC.  The announcement was made in September that Amador Bustos' Bustos Media was returning to radio ownership with the re-acquisition of nine Washington state stations previously owned by Adelante Media Group.  FCC info  
11/03/14 - The FCC has granted an upgrade for KBDB-FM 96.7 Forks from class A to C3.  ERP will decrease from 6 to .93 kw, HAAT will increase from -23 to 492 meters and transmitter location changes from 47° 57' 14.00" 124° 23' 20.00" non-directional to 48° 07' 47.00" 124° 18' 15.00" directional (Ellis Lookout tower).  FCC data  Forks Broadcasting has announced the appointment of Kathleen Landa as Regional Tourism Marketing Director to develop Twilight 96.7 programs.  Forks Broadcasting release  
Click Cable
11/02/14 - A retransmission fee dispute between Tacoma's Click! Cable and Fisher Broadcasting, then corporate parent of KOMO-TV, led to a programming blackout in early 2013 that lasted almost a month.  Click is in the midst of negotiating new contracts for programming, and fees are expected to rise again, making the future of the television provider side of the business uncertain.  Sean Robinson, The News Tribune    
Garry Raible
11/01/14 - For six NHL seasons from 1999 to 2006 News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver sportscaster Garry Raible interviewed Canucks’ associate coach Mike Johnston on a show called Behind The Bench.  Raible has since retired to West Kelowna, but still keeps in touch with Johnston, now the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
Newcap Radio
10/31/14 - Newcap Inc. third-quarter 2014 revenue rose 20% to C$39.3 million, reflecting the addition of five stations in the Vancouver and Toronto markets which offset declines in existing markets.  Acquisition of Vancouver market CKZZ-FM 95.3, CHLG-FM 104.3 (then CHHR-FM) and CISL AM 650 and two Toronto stations was completed in March.  Newcap release  
Justin "Drex" Wilcomes
10/30/14 - Accomplished Australian announcer and PD Justin "Drex" Wilcomes has moved steadily upward since arriving on Canadian shores in 2009.  His big break seems to have come when he was fired from his PD position at the Vista Radio North Island Group last year.  He immediately landed a position with CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver and now is a talk show host at sister CKNW AM 980.  Niki Hope, Royal City Record 
Clay Freinwald
10/30/14 - The November 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  This month Clay discusses new Satellite Receivers for WSU’s NWPR, an EAS fiasco and much more.  November Clay's Corner 
Tracey Friesen
10/30/14 - 98.3 FM Roundhouse Radio announced today that Tracey Friesen has accepted the position of Director of Programming at Vancouver’s newest radio station, expected to go on the air next Spring.  She is formerly the Executive Producer of the National Film Board’s Vancouver studio and a part of the city’s post production and visual effects community for a decade.  Friesen spent three years on the board of Women in Film & Television and received their 2013 Woman of the Year Award.  Friesen has a BA from Ryerson (Radio & Television) Toronto, a BA from UBC Vancouver (English), and both an MA (Graduate Liberal Studies) and an MBA from Simon Fraser University. 
Northwest Christian School
10/30/14 - STAR KPLZ-FM 101.5 and KVI AM 570 Seattle listeners donated $14,000 and others dropped off instruments Wednesday to help  Northwest Christian School in Puyallup replace musical instruments and other equipment stolen during a burglary earlier this week.  Thieves broke into the school before dawn Monday and stole guitars, hand bells, trumpets and other instruments as well as a laptop computer, TV and other items.  Adam Lynn, News Tribune  Radio Ink 
10/30/14 - Corus Entertainment has applied to the CRTC for a nested FM repeater in downtown Vancouver to rebroadcast CKNW AM 980 New Westminster.  The new station will operate on 99.7 MHz directional with 6,000 watts maximum ERP at 75.4 meters HAAT from the roof of the south tower at Pacific Centre.  Corus states that this will allow CKNW to provide a reliable high quality signal on the FM band to listeners in downtown Vancouver who are no longer able to obtain satisfactory reception of the AM signal.  The application will be technically mutually exclusive with a recent application by CKEE-FM 101.5 Whistler to establish a rebroadcaster on 99.9 in North Vancouver.  Radio West info/coverage map   Canadian Radio News 
George Cowie - Undated CKLG photo
10/29/14 - According to Puget Sound Radio, former Vancouver broadcaster and radio/TV sales guru George Cowie died October 26 in Port Coquitlam at age 75.  He started his career at CJAV Port Alberni in 1956 but worked on air and in sales capacities in the Vancouver market for many years before retiring as Sales Manager for the Coast Radio group (Courtenay/Campbell River/Powell River) in 2000.  Puget Sound Radio  
Research Director
10/29/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive October PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
KNHC-FM Seattle
10/29/14 - C89.5 KNHC-FM 89.5 Seattle kicks off its twice annual fundraiser October 30.  A number of Seattle broadcast notables were trained at C89.5.  All Access Music Group 
Larry Rice
10/29/14 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle anchor/reporter/meteorlogist Larry Rice heads to Cowles Media to be the group meteorologist for their five Montana TV stations, based in billings.  He's been with KOMO since 2011 and was previously with KIRO-FM 97.3.  Facebook 
Don Shafer
10/29/14 - Vancouver broadcaster Don Shafer has been announced by Canadian Music Week as the 2015 inductee to the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame with the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award.  He is a veteran of the industry for more than five decades, both behind the mike and in management capacities.  Shafer was on air and PD at CKLG-FM/CFOX-FM and CFMI-FM Vancouver during the 1970s and '80s and is now President & CEO of Roundhouse Radio, which recently landed the approval for a new FM station to serve Vancouver.  CMW release 
Nielsen Audio
10/28/14 - In the Nielsen Audio October 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM, CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in first place with a 6.8 share.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 continues in second with 5.2.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves up to third with 5.1.  Radio Online 
10/28/14 - The CRTC has approved applications by Shaw Television Limited Partnership to convert six translators of CHAN-TV Vancouver from analog to digital.  Locally, they are located at Bowen Island, Squamish, Brackendale and Whistler and include two in the BC interior.  The new transmitters must be operational no later than October 22, 2015.  CRTC release      
KING-TV Seattle
10/27/14 - KING-TV Seattle has responded to a number of viewer complaints unhappy that the station conducted student interviews following Friday’s shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School.  Mark Briggs, director of digital media at KING said, “Our responsibility as a credible news organization is to help sort fact from rumor, especially at a time when lives are in danger.  In the age of social media, it’s critical to get as close to the source of information as possible.”  Aneya Fernando, TVSpy 
Greg Douglas
10/25/14 - Support has been pouring in for TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver host Barry Macdonald since he made his bouts with depression public last week.  Brook Ward is back with freelance gigs on TSN 1040, initially sitting in for Bob Marjanovich from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Ross McCreath
10/25/14 - A private family gathering has been held in memory of Ross McCreath, who died at North York General Hospital in Toronto on October 7 at age 90.  He was a founding member of the History of Canadian Broadcasting.  Among his many achievements was President of All-Canada Radio & Television Ltd., which represented stations across Canada, and a VP of Selkirk Communications Ltd., which at the time owned CKWX Vancouver, CJVI Victoria, CJIB Vernon and several stations in Alberta.  McCreath was inducted into the CAB Hall of Fame in 1998.  Globe and Mail Obituary  Broadcaster Magazine obituary   
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
10/24/14 - Opponents of new radio towers proposed for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale, a few hundred meters from the Canada-U.S. border near Tsawwassen, believe an appeal will likely be filed following the Whatcom County hearing examiner's announcement Tuesday that he was denying the application for the new towers by BBC Broadcasting Inc.  According to the county planning department, the applicant, any party of record or any county department may appeal the decision to the Whatcom County council within 10 business days.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina issued a statement Wednesday saying, “Point Roberts citizens’ voices were heard, and this is the right decision by the hearing examiner.  The proposed towers could negatively impact the quality of life for residents in this community, and I will continue working to make sure this project does not move forward.”  Ralph Schwartz, Bellingham Herald  
Bob Duck
10/23/14 - Former Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 news anchor/business editor Bob Duck is retiring Monday from his position as News Director at Mix CFVR-FM 103.7 Fort McMurray AB.  He began in radio in 1974 and was with CKNW and the WIC Network from 1996-2001.    
Mark Forsythe
10/23/14 - Mark Forsythe is retiring from CBC Vancouver after 30 years.  He joined CBC Radio in Prince Rupert in 1984, later moving to bureaus in Prince George and Kelowna.  He moved to CBC Vancouver in 1990 to host the Afternoon Show for five years and has hosted B.C. Almanac for the last 18 years, airing from Vancouver.  His final show will be December 24.  His successor will be Gloria Macarenko, who will continue to host Our Vancouver and The Story from Here
10/23/14 - The FCC has granted a minor change in licensed facility for KLSY-FM 93.7 Montesano.  ERP will be reduced from 32 to 28 Kw and HAAT will increase from 679 to 718 meters at it existing tranmitter location.  FCC data  
KVSH-LP 101.9 Vashon
10/22/14 - "Vashon's Own Community Radio Station" Voice of Vashon KVSH-LP 101.9 signed on last week.  The new low power FM station was granted a construction permit by the FCC in February to operate with 7 watts at 112.3 meters HAAT at 47° 26' 6.93" 122° 27' 54.80".  FCC data 
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
10/22/14 - Bellevue attorney Linda Atkins, who represents BBC Broadcasting, owner of KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale, says her client will appeal the decision by the Whatcom County hearing examiner to deny a permit application for new towers near the Canada-U.S. border.  She says, “The hearing examiner’s decision is at odds with the Whatcom staff recommendation to approve the project.”  The case would be heard by County Council.  Ralph Schwartz, Bellingham Herald  
10/22/14 - The FCC has granted a modification of license to Sacred Heart Radio, Inc. for KGY AM 1240 Olympia.  The modification converts the station from commercial to noncommercial status.  Sale of the station was announced in early July.  FCC data  
KTTH AM 770 Seattle
10/21/14 - KTTH AM 770 Seattle will host the third Freedom Series: Guns in America in the debate over gun rights at the Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University on October 22, from 7:30-9 p.m.  It will be moderated by KTTH host David Boze and include afternoon host Ben Shapiro, syndicated host Michael Medved and KIRO Radio host Dave Ross.  All Access Music Group  
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
10/21/14 - The Whatcom County hearing examiner has turned down an application to build radio towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale, just a few hundred meters from the Canada-U.S. border near Tsawwassen.  The proposal was rejected on the basis it does not conform to height requirements and a hearing scheduled for next week has been cancelled.  The new tower site was previously approved by the FCC, but also had to be approved by local authorities.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun  Ralph Schwartz, Bellingham Herald  
Drew Burns
10/21/14 - Red Robinson will host a memorial, Walk Down Memory Lane With Drew Burns, at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on November 5.  Burns, who bought the Commodore in 1968, turned it into one of the world’s premiere concert venues.  He passed away on September 27.  Tom Harrison, The Province 
Jim Dalke
10/21/14 - Seattle Broadcast Engineer Jim Dalke has received the Robert W. Flanders Society of Broadcast Engineers Broadcast Engineer of the Year Award, which was presented at the SBE National Awards Dinner in Verona, NY.  The SBE Chapter 16 Web Site also received the 2014 Best Web Site Award.  SBE Seattle Chapter 16 news/video 
10/21/14 - Sun Broadcast Group has entered into a multi-year syndication and sales partnership with The Wolf  KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle morning host Fitz.  The deal includes the Powered by Country weekend countdown, which will be renamed The Hit List when it moves from United Stations Radio Networks to Sun in 2015.  Fitz will also take over hosting duties of Nashville Minute, a daily news and entertainment feature now heard on over 80 affiliates.  All Access Music Group 
Amanda Grace
10/21/14 - Amanda Grace joins KING-TV/KONG-TV Seattle as an anchor.  She has been a general assignment reporter at WHDH-TV Boston since 2008.  Derrick Santos, New England One 
Gary Vance
10/20/14 - A memorial service was held September 12 for close family and friends of long time country radio host Gary Vance, who passed away at age 75.  He served for over 25 years at stations including KAYO and KMPS Seattle, earning the title of Mr. Country Music in the Puget Sound Radio Industry.  He was also an accomplished voice over artist.  Seattle Times obituary 
Sarah Garza
10/20/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle Assistant News Director Sarah Garza will fill in as Interim News Director while Holly Gauntt prepares to move to the Denver market.  Gauntt, who has been with KOMO since 2007, announced last week she had accepted the position of Vice President of News & Digital for FOX31 KDVR-TV and CW 2 KWGN-TV Denver. 
Country 107 Abbotsford
10/20/14 - For the second straight year, Country 107.1 CKQC-FM Abbotsford has won Radio Station Of The Year at the 37th Annual BCCMA Awards show.  Afternoon drive host Curtis Pope received the On Air Personality award.  The event was held last night at the Hard Rock Casino (formally Red Robinson Theatre) in Coquitlam.  Chris Coburn, Country 107 
KIRO-TV Seattle
10/20/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle reporter Jeff Dubois and photographer Jason Nobles were covering a jackknifed truck that had blocked traffic ahead of the this morning's rush hour when a second semi speeded by, narrowly missing them before crashing through a concrete barrier.  Mark Joyella, TVSpy/KIRO video 
Barry Macdonald
10/18/14 - Barry Macdonald has returned to his position on TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver this week for the first time in over a month.  On Tuesday, with co-host Don Taylor, he shared with his afternoon radio audience his recent bouts with depression and those in 1979, 1986 and 2004.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver
10/17/14 - CFOX-FM 99.3 is the second Vancouver station to revert back to its basic call letters in its branding in as many months.  Formerly calling itself The Fox, now it's back to CFOXAM 650 CISL returned to imaging with its call letters in late August.
Q13 KCPQ Seattle
10/17/14 - Tribune Media Company and 21st Century Fox have reached agreement on a new multi-year extension of the FOX affiliation with Seattle market KCPQ-TV.  Tribune will continue its FOX affiliation with KCPQ until July 2018, concurrent with the timing of seven other Tribune Broadcasting FOX affiliation agreements.  As part of the agreement, FOX has withdrawn its termination notice and has agreed that the affiliation will no longer be subject to early termination prior to July 2018.  As part of the agreement Tribune has agreed to pay additional programming fees to FOX for the prime time and sports content provided by the network.  Tribune Media release  
Holly Gauntt
10/16/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle VP/News Director Holly Gauntt has accepted the position of Vice President of News & Digital for FOX31 KDVR-TV and CW 2 KWGN-TV Denver.  She's been with KOMO since 2007 and will join the Denver stations in early December.  Joanne Ostrow, The Denver Post  
10/16/14 - Bowing to CRTC pressure, representatives of Radio India have appealed to the Commission to give them 120 days to wind down operations and prepare a submission for a future licence on AM 600 in the Lower Mainland.  Radio Punjab Ltd. of Surrey and Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. of Richmond recently agreed to sign “consent” agreements that allowed them to avoid a CRTC hearing Wednesday.  Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun  
Don Lehn
10/15/14 - Former News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver anchor Don Lehn has been appointed Editor in Chief of a newly-vitalized which went dark in February.  Lehn was most recently morning news and News Director at The Drive CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack until cutbacks earlier this year.  MyChilliwackNews has broadened its scope to include all of the Fraser Valley.
Sacred Heart Radio
10/15/14 - The FCC has approved the sale of KGY AM 1240 Olympia to Kirkland-based Sacred Heart Radio, which takes over operation Thursday.  Sacred Heart Radio originates at KBLE-AM 1050 Seattle with additional stations in Yakima, Spokane, Kodiak and now Olympia.  KGY’s format continues on translator K237FR 95.3 Tumwater and on KAYO Country KYYO-FM 96.9 HD2.  The Olympian  
Brian Antonson
10/12/14 - Brian Antonson, former Vancouver broadcaster and retired Associate Dean of Broadcast and Media Communications at BCIT, along with his brother Rick, recently retired President of Tourism Vancouver, are in the process of filing prospecting claims at two likely spots based on their recent explorations for Slumach’s gold.  With co-author Mary Trainer, they wrote the book Slumach’s Gold, first published in 1972 and then updated in 2007.  Glen Schaefer, The Province 
10/12/14 - The finger pointing heats up as two mainly Punjabi-language broadcasters, Richmond-based Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. and Surrey-based Radio India (2003) Ltd. are scheduled to appear before the CRTC this week to determine whether they’re violating Canada’s Broadcasting Act.  A third broadcaster, Radio Punjab Ltd. was also scheduled to appear, but the CRTC issued a notice Friday saying it had reached a “consent agreement” with the station.  Its broadcasts on KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor were dropped last week and the station is now simulcasting The Whale KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes.  Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun   
Steve Parsons
10/11/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Steve Parsons moves from Newcap Radio to Bell Media in Toronto as Manager, National Music Programming effective October 14.  He was APD/MD at Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 in the mid 1990s, announcer then APD/MD and finally PD at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 before becoming a programming consultant at CHHR-FM (now CHLG-FM) 104.3 Vancouver in 2010.  Parsons was also Brand Director at the Bell/Astral divested stations in Vancouver and Toronto last year before most recently becoming Operations Manager at Newcap Radio Toronto. 
Stephen Andrew
10/11/14 - Victoria broadcaster Stephen Andrew entered the Victoria mayoral race Friday with a campaign launch at Centennial Square.  He brings name recognition and has to be considered a serious candidate.  Since 1999, Andrew has held positions with Shaw Communications, CTV News, CFAX AM 1070, CBC Radio and CHEK-TV.  Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist 
John Ford
10/11/14 - Former RCA Records representative John Allen Ford died in Surrey October 8 at age 74.  He had a successful career in the music business, spending almost 20 years with RCA Records, where he started as a salesman in Vancouver and worked his way up to the position of Divisional Vice President in New York.  Ford was a friend of a number of Vancouver radio broadcasters.  A Celebration of Life is being planning.  Sun/Province obituary 
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
10/11/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has canceled Sports Weekend, the last sports program on the station.  It has been hosted by Brook Ward for the past year.  He will stay on as a relief announcer in the sports department.  Meanwhile, Global BC sports anchor/reporter Jay Janower has been named the first recipient of the new PGA of BC award, saluting a member of the Vancouver media for “consistent, insightful coverage of golf in B.C.”  Here ‘N’ There, Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
10/11/14 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV owner Tribune Company stock fell sharply after Fox announced that it was pulling its network affiliation next January.  Tribune may yet be able to negotiate a deal to keep its affiliate status by giving Fox a bigger share of cable fees.  Meanwhile, KBCB-TV Bellingham, which Fox has announced it is purchasing, can't be received over the air south of Seattle.  Rami Grunbaum, Seattle Times 
KRPI Ferndale
10/10/14 - Industry Canada has articulated concerns raised by Tsawwassen residents, particularly as they relate to blanketing interference from proposed new KRPI AM 1550 towers along the border, to FCC officials.  Delta municipality has also asked that an Industry Canada representative speak at an upcoming public hearing in Whatcom County, but there's no indication the federal government will to go that far.  The county public hearing is scheduled to begin October 27.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
KIRO-FM Seattle
10/10/14 - KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle and its sister stations in Phoenix and Salt Lake City have blurred the lines between news and talk.  Talk stations carry newscasts that sometimes sound disconnected from the rest of the station, but KIRO tightly integrates the two.  KIRO-FM's p.m.drivers Ron and Don are credited with helping the station bridge the gap between hard news and conversational talk.  The pair has grown its 25-54 shares 3.5-6.0 during the past year to rank fourth in the market.  Inside Radio 
Mike Winlaw
10/10/14 - Former Vancouver TV host Mike Winlaw died in Kelowna September 29 at age 76.  He spent 13 years with CBC Vancouver as a news anchor and then was a regular on the CBC-TV show Hourglass.  He moved to CKVU (now branded CITY-TV) in 1976 as one of the three hosts on the Vancouver Show with Pia Shandel and Laurier LaPierre.  Red 
Ross McCreath
10/09/14 - Ross McCreath, who served in Canadian media for over seventy years, died October 7 in Toronto at age 90.  He was a founding member of the History of Canadian Broadcasting.  Among his many achievements was President of All-Canada Radio & Television Ltd., which represented stations across Canada, and a VP of Selkirk Communications Ltd., which at the time owned CKWX Vancouver, CJVI Victoria, CJIB Vernon and several stations in Alberta.  McCreath was inducted into the CAB Hall of Fame in 1998.  CCF biography 
The Jet KJR-FM
10/08/14 - The Jet KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle morning show host Jodi Brothers has announced on The Jet's Facebook page that Marty Riemer will be joining her on a.m. drive.  The two were formerly morning hosts at Seattle market The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 (now KHTP-FM) before Riemer's contract ended in 2009.  Radio Insight  Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times backgrounder  
10/08/14 - According to an application filed at the FCC, Fox Television is buying KBCB-TV Bellingham from Venture Technologies Group for $10 million.  KBCB currently carries ShopHQ programming.  Fox informed Tribune last month that it would terminate the affiliation agreement with KCPQ-TV Seattle next January.  That will leave the Tribune station without Fox programming, including sports and prime-time entertainment.  Industry observers say that move and the KBCB-TV purchase are aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Tribune to do a swap deal.  Cynthia Littleton, Boston Herald  Art Thiel, 
The Whale KWLE Anacortes
10/05/14 - KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor is now simulcasting The Whale KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes.  Reception reports indicate large amounts of dead air, suggesting an online feed.  Legal ID mentions both stations simulcasting.  Both stations were recently acquired by New Age Media Ltd., 20% owned by Radio Punjab Managing Director Gurpal S. Garcha. 
Darlene Heidemann
10/05/14 - Long time reporter Darlene Heidemann has left her position at Global BC.  She has been a reporter for Global since 1999 and has won two Webster Awards.  There have also been personnel shuffles at BC 1, Global's 24 hour all-news cable station.  Global BC video       
Maninder Gill
10/04/14 - Maninder Gill, managing director of Radio India KVRI AM 1600 Blaine, vows to stand up to Canada's broadcast regulator if it starts harassing his advertisers.  Radio India is one of three “crossborder” radio stations providing Indian-language programming to Metro Vancouver’s 250,000 Indo-Canadians.  He cites support from listeners and sympathetic Canadian politicians.  The CRTC appears to have been spurred into action by complaints from the city’s licensed South Asian broadcasters.  Gill has agreed to attend a CRTC hearing in October, but says the “only way” the regulator is ever going to shut down Radio India’s U.S. signal is by allotting space on the Canadian dial.  Tristin Hopper, National Post  Related news from LINK newspaper  
Kevin Metheny
10/03/14 - Former KJR AM 950 Seattle host Kevin Metheny has passed away from an apparent heart attack.  He is believed to be age 60.  He capped off a 44-year career as Operations Manager at KGO AM 810 and KSFO AM 560 San Francisco.  Metheny entertained evenings then afternoons at KJR after being hired by Pat O'Day in 1972.  All Access Music Group  
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
10/03/14 - The Corporation of Delta has joined the list of speakers at a public hearing on the controversial proposal by BBC Broadcasting Inc. to build several radio transmission towers in Point Roberts to transmit KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale.  Whatcom County will hold a hearing on the issue beginning October 27, that is expected to draw a large crowd from both sides of the border.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  
Research Director, Inc.
10/02/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive September PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group 
Clay Freinwald
10/01/14 - The October 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, has been released.  This month Clay updates the removal of the KUNS-TV antenna on the tower at West Tiger, looks at a Kaypro 10 portable computer and new low power FM station construction permits and much more.  October Clay's Corner   
Michael Knight
10/01/14 - Former KJR AM 950 Seattle staffer Michael Knight has been appointed News Director at KMJ AM 580 and FM 105.9 Fresno, CA.  He was a morning co-host at KJR in the mid 1990s.  All Access Music Group 
10/01/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to OneAmerica for a low power FM station to serve SeaTac.  It is authorized to operate at 106.5 MHz with an ERP of 49 watts non-directional at 42.9 meters HAAT at 47° 26' 3.00" 122° 16' 18.00".  FCC Data 
Nielsen Audio
09/30/14 - In the Nielsen Audio September 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM, CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in first place with a 6.3 share.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 moves up to second with 5.0.  TheWolf KKWF-FM 100.7 is third with 4.8.  Radio Online
KOMO-TV Seattle
09/30/14 - Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced it has signed long-term affiliation renewal agreements with ABC in 13 markets, which includes KOMO-TV Seattle.  The affiliation agreements for 5-year terms include a number of agreements set to expire in 2014 & 2015.  Sinclair release
Spice Radio CJRJ Vancouver
09/30/14 - Spice Radio CJRJ AM 1200 Vancouver launched its new imaging and revised format Monday. Spice Radio differentiates itself by bridging the Punjabi and Hindi communities through a range of programming adapted to an ethnic format.  Notably, South Asian talk show Gup Shup (Chit Chat) with station owner Shushma Datt moved to 8 a.m. and a new program Gopi and the Gorra Sports Show is heard weekdays 5 to 8 p.m.  Spice Radio release  
Chuck Maylin
09/29/14 - Chuck Maylin is taking over radio operations from Andy Skotdal at Everett area KRKO AM 1380 and KKXA AM 1520 effective  October 1.  Maylin's successful career in radio includes managing 97.3 as KBSG, the Oldies station, and the growth of The End  KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle, where his team ultimately landed both radio stations at #1 in their respective demographic targets.  Skotdal will maintain involvement in the Everett stations. 
