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Radio Ink
12/30/16 - Three local Seattle sports talk shows make the list of 2016 Top Local Sports Talkers In America as compiled by Radio Ink.  They are Mitch Levy at KJR AM 950, Brock Huard & Mike Salk at KIRO AM 710 and Dave Mahler at KJR.  Nominations are taken months in advance and all of the nominees must be local and not nationally syndicated.  Radio Ink  
STAR KPLZ-FM 101.5 Seattle
12/28/16 - After flipping to an all-Christmas format last month, Hot AC STAR KPLZ-FM 101.5 Seattle returned at midnight Monday with a new Mainstream AC sound playing, "Today's Best Mix and Throwbacks!"  The station will continue using the well-established STAR 101.5 brand.  All Access Music Group 
12/28/16 - The FCC has granted Licenses to Cover for K266CJ 101.1 and K237GN 95.3 Everett.  The translators give KRKO AM 1380 and KKXA AM 1520 an FM presence in the Everett area.  Both translators operate with an ERP of 250 watts.  K266CJ FCC data  K237GN FCC data 
Dave Gerry
12/28/16 - CTV Vancouver The Last Word reporter Dave Gerry announced his retirement last week.  The award winning broadcaster has been in the business for 40 years.  His features segment aired on the weekend and can be viewed here. 
Clay Freinwald
12/26/16 - The January 2017 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the biggest in-debt radio operators, problems impacting AM Radio, the FCC struggle to find a balance between the interests of TV stations and potential wireless users and much more.  January Clay's Corner
Christmas Holly
12/25/16 - A very Merry Christmas and Best of the Season to our many readers.
Brooke & Jubal
12/23/16 - Seattle market MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 morning hosts Brooke & Jubal, now syndicated on over 20 stations, will appear at the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 at W Hotel Hollywood May 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Their talents will be showcased at the WWRS Premiere Networks Luncheon at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4th.  All Access Music Group 
KPUG AM 1170 Bellingham
12/23/16 - There soon will be relief for Bellingham listeners to KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle.  Following the FCC construction permit grant to Saga Broadcasting to move its KPUG AM 1170 translator K247CM from 97.3 to 97.9, an engineer will be re-tuning the combiner to get them on the new frequency early in the new year.  The translator effectively blocked reception of KIRO-FM in the Bellingham area.
12/22/16 - KOMO Plaza, which hosts the local ABC-affiliated TV and radio stations, has been sold for $276 million in one of Seattle’s biggest real-estate deals of the year.  According to sales records filed this week, an entity linked to San Francisco-based investment firm GI Partners purchased the two-building multi-use facility from an affiliate of Houston-based Hines Securities.  Then known as Fisher Plaza, it was purchased from the former Fisher Communications for $159.4 million in 2011.  Mike Rosenberg, Seattle Times
Tim Dickert
12/22/16 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver is adjusting its Saturday afternoon line-up beginning January 7th.  Tim Dickert will host CKNW Weekend from noon to 3 p.m., with The Best of Charles Adler Tonight from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
12/22/16 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Saga Broadcasting for KPUG AM 1170 Bellingham translator K247CM.  It will operate with 250 watts at 97.9 MHz at 48-46-34.00 122-26-25.00, replacing its previously authorized 97.3 assignment.  When the translator went on air at 97.3, numerous listeners to KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle protested the blockage of its signal in the Bellingham area.  FCC data  Bellingham Herald backgrounder 
Dave Gerry
12/22/16 - CTV Vancouver The Last Word reporter Dave Gerry has announced his retirement.  He was a features reporter for a number of years for CKVU-TV (now called City) Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 2011.  He returned to host The Last Word news segment with Mike McCardell on CTV Vancouver in 2013.  Gerry has won numerous provincial, national and international awards for excellence in broadcasting, including an RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.  Puget Sound Radio  
Research Director, Inc.
12/21/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive December PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Terry David Mulligan
12/21/16 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver presents its second annual Christmas In the Round, hosted by Terry David Mulligan and airing December 24th and Christmas Day.  Continuing with a program Mulligan hosted last Christmas in the Roundhouse Radio Railtown studios, the popular special returns this year with yet again many legendary names in Canadian music: Jim Byrnes, Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes.  Roundhouse Radio release 
Brock and Salk
12/21/16 - Alpha Media will begin broadcasting 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle’s Brock & Salk Monday, January 2, weekdays from 9 a.m. - noon on The Game KXTG AM 750 Portland.  Mike Salk has partnered with former NFL quarterback Brock Huard since the debut of Brock & Salk in April 2009, as part of the launch of 710 ESPN Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
Nielsen Audio
12/20/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in front in the Nielsen Audio December 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with a 7.1 share.  AC (All-Christmas) Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 climbs sharply up to second with 6.7.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.5.  Radio Online
12/20/16 - The FCC has granted license to cover to Denver Digital Television, LLC for KDMD-LD Channel 6 Cle Elum.  It is licensed to operate with an ERP of .5 kW at -90 meters HAAT at 47-19-29.6 121-53-18.6.  FCC data 
Kwame Dankwa
12/20/16 - Power 93.3 KPWK-FM Seattle APD Kwame Dankwa has left the station, as his position has been eliminated.  He has been with Power 93 since January and was previously working in the Boston market.  All Access Music Group  
Joe (Brady) Blum
12/19/16 - Joe (Brady) Blum has been named late night host and music coordinator for New York market Z100 WHTZ-FM 100.3 Newark NJ effective January 9, 2017.  He has most recently been night show host for Power 93.3 KPWK-FM Seattle.  Radio Online 
Star CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack
12/17/16 - Star CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack went all-Christmas at midnight with Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  Meanwhile KAFÉ KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham moved to all-Christmas Wednesday morning after recently playing Christmas music on weekends.
KOMO-TV Seattle
12/17/16 - Sinclair Broadcast Group’s West Coast ABC affiliates KOMO-TV Seattle and KATU-TV Portland are letting viewers know they won’t be able to watch local programming if they subscribe to Frontier Communications cable beginning next year.  Sinclair says the current retransmission agreement expires on December 31 and the company "Does not expect that the Station will be able to reach agreements with Frontier Communications that allows for further carriage of these stations".  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle
12/16/16 - KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle raised $792,554 in 13 hours in Wednesday's Bender’s One Big KISS for Seattle Children's Hospital Radiothon.  The money raised the station's 15 year radiothon total to over $14.8 million dollars.  Proceeds go to the hospital's Children's Greatest Needs Fund.  All Access Music Group 
Grant Lawrence
12/16/16 - CBC Vancouver broadcaster Grant Lawrence takes advantage of the northwest's current cold snap and builds an ice rink in his front yard.  Lawrence wears a number of hats with CBC, but can be heard on various CBC Radio One programs.  Kevin Griffin, The Province 
Michael Forney 1962
12/16/16 - On a fall night in 1962, KPUG AM 1170 Bellingham disc jockey Michael T. Forney made the national news by playing, over and over again, the newly released single Telstar.  Forney was the regular evening deejay at the then 1000 watt station.  Steven Smith, Radio West
Corus Communications
12/16/16 - The numbers are in and this year's Christmas Wish Breakfast was even more successful than last year!  Together, the Pan Pacific Hotel, Global BC and Rock 101 (CFMI-FM 101.1) helped raise $21,000 in cash, 42,000 pounds of toys - and 1,000 bright shiny bicycles.  Sandra Thomas, Vancouver Courier
Karolyn Johnston
12/15/16 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle Account Executive Karolyn Johnston has been named GSM for the Beasley Broadcast Group five-station radio cluster in Las Vegas.  She worked at KIRO-TV from 2009-11.  All Access Music Group  
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
12/15/16 - KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle raised over $502,000 in its 28th Annual Foster Child Holiday Magic Fundraiser to benefit Treehouse on December 14th.  The 12-hour event, which raises money for holiday gifts for children in foster care as well as for programs and services year-round, broke the $500,000 mark for the fifth consecutive year.  All Access Music Group
Alan Thicke
12/15/16 - Before Growing Pains made him a household name in the US, Alan Thicke was a familiar face to Canadian TV audiences with a daytime talk show taped at the BCTV studios in Burnaby.  The Alan Thicke Show ran on CTV for three seasons, 102 episodes, from 1980-82.  The talk show represented Thicke’s first significant foray in front of the camera.  He died Tuesday at age 69 after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey.  Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun  Global BC video/archive 
Allan Prell
12/13/16 - Former KIRO AM 710 Seattle talk show host Allan Prell died at his Oakton, VA home December 10 at age 79.  He was a morning talk show host at KIRO in 2005.  He was also a fill-in host on the nationally syndicated Jim Bohannon show, heard locally on KLAY-AM 1180 in 2006.  Baltimore Sun  Bill Virgin, Seattle P-I 2006 backgrounder 
Tracy Taylor
12/13/16 - Tracy Taylor has left her position as traffic anchor/reporter at KING-TV Seattle.  She has been with KING since January 2010 and was previously a traffic reporter and music director for Clear Channel Radio in Seattle from 2005-10.  Puget Sound Media 
John Badham
12/13/16 - Veteran sports broadcaster John Badham died December 8 in Peterborough, ON following a short battle with cancer.  He was 79.  His broadcast career began in Weyburn SK in 1957, but he went on to work in a number of Canadian cities.  Badham did play-by-play for five Canadian Football League teams including the BC Lions on CFUN in 1984, which earned him a place in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.  A celebration of life is scheduled to be held in Peterborough Friday, December 16.  Peterborough Examiner obituary  Mike Davies, Peterborough Examiner backgrounder  
Steve Darling
12/10/16 - Veteran Global News morning host Steve Darling, who was released from the station in early October, stands a good chance of winning the Burnaby-Lougheed riding during next spring’s provincial election on May 9th.  He is still amazed at the outpouring of support he received from family, friends and fans alike following his release.  BCLiving      
12/08/16 - The 29th Annual Santa FOX Food Drive on CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver takes place Friday, December 9th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  CFOX release   Also, Global BC and Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver present the 29th annual Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast on Tuesday, December 13th from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Global BC release
Super Bowl LI
12/08/16 - Will Super Bowl fans north of the border be able to view the game on cable with original US commercials February 5th, as opposed to Canadian commercial substitution (simsub), or will antennas or US dishes have to once again prevail?  The issue is still before the courts and unlikely to be resolved before the big game.  The 2017 Super Bowl will be carried on Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV, which has the strongest signal of all the Seattle-based TV stations into the metro Vancouver area.  Canadian Press  Michael Geist  
KIRO-TV Seattle
KING-TV Seattle
12/08/16 - KIRO-TV and KING-TV Seattle continue to fight for first place in the social standings, with KIRO ahead by about three-quarters of a share point (32.36 to 31.62) over the past 30 days (November 8 through December 7), as compiled by Share Rocket.  Mark Joyella, TVSPY
KIRO Holiday Magic Campaign
12/08/16 - The 28th Annual Foster Child Holiday Magic Campaign, presented by The Landing in Renton, on KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle, in partnership with Treehouse, will provide a gift for every foster child in Washington.  Any remaining funds will be used to provide clothes, books, academic support, SAT prep, after school activities, camp and more to the thousands of foster care kids in need.  KIRO Radio release 
David Bray
12/08/16 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray data
David Dean
12/08/16 - David Dean has been selected for Music Director and p.m. drive at KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle, succeeding Pat Garrett, who left both roles last month.  All Access Music Group 
12/07/16 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period August 29 - November 27, 2016.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 adds slightly to its lead with a 13.4 share.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 and QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 are tied for second with 10.2 shares.  Numeris ratings
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
12/06/16 - Over $1.5 million was raised to help BC kids living with special needs at the CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Orphans’ Fund 39th Annual Pledge Day.  The event was broadcast live on CKNW and was also aired on Global BC at the Terminal City Club, featuring interviews with philanthropists, business leaders, media personalities and most importantly the children and families helped by the CKNW Orphans’ Fund.  CKNW release  
Ryan Yamamoto
12/06/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle has promoted Ryan Yamamoto to weekday morning anchor from weekend anchor.  The two time Emmy award reporter joined KOMO in June from KXTV-TV Sacramento.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy   
12/06/16 - A record $780,347 was raised at the 30th annual CBC Open House and Food Bank Day.  By comparison, in 1986 CBC Vancouver hosted its first annual food drive for hungry families across the province, raising $462.  CBC Vancouver release 
12/06/16 - Seattle-based nationally syndicated host Delilah will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2017 NAB Show.  The induction will occur during the Radio Luncheon, to be held April 25th in Las Vegas.  All Access Music Group  
Colin Yardley
12/05/16 - Nanaimo born Colin Yardley, comedy writer on Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show, died November 24 at age 68 after a year long battle with cancer.  The show aired on CBC Radio Vancouver from 1971-80 and CBC-TV Vancouver from 1981-82, with a brief reprise during Expo '86.  Veteran Vancouver broadcaster and voice over artist Bill Reiter, who acted on the show, saw him as a genius writer and said there was, "No one better at combining satire, schtick, send-up and word-comedy."  Reiter credits much of his own early success to the witticisms that came from the pen of Colin Yardley.  Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show established itself as the wildest, most spontaneous ensemble radio comedy ever to arise in the Canadian west.  Sun/Province obituary  Dr. Bundolo backgrounder 
12/02/16 - The Numeris Radio Diary Survey for September 5 - October 30, 2016 has been released.  In the Victoria market, CBC Radio 1 CBCV-FM 90.5 continues to lead with an 18.0 share, Rock CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 14.7 and Talk CFAX AM 1070 is third with 9.4.  Numeris diary ratings for Victoria and other Canadian radio markets can be viewed here.       
12/02/16 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC for KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way.  Nighttime power will be lowered from 10 kW to .22 kW with nighttime transmitter location change from 47° 18' 0.00" 122° 11' 17.00" to 47° 18' 20.00" 122° 14' 53.00", the same as its daytime transmitter, with two towers in a directional array.  Daytime power remains at 27.5 kW.  FCC data
12/02/16 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License from Northwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society to Sacred Heart Radio, Inc. for translators K300CU 107.9 Ocean Shores (CP change to Shoreline) and K284CG 104.7 Sampson (CP mod to Olympia).  The translators will bring the programming of Sacred Heart Radio's KBLE AM 1050 Seattle and KBUP AM 1240 Olympia to the Ocean Shores area.  FCC authorization 

Momentum Media Marketing
12/01/16 - Pat Bohn, founder and president of SparkNetworks, and Shawn Smith, founder and president of Momentum Media Marketing Inc., today announced the merger of Sparknetworks’ syndicated programs, services and tools with those of Momentum Media Networks, a division of Vancouver-based Momentum Media Marketing, Inc. The merge is effective January 1, 2017.  Broadcast Dialogue 
Steve Bunin
12/01/16 - KING-TV Seattle has hired Steve Bunin to co-anchor mornings with Joyce Taylor.  The Seattle native has most recently been hosting a show on SB Nation KGOW AM 1560 Houston.  Mark Joyella, TVSpy  David Barron, Houston Chronicle 
Ocean CIOC-FM Victoria
12/01/16 - Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria has moved to all Christmas as of 8:06 a.m. today with Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Buble.
Heidi May
12/01/16 - Heidi May has announced she has joined KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle as an on-air personality.  She will be doing part time work including midday weekends.  The marketing & communications/voiceover specialist has worked at a number of stations in the Seattle market since 1991. 
Robin Farrell
11/30/16 - Former KOOL-FM CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria morning host Robin Farrell, who was released in August after an 11-year run has found a new home.  She has Tweeted that she joins the morning team at Q103.1 CKQQ-FM Kelowna beginning January 9th.  Prior to Victoria, she worked in the Vancouver radio market. 
Ryan Carroll
11/30/16 - Ryan Carroll, who worked as a swing announcer at CFOX-FM 99.3 and Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver for the last year, has Tweeted that he will be joining Fresh Radio CKWS-FM 104.3 Kingston ON as midday host.  He starts at year end. 
Ronnie Stanton
11/30/16 - Former Vancouver programmer Ronnie Stanton has been named VP/Programming for Alpha Media with direct oversight of the Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative, Oldies and Classic Hits formats and also will serve as PD of the company's two San Jose Stations.  The 20-year radio veteran was PD for CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver for five years and most recently Senior Brand Director and VP for Corus Entertainment, based in Vancouver.  All Access Music Group 
David Bray
11/29/16 - Communications consultant David Bray of Bray & Partners explains his involvement in Aboriginal Voices Radio (later known as Voices Radio).  The stations, licensed to Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa, were started as an experiment to provide a voice to aboriginal people across the country.  They struggled to meet regulatory conditions and to survive financially.  For the past two years, Bray worked pro bono to help the stations through CRTC and court processes, but was unable to keep the them on air.  The Vancouver outlet operated as CKAV-FM-2 106.3, the frequency of which is now dark.  David Bray, Broadcaster Magazine    
Pat Garrett
11/29/16 - Afternoon drive host and music director Pat Garrett has left KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle after more than four years.  No replacement has been announced.  Inside Radio
KIXI AM 880 Seattle
11/28/16 - KIXI AM 880 Seattle has also moved to all Christmas programming.  It's the fourth Seattle market station to move to all Christmas, joining other Northwest stations Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5 Lynden and two in Vancouver.
Erin Wilde
11/28/16 - Former Vancouver radio personality Erin Wilde, who has been hosting middays at KooL CKCE-FM 101.5 Calgary for almost a decade has found a new home as p.m. drive host at KiSS CHFM-FM 95.9 Calgary.  She hosted shows at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM from 1999-2003 and The Beat CFBT-FM 94.5 (now Virgin Radio) Vancouver from 2003-05.
11/28/16 - The CRTC has approved an application by South Asian Broadcasting Corporation Inc. to add an FM transmitter in Surrey to rebroadcast the programming of CKYE-FM 93.1 Vancouver.  It will operate at 89.1 MHz directional with a maximum ERP of 250 watts at 123.3 metres HAAT.  Also approved is an application by Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. to operate an ethnic commercial AM station in Vancouver at 600 kHz with day and night power of 10,000 watts.  Also approved is an application by Akash Broadcasting Inc. to operate an ethnic commercial specialty FM station in Surrey at 91.5 MHz directional with a maximum ERP of 1,000 watts at 121.9 metres HAAT.  The Commission has additionally required existing low-powered and unauthorized operations to vacate the frequencies 88.7, 89.3 and 91.5 MHz.  CRTC release   
Clay Freinwald
11/26/16 - The December 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses AM stations on FM translators and their local complications, a boost in KIRO-FM's HD signal level, the shutting down of Northwest Cable News (NWCN) on January 6th. and much more.  December Clay's Corner
Kristi Gordon
11/26/16 - Global BC & CKNW AM 980 Vancouver senior meteorologist Kristi Gordon speaks out in the November-December edition of West Coast Families Magazine.  She stands up for what she believes in, including the calling out of people who made critical online comments during her pregnancy last year.  Kelly S. Thompson, West Coast Families Magazine (p. 24-25)  
11/25/16 - The FCC has granted a modification of construction permit to Centro Familiar Cristiano for KRUM-LD Seattle.  It will operate with 15 kW directional at 122-11-19.2 47-26-1.2 at a height of radiated center above mean sea level of 195.1 meters.  FCC authorization  FCC TV station data  
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
11/25/16 - Next Wednesday, November 30th marks the 39th Annual CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Day! This is a full day “radio-thon” that is broadcast live from the Terminal City Club through News Talk 980 CKNW and Global BC.  Pledge Day brings together a parade of celebrities, children’s choirs, philanthropists and business leaders who raise money for the CKNW Orphans’ Fund, as well as families and organizations that have been helped throughout the year.  Last year, CKNW Orphans’ Fund raised $2 million on Pledge Day, totaling up to over $40 million raised since its inception.  CKNW Orphans’ Fund is one of the largest sources of individual grant funding in BC and helps thousands of children annually.  CKNW release 
QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver
11/25/16 - QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver joined the ranks of all-Christmas stations at 8 a.m. today with A Holly Jolly Christmas by  Burl Ives.  Additionally, CISL AM 650 Vancouver moved to Classic Christmas at midnight with Winter Wonderland by the Eurythmics. 
Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle
11/25/16 - Seattle market Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM moved to all-Christmas music at midnight with Grown Up Christmas List by Amy Grant, making it the third station in the market to do so.
Praise KWPZ-FM Lynden
11/24/16 - Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5 Lynden went all-Christmas at 6 p.m. today with Christmastime by Michael W. Smith then the traditional Caroling, Caroling by Nat King Cole.
Voices Radio
11/24/16 - Voices Radio CKAV-FM 106.3 Vancouver is off the air following loss of its appeal to overturn a CRTC decision revoking licenses in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.  The website now only links to its Toronto-based audio stream.  The Commission then put out a call for radio applications to serve the above mentioned urban Aboriginal communities.  Federal Court of Appeal decision   
Giulio Caravatta
11/24/16 - TSN Radio CKST AM 1040 Vancouver color analyst Giulio Caravatta will provide analysis of the 104th Canadian Football League Grey Cup this Sunday (11/27).  TSN’s Rod Black will call the game, which will air on a network of 24 stations.  Pre and post-game coverage begins at 1 p.m. PT.  Additionally, TSN Radio 1040’s Matt Sekeres will co-host Grey Cup Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. PT.  TSN info 
Don Lehn
11/24/16 - Fraser Valley News (FVN) has been nominated for three awards by Small Business BC. The Chilliwack-based digital news service has earned nominations for Premier’s People’s Choice, Best Marketer and Best Concept.  Former local broadcaster Don Lehn founded the site in 2015 after recognizing a news gap in the region.  He is also the Managing Editor.  Lehn has anchored news at a number of stations, notably News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver and was News Director at CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack.  Broadcast Dialogue 
Research Director, Inc.