KRKO Everett
KKXA Snohomish
09/29/14 - The FCC has now approved experimental test authority for Everett area radio stations KRKO AM 1380 and KKXA AM 1520 to serve as the final all-digital test stations out of nine chosen by NAB Labs. The testing will require both stations to broadcast their programming utilizing all-digital HD Radio Technology and temporarily suspend their analog broadcasts for periods of time between October 2 and October 6. NAB Labs is collecting test data to better understand the performance characteristics of all digital transmissions via AM radio.  Results of the tests will be processed and submitted to the FCC in 2015.  The test schedule can be viewed here.  KRKO/KKXA release  Inside Radio 
Drew Burns
09/29/14 - Vancouver entertainment legend and former owner of the Commodore Ballroom, Drew Burns died Saturday at age 81.  He purchased the Commodore in 1968 and then spent the next 28 years turning it into one of the world’s premiere concert venues with a number of bands making their North American debuts.  Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  Red Robinson  obituary  
Harvey Oberfeld
09/29/14 - Blogger and former Global BC senior reporter Harvey Oberfeld is concerned that acceptance of a proposed national Global cable news channel by the CRTC would water down content and even whole newscasts on its local stations.  He is further concerned about the effect it may have on the Noon News Hour, Early News and even the News Hour currently carried on Global BC.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld  
Erwin Swangard
09/27/14 - Former Vancouver newspaper sports journalist and radio news director Erwin Swangard was posthumously recognized with the W.A.C. Bennett Award Thursday by the BC Sports Hall of Fame.  Swangard's pursuit of sports-related projects and events for Vancouver was vast, with recognition by the Order of Canada and Order of B.C. in 1989 and 1990, respectively.  He was News Director at CJOR Vancouver from 1972 to '76.  He passed away May 5, 1993 at age 84.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
09/26/14 - Four Senses Entertainment Inc. has applied to the CRTC for a transmitter in North Vancouver to rebroadcast Whistler FM CKEE-FM 101.5 Whistler to the metropolitan Vancouver area.  The application is for 99.9 MHz with a maximum ERP of 450 watts at 49° 21' 04.0" 123° 04' 04.0".  Of note, Whistler FM is not seeking to be a "Vancouver" station with this application, but remain distinctly Whistler, bringing the Resort message to the Vancouver market.  Additionally, Whistler FM would not be permitted to actively solicit Vancouver advertisers seeking exposure in Whistler.  CRTC application  
CJRJ AM 1200 Vancouver
09/25/14 - RJ1200 CJRJ AM Vancouver is gearing up for the launch of Spice Radio on Monday.  According to GM/PD Sudhir Datta, the new format will be 24/7 geared towards the entire South Asian community.  According to Datta, most current Indo-Canadian programming is Punjabi-focused.  Spice Radio will offer a wide variety of ethnic-based programming, including a talk show with station owner Shushma Datt and a two-hour live sports talk show.  Larissa Cahute, The Province 
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
09/25/14 - Two members of the Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers have presented a 3,500-plus-signature petition to Delta-Richmond East Member of Parliament Kerry-Lynne Findlay at her Ladner constituency office.  The petition calls on the ministers of industry and foreign affairs to file an informal objection with the FCC opposing renewal of the KRPI AM 1550 broadcasting license and to initiate an inquiry into Industry Canada's lack of objection to the Commission's decision to grant a construction permit for the towers.  Jessica Kerr, Delta Optimist
Andy Ludlum
09/24/14 - Former Seattle television executive Andy Ludlum has been released from his position as Director of News Programming at KNX AM 1070 Los Angeles.  He was VP News at KIRO-TV and radio from 1987-93 and KING AM 1090 in 1993 & '94.  NTS Media Online  
Elise Woodward
09/24/14 - Longtime KJR AM 950 Seattle on-air personality sports radio Elise Woodward was released from her midday show on Friday.  She co-hosted the program 10@10 with Elise and Jerry with Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer.  Brewer continues the two-hour weekday segment from 10 a.m. to noon.  She began hosting at KJR in 2008 and will hold onto other local sports reporting positions.  Jayda Evans, Seattle Times 
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
09/24/14 - Tribune Media has confirmed the story in the New York Post (linked below) about the acquisition of Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV.  Fox Broadcasting is going to withdraw its affiliation agreement with Q13 on January 17.  The companies have been “conducting ongoing discussions” about the local affiliation arrangement since 2013.  David Lieberman, Deadline Hollywood   
Pat O'Day
09/24/14 - Legendary programmer and concert promoter Pat O’Day, one of the key figures in the development of rock music and Top 40 radio in the Northwest, celebrates his 80th birthday today.  He is probably best known as afternoon drive personality at KJR Seattle in the 1960s and later Program Director and General Manager.  SeatacMedia  Red Robinson tribute 
09/24/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KGY AM 1240 Olympia from KGY, Inc. to Sacred Heart Radio, Inc.  FCC info  Additionally, the Commission has granted construction permits for new low power FM stations to Southeast Effective Development in Seattle on 105.7 MHz (100 watts at 6 meters HAAT at 47° 33' 20.00" 122° 17' 2.00") FCC Data, Hollow Earth Radio in Seattle on 100.3 Mhz (100 watts at -1.4 meters HAAT at 47° 34' 24.36" 122° 17' 36.32") FCC Data, and to FAB-5 in Tacoma on 95.3 MHz (12 watts at 86.2 meters HAAT at 47° 15' 48.60" 122° 20' 46.60") FCC Data  All three will be non-directional. 
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
09/23/14 - Fox Broadcasting is gearing up to acquire the Tribune Media Fox Seattle market affiliate Q13 KCPQ-TV.  Reports indicate that Tribune will receive a MyNetwork affiliate in Chicago in exchange for its Seattle station.  The change in ownership needs to be formally approved by the FCC.  Claire Atkinson, New York Post 
09/23/14 - NPR has teamed up with Seattle market public radio stations KUOW-FM 94.9 and KPLU-FM 88.5 to groom new talent.  Their Student Multimedia Project will select up to six college or graduate students to pair one-to-one with a half-dozen public media journalists and college multimedia instructors from around the country.  The learning program will be hosted at the CBI National Student Electronic Media Conference, October 23-25 in Seattle.  KUOW info   
Seattle Seahawks
09/23/14 - The Seattle Seahawks overtime win over the Denver Broncos Sunday resulted in another huge TV rating nationally and locally for CBS and KIRO-TV.  It was the highest-rated NFL game of the weekend on any network, according to CBS officials, with a local 41.9 rating and a 79 share.  The game was also a huge draw in Denver.  Bob Condotta, Seattle Times 
09/23/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle from University of Washington Board of Regents to Friends of KEXP.  FCC info 
Fitz in the Morning
09/23/14 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle has extended its contract with Fitz in the Morning.  Length of the extension has not been specified.  All Access Music Group 
09/20/14 - SeatacMedia webmaster Jason Remington has posted the December 26, 1926 Seattle Times radio page.  It's an informative look at early Seattle radio.  SeatacMedia  
KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale
09/20/14 - With just over a month until the Whatcom County hearing that will decide the fate of new KRPI AM 1550 towers in Point Roberts near the Tsawwassen border, the Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers continues to push for more awareness and funding for the cause.  It is looking to raise another $80,000, much of it to be spent on expert witnesses to appear at the hearing, scheduled for five days in late October and November.  Jessica Kerr, Delta Optimist 
Greg Douglas
09/20/14 - Retired Vancouver sportscaster Tom Larscheid inspired a standing ovation Wednesday night with his stirring acceptance speech after receiving the Jake Milford Plaque at the annual Canucks For Kids Fund charity golf tournament at Northview Country Club.  On Thursday, Larscheid and the late CBC sportscaster Ted Reynolds were inducted into the media category of the B.C. Football Hall of Fame.  Here 'N' There, Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
The Mens Room
09/19/14 - Each week, Michigan-based rock radio consulting firm Jacobs Media honors an "innovative" member of the radio business.  This week, they've chosen the KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle afternoon show The Mens Room with its craft brew "Mens Room Original Red".   Jacobs Media release  
KING-TV Seattle
09/19/14 - According to real estate sources, KING-TV Seattle owner Gannett is close to signing a long-term lease that would move the station's  headquarters from South Lake Union to the Sodo neighborhood across from Safeco Field.  KING is expected to occupy about 70,000 square feet on the first, second and third floors of Home Plate Center’s 158,000-square-foot North building.  Sanjay Bhatt, Seattle Times 
Vista Radio
09/19/14 - There are some management cuts at Vista Radio.  Locally, Gord Gauvin, GM/GSM at 89.7 Juice FM CJSU-FM 89.7 Duncan and Coast FM CKAY-FM 91.7 Gibsons is no longer with the company.  Doug Zackodnik, GM/GSM of the Vista Coast Group (Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, Port Hardy and Powell River) has also departed.  He held management and sales position with a number of Vista stations since 2001.
Jas Johal
09/19/14 - Senior reporter Jas Johal is leaving his position at Global National in two weeks to join an international company that’s involved in business dealings between Asia and Canada.  The 44-year-old Johal has been at Global BC and Global National since 1994.  His credits include two Webster Awards, an RTNDA award, plus Can-Pro and Canadian Association of Broadcasters awards.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld
Karen Thomson
09/18/14 - TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver sportscaster Karen Thomson is moving over to the TV side.  She takes on the role as weekend anchor and sports reporter for the sports department at CTV Vancouver.  She has been with TSN 1040 (formerly Team Radio) since 2010.
Bustos Media09/18/14 - The previously undisclosed price for the Bustos Media purchase of nine stations from Adelante Media Group is $6 million.  The stations include Regional Mexican La Gran D KDDS-FM  99.3 Elma and Spanish CHR Latino KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way.  All Access Music Group 
KRKO AM 1380 Everett
KKXA AM 1520 Snohomish
09/18/14 - Everett/Seattle market stations KRKO AM 1380 and KKXA AM 1520 have applied to the FCC for permission to air "all-digital" AM testing October 2-5.  NAB Labs has tested AM all-digital technology on seven stations and the data shows the all-digital signal is significantly better than hybrid digital AM.  Glynn Walden, senior vice president for engineering for CBS Radio and former iBiquity Digital engineering executive says the current hybrid digital system was always meant to be temporary, as stations would make the digital transition when it made economic sense.  Leslie Stimson, Radio World  NAB Labs info  
Norman Batley aka Norman B
09/17/14 - Former Seattle radio personality Norman Batley (aka Norman B.) joins iStreamMedia, LLC. as Vice President of Syndicated Content & Programming and as a Corporate Music Curator, effective September 24.  He hosted programs on KRAB, KCMU, KXRX and KNDD in the 1980s and '90s.  iStreamMedia release 
Bustos Media
09/17/14 - Amador Bustos' Bustos Media is returning to radio ownership with the re-acquisition of nine Washington state stations previously owned by Adelante Media Group for an undisclosed price.  Locally, they include Regional Mexican La Gran D KDDS-FM  99.3 Elma and Spanish CHR Latino KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way.  Bustos' creditor Adelante Media has operated the stations since 2010.  Bustos will begin operating the stations immediately via LMA.  RadioInsight 
Harvey Oberfeld
09/16/14 - The Vancouver TV ratings race continues to tighten, with CTV News Vancouver edging closer to perennial leader Global BC.  Features reporter Mike McCardell, formerly at Global, is being credited with some of the CTV numbers.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld
iHeart Media
09/16/14 - Clear Channel has been renamed iHeartMedia.  The company owns includes 859 radio stations in over 150 markets, including six in Seattle-Tacoma.  Clear Channel release 
College Broadcasters Inc.
09/16/14 - Seattle market KUOW-FM 94.9, KPLU-FM 88.5, NPR and College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) are seeking student applicants to their first Student Multimedia Project.  The week-long opportunity for college and graduate students to learn from professional journalists will be hosted at the CBI National Student Electronic Media Conference in Seattle, October 20-25. The application deadline is midnight September 22.  CBI release 
Don Waterston
09/15/14 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Don Waterston died September 4 as a result of a head injury sustained in a fall while in Nanaimo hospital recovering from a mild heart attack.  He was a still photographer and film producer with Canadian National Railways for 16 years before being contracted as a CBC TV news film cameraman in Edmonton and Vancouver during the 1970s, later joining CBC as a video news cameraman.  He was the Supervising Technician for ENG/EFP with CBC Vancouver from 1993 until retirement in 1996.  Sun/Province obituary  
09/15/14 - There is a lot of pressure on the CRTC from the Canadian-licensed Punjabi-South Asian ethnic stations to shut down the three "pirate" (but legally licensed in the US) radio stations transmitting Canadian programming back into Canada from Washington state.  Among those pressuring the Commission to do something is broadcaster Shushma Datt, who operates two licensed stations, Rhim Jhim and RJ1200 CJRJ AM 1200, that target the South Asian community.  There will be a Commission hearing on the matter October 15 in Gatineau, QC.  R. Paul Dhillon, Link Newspaper 
09/15/14 - The FCC has dismissed an original construction permit application by Sustainable Bainbridge for a low power FM station to serve Bainbridge Island at 101.1 MHz. 
Harvey Oberfeld
09/14/14 - Former Global BC (previously BCTV) senior reporter Harvey Oberfeld, who retired eight years ago after 38 years in the media, discusses why he thinks he never received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster Foundation.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld  
Dan Cassuto
09/13/14 - KATU-TV Portland reporter Dan Cassuto joins KING-TV Seattle Monday.  He has been with KATU for two years and is an Emmy and duPont award winner.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Greg Douglas
09/13/14 - Retired Vancouver sportscaster Tom Larscheid will receive the Jake Milford Plaque at next Wednesday’s Canucks For Kids Fund charity invitational tournament at Northview Country Club.  Newly arrived from Toronto, 29 year old Jon Abbott has been named to share the TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver Canucks radio broadcasts on a rotating basis with John Shorthouse during the upcoming season.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Peter McLaine
09/12/14 - Former KLSY-FM Seattle host Peter McLaine has been released by Cherry FM KARY-FM 100.9 Yakima due to bugetary cuts.  He left his p.m. drive show at KLSY for Denver in the early 2000s.  All Access Music Group 
09/12/14 - The Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers in Point Roberts is holding a town hall meeting next Wednesday, September 17 at Tsawwassen United Church to discuss the application by BBC Broadcasting Inc. to construct new radio towers for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale on an undeveloped lot just south of the border.  The FCC has granted a construction permit but a conditional use permit is still required from Whatcom County, which will hold a public hearing on the issue beginning October 27, and is expected to last five days.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
Trey Fabacher
09/12/14 - Former Seattle market KSTW-TV VP/General Manager Trey Fabacher has been released as VP/GM of WGCL-TV Atlanta after serving two years.  He was GM/VP at KSTW for 10 months during 2006 before moving to the same position at WWJ-TV Detroit from 2006-12.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
09/12/14 - Seattle has been bumped to 14th from 13th by Tampa-St. Petersburg in the Nielsen 2014-2015 DMA television rankings.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  Nielsen TV rankings  
John Curley
09/12/14 - Seattle broadcaster John Curley will be the keynote speaker for the third annual National Student Electronic Media Convention on Saturday, October 25.  An Emmy award winner and 30-year veteran of television and radio, Curley has received numerous local Emmy Awards and the Edward R Morrow Award for Excellence in Journalism.  He is currently host of Tom and Curley mornings on KIRO-FM 97.3.  The 2014 NSEMC will be held at the Renaissance Seattle, October 22-25.  Radio Online
David Bray
09/12/14 - David Bray, Creative and Media Director of Bray and Partners Communications, takes a closer look at the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and other Canadian markets.  Broadcaster Magazine
Brian Monahan
09/11/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle meteorologist Brian Monahan moves to WSB-TV Atlanta.  He joined KIRO in 2012 from WFTV Orlando FL.  Mark Joyella, TVSpy 
Don Shafer
09/11/14 - Vancouver broadcaster Don Shafer will relinquish his Interim Management position at The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Winnipeg radio cluster at the end of the month.  Appointed new GM is Heidi Rasmussen, effective October 1.  Shafer has been Interim GM since November of last year, assisting the transition and sale from Astral/Bell Media to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.  He is now the CEO of Roundhouse Radio, which was approved last month for a new commercial FM station to serve Vancouver.  Broadcaster Magazine 
09/11/14 - Numeris (name recently changed from BBM) Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period May 26 to August 31.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 moves back up into first place with a market share of 11.0.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 is second with 9.6.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with a 9.3 share.  Numeris data 
09/11/14 - The FCC has dismissed an original construction permit application by Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council for a low power FM station to serve Bainbridge Island at 101.1 MHz.   
Glenn Weston
09/10/14 - CBC Vancouver Technical Producer Glenn Weston is retiring September 30th after more than 34 years.  He started in the mailroom, continued into TV Technical as a cameraman, then ENG/EFP news cameraman and finally Technical Producer.  He has been involved in numerous sports shows including Hockey Night In Canada, Olympics in several countries and Commonwealth Games.  A sendoff is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th from 4 p.m. onwards at 118 Robson Street (near Beatty Street).  
Seattle Thunderbirds
09/09/13 - The Fan KFNQ AM 1090 Seattle has inked a three year deal to air all regular season and playoff Seattle Thunderbirds games.  The Fan will also broadcast a half hour “Coach’s Show” with T-Birds head coach Steve Konowalchuk every Tuesday evening during the season.  T-Birds release  
Rob Walker
09/09/14 - Former The Wolf  KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle PD and p.m. driver Rob Walker has been named afternoon host at Savannah GA market Y100 WXYY-FM 100.1 and PD of it and sister station Rewind  WRWN-FM 107.9.  He served at The Wolf from 2006-08.  Alpha Media release 
Dick Nichols
09/09/14 - Gail Wood writes about Dick Nichols, "The Voice of the South Sound" as a play-by-play broadcaster for 50 Years, with 40 of them at KGY Olympia.  Now 78, he began his career at KSEM Moses Lake in 1958 and retired from KGY in 2012.  Gail Wood, Thurston Talk  Meg Wochnick, The Olympian 2012 backgrounder 
Shaniqua Manning
09/09/14 - KING-TV and Northwest Cable News Seattle anchor Shaniqua Manning delivered her final newscast on Friday, September 5 after 9-1/2 years.  She is moving to a communications role at The Boeing Company in Seattle.  Facebook announcement 
09/08/14 - None of the three radio stations based in Washington state, which broadcast programming originating in Canada, have responded by the August 28 deadline to submit comments and file supporting documents to the CRTC, which is looking into the legality of their operations.  A Commission hearing is scheduled for October 15 in Gatineau, QC.  Station officials have declined comment, but Radio Punjab indicated it would be attending the October hearing.  Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail     
Clint Palosaari
09/08/14 - Clint Palosaari has joined Vista Radio as Regional Account Manager based in Vancouver.  He was most recently a media strategist/buyer with global media communications agency OMD for the past seven and a half years.  Vista owns numerous radio stations on Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, along with others in NWT, Alberta, and Ontario.   
Don Percy
09/07/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Don Percy has been moved from his a.m. drive position to a later 10 a.m. to noon slot at Jewel 101 CFJL-FM 100.7 Winnipeg.  The move made way for a new morning team.  Don Percy, father of long-time Vancouver morning host Willy Percy, was the morning show host at CISL AM 650 in the early 1990s.  Jewel 101 release  
CHEK-TV Victoria
09/07/14 - Five years after former owner Canwest Global Communications planned to shut it down, the future is much brighter for CHEK-TV Victoria.  The Sampson and Pollard families, other investors and CHEK staff raised enough money to buy the station.  BC's oldest private television station is going into its 58th year.  Andrew Duffy, Times Colonist
KING-TV Seattle
09/06/14 - TV ratings for the Seattle Seahawks win over the Green Bay Packers Thursday night drew a preliminary rating of 42.2 and a share of 73 in the Seattle-Tacoma market.  Seattle also had high ratings during the preseason with the four games getting an average rating of 24.1 and a 45 share.  Bob Condotta, Seattle Times 
James Wilfrid "Jim" Baugh - 2012 photo
09/05/14 - Former CBC News Vancouver staffer Jim Baugh died August 29 at age 89.  He joined CBC Radio News in 1959, working as an editor, reporter and finally News Supervisor, retiring in 1985.  A memorial service will be held at Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 6.  Sun/Province obituary 
Jeremy "NoLuv" Slattery
09/05/14 - SONiC CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver Music Director Jeremy "NoLuv" Slattery has been appointed APD/MD at KiSS CKIS-FM 92.5 Toronto.  He moves to Toronto but retains his position as MD at SONiC Vancouver. 
Aarti Pole
09/05/14 - Former CBC Television Vancouver reporter/anchor Aarti Pole has been named Washington bureau correspondent for Global National effective September 29.  She served with CBC Vancouver from 2010-12 and was most recently breaking news host on CBC News Network in Toronto.  Global National release 
Peter Stursberg
09/05/14 - Former CBC correspondent Peter Stursberg died in Vancouver August 31 on his 101st birthday.  He was the agricultural editor of the Victoria Daily Times in 1934, a reporter for the Vancouver Daily Province in 1939 and news editor at CBC Vancouver in 1941.  In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy before becoming a war correspondent for CBC later that year.  Stursberg was considered to be one of the best Canadian correspondents of the Second World War, reporting for CBC Radio from the front lines in Italy and France.  CBC News  
Teresa Gonzalez
09/05/14 - KUNS-TV Seattle news and weather anchor Teresa Gonzalez will join Telemundo 39 KXTX-TV Dallas-Fort Worth as weekend weather anchor.  She has been at KUNS since 2010.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
CJSU-FM Duncan
09/05/14 - Sun FM CJSU-FM 89.7 Duncan has changed its ID and imaging to Juice FM.  CJSU was the first acquisition by Vista Radio in 2005.  Vista has since grown to stations in British Columbia, NWT, Alberta, and Ontario. 
Patrick Nicholson
09/05/14 - The Lounge CHPQ-FM 99.9 Parksville morning host Patrick Nicholson has returned to his post following medical leave.  He was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in May.  Parksville Qualicum Beach News  PQB News backgrounder   
Research Director, Inc.
09/04/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
The Mens Room
09/04/14 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle is celebrating the 2000th episode of their afternoon show The Mens Room by broadcasting live from 2-6 p.m. today from Elysian Fields in Seattle.  The celebration will feature performances from Soundgarden and Pharrell Williams as well as the first NFL game of the season.  The broadcast will feature guests and stories from the first nine years of The Mens Room.  All Access Music Group  KISW release  
Nielsen Audio
09/03/14 - The two Hubbard Radio properties continue their lead in the Nielsen Audio August 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 remains in first place with a 6.2 share while Soft AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 continues in second place with a 5.8 share.  Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 makes a small gain to move into third place with 5.0.  Radio Online
Clay Freinwald
08/30/14 - The September 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, has been released.  This month Clay discusses the removal of the KUNS-TV antenna on the tower at West Tiger, lightning hitting a Portland tower in July, 'Navigating the electronics maze' in the October issue of Consumer Reports and much more.  September Clay's Corner   
95.7 Coast FM Powell River
08/30/14 - CFPW-FM 95.7 Powell River has changed its branding to Coast FM.  The Vista Radio station has identified as Sun FM since it replaced CHQB AM 1280 on August 27, 2008.  The branding and logo fall in line with Vista's CKAY-FM 91.7 Gibsons.  
Greg Douglas
08/29/14 - Vancouver radio and television personalities are in the news as TSN announces the arrival of Don Taylor, formerly of Sportsnet, to its radio family while Sportsnet proclaims the arrival of Rick Ball, late of Team Radio.  Meanwhile, Brook Ward, weekend CKNW AM 980 sports talk host, will be back with the Vancouver Giants this WHL season as part of the broadcast crew with new play-by-play announcer Brendan Batchelor and color commentator Bill Wilms.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Brian Coxford
08/29/14 - Global BC has announced the retirement of 40-year veteran reporter Brian Coxford.  After moving from his hometown of Winnipeg, he had brief stints in Thunder Bay and with CKNW AM 980 before joining Global, known then as BCTV in 1974.  Coxford will be receiving the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement award from the Jack Webster Foundation later this year.  Global BC story/videos  
Mike Calderone
08/28/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Mike Calderone takes over middays and has been named assistant PD at Q99 CKIT-FM 98.9 Grande Prairie, AB.  He was on air in Vancouver as Mike Richards from 1978 to the mid 90s on CJJC, CISL and CKXY and hosted Oldies Coast to Coast in the early 90s. 
Don Taylor
08/28/14 - Team Radio CKST AM 1040 and CFTE AM 1410 Vancouver officially become TSN branded stations on September 8.  In addition, Don Taylor will join TSN Radio Vancouver on a full-time basis.  He has covered the city’s sports scene for nearly 20 years.  Taylor will continue hosting TSN 1040’s afternoon drive show, B-Mac & Taylor, weekdays alongside Barry Macdonald.  He will also contribute to TSN Radio stations across the country.  Taylor was released by Rogers Sportsnet earlier this month.  Team Radio release 
Dustin Collins
08/28/14 - Dustin Collins has been named Assistant Program Director at Vancouver market The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3 and Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1.  Robin LaRose will continue on air middays along with his role as Music Director for Rock 101 but will hand over scheduling, remotes  and non-music duties to Collins. 
Andrew Chang
08/27/14 -  Andrew Chang, former CBC News Montreal anchor who will begin anchoring suppertime newscasts at CBC Vancouver September 1, says, “We’re approaching the news in a different way.  We know the audience is able to get the news throughout the day online and on their mobile devices.  When the viewer comes to television, we want to give them more depth and context to the top stories of the day and more live interviews in studio with the main players in the story.  People are looking for more than just the headlines.  They want the context around why things happened and most importantly what it means for them.”  Chang will also provide analysis and commentary of news stories on CBC radio and online.  He replaces Gloria Macarenko, who will become the new host of CBC Radio One's The Story From Here and will also continue to host the TV current affairs show Our Vancouver.  Craig Takeuchi,   
JACK-FM CJAX Vancouver
08/27/14 - JACK CKLG-FM 96.9 Vancouver is changing call letters to CJAX-FM, in keeping with the station's branding.  The historic Vancouver CKLG calls are being "parked" at CIEG-FM 107.5 Egmont, a low power translator of Mountain FM CKKS-FM 104.7 Sechelt. 