11/23/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive November PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
11/22/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 pulls further out in front in the Nielsen Audio November 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with an 8.0 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 stays second with 5.5.  News/Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 remains in third place with a 5.2 share.  Radio Online
KIRO-TV Seattle
11/22/16 - KIRO-TV Seattle is the only CBS affiliate to make the list of Social Media Leaders in The Top 20 Markets list.  It comes in with a 33 share in the market.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
Ed Hill
11/21/16 - KSE Radio Denver VP/Programming Ed Hill has left the four-station cluster after only six months for a soon-to-be announced opportunity.  His extensive programming background includes four years at KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
Martin Fossum
11/20/16 - Former CBC Vancouver Film Sound Technician Martin Fossum passed away November 10 at age 75.  He was on staff with CBC Vancouver in the 1970s before leaving the Corporation to embark on a very successful freelance career.  He worked on numerous projects, including the CBC series "The Beachcombers" and "Danger Bay".  Obituary  
Dr. Sport Greg Douglas
11/19/16 - Veteran sports journalist and broadcast commentator Greg Douglas, aka Dr. Sport, pens his final column in today's Vancouver Sun.  He reported and anchored sports at several Vancouver radio and TV stations beginning in the 1970s.  Additionally, he was the original Vancouver Canucks public relations director in 1968 and stayed until 1977 climbing to Assistant General Manager.  Douglas was inducted into the media category of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
11/18/16 - In an FCC filing, KMIH.ORG Radio Booster Club is selling K233BU 94.5 White Center to Bonneville International Corporation for $300,000.  Plans are to move the translator to rebroadcast KTTH AM 770 Seattle.  All Access Music Group
Matt Waggoner
11/18/16 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV has promoted Matthew Waggoner from Senior Executive Producer of News and Sports to Assistant News Director.  He's been with Q13 since May 2012.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
11/18/16 - STAR 101.5 KPLZ-FM moved to an all Christmas format this morning as "The Best Mix of Today's Christmas Music".  STAR will play 20 Christmas songs in a row every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus, afternoon show hosts, Curt & Corine will feature the top 5 Christmas songs of the day at 5 o’clock every weekday.   All Access Music Group 
WARM KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle
11/17/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 moved to an all Christmas format earlier today.  The move happened two days earlier than last year.  Radio Online 
Dan Persigehl
11/17/16 - iHeartMedia has appointed veteran programmer Dan Persigehl to the newly created position of Director Regional Creative Services for the Seattle, Portland and Phoenix markets, effective immediately.  He will be based out of Phoenix and has had PD experience at both Clear Channel and Entercom stations.  All Access Music Group  
Chuck McCoy
11/17/16 - Chuck McCoy, who was PD at CFUN Vancouver during the mid 1970s and VP/GM for Rogers Radio Vancouver cluster during most of the 1990s, received the 2016 Hall of Fame Award from the Ontario Association of Broadcasters at the organization’s fall conference November 10.  YouTube presentation video  Broadcaster Magazine backgrounder 
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
11/17/16 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV digital director Travis Mayfield shows a new Google product called Quick Draw for Wednesday's early morning broadcast.  When morning anchor Kaci Aitchison attempts to sketch a cannon, things get out of hand.  Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle PI   
11/16/16 - Seattle's EMP Museum changes its name to the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP for short), with a free celebration Saturday, November 19.  The museum was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000.  KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle has been associated with the museum through funding partnerships and a recent $500,000 donation from Allen to help fund a new studio at Seattle Center.  Chris Daniels, KING-TV  All Access Music Group
710 AM KIRO Seattle
11/14/16 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle and the Kent School District will hold a town hall forum on concussions in youth sports Tuesday (11/15) at 7 p.m. in Covington.  Kent School District Athletic Director Dave Lutes will be joined by 710 ESPN host and former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman along with former Seahawks team physician Dr. Stanley Herring.  The panel will discuss how concussions impact the health of kids, and what local organizations are doing to make youth sports safer.  All Access Music Group  KSD release 
Brooke & Jubal
11/14/16 - Syndicated MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle morning hosts Brooke & Jubal will entertain during the Premiere Networks Luncheon May 4, 2017.  The luncheon is part of the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 to be held May 3rd to 5th at the W Hollywood Hotel.  All Access Music Group  
Calvin To
11/14/16 - CHEK-TV Victoria returned to a full hour of news at 5 p.m. Saturday, anchored by new hire Calvin To with fellow new hire Ceilidh Millar reporting weather and recently hired Kevin Charach on sports.  In recent months CHEK had cut back to a half-hour news package on weekends.  Puget Sound Radio 
Steve Darling
11/13/16 - The B.C. Liberal Party has announced former Global BC morning news anchor Steve Darling will be its new candidate in the riding of Burnaby-Lougheed.  Darling was released by Global in early October after having worked there for over 18 years.  He follows former Global senior reporter Jas Johal, who also recently joined the B.C. Liberals.  Maryse Zeidler, CBC News  B.C. Liberals release  Steele and Drex CKNW     
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
11/13/16 - CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver continues to operate at reduced power of 10,000 watts non-directional after much of its transmitter site was destroyed by the Burns Bog fire in early July.  The all-traffic station's air signal was quickly restored, first with temporary facilities in downtown Vancouver and then with reduced power at the main Delta site.  It was also added to FM 101.1 HD3.  The plan is to rebuild the facility as soon there has been a full assessment of damage to the ground system and final budgets.  Station owner Corus Radio is committed to returning AM 730 to its full 50 kW service. 
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
11/11/16 - The Ron and Don Show on KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle, the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle Police Foundation and Sleep Train are providing 300 beds to children in need through the 2016 Beds for Kids Project.  Semi-trucks filled with 300 mattresses and other bedding were delivered to the Police Department with all the mattresses donated by The Dream Bed.  All Access Music Group 
Ara Andonian
11/10/16 - Ara Andonian moves from afternoons to mornings to temporarily fill the gap at on the KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning show following last week’s departure of the morning team.  Rogers Radio says a new morning team will be announced in the next few weeks. 
Randene Neill
11/10/16 - Randene Neill, who left her anchor/reporter position at Global BC on October 28, has announced she has joined Vancouver-based real estate developer Anthem Properties as Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications.  She had been with the TV station, formerly called BCTV (CHAN-TV), since September 1998.  
CHEK-TV Victoria
11/10/16 - At a time when other media outlets are cutting back, CHEK-TV Victoria is growing.  Since saving the station in 2009, CHEK has almost doubled its staff and is expanding news coverage.  Congratulations have been sent by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier Christy Clark as CHEK celebrates 60 years on air.  It's B.C.’s oldest private television station and North America’s only employee-owned broadcaster.  CHEK first signed on the air on December 1, 1956, originally operating as a CBC affiliate.  Tess van Straaten, CHEK News/Video  Wikipedia History 
11/09/16 - The BC Association of Broadcasters will celebrate its 70th Annual Conference May 16-18, 2017 at the Watermark Beach Resort, in Osoyoos.  BCAB release  
Greg Bilte
11/09/16 - Greg Bilte has been named VP and GM of KIRO-TV Seattle effective December 5.  He takes over from Jay O’Connor who announced he was leaving KIRO at the end of the year.  Bilte has been VP and GM of KOKI-TV/KMYT-TV Tulsa, OK for three years.  He started his career in 1979 as an account executive at KXLY-TV Spokane.  Locally, he was National Sales Manager for Seattle market KSTW-TV from 1989-91.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  Cox Media Group release  
Sonia Beeksma
11/08/16 - After leaving Global BC just last week, Sonia Beeksma has announced on her Twitter page that she is joining rival CTV Vancouver.  She had been with Global BC for over three years.
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
11/08/16 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle will present Live Day for the second year on November 22.  During morning and afternoon drives, shows will be completely live, including commercials, announcers, bands, sound effects, and music.  Last year, Live Day was hugely successful, with more than one million listeners tuning into both shows on-air and through the KISW app.  Radio Online
Red FM CKYE-FM Vancouver
11/07/16 - South Asian Broadcasting Corporation, operator of Vancouver market CKYE-FM 93.1 has completed the purchase of CIRC Radio Inc., the company which operates Toronto’s Multicultural Super Mix CIRV-FM 88.9.  SABC is controlled by Kulwinder Sanghera and also controls CKYR-FM 106.7 Calgary.  Both CKYE and CKYR are multicultural stations known to listeners as RED FM.  CARTT 
CHEK-TV Victoria
11/06/16 - More than 80 past and present employees gathered together as CHEK-TV Victoria celebrates its 60th year on the air.  CHEK hit the airwaves in 1956, making it the first and oldest privately owned TV station in B.C. and it became Canada’s only employee-owned independent one in 2009.  CHEK News  Puget Sound Radio, Michael Woloshen photos  
Sonia Beeksma
11/05/16 - Global BC loses another on-air staffer as weather anchor and community reporter Sonia Beeksma announces her departure effective today.  There is no word on a new position.  The 2016 BCAB Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow Award recipient has been at Global BC since mid 2013.  Twitter page     
Lisa Decker
11/05/16 - Lisa Decker, who has worn a number of marketing and sales hats in Seattle since 1995, has been appointed SVP/Market Manager for its Portland stations by Alpha Media.  Her career in Seattle ranged from KMPS-FM 94.1 to KING-FM 98.1.  All Access Music Group 
Warm KRWM-FM Seattle
11/04/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 presents Election Night 2016 from the North Pole! begining at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, as it plays Christmas music for five hours.  Seattle's Christmas Station routinely moves to an all Christmas format around November 20.  All Access Music Group 
Alex Carr
11/04/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports X92.9 CFEX-FM Calgary evening host Alex Carr is moving to evenings at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver.  He is expected to start his new position near the end of this month.  Puget Sound Radio    
Rob Brimacombe
11/03/16 - Robert Brimacombe has been promoted from Senior Account Manager to Manager Retail Sales for Corus Vancouver.  He began his broadcast sales career at CFOX-FM and CKLG Vancouver before spending a decade in Hong Kong and Singapore.  He has also previously worked at CKNW AM 980 and News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.
Corbet Rutzer
11/03/16 - Corbet Rutzer returns as Music Director at JACK fm CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver, a position he held from 2010-12.  He replaces Barry Taylor after restructuring at Rogers Vancouver.  Rutzer has been a freelance content producer since 2012. 
Ronnie Stanton
11/03/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports Ronnie Stanton moving from V.P Programming, to Lead Consultant for Corus, at the end of November, at which time, he and his wife will be moving to the US to begin focusing in on his radio consulting business.  Corus is one of Stanton’s clients who contracts with him as a consultant.  Another of Stanton’s roles was PD of CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver.  Dustin Collins, current PD of Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1, will add that title to his resume, as the new PD for CFOX.  Puget Sound Radio 
KiSS Radio CKKS-FM Chilliwack/Abbotsford/Vancouver
11/02/16 - Radio West reports that the KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver (also Chilliwack and Abbotsford) morning team of Randi Chase, Andrew Sosa and Susie Hill were released today.  Radio West
Jas Johal
11/02/16 - Former Vancouver radio and TV reporter Jas Johal has been recruited by the B.C. Liberal Party to run in next year’s provincial election in the new riding of Richmond-Queensborough.  He has most recently been Director Of Communications for the BC LNG Alliance.  He was previously a prominent reporter for BCTV/Global news both locally and internationally.  Cassidy Olivier, Vancouver Sun 
Dave Broadfoot
11/02/16 - North Vancouver born comedian Dave Broadfoot died Tuesday at age 90.  He worked in community theater in Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 1952.  An early highlight was an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York in 1955.  He was best known for his 15-year run on the CBC Radio and Television production Royal Canadian Air Farce.  Broadfoot was a Gemini Award winner, was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 1983 and later was presented the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.  Chris Iorfida, CBC News 
Charles Adler
11/01/16 - Acclaimed broadcaster Charles Adler is returning to Canadian airwaves with a new syndicated talk show, Charles Adler Tonight.  The show will be broadcast from 7 to 10 p.m. PT on the Corus Radio Network on Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 and on Corus Radio stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg beginning Monday, November 14, with special U.S. election coverage America Votes 2016 on Tuesday, November 8.  Adler was on air at CKLG Vancouver in the late 1970s before moving to Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg, where his program was fed to CKNW from 2005-13.  Simon Little, CKNW 
Hal Wake
10/29/16 - Former CBC Vancouver host/producer Hal Wake has announced plans to step down as Artistic Director of the annual Vancouver Writers Fest after the 2017 edition.  Wake took over the role in 2006 and is only the second artistic director to serve the festival since it began in 1988.  He hosted the CBC Vancouver morning show The Early Edition for several years in the 1990s.  Brian Lynch, The Georgia Straight  
Neil O'Brien
10/28/16 - Neil O'Brien, who was released from AM730 CHMJ Vancouver earlier this month, has landed himself a new traffic position with News1130 CKWX AM.  He debuts in his new role immediately.  O'Brien's Twitter page    
Randene Neill
10/28/16 - On her last day at Global BC, anchor reporter Randene Neill was reunited with Ginger the kissing pit bull.  Ginger was the star of a BC SPCA Adopt A Pet segment in 2009 that went viral and was seen all around the world.  Global BC video  2009 YouTube video  
Sonia Sunger
10/28/16 - Global BC has announced that Sonia Sunger will be taking over the morning news as of Monday.  She has been with Global BC since early 2013 and has been an anchor/reporter for Global's cable news station BC1.  Long-time morning anchor Steve Darling left the position earlier this month, followed by the resignation of anchor/reporter Randene Neill, whose last day is today.  Randene Neill Facebook video  
10/28/16 - KING-TV Seattle has notified staff that NWCN (Northwest Cable News) will be shutting down on January 6th.  The staff was told that low ratings and their contract with the cable companies coming to an end was the reason for closing.  NWCN is one of the largest regional news networks in the country, having celebrated its 20th anniversary last December.  Scott Jones, FTV Live  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI
Red Robinson
10/28/16 - Legendary B.C. broadcaster Red Robinson gives credit to rock ’n’ roll for the social move toward racial equality.  He still remembers hate-filled phone calls when he was a DJ in Vancouver in the 1950s and early 1960s.  He got to know the music and people of the African-American community.  But the 1950s and early 1960s was a time when even buying the records of black artists was treated like something sinful.  Richard Watts, Victoria Times Colonist
Clay Freinwald
10/28/16 - The November 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses a tribute to David Christian, storm memories, Cumulus' reverse stock split and much more.   November Clay's Corner
Robin Stickley
10/27/16 - Long-time Global BC news anchor Robin Stickley has announced on her Facebook page that doctors have placed her on medical leave for the duration of her pregnancy, which she is more than halfway through.  She says, "I am what the experts call of Advanced Maternal Age (ouch!) and that can bring complications, as many of you know."  
Bobby Hales
10/27/16 - Bobby Hales died suddenly on October 15 at age 82.  He was Music Director for Music Hop in 1963, The Judy & Jim Show in 1973 and again in 1977, the 1975 CAPAC Song Special celebrating its 50th Anniversary and many Timmy’s Telethon productions among other music/variety television programs and series originating from the CBC Vancouver studios.  Hales composed the theme music for the CBC Network series The Manipulators and The Beachcombers as well as the CBC television movie The Overlanders, all produced by CBC Vancouver.  Bobby Hales Big Band, formed in 1965, was often heard on CBC Radio’s Jazz Canadiana and Jazz Radio-Canada which was performed every night during the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver for several years.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam.  Tom Harrison, Vancouver Sun  Sun/Province obituary
10/27/16 - Three more AM stations, this time in Bellingham, are added to FM translators as part of the FCC AM revitalization program.  KPUG AM 1170 is now available on 97.3 MHz, KBAI AM 930 can now be heard on 98.9 MHz and KGMI AM 790 on 96.5 MHz.  However, the additions are not necessarily sitting well with local listeners to Seattle stations on those frequencies.  Bonneville Seattle Media Group VP/GM Carl Gardner plans to take Whatcom County listener feedback to the FCC with the hopes of moving KPUG to another spot on the FM dial to put KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle back in the clear.  Dave Gallagher, Bellingham Herald  Inside Radio 
Anna Widomska
10/27/16 - Anna Widomska, Digital Account Manager with Corus Vancouver since September 2015, broadens her scope to represent both Radio and Television as an Account Manager on the sales team.  Widomska will transition into the role November 1.  She is also a member of the Board of Dircectors of the Association of Broadcast Communicators (ABCOM). 
Brian Bailey
10/27/16 - Former KOOL CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria morning host Brian Bailey begins his new role at Corus Radio Kingston on October 31.  He is the new morning host for BIG CFMK-FM 96.3 and Program Manager for both BIG and fresh CKWS-FM 104.3 Kingston ON.  He produced and hosted KOOL Mornings with Robin & Brian on KOOL Victoria from 2008-13.  Broadcaster Magazine   
Research Director, Inc.
10/27/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive October PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and five other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
George Garrett
10/27/16 - Veteran retired CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter George Garrett was at the Peninsula Retirement Residence in Surrey Friday to tell stories from his past, raise money for the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and talk about his new book, The Life and Times of Lighthouse McNeil.  Garrett, now 81, related the time he planned an undercover operation years ago to expose a fraudulent tow truck company.  He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from RTDNA Cabnada in 2004.  Aaron Hinks, Peace Arch News
Mary Lee
10/26/16 - KING-TV Seattle meteorologist Mary Lee is leaving the station effective Sunday, October 30.  She has worked at KING-TV since 2013.  Lee made the announcement on Sunday’s morning newscast and recently posted it to her Facebook page.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
Brooke and Jubal
10/26/16 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle syndicated morning duo Brooke & Jubal become the new morning show at WSHE-FM 100.3 Chicago as of November 14.  The show will air Monday through Friday from 6–9 a.m. CT.  All Access Music Group 
Nielsen Audio
10/25/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in first place in the Nielsen Audio October 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with a 6.9 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is second with 5.7.  News/Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 moves up sharply to capture third place with a 5.5 share.  Radio Online
Matt Soper
10/25/16 - Matt Soper of KiSS Mornings with Matt & Vanessa on KISS CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria has announced his departure from the station.  He says his decision is "based on family situations".  He will become morning show host at K-Rock CIKR-FM 105.7 Kingston ON.  Matt Soper announcement  
Dave Cash - 2010
10/24/16 - Dave Cash, aka Dave Wish, who was on air during the summer of 1963 at C-FUN Vancouver and later full time at CJAV Port Alberni, died in England October 21 at age 74.  He moved back to the UK in 1965 and entertained very successfully at Radio London, other pirate radio stations and the BBC.  The Telegraph obituary  Red Robinson, Facebook  Adam Dowling tribute   
Daan Cramer - CBC 1980s
10/23/16 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Daan Cramer passed away October 12 at age 68 after a long journey with Alzheimer's.  He joined CBC Vancouver as a TV Technician in 1977 and was a VTR Operator/Post Production Editor until his position was eliminated as a result of CBC budget cuts in January 1998.  A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. October 29th at the Corrigan Nature House, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver.  Sun/Provice obituary 
Joel McHale
10/22/16 - Former Almost Live cast member on KING-TV Seattle, Joel McHale has released his new book, “Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be”.  He moved to Los Angeles and has starred in numerous TV and movie productions.  He currently stars in the new NBC sitcom The Great Indoors.  McHale is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle.  Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times  
Steve Darling
10/22/16 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Steve Darling is anxious to get back to work after his morning news anchor position was eliminated two weeks ago by Global BC Vancouver.  He worked mainly in the sports departments of radio stations before joining what was then called BCTV in 1998.  Darling donated time to a number of charities along the way.  Dan Jukich, who just completed his 26th year as the voice of the races at Hastings Racecourse, might have written himself into the Guinness Book of World Records by calling 44 races over the span of four racing dates.  His racing results have been carried on Vancouver radio during his career.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun   
Mart Kenney
10/22/16 - Broadcast pioneer, orchestra leader and Canada's Big Band King Mart Kenney began a residency in the Spanish Ballroom of the old Hotel Vancouver 78 years ago.  At age 18 he was a saxophone and clarinet player in the CJOR Radio Orchestra.  His band was dubbed the Western Gentlemen in 1934 when Kenney secured a radio gig on the Canadian Radio Commission network, a precursor to the CBC.  A broadcast in 1938 was carried on the BBC in Britain and on the NBC radio network in the U.S.  Kenney died February 8, 2006 in Mission, BC at age 95.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun 
Jack Webster Awards
10/22/16 - The 2016 Jack Webster Awards were presented Thursday evening on the 30th anniversary of the awards, named after the late Jack Webster, long-time B.C. journalist who died in 1999.  The broadcast winners were: St. John Alexander and Mi-Jung Lee, CTV Vancouver for Best Reporting of the Year, Television; Duncan McCue, Doug Trent and Denis Grenier, CBC TV for Best Feature, Television; CBC Vancouver for Best Feature, Radio and Clement Tang, Fairchild Television Magazine 26 for Best Reporting Chinese Language.  Jack Webster release  CTV Vancouver  CBC Vancouver  Fairchild Television 
KING-TV Seattle
10/20/16 - KING-TV Seattle has unveiled a new evening anchor lineup which went into effect this week.  The lineup is 4 p.m. Mark Wright and Amanda Grace; 5 and 6:30 p.m. Mark Wright and Lori Matsukawa; 7 and 11 p.m. David Espinosa-Hall and Lori Matsukawa.  David Espinosa-Hall and Amanda Grace will also anchor 9 and 11 p.m. on sister station KONG-TV.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Global BC
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
10/20/16 - The full hour of News Hour at 6 on Global BC Vancouver will be simulcast weeknights on CKNW AM 980 beginning November 7.  Parent company Corus Entertainment says, "This collaboration to provide the hour-long, contextual wrap-up of the day’s news and events will appeal to radio listeners and is a natural next step in the evolution of Corus’ combined assets."  Global release 
10/20/16 - The CRTC has issued mandatory orders requiring three Surrey radio stations not to carry on broadcasting undertakings in Surrey or anywhere else in Canada except in compliance with the Broadcasting Act.  The stations are Myfm VF2689 106.9, tourist information station City FM 89.3 and house of worship station Sur Sagar Radio VF2688 91.5.  CRTC release #1  CRTC release#2  CRTC release #3    
Randene Neill
10/19/16 - Long time anchor/reporter Randene Neill is leaving Global TV Vancouver for a new opportunity.  She will continue at the station for another two weeks.  She has been with the station since 1998 following graduation from the BCIT Broadcast program in 1996.  Global TV video  Peter Darbyshire, Vancouver Sun 
Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM
10/16/16 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver celebrates its first year on the air.  Host Kirk LaPointe says, "I hope our first year at Roundhouse has given shape to the vision of a hyper-local station with a deep dedication to strengthening our community through dialogue about what matters."  Kirk LaPointe, Roundhouse Radio 
Stirling Faux
10/14/16 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Stirling Faux is preparing his lineup as he fills in on Vancouver Consumer on CKNW AM 980 this Sunday from 11 to noon.  Fans of the popular radio host, who has been on air in Vancouver since the mid 1970s, are hoping it leads to a permanent position.  Faux has also been filling in recently at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3.  
10/14/16 - The CRTC has approved an application by Aupe Cultural Enhancement Society to operate a Type B Native FM radio station in Campbell River.  The station will operate at 100.7 MHz directional with a maximum ERP of 8,000 watts at 277 meter HAAT.  The applicant indicated that it would broadcast 126 hours of programming each week.  Approximately 20 hours would be devoted to spoken-word programming (community news, sports, weather, traffic and other community information in the English and Comox languages) and 106 hours would be devoted to musical content.  CRTC approval  Lindsay Chung, Campbell River Mirror backgrounder 
Pulse FM Surrey
10/13/16 - Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey is announcing line up changes effective next Monday.  Leah Holiove is moving from mornings to p.m. drive 3-7, Neil Morrison is moving from p.m. drive to mornings and Kash Heed will extend from 9-11 to 9-noon. 
John Daly
10/13/16 - John Daly, former Global BC reporter who retired last month after 36 years with the station, has received an appointment from the B.C. Government.  He is one of nine new "public-interest members" of a council which will become one of several real estate boards that will be overseen by the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate beginning October 17.  Justin McElroy, CBC News
Ian Power
10/12/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports CKNW AM 980 talk show host Ian Power and his producer have been let go following a somewhat contentious interview with a female blogger in Toronto on the subject of multiculturalism.  He has been hosting shows at 'NW since 2010.  Puget Sound Radio   
Neil O'Brien
10/11/16 - AM730 CHMJ Vancouver traffic anchor Neil O'Brien has posted on his Twitter page that he has been released from the all-traffic station.  He has been there four years.  
Sam Argier
10/11/16 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle Chief Meteorologist Sam Argier has announced on his Facebook page that he is joining FOX5 KVVU-TV Las Vegas as a full-time meteorologist after working part-time the past couple of months.  He left KIRO-TV a year ago after a seven year run to move closer to family in the Southwest.  TVSpy backgrounder    
Kris Laudien
10/11/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Kris Laudien is leaving his position as news anchor and show host at CTV Winnipeg, where he has worked since 2011.  He is taking a morning anchor position with Global News Calgary.  His Vancouver gigs included anchor/reporter at News1130 CKWX and CKNW, and morning show/co-host at Mojo Radio CHMJ AM 730 in the early 2000s.  
CTV Vancouver

C-FAX AM 1070 Victoria
10/11/16 - CTV Vancouver made Canadian journalism history Monday evening at a gala in New York City as it was presented with the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award for Overall Excellence – Large Market Television.  The award, as chosen by the U.S. arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), is a first for a Canadian major market television station in the 45-year history of the “Murrows.”  CTV Vancouver’s winning entry included on-air and online breaking news reporting, as well as examples of investigative, consumer and human interest stories.  Victoria @ Noon on C-FAX AM 1070 was also awarded Newscast - Small Market Radio.  CTV release  2016 Award Winners  Radio Online  
Steve Darling
10/07/16 - Global BC suppertime news anchor Chris Gailus has announced on his Twitter page that long-time morning anchor Steve Darling is leaving the station.  He has been there since 1998.  Darling later confirmed, "My anchor position has been eliminated and I will no longer be an employee of Global BC.  I will deeply miss anchoring the morning news.”  Stephanie Ip, Vancouver Sun  Greg Douglas' End Zone, Vancouver Sun
10/07/16 - FM simulcasts on new translators will begin shortly for KRKO AM 1380 on 95.3 and KKXA AM 1520 on 101.1 FM.  The new 250 watt FM signals will originate from and cover the greater Everett area including Marysville, Snohomish, Monroe, and Mukilteo.  Press Release  Jim Davis, HeraldNet  In addition, Seattle market KZIZ AM 1560 is adding an FM signal in the greater Kent area on 95.3.  KGNW AM 820 adds a signal on 104.1 FM that will originate from Newport Hills and cover the greater Bellevue, Issaquah, and Seattle area and KBLE AM 1050 will add a simulcast on 100.3 FM with coverage of Bothell, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Edmonds, Shoreline, and Mountlake Terrace.  Unlike non-commercial, low-powered FM signals recently granted by the FCC, these translators can have more than twice the power and can operate as commercial signals. 
KNKX-FM 88.5
10/06/16 - Over a period of 10 months, loyal staff and supporters under the banner of Friends of 88.5, KNKX-FM 88.5 emerged from KPLU-FM, when the station was being sold by Pacific Lutheran University to the University of Washington.  David Kroman, 
10/06/16 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Make Shift for KZAX-LP 94.9 Bellingham.  ERP remains at .1 kW non-directional, HAAT increases from -49 to -17.5 meters and transmitter location moves approx. 3 city blocks to 48° 44' 52.00" 122° 28' 40.00.  FCC data 
George Garrett
10/06/16 - Acclaimed journalist and author George Garrett discusses his new book The Life and Times of Lighthouse McNeil: An Adventure in the RCMP.  It's a biography of the distinguished Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Sterling McNeil.  Garrett was a news reporter and then investigative reporter for most of his career with Vancouver market CKNW from 1955 until his retirement in 1999.  He received a Radio-Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.  Joseph Planta interview  
Phil Sturholm
10/03/16 - A Funeral Mass was held over the weekend for former KING-TV Seattle Chief Photographer and Executive Producer Phil Sturholm, who passed away August 23rd at age 80.  He was considered by many to be a teacher and mentor and to have laid the groundwork for KING-TV news.  Matt Mrozinski, KING5  Seattle Times obituary  John Arthur Wilson, backgrounder  Ken Jones, YouTube video 
David Espinosa-Hall
10/02/16 - David Espinosa-Hall begins evening anchor duties at KING-TV Seattle this week.  He was hired in August and has most recently been morning anchor at WKMG-TV Orlando, FL for the last two years.  Scott Jones , FTV Live   KING5 release/video
Eric Powers
10/01/16 - Veteran Seattle radio personality Eric Powers has started a new 24-hour commercial-free Internet streaming music channel POWERS RADIO.COM.  His radio career goes back to KNHC-FM 89.5 in 1988, with 23 years at KUBE-FM 93.3, most recently as PD/afternoon host.  He left KUBE in January when iHeartMedia did a shuffle of its Seattle market stations. 
Paul Tosch
10/01/16 - After 25 years on the air and more than 35,000 hours in the air, traffic reporter Paul Tosch has retired from KOMO Radio & TV Seattle.  He parlayed flying skills and some college radio experience into one of the longest traffic reporting careers in Seattle radio history.  Tosch says he is headed for Bali, Indonesia, where he and wife own a small resort.  Reporter Marina Rockinger will assume his former duties, covering morning and afternoon traffic.  Corwin Haeck, KOMO News
Tim Herbster
09/30/16 - iHeartMedia has named Tim Herbster SVP/Programming for its Pacific Northwest Region effective October 3rd.  He will be based in Portland, but will oversee duties at iHeartMedia's stations in Seattle, Portland and Spokane, as well as Fairbanks and Anchorage AK.  He has been PD and host at Superadio/Premiere Radio Networks and VP Special Programming Projects for iHeartMedia in New York.  All Access Music Group   
KUOW-FM Seattle
09/30/16 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle has teamed up with independent producer Marlo Mack to collaborate on her podcast How to Be a Girl.  The podcast examines the joys and challenges Marlo faces as a single mother raising her transgender daughter.  How to Be a Girl, which currently has over 30,000 subscribers and made the Atlantic’s 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015, explores identity, gender, parenting, and childhood, against the backdrop of the burgeoning movement for transgender rights across the nation.  KUOW release
Scott Eagleson
09/30/16 - Former Coast Radio 800/1040 CKST AM Vancouver on-air host and music department staffer Scott Eagleson has joined curated by David Marsden.  He hosts a show based in Vancouver called Scott Eagleson’s Further and contributes to the music streaming service’s DJs Signature Series.  Eagleson and Marsden, who was the PD, were at Coast Radio from 1990-93.  
George Orr
09/30/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and long time British Columbia Institute of Technology broadcast journalism instructor George Orr has had his nomination for the Green Party of British Columbia in his home riding of North Vancouver-Lonsdale rejected.  Joseph Planta, The Commentary audio  Shane Foxman CKNW AM 980 interview 
Shannon Brennan
09/28/16 - News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver has announced two more departures as reporter/web editor Shannon Brennan leaves the business to pursue other interests.  She's been with the station since July 2014.  Her last day will be October 11th.  Additionally, reporter/anchor Joanne Abshire has decided not to return from maternity leave next month after a five year run.  She will be doing PR work for the Red Cross.     
Clay Freinwald
09/28/16 - The October 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the 30-year history of Clay's Corner, the nation-wide EAS NTP, the 100th birthday of The Radio Club of Tacoma and much more.  October Clay's Corner
Laurie Logan
09/28/16 - News 1130 CKWX AM community cruiser reporter and JACK FM CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver midday host Laurie Logan is leaving the country with her spouse to "pursue some personal goals".  Her last day on the air at JACK will be October 21st.  
Research Director, Inc.
09/28/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive September PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Benztown 50
09/28/16 - Three former Vancouver radio personalities who are now voice imaging specialists are listed on the 2015 Benztown 50 - Radio's Biggest Imaging Voices.  They are Howard Cogan (as Howie the Hitman on several stations and voice of JACK), former CKDA Victoria and CFOX-FM Vancouver personality Jim Conrad and former CKLG icon David Kaye.  Voice talent can apply for the 2016 Benztown 50 from now through October 21.  All Access Music Group   
09/28/16 - The FCC has granted a construction permit for a minor change to a licensed facility to Alpha Media Licensee LLC for KWOK AM 1490 Aberdeen.  Nighttime power will increase from .75 kw to 1 kw non directional at its existing facility.  Daytime power remains at 1 kw.  FCC data
Nielsen Audio
09/27/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 6.4 share in the Nielsen Audio September 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is second with 5.8.  AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 moves up to third with 5.1.  Radio Online
Anne Drewa
09/27/16 - Global BC has announced that anchor/reporter Anne Drewa returns to co-anchor the 11 p.m. news with Jay Durant.  She will continue to host her Consumer Matters segments. 
KIRO Radio 97.3
09/26/16 - Seattle market KIRO-FM 97.3 afternoon Ron and Don Show team up with the Seattle Police Department and client Sleep Train for the 2016 Beds for Kids Project, aiming to donate 150 mattresses, bed frames, sheet sets, comforters and pillows from "bed-in-a-box" brand The Dream Bed to local children in need.  The project was created in 2014 by police officers Jeremy Wade and Ryan Gallagher.  All Access Music Group  
09/26/16 - Jodesha Broadcasting launched KNBQ-FM 98.5 Central Park from its new transmitter location at Capitol Peak last Thursday.  It is airing non-stop Christmas and holiday favorites throughout now serving Thurston, Pierce, Grays Harbor and South King Counties.  FCC files list that it is licensed to operate at 1.6 kW ERP at 685 meters HAAT.  All Access Music Group
Red Robinson: The Last Deejay
09/24/16 - Red Robinson: The Last Deejay will be released next month.  The book by Robin Brunet involves a variety of celebrity encounters over the decades with Vancouver's iconic broadcaster.  Red recalls the highs, hurdles and triumphs of a celebrated time in rock-and-roll history.  Tom Harrison, Vancouver Sun      
Donald Brinton
09/24/16 - Donald Brinton, formerly from Winnipeg and now living in West Vancouver, was among 46 inductees yesterday into The Order of Canada.  He is a pioneer in Canada's broadcasting industry, helping to establish new TV stations in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver.  He is also a member of the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters Half Century Club and was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1994.  CBC News/Video 
Brooke & Jubal
09/23/16 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle morning hosts Brooke & Jubal were named Large Market Personalities of the Year at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards announced Thursday night at the 27th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show in Nashville.  The prestigious awards recognize radio's outstanding personalities and stations.  NAB release  Radio Online 
Hagen Beggs
09/23/16 - Canadian actor and former CBC Television staffer Hagan Beggs lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away on September 16 at age 79.  He had a long list of credits in movies and television.  He appeared as Lt Hansen on the first season of the original Star Trek, in The Changeling, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Millennium, Seven Days, Titanic, Court Martial, The Menagerie (Parts I and II), Danger Bay, Bordertown, and the CBC Vancouver drama The Education of Thomas Dorsey.  Beggs worked for the CBC Vancouver Props Department and on The Beachcombers TV series after returning from Hollywood.  There will be no service by request.  Sun/Province obituary   
Susan and Terry Jacks
09/22/16 - Vancouver music legends Terry and Susan Jacks, formerly of The Poppy Family, are both in hospital recovering from serious health problems.  Terry, 72, suffered a second stroke in the last six months at his home in Haida Gwaii about two weeks ago.  Susan, 68, has been in Surrey Memorial Hospital for several weeks with kidney problems.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  
Brad Goode
09/22/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle news anchor and Goode 4 Business reporter Brad Goode is leaving the station to join Washington Federal, Inc. as a senior vice president for communications in mid October.  He will leave KOMO in about two weeks after being with the station for about five years.  Coral Garnick, Puget sound Business Journal 
Suzanne Phan
09/20/16 - Suzanne Phan joins KOMO-TV Seattle as a reporter for the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news Tuesday through Sunday.  She comes from KXTV Sacramento, where she reported for seven years.  She follows her husband and two-time Emmy award winning reporter Ryan Yamamoto, also from KXTV, who is handling weekend/reporting duties at KOMO.  
Terry Milewski
09/20/16 - Veteran CBC-TV reporter Terry Milewski, who was posted as a corespondent in Vancouver in the 1990s, has announced his retirement.  He has worked in 30 countries with the CBC during his 38 years with the Corporation.  On is Twitter page he says, "Still gonna show up often on air and online, so not going cold turkey but..."  Milewski got his start at CKWL Radio in Williams Lake, BC in 1970.  Broadcaster Magazine 
Rena Heer
09/17/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Rena Heer has returned to CTV Vancouver as a freelance reporter/anchor after serving in the same positions at Toronto cable news channel CP24 since March 2009.  She was previously on air at CTV Vancouver from 2008-09.  Heer graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications before appearing on TV locally in 2003. 
Joe "Jeetz" Reder
09/17/16 - Former Seattle radio host Joe Jeetz Reder returns to the city as afternoon drive host at ROCK 98.9 KVRQ-FM.  In between Seattle gigs, he worked in Anchorage AK and most recently in Las Vegas.  All Access Music Group  
Jeff Palmer
09/17/16 - Former News1130 CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver staffer Jeff Palmer, now a constable with the West Vancouver police, continues on the mend after suffering heart attacks requiring five stents one year ago.  He was with the station's newsroom from 1987-2002 and is now part of the fund raising effort to upgrade cardiac facilities at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.  Martin MacMahon, News1130 
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
09/16/16 - All Traffic CHMJ AM 730 is Vancouver's official radio station of the World Cup of Hockey which begins Saturday and continues to October 1.  All tournament games will be played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.  AM 730 release  
Ian Hanomansing
09/16/16 - CBC Vancouver news journalist Ian Hanomansing comments on his possible future with CBC's The National.  Long-time anchor of the national news program, Peter Mansbridge, has announced he will step down next July.  Hanomansing has not been offered the position, but is considered by many to be the likely successor.  Broadcaster Magazine 
RED FM CKYE 93.1 Vancouver
09/16/16 - Shiv Inder Singh, a journalist based in Punjab for RED FM CKYE-FM 93.1 Vancouver, has filed a complaint before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.  He feels he was arbitrarily suspended due to political interference.  Carlito Pablo, Georgia Straight  
KNKX-FM 88.5
09/13/16 - Seattle market KNKX-FM 88.5, which recently became independent with new call letters, has announced three new programs to its Saturday lineup along with other program changes.  The changes will come into effect October 8th.  KNKX release 
Harvey Oberfeld
09/12/16 - In the battle for news viewers in the Vancouver TV market, Global still leads other newscasts at 6 p.m.  The Newshour pulls in a 3.9 ratings score, while CTV’s News at Six is second with 2.4.  However the numbers are much closer for mornings and for 5 p.m. early newscasts.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld  
Bob Nixon
09/11/16 - CBC Vancouver reporter Bob Nixon has published his second novel, now available for download through Amazon Kindle.  He modestly advises that Billion Dollar Jackpot "is a very funny book, and I’m just saying that because it’s true".  Downloading the book is free today and just $2.00 to do so thereafter.  Amazon Canada download  Amazon US download 
Al Murdoch
09/10/16 - Vancouver voice over artist, Canucks public address announcer and former long-time on air host Al Murdoch has been selected by the NHL to be a PA announcer for the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto.  His first game will be September 17 when Team Canada plays Team Czech.  Dr. Sport's Short Hops, Vancouver Sun   
Jody Vance
09/10/16 - Former City Television Vancouver morning host Jody Vance, who left her position in March will be doing fill-in work on CKNW AM 980.  She can be heard next Tuesday and then as needed.  Twitter page  
Mark Drelich
09/09/16 - Mark Drelich, known on air as Mark D, leaves his position at 102.3 NOW! CKNO-FM Edmonton to join Pattison sister station The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  He's been with 102.3 NOW! for three years.  Facebook announcement 
David Bray
09/09/16 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray data
CMB Logo
09/08/16 - Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle has won the Christian Music Broadcasters Award for Major Market Station of the Year.  The awards were presented Wednesday evening at the annual CMB Awards Dinner at Momentum 2016 at the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, FL.  CMB release  
09/08/16 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period May 30- August 28, 2016.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 continues in front with a 12.4 share.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 moves up to second with 9.3. QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 dips to third with an 8.4 share.  Numeris ratings
KVI AM 570 Seattle
09/08/16 - KVI AM 570 Seattle recently held one of the station’s regular listener appreciation parties at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett.  Included in the outing were KVI hosts Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson.  NTS Media Online 
Ryan Gibbons
09/08/16 - KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle morning personality/traffic reporter/producer Ryan Gibbons joins KISS-FM WXSS-FM 103.7 Milwaukee as morning show on-air/producer.  He has been with KZOK since February 2013.  Inside Radio    
AM730 CHMJ Vancouver
09/08/16 - Fire investigators have determined that the Burns Bog fire, which spread to more than 75 hectares south of Vancouver in early July, started at a radio tower near the edge of the bog, but have not determined the exact cause.  The fire extensively damaged the AM730 CHMJ Vancouver transmitter site and forced the station off the air.  The all-traffic station's air signal was quickly restored, first with temporary facilities in downtown Vancouver and then with reduced power at the main site.  It was also added to FM 101.1 HD3.  Sandor Gyarmati, Delta Optimist  
09/07/16 - The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of a CRTC move to ban the replacing of U.S. commercials with Canadian ones on cable and satellite during broadcast of the Super Bowl, a practice known as simultaneous substitution or simsub.  Bell Media, with the support of the NFL, appealed the broadcast regulator's move.  There may still be a snag however, as Bell has indicated it will file a new appeal.  As a work-around solution, many viewers north of the border made special efforts to watch Seattle stations over the air on rooftop antennas. The 2017 Super Bowl will be broadcast on Q13 KCPQ-TV.  CBC News  Claire Brownell, National Post  
Kevin Newman
09/07/16 - Former Global National anchor Kevin Newman will take over hosting and managing editor duties of the documentary series W5 on the CTV Network effective October 1.  He succeeds former W5 host and chief correspondent Lloyd Robertson, who has announced he is retiring from the network next year.  Newman anchored Global National on the Global TV network from the Vancouver studios from  2001-08.  CTV release 
Steve Pool
09/07/16 - Mayor Ed Murray declares 'Steve Pool Day' in Seattle Tuesday, September 6 to honor the KOMO-TV weather anchor.  Pool has won numerous awards during his 40 years as feature reporter, sports reporter, program producer and weather anchor at KOMO.  KOMO Video 
CHEK-TV Victoria
09/05/16 - A change of policy, as CHEK-TV Victoria aired a 30-minute suppertime newscast on a holiday Monday with regular anchor Stacy Ross.  The station hasn't aired any local newscasts on statutory holidays for a number of years since the employee-owners took over the station.  Puget Sound Radio 
Kirk LaPointe
09/04/16 - Veteran journalist and Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver morning host Kirk LaPointe is moving to evenings in a time schedule swap with 6-9 p.m. host Martin Strong.  The change is effective September 7.  Kirk LaPointe posting   
John Daly
09/04/16 - Veteran TV reporter John Daly retired this past week from his position at Global BC.  The 36-year veteran has covered some of the most high-profile stories in B.C. since joining what was then known as BCTV (CHAN-TV Vancouver) in 1980.  Global TV news/video  Red Robinson news 
09/03/16 - Nielsen has released its Local Television Market Universe Estimates as of January 1, 2017 and used throughout the 2016-2017 television season.  The Seattle-Tacoma market is in 14th place, unchanged from 2016, with 1,808,530 TV homes, immediately below Detroit and above Minneapolis-St. Paul.  Nielsen release   
Global BC
09/01/16 - Johnny Mah, who has been Promotions Coordinator at Vancouver stations CTV, Rogers Communications and most recently CKNW AM 980 has been appointed Interim Promotions Coordinator for Global BC.  He left his position at CKNW in June.
Jay O'Connor
09/01/16 - KIRO-TV Seattle GM Jay O’Connor has announced he is leaving the CBS affiliate at the end of the year.  He was a group VP for Cox Media Group Seattle when he was named KIRO GM in June 2012.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Brian Flores
09/01/16 - Brian Flores is joins Seattle market Q13 Fox KCPQ-TV and JOEtv KZJO-TV.  He will co-anchor the new weekend morning newscast on JOEtv and the KCPQ weekday news from 4:30 to 5 a.m. alongside Alexandra Lewis beginning October 1.  The weekend morning newscasts will launch Saturday, September 10 and will air from 6 to 10 a.m.  Flores leaves his position as a reporter/morning anchor at San Francisco market KTVU-TV.  KTVU release 
Zak Burns
09/01/16 - Former KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle producer Zak Burns returns to the station to co-host evenings with Jason Rantz, beginning next Tuesday from 7-10 p.m.  He has most recently been hosting middays at KMBZ-FM 98.1 Kansas City.  All Access Music Group
Research Director, Inc.