Rick Ball
08/26/14 - After eleven years, Team 1040 CKST AM Vancouver sportscaster Rick Ball is leaving to take on a similar position with Rogers Sportsnet in Calgary, where he’ll call the Flames TV games in the coming season.  His departure is expected to be officially announced this week.  Jim Jamieson, The Province 
08/26/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Sam-Sno Educational Media for a new low power FM station in Olympia.  It will operate on 101.9 MHz with an ERP of 16 watts non-directional at 73.5 meters HAAT at 47° 01' 29.00", 122° 51' 17.00".  FCC data  The Commission has also granted a CP to the City of Kent for a new low power FM station in Kent.  It will operate on 101.1 MHz with with an ERP of 25 watts non-directional at 59 meters HAAT at 47° 23' 18.00", 122° 12' 40.00".  FCC data  
Sukhvinder Singh Badh
08/25/14 - Sukhvinder Singh Badh, whose South Fraser Broadcasting was recently awarded a license to operate a new FM station in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey, says he wants to ensure the city is no longer “neglected” in mainstream media coverage.  The station, expected to launch in the next six months, will be called My Surrey FM and located at 107.7 MHz.  It will be the first Surrey-based English-speaking radio station.  Larissa Cahute, Vancouver Desi 
08/25/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Ukrainian Church of Evangelical Faith for a new low power FM station in Kent.  It will operate on 100.3 MHz with an ERP of 100 watts non-directional at 13 meters HAAT at 47° 21' 33.20", 122° 07' 27.70".  FCC data  The Commission has also granted a CP to Radio Vida N Life Inc. for a new low power FM station in Bellingham.  It will operate on 94.1 MHz with an ERP of 80 watts non-directional at 3.5 meters HAAT at 48° 46' 7.00", 122° 31' 11.00".  FCC data  
Lisa Adams
08/25/14 - Click KLCK-FM 98.9 Seattle has appointed Lisa Adams as PD, replacing Maynard, who recently left to join CCM+E as a VP/Programming.  She was most recently PD at stations in Boise, ID but was the previous PD at MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle.  Her first day at Click is August 29.  All Access Music Group     
Beau Phillips
08/25/14 - Former KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle PD and GM Beau Phillips has released his memoir I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig.  The book is a tell-all collection of more than 30 tales about an era when rock radio thrived on outrageous stunts, backstage shenanigans, clever promotions and outsized personalities.  Gene Stout, Seattle Times 
John Voorhees
08/24/14 - It has been announced that a memorial service will be held privately for Seattle television and arts writer John Voorhees who died August 15 at age 88.   He covered television and the arts for The Seattle Times and PI and co-hosted VideoScope on KCTS-TV.  Seattle Times obituary  
CISL 650 Vancouver
08/23/14 - Vancouver market All Time Favourites! AM 650 CISL is reverting to imaging with its call letters, something it hasn't done for several years.  The website already mentions the calls in a number of places.  Reliable sources say that it will ID as CISL 650…Smooth & Easy beginning at 6 a.m. Monday.  
Kelcey Brade
08/23/14 - Sports anchor Kelcey Brade, who announced this week that he was making the move from CTV Vancouver to host SportsCentre on TSN, says he got the call a month ago but had agreed to a contract that came with a confidentiality clause.  Meanwhile, Team Radio CKST AM 1040 and CFTE AM 1410 Vancouver change identities Monday to TSN 1040 and TSN 1410, falling in line with the network’s other national radio outlets.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
Craig Stone
08/22/14 - The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver weekender/swing announcer Craig Stone gets promoted to weekday evenings full-time, as soon as he finishes midday fill-in duties.  He replaces Justin Drex Wilcomes who moves to sister station CKNW AM 980 as evening talk show host. 
The Beatles
08/22/14 - Fifty years ago today The Beatles rocked Empire Stadium in Vancouver, emceed by then C-FUN PD Red Robinson.  CBC News  Jesse Donaldson, The Tyee  Beatles tribute band Revolver will be appear tonight at the Pacific National Exhibition on the main stage, re-enacting the Fab Four's appearance 50 years ago to the day.  On Saturday, Pat O'Day will mark the historic 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 Seattle performance with Get Back at McCaw Hall.  The Beatles performed in front of 14,720 fans at the Seattle Center Coliseum on August 21, 1964.  
Roundhouse Radio
08/21/14 - Roundhouse Radio, which got the nod from the CRTC earlier this month for a new FM station at 98.3 MHz to serve Vancouver, is looking for a "dream team".  Of particular interest is the call for "actors, actresses, jesters and fire eaters" and "a little bit of crazy…"  Roundhouse Radio is headed up by long-time Vancouver broadcaster Don Shafer.  Roundhouse Radio release   
Point Roberts Conservation Society
08/20/14 - The Point Roberts Conservation Society has filed an appeal of a State Environmental Policy Act Determination of Non-Significance with Whatcom County, citing adverse environmental impacts contrary to a state determination there would be no significant impacts.  It's the latest development in the ongoing battle against the proposal to construct five 45-metre (150-foot) steel towers at an undeveloped lot about 330 metres from the Tsawwassen border in Point Roberts to transmit South Asian radio station KRPI AM 1550.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
John Voorhees
08/20/14 - Seattle television and arts writer John Voorhees died August 15 at age 88.  He covered television and the arts for The Seattle Times and PI for almost 50 years.  He also appeared on KCTS-TV, where he co-hosted a movie talk show called VideoScope with Meta O’Crotty.  In 1973, he became the Times’ television columnist.  Voorhees retired in 1991 but contributed freelance pieces to the Times until 1999.  Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times 
Kelcey Brade
08/19/14 - Kelcey Brade anchors his last sportscast at CTV Vancouver tonight during CTV News at 11:30.  He is pursuing his sports dream by moving to Toronto as an anchor/reporter for SportsCentre on TSN.  He has been anchoring and producing sports at CTV since 2008 and additionally could often be seen at local home games working for SportsCentre and has been an occasional guest host at TEAM CKST AM 1040.      
Owen Murphy
08/18/14 - Sports Radio Coach and Consultant Owen Murphy has been named to program KFWB AM 980 Los Angeles.  He was PD at KIRO AM 710 Seattle from 2009-10 and a producer at KIRO from 2011 until January this year.  KFWB, which has been news-talk since 2009, is moving to CBS Sports Radio on September 1.  Radio Ink 
The Beatles
08/16/14 - Fifty years ago, on August 22, 1964, The Beatles played Empire Stadium in Vancouver.  The event, described by some as "pandemonium", was widely covered by local media along with a clever ruse by then C-FUN DJ and show host Red Robinson.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  In Seattle, the Museum of History and Industry is presenting a pop-up exhibit of photos taken from the Beatles' August 21, 1964 concert at the Seattle Center Coliseum.  The display will run through September 1.  Lynsi Burton, Seattle PI 
Jesse Jones
08/16/14 - Consumer advocate and host of the Get Jesse news segments Jesse Jones has left KING-TV Seattle and is headed to KIRO-TV.  He's been at KING since 2005.  On his Facebook page he says, "I leave KING because of a new and exciting opportunity at KIRO-TV.  I will begin there in late October.  Because of my contract with KING, I will not be able to appear on air in my new job until April."  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI   
RenaMarie Villano
08/15/14 - RenaMarie Villano has been signed for voiceover duties at 95.7 The Jet KJR-FM Seattle.  She's voiced commercials for numerous major corporations and done radio imaging for stations on both sides of the border, including The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  All Access Music Group 
Jodie Martinson
08/14/14 - CBC Vancouver producer, director and host Jodie Martinson joins Boise State Public Radio as Morning Edition host and reporter.   She has worked for CBC for five years and is also an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.  Boise State Public Radio release  
Dal Richards
08/14/14 - 96-year-old legendary Vancouver band leader and broadcaster Dal Richards opens the Mosaic Music Series at the Pacific National Exhibition this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  His appearance on the Chevrolet Performance Stage marks the 75th consecutive year that “Doctor Swing” has performed at the annual fair.  Stuart Derdeyn, The Province 
Caryn Mathes
08/14/14 - Caryn Mathes, President and General Manager of KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle, has been re-elected to a second term on the Board of Directors of National Public Radio.  Ben Mook, 
08/14/14 - The CRTC has denied an application by 8384860 Canada Inc. for CHLG-FM 104.3 Vancouver to be relieved of its obligations regarding the broadcast of special interest music, including Canadian special interest musical selections.  On June 20, the station changed its AAA format to Vancouver's Greatest Hits and call letters from CHHR-FM.  CRTC release 
08/14/14 - The CRTC has approved an application by 8384886 Canada Inc. to move the CISL AM 650 Richmond transmitter site to the one previously used by CKBD AM 600 before its flip to FM, increase daytime power from 10,000 to 20,000 watts and decrease night-time power from 9,000 to 4,000 watts.  The license amendment was necessary because the current transmitter site is no longer usable due to sinking land.  CRTC release 
08/14/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced its new on-air lineup following the recent departures of Philip Till and Bill Good.  30 year 'NW veteran Jon McComb moves to 5:30 to 10 a.m. weekdays; Simi Sara will host 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays; Mike Eckford will host 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays; Justin Drex Wilcomes 6 to 10 p.m. weekdays and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory will continue to air from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.  The changes are effective September 2.  Josh Winquist, CKNW  Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail 
Radio Disney
08/13/14 - The Walt Disney Company is putting 23 radio stations up for sale next month as part of a plan to shift Radio Disney onto digital and satellite platforms.  The only station not being sold is KDIS-AM 1110 Pasadena CA where the Radio Disney service originates.  Included in the sale will be KKDZ AM 1250 Seattle.  KKDZ had to abandon its night site in Kirkland in May when the property was sold to home developers and is currently operating STA at night with low power from the day site.  Hollywood Reporter 
Steve Armitage
08/13/14 - Veteran CBC sportscaster Steve Armitage, who learned he was being laid off in early May, has recently wrapped up his final days at The Corporation.  Armitage, now 70, had been with CBC since 1965, with the bulk of his career served at CBC Vancouver.  He was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.  His layoff and that of fellow veteran sportscaster Mark Lee are the latest high-profile casualties of budget cuts at CBC.  Laura Kane, CP/Vancouver Sun 
08/13/14 - The CRTC will hold a hearing on October 15 in Gatineau, Quebec to look into the operations of Radio India (2003) Ltd., Radio Punjab Ltd. and Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc.  The three companies originate radio programming in Canada, which is broadcast on U.S. border stations.  The Commission will consider the legality of the use of foreign transmitters by the companies and the possibility of tax implications for businesses who advertise on the stations.  CRTC release  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
Robin Williams
08/12/14 - Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday at his home in Tiburon, California, took center stage early in his career on 90 Minutes Live with host Peter Gzowski from the Vancouver CBC-TV studios on February 10, 1978.  The program ran on national television from Toronto, but occasionally originated in other cities, in this case Vancouver.  CBC Archive Video  
John Barton
08/10/14 - Long time Vancouver and Victoria radio broadcaster and TV game show host John Barton, who died April 5 in Victoria at age 82, was remembered by family and friends Saturday at a Celebration of Life in Qualicum Beach.  CHEK News video 
Paul St. Pierre
08/10/14 - Paul St. Pierre, who was the inspiration and script writer for the CBC Vancouver-produced television series Cariboo Country in 1960 and again from 1964 to 1967, died July 27 at his home in Fort Langley.  He was 90.  St. Pierre was well known for his writing in the New Westminster Columbian newspaper beginning in 1945, The Vancouver News-Herald in 1946 and The Vancouver Sun beginning in 1947, first as a reporter and roving columnist and then as a writer and chronicler of people and activities in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of B.C.  Langley Times tribute       
Greg Douglas
08/09/14 - Don Taylor, who was released by Rogers Sportsnet this week, spent 16 years on the air with locally-produced Sports Page prior to joining the cable sports network.  After an extended summer holiday with family in Osoyoos, he will return to Team Radio CKST AM 1040 with afternoon co-host Barry Macdonald on September 8.  Taylor says there is a possibility he may return to television on TSN or locally on CTV Vancouver in the future.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
The Jet KJR-FM Seattle
08/08/14 - At 10 a.m. Oldies KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle took off as 95.7 The Jet, Seattle's Variety From the '70s, '80s and More.  The station will offer a wider variety of music.  On air staff is yet to be announced.  Listeners also get a chance to win $1,000 each weekday starting Monday, August 11.  All Access Music Group  Format audio 
Wilf Ray
08/08/14 - Pioneer Vancouver broadcaster Wilf Ray is remembering Elvis, who left us 37 years ago, in August 1977.  To remember this great singing personality, Wilf is saluting Elvis' memory for the rest of August by airing a rebroadcast done over 15 years ago.  Along with the music, Red Robinson joins the show for a 35 minute special interview, giving an interesting background about Elvis and his brilliant career.  Red is heard 25 minutes into the show, after Elvis sings Milky White Way.  Wilf began in radio at CKMO Vancouver in 1944 and hosted his Gospel Radio Show from 1965-2008.  Wilf Ray Radio Show 
Derric "Mega" Tanner
08/07/14 - Former Click KLCK-FM 98.9 Seattle personality and online content producer Derric "Mega" Tannner has joined KNRK-FM 94.7 Portland for evenings.  The Seattle native worked at Click from 2011-12 and was most recently doing part-time work at LIVE 105 KITS-FM 105.3 San Francisco.  All Access Music Group 
Don Shafer
08/06/14 - Following the CRTC announcement today that it has approved the broadcast license of 0971197 B.C. Ltd., Roundhouse Radio to operate a low power, specialty FM station in the City of Vancouver on 98.3 MHz, the company quickly issued a press release.  Don Shafer, President & CEO says, “We love the promise that Roundhouse Radio holds.  It is perfectly suited to all that our team has learned and hold true about media, our love for radio, the web and the important work that we can do to serve the needs of our community.”  Shafer was prominent in the Vancouver market in the 70s and 80s and was VP & GM of Standard Broadcasting BC Interior Group from 2003-13.  Roundhouse Radio release 
Research Director
08/06/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive July PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
08/06/14 - The CRTC has approved an application by South Fraser Broadcasting Inc. for a new FM station to serve Surrey.  It will operate on 107.7 MHz with a maximum ERP of 2,500 watts at 132.4 meters HAAT and provide a blended mainstream Adult Contemporary, gold-based Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Triple A format.  The Commission has also approved an application by 0971197 B.C. Ltd. to operate an English-language commercial specialty FM station in Vancouver.  It will operate on 98.3 MHz with a maximum ERP of 6,000 watts at -11 meters HAAT with a specialized spoken word format including news, weather, sports, the promotion of local events, public affairs, documentaries, radio plays and dramas.  CRTC decisions 
Don Taylor
08/06/14 - Long time Vancouver sports icon Don Taylor is leaving cable channel Rogers Sportsnet, with his final show to air Friday.  Also gone is Pacific Bureau Chief Craig MacEwen amid reports that Rogers is either scaling back or eliminating its Vancouver-based operations.  Taylor was a host of Sports Page on CKVU-TV Vancouver in the 80s and 90s and currently co-hosts The B-Mac & Taylor Show with Barry Macdonald afternoons on Team Radio CKST AM 1040.  VanCityBuzz  Vancouver Sun      
John Maynard
08/06/14 - Long time Seattle radio personality John Maynard organized a meeting of the OFC on Monday.  Twenty of the Northwest's biggest names in radio attended at Salty's in Alki Beach.  Northwest Hall of Radio History photo  Blatherwatch backgrounder   
08/05/14 - The two Hubbard Radio properties swap places, back to where they were in May, in the Nielsen Audio July 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 moves up into first place with a 6.4 share while Soft AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 is now second with a 5.7 share.  Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves up to third with 5.1 in the closely contested Seattle ratings.  Radio Online
KEXP-FM 90.3
08/05/14 - The Telegraph UK lists KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle as one of its 58 best Internet radio stations, referring to it as a world-class indie and alt-rock radio station.  Also on the list is CBC Music, described as "a creative and forward-thinking operation that deserves more international recognition."  Pete Naughton, The Telegraph  
08/05/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced fill-ins following the release of several high profile talk show hosts and news anchors over the past few weeks.  Fill-in CKNW Morning News hosts include Chris Gailus and Jay Durant from Global BC, and Vancouver Province political columnist Michael Smyth is scheduled to host mid-mornings during August.  Smyth has filled in at 'NW a number of times over the last 15 years. 
08/04/14 - Following the success by Entercom when it flipped Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM Seattle last year to rhythmic gold from the mid-‘90s to the early 2000s with today’s biggest crossover hits, the company launched The Beat on Friday on KUZX-FM 102.1 San Francisco.  Inside Radio 
08/04/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application for a minor change to a licensed facility by South Sound Broadcasting, LLC which would change the community of license for KOMO-FM 97.7 Oakville to Belfair.  FCC data
Clay Freinwald
08/02/14 - The August 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide is offered here as a courtesy to our readers.
KJR AM 950
08/02/14 - On Monday, two weeks before the Boeing Classic, KJR AM 950 will host the Snoqualmie Showdown, a two-man, alternating-shot competition featuring a foursome of big-name Seattle celebrities.  The Boeing Classic will bring 81 of the biggest names in golf and 80,000 fans to the region next month.  Inside Radio 
Greg Douglas
08/02/14 - The Vancouver Canadians Broadcast and Journalism Hall of Fame meet at Nat Bailey Stadium on August 30 to induct broadcaster Bob Robertson and journalist Steve Ewen to The Hall.  There will be a moment of silence before the Vancouver Canadians’ game against the Spokane Indians to honor sports icon Bill Stephenson, who was sports director and play-by-play announcer at CKWX during the 1950s.  Stephenson died July 22 in Toronto.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun   
KRPI AM 1550
08/01/14 - A public hearing beginning October 27 at the Whatcom County courthouse on the highly contentious proposal to erect five radio transmission towers in Point Roberts for KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale is expected to draw a large crowd from both sides of the border.  A conditional use permit is still required from Whatcom County.  Canadian company Sher-E-Punjab rents the air time from Washington state registered BBC Broadcasting Inc.  Sher-E-Punjab has applied to the CRTC for AM 600, with two alternate FM proposals, saying it needs a "repatriation" to a Canadian frequency because the current signal can't be heard in the evenings.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist 
Bill Wolfenbarger
08/01/14 - Changes are coming up at the Jodesha Broadcasting group in Aberdeen. The Quake returns on an HD channel, KBKW-FM moves dial position and Classic Country will also be heard on an HD channel.  Station owner, Bill Wolfenbarger explains further in this video by SeatacMedia webmaster Jason Remington.  
Bill Good
08/01/14 - After nearly 26 years, today is the last day for talk show host Bill Good at Vancouver market CKNW AM 980.  He is the recipient of awards from Webster, ACTRA and RTDNA.  CKNW news  All Access Music Group 
08/01/14 - The FCC has granted a minor modification of construction permit to Gerson Infante-Reina for a new FM station in Sedro-Woolley.  It is authorized to operate at 105.7 MHz at 700 watts ERP non-directional at -88.4 meters HAAT at 48-31-18.30 122-13-2.20.  FCC data             
CTV Vancouver
07/31/14 - CTV Vancouver has released Promotions Coordinator Johnny Mah after seven years with the station.  Prior to CTV he was with Shaw Communications for six years.  A replacement has not yet been announced.
07/31/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application by Seattle Community Radio for a new low power FM station to operate at 104.9 MHz in Seattle.  The application stated an ERP of 8 watts.  FCC data  
Andrew Chang
07/30/14 - CBC Vancouver has announced that Andrew Chang, who recently left the anchor desk at CBC News Montreal, will become the anchor of the supper hour broadcasts effective September 1.  Current anchor Gloria Macarenko will become the new host of the CBC Radio One network show The Story From Here, will ​continue to host the weekly current affairs television show Our Vancouver​ and ​will appear in​ a regular segment on CBC News Vancouver​ doing ​one-on-one interviews with a wide range of high​-​profile Vancouverites.  She has been with CBC Vancouver since 1989.  CBC News 
Bill Stephenson
07/30/14 - Red Robinson has published a rare baseball play-by-play recording by Bill Stephenson and Jim Robson on CKWX from Capilano (now Nat Bailey) Stadium in Vancouver in 1958.  Stephenson, who died July 22 at age 85, started his sports career locally before moving to CFRB Toronto in 1960.  Robson became a legend in Vancouver radio and television sports broadcasting.  Red Robinson audio  
Josh Green
07/29/14 - Reporter Josh Green joins KING-TV Seattle.  He has been a reporter at WFLA-TV Tampa since 2010.  On The Move, TV Spy 
Jack Bankson
07/29/14 - Former long-time radio executive Jack Bankson passed away July 9 at age 90.  He spent over 50 years in the radio business as an announcer, sales manager and GM, managing radio stations in Seattle and San Francisco for Gene Autry.  He was GM of KVI Seattle in the 1970s and '80s and broadcast engineer Clay Freinwald notes that he worked for him at KNBQ in the early 1980s.   Bankson donated his body to medical science and was cremated.  No formal service is planned.  Seattle Times obituary 
Michaela Pereira
07/29/14 - CNN news anchor Michaela Pereira, who made her broadcasting debut in 1994 at CHEK-TV Victoria, says Roger Ebert was a "mentor, supporter, coach and cheerleader" for her.  She recalls how Ebert gave her a "huge" break that helped pave the way to Los Angeles, where she co-anchored KTLA’s morning show for nine years, and New York, where she is news anchor on CNN’s New Day and co-hosts At This Hour.  Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist
Rev. Rodney Booth
07/28/14 - A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. August 9 at Crescent United Church, 2756 127 St. Surrey for Reverend Rodney Booth who died July 10 at age 80.  He became BC Regional Director of Broadcasting for the United Church of Canada in 1967 and took over church responsibility for the Sunday morning programs on CKWX Vancouver, and was the United Church liaison with BC media in general.  Along with his Anglican Church counterpart, the Rev. Art Hives and various Catholic Church colleagues, he formed Interchurch Broadcasting. Their weekly newsmagazine show Dateline was broadcast throughout BC and eventually across Canada for more than 10 years.  Rev. Booth moved to Toronto and worked with United Church Television and the Vision Network for many more years and won numerous awards for writing and production.  He retired and returned to the Vancouver area in 1999.  Sun/Province obituary 
KRPI AM 1550
07/28/14 - Polls in Point Roberts show that residents are 99.9 per cent against having the KRPI AM 1550 radio antennas located at the entrance to the community and two blocks from Tsawwassen, immediately north of the border.  Residents of the area are continuing to be concerned about radio frequency interference and any legal requirements to correct it.  Delta Optimist 
Kid Carson
07/28/14 - SONiC CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning host Kid Carson married longtime girlfriend Hanan Arabatlian in a lavish garden ceremony Saturday at a private estate in West Vancouver.  Arabatlian is a fitness model and personal trainer.  The Province 
Larry Hennessey
07/28/14 - Veteran broadcaster Larry Hennessey has announced on his Facebook Page that he will be the new morning host on LG 104 3 CHLG-FM Vancouver.  Corrie Miller will handle news and traffic.  Hennessey was half of the popular Larry and Willy show (with Willy Percy) on two Vancouver stations from 1988-2012.  
Bob Rivers
07/28/14 - KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle morning host  Bob Rivers has announced he is discontinuing The Bob Rivers Morning Show.  He will host nine farewell shows leading up to his final show on Friday, August 8.  Rivers has entertained on radio in Seattle since 1989.  KING5 news/video  All Access Music Group  Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times 
07/28/14 - Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has officially appointed Maynard to the newly created position of SVP/Programming, effective immediately.  He will report to Pres./National Programming Platforms Tom Poleman and EVP/GM for National Programming Platforms Clay Hunnicutt.  Maynard joins from Hubbard Radio Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
Brendan Batchelor
07/27/14 - Brendan Batchelor, who has been calling Vancouver Giants play-by-play on Team Radio since last season, has been named Director of Media Relations for the hockey club.  This year he will be joined by color commentator Bill Wilms.  Meanwhile veteran sports announcer Brook Ward is standing by to hear if he will be part of the Giants regular broadcasts.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
2DayFM CIQC-FM Campbell River
07/26/14 - Vista Radio has changed the branding of The River CIQC-FM 99.7 Campbell River to 2DayFM HitsThe change occurred at 1 p.m. Friday. 
"Maynard" Cohen
07/25/14 - Hubbard Radio Seattle Operations Manager "Maynard" Cohen has resigned after over six years with the cluster (MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 and Click KLCK-FM 98.9) to join CCM+E as a VP/Programming.  Destination and duties will reportedly be made public next Monday.  All Access Music Group
Maninder Gill
07/24/14 - The trial of Maninder Gill, managing director of Radio India charged in an August 2010 shooting, was adjourned in B.C. Supreme Court today after an issue arose over a recent Crown disclosure in the case.  Gill has pleaded not guilty to a number of gun offenses in connection with an August 2010 shooting in Surrey.  The trial has been delayed until April 29, 2015.  Radio India programming is broadcast on border station KVRI AM 1600 Blaine.  Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun 
Bill Stephenson 1990s photo
07/23/14 - Veteran sportscaster Bill Stephenson, who delivered sports news in Toronto and play-by-play on Canadian radio and television for more than five decades, died Tuesday at age 85.  He started his 53-year career at CJAV Port Alberni in 1948.  He also reported sports at CJOR Vancouver and CKDA Victoria, becoming sports director at CKWX Vancouver in the early 1950s, covering major events such as the British Empire Games and providing play-by-play for the B.C. Lions and the Vancouver Mounties baseball clubs.  He moved to CFRB Toronto in 1960, where he was the voice of the Toronto Argonauts during the 1960s and '70s and also worked as a sideline reporter for CTV's CFL broadcasts for 15 years.  In 1988, he was inducted into the Football Reporters of Canada wing at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.  A public service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Dixie Church in Mississauga, ON.  The Star obituary  TSN News  Red Robinson tribute 
Red Robinson
07/23/14 - Legendary Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson lets loose on the future of radio today...and it doesn't look encouraging.  He says today's radio is run by "people who don’t understand the dynamics of broadcasting and are only interested in pleasing the shareholders..."  Reditorial: The Future Of Radio 
07/23/14 - Approximately 10,000 fans showed up at Emerald Downs to watch the STAR KPLZ-FM 101.5 Seattle 19th annual "Kent & Alan Wiener Dog Races".  CNN made mention as a dachshund named Anderson Pooper placed 6th as the first wheelchaired animal to enter the event.  All Access Music Group  KOMO video 
Brian Coxford
07/23/14 - Global BC reporter Brian Coxford will receive the 2014 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Annual Jack Webster Foundation Awards Dinner on October 29.  Coxford's journalism career spans over 45 years, nearly four decades of which have been at Global BC and its predecessor BCTV.  Webster Foundation release 
Charmaine de Silva
07/22/14 - CBC Radio One Vancouver news presenter/editor Charmaine de Silva has announced on her Facebook page that she is returning to CKNW AM 980.  This time she will be Assistant News Director, effective mid August.  She was a news reporter for two years at 'NW prior to joining CBC in 2012. 