08/31/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Tim Maranville
08/31/16 - Curtis Media Group appoints veteran programmer Tim Maranville as Director of Programming for Adult Hits WBBB-FM 96.1 Raleigh NC.  He has years of programming experience in several markets including VP/Programming for Westwood One in Seattle/Denver from 2009-14.  Radio Online 
Bill Nye
08/31/16 - Bill Nye, who began his professional entertainment career in Seattle as a writer/actor on Almost Live!, will star in a new Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World.  The series, which will attempt to dispel myths and false scientific claims, is scheduled to debut next spring.  Seattle PI  
KNKX-FM 88.5
08/31/16 - Seattle-Tacoma market Connects KNKX-FM 88.5 launched this morning, using its new call letters as it switched over from KPLU.  Puget Sound Media audio clip #1  PSM audio clip #2  
Nielsen Audio
08/30/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 5.7 share in the Nielsen Audio August 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is second with 5.4.  Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves up to third with 5.1.  Radio Online
08/30/16 - Gospel Echo, Inc. has applied to the FCC to move translator K278BH 103.5 Astoria OR to Seattle.  Frequency will change to 104.1 MHz at 371 meters HAAT at 47° 32' 37.00" 122° 06' 35.00".  The translator is being sold to Inspiration Media, Inc. for $33,000, with assignment of license accepted for filing by the Commission.  If approved, it will carry the programming of KGNW AM 820.  FCC data  All Access Music Group                    
08/29/16 - Seattle market KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 morning host Bender raised money for the "Uncompensated Care Fund" at Seattle Children's Hospital by riding the Timberhawk Roller Coaster at Wild Waves Theme Park for nine straight hours.  He rode the coaster 113 times.  KISSFM release/video  
Clay Freinwald
08/28/16 - The September 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the FCC’s new Electronic Test Reporting System, the impact of spectrum noise, the position of Radio in new car entertainment systems and much more.  September Clay's Corner 
Seattle Seahawks
08/26/16 - The Seattle Seahawks have announced a five-year extension with Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV as their official television partner.  Seattle market Q13 has been the home of the Seahawks since 2012 and will continue to air all preseason games this season and will carry the majority of Seahawks regular season games via their FOX broadcasting affiliation.  Seahawks release 
Robin Farrell
08/26/16 - Long-time KOOL-FM CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria morning host Robin Farrell has been released from her position after an 11-year run.  Prior to Victoria, she worked in the Vancouver radio market.  Puget Sound Radio  
Connie Thiessen
08/24/16 - Former Vancouver news editor/anchor Connie Thiessen, who has been anchoring news in Halifax since 2011, has landed the position of Marketing Communications Coordinator (contract) with the Atlantic Film Festival.  She was an anchor/reporter at CKNW AM 980 from 2004-07 and midday news editor at News1130 CKWX AM from 2007-10. 
Nik Krastins
08/23/16 - Long time Seattle account executive Nik Krastins has been appointed Townsquare Media Regional Market President for their Yakima and Tri-Cities markets.  He'll be based in the Yakima office and starts in mid-September.  He has most recently been GSM for KJR-FM 95.7 & KJR AM 950.  Inside Radio  
08/20/16 - The CRTC reaffirmed its decision Friday to stop simultaneous substitution during the NFL championship Super Bowl as of 2017.  "Simsub" temporarily replaces the signal of a US channel carried on cable or satellite in Canada with a local channel airing the same program showing local commercials.  Numerous viewers north of the border overcome the problem by watching signals from Seattle stations over the air on rooftop antennas, unencumbered by the ruling.  Over three-year periods the Super Bowl is rotated between FOX, CBS and NBC and is aired on KCPQ-TV, KIRO-TV or KING-TV Seattle.  However, Bell Media and the NFL challenged the simsub ban in the Federal Court of Appeal in June, with the ruling expected to be released in the next few months.  The CRTC says it will respect the court’s decision when it's issued.  Emily Jackson, Financial Post  CRTC Policy and Order  Broadcaster Magazine  
08/19/16 - The FCC has now publicly released its Assignment of License grant for KPLU-FM 88.5 from Pacific Lutheran University, Inc. to Friends of 88.5 FM.  The Assignment of License also applies to its stations in Port Angeles, Olympia and Sedro-Woolley along with eight translators in Western WA.  Call letters for KPLU will change to KNKX.  FCC data  
Brooke and Jubal
08/19/16 - The MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle, morning team of stand up comedian, radio host, TV personality and comedy writer Jubal Flagg and established radio personality Brooke Fox continue to score big in a number of radio markets.  Already expanded to Portland, the show was picked up by iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks for national syndication in March, adding affiliates in Las Vegas, San Antonio, West Palm Beach, Louisville, Peoria and other markets.  Inside Radio Q&A
The PEAK CKPK-FM Vancouver
08/18/16 - Following the release of the popular morning duo of Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu Tuesday, The PEAK CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver has tweaked its format from AAA to Vancouver's Modern Rock.  It had most recently been imaging as World Class Rock.  
KPLU-FM 88.5

08/17/16 - The FCC approved the assignment of the KPLU-FM 88.5 broadcast license Tuesday to Friends of 88.5 FM from Pacific Lutheran University.  The approval was the last major hurdle left for the community group to pass in order to take ownership of the station from PLU.  KPLU GM Joey Cohn says now all that’s left is to complete the paperwork and transfer of contracts involved in closing the deal.  The station will start using its new call letters KNKX at the end of August.  Friends of 88.5 FM release

Lisa Adams
08/17/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 has appointed Lisa Adams Marketing/Promotions Director effective August 18th.  She was previously PD at sister station Click KLCK-FM 98.9 before it became Rock 98.9 KVRQ in March.  All Access Music Group 
Kevin and Sonia
08/16/16 - Posted this evening on The PEAK CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver morning co-host Kevin Lim Facebook page, "This is a difficult update to write but we’ve always prided ourselves in being honest with you.  Today we learned that the station is moving into a new direction and this was our last day on 102.7 The PEAK and Q103.1 (CKQQ-FM Kelowna).  We’ve worked very hard building this show and while it may no longer fit the new direction of the station, we look forward to seeing what’s next.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated here on this Facebook page.  For now, we’ll be enjoying some time to sleep in with an alarm time that doesn’t start with a 3."  Kevin Lim FB posting  Alex Soloducha, Kelowna Now  
Jessica Taff
08/15/16 - Former Al Jazeera America New York anchor/reporter/producer Jessica Taff joins KOMO-TV Seattle as a sports anchor/reporter.  She joins former Al Jazeera correspondent and earlier KING-TV anchor/reporter Allen Schauffler as KOMO broadens its local focus.  Puget Sound Media  
David Cassady
08/15/16 - 1970s CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver news reader David Cassady died yesterday, August 14th at age 86.  According to a posting on Radio West he came to Canada from San Francisco and "immediately took the 'WX news department sound and class to a new level".  He retired a number of years ago and was living in the Fraser Valley.  There will be no formal funeral at Cassady's request.  The family will hold a memorial service this fall.  Radio West news 
West Tiger Tower
08/13/16 - For transmission tower fans, Seattle broadcast engineer Clay Freinwald snapped a photo of the 273577 tower at West Tiger Mountain.  He's been involved with the site since the beginning almost 30 years ago.  The 4 black things near the top are the antenna for KIRO-FM; below it the 8 gizmos that look like propellers is the master FM antenna used by KNDD, KKWF, KISW, KING, KHTP, KPLU and KBKS; the three white pods in the middle of the tower are the news gathering microwave antennas used by KING, KOMO and KIRO TV; the microwave dishes on the lower part of the tower are used by the FM stations to get the program signals to the mountain from their studios -- most are aimed at downtown Seattle with the one on the right (aimed a different direction) for KPLU, whose studio is in Tacoma.  Click here or on photo to enlarge
Heather Bosch
08/13/16 - Former KOMO and KIRO Radio Seattle reporter Heather Bosch, who announced in May that she would leave her position at CBS Radio News New York at the end of June to return to the Seattle area, has found a new home at KING-TV.  She was a reporter/anchor at KIRO from 1999-2011.  Barers of Maple Valley    
08/12/16 - The FCC has granted call letter changes to Make Shift for KVWV-LP 94.9 Bellingham to KZAX-LP and to Lewis County Educational Broadcasting for KGLU-LP 106.7 Centralia (Construction Permit) to KTYG-LP.  The Commission has also granted new call letters KZIR-LP to Iglesia Casa De Milagros for its new low power CP on 98.5 MHz in Seattle and the new call KURO-LP to Iglesia Sanada Las Heridas for its new low power CP on 92.9 in Renton.    
Rachel Calderon
08/12/16 - Rachel Calderon joins the morning team at KIRO-TV Seattle.  She announced that today was her last day at CBS affiliate KWTV-TV Oklahoma City, where she has been an anchor/reporter since 2013.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
Kim Monroe
08/12/16 - Kim Monroe has been named APD and host of the 2-6 p.m. shift at Rock 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle.  She worked on air and as Music Director at the end KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle from 1996-2001.  Radio Ink 
"Tarzan Dan" Freeman
08/12/16 - Former Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna personality Tarzan Dan Freeman, who has also entertained in Calgary and Toronto, has found a new home as p.m. drive host at Greatest Hits station Q107 CFGQ-FM 107.3 Calgary.  He begins his new gig on Monday.  Twitter announcement  
KPLU-FM 88.5
08/12/16 - It was made official this morning that the new call letters for KPLU-FM 88.5 will be KNKX for Connects.  GM Joey Cohn made the announcement shortly after 7:30 a.m. that the branding would come into effect at month end.  The new calls were selected from over 2000 submitted by listeners, with the winner wishing to remain anonymous.  An unprecedented “Save KPLU” fundraising effort among the station’s listeners resulted in more than 24,000 donations from over 18,000 donors contributing to a $7 million goal, which was reached on May 26.  Additional contributions since that date have helped build a reserve fund to cover operations now that the station is independently owned.  KPLU release  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times  
KPLU-FM 88.5
08/11/16 - Seattle/Tacoma market KPLU-FM 88.5 will become KNKX-FM.  The new calls are scheduled to be announced on air Friday at 7:30 a.m.   
Michael Mason
08/11/16 - Former WKLR-FM 96.5 Richmond VA morning personality Michael Mason returns to the Northwest to join Delilah at Big Shoes Productions effective September 1st.  He will be a producer, helping to create Delilah's five hour program to affiliates each evening.  Mason was most recently a news video producer for The Blaze.  All Access Music Group 
Jody Vance
08/11/16 - Jody Vance, long-time Vancouver sportscaster and former co-host of Breakfast Television (BT) on City CKVU-TV Vancouver, is featured in the most recent issue of Blush Vancouver.  She was a host/news anchor on BT from 2011-16.  Vance is currently working on her next career opportunity.  Blush Vancouver item 
08/08/16 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KBSG-FM 89.5 Westport from Northwest Indy Radio to Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation.  FCC Authorization 
Frank Stanford
08/08/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports the announcement by veteran broadcast journalist Frank Stanford that he is retiring after 35 years at CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  He is one of most respected radio newsmen in the BC capital with a radio career of more than 40 years.  PSR News
Kenny Noble Cortes
08/07/16 - Former Seattle market morning host Kenny Noble Cortes is retiring from his position as news reporter, anchor and media producer at K-LOVE / AiR1 Networks next month.  He was morning host at KRWM-FM 106.9 before moving to Florida in 1997.  All Access Music Group
Tony Ventrella
08/05/16 - Former KIRO-TV and KING-TV Seattle sports anchor Tony Ventrella dropped out of his race for Congress last month.  But he was nominated Tuesday and goes on the November ballot as the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash.  Ventrella beat out two other Democratic candidates to claim the second spot.  Reichert, who is running for a sixth-term, had a comfortable primary victory, taking more than 57 percent of the vote.  Natalie Brand, KING5 News 
John Daly
08/04/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports award-winning veteran Global BC news reporter John Daly is retiring August 31st.  He has been with the station since 1980, when it was BCTV, featuring in-depth news on crime, courts and corruption.  PSR news 
KISS CKKS-FM Vancouver
08/03/16 - KiSS CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver has made the decision to return to a live evening show.  DJ Trouble will return to host evenings live when he gets back from his vacation this week.  Ara will handle the afternoon show solo.  The revised lineup is 6-10 a.m. KiSS Breakfast, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bailey, 2-6 p.m. Ara (featuring the KiSS Mix with DJ Trouble at 5p) and 6-10 p.m. DJ Trouble. 
Kurtis Doering
08/03/16 - Former News Talk 650 CKOM AM Saskatoon anchor/reporter Kurtis Doering has joined News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as a reporter.  He has been with NewsTalk 650 since 2013.  Other recent changes at News1130 include the departure of traffic desker Miranda Guzzo, replaced by sports blogger Carol Schram and the return of Ian Hardacre to traffic reporting.    
Research Director, Inc.
08/03/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive July PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
08/02/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 6.3 share in the Nielsen Audio July 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Classic Hits The Jet  KJR-FM 95.7 climbs to tie with News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 for second place with 5.7.  Radio Online
Eric Tyler
08/02/16 - Former Seattle market KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 APD/MD/afternoon host EricTyler has been appointed new evening personality at B96 WBBM-FM 96.3 Chicago.  He had been working in the Seattle market since 2006 and left KISS in January.  All Access Music Group 
Tanya Fletcher
07/30/16 - News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver afternoon news anchor Tanya Fletcher announced her final newscast Friday.  Reports indicate she is moving to CBC Vancouver, joining former News1130 reporters Anita Bathe who moved to CBC in April and Dan Burritt who joined in 2012.
07/29/16 - The CRTC has renewed the broadcast licences for CIMM-FM 99.5 Ucluelet and CHMZ-FM 90.1Tofino for a shorter than normal time -- to August 31, 2019 -- to allow for an earlier review of the licensees' compliance with their conditions of licence and with the Commission's regulatory requirements.  Both stations, owned by Matthew McBride, have been found in non-compliance with various regulatory requirements.  CRTC release 
Steve Armitage
07/29/16 - Veteran CBC Sports broadcaster Steve Armitage has stepped down from the network's Olympic broadcast team after being recently diagnosed with chronic heart failure.  He was scheduled to provide commentary for swimming and diving for his 16th Games as a broadcaster.  Armitage has been with CBC since 1965, with many of his years based in Vancouver.​  CBC News 
Jennifer Smith
07/28/16 - Senior sales and marketing executive Jennifer Smith has joined Business in Vancouver Media Group /Glacier Media Group as vice-president of strategy and sales.  She was director of national sales for CBC/Radio Canada – Radio 2 responsible for the launch of the new commercial format across Canada, as well as director of sales and marketing, Western Canada for over six years.  Smith was also co-founding executive vice-president and general sales manager for Bell Media’s The Beat CFBT-FM 94.5 Vancouver; a senior account executive involved in launching CTV Vancouver and was involved in the launch of Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver last year.  Business in Vancouver release    
Duncan McCue
07/26/16 - Vancouver-based CBC news reporter Duncan McCue has been named the new host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio.  The national call-in program pulls in more than 500,000 listeners each Sunday afternoon for a debate between callers and special guests on the topic of the day.  McCue has hosted the program several times since longtime host Rex Murphy departed last fall.  CBC release
JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver
07/26/16 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver rebrands itself today to GORD FM To celebrate the return of The Tragically Hip to Vancouver and reminisce about the 30+ times The Hip have played the city over the last couple of decades.  The branding change pays tribute to lead singer Gord Downie who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  JACK release  Laura Fraser, CBC News backgrounder  
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
07/25/16 - AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver returned to the air at 3:45 p.m. today from its Delta transmitter site, operating at 10 kW, down from its licensed 50 kW.  It has been operating at reduced power from an antenna on top of the TD Tower office building in the downtown area since July 6 after the Delta facilities were badly damaged in the Burns Bog fire three days earlier.
07/25/16 - The FCC has granted a minor change in licensed facilities to XL Media Inc. for KZIZ AM 1560 Pacific.  Power will increase from 5 to 10 kW day and .9 to 2.5 kW night and decrease from 3.3 to 2.5 kW during critical hours, directional with different constants day and night from three towers at 47° 14' 12.00" 122° 13' 43.00".  FCC data  
CHEK-TV Vcitoria
07/25/16 - When CHEK-TV Victoria launched in 1956, it was the first TV station on Vancouver Island, the first independently owned station in British Columbia, the first station in Canada to introduce color telecasting, and - as of 2009 - the first employee-owned TV station in North America.  CHEK-TV went on the air as a privately owned CBC affiliate at 5 p.m. on December 1, 1956.  The new channel 6 signal interfered with KING-TV channel 5 Seattle, requiring viewers to install signal traps to fix the problem.  Diane Dakers, Victoria Times Colonist    
Nicola Crosbie
07/25/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Nicola Crosbie has announced she has left her position at CRUZ FM CKEA-FM 95.7 Edmonton where she was morning host since May 2015.  She was food reporter then weather and traffic reporter for VTV Breakfast Vancouver Television from 1997-2001, morning talk show host at CFUN Vancouver from 2001-03 and a weather anchor at CTV British Columbia from 2003-05 before moving to Edmonton as chief weathercaster for Global Television from 2005-15.  Facebook posting 
Clay Freinwald
07/25/16 - The August 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses the KPLU sale making history, the destruction of the AM 730 Vancouver transmitter in the Burns Bog fire, HD Radio programming and much more.  August Clay's Corner
Jeff Hill August 2012
07/25/16 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Jeff “Radar” Hill died suddenly the week of July 4.  He had no immediate family in Vancouver and lived in North Vancouver.  He joined the staff of CBC Vancouver in 1977 and in 1979 transferred to the position of TV Assistant and was promoted to TV Technician three years later.  He continued in that role until March 1998 when, owing to continuing CBC budget cuts, his position was eliminated.  His career continued to flourish in a freelance capacity right up to the time of his sudden death.  Arrangements have been made for a Wake in his memory on Saturday, August 6 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 170 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver.  
KVOS-TV Bellingham-Seattle
07/24/16 - KVOS-TV Bellingham-Seattle has added new programming on sub channel 12.3.  The new offering is Heroes & Icons which features television's heroic characters and iconic stars, drawing from timeless classics as well as more contemporary favorites.
Herbert John Fowell (Bert Gordon)
07/24/16 - An obituary has been published for Bert Gordon (Herbert John Fowell), who died in Manitoba July 13th at age 70.  His broadcast career started at CKX Brandon as an FM operator.  His career continued in Weyburn, SK; CKY Radio 58 Winnipeg; KCND Pembina, ND (TV weatherman); CFCF Montreal; CJFM Montreal; CFOX, CKNW, CFMI Vancouver and STAR-FM Chilliwack.  His last gig in the early 2000s was morning show host at CFST 1290 Winnipeg playing the "Greatest Music of All Time".  At his request, there will be no service or visitation.  Winnipeg Free Press obituary  Brockie Donovan obituary 
Claire Martin
07/23/16 - Former CBC Vancouver and Toronto meteorologist Claire Martin has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.  It turned up in a melanoma about the size of a fingernail on the heel of her foot.  She was with CBC from 2005-14, was a Green Party candidate in North Vancouver for the Canadian federal election last year and most recently has begun work as Project Manager, Service Delivery Transformation for Environment and Climate Change Canada.  Steele and Drex, CKNW  
Tom Gould
07/23/16 - Prominent Canadian journalist Tom Gould, who started his career as a reporter with the Victoria Daily Times in the 1950s, died Thursday at his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake ON at age 84.  He was a legislative reporter at the Times in the early 1950s before moving to the Vancouver Sun and then to CBC and later became VP of news, features and information programs at the CTV television network.  Victoria Times Colonist
Sarah MacDonald
07/23/16 - CTV reporter Sarah MacDonald has filed a complaint with the Vancouver Police Department over an incident that took place in the city’s downtown around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.  She was reporting on a group of Pokemon Go players that had gathered in Robson Square when a man stepped beside her and uttered a vulgarity while appearing to record the episode with his cellphone.  During the incident, MacDonald’s ear piece was also ripped off her blazer and out of her ear as the unidentified man ran away.  Vancouver police are investigating.  Darcy Matheson, CTV News   
Magic Matt Alan
07/22/16 - Country legend Larry Gatlin is featured on Lighten Up Lounge, with Magic Matt Alan live on Outlaw Radio Saturday at 3 p.m. PT.  Alan began his radio career at KRKO Everett.  He also did stints at KNBQ-FM Tacoma and KYYX and KJR Seattle before becoming prominent as the afternoon drive host at Z100 New York in the 1980s.  All Access Music Group 
Brittany "Parker" Danley
07/22/16 - Slacker Radio has promoted longtime programmer Brittany "Parker" Danley to Format Captain: Pop and will oversee Slacker's entire suite of Pop stations.  Her resume includes a stint at Seattle market KISS KBKS-FM 106.1.  All Access Music Group 
KJR AM 950 Seattle
07/22/16 - iHeartMedia has announced that KJR AM 950 Seattle has picked up The Barbershop, formerly aired on ESPN KIRO AM 710.  The show, hosted by former Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington player Marcus Trufant and former U of W player Terry T-Holla Hollimon, will air live from Snoqualmie Casino on Wednesdays before Seahawks home games.  All Access Music Group 
Justin Riley
07/20/16 - iHeartMedia has named Justin Riley PD at Seattle market Power 93.3 KPWK-FM and KISS KBKS-FM 106.1.  He was most recently PD for Z100 KKRZ-FM 100.3 and JAM’N KXJM-FM 107.5 Portland.  All Access Music Group  
Colin Cowherd
07/18/16 - FOX Sports Radio has announced that The Herd with Colin Cowherd has reached its 100th affiliate milestone.  Seattle market KHHO-AM 850 is among the program's recent affiliate additions.  Radio Online 
KPLU-FM 88.5
07/17/16 - As part of the agreement to acquire Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5, the new owners have to obtain fresh call letters.  Listeners are asked to submit suggestions for calls that are not already taken or reserved.  Suggestions can be submitted until Sunday, July 24 and the winner will be the first to announce the new call letters on air.  C.R. Roberts, Tacoma News Tribune  Entry Form
Jim Robson
07/16/16 - Vancouver sports broadcast icon and voice of the Canucks, 81 year old Jim Robson once was a little-league pitcher his teammates called “Rabbit,” a wannabe quarterback for the B.C. Lions and is now a two time hole-in-one golfer.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Maninder Gill
07/16/16 - Maninder Singh Gill, former managing director of Radio India has appealed his conviction for shooting and injuring a man outside of a Surrey temple.  According to the document filed at the B.C. Court of Appeal, Gill is asking that the conviction be quashed and an acquittal entered, or a new trial ordered.  Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun 
Maninder Gill
07/14/16 - Maninder Singh Gill, former managing director of Radio India has been sentenced to four years in jail for an incident that took place outside a wedding at a Sikh temple in August 2010.  Gill was convicted of five of the six charges he faced and acquitted on a another charge.  The charges stemmed from an incident outside the Surrey temple that left Harjit Singh Atwal with a bullet wound to his leg, for which he required surgery.  Kevin Diakiw, Surrey North Delta Leader
Tina Patel
07/14/16 - Puget Sound Media reports Tina Patel has left her anchor/reporter position at Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV and that she is, “Just taking some time off.  Hoping to re-connect with friends & loved ones before jumping into another job.”  She writes on her Twitter page, "Three years went by in a flash!  Seattle, thanks for the memories."  Patel has been with Q13 since June 2013.  Puget sound Media 
Bert Gordon
07/13/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Bert Gordon (Herbert John Fowell) died early this morning in Manitoba just two weeks prior to his 71st birthday.  He was on air at CFOX-FM Vancouver for several years in the late 70s and early 80s and then spent a couple of years doing weekends and fill-in at CKNW and CFMI-FM.  At his request there will be no service and his ashes will be placed in the Fowell family plot at the Minnewawa Cemetery near Nesbitt Manitoba where he grew up.  Radio West  Puget Sound Radio 
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
07/12/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced that beginning Monday, July 18 it will launch Steele & Drex, that meshes the award winning journalism of current afternoon host Lynda Steele and the opinionated radio commentary of Drex.  The new program will air weekdays from 2-6 p.m.  CKNW release 
Brian Antonson
07/12/16 - Vancouver author, broadcaster and retired educator Brian Antonson discusses the book Slumach’s Gold: In Search of a Legend, co-written with Mary Trainer and Rick Antonson, radio, his years at BCIT, and more, with Joseph Planta.  Antonson is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, going on from there to a career at CKNW as production director, then returning to BCIT as an instructor, culminating in being Associate Dean of the Broadcast and Media Communications Department upon his early retirement in 2010.  Joseph Planta, The Commentary 
07/11/16 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Green River Community College for KGRG-FM 89.9 Auburn.  ERP decreases from .25 to .23 kW, HAAT increases from 112 to 116 meters directional at the existing transmitter location 47° 15' 23.00" 122° 13' 7.00".  FCC data 
KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle
07/11/16 - KUBE-FM Seattle alumni gathered at the Union Lake Cafe Friday night for a reunion.  Art Vuolo traveled from Michigan to archive it on video.  Notables in attendance were Charlie Brown, Ty Flint, Chet Buchanan, former PDs Bob Case and Eric Powers, along with GM Michael O'Shea, who put KUBE on the air in the early 1980s.  All Access Music Group 
07/11/16 - Delilah, who is syndicated locally by Premiere Networks, is one of a number of 2016 inductees into the National Radio Hall of Fame.  Port Orchard based Delilah's nightly programs are carried on 171 radio stations in North America.  National Radio Hall Of Fame release 
Chet Buchanan
07/11/16 - Former KUBE-FM Seattle personality and current KLUC-FM 98.5 Las Vegas morning show host Chet Buchanan will be presented with The Best Of The Silver State XIV Humanitarian Award for his numerous charitable activities.  He sits on the Board of Trustees for Help of Southern Nevada, Variety - The Children's Charity and the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.  The Silver State XIV Awards will presented by the TMG Entertainment Network on JULY 23rd.  Buchanan entertained at KUBE during the 1990s.  1993 KUBE/YouTube video
Jack Braverman
07/10/16 - An obituary has been published for former CKNW AM 980 sales leader Jack Braverman, who died June 26 at age 88.  He was tops in Canada in radio time sales for 18 years.  A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 4 p.m. July 25 at the Arbutus Club in Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary
Almost Live
07/10/16 - In his new book, Almost Live! The Show that Wouldn’t Die, Bryan Johnston profiles the sketch-comedy show that parodied Puget Sound life and propelled several actors into show business.  Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times   
Michaela Pereira
07/10/16 - The move back to Los Angeles for her HLN news show will bring Michaela Pereira closer to her boyfriend and allow her to visit her parents in Cowichan more easily.  Her broadcasting career began at CHEK-TV Victoria in 1994 before she co-anchored the top-rated morning show at KTLA-TV for nine years and then co-anchor of New Day on CNN, based in New York.  Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist
Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
07/09/16 - Don Lehn advises that he was laid off from his news duties at Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey yesterday.  He continues as Managing Editor/News Director at FVN Fraser Valley News Sports and Entertainment.  He has announced that Pulse FM news reporter Kyle Balzer will take over mornings with Leah Holiove.  Balzer, a recent graduate from the BCIT broadcast program, has been with the station for a month and is a play-by-play broadcaster for the Surrey Eagles Junior A Hockey Club over the Internet.  Pulse FM info  
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
07/08/16 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle is bringing its hydroplane Miss Rock back to the Seafair to celebrate the station's 45th anniversary.  It will also participate in a handful of racing events around the country this summer.  All Access Music Group  KISW info  
Pulse FM Surrey
07/08/16 - Radio West reports that morning host Terry Reid and morning news anchor Jack Marion have left their positions at Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey, with their last show this morning.  The duo have handled mornings since the station signed on in February.  Radio West news 
Research Director, Inc.
07/07/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive June PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Mixx KXXO-FM 96.1 Olympia
07/07/16 - Mixx KXXO-FM 96.1 Olympia, which seldom sees on-air changes, has mixed its roster up a bit.  Former KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle personality Ty Flint was recently added to mornings with Ann D'Angelo.  Longtime afternoon host Dave Mann is missing from the lineup, replaced by Cari Palmer.  Mixx DJs and staff 
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
07/07/16 - A report was received late last night from a DX'er in the Cariboo, in central BC receiving AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver.  The back-up transmitter is intended to be 500 watts, but was running about 400 last night with only about 60% modulation until further antenna adjustments are made.   
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
07/06/16 - AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver returned to the air during the dinner hour with 500 watts from the top of the TD Tower office building in the downtown area.  The ISED (formerly Industry Canada) approval for temporary emergency service is 1 kW.  250 watts can be run without approval.
07/06/16 - The CRTC has announced that it will resume a hearing on July 20 at Commission Headquarters in Gatineau, Quebec to consider the possibility that City FM VF2686 89.3 Surrey is operating its tourist information station in non-compliance with Commission regulations.  CRTC release    
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
07/06/16 - AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver is expected to return to the air later today or early tomorrow after engineers retuned a standby antenna on the downtown TD Tower.  Tower 4 at the main Burns Bog transmitter site was cut down around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday following a structural engineering recommendation and safety considerations.  An insulator failed, plunging the tower off its base and 30 feet into the bog.  The main building, common point building and tower 2 have been saved, but three tower huts were destroyed in the blaze.  The wildfire that broke out Sunday morning is now 100 per cent contained.  Delta release  
Nielsen Audio
07/06/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 6.1 share in the Nielsen Audio June 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves up to second with 5.8Classic Hits The Jet  KJR-FM 95.7 drops to third with a 5.3 share.  Radio Online
07/06/16 - The FCC has dismissed an application for Voluntary Assignment of License for KPLU-FM 88.5 from Pacific Lutheran University, Inc. to University of Washington Board of Regents.  The FCC release states, "Application dismissed at request of Assignor Pacific Lutheran University on 06/30/2016, all pleadings dismissed as moot."  FCC info  The non-profit Friends of 88.5 FM announced June 28th that it had reached a deal to acquire KPLU and an application would be submitted to the Commission within two weeks of that date.  
KING-TV Seattle
07/06/16 - The former KING 5 building on Dexter Avenue North in Seattle is being demolished to make way for two 12-story office towers.  KING 5 broadcast from this location from 1952 until last February before moving to Sodo.  Mike Siegel, Seattle Times
Chuck McCoy
07/06/16 - Former Vancouver broadcast executive Chuck McCoy will be inducted into the Ontario Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame at the its annual convention on November 10.  He was PD for CFUN Vancouver from 1973-78 and VP/GM of the Rogers Radio Vancouver cluster from 1989-99.  McCoy currently operates his own consulting company, Chuck McCoy International Media Services.  FYI Music News  OAB release  
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
07/06/16 - Structural engineers are examining the damaged AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver radio towers and BC Hydro staff are checking power lines in the area of the massive Burns Bog fire in Delta.  Cooler and wetter weather is helping crews gain the upper hand on the fire and the focus is now turning to what sparked the flames in the first place.  Meanwhile, AM 730 remains off the air, but is available at 101.1 HD3 and online.  Amy Judd, Global News 
KLAY AM 1180 Tacoma
07/05/16 - Bill Ogden and Mike Franco at KLAY AM 1180 Tacoma hosted three hours of interviews and an overview of the events happening during the 4th of July Freedom Fair in the city.  A number of other Seattle-Tacoma market stations were also at the fair.  Puget Sound Media  
Doriana Temolo
07/05/16 - Doriana Temolo, News Director of Global National will step aside July 15 to pursue other ventures.  She has been with Global National for 15 years with another 13 years at BCTV (CHAN-TV) Vancouver.  Jack Bennest, Radio West 
Roger Kingkade
07/04/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Roger Kingkade has departed from his position as morning co-host at News Talk 770 CHQR AM Calgary, where he has worked since 2013.  He was on air at four different Vancouver stations from 2000-06.  Puget Sound Radio 
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
07/04/16 - On July 3rd KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle installed a new ERI 4-Bay Transmitting Antenna on the West Tiger Mountain Tower east of the city.  This new antenna replaced a Shively model 6810 that had been on the tower since 1987.  No major differences in performance are expected as this is considered a replacement.   When installed, the station then called KBSG, was the first FM on the mountain and went on to serve as a model for others in terms of coverage and performance.  Shortly after it went on the air, a new  ERI Master Antenna was installed for 4 additional stations (88.5, 92.5, 94.1 and 106.1), operating via a combiner, the first one in the area.  Since that time another site was developed on West Tiger to accommodate the demand.  That second site, now known as West Tiger Mt 2 , or WTM-2, also has a Master Antenna and Combiner, also manufactured by ERI.  Today the total number of stations on this mountain stands at 13.
AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver
07/04/16 - With extensive damage to the AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver transmitter site at Burns Bog in Delta, the station's signal has been added to 101.1 as HD3.  Additionally, AM 730 continues with an on-line feed at its website.  Station engineering reports that tower one is completely lost and other damage is to be assessed.  The massive fire continues to burn with firefighters tackling it from both the north and south fronts.  The large plume of smoke is visible from both sides of the border.  News1130 
CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver
07/03/16 - The AM 730 CHMJ Vancouver transmitter has been destroyed by a large fire at Burns Bog in Delta, south of Vancouver.  The fire broke out on the west side of the bog where several transmission towers for local radio stations are located.  AM 730  Global News  CKNW News  CBC News  
SBE Seattle
07/02/16 - The Annual SBE Chapter 16 Picnic will be held Saturday, July 30th at the KIRO AM 710 transmitter facility on Vashon Island, beginning at noon with free food, fun, family & friends.  If enough people are interested, there will be tour of Vashon Island transmitter sites.  An RSVP with name and number of guests is required at  SBE info  
07/01/16 - The FCC has granted a minor modification to a construction permit to Radio Booster Club for KDXB-LP 95.3 Seattle.  The station will operate with an ERP of 3.1 watts non-directional at 170.7 meters HAAT at 7° 36' 40.60" 122° 19' 15.70".  FCC data     
Terry Moore
07/01/16 - CFAX AM 1070 talk show host Terry Moore has confirmed he is retiring (mostly) from his 3-6 p.m. show effective immediately.  Mark Brennae will move into the time slot.  Moore will continue as a fill-in host, with his first assignment substituting for Pamela McCall 1-3 p.m. beginning the week of Monday, July 11th.  His career includes hosting shows in a number of cities including Calgary and Vancouver.  Puget Sound Radio 
KPLU-FM 88.5
06/29/16 - The nonprofit organization Friends of 88.5 has announced that the station has successfully negotiated an $8 million agreement to purchase its way out of a deal between Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington.  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times  Gabriel Spitzer, KPLU  
Carolyn Jarvis
06/29/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and Global National weekend news anchor Carolyn Jarvis is being relocated within the Global TV Network following the cancellation of its network program 16x9.  She was the host and chief correspondent of the program, which aired for eight years.  Jarvis, who is currently on leave, will remain at the network as its chief investigative correspondent in a new investigations unit.  She was the Vancouver correspondent and weekend anchor of Global National from the Vancouver studios from 2008-11.  James Bradshaw, The Globe and Mail 
Jack Braverman 2015
06/28/16 - Former leading Vancouver radio salesman Jack Braverman has died, according to a posting on Puget Sound Radio.  He was a movie film salesman before joining CJOR.  When he moved to CKNW, he started to bill at levels never seen before in Vancouver.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a date to be determined.  PSR news 
Robert (Red) Robinson
06/27/16 - Iconic Vancouver broadcaster Red (Robert) Robinson is being appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province's highest form of recognition.  He is one of 16 to be recognized as outstanding citizens this year.  Recipients of the Order of British Columbia are selected by an independent advisory committee.   The investiture ceremony will be held for recipients and invited guests at Government House in Victoria on July 26.   Government of BC news release  Red Robinson Website info  
JRfm CJJR-FM Vancouver
06/27/16 - Today’s Hot Country, JRfm CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on Canada Day, July 1st with all of its thirty years of programming in just one format.  Former Jim Pattison Radio Group Vancouver GM Gerry Siemens writes about the station's beginnings and climb to prominence.  Also included is a clip of the original sign-on courtesy of Radio West.  Gerry Siemens, Puget Sound Radio  
Clay Freinwald
06/25/16 - The July 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition, Clay discusses new engineers, KPLU, Seattle's homeless and much more.  July Clay's Corner
Adam Stirling
06/25/16 - CFAX AM 1070 Victoria has made some scheduling changes following the leaving of Ian Jessop earlier this week.  His old 1-3 p.m. slot is now hosted by Pamela McCall and Adam Stirling returns to his former 9-noon position.  PSR info  
Ryan Carroll
06/25/16 - Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 and CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver weekend and swing announcer Ryan Carroll has left the stations.  Prior to joining the Corus stations last year, he was the morning co-host at B-93.3 CJBZ-FM Lethbridge AB. 
Parella Lewis
06/25/16 - Former Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV weekend weather anchor and Washington's Most Wanted correspondent Parella Lewis has resurfaced as a weather anchor at KING-TV.  She left KCPQ in April after being with the station since 2007.  KING5 video   
Natalie Brand
06/24/16 - Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd was candid in his assessment of the presidential primary debates in a discussion with KING-TV Seattle reporter Natalie Brand Wednesday.  A KING spokesperson said Todd hosted his MSNBC show Meet the Press Daily from the Seattle NBC affiliate and also taped a couple of segments, including one for the Sunday morning show.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
CTV Vancouver
06/24/16 - CTV Vancouver has won the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award from the U.S. arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), a first for a Canadian Large Market television station in the Award’s 45-year history.  Additionally, CFAX AM 1070  Victoria has won a Murrow for Newscast, Small Market Radio category.  Broadcaster Magazine  RTDNA Award List 
Russell James
06/24/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports that Russell James has departed from his position at KISS CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver.  He was PD and afternoon drive, and had been Rogers Radio Vancouver since 2014.  PSR news   
Alyssa Page
06/24/16 - Alyssa Page joins The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle in mid July in the midday slot, from weekends and swing at Rock WNNX-FM 100.5 Atlanta. She will also be involved the in The End's station's social media efforts.  Page fills the gap left by Pepper, who left four months ago for a position outside the industry.  All Access Music Group 
Pat O'Day
06/23/16 - In recent months legendary Seattle broadcaster Pat O'Day appeared in Bellingham for a screening of I Am What I Play, a documentary which involved him and a small group of deejays from rock radio’s golden era.  KISM-FM 92.9 morning hosts Brad Cash and John Reynolds traveled to Roche Harbor near Pat’s San Juan Island home a couple of weeks ago for this great interview courtesy Red
06/23/16 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Make.Shift for KVWV-LP 94.9 Bellingham.  It is licensed to operate non-directional with an ERP of 100 watts at -49 meters HAAT at 48° 44' 41.00" 122° 28' 32.60".  FCC data 
06/23/16 - The CRTC has approved an application by CHEK-TV Victoria and its transmitter CHEK-TV-2 River Jordan to allow described video programming supplied by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) drawn from any program category to fulfill the station’s described video obligations.  CRTC release  
KING5 Seattle
06/23/16 - A Seattle City Council committee has passed a resolution supporting the unionized news staff at KING-TV who say their jobs are threatened by the corporate owner’s business model.  Unions representing photographers and engineers at KING say Tegna, the station’s owner, is pushing a contract that puts their jobs at risk.  Ashley Gross, KPLU News
Tara Lopez
06/23/16 - Tara Lopez is the most recent addition to the Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey morning show.  She has worked on morning shows in Edmonton, Greater Toronto, Calgary and as a reporter for Vancouver market NOW-TV (now Joytv) in the early 2000s.  She also holds the title of Promotions Director at Pulse FM
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
06/22/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has released traffic reporter Jennifer Thomson.  She has posted on her Twitter page that she received the notice, "Due to the restructuring of the company, and after some hard decisions, your position has been eliminated".  Also released today are Promotions Coordinator Johnny Mah and possibly two other non on-air people.
JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver
06/21/16 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 is the latest Vancouver station to add HD Radio to its signal.  News1130 CKWX AM is being carried on HD2.  It's the third FM in Vancouver to add HD (and carry sister AM stations), following recent additions to 101.1 and 103.5. 
Ian Jessop
06/21/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports that talk show host Ian Jessop is no longer at CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  His profile and photo have been deleted from the station's website.  PSR info 
Maureen McGrath
06/20/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 Sunday Night Sex Show host Maureen McGrath has written a book about her work.  Sex & Health: Why One Can’t Come Without The Other is an account of her transition from registered nurse with a specialty in women with pelvic floor problems to holding on-air, no-holds-barred discussions of all things sexual.  Erin Ellis, Vancouver Sun 
Kevin Calabro
06/19/16 - Longtime voice of the former Seattle SuperSonics NBA franchise Kevin Calabro will be the new television play-by-play voice of the Portland Trail Blazers starting with the 2016-17 season.  He spent 21 years as a television and radio announcer for the SuperSonics until the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, choosing not to move with the team.  NBA release  
Yvonne Schalle
06/18/16 - Meteorologist Yvonne Schaelle leaves Global News Morning after a year of filling in during shift adjustments surrounding the maternity leave of meteorologist Kristi Gordon, who returns to the station.  Schaelle will continue during weekend newscasts and occasional fill-in.  Global video   
Gus Swanson
06/17/16 - CBS Radio Seattle has promoted Digital Content Manager Gus Swanson to Marketing Director.  He succeeds Beth Sylves, who stays until July 8th.  All Access Music Group
Kimberly Wynn
06/17/16 - Traffic specialist Kimberly Wynn moves from CTV Edmonton to join Vancouver’s CTV Morning Live beginning Monday, June 20.  She spent time with media outlets in Edmonton, Global Lethbridge, and Shaw TV Edmonton before joining CTV Morning Live Edmonton in 2013.  Bell Media release    
Thom McGinty
06/17/16 - Former veteran Seattle radio programmer Thom McGinty is heading to Columbus OH to take the programming position at Saga Communications’ Iconic Rock Qfm96 WLVQ-FM 96.3.  He has programmed in a number of formats and cities including Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 from 1995-99.  Radio Ink 
Shane Woodford
06/17/16 - Today is the last day for Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 anchor, reporter and fill-in talk show host Shane Woodford.  He starts in a couple of weeks at CHNL AM 610 Kamloops as their News Director.
Marcy Mailloux
06/16/16 - Marcy Mailloux is the new Promotions Manager at Rogers Radio Vancouver, the position previously held by Phil Evans.  For the past five years she has been in Marketing and Promotions at Paul Mercs Concerts, and has held promotions positions with Rogers Vancouver in the past.
Bob Rivers
06/16/16 - Semi-retired Seattle morning radio legend and Twisted Tunes creator Bob Rivers has teamed with former co-host Spike O'Neill to produce a parody on Donald Trump.  King Trump can be heard on YouTube here.  All Access Music Group  
Shellie Hart
06/16/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 midday host Shellie Hart has been crowned Queen Alcyone along with the crowning of King Neptune, former Seahawk Jordan Babineaux in the Kick-off Celebration of the 2016 Seafair Festival.  All Access Music Group 
Tim Lewis
06/16/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle weekend sports anchor and sports reporter Tim Lewis leaves the station after four years with the station.  His Facebook posting says he is leaving TV to focus on his relationships with family and friends and is excited about his next adventure, which he doesn't specify.
06/16/16 - Port Orchard based Delilah, whose nightly programs are carried on 171 radio stations in North America, puts the blame on Portable People Meters for a waning audience.  She was prominent on KLSY-FM Seattle during the 1980s before becoming a national syndication icon.  Ira Boudway, Bloomberg Business Week  
Tracey Friesen
06/14/16 - Tracey Friesen has left her position as Program Director at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  She has recently released a book, Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change.  Friesen launched the initiative Story Money Impact in the summer of 2014 to nurture collaborations between artists, funders & activists.  Puget Sound Radio   
06/13/16 - The FCC has granted a minor modification of construction permit to Josh Broadcasting, LLC for KNBQ-FM 98.5 Central Park.  Transmitter location moves from 46° 54' 6.00" 123° 25' 7.00" to 46° 58' 31.00" 123° 08' 16.00".  ERP increases from 1.2 to 1.6 kW and HAAT increases from 421 to 685 meters.  FCC data  
Jack Morton
06/12/16 - An obituary has been published for long-time Seattle radio personality Jack Morton, who died in Bellevue June 1 at age 81 from complications of a stroke.  He started his radio career at KMO Tacoma and was well known at KVI Seattle for a number of years.  He also worked at KOL, KIXI and KIRO.  Morton supported numerous charity events including hosting the Special People's Christmas cruises on Lake Washington.  Seattle Times obituary 
Hudson Mack
06/11/16  - After leaving his position as News Director and Senior Anchor with CTV Vancouver Island in 2014, ending a 35-year career, award winning broadcaster Hudson Mack reflects on his life and accomplishments.  James Ellsworth, Inspired Senior Living Magazine   
Chris Gailus
06/10/16 - Well known broadcaster Chris Gailus, co-anchor of the Global BC News Hour at 6, has been accused of sexually harassing his former makeup artist.  He has been named in documents filed on behalf of Dawne Koke with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.  None of the allegations have been proven in court.  Mi-Jung Lee and Kendra Mangione, CTV Vancouver  Jason Proctor, CBC News  Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun 
David Bray
06/10/16 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray data
Research Director, Inc.