Jake Milstein
07/22/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle Managing Editor Jake Milstein has added News Director to his duties.  He has been Managing Editor with KIRO since 2008 and has also held the title of Digital Manager since 2012.  Milstein replaces Bob Jordan, who retired last month.  LinkedIn profile  Merrill Knox, TV Spy 
CHWK-FM Chilliwack
07/22/14 - The CRTC has denied an application by Fabmar Communications Ltd. to decrease the Canadian content of The Drive CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack from 40 to 35%.  Fabmar indicated that it had recently changed its music format from rock to classic hits and that the library of suitable Canadian selections in the classic hits format was much smaller.  The Commission disagreed.  CRTC decision 
Pam Stevens
07/22/14 - Pam Stevens, released last month from her position as p.m. drive host at Shore 104 CHHR-FM 104.3 (now LG 104 3 CHLG-FM) Vancouver, is handling holiday relief mornings at The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3. 
07/21/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application for original construction permit by Centro Restauracion Cristiano for a new low power FM station in Tacoma on 88.9 MHz.  FCC data  Additionally, the Commission has granted voluntary assignment of license for KWFJ-FM 89.7 Roy from Calvary Baptist Church to Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc.  FCC data 
KJR-FM Seattle
07/19/14 - RadioInsight reports that Clear Channel Communications has registered five domain addresses which indicate KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle as the intended destination for a change.  KJR-FM currently brands as Seattle’s Greatest Hits  RadioInsight news   
Greg Beharrell
07/18/14 - Greg Beharrell moves from The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto to host p.m. drive at The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver beginning August 11.  Corus Entertainment Vancouver Brand Director Ronnie Stanton says, "Greg is quirky and different on the air.  He is unlike anyone else on Vancouver Radio and we believe will offer a hilarious way to end the day for our listeners." 
07/18/14 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes from San Juan Communications Inc. to New Age Media Ltd. and for KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor from Satnam Media Group Inc. to New Age Media Ltd.  Additionally, the Commission has dismissed an application for an original construction permit by Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority for a new low power FM station to operate at 98.5 MHz in Seattle.  FCC data 
Maninder Gill
07/17/14 - Maninder Gill, managing director of Radio India, has pleaded not guilty to a number of gun offenses in connection with an August 2010 daylight shooting at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey.  The trial, in its second day, is expected to run until July 25th.  Radio India programming is broadcast on border station KVRI AM 1600 Blaine.  Larissa Cahute, Vancouver Province 
KRPI Ferndale
07/17/14 - The Cross Border Coalition to Stop the Radio Towers is setting up a table this weekend and next near the Royal Bank at the Tsawwasen Town Centre Mall calling for action by Industry Canada to stop the relocation of the KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale radio towers by owner BBC Broadcasting Inc.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  On Monday night, Delta council voted to send letters to Whatcom County, the FCC and Industry Canada stating that it does not support any proposal that could potentially cause adverse effects to the residents of Tsawwassen.  Jessica Kerr, Delta Optimist  Meanwhile, BBC Broadcasting has met an important deadline set by Whatcom County for an upcoming hearing into the construction of  five 45-meter (150-foot) steel towers at an undeveloped lot on McKenzie Way, about 330 meters from the border.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  
07/16/14 - The FCC has dismissed an application by Northwest Leadership Foundation for a new Low Power FM station in Tacoma.  The application was for 88.9 MHz with 13.48 watts non-directional at 80 meters HAAT at 47-12-8.20, 122-22-14.90.  Application data  FCC release 
Rock 101 CFMI-FM
07/16/14 - Rock 101 CFMI-FM Vancouver has made a change to its imaging by dropping the word "Classic" and adding Greatest Hits of the 70s, 80s & 90s.  It's music mix remains fairly edgy with artists such as Queen, ZZ Top and Aerosmith.  
07/16/14 - Nine former members of the CBC (locally CBUT Vancouver) board of directors, who include a former chairwoman and the CBC’s previous president,  have sent an urgent letter to the current board, saying the public broadcaster’s mandate is “in peril” if recent federal funding cuts are not reversed.  CBC executives announced last month that it would cease almost all in-house production, with the exception of radio, and news and current affairs.  Simon Houpt, The Globe and Mail 
Kelly Young
07/14/14 - A funeral mass for Patricia "Kelly" Young, who died July 6 at age 90, will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Hope.  Interment will follow at the Hope Cemetery.  Young was very prominent in copy writing and PR in Vancouver during the 1950s and '60s.
Colleen Troy
07/14/14 - JRfm CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver weekend morning host and day part fill-in Colleen Troy is leaving the station.  Apparently the move is her choice, as she wants to take a "little break", but is not retiring. 
KING-TV Seattle
07/14/14 - KING-TV Seattle has won gold for general image and news station image in the PromaxBDA 2014 local awards.  The awards honor “the best in local media, marketing and design, driving excellence, creativity and innovation from the local market.”  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
07/12/14 - Veteran Vancouver actor and radio and television personality Terry David Mulligan recalls his early days as a VJ at MuchMusic in the 1980s, such as getting past security to sneak a film crew into the Grammy Awards.  But MuchMusic may be heading towards an end, as owner Bell Media has announced eight shows on it and two sister music cable channels are ceasing production, with the loss of 91 jobs.  Former Vancouver broadcaster Lauren Toyota is one of the cuts.  She hosted and produced a number of music-related programs in Vancouver from 2006-10, when she joined Much as a regular host/producer.  Claire Brownell, Financial Post
Kelly Young
07/12/14 - Former Vancouver radio copy writer and copy department head Kelly Young died July 6 at the Hope Lodge in Hope, B.C.  She was 90 years old.  She worked at CKMO/CFUN in the early 1950s, KVOS-TV at their Vancouver offices and CKWX during the late 1950s and early '60s.  Young also was a member of the Canadian Womens Press Club and was involved in publicity for the B.C. Heart Foundation.  A service is expected shortly at the Hope Catholic Church. 
Stu Walters
07/12/14 - Sports reporter Stu Walters, released from Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 last week after nearly 10 years with Corus Entertainment, has quickly landed a new gig with Team 1040 CKST.  He starts Monday as fill-in for vacationing Jake Edwards.  Later he will be doing midday updates and filling in during the summer holidays.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
Bill Good
07/10/14 - Veteran Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 talk show host Bill Good has announced his retirement effective August 1.  He joined CKNW in 1988 from CBC Vancouver where he had worked for 21 years.  He also anchored news at BCTV (now Global) Vancouver from 1993-2001 and co-anchored News at Six on CTV Vancouver from 2001-10.  Good is the recipient of numerous achievement awards.  CKNW release  Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun  Justin McElroy/Brian Coxford, Global News/video  
Gus Swanson
07/10/14 - Clear Channel Seattle Digital PD Gus Swanson has announced on his Facebook page that he has been released after being with the cluster for 18 years.  All Access Music Group 
Research Director
07/10/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive June PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group 
Bob Johnstone
07/10/14 - Bob Johnstone, former PD, Production Manager and morning host at The Eagle CKLR-FM 97.3 Courtenay, has joined Q103 CKQQ-FM 103.1 Kelowna for The Big Breakfast with John and Susan, joining previously appointed Kelowna personality Susan Knight.  
Matt Case
07/10/14 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 p.m. driver Matt Case left the building last week.  He had been at Warm since October 2012 and previously at Spirit KCMS-FM 105.3 where he worked for 4-1/2 years.  Case is currently seeking a position both in and out of market.  All Access Music Group backgrounder 
Ken Buhr
07/09/14 - Former CBC Vancouver Commercial Sales Manager Ken Buhr died earlier this month in West Vancouver.  He worked extensively in the radio and communications field, including CFAC Calgary, CBC Vancouver and Toronto and Roberts/Fenton/McConnell in Vancouver.  In 1975, he and his wife formed their own successful advertising agency, Pacific Media Productions, which operated until the late 1990s.  He joined CBC Vancouver staff in the 1950s and left in 1966.  A Celebration of Life will be held at at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary 
Nielsen Audio
07/09/14 - The two Hubbard Radio properties swap places in the Nielsen Audio Spring 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Soft AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 is now first with a 6.3 share and CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 drops to second with 5.9.  AC Spirit KCMS-FM 105.3 moves up to third with a 4.8 market share.  Radio Online
Mel Kemmis
07/09/14 - Both local radio message boards are reporting that Mel Kemmis is out as Brand Manager at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver.  He had been in the position with the Newcap Radio owned station since February.  He is replaced by Paul Kaye, National Director of Talent Development for Newcap and Operations Manager of XL 103.1 CFXL-FM and Amp Radio CKMP-FM 90.3 Calgary.  RadioWest  Puget Sound Radio  
07/09/14 - ESPN KIRO AM 710 Seattle has announced a number of changes to its weekday lineup effective Monday, July 14.  There will be a new morning show with two additional hours of local programming as Mike Salk reunites with Brock Huard on "Brock and Salk", which returns in a new timeslot, 7-10 a.m.  Michael Grey will host "The Michael Grey Show" from 10-noon followed by "Bob and Groz" with Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby, which will still air from noon-3.  Danny O'Neil will host "Danny, Dave and Moore" from 3-7 along with Dave Wyman and Jim Moore.  "Nightwatch" with Tom Wassell will remain in the 7-9 timeslot.  710 ESPN release  Seattle Times  
07/07/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to University of Washington, Bothell for a new low power FM station at Bothell.  It will operate on 104.9 MHz with an ERP of 80 watts non-directional at -5.0 meters HAAT at 47° 45' 33.00", 122° 11' 27.00".  FCC data 
News1130 CKWX Vancouver
07/05/14 - There have been a number of recent moves and changes at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  Reporter Joanne Abshire returns today following maternity leave.  Leah Holiove has temporarily moved into the evening traffic shift replacing Alex Lyons, who is away indefinitely.  She was filling in on morning traffic while Jen Coles was on medical leave.  Jeff Jeffries, who also works at Mountain FM Squamish/Whistler, has been filling in on weekend traffic.  Shannon Brennan, who interned in January, moves from crosstown CKNW AM 980 as new web editor and Monday/Tuesday reporter.  Simon Druker moves to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday reporter.  Reporter Andrea Macpherson recently accepted a position with Breakfast Television at sister station City.  Earlier, Dianne Bankay moved from CKNW as morning reporter, and reporter Jason Howe left to take a communications position with the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.  
Rolf Harris
07/04/14 - 84-year-old Rolf Harris, who entertained on TV and live venues in Vancouver in the 1960s and '70s, has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for a number of abuses against young girls.  Judge Nigel Sweeney told London's Southwark Crown Court that the performer had abused the trust of millions and must spend time behind bars for the 12 counts of abuse that took place from the 1960s to the 1980s.  Harris faces the possible loss of much of his estimated £11m fortune.  He will face a claim for significant prosecution costs and several of his victims have begun claims for compensation.  CBC News  Peter Walker, The Guardian 
Roy McKenzie
07/03/14 - Broadcast Dialogue reports that Roy McKenzie will join the board of directors and become the new VP and GM at CHEK-TV Victoria effective August 1.  He has been retail sales manager at Bell Media Victoria (CFAX AM 1070 and Kool CHBE-FM 107.3 since May 2012.  McKenzie becomes CHEK’s fourth GM in a year and a half.  Puget Sound Radio   
Seattle Mariners
07/03/14 - The Seattle Mariners add local radio outlets for the team’s Spanish-language play-by-play with Alex Rivera as ESPN Deportes Seattle announces it will simulcast the broadcasts that have until now been only available as the SAP feed from Root Sports’ regional TV coverage.  ESPN Deportes Seattle airs on KBRO AM 1490, KLDY AM 1280 Olympia, KNTB AM 1480 and the 92.1 Tacoma translator.  Inside Radio 
SONiC Vancouver
07/03/14 - SONiC CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver has announced that Ara Andonian will take over p.m. drive effective July 28th.  He moves from mornings at Rogers' sister station The Bounce CHBN-FM 91.7 Edmonton.  PD and current p.m. driver Russell James moves to middays 10-2 and will continue to do the SONiC Hitmix daily feature with Andonian.  "Bri" Cook moves to weekends and SONiC says goodbye to Vanessa Chiu. 
Philip Till
07/02/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced the retirement of morning host Philip Till, effective July 31.  He has been a talk show host at 'NW since 1989 and has hosted a.m. drive since 2005.  Prior to arriving in Vancouver, Till was a foreign editor and chief foreign correspondent for NBC Radio and TV networks during the 1970s & '80s.  CKNW memo/Radio West 
CKNW Vancouver
07/01/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced that it will be the first media outlet in Canada to be associated with TED.  The TED Radio Hour will be heard Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon.  "TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).  TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues...."   
KOMO Newsradio
07/01/14 - KOMO AM 1000/FM 97.7 Seattle has shifted mid-morning anchor Brian Calvert to reporting and weekend anchoring.  Rick Van Cise has slotted in to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Morning anchors Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt are now running until 10 a.m. 
KGY AM 1240
07/01/14 - The longtime owners of KGY AM 1240 Olympia have announced sale of the station to Seattle-based Catholic broadcaster Sacred Heart Radio for $250,000.  KGY was officially licensed in 1922 and has been owned by the Kerry family since 1939.  Sister station KAYO KYYO-FM 96.9 and the 95.3 translator will remain with KGY Inc.  Sacred Heart Radio also operates KBLE AM 1050 Seattle along with stations in Spokane, Yakima and Kodiak AK.  The sale is subject to FCC approval, which is expected to take about 45 days.  Rolf Boone, The Olympian  Radio Insight   
Rolf Harris
06/30/14 - 84-year-old entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault at Southwark Crown Court in London.  He will be sentenced Friday.  Although he has lived in the UK for years, Harris has local connections.  He entertained at a number of Vancouver venues during the 1960s and '70s, hosted The Rolf Harris Show on BCTV in 1978 and was on stage at Expo 86.  AP/Vancouver Sun  
Clay Freinwald
06/29/14 - The July 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide is offered here as a courtesy to our readers.
Ichabod Caine
06/29/14 - Northwest country DJ legend Ichabod Caine hosted his final show Friday afternoon on Everett/Seattle market Classic Country KXA KKXA AM 1520, where he has been hosting p.m. drive since October 2013.  The station's Facebook page notes he and his wife Scallops are planning to travel and pursue photography.  Caine is well-known to listeners of KMPS and KRPM.  He started at KMPS in 1983.  My Everett News  My Everett News backgrounder 
Colin Preston
06/28/14 - 66-year-old CBC Vancouver librarian and archivist Colin Preston retires after 27 years with the Corporation.  He is not being replaced and the future of the archived collection is unclear.  Meanwhile, Preston has a number of interesting stories to tell.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun 
Dan McAllister
06/28/14 - Broadcast dignitaries from as far away as Alberta recently attended the send-off for 50-year broadcast veteran Dan McAllister, who retires as GM of The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 and The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria.  Puget sound Radio info/photos  
06/28/14 - The FCC has granted voluntary transfer of control of KLAY AM 1180 Lakewood from Ronald C. Huntington to Cheryl S. Franco.  Official licensee is Clay Huntington Legacy L.L.C.  FCC data  KLAY backgrounder  
06/27/14 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV is set to launch an 11 p.m. newscast this summer, to air Sunday through Thursday.  Anchors will be David Rose and Marni Hughes with chief meteorologist Walter Kelly and sports director Aaron Levine.  The broadcast will begin Sunday, August 17.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
Corus Entertainment
06/25/14 - Following the cuts of high profile news anchors Tom Mark and Terry Bell from CKNW this morning, The Georgia Straight announces several more from the Corus Radio Vancouver cluster.  It reports the release of CKNW sports reporter Stu Walters, along with The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3 midday host Neil Morrison and p.m. driver Todd Hancock.  Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight  Additionally Puget Sound Radio reports Nikki Omen, morning show producer at Classic Rock CFMI-FM 101.1 has also left the building.  PSR info  Harvey Oberfeld blog 
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06/25/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has released two veteran staffers.  Gone is Tom Mark, who has anchored news at 'NW since 2001, with previous stops at other Vancouver and Victoria stations, including news director at CKWX AM 1130 in the late 1990s.  Also released is anchor Terry Bell, who has been with the station since 2002.  He handled a number of duties at CHQM/CHQM-FM Vancouver for 23 years beginning in 1970.  
06/25/14 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Sequim Community Broadcasting for KSQM-FM 91.5 Sequim.  The directional antenna will change, but remain at 48° 05' 1.00", 123° 15' 57.00".  ERP is lowered from 2.4 to 2.05 kW and HAAT increases from -76 to -62 meters.  Signal coverage remains essentially the same except for a very slight increase to the south.  FCC data 
Kevin Newman
06/24/14 - The nightly current affairs program Kevin Newman Live has been cancelled after just seven months on CTV News Channel effective immediately.  Newman was an anchor/network correspondent for ABC News from 1994-2001 and locally, executive editor/anchor of Global National on the Global Television Network based in Vancouver from 2001-08 and then Ottawa from 2008-10.  Michael Bolen, Huffington Post    
Alf Spence
06/24/14 - Pioneer Vancouver broadcaster Alf Spence died Monday at Burnaby Hospital from cancer at age 90.  His career began at age 16 as a morning DJ and transmitter operator at 100-watt CKMO Vancouver in 1941-42.  He moved as an operator to CKWX from 1942-48, but spent the bulk of his career on the technical staff at CBC Radio Vancouver from 1953 until his retirement in 1983.  Details of a service or celebration of life will follow.  CBC 75th Birthday video  Vancouver Sun obituary  
Familia FM
06/23/14 - Josh Broadcasting is selling KANY-FM 93.7 Montesano to Centro Familiar Cristiano for $6,750,000.  The ownership change is subject to FCC approval.  The station has been operating as an LMA with Spanish Christian programming as Familia FM since mid May.  Radio Insight 
KNDD-FM Seattle
06/23/14 - The End  KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle has launched a “2 Minute Promise” to contain commercial breaks to no longer than 120 seconds.  The End will have more frequent stopsets, but promises to have a spotload half as long as the rest of the commercial music stations in Seattle, while playing more music.  Also introduced is a new logo and additional emphasis on its New Music Discovery program.  Radio Insight 
KEXP-FM Seattle
06/23/14 - Application has been made to the FCC by the University of Washington Regents to assign the license for public station KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle to the non-profit Friends of KEXP in exchange for “promotional consideration” valued at just over $4 million.  Friends of KEXP is managed by a board that includes current station management as well as representatives from the University of Washington.  The deal will mean that University of Washington will continue to get promoted via on-air announcements for 10 years.  The current FCC status of the application is "accepted for filing".  Jennifer Waits, Radio Survivor  FCC info 
06/21/14 - After 25+ years, CBC Vancouver technician Bill Moore is leaving the Corporation.  He was on the television side for most of his career, but recently was assigned to radio.  Moore has been involved with the Olympics, Hockey Night in Canada, the Commonwealth Games, and was part of the popular Beachcombers series in the 1980s.  A send-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. June 30 at Library Square Public House, 300 West Georgia Street (across the street from CBC).  
Kevin Metheny
06/21/14 - Former KJR Seattle DJ Kevin Metheny (as Kevin O'Brien) has been named Operations Manager of KGO AM 810 and KSFO AM 560 San Francisco, effective July 14th.  He's held management positions in San Francisco before, but most recently was PD at WJR AM 760 Detroit.  Metheny entertained evenings then p.m. drive at KJR during the 1970s.  Puget Sound Radio 
Graham Hatch
06/20/14 - Shore 104 CHHR-FM 104.3 Vancouver morning host Graham Hatch has confirmed that he is staying on with the station under its new format and branding as LG 104 3 Vancouver's Greatest Hits, with new call letters CHLG-FM.  He reported news for LG73 CKLG Vancouver from 1983-87 and co-hosted the LG Morning Zoo from 1987-92.  His time slot at LG 104 3 has not yet been announced.  
John Barton
06/20/14 - A celebration of life has now been announced for Vancouver and Victoria radio broadcaster and TV game show host John Barton, who died April 5 in Victoria at age 82.  It is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, August 9 at the Rotary Welsh Park, at 2949 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach.  He was the morning host at CKWX Vancouver in the mid 1960s and program manager at CJOR Vancouver in the early '70s before moving to Victoria to host mornings at CKDA and the talk show Barton & Company on CHEK-TV during the 1970s.  Times Colonist obituary 
CFSI-FM Salt Spring Island
06/20/14 - The CRTC has issued a number of mandatory orders against Salt Spring Island Radio Corp., owners of CFSI-FM 107.9 Salt Spring Island.  The station is licensed to Satnam Media Group (BC) Ltd. a corporation wholly owned and controlled by Sukhdev Singh Dhillon.  As a result of non-compliance, the Commission has renewed the license for a shortened term from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.  CRTC release  

06/20/14 - LG 104 3 Vancouver's Greatest Hits debuted as announced at 12:01 a.m., dropping its AAA format which had been in place since the station's official launch as Shore CHHR-FM 104.1 in July 2009.  First song played was the 1982 Phil Collins hit 'You Can't Hurry Love'.  Call letters are now CHLG-FM.  Shore 104.1 swapped frequencies with KAFE-FM 104.3 Bellingham in January 2010.  
CHLG-FM Vancouver
06/18/14 (Updated) - Shore 104 CHHR-FM 104.3 Vancouver will re-brand as LG 104 3 and change format from Adult Alternative to music of the 70s and 80s.  On Friday June 20th, at 12:01 a.m., the historic LG brand returns, with the station playing playing "classics by Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, The Beatles, and Madonna".  Call letters have changed to CHLG-FM.  Press Release  Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun  Morning host Ken Allan Jr. and p.m. driver Pam Stevens have confirmed that they were let go yesterday.  Both have been there since 2012.      
University of Washington
06/18/14 - University of Washington football and men's basketball returns to longtime flagship KOMO AM 1000/FM 97.7 from KJR AM 950.  The new deal will run until the end of the 2020 season.  Bob Rondeau and Damon Huard will continue as the broadcast team for Huskies football.  KOMO Newsradio release 
Bruce Hamlin
06/18/14 (Updated) - Bruce Hamlin, VP Sales & Admininistration at CITY-TV Vancouver has been released by Rogers Broadcasting.  He has held the position since 2008 and was previously VP Sales at Channel M (now OMNI) from 2002-08 and an account executive at BCTV (now Global BC) from 1988-99.  Brad Kubota, Western Canada VP media sales & client solutions, will take over his duties. 
KGY Olympia
KYYO-FM Olympia
06/17/14 - Olympia market KGY AM 1240 and sister station KAYO Country KYYO-FM 96.9 have renewed a lease with the Port of Olympia for ten years on their landmark studio property overlooking Budd Inlet.  KGY has been owned by the Kerry family since 1939, was one of the first stations to be licensed in Washington State and one of only a few to still retain the three-letter call.  Rolf Boone, The Olympian 
Ken Schram
06/16/14 - A public memorial service has been announced for former KOMO Seattle Radio and TV commentator/reporter Ken Schram, who died May 29 at age 66.  It will be held at Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. at 11:00 a.m. June 22.  Seattle Times obituary 
Seattle PI
06/16/14 - Following the announced retirements of KOMO-TV anchor Dan Lewis and KING-TV anchor Jean Enersen and the earlier passing of TV personalities Jim Compton and Ken Schram, the Seattle PI has published numerous photos of Seattle TV anchors: Then and now.  Vanessa HO, Seattle PI 
06/16/14 - Blogger Harvey Oberfeld reports that CBC-TV Vancouver will cancel its full sports package that is now a regular part of its 6 p.m. news effective after the World Cup.  Sports anchor/reporter Shane Foxman will move to the 5 p.m. news to do “non-sports” reporting and sportscaster Karin Larsen will also be moved into news.  Oberfeld reports that CBC-TV will no longer broadcast game highlights or detailed sports league scores.  Harvey Oberfeld report 
Casey Kasem
06/15/14 - Casey Kasem,  the king of the top 40 countdown, died early this morning in hospice at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor at age 82.  His American Top 40 program was heard world wide from 1970-2004, with his final retirement in 2009.  In recent years, Kasem was trapped in a feud between his three adult children and his second wife, former actress Jean Kasem.  In 2013, his children filed a legal petition to gain control of his health care, alleging that Kasem was suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease and that his wife was isolating him from friends and family members.  Kasem also suffered from Lewy Body Disease, a form of dementia.  He began his broadcasting career in the radio club at Detroit's Northwestern High School, initially calling himself Kemal Kasem.  He was inducted into the NAB Hall of Fame in 1985.  Anthony McCartney/AP, KING 5 News  All Access Music Group  Li Robbins, CBC News 
Jean Enersen
06/14/14 - The Queen of KING, Jean Enersen said goodbye to the KING-TV Seattle anchor desk Friday after 42 years, and 46 with the station.  KING 5 News presents some of her past work and recaps her career as the first and longest-standing local female anchor in the U.S.  KING 5 News 
Beau Phillips
06/14/14 - Former KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle radio executive Beau Phillips has written his debut memoir I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig, which will be released July 1.  The book features never-been-told stories and photos about rock’s greatest superstars, including the saga of Pink Floyd's 300 pound 40-foot high inflatable flying canvas pig, which was shot down with a hunting arrow over the station.  Phillips was PD, then VP/GM of KISW from 1978-92.  Josh Kerns,  Book info 
Andy Walsh
06/14/14 - Veteran news anchor Andy Walsh returned to his weekend position this morning at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  The 82 year old Walsh had been recovering from heart surgery performed a month ago.  He has been with News1130 since 1996 and was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 2011.
Rob Piercy
06/13/14 - Another KING-TV Seattle staffer has left the building, as reporter/anchor Rob Piercy made the announcement on his Twitter page.  He has been at KING since 2006.  
Jean Enersen
06/13/14 - Mayor Ed Murray has proclaimed today "Jean Enersen Day" in Seattle in recognition of her 46 years at KING-TV and 42 years behind the anchor desk. 