06/09/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and three other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Jim Rose
06/09/16 - TEGNA has named Jim Rose as its new GM for KING-TV Seattle.  He replaces Ray Heacox, whose 11 year tenure made him “the longest serving GM in the modern era of KING 5”.  Rose started at KING in 2000, working his way up through the sales department to be named VP and Station Manager in 2014.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
06/09/16 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period February 29 - May 29, 2016.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 moves to the front with an 14.4 share.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 dips to second with an 9.2 share.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 8.5.  Numeris ratings
Nielsen Audio
06/08/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 6.2 share in the Nielsen Audio May 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Classic Hits The Jet  KJR-FM 95.7 is second with a 6.1 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 4.9.  Radio Online
SBE Seattle Chapter 16
06/08/16 - The Society of Broadcast Engineers Seattle Chapter 16 is seeking candidates for the positions of Chapter Secretary and Board Director Position #2.  Nominations are open until Friday, July 1, when the voting period will begin, running until July 25.  Marty Hadfield, SBE Seattle   
Randy Thauberger
06/08/16 - Former CBC Vancouver Stagehand then Staging Crew Leader Randy Thauberger died suddenly at his home on Bowen Island on May 3rd.  He was 67.  He began his career with the Corporation in 1976 and retired in 1996.  After retirement, he wrote “Bird Chatter” for Gardens West magazine. 
Charmaine de Silva
06/08/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 Assistant News Director Charmaine de Silva won an RTDNA Canada Dave Rogers National Award for Best Long Feature (Radio) “Aging Alone” this past weekend in Ottawa.  A full list of awards can be viewed here. 
Gee Scott
06/07/16 - Gee Scott gets his own show 7 to 9 p.m. on 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle as it expands to 14 hours of local, weekday programming with the addition beginning the week of June 13.  It will air when not preempted by Mariners games.  Scott is also a motivational speaker, auctioneer and emcee.  Radio Ink  KIRO release 
Jack Morton
06/07/16 - Long-time KVI Seattle radio personality Jack Morton died last week.  His career started at KMO Tacoma and he did shows at KOL and KIXI.  Facebook Seattle Radio Greats  1977 KVI Soundcloud audio  Dan Murphy, KIXI
Nadia Crow
06/07/16 - Nadia Crow joins Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV.  She will anchor Saturday nights, report during the week and fill-in during other times.  She has been anchoring the 4 p.m. newscast at KTVX-TV Salt Lake City.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy     
Joey Cohn
06/06/16 - Radio Ink asks KPLU-FM 88.5 GM Joey Cohn questions about the successful fundraiser to purchase the station.  He says Friends of 88.5 would assume ownership of the station as early as September, but it could be as late as October or November.  Radio Ink   
Emmy Award
06/06/16 - The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of the 2016 Northwest Regional Emmy Awards Saturday.  53rd Annual Emmy Recipients 
Rich Brown
06/04/16 - A posting on Radio West reports that sports anchor/reporter Rich Brown is leaving News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver to take a position with Coca Cola.   He's been with News1130 since 2010.  Radio West
QMFM CHQM-FM Vancouver
06/02/16 - More HD Radio has come to the Vancouver market, as the feature has been activated on QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5.  The programming of TSN 1040 is airing on HD2 and TSN 1410 is on HD3.  Broadcaster Magazine  Also recently approved, HD has yet to be activated on JACK CJAX-FM 96.9.  When up and running, it will be airing News1130 on its HD2 channel. 
Amina Al-Sadi
06/02/16 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle producer Amina Al-Sadi is one of a dozen US news people to be selected for this year's RTNDF German Fellowship.  The Radio Television Digital News Foundation and Rias Berlin Kommission program runs from October 2nd through 15th and will include briefings with top-level German political and media players.  All Access Music Group 
06/02/16 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Forks Broadcasting, Inc. for KBDB-FM 96.7 Forks.  New transmitter location is 48° 07' 47.00" 124° 18' 15.00", operating with .93 kW ERP directional at 484 meters HAAT.  FCC info  
John Clayton
06/02/16 - John Clayton, aka The Professor, will host a daily 10 a.m. to noon segment on 710 ESPN KIR0 AM Seattle, replacing the Justin & Gee show that began airing in March 2015.  Sources close to the station confirmed that Justin Myers, one of that show’s co-hosts, was dismissed on Wednesday while Gee Scott has been reassigned to other duties.  Scott is to continue hosting the show’s final two episodes for the remainder of this week.  Geoff Baker, Seattle Times  710 ESPN release 
Amelia John
06/02/16 - News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver reporter/anchor Amelia John has been named permanent morning show anchor after the passing of Tammy Moyer in March.  She starts in her new role June 20th. 
NHL on Omni Vancouver
NHL on Omni Vancouver
06/01/16 - The 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs broadcast buzz in social media circles center around a group who gather at the City Vancouver studio to call the game in Punjabi for OMNI Television.  The games feature Vancouver-based color commentator and analyst Randip Janda; play-by-play announcer Harnarayan Singh, who flies in from Calgary for the broadcasts; Bhupinder Hundal, a Port Alberni native now living in Surrey and Harpreet Pandher of New Westminster, who add color and post-game analysis.  Gordon McIntyre, The Province  
Mike Winlaw
06/01/16 - Well-known Vancouver television personality Mike Winlaw, who died in Kelowna September 29, 2014 at age 76, has had his final wishes come true.  He authored the book The Last Tiger, which is now available online in digital form.  Proceeds from sales will go to the Canadian Cancer Society per his wishes.  Amazon info  Biography 
Global BC
06/01/16 - At Global BC, Sonia Deol has moved from mornings to News Hour reporting and weekend anchor for the 6 and 11 p.m. editions.  She began co-hosting Global Morning News last December.  Randene Neill has moved to mornings with Steve Darling effective today.
Dave Numme
05/31/16 - Dave Numme has been named PD at Rock 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle.  He was most recently PD for Alternative KITS-FM 105.3 San Francisco, where he also served as VP/Programming for the Rock and Alternative formats for CBS Radio.  He's from the Northwest and was the first PD for Active Rock KUFO-FM 101.1 Portland from 1991-2006.   All Access Music Group 
05/31/16 - Three prominent BC broadcasters won top honors at this year's British Columbia Association of Broadcasters annual conference.  Sonia Beeksma, Global BC for Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow; Erin Davis, QMFM for Performer of the Year and Rick Arnish (retired) for Broadcaster of the Year.  The awards were presented at the BCAB conference, held in Penticton.  
Keith Eldridge
05/31/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle reporter Keith Eldridge marked his one year anniversary of having his life saved after a heart attack at a fire station, where he said he was “in the middle of having a heart emergency”, to thank the two men who started him thinking something wasn’t right.  Eldridge has been with KOMO since 1983.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
05/31/16 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KZIZ AM 1560 Pacific from KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc. to XL Media Inc.  FCC info  
John Dimick
05/28/16 - Former Seattle PD and 35-year radio veteran John Dimick has been appointed VP/Programming Operations at Cumulus Media effective June 1.  He's programmed stations in a number of markets during his career including KPLZ-FM 101.5 Seattle from 1994-96.  All Access Music Group 
Kristi Gordon05/27/16 - Global TV Vancouver Senior Meteorologist Kristi Gordon returns from maternity leave next month, prompting some weather anchor shuffling.  Chief Meteorologist Mark Madryga is headed to the morning show plus noon shows Monday through Friday.  Kristi will be on the afternoon shows up to Global News at 11.  Meteorologists Yvonne Schalle will handle Saturday and Sunday evenings and Michael Kuss will be on weekend mornings and noon times. 
Libby Denkmann
05/27/16 - Long-time KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle producer Libby Denkmann has left her afternoon news anchor position at News/Talk KFI AM 640 Los Angeles.  She was with KIRO from 2007 until leaving for LA last year.  All Access Music Group 
Clay Freinwald
05/27/16 - The June 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition, Clay discusses EAS happenings, out of town engineers visiting West Tiger Mountain, recent Seattle power outages and much more.  June Clay's Corner
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
05/27/16 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle has announced billionaire Paul Allen has given the station a $500,000 gift, ending its campaign to build a new broadcasting facility at Seattle Center.  The station announced its $15 million campaign in January 2013.  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times 
KPLU-FM 88.505/27/16 - The campaign to purchase Tacoma-based KPLU-FM 88.5 from Pacific Lutheran University reached its $7 million fundraising goal Thursday, more than a month before its deadline.  An asset purchase agreement has to be made with PLU by June 30 and eventually FCC approval.  Lewis Kamb, Seattle Times  Craig Sailor, Tacoma News Tribune  Friends of 88.5 FM release 
KMCQ-FM 103.3 Oak Harbor
05/26/16 - KMCQ-FM 103.3 Oak Harbor has launched with non-stop Country music and branded as The All New Country Q.   The station promises to reach back to the 90s and beyond, according to a release. The Q is currently running jockless with only imaging between songs.  All Access Music Group
05/26/16 - Numeris Radio Diary Surveys for February 29 - April 24, 2016 have been released.  In Victoria Radio One CBCV-FM 90.5 leads with an 17.2 share, The Island's Rock CKKQ- FM 100.3 is second with 16.6 and News/Talk CFAX AM 1070 is third with 11.0.  Also released are diary numbers for other medium sized BC and Canadian radio markets.  Numeris data 
KPLU-FM 88.5
05/25/16 - As of Wednesday the campaign to acquire KPLU-FM 88.5 stood at $6,430,000, given by 17,000 individuals and businesses.  When it reaches $6.5 million a matching $500,000 pledge will kick in.  It's reported that never has so much money been raised in so little time to buy a public radio station.  Craig Sailor, Tacoma News Tribune  Save KPLU  
Alan Young
05/21/16 - Alan Young, well-known radio and TV comedian and sidekick to Mr. Ed in the 1960s TV sitcom, died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 96.  He scripted and starred in radio shows on CJOR and CBC Vancouver from 1937-42 before moving to Toronto and ultimately New York and Hollywood, where he starred in numerous screen productions.  Associated Press/CBC News  Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
05/20/16 - The FCC has dismissed an application by Northwest Indy Radio to change the community of license, frequency and transmitter location for KBSG-FM Westport.  FCC application  FCC data  The Commission has granted License to Cover for KMCQ-FM 103.3 Oak Harbor.  FCC data  
KOMO AM 1000 Seattle

05/20/16 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle has launched a new weekly online show with the station's Charlie Harger and Taylor Van Cise.  The KOMO Water Cooler features a run-down of the week's top stories, comment on lighter topics, and guest interviews, with upcoming political reality show The Write-In creator/producer Michael Wilson on the first episode.  KOMO release 

05/18/16 - The FCC has granted a modification of construction permit to Radio Duvall for KAPY-LP 103.1 Duvall.  ERP remains at 100 watts, HAAT increases to -6 meters and transmitter moves to 47° 42' 49.70" 121° 58' 14.40".  FCC data  Call letters were recently changed from KRDI-LP to KAPY-LP. 
Ryan Castle
05/17/16 - Washington state native Ryan Castle, Operations Coordinator and middayer at KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle, is one of four Entercom Program Directors to be named among Billboard's Top 25 Influential Rock Programmers of 2016.  Radio Online 
KPLU-FM 88.5
05/17/16 - An attorney for Pacific Lutheran University has told a community group trying to raise money to buy Tacoma-based public radio station KPLU that the group must alter how it collects donations on the station’s website, and it must stop using the station’s logo in its fundraising efforts.  A letter sent Friday “makes certain demands regarding the use of KPLU’s trademark and logo and about the use of KPLU’s website,” Stephen Tan, chairman of the Friends of 88.5 FM, confirmed Monday.  KPLU management has since modified’s website to eliminate the station’s logo from the group’s fundraising effort.  Lewis Kamb, Seattle Times 
05/16/16 - The CRTC began hearings in Vancouver this morning to consider applications to operate new ethnic commercial AM and FM radio stations in the Greater Vancouver market.  The Commission will also be addressing three entities that appear to be operating radio stations without a license or pursuant to an exemption in contravention of the Broadcasting Act.  The panel expects Surrey Myfm Inc., 89.3 Surrey City FM Limited, and Sur Sagar Radio to demonstrate why the Commission should not issue mandatory orders requiring them to cease and desist from operating a radio station unless they are in compliance with the Act.  CRTC Agenda 
KPLU-FM 88.5
05/15/16 - Emails and records show UW and KUOW officials worked to keep details secret about the Seattle public radio station’s intentions to buy its competitor KPLU until the day university regents approved the plan.  The announcement sparked a public outcry with PLU and UW officials eventually agreeing to allow a community group to bid for the station.  Lewis Kamb, Seattle Times  Meanwhile, the University of Washington Board of Regents has applied to the FCC to change the KPLU call letters to KPJZ.  FCC notice 
Lady Pants Productions Inc.
05/15/16 - Long time Vancouver broadcasters Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford have teamed up again for the LadyPants production of Marijuana Minute.  The duo have co-hosted a number of TV productions in the past.  Forbes is the Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer/Producer at LadyPants Productions while Eckford was a morning radio host up until last year.  Lady Pants info  
Wilf Ray
05/13/16 - Pioneer Vancouver broadcaster Wilf Ray, whose career spanned 64 years from 1944 to 2008, is featured in an article in the Abbotsford News.  The 89 year old now runs real estate business The Ray Team with daughters Robin and Leann, who also did time on air in the Vancouver radio market.  Ray's final gospel radio show aired on AM 600 CKBD until 2008, with rebroadcasts still running online at his website.  Adult Living, Abbotsford News 
Alexis Smith
05/13/16 - KIRO-TV Seattle morning traffic reporter Alexis Smith will join KGO-TV San Francisco as its morning traffic anchor.  She has been with KIRO since May 2013.  She begins her new position in July.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Heather Bosch
05/13/16 - Former KIRO Radio Seattle reporter Heather Bosch has announced that she will leave her position at CBS Radio News New York at the end of June to return to the Seattle area.  She joined CBS in 2011 and also handled anchoring duties.  Bosch worked at KIRO radio in Seattle from 1999-2011.  She is a six time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast excellence.  Barers blog
05/13/16 - The FCC has granted a minor modification to a construction permit to Forks Broadcasting, Inc. for KBDB-FM 96.7 Forks.  ERP will decrease from 6 to .93 kW, HAAT will increase from -23 to 484 meters and transmitter location will change from 47° 57' 14.00" 124° 23' 20.00" to 48° 07' 47.00" 124° 18' 15.00".  FCC data 
Research Director, Inc.
05/11/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive April PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and three other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Todd Herman
05/11/16 - KTTH AM 770 Seattle will host an upcoming public forum entitled, Transgender Restroom Rights: Values, Safety and the Law - the latest in the station’s series of events designed to examine issues where individual rights come into conflict in the Northwest.  Hosted by Salem Radio Network nationally syndicated talk host Michael Medved, afternoon driver Todd Herman, and Seattle LGBT commissioner and transgender activist Mac McGregor, the June 29th event will be held at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma.  NTS Media Online
Nielsen Audio
05/10/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a slightly lower 6.0 share in the Nielsen Audio April 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Classic Hits The Jet  KJR-FM 95.7 is second with a 5.8 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.0.  Radio Online
Savannah Jones
05/09/16 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle adds Savannah Jones in middays to replace Nick Alan, who will join the FAA as an air traffic controller.  Jones continues in the same time slot at sister station KWJJ-FM 99.5 Portland, where she is based.  All Access Music Group 
Amy Clancy
05/09/16 - Long time KIRO-TV Seattle reporter Amy Clancy weighs in on comments made on social media about her newly cut hair and similar comments aimed at women in the news industry.  Amy Clancy, KIRO-TV 
Pat Cardinal
05/07/16 - Rogers Radio Imaging has published a Hall of Fame video tribute to nationally known broadcaster Pat Cardinal, who passed away April 19th at age 54 after a two-year battle with cancer.  He held various on-air positions in Vancouver radio in the late 1980s and management positions in the early 2000s.  Vimeo video 
Greg Douglas
05/07/16 - There will be a new 32-game broadcast schedule carried on TSN Radio Vancouver for the Vancouver Canadians baseball games.  Six Saturday night games from Nat Bailey Stadium will also be televised on Shaw Cable.  Rob Fai will call all 38 home games with UBC Thunderbirds head baseball coach Chris Pritchett as color commentator on the telecasts.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun   
Bob Switzer
05/07/16 - Former CBC Vancouver announcer and program host Bob Switzer passed away July 14, 2015.  His wife Joley has advised that a Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, June 5  at Gleneagles Public Golf Club, 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.  Finger food will be served from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by the formal part of the day.  Dress is casual (jeans and shirts) or tropical (Hawaiian, for example).  To get an idea of numbers for catering purposes, if you plan to attend please RSVP Joley at 
RP McMurphy
05/07/16 - Long time Mixx KXXO-FM 96.1 Olympia morning host RP McMurphy is retiring.  The station is looking for a replacement and has posted the position. 
KPLU-FM 88.5
05/06/16 - The Save KPLU fundraising effort has now amassed $5.75 million of the $7 million needed for KPLU-FM 88.5 to become an independent station.  Inside Radio 
Larry Gifford
05/06/16 - Larry Gifford has been elevated from Interim Program Director to Senior PD for CKNW AM 980 and CHMJ AM 730 Vancouver.  He was previously based in California and has also been PD for KIRO-FM 97.3 and KTTH AM 770 Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
Jim Howe
05/06/16 - Former record promoter and supper club owner Jim Howe died in Surrey April 13th at age 85.  Over the years he ran The Lamplighter, The Bronze Boot and The Cameo Supper Club, hosting some of Country Music's biggest stars.  He also promoted and produced Country Music acts which earned him induction into the BC Country Music Association Hall of Fame in 2014.  Prior to retirement at age 78, he was a sound technician with his company Howe Sound.  A Celebration of Life will be held at The Sheraton Guildford in Surrey at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18th.   Sun/Province obituary 
Travis Mayfield
05/05/16 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV Social Media Editor and Director of Digital Strategy Travis Mayfield remains off air following the sudden passing of his 2-1/2 year old son Tommy on April 10.  Mayfield shared his grief with viewers and wrote a moving tribute to his son.
Jim Dalke
05/04/16 - Broadcast engineer and KARR AM 1460 Kirkland owner Jim Dalke reports on the station, which had its six tower directional array displaced for property development in 2014.  He has found a new site and is working on relocating the station and doing a permanent install with a two tower array.  It has been operating with a long wire antenna strung between two trees on a Special Temporary Authority.  He also reported on KXSU-LP 102.1 at Seattle University.  Due to its antenna height, at only 7 watts, the station covers an area with a population of roughly 600,000 people making it one of largest per-watt stations in the country.  Seattle SBE report
SeaTac Media
05/04/16 - SeaTac Media reports former production wiz and air personality Terry McManus has died.  He was the voice of Jimmy Stalwart, Gregory Peck, Zollie Nicely and Jimmy on KOL and later KYYX.   McManus did voice imaging for KOL, KYYX, KXRX, KZOK and with Robin and Maynard at 100.7 The Buzz as well as at stations in other parts of the country.  SeaTac Media    
05/03/16 - RTDNA is holding a series of "Murrow MeetUps" across the US to bring electronic journalists together and to give regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners their plaques.  June 23rd has been set as the Seattle date.  All Access Music Group  RTDNA release 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
05/03/16 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle has signed up for the Minnesota Public Radio The Current KCMP-FM 89.3 Minneapolis-St. Paul tribute to Prince simulcast of his hit song Nothing Compares 2 U.  It's available to public radio stations nationwide in the US and will air at 5:07 p.m. CT Wednesday, May 4th.  All Access Music Group  Meanwhile KEXP will air a salute to Prince from 2 - 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6th.  KEXP release  Tricia Romano, Seattle Times  
Linzi Sheldon
04/29/16 - Linzi Sheldon has been promoted to weekend evening anchor/investigative reporter from her current position as weekend morning anchor at KIRO-TV Seattle.  She has been with KIRO since August 2013.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
KNHC-FM 89.5 Seattle
04/29/16 - KNHC-FM 89.5 Seattle is holding its Spring Drive fundraiser today through April 29th. This is the first of two yearly on-air pledge drives that supports the station's operating budget, which allows it to continue to play music and teach students about radio.  The station is encouraging labels and managers of artists or others active on social media, to post about KNHC's Spring Pledge Drive fundraiser.  All Access Music Group 
Clay Freinwald
04/28/16 - The May 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition, Clay discusses the KPLU situation, record breaking wet weather, Alaska Airlines and much more.  May Clay's Corner
RTDNA Canada
04/28/16 - RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, has announced its winners for excellence in electronic journalism in the BC Region.  The awards recognize the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.  RTDNA Canada release  
KING-TV Seattle
04/27/16 - TVSpy reports a number of staff have left KING-TV Seattle in addition to Dennis Bounds, Jean Enersen, Jeff Renner and Linda Byron, as reported on April 15.  The report indicates HR director, chief engineer, assistant chief engineer, production supervisor, graphic designer, Evening Magazine ep, Dayside News ep, longtime sales person, tape editor, NWCN senior ep, and reporter Jim Forman have also left their positions.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
KPLU-FM 88.5
04/27/16 - Friends of 88.5 FM, a local nonprofit formed to preserve the independence of public radio station KPLU, announced Tuesday that it “has submitted a Letter of Intent to Pacific Lutheran University setting forth principal terms for its purchase of KPLU.”  Under the terms of the offer made by Friends of 88.5 FM, KPLU would retain its award-winning 16-person independent, local newsroom; a 12-person jazz and blues music staff; and Jazz24, a 24-hour high-definition streaming service that reaches 100,000 weekly listeners around the world.  It would continue to operate out of the Martin J. Neeb Center, a broadcast facility on the Pacific Lutheran University campus built specifically for KPLU.  KPLU release  
Lisa Rossington
04/25/16 - Veteran TV reporter Lisa Rossington has been named Manager of Public Affairs for Rogers Communications Western Canada.  She was released from her position at CTV Vancouver last November after 17 years with the station. 
04/25/16 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KWJZ-LP 104.5 Fall City from Snoqualmie Educational Radio Project to Continental Broadcasting.  The filing notes that the station has been off the air since February 25, 2016 and the license will expire as a matter of law if the station does not resume broadcast operations by February 26, 2017.  FCC info  There is a CP to move the Community of License to High Rock and the frequency to 107.3 MHz.  FCC data 
Tony Ventrella
04/25/16 - Veteran 71-year-old Seattle newscaster Tony Ventrella plans to run for Congress in the 8th Congressional District.  He was a sports anchor on KING-TV and Sports Director at KIRO-TV during the '80s and '90s and more recently a digital media host for the Seattle Seahawks.  Jim Brunner, Seattle Times  
Patrick Cardinal
04/23/16 - A biographically detailed obituary is being published in several Canadian newspapers for nationally known influential broadcaster Patrick John Cardinal, who passed away April 19th in Vancouver after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was 54.  Cardinal excelled at stations in a number of major markets, as well as Vancouver, both on-air and later in management capacities.  A Celebration of Life will be held in Toronto at a later date.  Edmonton Journal obituary  
Terri Stacey (Smolar)
04/22/16 - A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for former CBC Vancouver reporter Terri Stacey (Smolar) who passed away March 29 after a valiant 14-year battle with cancer.  It will be held at at 12 noon Sunday, May 29th at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver.   An RSVP is required.   
George Garrett
04/22/16 - Veteran news reporter George Garrett, who worked for Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 for most of the years between 1955 and his retirement in 1999, will be a guest on The Lynda Steele Show on CKNW Thursday, April 28th at 3:15 p.m.  They will be joined by Avalon Tournier, Support and Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.  Garrett is a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Half Century Club and a Radio-Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. 
Brian Foss
04/22/16 - Brian Foss, host of the Saturday-night punk show Sonic Reducer on KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle, has released a bus-themed playlist to amuse the city’s rapidly growing ranks of bus riders.  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times 
04/21/16 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Washington Interstate Broadcasting, Inc. to relocate the KUKN-FM 105.5 Longview transmitter from 46° 09' 52.00" 122° 51' 13.00" to 46° 09' 47.00" 122° 51' 13.00".  ERP stays at .7 kW non-directional and HAAT changes from 262 to 256 meters.  FCC data 
Bell Media
04/21/16 - Chris Donnelly has been promoted from production manager/APD to PD at KOOL CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria.  He succeeds Robin Haggar who had held the position since July 2009.  New PD at sister station CFAX AM 1070 is Heather Kim, who’s also ND at CTV Vancouver Island and assistant GM at the Bell Media Victoria radio/TV cluster.   
Shane Woodford
04/21/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 anchor, reporter and fill-in talk show host Shane Woodford leaves the station at the end of May to become the new News Director at CHNL AM 610 Kamloops.  He was an anchor/reporter at CHNL for two years before joining CKNW in 2011.  
KPLU-FM 88.5
04/21/16 - The Save KPLU campaign has now raised $4 million of the $7 million needed by June 30, which matches the amount of the current deal between Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington, to allow Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 to become an independent, community-licensed station.  Radio Ink  KPLU info 
Steve Weed
04/20/16 - iHeartMedia has named Steve Weed Senior VP of Programming for Central California.  He has been with the company since 2010 and will continue as Senior VP of the Fresno market.  His experience includes past programming roles in New York City, Detroit, Seattle, and St. Louis.  He was PD at KHIT Seattle beginning in 1986.  All Access Music Group 
Pat Cardinal
04/20/16 - Well known broadcaster Pat Cardinal died last night in Vancouver at age 54 after a two-year battle with cancer.  He began his radio career in 1979 in Kenora ON before heading to Winnipeg in 1981 and then on to Vancouver, Hamilton, Edmonton, and Toronto before heading west once again to Vancouver.  In 2003 Cardinal was back in Toronto in a management role, then on to Edmonton for Newcap Radio in 2006.  In 2011 he was named General Manager for Astral Radio’s Edmonton stations, later acquired by Bell Media.  His roles in Vancouver included CKXY and CKLG in the late 1980s, GM/PD at CKVX-FM from 2002-03 and PD for CKKS-FM/CKLG-FM in 2003.  Cardinal will be posthumously inducted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame during Canadian Music Week on May 5.  Bell Media release  All Access Music Group
Jennifer Sullivan
04/19/16 - Long-time Seattle Times journalist Jennifer Sullivan joins KOMO News Seattle as a general assignment reporter.  She begins April 18.  The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has worked for the Seattle Times for the last 14 years covering crime, courts and breaking news.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
04/18/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Bob Nunn passed away peacefully at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission on April 5.  He was 68.  He worked on air and in promotions at CKNW, CKWX and CJOR Vancouver, then at CFVR Abbotsford during the 1970s and mornings at CJJC Langley around 1977.  Nunn was twice President of the Abbotsford Fraternal Order of Eagles during the 1980s.  There will be no service per his request.  Sun/Province obituary 
04/18/16 - Entercom will choose a monthly artist to highlight across its seven alternative stations for seven days on a program called 7×7.  It will air on The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle and on stations in Buffalo, Kansas City, Miami, Portland, Sacramento and San Diego.  Radio Ink 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
04/17/16 - More than 7,800 people attended the grand opening of the new KEXP-FM 90.3 facility at Seattle Center on Saturday.  The celebration featured live performances, behind-the-scenes tours and the unveiling of the donor wall.  Alan Berner, Seattle Times  KEXP info  Dave Segal, Radio Insight backgrounder  
Tammy Moyer
04/15/16 - Close to 300 people gathered at the Century Plaza Hotel in Vancouver last Sunday to celebrate the life of former News1130 CKWX AM anchor Tammy Moyer and to return a little piece of the equation to her 7-year-old son Emelyan.  She passed away March 18th at age 46 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Joanna Mileos, Puget Sound Radio    
KING 5 Seattle
04/15/16 - Four veteran members of the KING 5 KING-TV Seattle newsroom, including anchor Dennis Bounds, Emmy winner Jean Enersen, chief meteorologist Jeff Renner and investigative reporter Linda Byron, along with a number of other staffers have accepted voluntary retirement offers.  They will leave on April 22.  A number of employees “in the teens” are taking a buyout including engineers, producers and editors.  Katherine Long, Seattle Times  Seattle PI  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
KIRO Radio 97.3 Seattle
04/15/16 - KIRO Radio 97.3 FM Seattle offers 75 different shows in a variety of categories on its website.  Executive Producer Brian Buckalew provides insight into building a digital audio network and KIRO's expansion plans.  Ryan Wrecker, Radio Ink 
The Peak CJAV-FM Port Alberni
04/14/16 - The Peak CJAV-FM 93.3 Port Alberni is celebrating its 70th anniversary.  The central Vancouver Island station was founded in 1946 by Harold Warren, then part owner and operator of the Capitol Theatre, and operated at 1240 kHz with 250 watts.  It's where famed Vancouver Canucks’ play-by-play broadcaster Jim Robson got his start.  CJAV moved to FM in 2005.  Karly Blats, Alberni Valley News 
04/14/16 - The FCC has granted a Modification of Construction Permit to Skagit Valley Family Radio for KTFJ-LP 104.7 Burlington.  It will operate with an ERP of 100 watts non-directional at -52 meters HAAT at 48° 28' 56.00" 122° 18' 40.00".  FCC data           
Dave Sheldon
04/14/16 - Tri-City Radio CKPM-FM 98.7 Port Moody has announced the addition of Dave Sheldon as host of The Dave Sheldon Show 3-6 p.m. weekdays beginning April 25.  He's been broadcasting sports in the Vancouver market for a decade and was most recently a sports anchor at CKNW AM 980.  Tri-City Radio release  
Research Director, Inc.
04/13/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive March PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group 
KPLU-FM 88.5
04/13/16 - Following Monday's announcement by Seattle market KUOW-FM 94.9 about the launch of new music service Planet Jazz,  KPLU-FM 88.5 GM Joey Cohn, who is involved with the "SAVE KPLU" effort that aims to raise enough money to buy the station to save the current programming, says it "could potentially confuse people" and is duplicative with KPLU and its JAZZ 24 service.  But KUOW GM Caryn Mathes said that the launch was "in no way... intended to derail the community funding effort... This is an opportunity for us to pilot a service and get more community input about the service and be prepared in case we are fortunate enough to get the 88.5 frequency."  All Access Music Group  John Ryan, KUOW  
Tamara Stanners
04/12/16 - Tamara Stanners, who has been Program Director of The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver since 2012, has stepped down from her position and will be leaving the station.  She has announced on her Facebook page that she will remain on air from 10 - 2, Monday through Thursday until May 12th, but has not announced future plans.  She has held a number of positions in both radio and TV in Vancouver since 1990.   
Nielsen Audio
04/12/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 6.9 share in the Nielsen Audio March 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Classic Hits The Jet  KJR-FM 95.7 is second with a 5.4 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 moves into third with 5.3.  Radio Online
Jack CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver
04/12/16 - Rogers Radio is awaiting approval from Industry Canada to begin testing HD Radio on JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver.  Plans are to carry sister AM station News1130 CKWX on the HD2 channel.  It will be the second HD Radio station to operate in the Vancouver market. 
KUOW-FM 94.9
04/11/16 - Seattle market KUOW-FM 94.9 will launch a preview of a new music service dedicated to jazz and blues on Monday, April 18 at noon.  Currently called Planet Jazz, the service will showcase leading jazz and blues artists from yesterday, today and tomorrow, and it will be available for streaming 24 hours a day, seven days a week at and on KUOW HD Channel 2.  Programming currently airing on KUOW2 will now be heard on KUOW3.  KUOW release 
Tammy Moyer
04/10/16 - A handful of tickets are still available for the Tammy Moyer get-together this afternoon at the Century Plaza Hotel in Vancouver.  A ticket can be purchased here by clicking on the Get Tickets prompt and then on the Join Wait List button.  The popular News1130 CKWX Vancouver morning anchor passed away March 18th at age 46 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.   
Centrury 21 Exposition
04/10/16 - The Top 40 competition between KJR, KOL and KAYO really heated up during the the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair 54 years ago.  KJR leveraged its Century 21 success and strengthened its pole position to become the eventual winner.  Ron DeHart, SeaTac Media story/audio 
Brad Phillips
04/07/16 - Corus Entertainment Vancouver General Manager Brad Phillips has been appointed Vice President Corus Radio West, now responsible for Corus Radio stations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.   
Don Francks
04/06/16 - Actor, jazz musician, environmental activist and Vancouver disc jockey Don Francks died from cancer in Toronto April 3 at age 84.  He was on air as Iron Buffalo all-nights at CKVN/CFUN Vancouver from 1971-73.  He enjoyed a long career as an actor for film and TV, with appearances in TV series Jericho and The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and in the Hollywood film version of Finian's Rainbow.  FYI Music News 
KOMO-TV Seattle
04/06/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle helped sponsor a two and half hour flight of a weather balloon into the atmosphere for the Southern California calculus club.  The balloon popped at 22 miles above the earth, experiencing temperatures as cold as -60 degrees F on its way up.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy/KOMO video 
KPLU-FM 88.5
04/06/16 - The Save KPLU campaign has now raised $3.5 million, half of what is needed by June 30th to make Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 an independent, community-licensed station.  The community group Friends of 88-5 FM recently attained 501(c)(3) status as a tax-exempt organization, so all donations made to the Save KPLU at are tax-deductible and eligible for employer-matching programs.  Radio Ink  KPLU release 
Chris Cruise
04/06/16 - KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle evening host Chris Cruise does his final show tonight.  As announced here on February 19, he is leaving the station for another opportunity.  He says on his Twitter page that an announcement on his next move is coming shortly.  He's been at KMPS since 2014.  Chris Cruise/KMPS announcement 
Rudy Hartman CJVB 1970s
04/06/16 - Former Vancouver and Victoria broadcaster Rudy Hartman turns 99 today.  He was prominent at pre-rock CKLG, CHQM, and CJVB Vancouver and CJVI/CFMS-FM Victoria from the fifties to the late eighties.  The Victoria “radio bunch” celebrated an early birthday party for him Monday.  Puget Sound Radio   
Parella Lewis
04/05/16 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV weekend weather anchor and former police officer Parella Lewis is leaving the station on Friday, April 22.  Q13 has announced that meteorologist and certified master gardener Tim Joyce will join the weekend team starting Saturday, April 23.  He will report during the week and anchor the Friday and Saturday evening shows.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Terry Stacey (Smolar)
04/05/16 - A memorial service will be held in May or June for Terri Smolar (known on-air as Terri Stacey), who died March 29 in her 68th year after defying cancer for 14 years.  She worked variously as a reporter with CBC Vancouver, Program Head of Journalism at BCIT, Manager with ICBC, BC Lottery Corp. and the Open Learning Agency and most recently the Coordinator of the PR program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  Family Obituary/Photos   
Ben Marcotte
04/01/16 - Tacoma market ALT 102.9 KFOO-FM Centralia announces Ben Marcotte as Program Director, effective April 11th.  He has most recently been APD and on-air at iHeartMedia Spokane stations and has previously held radio positions in Chicago and Los Angeles.  All Access Music Group 
Terry Jacks
04/01/16 - B.C. music legend Terry Jacks is recuperating in Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver after suffering a stroke two weeks ago near his home on the Sunshine Coast.  Jacks' first brush with fame was with the Poppy Family, a folk-pop quartet featuring his then-wife Susan Jacks.  The group's Which Way You Goin’ Billy was the first million-selling record out of Vancouver.  Jacks’ solo hit Seasons in the Sun sold 14 million copies, which makes it one of the most successful singles of all time.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun 
Clive Jackson
03/31/16 - RTDNA Canada has announced BC Region Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given to retired BCTV (now Global BC) Assignment Editor Clive Jackson and CFAX AM 1070 Victoria 44-year radio news veteran Frank Stanford.  Jackson joined BCTV as a reporter in 1980 and retired in 2015.  Stanford has been in various news positions and a talk show host at CFAX for 30 years.  RTDNA release
Don Landels
03/31/16 - Former Rogers Radio Victoria Operations/Sales Manager Don Landels is now Director of Client Services at independent media buying company Treehouse Media in Victoria.  He had been with Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 and KiSS CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria since 1993.  Landels joins Treehouse Media owner Steve Hutchinson in providing marketing and advertising consulting services to industries throughout the region.  Treehouse Media release  Also, former Promotions Department staffer Kaitlin Livingston at KOOL-FM CHBE-FM 107.3 and CFAX AM 1070 Victoria has joined Moose FM CFZN-FM 93.5 Haliburton ON as a reporter and afternoon host.  
Clay Freinwald
03/31/16 - The April 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition, Clay discusses Andy Laird receiving the NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award, the possibility of CBS selling its Radio Division, the recent retirement ‘gathering’ for Dwight Small  and much more.  April Clay's Corner
Tammy Moyer
03/31/16 - A detailed obituary has been published for Vancouver broadcaster Tammy Moyer, who died March 18 at age 46.  A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. April 1st at St. Patricks Church, 22589 121 Ave., Maple Ridge.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Go Fund Me Campaign that is set up to help support the family in the raising of her son Emelyan.  First Memorial Obituary  
SeaTac Media
03/31/16 - SeaTac Media has published a collection of items and audio about Seattle Rock Legend Pat O'Day and KJR.  Seattle’s Godfather of Rock & Roll: Pat O’Day   
Terri Stacey (Smolar)
03/30/16 - Cancer has taken the life of another local broadcaster.  Former CBC Vancouver staffer Terri Stacey (married name Smolar) died Tuesday following a long battle with the disease.  She was a reporter/documentary producer at CBC Vancouver in the 1970s, winning a number of awards for her work.  She later was a journalism teacher at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, moving into the public relations arena with several major corporations, and was most recently coordinator and faculty member of the Public Relations Diploma Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. 
Jon Brady
03/28/16 - KING-TV Seattle Executive Producer Jon Brady has been named News Director at San Diego market XETV effective April 25.  Before KING he was Director News/Content at Q13 KCPQ-TV.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Bren Traff 1970
03/27/16 - A posting on Radio West reports that former Vancouver broadcaster Bren Traff died early this morning at age 69 after some time in hospital.  He was an on-air host and news reader at CKLG Vancouver in the late 1960s, CKVN in the early '70s and at CFUN circa 1980.  Radio West posting     
Rochelle van Halm
03/27/16 - An obituary has been published for Rochelle van Halm, who passed away February 23rd at age 58.  She was a news reporter at CKWX Vancouver from 1977-82 and later held a number of communications positions with several major corporations.  A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 2 - 4 p.m. April 3rd at the Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver.  Sun/Province obituary
Anne Nelskog
03/26/16 - Seattle area broadcaster Anne Nelskog passed away earlier this month at age 91.  She and her husband Wally built and operated a number of radio stations, with KIXI AM/FM in Seattle anchor stations in the group.  Wally Nelskog died February 15, 2012 at age 92.  HeraldNet obituary  Marty Hadfield tribute 
Matt Baker
03/26/16 - Former TSN Radio CKST AM 1040 sportscaster Matt Baker has left his gig with the Vancouver Stealth lacrosse organization and joined the BC Lions Football Club as digital content coordinator.  His duties will include interview content online and website editorial contributions.  He has also been the PA announcer for the Lions since 2014.  Greg Douglas Short Hops, Vancouver Sun 
Tammy Moyer
03/26/16 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver morning anchor Tammy Moyer, who passed away March 18 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.  It is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 1st at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Maple Ridge.  Radio West  Kelly Hilton, gofundme update 
JP Patches license plate
03/26/16 - A Patches Pals Washington State Special License Plate is being created to commemorate and pay tribute to the legacy of JP and Gertrude.  There is a fundraiser to start the application process and cover the costs of entering the new plates into the Washington Department of Licensing system.  When the Patches Pals plates actually launch, the net proceeds from the plates will benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.  A minimum of 3,500 signatures are required to complete the application process.  It can be signed here.  Fundraiser
McLean Greaves
03/24/16 - Former CBC Vancouver Executive Producer McLean Greaves died in Toronto February 26th at age 49.  He co-created, with Rae Hull, the CBC Vancouver-produced television series ZeD and was Executive Producer from its debut in 2001 until 2006 when the series was discontinued.  Friends and colleagues are gathering for a wake downstairs at Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver on Saturday, March 26th starting at 7:00 p.m.  Toronto Star obituary 
Z Twins - KRIZ Broadcating, Inc.
03/24/16 - KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc. is selling KZIZ AM 1560 Pacific to XL Media Inc. for $680,000 plus an LMA before closing.  The station launched a South Asian (Punjabi) format on March 6th under the LMA.  All Access Music Group  FCC data  Positional Interest Info
Jody Vance
03/24/16 - Jody Vance has left her position as host/news anchor at Breakfast Television on City Television Vancouver.  Her name has been dropped from the program's listing and she shows her dates at the station as October 2011 - March 2016 on her LinkedIn page.  Prior to City she has hosted/anchored programs on a number of Vancouver radio and TV stations beginning in 1988.     
03/23/16 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Snoqualmie Educational Radio Project for KWZJ-LP 104.5 Fall City.  Community of License will change to High Rock, frequency will change to 107.3 MHz, ERP will remain at .1 kW non-directional and HAAT will change to 18 meters at 47° 43' 36.60" 121° 57' 10.20".  FCC data 
George McLean
03/22/16 - George McLean, longtime CBC News journalist, died March 16th in a Toronto hospital.  He was 92.  He started his career in Kenora, ON in 1946, moving to Winnipeg in 1952, with a stop at CKOK Penticton as chief announcer in 1953.  In 1956, McLean joined CBC Vancouver as a staff announcer for CBC Television.  In 1965, he was transferred to Toronto and hosted national newscasts, including The National, a role he performed until 1986.  A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Richmond Hill, ON.  CBC News  Elgin Mills Visitation Centre obituary   
Norman Sedawie 1978
03/22/16 - Norman W. Sedawie, former reporter for the Vancouver Province and Sun and longtime CBC writer, director and producer, died March 12th at age 87 at his home in Roseburg, OR.  The Emmy award winner was particularly known locally for his 1978 CBC Vancouver production of Rich Little’s Christmas Carol.  He also directed the 1980s documentaries Showbiz Goes to War and Showbiz Ballyhoo.  Sun/Province obituary  
Rich Moore
03/22/16 - Following yesterday’s announcement that Rich Davis will relocate back to Minneapolis, iHeartMedia has promoted long-time programmer Rich Moore to Senior VP/Programming for its Seattle operations.  Moore will continue to serve as PD of KJR AM 950, while sports producer Kevin Shockey is promoted to Assistant Program Director.  All Access Music Group 
Tammy Moyer
03/21/16 - Condolences are pouring in for News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver morning news anchor Tammy Moyer, who passed away Friday following a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Dozens of broadcasters and listeners have been calling the Listener Line at 604-877-6332 to share their memories.  Treena Wood, News1130 video/audio 
Jason Manning
03/21/16 - Jason Manning, who left his position as Program Director of Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver in February, has landed an on-air spot at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  He has formerly been PD at the two Rogers Radio stations in Victoria. 
Valerie Geller
03/21/16 - A Future Of Radio & Multi Platforms Audio forum, featuring Geller Media President Valerie Geller takes place Friday, March 25th in Seattle as part of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference which runs from March 22-25.  Several prominent Seattle radio executives will be on the panel.  All Access Music Group 
Rich Davis
03/21/16 - After just over a year as SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Seattle and Program Director at KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1, Rich Davis returns to iHeart Media Minneapolis as Dir./Contemporary Hit Music Stations for the Western Great Lakes Region.  He will also be PD at KDWB-FM 101.3 and Cities 97 KTCZ-FM 97.1.  He's been in Seattle since December 2014.  All Access Music Group
TED Radio Hour
03/21/16 - Bell Media has announced it has secured the weekly, one-hour series TED Radio Hour for its news/talk radio stations beginning in April.  The program, previously heard on Vancouver market CKNW AM 980, will now be aired Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  Bell Media release  
Barbara Lord Nelson
03/21/16 - Barbara Lord Nelson passed away March 14 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma at age 88.  She was a well known talk show host for over 25 years on Brunch with Barb on Tacoma stations KKMO and KLAY.  There will be a private internment in the Indoor Mausoleum at New Tacoma Cemetery with a Celebration of Life later in June, with date to be announced.  New Tacoma Funeral Home obituary 
Rich Elwood
03/19/16 - Veteran stand-up comedian Rich Elwood will host the oldies program Red Rock Diner on Vancouver market CISL AM 650 for the vacationing Red Robinson from noon - 4 p.m. for the next two Sundays, March 20 and 27.  Elwood has been performing stand-up comedy for more than 25 years at premiere comedy clubs across North America and has hosted shows on several Vancouver radio and TV stations. 