06/13/14 - The Washington State Supreme Court has sided with KOMO-TV Seattle in a lengthy legal battle between the ABC affiliate and the Seattle Police Department over access to police dashcam videos.  The court concludes that two out of three of reporter Tracy Vedder‘s public records requests should have been granted.  KOMO sued for access to the dashcam videos in 2011.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
Manuel Fonseca
06/12/14 - Manuel Fonseca, Managing Producer Local Programming at CityTV Vancouver, has been named Interim Executive Producer and Content Manager for City TV Montreal.  The Montreal position has been held for the last year and a half by former CBC Montreal sportscaster and freelance producer Bob Babinski, who announced his resignation effective this Friday.  Babinski will continue working with City owner Rogers in a freelance capacity.  Steve Faguy, Montreal Gazette   
KAFE-FM Bellingham
06/12/14 - Saga Communications announced yesterday the shut down of KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham for two to three hours for transmitter work to improve its broadcast signal, saying, "We have to turn it off…we don’t want the guys climbing the tower to fry!"  KAFE release 
Jean Enersen
06/12/14 - Jean Enersen is retiring from KING-TV Seattle after 46 years with the station, 42 of them as an anchor.  Her final day as anchor will be this Friday, but she will stay on to devote more time to other areas, including KING 5’s HealthLink reports and specials including Northwest Newsmakers, political coverage and major news events.  Enersen, who will turn 70 on Monday, is the first and longest-standing local female anchor in the country.  KING 5 release  Erik Lacitis, Seattle Times
Matt Case

06/11/14 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 p.m. driver and local native Matt Case will be spending 24 hours out on the streets in the search and rescue van with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission in the "24 Hour Urban Plunge" to bring awareness to the lives of the homeless.  He will hand out  food, blankets, socks, and other items to those in need and raise funds for the cause.  All Access Music Group  

Research Director, Inc.
06/11/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group  
Lee Rogers
06/11/14 - Country Radio Hall of Famer and former KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle personality Lee Rogers passed away today at age 67 in Sandy, OR of complications from a stroke suffered last week.  His 40-year career in radio included on-air and programing positions at Country outlets in Seattle, Minneapolis and Jacksonville, and most recently as OM, PD and morning personality at KUPL-FM 98.7 Portland.  As reported yesterday, Rogers was on air at KMPS from 1975-83.  Services have not been announced.  All Access Music Group     
06/11/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to Slavic Church 'Sulamita' for a low power FM station in Mukilteo.  It is authorized to operate on 100.3 MHz with an ERP of 7 watts non-directional at 108 meters HAAT at 47° 49' 14.40", 122° 16' 38.80".  FCC data   
Nielsen Audio
06/10/14 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 moves into first place in the Nielsen Audio May 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with a 6.2 share. 
AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 is second with a 5.8.  Both are Hubbard Radio properties.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 is third with 5.5.  Radio Online
Lee Rogers
06/10/14 - Country Radio Hall of Famer and former KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle personality Lee Rogers suffered a serious stroke last week and has been placed into hospice care in Sandy, OR.  Before retiring to Arizona in 2009 he had served 15 years as OM, PD and morning personality at KUPL-FM 98.7 Portland and had recently relocated to Oregon.  Rogers was on air at KMPS from 1975-83.  All Access Music Group 
Harvey Oberfeld
06/09/14 - Blogger and former BCTV/Global reporter Harvey Oberfeld takes a look at how the younger radio personalities are scoring in the latest Vancouver radio ratings...and at how the "older" stations are sliding.  Harvey Oberfeld  
Jason Manning
06/09/14 - Puget Sound Radio reports former Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 / Jack CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria PD Jason Manning has landed the position of Brand Director at Corus Winnipeg’s Power 97 CJKR-FM 97.5 / Fresh FM CJGV-FM 99.1.  He was PD at the Victoria stations from 2010-13.  Puget Sound Radio info   
Steve Scher
06/09/14 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle host Steve Scher resigned on Friday after nearly three decades with the station.  He has decided to pursue other opportunities.  Scher, now 60 years old, was at the center of controversy three years ago when he terminated a Friday weather segment featuring Cliff Mass, the University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor.  KUOW release  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI 
Gloria Macarenko
06/08/14 - Joseph Planta, founding editor of and host of the Planta: On the Line interview program, speaks with award winning CBC Vancouver news anchor Gloria Macarenko, as she celebrates 25 years with CBC.  She is an award winning journalist, who has won numerous awards including a Jack Webster, a Leo, and multiple RTNDA Awards. interview/audio  
Bell Media
06/06/14 - Bell Media has released its latest video of PPM radio ratings in Canada, with details about demographics, market size, time segments and names of personalities for BBM subscribed stations.  The Vancouver market is near the beginning of the video and then it travels to markets eastward across the country, comparing the latest spring and winter ratings periods.  Bell Media video
David Bray
06/06/14 - David Bray, Creative Director and Media Director of Bray and Partners Communications, takes a closer look at the most recent BBM PPM ratings for Vancouver and other Canadian markets.  Broadcaster Magazine
Jim Rose
06/05/14 - Jim Rose has been promoted to the new position of Vice President and Station Manager at KING-TV Seattle.  He has been with KING Broadcasting since 2000.  Prior to his new role, Rose held the positions of Local Sales Manager and National Sales Manager for KING5 and KONG-TV.  Jason Xydis becomes Director of Sales.  Joe Kennedy, Bellevue Business Journal 
06/05/14 - The FCC has granted a modification of construction permit to Owensville Communications, LLC for KSTI-FM 102.1 Port Angeles.  ERP will be  3.6 kW directional at -82 meters HAAT at 48° 05' 50.70", 123° 29' 9.30".  This change relocates the transmitter to a site approximately 5 miles west of the previous CP.  FCC data  Application 
06/05/14 - Vancouver market BBM PPM ratings have been released for the period February 24 to May 25.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 moves into first place with a market share of 11.2.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 is second with 9.7.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with an 8.7 share.  BBM data  
Hugh Curtis
06/04/14 - A celebration of life has been announced for former CJVI and CFAX Victoria broadcaster Hugh Curtis who passed away May 27 at Royal Jubilee Hospital at age 81.  It is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Gordon Head Recreation Center, 4100 Lambrick Way, Saanich.  Victoria Times Colonist obituary
Belle Puri
05/31/14 - CBC British Columbia reporter/producer Belle Puri met Vancouver Canucks captain Andre Boudrias when she was interning at CKNW AM 980 in 1974.  She went on to read the nightly sports on 'NW, reportedly the first female to do so in the Vancouver market.  Puri became a multi award-winning reporter on BCTV and CBC British Columbia.  Then last week, as Chair of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, she was re-introduced to Boudrias at the Vancouver Canucks Alumni charity golf tournament.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
Kevin LIm & Sonia Sidhu
05/31/14 - Former Sun FM CHSU-FM 99.9 Kelowna personalities Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu, now morning hosts at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver, have been named Broadcast Performer of the Year at the 67th annual BCAB Conference in Whistler.  Broadcaster of the Year was awarded to CTV Vancouver news anchor Tamara Taggart.  Vancouver talent manager Bruce Allen was named Friend of the Industry.  Awards of Excellence winners  CTV release  
Alex Rozier
05/30/14 - KHQ-TV Spokane weekend anchor and weekday reporter Alex Rozier is joining KING-TV Seattle as a reporter.  He is a two-time regional Edward R. Murrow award winning reporter and has been with KHQ since 2011.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy  
Mark Rogers
05/30/14 - The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has appointed CJJR-FM/CKPK-FM Vancouver General Sales Manager Mark Rogers to the position of Group Vice President, Sales.  He joined Pattison's Vancouver stations as GSM in 1999.  Rogers will continue to be based in Vancouver and will retain the GSM duties for the Pattison Group's Vancouver stations.  Broadcaster Magazine 
Shelagh Rogers
05/30/14 - CBC national radio host Shelagh Rogers has been appointed chancellor of the University of Victoria for a three-year term beginning January 1.  Rogers, who lives on Gabriola Island, has been a regular guest speaker and host at UVic events.  She is currently host and producer of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, which she will continue to host while serving as chancellor.  She hosted Sounds Like Canada on the CBC Network from the Vancouver studios from 2003-08.  Rogers is also one of five people receiving an honorary doctorate of letters at the convocation ceremonies at Vancouver Island University next week.  UVic release  Amy Smart, Victoria Times Colonist   
Ken Schram
05/30/14 - Long time KOMO Seattle Radio and TV commentator/reporter Ken Schram died Thursday at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland at age 66.  He was with KOMO for 35 years up until his contract was bought out in 2012.  Schram notably hosted Town Meeting, a public-affairs show with audience participation that aired from 1980 to 1999.  He received numerous Emmy Awards for his work, and also the prestigious Peabody Award.  A private ceremony will be held and a public memorial service is likely in the future.  Eric Johnson, KOMO News  Erik Lacitis, Seattle Times 
05/29/14 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility for KITI-FM 95.1 Winlock for a small tower relocation.  ERP remains at .38 kW, HAAT increases from 268 to 270.5 meters and new coordinates are 46° 32' 36.00", 123° 01' 5.00".  FCC data 
Robin Stickley
05/29/14 - Robin Stickley returns to Vancouver in early August to anchor the Global BC Early News at 5 p.m.  She will also be a regular contributor to the 6 p.m. News Hour.  She has been with the Global News family for more than a decade, most recently the Washington Correspondent for Global National.  Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun  Global BC release 
05/29/14 - BBM has released its Spring 2014 12+ Top-line Radio Statistics for Victoria for the period March 3-April 27.  CBC Radio One CBCV-FM 90.5 leads with a 15.8 share, The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 10.6 and KOOL-FM CHBE-FM 107.3 is third with 10.3.  BBM data 
Clay Freinwald
05/28/14 - The June 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide is offered here as a courtesy to our readers.
05/28/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle news director Holly Gauntt says new owner Sinclair Broadcast Group has made investments in the news division with the goal of dethroning ratings leader KING-TV.  Sinclair laid off a reported 18 staffers including editors, satellite-truck operators, writers and producers after their purchase last year, but Gauntt says many of those cuts were long in coming, due largely to former owner Fisher being heavy on unnecessary personnel.  Gauntt says Sinclair has built the station’s first new set in 15 years and has bought loads of equipment including three cellular bonded units, a satellite truck, new computers and five cars.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy  Diana Marszalek, TVNewsCheck  
Hugh Curtis - 1980 Times Colonist photo
05/27/14 - Former CJVI and CFAX Victoria broadcaster Hugh Curtis died from cancer today at age 81.  He was with CJVI for 15 years before moving to CFAX, becoming a minority owner in 1965.  At CFAX, Curtis' duties included commercial production, anchoring election coverage, sales and reading newscasts.  He was first elected to council in the Victoria suburb of Saanich in 1961 as an alderman, then reeve, a position later called mayor before leaving for provincial politics 1972.  He was elected to the legislature as a Progressive Conservative, switching to Social Credit in 1974.  He held a number of portfolios in the government of then-premier Bill Bennett, most notably spending seven years as B.C.’s second-longest serving finance minister.  Carla Wilson, Times Colonist  Carla Wilson TC item 2 
Michael Konopasek
05/27/14 - Michael Konopasek joins KING-TV Seattle as a general assignment reporter effective July 7.  He has been in the same role at KWTV-TV Oklahoma City for the past three years.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
Ed Kelley
05/26/14 - Former KOL Seattle DJ Ed Kelley died May 16 in Gresham OR at age 81.  He worked the late night shift at KOL during the 1960s while attending the University of Washington, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  During his career he was sales manager, general manager, and owner/operator of radio stations in Aberdeen and Spokane.  He owned his own advertising company, and was still active in business until early this year.  A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.  Estacada Funeral Chapel obituary 
Harvey Oberfeld
05/26/14 - Veteran BCTV/Global BC reporters John Daly and Brian Coxford have accepted buyout offers and are expected to retire by the end of August.  Daly has been there 34 years and Coxford for more than 30.  Blogger and former Global reporter Harvey Oberfeld speculates that Daly could move over to rival CTV Vancouver.  Harvey Oberfeld 
Sara Norman
05/25/14 - News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver news reporter Sara Norman has announced on her Twitter page that she has been released from the station.  She's been there since March 2013.  She says she will return to the University of BC to complete her Masters of Journalism in the fall.
Bob Jordan
05/24/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle news director Bob Jordan has announced he is retiring at the end of June after 45 years in the business.  He's been news director at KIRO-TV for the last two years, but was ND at KING-TV from 1990-93 before heading south to run the newsroom at KCBS-TV Los Angeles.  Chris Ariens, TVSpy 
Ross Kenward
05/24/14 - Former CBC TV Vancouver cameraman Ross (Roscoe) Kenward died in his native land New Zealand on May 11.  He was an ace news photographer for the Vancouver Province and later an outstanding television cameraman for CBC TV Vancouver and CTV National News in Toronto.  Kenward returned to New Zealand in the 1980s, where he won numerous awards for his shooting of major network TV shows.  A celebration of life was held in Auckland, New Zealand on May 16.  Sun/Province obituary  Mickleblog tribute 
Russ Byth
05/23/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Russ Byth is one of several staff cuts made today at Q103 CKQQ-FM 103.1 Kelowna.  Before anchoring morning news at the station beginning last year, he was the morning business editor at News1130 CKWX AM from 1996-2010 and then a news writer at Global Television in 2011.  Byth is being retained at sister station Power 104 CKLZ-FM 104.7 Kelowna for vacation fill-in work. 
05/23/14 - A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation spokeswoman has dismissed reports that the public broadcaster is considering service cuts that could make Radio 2 online-only.   Watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting said Thursday that CBC executives will propose several major cuts, including removing Radio 2 from the airwaves.  Radio 2 programs primarily adult contemporary, classical and jazz, and is heard locally on 105.7 in Vancouver and 92.1 in Victoria.  CBC News  Ian Morrison, "Friends"   
Seattle Space Needle
05/22/14 - Population estimates released Thursday by the Census Bureau should bode well for radio and TV broadcasting in the Seattle market.  From July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013, Seattle grew by 2.8 percent, the highest rate among the 50 most-populous U.S. cities.  Seattle is now within striking distance of returning to the top 20 cities for the first time since 1960 and according to the Seattle Office of Economic Development, it added nearly 15,000 new jobs between 2012 and 2013.  Gene Balk, The Seattle Times 
Dan Lewis
05/22/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle paid special tribute to departing news anchor Dan Lewis last night.  Even the on-screen ID was changed to read KDAN 4 NEWS.  Lewis anchored KOMO newscasts for 27 years.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy video  
Click Cable
05/21/14 - Tacoma City Council has now approved a rate increase for Click! Cable TV subscribers, starting in July.  The increase is expected to raise about $722,000 to help cover a projected $1.3 million shortfall in Click’s 2013-2014 budget.  It is the sixth increase since 2010, claimed to be necessary because of rising fees from programming providers, which includes Seattle market TV stations.  Seattle-based Fisher Communications, which did not receive money from the cable provider until 2009, withheld its signals (including KOMO and KUNS) from subscribers for a month in a dispute early last year.  Kate Martin, The News Tribune
Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu
05/21/14 - Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu are settling in as the new morning team at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  The duo previously hosted a.m. drive at Sun FM CHSU-FM 99.9 Kelowna.  YouTube video 
Dan Lewis
05/21/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle news anchor Dan Lewis will air his final newscast tonight at 11.  The 27-year veteran of KOMO's anchor desk, announced his plan to step down in April.  He came to KOMO in 1987 from Washington, D.C. and has reported on the death of anchor Kathi Goertzen and covered the helicopter crash outside KOMO's Fisher Plaza that killed two workers.  Lewis will likely continue to work on occasional special projects for the station.  He received a lifetime achievement award from the Western Washington Society of Professional Journalists on Saturday.  Lynsi Burton, Seattle PI  KOMO News 
David Boze
05/20/14 - Talk KTTH AM 770 Seattle will host a debate on religious freedom issues on June 26th at Seattle University moderated by David Boze.  Michael Medved and Ben Shapiro will be among the panel members.  All Access Music Group 
Mike Eckford
05/20/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 talk show host Mike Eckford will anchor the third broadcast in the Canadians Talk … series on Monday, May 26 with Canadians Talk: Marijuana.  The 4 p.m. PT program will be broadcast on Corus Radio stations across Canada.  Broadcaster Magazine 
Aaron Levine
05/19/14 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV sports director Aaron Levine appeared on air wearing a nasal strip in support of California Chrome, the racehorse vying to win the first triple crown since 1978.  Wearing of the nasal strip was earlier in jeopardy, but officials at Belmont Park have now announced they are allowing it in the Belmont Stakes June 7.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
KWLE Anacortes
05/19/14 - New Age Media Group Inc. is purchasing AC The Whale KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes from San Juan Communications Inc. for $480,000.  The company is also buying South Asian daytime station KRPA AM 110 Oak Harbor from Satnam Media Group Inc. for $85,000.  All Access Music Group 
George Wilson
05/19/14 - Former Seattle radio station owner George Wilson passed away May 14 at age 89.  In the 1970s he owned KBLE AM/FM in Seattle, KASA in Phoenix, AZ and put an FM on the air in Chandler, AZ.  He was a partner with Don Bevilaqua at KARI in Blaine.  He eventually sold his Seattle FM to First Media where it bacame KUBE.  At the time, KBLE AM  was brokered and aired religious programming along with some Russian programs.  A service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue.  Seattle Times obituary 
05/17/14 - The FCC has assigned KSTI to Owensville Communications, LLC as the call letters for a Construction Permit for a new FM station in Port Angeles to operate at 102.1 MHz.  The CP is for 4 kW ERP at -139 meters HAAT at 48° 05' 4.00 ", 123° 24' 37.00", but there is an application for a transmitter location change to 48° 05' 50.70", 123° 29' 9.30".  FCC data   
Greg Douglas
05/17/14 - The British Columbia Football Hall of Fame selection committee is nearing the time to nominate the latest inductees.  Last year former Vancouver Sun columnist Jim Kearney and play-by-play broadcaster J.P. McConnell were named to the media category.  Two deserving broadcasters this year are the late Ted Reynolds of CBC Television and former BC Lions color commentator Tom Larscheid, who also played two seasons for the team in the early 1960s.  End Zone, Greg Douglas, The Sun
Will Johnson
05/16/14 - Long-time Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 p.m. drive host and 100.7 The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 personality Will Johnson has been named PD/afternoon drive host at MYfm KSNA-FM 100.7 Idaho Falls ID.  He hosted at Warm from 1994-2012.  All Access Music Group     
05/16/14 - The FCC has granted a License to Cover to Sinclair Seattle Licensee, LLC for Seattle market KUNS-TV, channel 50 (VC ch. 51).  ERP increases to 1000 kW at 244 meters HAAT at 47° 37' 55.00", 122° 21' 9.00".  FCC data 
Nick McGurk
05/15/14 - Nick McGurk begins as a reporter at KIRO-TV Seattle in July.  He has worked as a "backpack journalist", shooting, editing and writing his own material at KUSA-TV Denver for the past three years.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
Casey Kasem
05/15/14 - Famed American Top 40 and Casey's Top 40 host Casey Kasem was located by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Department in Washington state on Wednesday, hours after his children filed a missing person's report.  Kasem, 82, has been in poor health in recent years, suffering from a form of dementia called Lewy Body Disease.  A hearing has been scheduled for June 20 to receive updates on his health and well being.  AP/Seattle PI  Seattle Times 
05/15/14 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle Fitz in the Morning show has been dropped from Entercom sister station The Wolf KWJJ-FM 99.5 Portland.  The Seattle-based program, which expanded to Portland in 2012, continues to air on KKWF. 
Research Director
05/14/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide April 2014 PPM analysis of Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Centro Familiar Cristiano
05/14/14 - As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, KANY-FM 93.7 Montesano began programming the Hispanic Christian format of Centro Familiar Cristiano.  Today the KANY call letters move to 107.3 Cosmopolis and 93.7 becomes KLSY.  93.7 has been stunting since May 6 with bird calls and announcements redirecting its former Bigfoot listeners to 107.3.  Radio Insight 
Nielsen Audio
05/13/14 - AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 moves into first place with a 5.7 share in the Seattle-Tacoma Nielsen Audio April 2014 PPM in a tightly contested race.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 moves up to second with 5.6 and CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is third with 5.5.  Radio Online
Rafe Mair
05/13/14 - Award winning Vancouver broadcaster and former British Columbia cabinet minister Rafe Mair is regaining his strength at home following a 4-1/2 month stay in hospital.  The 82-year-old Mair sustained a fractured seventh cervical vertebra in a fall down the stairs of his Lions Bay condo on December 15.  During his radio career he was named BC Broadcast performer of the year, winner of the Michener Award for courageous journalism, received the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement and is in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Rafe Mair Online 
Click! Cable TV
05/13/14 - Tacoma City Council will likely approve a 10 percent increase in rates charged Click! Cable TV subscribers, starting in July.  The increase would be the sixth since 2010, claimed to be necessary because of rising fees from programming providers.  About two-thirds of a subscriber’s bill pays for programming costs for cable-specific channels and local broadcast stations.  Seattle-based Fisher Communications, which did not receive money from the cable provider until 2009, withheld its signals (including KOMO and KUNS) from subscribers for a month in a dispute early last year.  Fisher was purchased in August 2013 by Sinclair Broadcast Group.  Kate Martin, The News Tribune 
Red Robinson
05/12/14 - On August 22 legendary Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson will emcee the 50th anniversary of the Beatles only appearance in Vancouver at the Pacific National Exhibition.  The concert will feature the group Revolver because of their authentic recreation of the Beatles sound.  The date is historic, as it was the first time for a concert by the Fab Four in Canada. The PNE’s anniversary tribute also features three tribute acts to open the show - Jackie DeShannon, The Exciters and the Righteous Brothers.  Red Robinson info
Jack Webster Foundation
05/12/14 - The Jack Webster Foundation, which recognizes and promotes the excellent work of British Columbia-based journalists, has been awarded the Canadian Association of Journalists' Charles Bury Award for 2014.  Formerly called the CAJ President's Award, it was created and is awarded to any individuals or organizations that have made exemplary contributions to Canadian journalism.  The Webster Foundation was selected as this year's recipient by CAJ President Hugo Rodrigues.  The foundation is named after famed Western Canadian broadcast journalist Jack Webster.  Broadcaster Magazine  
Rolf Harris
05/10/14 - The trial for entertainer Rolf Harris, facing 12 counts of indecent assault against four victims spanning three decades between 1968 and 1986, opened Friday in London's Southwark Crown Court.  Harris, now 84, has lived in the UK for years, but has local connections.  He entertained at a number of Vancouver venues during the 1960s and '70s, hosted The Rolf Harris Show on BCTV in 1978 and was on stage at Expo 86.  Jamie Merrill, The Independent  Jill Lawless, AP/CTV News  
Greg Douglas
05/10/14 - When the Vancouver Canucks fell out of the NHL playoffs, TEAM CKST AM 1040 broadcasters Rick Ball and John Shorthouse also felt the void, but Ball is back in action June 1 at Sun Peaks Resort north of Kamloops, home of the 2014 B.C. Lions training camp.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun  
Dish Nation
05/09/14 - According to the latest Nielsen rankings, Dish Nation is number one among all entertainment magazine programs in New York. The program, hosted by radio personalities from Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas, airs on WWOR-TV, serving the Big Apple from Secaucus, NJ.  The show has hit all-time highs and finished at the top in its time period, beating out TMZ and Entertainment Tonight.  The local team contributing to Dish Nation is Brooke & Jubal in the Morning on Seattle market MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5.  The program is aired locally on Q13 KCPQ-TV.  Radio Online 
Jeff Renner
05/09/14 - KING-TV Seattle chief meteorologist Jeff Renner, one of eight in Washington DC last Tuesday to meet with President Obama on climate change, was given four minutes on camera in the Rose Garden to discuss Washington's soggy weather reputation.  The Nose, Tacoma News Tribune  
Dan McAllister
05/08/14 - Dan McAllister, in his 50th year of broadcasting, retires from his position as GM of The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 and The Zone CKZN-FM 91.3 Victoria at the end of the month.  He began his career at CFTK Radio/TV in Terrace in 1964.  After stops on the prairies and CHNL Kamloops, he hosted shows at CHQM, CKWX/CJAZ-FM Vancouver before becoming station manager of OK Radio Group's CJOK/CKYX-FM Fort McMurray AB during the 1980s.  McAllister was transferred to Victoria when the OK Radio Group won the license for CKKQ-FM Victoria in 1987.  He's been there ever since, most recently under the ownership of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.  
Ted Farr
05/08/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Ted Farr celebrated 45 years in radio on May 1.  He relates his story, beginning in 1969, along with recognition of the many well-known broadcasters he worked with during his career.  Farr was a news reader and later News Director at CKLG Vancouver during the 1970s, PD at CKWX and CJAZ-FM Vancouver during the 1980s and most recently was interim GM at CJUI-FM Kelowna.  He currently is President of Ted Farr Media,  VP Communications and Broadcaster Relations at Mega Music Canada and Partner at Go Video Productions in Kelowna.  Ted Farr Media  
Liz Dueweke
05/08/14 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV is welcoming new morning anchor Liz Dueweke this week with a series of humorous promos.  She joins morning anchor Bill Wixey at Q13 from rival KOMO-TV, where she was a morning anchor since April last year.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
Arthur Griffiths
05/07/14 - Former Vancouver Canucks owner Arthur Griffiths has filed for creditor protection in an attempt to reach a settlement with creditors and get out of debt without declaring bankruptcy.  The former local sports mogul and sometimes broadcaster has liabilities of $2,092,577 and total assets of $36,970.  Griffiths hosted shows on CHMJ AM 730 and TEAM CKST AM 1040 Vancouver from 2004-06.  Dan Fumano, The Province 
KANY-FM Montesano
05/07/14 - KANY-FM 93.7 Montesano began stunting at 10 a.m. Tuesday with bird calls and sweepers redirecting its former Bigfoot listeners to 107.3, serving Grays Harbor and northern Pacific Counties.  93.7 is ID’ing as The Birds.  The KANY call letters will also move to 107.3 and 93.7 will have different call letters.  RadioInsight  Meanwhile, Jodesha Broadcasting owner Bill Wolfenbarger advises that HD equipment is being added to sister station Sunny 102.1 KSWW-FM Ocean Shores. 
jeff renner
05/06/14 - KING-TV Seattle chief meteorologist Jeff Renner is among eight in Washington DC today to interview President Obama on climate change.  The interviews are timed with the release of a new study assessing the effects of climate change in the US.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy
KING-TV Seattle
05/05/14 - KING-TV Seattle has popped the question, "Which Morning Anchor Are You?” with a quick quiz to find out which KING 5 Morning News anchor is most like you.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Jeff Connell
05/05/14 - Former Seattle market KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 morning show producer Jeff Connell resigns as network PD of the WAY Media WAY-FM network Nashville effective May 31 to pursue a new opportunity.  He was with the Seattle CBS Radio cluster from 2003-08.  Radio Online   
KNHC-FM Seattle
05/05/14 - Nathan Hale High School C89.5 KNHC-FM Seattle has launched its Spring Pledge drive.  A leader in dance since before electronic dance music hit the mainstream, the station relies on donations collected during biannual pledge drives to stay on the air.  C89.5 also trains high school students in all aspects of station operations, including on air, production and programming.  A number of former students are now with local commercial stations.  All Access Music Group 
Virginia Krapiec
05/03/14 - Former Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Western Canada Director-General Virginia Krapiec died April 27 in Vancouver at age 65.  She served with the Commission for 35 years.  After winning her first fight with cancer in 1995, she became an advocate for support groups and health issues at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, the Vancouver General Hospital, and the Vancouver Women's Hospital.  A celebration of life is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 8 at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.  Sun/Province obituary 
05/02/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Centro Familiar Cristiano to increase the ERP of KRUM-LD channel 24 Renton from 4 kW to 15 kW directional.  HAAT remains at 255 meters at 47° 36' 55.60", 122° 18' 28.50".  Community of license changes to Seattle.  FCC data  
Bob Duck
05/02/14 - Former Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 news anchor and business editor Bob Duck has become news director at Mix CFVR-FM 103.7 Fort McMurray AB.  He was most recently news director and morning co-host at The Bounce CHBN-FM 91.7 Edmonton.  Duck was at CKNW and then the Corus Radio network from 1996-2004. 
Glenn Beck
05/02/14 - Mount Vernon native, former local broadcaster and now syndicated conservative talk show host Glenn Beck comes under fire once again, this time for comments made about  ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Beck's show is locally aired 9 - noon on KVI AM 570 Seattle.  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI 
Dave Ross
05/01/14 - This year's Fisher House Foundation Memorial Day special for news-talk radio will be called Our Greatest National Treasure, a three-hour show hosted by Seattle market KIRO-FM 97.3 talk show host Dave Ross.  The show will offer stories from wounded war veterans and their families, spotlighting the services and housing Fisher House provides to families of the injured during the recovery period.  All Access Music Group 
Charlie Harger
05/01/14 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle reporter Charlie Harger has won the Bill Stout Award for Enterprise Coverage for the Green River Killer Interviews awarded by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA).  He's been with KOMO since 2002 and also works part-time as an instructor for Green River Community College, teaching students about radio broadcasting and podcasting, social media, and emerging technologies for the media industry.  Harger, along with other KOMO reporters, won a number of awards.  APTRA award winner list 
Richard Chacon
04/30/14 - The Vancouver Police Department has launched a new website featuring some of the city's most frustrating unsolved murder cases.  Of note is the case of Richard Chacon, who was shot and killed at The Car Wash, an after-hours club in downtown Vancouver, where he worked as a manager in 1999.  Chacon, then 31, was originally from Huntington Beach CA, but had been living in Vancouver for about three years.  He worked for a short time as a talk show host at CFUN (AM 1410) during the time he was in the city.  CBC News  Vancouver Sun  
04/28/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to Make Shift for a new low power FM station in Bellingham.  It will operate at 94.9 MHz with 100 watts non-directional at -82 meters HAAT at 48° 45' 11.80" 122° 28' 44.20".  FCC data 
Bill Virgin
04/28/14 - Tacoma News Tribune columnist Bill Virgin earned a second-place award Saturday in the business columns category for “What’s rolling around inside the governor’s head about Boeing,” which appeared last May.  Virgin was the business columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and penned the excellent weekly column Radio Beat about Seattle radio matters for a number of years prior to the PI discontinuing its print edition in 2009.  The News Tribune 
Clay Freinwald
04/27/14 - The May 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide is offered here as a courtesy to our readers.
Bob McLean
04/26/14 - National TV host and former Vancouver broadcaster Bob McLean died April 22 in Brampton ON at age 81 due to complications from heart disease.  He was the host of The Bob McLean Show, which aired on CBC television from 1975-81.  After he left the show, he anchored news at CKO-FM Vancouver during the 1980s, before moving back into television in Kitchener ON and finishing a radio talk show career in 2011.  During his 60-year broadcast career, McLean interviewed U.S. Presidents, Canadian Prime Ministers, legendary movie stars, and the leading authors of our time.  PR Newswire  YouTube video clip  
Dan Russell
04/26/14 - After nearly 30 years on the air, Dan Russell has announced the end of his nightly Sportstalk radio program.  His final show will air next Thursday night, May 1, on Vancouver market CISL AM 650.  Sportstalk moved to AM 650 last September after a nearly quarter-century run on CKNW AM 980, with Russell buying his own airtime.  He will continue a Sunday night golf show on AM 650 and plans to continue podcasts and blogs on his website.  CISL signed on May 1, 1980 and the first disc jockey on the air was a 19-year-old Dan Russell.  He began his Sportstalk show on October 15, 1984 on former Vancouver station CJOR.  Brad Ziemer, Vancouver Sun 
Erik Nycklemoe
04/24/14 - It has been announced in a memo that Erik Nycklemoe is out as General Manager at Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5.  Current Assistant GM and Director of Content Joey Cohn has been named Interim GM effective immediately.  Nycklemoe has been GM since his appointment in February 2013.  Cohn has been with KPLU since 1987.  
Janet Kim
04/24/14 - Janet Kim has recently joined KING-TV Seattle as a reporter.  She was previously a reporter and fill-in anchor at WTVF-TV Nashville.  She started her news career at KDRV-TV Medford, OR in 2006 as the Klamath Falls bureau chief and eventually became the station’s weekend anchor. 
04/23/14 - Radio Insight has noted two domain registrations by Bill Wolfenbarger's Jodesha Broadcasting, with a hint of a new Seattle rimshot.  While Jodesha's KLSY-FM 107.9 South Bend has a CP to move to 107.3 Cosmopolis, Wolfenbarger tells NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, "It should come as no surprise that we would do something else with 93.7 (sister station KANY-FM Montesano) at some point...Jodesha Broadcasting, has every intention of remaining in Southwest Washington with programming for the residents of the area.  We will retain all of the format choices we currently offer in the Twin Harbors, and will even be adding another soon.  Stay tuned."  Radio Insight
04/22/14 - Three of Seattle's network TV stations, along with KUOW-FM 94.9 are well represented among winners of the 2014 Region 1 Edward R. Murrow Awards, presented by the RTDNA.  The awards recognize the best radio, television and online news organizations around the world.  This year, the organization awarded 661 regional awards in 14 categories.  Region 1 winners  Meanwhile, CTV Vancouver and Global BC both won awards in Region 14 (international), with the Large Market Television Overall Excellence Award going to CTV Vancouver.  Region 14 winners 
Global BC
04/22/14 - A total of 25 employees with Global BC, including 23 in the graphics department and two in the sales department, are losing their jobs as part of a plan by Shaw Communications to lay off 400 people in a Canada-wide restructuring program.  Unifor, the union representing the workers, says all graphics functions in the west are being transferred to Toronto.  Parent company Shaw Communications announced earlier this month that it plans to lay off some 400 employees, or almost three per cent of its workforce, in a move to consolidate operations.  Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun 
Terry Avalos
04/21/14 - Former News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver traffic reporter Terry Avalos died this morning in Vancouver after a struggle with cancer, at age 52.  He was on air at News1130 from 2006-08 and then was with AM730 Traffic CHMJ Vancouver for a short time. 
Jamie Tanchyk
04/21/14 - Jamie "Tanch" Tanchyk moves to Seattle market Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM as on-air host and APD effective May 12.  He is currently PD and midday host at The Peak WZMR-FM 104.9 Albany, NY.  Radio Ink  All Access Music Group
Scott Rintoul
04/21/14 - TEAM 1040 CKST Vancouver host Scott Rintoul returns to the Boston Marathon this year with memories of last year's ordeal.  Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun 
Gordon Theedom
04/20/14 - After nearly 70 years since he started in the radio business, 86-year-old Gordon Theedom hangs up his mike for the final time on Monday.  He is one of Canada’s oldest active radio hosts and currently hosts a weekly program called Music from the Past on CHLY-FM 101.7 Nanaimo.  Theedom will make his final broadcast at 11 a.m. Monday.  He began his radio career in May 1949 at the newly-opened CHUB Nanaimo.  Out of radio for many years, he returned in 2007 on CHLY.  He has more than 20,000 records from the Big Band Era in his collection.  Nicholas Pescod, Nanaimo News Bulletin  YouTube video 
Greg Douglas
04/19/14 - Abbotsford Heat play-by-play announcer Brandon Astle loses his job as the AHL team leaves the Fraser Valley city.  It was announced April 15 that the Heat would no longer be playing in Abbotsford after this season.  Games were aired on CIVL-FM 101.7.  Meanwhile, has Team 1040 CKST AM Vancouver morning host Bro Jake dropped his ‘Champ’ routine?  Short Hops/End Zone, Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Research Director
04/18/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide March 2014 PPM analysis of the Seattle-Tacoma radio market and other markets #6-15.  All Access Music Group
Family Radio
04/18/14 - Family Radio station KARR AM 1460 Kirkland recently went dark.  Family Radio announced in mid February that KARR would shut down after the lease could not be renewed on its transmitter site, which is in a residential area scheduled for development.  Meanwhile, Radio Disney KKDZ AM 1250 Seattle, which shared the facility for its night time signal, is operating on very low power after dark.  
Peter Haworth
04/18/14 - A Memorial Service has been announced for CBC Radio Vancouver writer Peter Haworth who died February 10 in North Vancouver at age 86.  It is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. May 8 at St. James' Anglican Church, 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver (at Gore Avenue).  The Church does not have a private parking area.  All parking is on the street and is metered.  For anyone who cannot negotiate stairs, there will be a special entrance available.  A tea will follow the service at approximately 2:30 p.m.  Sun/Province obituary 
CTV Vancouver
04/18/14 - CTV Vancouver has announced that Norma Reid is the CTV News at 11:30 news anchor.  Her role also includes CTV News at Five and CTV News at Six "breaking news" anchor.  Reid has been with CTV Vancouver since 2010 and she has been a reporter for CTV Morning Live, along with CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30 weekend co-anchor before her current position.  Michele Brunoro is the newest CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30 weekend news co-anchor with Scott Roberts.  She has been with CTV Vancouver since 2006 and continues to be Fraser Valley Bureau Chief. 
Global BC
04/17/14 - RadioWest has announced that the entire graphics department, along with some long-time management employees at Global BC have been terminated.  Apparently graphics work will be accomplished out of Toronto in the future.  RadioWest posting 
Dan Lewis
04/17/14 - After 27 years as the primary anchor at KOMO-TV Seattle, Dan Lewis announced during an emotional speech in the newsroom Wednesday, he is stepping down.  He joined KOMO in 1987, originally paired on the anchor desk with Jim Harriott and Kerry Brock.  One year later, Kathi Goertzen joined him.  Lewis and Goertzen became one of the longest running anchor teams in the country, delivering the evening news at KOMO for nearly 25 years.  Lewis leaves the building on May 28th, but will return to KOMO from time to time for special projects.  KOMO News/video  Jennifer Sullivan, Seattle Times 
Nielsen Audio
04/16/14 - Last month's three-way tie has been broken in the Seattle-Tacoma market with CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 taking a small lead with a 5.7 share in the Nielsen Audio March 2014 PPM.  Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 is second with 5.6 and Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 is third with 5.2.  Radio Online 
04/16/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Radio Pacific Inc. for a new full service FM station at Sequim.  It will operate with 3 kW at 104.9 MHz directional at -73 meters HAAT at 48° 03' 52.00" 123° 06' 52.00".  Radio Pacific Inc. is the licensee of KONP AM 1450 Port Angeles.  FCC data 
Mike Gastineau
04/15/14 - KJR AM 950 Seattle has announced a new soccer fan show, Seattle Soccer Talk during the Seattle Sounders FC season.  The show debuts at 7 p.m. today from The Market Arms pub in Ballard and is hosted by longtime Seattle radio personality and author Mike Gastineau.  The show will focus primarily on the Seattle Sounders FC, but will also cover the World Cup and other stories of interest to local soccer fans. 
Val Stouffer
04/15/14 - KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle news anchor/editor Val Stouffer moves to KXL-FM 101.1 Portland as afternoon co-anchor.  She has anchored at several Seattle market stations since 1994, including KPLU-FM 88.5, KZOK-FM 102.5 and KOMO AM 1000, and has been a writer/producer at Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV.  Radio Ink
Martin MacMahon
04/15/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 general assignment reporter and occasional anchor Martin MacMahon has announced on his Twitter page that he is moving to News1130 CKWX AM as a reporter effective at the end of the month.  He's been with 'NW since April 2012 and also is a Vancouver Whitecaps beat reporter/web editor for and a soccer contributor for Rogers Sportsnet, but says he is shifting his focus away from soccer.
04/12/14 - Only five unionized employees and four managers will lose their jobs at CBC in British Columbia, out of 657 job cuts across Canada, which were announced Thursday.  No local shows will be cut in B.C. and no stations will be closed.  The five unionized job cuts are expected to be in live music recording.  There are 171 full-time employees excluding managers at CBC in British Columbia, 137 of whom work in Vancouver along with about 60 to 100 part-time contract employees at any one time.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun 
Marc Fitzgerald
04/12/14 - Marc Fitzgerald has been named broadcaster of the year for the 2013-14 season in a poll of play-by-play broadcasters in the BCHL.  He called all the Chilliwack Chiefs games since the franchise rejoined the BCHL for the 2011-12 season.  Brent Mutis, Island Sports News  Games were aired on The Drive CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack, but the station announced in February that they would not be carried beyond the end of this season.  Fitzgerald recently joined the sports staff at News1130 CKWX-AM Vancouver.  Chilliwack Times backgrounder 
Heather Matheson-Leyland
04/11/14 - Former CBC Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver award-winning journalist and producer Heather Matheson-Leyland died April 6, two days prior to her 65th birthday.  She worked in the CBC-TV Vancouver newsroom, with Pacific Report and as TV producer with The Best Years in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  She had previously been a producer with The Journal at CBC Toronto.  A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 12 at the West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary 
CTV Vancouver Island
04/10/14 - CTV News Vancouver Island has announced the launch of two revitalized weekday evening newscasts starting Monday, April 14.  CTV News at Five will be anchored by Joe Perkins with co-hosts Mira Laurence and Adam Sawatsky.  CTV News at Six will be anchored by Andrew Johnson, with Astrid Braunschmidt with weather and Jordan Cunningham with sports.  There will be a new weekly consumer-issue segment Hartland Helps with reporter Louise Hartland.  CTV release 
John Barton
04/09/14 - A family burial service, with a celebration of life to be held in the summer, has been announced for former Vancouver and Victoria radio broadcaster and TV game show host John Barton, who died April 5 in Victoria at age 82.  Victoria Times Colonist obituary 
Joanna Small
04/09/14 - Joanna Small, currently a reporter at KSPR-TV Springfield MO, joins KIRO-TV Seattle as a general assignment reporter.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy  
Zahid Arab
04/09/14 - KING-TV Seattle reporter Zahid Arab moves to KDFW-TV Dallas as a general assignment reporter.  He's been with KING since August 2012.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
04/08/14 - An application for a conditional use permit is still under consideration by the Whatcom County planning department for new KRPI AM 1550 radio towers to be located on an undeveloped lot on McKenzie Way in Point Roberts, about 330 metres from the Canadian border south of Tsawwassen.  Opponents claim the towers are so close they could cause blanket interference that could affect radios, TVs, phones and baby monitors of up to 20,000 Tsawwassen residents.  Delta-Richmond East Member of Parliament Kerry-Lynne Findlay says she has also met with the project's proponents, opponents, and informed Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird of the community's concerns.  Adrian MacNair, South Delta Leader  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  Whatcom County info 
04/08/14 - Newcap Inc. has applied to the CRTC to relocate the transmitter of Vancouver market CISL AM 650 to a site previously used by CKBD AM 600 before its flip to FM.  The reasons given are land instability and expiration of the lease in August 2014, which cannot be renewed.  The application states that, if not approved, CISL would be forced off the air for at least a couple of years while a different new site solution is found.  The proposed new site is about 4 km northeast of the current location in southeast Richmond.  The application also calls for a power change from 10,000 day/9,000 night to 20,000 day/4,000 watts night directional.  CRTC info  
Ellen Enomoto
04/07/14 - Former CBC Vancouver music librarian Ellen Enomoto passed away in Vancouver March 29 at age 92.  She retired from the CBC music library in 1987.  A celebration of life will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at Tonari Gumi (Japanese Community Volunteers Association), 42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary 
Jordan Armstrong
04/07/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 reporter/anchor/assignment editor Jordan Armstrong has announced on his Twitter page that he is leaving to take a position at Global BC.  He's been at CKNW since January 2009 and was named Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters in 2012. 
04/07/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Seattle University for a new low power FM station in Seattle.  It is authorized to operate at 102.1 MHz with an ERP of 7.4 watts non-directional at 106 meters HAAT at 47° 36' 25.00" 122° 19' 7.00.  FCC data 
John Barton
04/06/14 - Former Vancouver and Victoria radio broadcaster and TV game show host John Barton has died in Victoria at age 82.  He started his career while in high school at CKRD Red Deer AB in 1949.  He was morning host at CKWX Vancouver in the mid 1960s and program manager at CJOR Vancouver in the early '70s before moving to Victoria to host mornings at CKDA and the talk show Barton & Company on CHEK-TV during the 1970s.  He was also Creative Director at Copeland Communications in Victoria from 1982-92.  Barton retired from broadcasting and settled in Qualicum Beach in 1992 where he was a book illustrator and drawing teacher at Malaspina College in nearby Parksville and The Old School House in Qualicum.   
RTDNA Canada
04/06/14 - RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, has announced this year's BC Region Award recipients.  The awards, announced Saturday night at the RTDNA BC Region Awards banquet at the Executive Suites Hotel and Conference Centre in Burnaby, honor the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.  List of winners  CTV release  CBC release 
Sev Morin
04/05/14 - A celebration of life has been announced for Sev Morin who died March 28 in Vancouver at age 86.  It is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the café at Willingdon Church, 4812 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby.  Morin was a member of The Capilano Communications Group, which includes prominent local broadcasters Red Robinson, Jim Morrison, Cam Cathcart, Don Fisher and Bill Mackie and he was a close friend of broadcaster Jack Cullen.  He received the Local Hero Award from the City of Burnaby in 2002 and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2003.  Mario Bartel, Burnaby NewsLeader  Sun/Province obituary 
04/05/14 - The KING-TV Seattle building at 333 Dexter Ave. and nearby land are for sale.  South Lake Union’s construction boom, along with higher property values and the requirement for less space are prompting a move.  About 300 people work in the building, down from more than 500 back when it was the corporate headquarters for King Broadcasting.  A deal to buy the company by media giant Gannett was made last June.  Ángel González, Seattle Times  Marc Stiles, Puget Sound Business Journal  
DeAnna Lee
04/04/14 - Former Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle midday host DeAnna Lee begins hosting 2-7 p.m. Saturdays at KMPS-FM 94.1 effective this weekend.  She's worked for a number of major country stations including WSM-FM 95.5 Nashville.  All Access Music Group  KMPS info 
Jack Webster
04/04/14 - The Jack Webster Foundation has announced this year's recipients of its Professional Development Fellowships.  They are Chris Corday, producer at CBC Vancouver; Monica Martinez, video journalist at CHEK-TV Victoria; and Darcy-Anne Wintonyk, website manager at CTV Vancouver.  JWF announcement 
Steve Parsons
04/04/14 - Steve Parsons has been named Operations Manager for Newcap Radio Toronto.  He has most recently been Group Brand Director of the Bell/Astral divested stations in Vancouver and Toronto.  Earlier in his career he was Music Director and on air host at Vancouver market Classic Rock CFMI-FM 101.1 from 1996-2000. 
Liz Dueweke
04/04/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle morning anchor Liz Dueweke joins Q13 KCPQ-TV alongside anchor Bill Wixey weekdays from 5-10 a.m. effective April 28.  She has been at KOMO-TV since April last year.  Kaci Aitchison, who currently serves as Wixey’s co-anchor, will host various features and segments throughout the morning.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy  Tribune release 
Haley Jones
04/04/14 - Former The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 Seattle staffer Haley Jones has been hired to program KGSR-FM 93.3 Austin TX.  She was most recently PD at KPRI-FM 102.1 San Diego and was music director, assistant PD and midday host at The Mountain in 2006-07.  Radio Ink 
04/02/14 - Richard Newman, who suffered second and third degree burns in the March 18 crash of the KOMO-TV helicopter, underwent a second surgery Monday, where doctors added skin grafts to his torso and arms.  He continues to recover slowly, but will remain hospitalized for an indeterminate amount of time.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  Molly Shen, KOMO News 
04/02/14 - KING-TV Seattle has won a George Foster Peabody Award for its investigation of a leaking nuclear-waste storage tank in Washington, exposing “mismanagement, deception and waste of tax dollars.” The report resulted in a U.S. Department of Energy review of the Hanford nuclear reservation and several resignations at the company that manages the site.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
04/02/14 - The CRTC has approved an application by Hornby Community Radio Society to upgrade CHFR-FM, its very low-power, English-language developmental community station, to a low-power community radio station at Hornby Island.  It would operate at 96.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 watts non-directional at 62.4 meters HAAT at 49° 32' 05.00" -124° 40' 09.00".  CRTC release 
04/02/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to NTD Public TV Seattle for a new low power FM station in Bellevue.  It is authorized to operate at 101.9 MHz with an ERP of 100 watts non-directional at 14 meters HAAT at 47° 36' 13.70" 122° 07' 51.50".  FCC data 
Luke Burbank
04/01/14 - Beginning July 1, Public Radio International will distribute Live Wire! Radio, the Portland-based weekly live variety show now hosted by former KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle host Luke Burbank.  He was most recently co-host of Ross and Burbank and host of The Luke Burbank Show on KIRO-FM.  All Access Music Group 
Jason Hatton
04/01/14 - Former Jet FM CFCP-FM 98.9 Courtenay morning host/APD Jason Hatton, aka Jay Hat, is the new morning host at re-launched Jump! CKQB-FM 106.9 Ottawa.  Corus release  Metro News  His morning drive position at Jet FM was recently filled by Dave Tymo, who moved from CJOC-FM 94.1 Lethbridge AB.  
Jason R. Latham
04/01/14 - Jason R. Latham has been appointed Executive Producer at KIRO-TV Seattle effective April 15.  He is currently assistant news director at KVVU-TV Las Vegas, where he has worked since 2012.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy  
03/31/14 - "Mornings with Ruby and Cruise" has been announced as the new morning show at Z95 3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver.  Ruby Carr was most recently morning show co-host on The Bounce CJCH-FM 101.3 Halifax and David Cruise hosted on Hot CIHT-FM 89.9 Ottawa.  Simone Grewal moves from middays to join the morning show as news and traffic reporter and Art Factora is the producer.  
Click! Cable TV
03/30/14 - Analysis by the Tacoma News Tribune shows steep increases in fees city-owned Click! Cable TV has paid in recent years to rebroadcast free, over-the-air television signals from local affiliates of the major networks.  Seattle-based Fisher Communications, which did not receive money from the cable provider until 2009, withheld its signals (including KOMO and KUNS) from subscribers for a month in a dispute early last year.  In August, Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group bought Fisher and then sent layoff notices to about 20 KOMO employees.  Kate Martin, News Tribune 
CTV Vancouver
03/28/14 - CTV British Columbia (CIVT-DT 32.1) has re-branded as CTV Vancouver
Lew Davie
03/28/14 - A celebration of life has been announced for former CBC Television Vancouver maintenance technician Lew Davie, who died January 14 at age 76.  Formerly with the maintenance staff at CBC Toronto, he was with CBC Vancouver from 1980 until retirement in 1997.  The celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17th at 18 Pastures Golf Course, 29110 Matheson Ave., Mission.  Cowichan News Leader obituary    
03/28/14 - CHHR-FM 104.3 Vancouver, in its license renewal application to the CRTC, has applied for relaxation of the rules regarding its AAA format.  The station claims the launch of The Peak CKPK-FM (now 102.7) six months ahead of CHHR, along with AAA music played on CBC Radio 2, has "changed the playing field in terms of a unique AAA environment".   It also claims financial losses of $8.5 million from operations since its launch in 2009.  CRTC release 
Liz Rocca
03/28/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle managing editor Liz Rocca moves over to Q13 KCPQ-TV and JOEtv KZJO-TV as assistant news director effective April 8.  She received a regional Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting at KOMO in 2009.   Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
Heather Kim
03/27/14 - Former CTV Vancouver Island assistant news director Heather Kim, who became interim ND after the departure of Hudson Mack, has been confirmed as news director.  Andrew Johnson succeeded Mack as anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast and also anchors at 5 weekdays, while Joe Perkins anchors the 6 p.m. news Saturdays and Sundays.  Stuart Adamson is executive producer.  Broadcast Dialogue   
Clay Freinwald
03/27/14 - The April 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide is offered here as a courtesy to our readers.
03/26/14 - The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters has announced its full speaker line up for the BCAB 67th Annual Conference.  This year's conference is scheduled for May 28 - 30 in Whistler.  Conference speakers  
Michelle Yi
03/25/14 - Former SONiC CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver host Michelle Yi, currently hosting evenings at CHUM-FM 104.5 Toronto, is moving to join another former Vancouver broadcaster in Calgary.  She will become part of the Tarzan Dan Freeman morning drive show at KooL CKCE-FM 101.5 Calgary.  Tarzan Dan hosted p.m. drive at CFUN-FM in 2011 before moving to a.m. drive at CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria and subsequently to mornings at KooL Calgary. 
Keola Lui Kwan
03/25/14 - Former Seattle market KBKS-FM 106.1 p.m. driver Keola Lui-Kwan joins Hot 95.7 KKHH-FM Houston as assistant program director/music director and afternoon drive host effective Monday, March 24.  Radio Ink  
Bell Media
03/25/14 - Bell Media has announced that it will retain the Virgin Radio brand in the Vancouver market and re-launch it later this year.  The re-launch follows the purchase of Virgin Radio CKZZ-FM 95.3 by Newcap Inc., to close at the end of this month.  As a result, the Virgin Radio brand in Vancouver will be on hiatus effective March 31, 2014.   Bell Media release  
Virgin Radio CKZZ-FM
03/24/14 - "You can't stay a virgin forever" says Virgin Radio CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver, as it moves to it's previous imaging as Z95 3 effective March 31.  CKZZ has identified as Virgin Radio since January 2009.    
CHQM-FM Vancouver
03/24/14 - Mike Shaeffer and Tara McGuire (Mike and Tara Show) hosted their last show together this morning on QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver.  McGuire has been co-hosting mornings since 1995 and Shaeffer joined the show in 2009 when previous co-host Terry Reid left.  Nat Hunter and Drew Savage, currently morning hosts at Virgin Radio CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver, have been announced as the new morning team starting March 31.  Bell Media release 
Bill Strothman
03/24/14 - A memorial service has been scheduled for Bill Strothman, who died last Tuesday in the crash of the KOMO news helicopter in Seattle.  The service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29th at First Lutheran Church in Bothell.  Seattle Times obituary 
03/24/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to Lewis County Educational Broadcasting for a new low power FM station in Centralia.  It will operate at 106.7 MHz non-directional with 100 watts at 19.6 meters HAAT at 46° 44' 24.00" 122° 59' 18.90".  FCC data 
Gary Pfitzner
03/22/14 - A memorial service was held today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Issaquah for Gary Pfitzner, the pilot who was killed in the crash of the KOMO helicopter Tuesday.  Adam Mertz, KING 5 news/video  Mark Miller, KOMO news/video 
03/22/14 - A preliminary report released Friday by the NTSB says video from three security cameras near the crash site shows the KOMO news helicopter began rotating counterclockwise during takeoff Tuesday morning.  Available video apparently did not show the actual crash on a street next to the Space Needle.  The initial report did not attempt to pinpoint a cause for the crash.  A final report could take as long as a year.  KOMO News  
Deborra Hope
03/22/14 - After 32 years as reporter, producer and anchor at Global BC, Deborra Hope said her final goodbyes Friday.  She most recently anchored the Noon News and Early News.  This spring, Hope will be receiving the prestigious RTDNA (Radio and Television Digital News Association) Lifetime Achievement Award.  Amy Judd, Global News/video   
Bell Media
03/21/14 - Some changes at the Bell Media Vancouver radio cluster as Ciana Parsons retires from her position in the Creative Department effective immediately.  She has been there for over 20 years.  Dave Youell has decided to "retire" as Chief Engineer for Bell Media radio stations, but retains the title of Senior Radio Engineer.  Chris Larke has been appointed the new Chief Engineer for the radio cluster. 
03/21/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to Calvary Chapel of Bremerton for a new low power FM station in Bremerton.  It is authorized to operate on 95.3 Hz with an ERP of 8 watts non-directional at 107 meters HAAT at 47° 35' 27.00", 122° 37' 7.00".  FCC data 
03/21/14 - Federal investigators are examining newly recovered surveillance footage to try and determine what caused Tuesday's fatal news helicopter crash in Seattle.  They are examining pilot, maintenance and company records, and will recreate the crash scene to look for anomalies.  Wreckage from the helicopter has been moved to a secured hangar in Auburn.  A preliminary report could be released as early as this weekend, but a final report with a cause could take up to a year.  KOMO News  
Michael Pedersen
03/20/14 - Michael Pedersen, technical director at RED FM CKYE-FM 93.1 Vancouver, moves to become station manager at ethnic RED FM CKYR-FM 106.7 Calgary.  He has been with RED FM Vancouver since its launch in 2005. 
03/20/14 - The family of Gary Pfitzner, killed in Tuesday's news helicopter crash, will be holding a memorial this Saturday at noon at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 220 Mountain Park Blvd. in Issaquah, with the public invited.  Richard Newman, who suffered serious burns when the helicopter crashed on his car, was breathing on his own Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center, but remains in serious condition.  It may be months before federal investigators know what caused the news chopper crash.  KOMO News 
Research Director, Inc.
03/19/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide February 2014 PPM analysis of the Seattle-Tacoma radio market.  All Access Music Group
03/19/14 - The FCC has issued a license to cover to OMG FCC Licenses LLC for KLMY-FM 99.7 Long Beach.  ERP increases from 15 kW to 25 kW non-directional at 61 meters HAAT at 46° 18' 51.00" 124° 03' 7.00".  FCC data 
Bill Strothman

Gary Pfitzner
03/19/14 - Former longtime KOMO-TV Seattle News photographer Bill Strothman and pilot Gary Pfitzner are remembered by co-workers as a professional team who worked under difficult conditions.  Strothman worked for many years at KOMO News and was well-known to many of the employees, earning 13 Emmy awards during his career.  Pfitzner, who was the pilot, was employed by the helicopter leasing company that operates the news chopper, but was a familiar sight to KOMO News employees.  38 year old Richard Newman, who was in a vehicle on the ground, suffered burns on his lower back and arm.  KOMO News/video  Sara Jean Green/Christine Clarridge, Seattle Times  It may be months before federal investigators know what caused the crash.  CBC News 
03/19/14 - The CRTC has approved applications by Newcap Inc. on behalf of various licensed subsidiaries of Bell Media Inc. for authority to change the ownership and control to Newcap for Vancouver market stations CHHR-FM 104.3, CKZZ-FM 95.3 and CISL AM 650, along with two stations in Toronto.  The revised value of the transaction is $125.9 million.  CRTC release  Newcap release 
Jim Compton
03/18/14 - Former Seattle City Council member and prominent Seattle television journalist, Jim Compton, was found dead in his car early Tuesday morning.  He apparently died of a heart attack or other natural causes after returning from a dinner with friends Monday night.  He was 72.  Compton joined KING-TV in 1984 and worked as commentator, host and producer until 1997, including the public-affairs show The Compton Report.  His work at KING earned him a dozen regional Emmy awards and a Columbia Dupont award.  KING 5 News  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI 
Nielsen Audio
03/18/14 - The tight battle for ratings dominance in the Seattle-Tacoma market continues as News/Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 ekes out a small lead in the Nielsen Audio February 2014 PPM with a 5.1 share.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9, CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 and Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 are locked in a three way tie for second with 5.0 shares.  Radio Online 
Carlos Espinoza
03/18/14 - KCTS-TV Seattle has named Carlos Espinoza as its new Vice President of Marketing and Communications.  He will oversee the station’s marketing, communications, community engagement, and graphic design teams.  Espinoza most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for SwordStone Digital in Los Angeles.  Prior to his role as CMO, he served for 5 years as the head of marketing and advertising for KIRO-TV Seattle and in a similar capacity for several years previous to that for KOMO-TV.  KCTS release 
03/18/14 - KOMO-TV has identified one of those killed in this morning's helicopter crash as Bill Strothman, a longtime station photographer who was working as a contractor for KOMO.  The station identified the second victim as Gary Pfitzner, the pilot and also a contractor.  A 38-year-old man was the driver of the car that was hit.  He was taken in critical condition to Harborview Medical Center with extensive burns.  Seattle Times 
KOMO-TV Seattle
03/18/14 - Two people are dead and a third badly injured when the KOMO-TV Seattle News helicopter crashed and burned this morning on Broad Street near the Space Needle.  Witnesses said the helicopter crashed as it was taking off from the helipad on the roof of Fisher Plaza, across the street from the Space Needle, at about 7:40 a.m.  Two cars and a pickup truck on Broad Street were struck in the crash.  Occupants of two vehicles were able to escape without injury, but the driver of a third was badly burned.  KOMO News/video  Seattle PI news/photos  Meanwhile, the KIRO-TV helicopter has been grounded.  KIRO release 
Tom Robinson
03/17/14 - (Updated) Two heritage homes in the Kerrisdale area of Vancouver called The Dorothies have been saved from demolition.  Today they were moved two blocks away for a new life on the property that belonged to long-time CBC Radio and TV staffer Tom Robinson and his wife Jacquelyn from 1954 to 2011.  The Tudor-style houses, built in 1910, were both named Dorothy after the wives of their first owners, who lived in the homes on adjacent side-by-side properties beginning in the 1930s.  The Robinson home and garden at 2820 West 41st Avenue was the location of the annual CBC 20 Year Association Garden Party.  Tom passed away in 2010 and Jacquelyn in 2011.  The home changed hands several times until last month, when it was bought out by a developer and demolished March 4 to make room for The Dorothies.  Tom Robinson started as an announcer with CBC Vancouver in 1950 and retired as radio resources manager in 1984.  CBC News  Facebook info  Neighbour to neighbour blog  
Bob Robertson
03/15/14 - Bob Robertson, who turns 85 today, is being inducted into the Vancouver Canadians Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Fame.  He grew up in Vancouver, but relocated to the US with his family in the late 1940s.  Robertson was the play-by-play broadcaster of the Washington State Cougars for 46 seasons, calling over 530 NCAA football games and was lead voice of the Seattle/Tacoma Rainiers from 1984-99.  He was prominent at a number of Seattle area radio stations and KTNT-TV Tacoma beginning in the 1950s.  Robertson, along with Vancouver Province journalist Steve Ewen, will be officially inducted at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium on August 30th.  Vancouver Canadians release  Vancouver Sun  
KTTH Seattle
03/13/14 - KTTH AM 770 Seattle host Ben Shapiro and Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant will debate the proposed city-wide $15 minimum hourly wage on April 9.  All Access Music Group 
Mike Salk
03/13/14 - Mike Salk is returning to 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle as the station's program director and on-air host.  He helped launch 710 ESPN in April 2009 and co-hosted Brock and Salk with Brock Huard for four years.  He takes over programming duties later this month and will return to the airwaves in a yet-to-be-determined time slot.  He leaves WEEI-FM 93.7 Boston.  Brady Henderson,   Gayle Fee, Boston Herald  
Deborra Hope
03/13/14 - Global BC news anchor Deborra Hope has announced her retirement after more than three decades with the station.  This spring she will be receiving the prestigious RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award.  Hope’s last day with Global News will be March 21.  Global News  Bethany Lindsay, Vancouver Sun 
Uniserve Communications
03/13/14 - Vancouver-based Uniserve Communications Corporation has announced that former BCTV and The Beat CFBT-FM 94.5 Vancouver President Barry Duggan has joined the company in an advisory role to develop and implement a multilateral Internet Protocol Television product offering.  He spent a number of years as the Executive VP & CFO of CKVU-TV Vancouver before taking the helm at ITV Edmonton and BCTV Vancouver as President.  Marketwired 
Claire Martin
03/13/14 - Former CBC Vancouver meteorologist Claire Martin has been appointed Managing Director by film and television company Anaïd Productions, based in their North Vancouver office.  She was regional/national weather host for CBC/CBC-TV Vancouver from 2007-12 before moving to CBC Toronto.  Martin was the first person in Canada to receive the “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” designation by the American Meteorological Society in 2005, and was the first on-air meteorologist in Canada to earn the “Professional Meteorologist” or P.Met designation.  Anaïd Productions release  
Seth Everett
03/10/14 - Former Sports Radio KJR AM 950 Seattle sports director and host Seth Everett has joined the New York Mets radio team as pre and post-game host on WOR AM 710 New York.  He was with KJR from 1998-2001 before launching his national career.  All Access Music Group 
Jackie Cunningham
03/10/14 - Click KLCK-FM 98.9 Seattle has added Jackie Cunningham to its morning show.  Until last December she had been part of the Jackie and Bender morning team for over 13 years at KISS KBKS-FM 106.1.  All Access Music Group  Meanwhile, Molly Mesnick joins the team of The Bender Nation morning show at KISS-FM.  
Harvey Oberfeld
03/09/14 - Former BCTV senior reporter Harvey Oberfeld has also noticed the waning of talk radio in favor of music, as he gives his impressions of the latest Vancouver PPM radio ratings.  Harvey Oberfeld blog  
Bell Media
03/09/14 - Bell Media has released a video of PPM radio ratings in Canada, with details about demographics, market size, time segments and names of personalities on all BBM subscribed stations.  The Vancouver market is near the beginning of the video and then it travels to markets eastward across the country, comparing the latest winter 2014 and fall 2013 periods.  Bell Media video 
Jack Kyle
03/08/14 - An obituary has now been published for former Vancouver market CKNW personality Jack Kyle, who died at age 88 at Peace Portal Lodge in White Rock on February 24, following a short illness.  A Celebration of life is planned at the Sullivan Mews Clubhouse at 2 p.m. March 16, 2014 at 15020 – 66A Avenue, Surrey.  Sun/Province obituary 
03/08/14 - Marcus Fitzgerald is the new overnight news anchor/weekend morning sports anchor debuting this weekend on News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  He's formerly from The Drive CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack, but has spent some time on the prairies.  Shelby Thom also joins News1130 as a morning show reporter effective March 17.  She was with the station two years ago as a BCIT student before moving to CHNL AM 610 Kamloops.
Mi-Jung Lee
03/08/14 - Long-time CTV British Columbia reporter/anchor Mi-Jung Lee relates her story about breast cancer.  She received the news from her doctor immediately before anchoring the 5 p.m. newscast, which she got through by masking her personal turmoil.  CTV News
Greg Douglas
03/08/14 - Ryan Sullivan makes his debut as a sports talk host on Team CFTE AM 1410 Saturday at 11 p.m., Adam Forsythe moves into afternoon sports on News1130 CKWX AM and Tyler Green has launched Soccer Talk on AM650 CISL from 10 p.m. to midnight Saturdays.  Here 'N' There, Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun
Ted Farr
03/08/14 - Former CKWX/CKKS-FM Vancouver PD Ted Farr, a Canadian Cancer Society volunteer, tells about surviving throat cancer treatments in 2010.  He underwent 35 radiation treatments and 3 toxic chemotherapy cocktails and has since spoken with cancer patients from Ontario to British Columbia.  He advises patience and persistence saying, "Fighting cancer is a process, a carefully designed plan of attack involving all the medical tools available."  Farr was more recently GM at The Juice CJUI-FM 103.9 Kelowna and is currently president of Ted Farr Media.   Advice to cancer patients 
Omni Television
03/07/14 - Multilingual/multicultural Omni Television has applied to the CRTC to delete the requirement for 100% ethnic programming between 8-10 p.m.  If accepted, the change could mean Omni will be able to run English-language programming from the US, raising concerns from some that the channel could let down its ethnic viewers who rely on it for content in their language.  Madeline Ziniak, national VP for Omni's owner Rogers Communications, says the changes are needed so the channel can fiscally support domestic and ethnic content.  Also requested is a relaxation of Canadian content regulations between 6 a.m. and midnight from 60 to 40%.  Omni's local station is CHNM-TV Vancouver.  Jeremy Nuttall, 24 Hours      
Jeff Hansen
03/07/14 - The Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD) has elected three new board members.  They replace three current members, one of which is Jeff Hansen, program director at KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle for the past 14 years.  Elections are held annually for rotating 4 year terms.  All Access Music Group 
David Marsden
03/07/14 - David Marsden, aka Dave Mickie, who was PD and launched Coast 800 (later Coast 1040 and now Team Radio Vancouver) CKST AM Langley in 1990, continues to entertain at The Rock CKGE-FM 94.9 Oshawa ON.  His free form program The Marsden Theatre airs Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7 - midnight ET.  He was one of Canada's pioneering rock radio DJs beginning in 1963.  
David Bray
03/07/14 - David Bray, president of Bray and Partners Communications, takes a closer look at the most recent BBM PPM ratings for Vancouver and other Canadian markets.  Broadcaster Magazine
03/07/14 - Vancouver market BBM PPM data has been released for the period November 25, 2013 - February 23, 2014.  QM/FM CHQM-FM continues its lead with a market share of 13.1.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 retains second place with a 12.6 share.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 continues its slow slide, but still hangs onto third place (16th in cume) with an 8.1 share.  BBM data
Gerry O'Day
03/04/14 - Former Vancouver market CISL AM 650 morning host Gerry O'Day and former CHQM personality Bill Phillips were among a cast of over three dozen, which included Okanagan broadcasters, this past weekend at the Shatford Centre in Penticton for the live radio stage show The Big Broadcast of 2014.   Cal George, CKWX AM 1130 host from the '40s to the '60s, was in the audience for the Sunday show and retired BCIT instructor and admissions head John Oliver made the trip from the coast to see the show.  Gerry O'Day/Bill Phillips/Dennis Walker photo 
Kevin Calabro
03/04/14 - Former 710 ESPN KIRO Radio Seattle host and the voice of the Seattle Sonics, Kevin Calabro has inked a multi-year deal with ESPN Radio.  He has worked for ESPN Radio since 2000 and will remain the lead play-by-play voice of the NBA.  Radio Ink  Seattle Times 
Chelsea Hobbis
03/04/14 - Former SONiC CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning show producer Chelsea Hobbis has landed a new gig as helicopter traffic reporter for CKNW AM 980.  She was most recently co-host and producer of the Kid Carson Show mornings on SONiC, but had previously worked in both promotions and traffic at the Corus Radio Vancouver cluster.  Chelsea Hobbis website 
Jon McComb
03/03/14 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster and long-time CKNW AM 980 talk show host Jon McComb speaks out about the clinical depression he suffered for most of his life.  With the station's support, he took seven months of down time in 2004 to seek help, and came back a new person.  He is currently championing for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation "Changing the face of mental illness" campaign, which is raising money for a new mental health treatment facility.  Larissa Cahute, The Province 
Erin Glazier
03/03/14 - CTV Vancouver Island reporter/videographer Erin Glazier has moved to rival CHEK-TV Victoria as a sports reporter and anchor.  Her last day at CTV was February 14. 
Scott Alan
03/03/14 - The Fox CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver swing announcer Scott Alan moves down the hall for full time 7-midnight at sister station Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1, effective today.  Another new programming feature starting tonight on Rock 101 is the 'Awesome 80s'.  It  will feature five songs from the decade of hypercolour at the top of the 8 p.m. hour weeknights. 
Clay Freinwald
02/28/14 - The March 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide is offered here as a courtesy to our readers.
Rob Munoz
02/28/14 - Reporter Rob Munoz moves from WFTS-TV Tampa Bay to KIRO-TV Seattle.  He started at WFTS last year and is an Ohio State University Public Affairs Journalism, Communications grad.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
Michele Grosenick
02/28/14 - Hubbard Radio/Seattle appoints Michele Grosenick as the new General Sales Manager for Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 effective March 10.  During her 22-year radio career in Seattle she has been VP/GM of Clear Channel's Seattle six-station group and most recently Director of Digital Sales for the Seattle Times.  Radio Online  
Sean Demery
02/28/14 - Former Seattle market The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 morning host Sean Demery has been named PD at non-commercial 88Nine WYMS-FM 88.9 Milwaukee effective March 3.  He was most recently PD/partner for Paragon/Sparknet Communications syndicated CHR offering QuickHitz.  Demery hosted mornings at KMTT from November 2009 to January 2011.  Radio Online 
Holly Gauntt
02/28/14 - The RTDNA has appointed Holly Gauntt to its board of directors, representing Region 1, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.  Gauntt has been news director at KOMO-TV Seattle since 2007.   RTDNA says its Region 1 seat had been overseen by Region 3 director Kathy Walker.  RTDNA release   
Jack Kyle
02/26/14 - (Updated) - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Jack Kyle died Monday, February 24 in White Rock after suffering dementia and Parkinson's disease.  He was 88.  His career began at CJVI Victoria in 1943 and took him to CKWX Vancouver and ultimately CKNW, where he entertained listeners from 1955 until '81, except for five years during the 1960s.  Kyle's smooth tones were well known to most local radio listeners and he was seen and heard for many years handling his drive shift from the CKNW Crystal Palace at remote broadcasts and at the Pacific National Exhibition.  A service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16th at Sullivan Mews, 15020 - 66A Ave., Surrey.  Red Robinson tribute  
02/26/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Voice of Vashon for a new low power FM station at Vashon.  It will operate with an ERP of 6.6 watts at 112.3 meters HAAT at 101.9 MHz at 47° 26' 6.93" 122° 27' 54.80".  FCC data  Also granted a CP is The Tulalip Tribes of Washington for a new low power FM at Tulalip.  It will operate with an ERP of 5.4 watts at 125.7 meters HAAT at 96.9 MHz at 48° 04' 39.50" 122° 13' 33.20".  FCC data 
BJ Shea
02/25/14 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle has announced that The BJ Shea Morning Experience has extended its contract.  The program started with the station in January 2006, following the exit of Howard Stern.  All Access Music Group 
02/25/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Jupiter City Media for a new low power FM station at Brinnon.  It will operate with 21 watts at 46.5 meters HAAT at 101.1 MHz at 47° 40' 18.80" 122° 55' 54.00".  FCC data  Meanwhile the Commission has dismissed an application by University of Washington Bothell for a new low power FM to operate at 104.9 MHz in Bothell.  FCC data 
Bob Nelson
02/24/14 - Screenwriter Bob Nelson, who was with the cast of local sketch comedy Almost Live!, will be at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.  His movie Nebraska is up for screenplay and five other Oscars, including best picture.  Nelson, 57, joined the cast of Almost Live! in 1989, worked on Bill Nye’s The Eyes of Nye on KTCS and later teamed up with fellow Live alumnus John Keister for The John Report with Bob on KIRO.  Craig Sailor, The News Tribune  MyNorthwest backgrounder  
Hudson Mack
02/24/14 - Veteran news director and senior anchor Hudson Mack has stepped down from his role after 10 years at CTV Vancouver Island.   Anchor/reporter Andrew Johnson will lead the newscast until a permanent replacement is found.  Assistant ND Heather Kim will assume responsibilities as news director in the interim.  He previously served 19 years with CHEK-TV Victoria as an anchor and assistant news director.   CTV Vancouver Island release  Cara Wilson, Victoria Times Colonist  
Joanne Wilder
02/23/14 - Joanne Wilder has been hosting evenings at Vancouver market Classic Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 for the past couple of years, voice tracked from sister station Q107 CILQ-FM 107.1 Toronto.  Management has now decided to make this time slot live and hire an announcer to do the show 5 days a week.  The new host has yet to be announced.  
Seattle Radio (Images of America Series)
02/21/14 - Seattle Radio (Images of America Series) by John F. Schneider was recently released on paperback.  It covers the history of Seattle radio from the first station, 7XC, operated by Vincent Kraft, broadcasting phonograph and piano music from the garage of his Ravenna home in 1919.  It became KJR in 1922.  Schneider has dedicated the book to Seattle Chapter No. 16 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the SBE members who supported him during its creation.  He was the Seattle SBE chapter chairman from 1991-93.  Amazon details 
Travis Mayfield
02/21/14 - Former KOMO Seattle staffer Travis Mayfield has been named Director of Audience Engagement at Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV and Tribune Seattle, where he oversees social media and digital strategy on all platforms.  He first served as a reporter for KOMO News and then was promoted to Community Network Manager, Executive Producer and Director of Digital Social Strategy for the Fisher Interactive Network.  He was with Fisher for seven years.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy
Claire Martin
02/21/14 - Former CBC British Columbia meteorologist Claire Martin, who moved to CBC Toronto in 2012, is returning to Vancouver.  However, she won't be on air with CBC, as she has taken a position with a Vancouver production company.  Today is her last day at CBC Toronto.  She joined CBC in 2005, becoming its first-ever meteorologist, and worked at CBC Vancouver from 2007-12.  CBC Toronto news/video  Marc Weisblott. 
Rich Daneker
02/21/14 - Rich Daneker, Grays Harbor broadcasting legend for over 44 years, passed away in Seattle February 11 after suffering a medical event.  He was 62.  Rich Dee, or The Dee, as he is known to his many listeners, had been broadcasting on local airwaves since 1970, beginning as a part-time air talent at KGHO while going to Grays Harbor College and the University of Washington.  He started broadcasting at KXRO/KDUX (Grays Harbor Radio Group) in 1982, where he most recently performed afternoon drive on KDUX and morning fill-in on KXRO Newsradio.   ObitsforLife obituary 
John Peter Haworth
02/20/14 - Actor, writer and documentarian John Peter Haworth died February 10 at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver at age 86.  He was a writer for CBC radio, including the adaptation of famous play writers and documentary series on notable figures.  As an actor, he performed on national radio, television and the stages of major Canadian theatres.  His final performance as an actor was at the Vancouver Playhouse in An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde.  Haworth was presented with the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award by the Union of BC Performers and is in the Walk of Fame at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.  A memorial service will be planned for the Spring.  Sun/Province obituary  
KGY Olympia
02/20/14 - Full-service KGY AM 1240/FM 95.3 has shifted its music from AC to 60s/70s oldies.  It still has a local approach with hourly CBS news, an hourly local newscast/weather and play-by-play sports.  There is no longer mention of the AM 1240 frequency.  The station is identifying as The New KGY 95.3, referencing the translator K237FR licensed to Tumwater. 
Deborra Hope
02/20/14 - In addition to Jon McComb (below), Deborra Hope has been decorated with a RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award in the British Columbia region.  She has been a reporter, producer and anchor during her 31 year career at Global/BCTV and has anchored the Early News at 5 p.m. and News Hour Insight since 2001.  During her career she has contributed countless hours to charity work.  Broadcaster Magazine 
Alison Bailey
02/19/14 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 anchor/reporter Alison Bailey has left the station and moved over to News1130 CKWX AM as a morning reporter.  She has been with 'NW for three years and is a winner of a 2010 Jack Webster Student Journalism Award. 
Jon McComb
02/19/14 - Veteran CKNW AM 980 Vancouver talk show host Jon McComb has been named a winner of this year's RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award in the British Columbia region.  This prestigious award recognizes McComb's 43 years in broadcasting including 30+ years at CKNW.  He joins an elite group of broadcasters who have received this award and will be officially recognized by the association in April.  CKNW TouTube video 
Research Director Inc.
02/19/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide January 2014 PPM analysis of the Seattle-Tacoma radio market.  All Access Music Group
Iona Campagnolo
02/19/14 - Former Vancouver broadcaster, British Columbia lieutenant-governor and federal cabinet minister Iona Campagnolo is recovering in the spinal care unit at Vancouver General Hospital following a spinal cord injury suffered during a recent fall.  The 81 year old is expected to make a full recovery after three to six months.  Campagnolo was on air and manager of sales for CHTK Prince Rupert in 1965, hosted One of a Kind on CBC Television Vancouver and filled in for talk show host Jack Webster on BCTV during the 1980s.  CP/News1130 
Nielsen Audio
02/18/14 - There is a three-way tie for first place in the Nielsen Audio January 2014 Seattle-Tacoma PPM between CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5, Soft AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 and Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5, all with 5.2 shares.  Radio Online
Keri Adams
02/18/14 - CTV British Columbia has officially announced that former 11:30 p.m. news anchor Keri Adams is the new host and co-anchor with Brent Shearer of CTV Morning Live.  Not yet finalized is the new permanent 11:30 p.m. news anchor.  Adams anchored her final late night newscast last Wednesday. 
Bill Nye
02/18/14 - Former Boeing engineer and veteran of Almost Live on KING-TV Seattle, Bill Nye The Science Guy handles another debate, this time with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a climate change skeptic.  Nye was attempting to expand the public’s shrinking attention span on the issue.  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI  
Colleen O'Brien
02/17/14 - Colleen O'Brien has recently debuted as the new co-anchor with Dave Ross on The Morning News on Seattle market KIRO-FM 97.3.  She was most recently a reporter/weekend anchor at KXLY-TV Spokane.  Prior to joining KXLY in 2008, she worked as an anchor, reporter and editor for KOMO AM 1000/FM 97.7 Seattle.  Former KIRO-FM morning news co-anchor Linda Thomas, aka The News Chick, left her position at the end of December and is now the managing editor for Online News and Content Strategy at Starbucks. 
Bob Corcoran
02/17/14 -  Bob Corcoran, a 1960s talk show host who lived in Puyallup, died Wednesday February 12 at age 83.  He hosted a call-in show on KTVW-TV (now KCPQ) and briefly moved from Channel 13 to Channel 11 in the 1970s.  According to a statement by his son. Corcoran bought 2-1/2 hours of TV time a night, sold the advertising himself and was sold out six months in advance.  After his television years, he worked as promotion manager for the B&I Shopping Center.  Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at All Saints Catholic Church, 503 3rd St. SW, Puyallup.  Alexis Krell, Tacoma News Tribune  News Tribune obituary 
The Lake CICV-FM Lake Cowichan
02/16/14 - With DJs from single digit ages to seniors, The Lake CICV-FM 98.7 Lake Cowichan aspires to move ahead with a tenfold power increase from 5 to 50 watts and relocation to 97.5 MHz, granted by the CRTC in August 2012.  Joe Perkins, CTV Vancouver Island  CRTC approval 
Family Radio
02/15/14 - Family Stations Inc. has announced that it will shut down KARR AM 1460 Kirkland on February 28.  KARR transmits at 47-33-49 122-21-35 with 5.0 kW day and 2.5 kW night, directional with different constants day and night.  Reports indicate that lease on the site, which is in a residential area, is not being renewed.  Radio Disney KKDZ AM 1250 Seattle shares the facility for its night time signal, and is expected to apply for a Special Temporary Authority (STA) to operate at, a yet to be determined, lower power at night.  All Access Music Group     
Peter Clemente
02/14/14 (Updated) - Long-time CKVU-TV Vancouver reporter Rodd Crandall, known on-air as Peter Clemente, died February 12 in Prince George.  He was an anchor at CKPG Prince George from 1976-84 before joining CKVU, where he reported from 1984-2004.  He was most recently a volunteer host at community station CFIS-FM Prince George.  A Celebration of Life will be held at College Heights Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 16.  Tony Chahal, CKPG News  Prince George Citizen obituary 
The Drive CHWK-FM
02/14/14 - The Drive CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack has confirmed that it has laid off it's on-air staff, with the exception of Glen Slingerland and Sadie Hesketh.  The station will drop Chiefs hockey at the end of the season and eliminate all newscasts. 
Seattle Sounders
02/14/14 - All regular season and playoff Seattle Sounders MLS matches plus pre- and post-match shows will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes Seattle Radio Group.  Noe Menendez and Rene Aleman will call the matches.  All Access Music Group  Sounders release 
Dave Tymo
02/13/14 - The Lounge CJOC-FM 94.1 Lethbridge morning host Dave Tymo moves to mornings at Jet FM CFCP-FM 98.9 Courtenay February 24.  He's been at The Lounge since late 2011. 
Jeff Winskell
02/13/14 - Former Virgin Radio CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver show producer and APD Jeff Winskell moves to HTZ-FM CHTZ-FM 97.7 St. Catharines, ON as PD.  He's moving from Kelowna, where he has been PD for CKFR AM 1150 and music director of SunFM CHSU-FM 99.9 for two years.  He was at Virgin Radio Vancouver from 2005-12. 
Brad Russell
02/13/14 - Brad Russell, morning host and sales executive at The Port CFNI AM 1240 Port Hardy, moves to Rock CFGP-FM 97.7 Grande Prairie, AB February 18 as program director.  Revolving Door, Broadcast Dialogue  
Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu
02/13/14 - Previously rumored, but now reported by Broadcast Dialogue, is the move of the popular Sun FM CHSU-FM 99.9 Kelowna morning team of Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu to mornings at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  They will stay at Sun FM until April 25 and will likely start at The Peak in May.  Revolving Door, Broadcast Dialogue  
Keri Adams
02/13/14 - Award-winning CTV British Columbia 11:30 p.m. news anchor Keri Adams is moving to a new position as co-anchor with Brent Shearer on CTV Morning Live effective Monday, February 17.  She anchored her final 11:30 newscast Wednesday.  CTV is expected to announce the new host of Morning Live by early next week after former host Aamer Haleem left the show last Friday.
Peter Schaad
02/12/14 - TEAM Radio in Vancouver has announced a multi-year extension of its broadcast rights agreement with MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC.  All games will be broadcast on TEAM CFTE AM 1410 and will feature extensive pre- and post-game coverage.  Whitecaps FC coverage will be led by play-by-play announcer Peter Schaad, who is returning to the booth for a fourth consecutive season and color commentator David Norman, a former Whitecaps FC midfielder and Canadian international.  TSN release 
02/11/14 - The CRTC has approved an application by Shaw Television Limited Partnership to add a digital transmitter to replace its existing analog transmitter CHAN-TV-6 Wilson Creek.  The new transmitter will operate on channel 23 with a maximum ERP of 4,300 watts at 178.2 meters HAAT at 49-13-19 124-00-15.  The existing analog transmitter rebroadcasts the programming of CHAN-DT (Global BC) Vancouver.  CRTC release 
Lisa Kerney
02/10/14 - Former KING-TV Seattle weekend sports anchor and Northwest Sports Tonight host Lisa Kerney has been hired by ESPN as a studio anchor appearing on various shows across several ESPN platforms.  She worked at KING-TV from 2005-10 and was most recently a sports anchor for CBS 2 News This Morning at WCBS-TV New York.  BWWTVWorld
02/09/14 - KVOS-TV Bellingham has dropped the music video channel THECOOLTV from its 12.2 sub-channel and replaced it with vintage movie network Movies TV Network. 
Cam Lane
02/09/14 - Cam Lane, a former CBUT Vancouver sports reporter in the 1970s, died January 30 at age 78.  He was best known for his work, generally credited as Campbell Lane, in over 90 movie and TV productions from 1979-2006 including episodes of MacGyver, X Files, Da Vinci's Inquest The Dead Zone and Scary Movie 4.  No memorial service has been announced.  Sun/Province obituary 
Aamer Haleem
02/08/14 - CTV British Columbia has confirmed that Aamer Haleem is no longer with the station effective February 7.  He has been a host of CTV Morning Live since 2011.  He hosted The Point on CBC Radio Vancouver from 2008-09 and was previously a VH1 host for seven years.  
Joey Kenward
02/08/14 - Former WHL Vancouver Giants broadcaster Joey Kenward got his first shot at calling a televised NHL game Monday night from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.  Greg Douglas Here 'N' There, Vancouver Sun 
Team Radio CKST Vancouver
02/07/14 - Through an agreement with CBC, the official broadcaster for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Team CKST AM 1040 Vancouver will carry play-by-play of all Team Canada men's and women's hockey games from Sochi.  TSN release  
Dan Ralph Miller
02/07/14 - A decision by the CRTC whether to revoke the license of CFSI-FM 107.9 Salt Spring Island or require other restitution will be made within 90 days following a hearing into why station officials had failed to provide logger tapes and other materials.  Elizabeth Nolan, Gulf Islands Driftwood  Meanwhile Island resident Dan Ralph Miller has been appointed general manager of the community station effective February 1.  Miller was an on-air personality at CFSI when the station first went live in 2009 and hosted weekend mornings as Dano Hammer at CKST AM 1040 Vancouver during the early 1990s.  CFSI-FM release    
Jay Leno
02/06/14 - Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson salutes Jay Leno on the final day of his Tonight Show.  Leno is the second longest host behind Johnny Carson.  
02/06/14 - Only Q13 KCPQ-TV was allowed to cover the entire Seattle Seahawks victory event yesterday.  Other stations covered the parade, but as soon as it entered CenturyLink Field around 2:00 p.m., only FOX affiliate KCPQ stayed with live coverage.  The Seahawks organization treated the rally inside the field as a Seahawks event and only their partners were allowed to broadcast it live.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
Holly Gauntt
02/06/14 - KOMO-TV Seattle news director Holly Gauntt, a Bronco fan with roots in Colorado, loses a bet and has to wear a Seahawk costume all day.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
British Columbia Association of Broadcasters
02/05/14 - The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters has announced its 67th Annual BCAB Conference will be held at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa in Whistler May 28 - 30.  It is one of the leading broadcast conferences in Canada.  Awards of Excellence online submissions will open February 17.   Broadcaster Magazine  
Bill Nye
02/05/14 - Former Boeing engineer and veteran of Almost Live on KING-TV Seattle, Bill Nye The Science Guy debated creation vs evolution with Answers in Genesis - US founder Ken Ham, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY Tuesday.  Ham believes the Earth was created 6,000 years ago by God and is told strictly through the Bible.  Nye says he is worried the U.S. will not move forward if creationism is taught to children.  Dylan Lovan, AP/Seattle PI  
Susie Hill
02/04/14 - Susie Hill is the new producer of the Kid Carson Show on Sonic CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver.  She was an associate producer on the Bill Good Show on CKNW AM 980 for two years.  Bri Cook will now handle 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday on Sonic.  
News1130 CKWX Vancouver
02/04/14 - There have been several changes at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  News anchor Chris Pope leaves for a position with sister station 660News CFFR AM Calgary.  All night anchor Ryan MacLeod, who has been there since 2011, joins CTV British Columbia.  Former sports anchor Chad Dey will be back at News1130 as the voice of the Air Patrol beginning at the end of February.  He is currently handling traffic for the Canadian Traffic Network.  Jas Kang joins the traffic team for the weekend p.m. shift after spending the last four months in Williams Lake.  Meanwhile, Lily Nichol from Prince George will be joining the local Rogers Radio group as a writer in the creative services department, replacing Michael Popil, who left in November.     
The Peak CKPK-FM Vancouver
02/04/14 - Management at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver has announced that Cory Ashworth and Laurie Logan are leaving the station, where they have been morning hosts since 2009.  There are no other changes at this time and replacement hosts have not yet been announced. 
Seattle Seahawks
02/04/14 - The Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory Sunday drew the largest share for a TV sports event in Seattle history, with an estimated 2.5 million local TV viewers tuned in.  The game had a 56.7 rating in the greater Seattle area and a 92 share.  Among males 25-54, the game drew a 97 share locally.  Bob Condotta, Seattle Times  Seattle was the second highest rated market, behind Kansas City.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
Brad Nolan
02/03/14 - Click KLCK-FM 98.9 Seattle afternoon drive host Brad Nolan has launched a new venture called Brasen Media to provide websites and mobile apps to radio DJs and other entertainers.  All Access Music Group  
Seattle Seahawks
02/03/14 - Seattle TV stations had extended local coverage of the Seahawks’ victory in Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, with Fox affiliate Q13 KCPQ-TV having the most comprehensive local coverage following the national Fox airing of the game.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy
DJ Supasam
02/01/14 - KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle has announced that it is adding Premiere Radio Networks New York based syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club beginning Monday morning February 10.  KUBE DJ SupaSam will join the show with local content and programming.  Premier Networks release 
Clay Freinwald
02/01/14 - The February 2014 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide is offered here as a courtesy to our readers.
Eric Stansfield
02/01/14 - Former BC Lions media director Eric Stansfield, who was involved in production of the original Sports Page on CKVU-TV Vancouver and later helped launch Team 1040 CKST AM, is now hosting his own Saturday sports talk show on AM 1150 CKFR Kelowna.  Greg Douglas Short Hops, Vancouver Sun  
Rob Brown
01/31/14 - Corus Entertainment Guelph and Kitchener ON Chief Engineer Rob Brown has been appointed CE of the company's Vancouver radio stations, effective January 27.   His radio broadcast career started in 1983 and up to 1998 he worked in positions such as on-air personality and production manager.  
Mike Holmgren
01/31/14 - Sports Radio KJR AM 950 Seattle has signed former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren as its NFL expert commentator for another year.  All Access Music Group   
01/30/14 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit for a low power FM station to Skagit Valley Family Radio for 104.7 MHz in Burlington.  It is authorized to operate with .1 kW ERP non-directional at -32 meters HAAT at 48-28-49 122-18-40.  FCC data  
Richard Thompson
01/30/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle South Sound bureau chief  Richard Thompson is leaving his position after 19 years.  He has announced that he is going to become a financial advisor.  Merrill Knox, TVSpy 
Don Shafer
01/29/14 - Roundhouse Radio, one of the applicants for a new low power station to serve the Vancouver area, announced today that veteran broadcaster Don Shafer has been named team leader, CEO, Director and President of the Board of Directors.  He is also a shareholder.  His career dates back to the 1960s and he was PD at CKLG-FM/CFOX-FM Vancouver from 1976-85 and PD at CFMI-FM Vancouver from 1985-87.  After furthering his career in Ontario, Shafer returned west to take the position of VP & GM of Standard Broadcasting/Astral Media's BC Interior Group from 2003-13.  CRTC hearings continue this week in Surrey.   Roundhouse Radio release 
Kent Haehl
01/29/14 - Clear Channel has named Kent Haehl as Market President to oversee its Seattle operation.  He was most recently CEO at Channel One News in New York City.  All Access Music Group 
01/29/14 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Ingante Reina, Gerson E for a new FM station in Sedro-Woolley.  It will operate on 105.7 MHz non-directional with .53 kW at -114 meters HAAT at 48-31-52 122-07-3.  FCC data 
KJR AM 950
01/28/14 - Sports Radio KJR AM 950 Seattle is broadcasting all week from New York City, honoring the hometown Seahawks for the Super Bowl.  The entire local daytime lineup is broadcasting from Radio Row at the Sheraton.  All Access Music Group   Neil Best Long Island Newsday 
Sky 107
01/28/14 - Several names familiar to Vancouver radio listeners are involved in an application by Sky Radio Broadcasting Corp., one of 17 applicants for new radio stations to serve the metro Vancouver area.  They include former CKNW GSM John Saboe as Senior General Manager, retired broadcaster and head of BCIT radio admissions John Oliver as Senior Program Director, BCIT instructor and former CKWX reporter Susan Einarsson as Senior Sales/News Director and former CFRO-FM host and executive producer Maximus Clean as General Manager.  Sky 107 FM Team  CRTC hearings are underway this week in Surrey.  Christopher Poon, Surrey Now  
Bill Elliott
01/28/14 - A celebration of life has been announced for former BCTV Vice President of Production Bill Elliott, who died December 13 at Vancouver General Hospital at age 78.  It is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver.  Elliott was a pioneer in Canadian television, first by putting CHCH-TV in Hamilton, ON on the air in 1954 and then moving to Vancouver in 1960 to help launch BCTV.  He worked there for 33 years until retirement in 1992.  Sun/Province obituary
Tamara Taggert
01/25/14 - Popular suppertime CTV British Columbia news anchor Tamara Taggart is the cover girl for the first issue of Forward, a new free publication produced by the BC Cancer Foundation.  Taggart, 45, had a rare gastrointestinal stromal tumour, now in remission, which was diagnosed two years ago.  Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun   Anna Dupas, BC Living backgrounder 
Research Director
01/24/14 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide Holiday PPM analysis of the Seattle-Tacoma radio market.  All Access Music Group
Kent Phillips
01/24/14 - STAR KPLZ-FM 101.5 Seattle PD/morning show host Kent Phillips is a lucky winner in the season ticket holder's lottery for the opportunity to purchase tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII when the Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos Sunday, February 2.  The tickets will be auctioned off to the highest bidder live on the air Monday, January 27 with proceeds going to Seattle Children's Hospital, which is quarterback Russell Wilson's favorite charity.  STAR 101.5 release 
01/24/14 - The CRTC begins a public hearing Monday, January 27 to consider a number of applications for lower powered radio stations to serve Vancouver, Surrey and surrounding areas.  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey.  CNW Media Advisory  CRTC backgrounder 
Jon McComb CKNW
01/23/14 - Corus Entertainment has announced the premiere of Canadians Talk …, a live interactive series featuring debate, discussion and insight on timely issues that resonate with Canadians.  The first show launches with Canadians Talk … Leadership: Have our leaders lost our trust? hosted by Jon McComb at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver.  The new program will air on Corus Radio’s seven news talk stations across the country starting January 28.  Corus release 
Bruce Williams
01/23/14 - Bruce Williams, CFAX AM 1070 Victoria host and Manager of Community and Client Relations for CTV Vancouver Island, will be presented an "outstanding service award" by Vancouver Island University in recognition of his support of the Vancouver Island University Foundation and numerous other charities and foundations.  The award will be presented at VIU’s convocation ceremony on January 30.  C-FAX News 
01/22/14 - Soft AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 is solidly in first place with a 13.8 share in the Nielsen Audio Holiday 13 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  AC Spirit KCMS-FM 105.3 is second with 5.7.  Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 is third 5.2.  Radio Online
01/21/14 - Approximately 85-percent of all televisions in the Seattle area were tuned into the NFC title game on Q13 KCPQ-TV Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Nationally, it was the highest rated non-overtime NFC Championship Game on FOX since 1997.  Brett Cihon, Q13  
Roundhouse Radio
01/20/14 - Roundhouse Radio has announced its Advisory Board line-up as part of their bid for a new low power FM radio station in Vancouver.  It  consists of veteran news anchor Tony Parsons, veteran broadcaster Shirley Stocker, broadcaster and journalist Kirk LaPointe, past BC Lions president Frank Gigliotti and other prominent community members.  The Advisory Board is a group of volunteers enlisted to ensure that Roundhouse Radio lives up to its promise to serve all citizens and provide a well rounded voice.  Roundhouse Radio release  Roundhouse Radio advisory board
01/17/14 - KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle morning hosts Johnson and Johnson have made a bet with morning hosts Dan & Michelle at Mix 96 KYMX-FM 96.1 Sacramento over who will win the Seahawks / 49ers NFL playoff game Sunday.  The losers have to make a public appearance with dyed hair.  All Access Music Group 
Jon Manley
01/17/14 - The End  KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle has appointed Jon Manley as its new APD/afternoon host starting February 3.  He has held a similar position at X107.5 KXTE-FM Las Vegas for the past three years.  He replaces Corey O'Brien who left The End in December.  All Access Music Group  
01/17/14 - Bates Technical College has scheduled public forums for three finalists for the position of KBTC-TV Public Television’s executive director and general manager/executive dean.  KBTC-TV is a PBS affiliate operated as a service of Bates.  Debbie Cafazzo, Tacoma News Tribune 
Bob Nelson
01/17/14 - Western Washington native and former writer and cast member of the KING-TV Seattle production of Almost Live, Bob Nelson has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the movie Nebraska.  The film picked up a total of six nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bruce Dern.  KING5 News  Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times 
01/17/14 - HD Radio has been in use in the U.S. for a number of years, but is finally being considered in Canada by the CRTC.  Currently there are three FM stations testing the system in Ontario.  The CRTC is accepting public comments about a possible implementation of HD Radio and other matters concerning radio.  The deadline is January 30.  There are over 40 FM and AM stations currently broadcasting HD signals in coastal Washington state.  Steve Faguy,    
Randy Bachman
01/15/14 -  Bachman-Turner Overdrive and its four band members, Randy Bachman, Fred Turner, Blair Thornton and Robin (Robbie) Bachman will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in March.  Randy Bachman continues to host his Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap on the CBC national network from the Vancouver studios.  CBC News 
Rolf Harris
01/15/14 - TV star Rolf Harris appeared in court in London yesterday denying charges of indecent assaults on four girls dating back to 1968.  He also faces a further four charges of making indecent photos of a child, but is yet to enter pleas.  He was remanded on bail with trial set for April 30.  Harris, now 83, has lived in the UK for years, but has local connections, hosting The Rolf Harris Show on BCTV in the 1970s and was on stage at Expo 86 in Vancouver.  BBC news  
01/15/14 - Northwest Indy Radio has applied to the FCC for temporary authority for KCFL-FM 91.1 Westport to remain silent, with the last broadcast December 19, 2013.  Operation on the current channel at the authorized location has resulted in interference to adjacent channel KOSW-LP 91.3 Ocean Shores.  The FCC has now granted a CP to move to 89.5 MHz at 46-55-10 123-57-18 non directional with 1.2 kW ERP at 15 meters HAAT.  KCFL request  FCC info   
Harvey Oberfeld
01/13/14 - Harvey Oberfeld reports that local newscasts at CTV British Columbia continue to gain on rival Global BC, with numbers up 30 per cent last November compared to November 2012 and Global’s News Hour dropping 1.9 ratings points during the same period.  He ponders whether the move of Mike McCardell from Global to CTV is now taking effect.  Harvey Oberfeld blog    
Dal Richards
01/12/14 - Legendary band leader Dal Richards celebrated his 96th birthday last Sunday with a party orchestrated by his wife Muriel Honey.  Among those in attendance were Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Red Robinson, billionaire station owner Jim Pattison, society columnist Joy Metcalfe, singer and TV host Dawn Chubai, former CBC senior executive Robert Blackwood and retired Vancouver Sun writer Jack Lee.  Fred Lee, The Province  Photos 
Scott Russell
01/11/14 - Sports anchor Scott Russell has left his position at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  Except for a short run at Coast FM CKAY-FM 91.7 Gibsons/Sechelt, in 2006-07, he had been with News1130 since 2001.  His radio career stretches back to CKWL Williams Lake, BC in 1979.  Vancouver Broadcasters bio  
Michael Morgan
01/11/14 - Former CKLG and CFUN Vancouver personality Michael Morgan has recently taken a position as communications coordinator with the Sechelt (shíshálh) First Nation, commuting daily from his West Vancouver home.  His radio career goes back as far as CJCA Edmonton in 1965, but he has been prominent on the Vancouver radio scene since 1971.  Vancouver Broadcasters bio  
Seattle Seahawks
01/10/14 - A lot hinges on NFL playoff games this weekend as a healthy Seattle media economy stands to benefit with advertisers rushing to capitalize on Seahawks fever.  The Seahawks are a huge local TV draw, posting a 75 share with little or no time-shifting.  Diego Vasquez, Media Life Magazine 
01/10/14 - Jacquie Beckett, PD for Bell Media Group in Kingston ON has announced that Jenn-O, current morning show co-host/news anchor at The Drive CKLC-FM 98.9 Kingston will be heading west to join the morning show at The River CIQC-FM 99.7 Campbell River. 
Norman Goldman
01/10/14 - Party on for Progressive Radio, an effort to bring the Progressive Talk format back to the Seattle market, is scheduled for January 18 at Impact Hub.  Former KIRO AM 710 Seattle host David Goldstein will MC the event featuring dinner with Norman Goldman, whose syndicated show aired on the former KPTK AM 1090.  All Access Music Group 
01/09/14 - Joe “Jeetz” Reder will be the co-host/producer for the upcoming Candy & Potter morning show on Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM Seattle.  He's worked at KISW-FM 99.9 for a number of years.  The show launches January 22.  All Access Music Group 
01/07/14 - The FCC has dismissed a low power FM application for original construction permit by New Generation Youth Center for 107.3 MHz in Bellingham.  FCC data 
Joe Orsillo
01/07/14 - KIRO-TV Seattle news photographer Joe Orsillo caught two men camping out in a house he owns Friday.  One escaped, but the other was eventually apprehended by police, who Orsillo said took over 20 minutes to arrive on the scene.  He said the men stashed stolen property in the house, did drugs in the bathroom, and trashed the house.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy news and video 
Jason Rantz
01/06/14 - KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle has added The Jason Rantz Show 7-10 weeknights.  Rantz has worked in Seattle radio for more than five years.  All Access Music Group 
01/06/14 - The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle has promoted Pepper to the position of music director.  She joined the staff as midday host and assistant MD in February 2012.  All Access Music Group 
Brian Long
01/06/14 - KIRO AM 710 Seattle PD, then senior director of programming, Brian Long has been named PD for KOGO AM 600 and KLSD AM 1360 San Diego effective January 21.  He began his duties at KIRO in October 2010, adding the title of senior PD in March of this year.  Radio Online 
Bill Nye
01/04/14 - Former Boeing engineer and veteran of Almost Live on KING-TV Seattle, Bill Nye The Science Guy is set to debate creation vs evolution with Answers in Genesis - US founder Ken Ham, at the $27 million Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY on February 9.  Joel Connelly , Seattle PI 
Jim Hughson
01/04/14 - Jim Hughson, Vancouver Canucks play-by-play announcer on CBC Television, was called “the best hockey play-by-play announcer of all time” by sports great Jim Robson during Hughson's induction into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.  This week, Robson backed up his statement, but covered off some of the other greats.  Hughson is a five-time Gemini Award winner.  On another note, Vancouver Canadians broadcaster Rob Fai and B.C. Lions veteran Angus Reid are receiving accolades as guest hosts on the Bro Jake morning show for two weeks during the holiday break on Team 1040 CKST AM.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Margaret Meikle
01/03/14 - CBC Vancouver and national radio broadcaster Margaret Meikle died December 21 at Vancouver General Hospital from complications of Parkinson's Disease.  She was 57.  The Answer Lady was a regular on the Vicki Gabereau Show, hosted a variety of CBC programs and wrote for Canadian Living.  She was a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and was given the Civic Merit Award by the City of Vancouver in 2012.   A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. January 18 at St. Stephen's United Church, 7025 Granville St.  Sun/Province obituary  
KJR AM 950 Seattle
01/03/14 - Sports Radio KJR AM 950 Seattle has added a Seahawks show for the NFC West champions' playoff run, 12th Man Mania with Brian Abker for the "12th man" fanbase, airing weeknights at 6:30 p.m.  All Access Music Group    
01/03/14 - The FCC has granted a modification of license for KKNW AM 1150 Seattle.  There is no change to power output of 10 kW day and 6 kW night.  KKNW operates with one tower non-directional day and three towers directional night.  FCC data