Dr. Joti Samra
03/19/16 - Dr. Joti Samra is the latest addition to Surrey's new station, Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM.  She is a clinical psychologist and organizational & media consultant and an innovator in the area of psychological health and wellness.  Dr. Samra is a frequent media commentator and writes prolifically for a wide range of scholarly, professional, and popular publications.  She has been a TV host and psychological expert on Million Dollar Neighbourhood on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and a psychological casting consultant for CityTV’s The Bachelor Canada.  She will appear as a regular guest every Friday on the Kash Heed Show.  LinkedIn profile  Pulse FM hosts 
Rochelle van Halm
03/19/16 - A memorial for Rochelle van Halm, who passed away February 23, will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way in Vancouver.  She was a news reporter at CKWX Vancouver from 1977-82 and later held a number of communications positions with several major corporations.   
Tammy Moyer
03/18/16 - Long-time News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver anchor Tammy Moyer died today following a battle with pancreatic cancer.  A notice on the gofundme website reads, "I am completely heartbroken to announce the passing of our girl Tammy.  She passed today in the company of her family and friends, she is free from pain now and the horrible disease that took her life.  Thank you to everyone who has helped emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually.  Tammy and family can't express what it means.  Be free sweet angel.  Be free."  Treena Wood, News1130 
Theresa Blackwell
03/17/16 - Theresa Blackwell has joined the sales team at Corus Radio Vancouver.   For the past year she has been a sales representative for Richmond-based food distributor Wise Bites and was Director of Marketing, Western Canada for Universal Music Vancouver from 1994-2012.
03/17/16 - The FCC has granted a minor modification of construction permit to Radio Pacific, Inc. for KZQM-FM 104.9 Sequim.  ERP will increase to 6 kW directional at 22 meters HAAT at 48° 07' 34.00" 123° 06' 57.00". 
Research Director, Inc.
03/16/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive February PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group  
KVRQ-FM 98.9 Seattle
03/16/16 - After several days of stunting, KLCK-FM Seattle has now re-launched as Rock 98.9 KVRQ.  The official change occurred at noon today with a 12,000-song commercial-free kick-off, which is expected to take about 30 days.  First artists played were Nirvana, Judas Priest, Living Colour, Aerosmith, U2 and Ozzy Osbourne.  All Access Music Group  
Norman Vidler AKA Gary Russell
03/16/16 - The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) has announced the inception of the Norman Vidler Memorial Fund in thanks and gratitude to an extremely generous donation by The Slaight Family Foundation in Norman (Gary Russell) Vidler’s name.  Vidler, who died January 2 at age 67, enjoyed a 42 year radio career, on-air and in management positions, retiring in 2008.  He was inducted that year into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  He was on air at CKLG Vancouver in the early 1970s and later GM at CISL/CKZZ-FM Vancouver.  Broadcaster Magazine   
CBS Radio
03/16/16 - CBS Chairman, President and CEO Leslie Moonves says the company is exploring strategic options, including a sale or spinoff, of its entire radio division.  CBS Radio, which was established in 1928, is the nation's second-largest radio chain, in terms of revenue, reaching an estimated 70 million listeners nationwide each week.  It owns 117 stations in 26 markets, including The Fan KFNQ AM 1090, KMPS-FM 94.1, JACK KJAQ-FM 96.5 and KZOK-FM 102.5 in Seattle.  Meg James, LA Times   
Nielsen Audio
03/15/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 7.6 share in the Nielsen Audio February 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  The Jet Classic Hits KJR-FM 95.7 moves up strongly into second place with a 5.7 share.  AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 and Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 are tied for third with 5.4.  Radio Online
Mildred Schafer
03/15/16 - Mildred Schafer, former Commercial Acceptance Representative in the CBC Vancouver Sales Department for 38 years, passed away on February 21 at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.  She later embarked on a freelance course with her company Schafer Advertising Standards Service Inc., through which her expertise in television and radio commercial content policies and clearance procedures were offered to independent commercial and program producers, commercial production houses and advertising agencies in both Canada and the U.S.  There will be no service by request.  North Shore News obituary 
KPLU-FM 88.5 Tacoma/Seattle
03/15/16 - The sale of Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 is being challenged by Two Petitions to Deny.  One by Ron Waters calls KPLU a "rare bird... one of the few radio stations left in the country with a Jazz/Blues format," and complains that the sale negotiations were conducted in secrecy.  The other, by Carol MacKinnon terms the sale a "prohibited contingent application" that is contingent upon the failure of a community group to raise the funds to purchase the station itself, and alleges that the processing of the sale application would "waste precious Commission resources and impose an unwarranted burden on the Commission staff."  All Access Music Group 
Bob "Bubblehead" Hough
03/15/16 - Long time KVNI AM 1080/FM 92.5 Coeur d’Alene, ID and Spokane personality Bob “Bubblehead” Hough died March 11 in the Idaho city at age 89.  He was the grandfather of Julianne and Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame.  There will be a viewing at Yates Funeral Home this Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. with a viewing at 1 p.m.  Bethany Blitz, Coeur d'Alene Press  (This news is outside the regular coverage area of this website, but is included here as he is likely well known by many of our readers.)
Lisa Adams
03/14/16 - Click KLCK-FM 98.9 Seattle PD Lisa Adams has left the station as it continues to stunt into a new, as yet undisclosed, format.  She's been there since August 2014.  Also gone is midday host Megan Sosne.  MD/afternoon host Heather Lee stays on for the foreseeable future.  All Access Music Group 
James Cybulski
03/12/16 - James Cybulski has been informed by Rogers Communications that his gig as co-host with Caroline Cameron on Sportsnet Central has been terminated.  He was a sports reporter for Team (now TSN) CKST AM 1040 Vancouver before joining TSN in 2006 and was an on-scene correspondent for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  Former CTV Vancouver sports anchor Perry Solkowski, who was released in November, has resurfaced as a sideline reporter for Whitecaps soccer telecasts.  Greg Douglas' Short Hops, Vancouver Sun 
Click 98.9 KLCK-FM Seattle
03/12/16 - Click KLCK-FM 98.9 Seattle ended its modern AC programming at 12 noon Friday and is stunting with a non-stop variety of music from standards to country.  Recent rumors have been circulating about a move to FM sports.  Station owner Hubbard Radio has apparently registered a number of domain names and applied for call letters KVRQ.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight  Live audio stream 
David Bray
03/11/16 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray data
03/10/16 - The FCC has granted a modification of construction permit to Everett-Snohomish Broadcasting L.L.C. for KMCQ-FM 103.3 Oak Harbor.  It will operate with an ERP of 1.4 kW directional at 414 meters HAAT at 48° 21' 55.00" 122° 16' 3.00".  FCC data 
Nick Alan
03/10/16 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle midday host/imaging director Nick Alan leaves in May to join the FAA as an air traffic controller.  He joined The Wolf in April 2011.  All Access Music Group   Full Throttle Country backgrounder 
KIRO AM 710 Seattle
03/10/16 - ESPN KIRO AM 710 Seattle and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a multi-year contract extension.  The Mariners have been broadcasting on 710 ESPN since the station’s transition to an all-sports format in 2009.  The package includes all games, pre-game and post-game programming, a weekly magazine feature during baseball season, the Hot Stove League during the off-season, Cactus League Report during Spring Training, and 30 Spring Training games.  710 ESPN release 
03/10/16 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period November 30, 2015 - February 28, 2016.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 continues to lead with a 13.3 share.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 is second with 13.2.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 9.3.  Numeris ratings
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
03/09/16 - CTV News Vancouver at Six with Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart has received the Canadian Screen Award for Canada's Best Local Newscast, beating out submissions from CBC and Global BC News Hour.  However, Andrew Chang of CBC News Vancouver at 6 was named Best Local News Anchor.  Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series went to Jay Janower, sports anchor at Global BC for his work on the Canadian Open Pre-Game Show.  Known as "Canada's Oscars", the Canadian Screen Awards were presented at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.  CTV News  CBC News  Global News 
Michaela Pereira
03/09/16 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria personality Michaela Pereira leaves her current position as co-anchor of New Day on CNN April 29 to anchor a new morning show on sister channel HLN in Los Angeles.  She began her broadcasting career at CHEK in 1994 and and worked at the station for four years before heading to KTLA-TV Los Angeles to anchor news for nine years.  Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist 
03/09/16 - The CRTC has approved a power increase for CBRY-FM Alert Bay.  ERP will increase from 77 to 360 watts and HAAT will increase from -50.5 to -41.5 meters.  Station owner, CBC indicated that the existing antenna and tower are obsolete, and that the new antenna will be installed on an adjacent tower located on the existing site.  The station rebroadcasts the programming of CBCV-FM 90.5 Victoria.  CRTC release  
Tammy Moyer
03/08/16 - A Celebrate Tammy event is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10th at the Century Plaza Hotel in Vancouver to aid News1130 CKWX AM morning anchor Tammy Moyer and her young son Emelyan.  The popular radio host is battling pancreatic cancer.  Meanwhile, over $26,000 has been raised in just five days to assist her and her son.  Joanna Mileos, Organizer  Kelly Hilton, gofundme                             
MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle
03/08/16 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 based Brooke & Jubal in The Morning branches out to its fourth station as it's now aired on Magic-FM KKMG-FM 98.9 Colorado Springs.  The program is also heard on stations in San Antonio and Portland.   Lance Venta, Radio Insight   
Emelia Symington Fedy
03/07/16 - Local blogger Emelia Symington Fedy is the newest addition to Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  Her program Trying to be Good premiers tonight at 9 p.m.  Her weekday one-hour show promises to “shine light in dark places, talk about meaningful s**t and laugh at the horribleness of being human”.  Emelia is a Vancouver-based, internationally recognized writer, performer, co-artistic director of and curator of the popular and offbeat website  Roundhouse Radio release 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
03/05/16 - From its beginnings as a 10 watt University of Washington student station in the early 1970s, KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle (then KCMU-FM) grew to 400 and then 4700 watts and has become, “one of the most influential commercial-free stations in the country.”  Now that the station has settled into its new studio at the Seattle Center, it will reach an entirely new level of connectedness when it opens to the public on April 16.  Hannah Gilman, UW Alumni Magazine  
Pat O'Day
03/05/16 - Legendary Seattle rock ‘n roll impresario Pat O’Day was the featured speaker at the 2016 Eastside Heritage Center Benefit Dinner on March 2.  He entertained those in attendance with fabulous stories from his career in radio as PD and Manager of KJR and how he turned his local dance business into the largest concert promotion company in the US.  The event was held at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.  YouTube video 
Big Ginger
03/04/16 - Big Ginger (Kieran Wilkie), producer of the JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver Morning Glory with Kiah & Tara Jean leaves the show after today to host his own morning radio gig in Ottawa.  Tara Jean, JACK FM  
03/04/16 - The CRTC is investigating three Surrey FM stations for broadcasting exempt low-power operations without valid licenses.  The stations are operating on 89.3, 91.5 and 106.9 MHz.  The Commission has added them to a scheduled hearing to be convened in Vancouver on May 16.  CRTC release   
Tammy Moyer
03/04/16 - A call has gone out on to assist the family of well-known News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver morning co-host Tammy Moyer, who is battling pancreatic cancer.  She has been in and out of hospital for the past six months and doctors have discovered her cancer has metastasized and spread.  Moyer has a seven year old son.  Kelly Hilton, gofundme  
Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu
03/04/16 - Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu are returning to Kelowna’s airwaves beginning next Monday, March 7th.  They will continue as hosts of Peak Mornings at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver but will be syndicated on Q103 CKQQ-FM 103.1 Kelowna from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Both stations are part of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.  The pair left Kelowna in April 2014, with their morning show on Sun FM CHSU-FM 99.9 at the top of the ratings.  Vincent Jones, KelownaNow  
Rogers Communications Logo
03/03/16 - Two staffers have been released by Rogers Media Vancouver.  Gone are Promotion and Marketing Director Phil Evans who has been with Rogers since 2009 and Social Media & Event Production Specialist Aaron Buckley, who has been in the position since 2011.    
KPLU-FM 88.5
03/03/16 - The Save KPLU campaign, which started in January, has reached the $2 million mark.  The campaign needs $7 million by June 30th, which matches the amount of the current offer stated in the letter of intent outlining the sale of KPLU-FM 88.5 to the University of Washington.  Radio Ink  KPLU release 
KIRO AM 710 Seattle
03/03/16 - One of the most important tools for understanding World War II is available to researchers because KIRO Radio Seattle recorded CBS news broadcasts on lacquer discs to timeshift more than 70 years ago.  The discs are the closest thing to a complete record of CBS World War II news.  The original 16-inch lacquer discs were recorded off the network feed from CBS in New York at the old KIRO studio in downtown Seattle and then moved to the KIRO transmitter site on Vashon Island.  Feliks Banel, KIRO Radio   
Carl Gardner
03/01/16 - Carl Gardner, Vice President and Market Manager for the Bonneville Seattle Media Group, says KIRO AM 710 is one of many AM radio stations that will be dramatically affected by the FCC’s plan to allow other AM stations, on the same frequency, to maintain power at night.  He points out the the plan is a big mistake for several reasons and his listeners will be affected in a big way.  KIRO AM is the FEMA-led station for emergency service throughout Western Washington.  Radio Ink   Paul McLane, Radio World backgrounder 
Clay Freinwald
02/29/16 - An advance copy of the March 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses record winter rainfall, a track-hoe encounter with a buried power line, KING-TV's move to Sodo and much more.  March Clay's Corner
Darren B. Lamb
02/29/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Darren B. Lamb joins CHFI-FM 98.1 Toronto with the launch of Erin and Darren in the Morning.  He hosted shows at CKLG and CKZZ-FM Vancouver during the 1990s before heading to CHUM-FM Toronto in 2003.   Broadcaster Magazine  
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
02/27/16 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle will debut its newly redesigned news studio on Monday, February 29.  The studio, designed in conjunction with BDI (Broadcast Design International) and complete with state of the art technology, will be Q13’s window to the Northwest, bringing Northwest imagery into the studio with a view that will change by daypart as well as seasonally.  Tribune Media release
Rochelle van Halm
02/26/16 - A posting on Radio West announces that former Vancouver broadcaster and communications specialist Rochelle van Halm died on Tuesday, February 23rd.  Early in her career she was an audio assistant at CKVU-TV in 1976 and a news reporter at CKWX Vancouver from 1977-82.  She later held a number of communications positions with several major corporations.  A celebration of life will be scheduled for the first weekend of April.  Jack Bennest, Radio West
KXSU-LP 102.1 Seattle
02/26/16 - Seattle's first low power FM station launched this morning at 10:21 a.m.  The Seattle University student-run KXSU-LP 102.1 is licensed to operate with an ERP of 7 watts non-directional at 106 meters HAAT at 47° 36' 25.00" 122° 19' 7.00".  Broadcasting from Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, KXSU started out as an Internet-only service and featured mostly indie and local music and plans to feature more talk shows and sports coverage.  Mark Arehart, KPLU  Seattle University release   
Russ Bowen
02/25/16 - KOMO-TV Seattle anchor/reporter Russ Bowen leaves to join WNCN-TV Raleigh NC as morning anchor.  He started his career in North Carolina before joining KOMO in 2013.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
02/25/16 - The FCC has granted a License to Cover for KUCP-LP 100.3 Kent.  It operates with an ERP of .041 kW non-directional at 47 meters HAAT at 47° 20' 28.00" 122° 10' 19.30".  FCC data 
Jason Manning
02/25/16 - After only four months, Jason Manning has left his position as Program Director on Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver.  Prior to a 17 month run as Senior Brand Director in Winnipeg, he was PD at Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 and Jack (now branded KISS) CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria.   
Stephen Smart
02/25/16 - Former Vancouver radio and TV journalist Stephen Smart has been hired as the new Press Secretary for BC Premier Christy Clark.  The award-winning broadcaster left journalism in 2014 to pursue a career in public relations.  He had previously been the Legislative Bureau Chief for CBC British Columbia.  Cassidy Olivier, The Province  
Erin Wilde
02/24/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Erin Wilde has announced on her Facebook page that she has departed from KooL FM CKCE-FM 101.5 Calgary, where she has hosted since 2007.  Before heading to Calgary, she entertained at CKZZ-FM 95.3 Vancouver from 1999-2003 and CFBT-FM 94.5 from 2003-05. 
Dal Richards
02/24/16 - The Vancouver Park Board has voted unanimously to recognize Vancouver band leader and broadcaster Dal Richards with a memorial.  It could be a bandstand or a new park, but details have not yet been finalized.  Additionally the City of Vancouver recently voted to name a street after the King of Swing who passed away December 31 at age 97.  VanCityBuzz
Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
02/24/16 - The new Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey announces the addition of Jane Johnston as its new weekday evening host.  She has worked on-air at Mountain FM (Squamish/Whistler) but most recently was an Administrative Assistant at Casalinga Food Services.  Under the direction of PD Kath Thompson and Chief Engineer Dave Youell (Bell Media retired), the station is using a "soft launch" approach using their newly acquired air staff until an official on-air date is announced.  Pulse release #1  Pulse release #2 
Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
02/21/16 - The new Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey is getting closer to rounding out its on-air staff with the announcement that long-time Vancouver broadcaster Neil Morrison will host afternoon drive.  He was most recently midday host at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver from 2004-14.  As Pulse enters its final testing phase, live streaming has now been added to its website.  Pulse release    
KJR AM 950 Seattle
02/21/16 - As seven live broadcasts of Portland Trail Blazers games continue on KJR AM 950 Seattle, the team's Senior VP of Brand Strategy and Digital Dewayne Hankins hopes for a future full-time affiliate in Seattle and Tacoma.  Geoff Baker, Seattle Times  
CFUN Fun Bug
02/20/16 - Three former C-FUN Vancouver Good Guys from the mid 1960s, Peter Alpen, Andy Hall (Halychuk) and Ed Karl (Kargl) got together this week for lunch and a tour of the Canadian Traffic Network facility at Boundary Bay, south of Vancouver.  Hall and Karl have long since retired from radio, but Alpen is currently the National Account Representative, VP and GM for CTN, which provides airborne traffic reports for a number of Vancouver stations.  L to R Hall, Alpen, Karl photo  
John Pollard
02/20/16 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria President John Pollard has been named Marketing Director for the West Coast League Victoria HarbourCats baseball team.  He was with CHEK from 1999-2013, leading it through the transition into an employee-owned company in 2009, and was most recently a Sales and Marketing Executive for the two Rogers Radio Victoria stations.  HarbourCats release 
Laura Baziuk
02/19/16 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 reporter Laura Baziuk put in her last day today as she moves to Black Press Media as their digital reporter.  She has been with 'NW since October 2011.  Twitter page 
02/19/16 - The CRTC will convene a hearing in Vancouver beginning May 16 to consider a number of applications for new stations in Vancouver, Surrey and Campbell River.  Most of the applications are for FM frequencies, but two are for 10 kW stations on AM 600 and 900.  CRTC release 
Chris Cruise
02/19/16 - KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle evening host Chris Cruise is leaving the station for a yet-to-be announced opportunity.  He's been at KMPS since 2014.  The move creates an immediate opening for the time slot.  All Access Music Group 
Monika Coen
02/19/16 - Monika Coen has been appointed Marketing Manager at Global BC.  She previously worked as Promotions & Marketing Coordinator at VTV (now CTV Vancouver) and later as Senior Sponsorships & Events Planner.  
Star FM CKSR-FM Chilliwack
02/19/16 - The latest round of Rogers Radio layoffs include p.m. drive host Megan Milne and News Director Mike Hellinger at Star CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack.  Hellinger has been with Rogers since 2004.  
Research Director, Inc.
02/18/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive January PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
02/17/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 moves back into first place with a 7.7 share in the Nielsen Audio January 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is tied for second with Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 with 5.6.  Following a usually strong holiday showing with its all Christmas format, Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 slips to fourth with a 5.5 share.  Radio Online 
Scott Roddy
02/16/16 - KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham Program Director Scott Roddy has been named PD at WIL-FM 92.3 St. Louis.  He has been with
Saga Communications Bellingham since March 2013 and previously held positions in Indianapolis.  All Access Music Group  Radio Insight
Sam Ferris
02/16/16 - Radio announcer and voice, film and television actor Samantha Ferris has announced on her Twitter page that she is no longer working at Vancouver market CKNW AM 980.  She had been guest-hosting a number of talk shows over the past few months and had hosted on-air at sister station Rock 101 CFMI-FM last year.  During the 1990s, under the name Janie Ferris, she had been a television reporter for KVOS-TV Bellingham and later a weather reporter for BCTV (now Global BC) Vancouver. 
Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey
02/16/16 - Surrey City Councillor Bruce Hayne is the next on-air host to be announced by Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM.  He was elected to City Council in 2011 and is a past President of the Surrey Board of Trade.  He will host 10-11 a.m. Saturdays.  Meanwhile, Puget Sound Radio has announced that Kath Thompson, formerly with The Peak CHPK-FM 95.3 Calgary will be the new PD/MD and Jeremy Paige is the new Sales Manager.  He was Senior Account Manager for L.A Radio for the past six years.  PSR info 
Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
02/15/16 - Former News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver news anchor Don Lehn has been named afternoon news anchor at the new Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey.  He was most recently news anchor then News Director at The Hawk/The Drive CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack and continues as News Director and Managing Editor for the on-line newspaper FVN-Fraser Valley News.  Pulse release
Don W. Burden
02/14/16 - The rise and fall of the Don W. Burden/Star Stations KOIL Omaha, KISN Portland and WIFE Indianapolis through most of the ‘60s and early ‘70s included a number of Pacific Northwest personalities whose work time with the Burden organization covered from a few months to several years.  This story with audio clips by Ron DeHart on Seatac Media is a very worthwhile read.  
Angela Nash
02/14/16 - Retired CBC Vancouver Senior Finance Clerk Angela Nash died from pneumonia on January 25 at age 82.  She was with the CBC Vancouver Finance Department from 1977 to 1993, served on the Board of the CBC 20 Year Association since 2005, first as Vice-President (2005-2007), then as President (2008-2015), and for the past year remained involved as Immediate Past President.  A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 22 at the Surrey Golf Course, 7700 - 168 St.  Sun/Province obituary 
 KING-TV Seattle
02/13/16 - KING-TV Seattle began broadcasting this morning from its new studios at Home Plate Center across from Safeco Field.  Newscasts will feature windows that provide a 360-degree view and a Microsoft Surface Hub, a first-of-its-kind collaboration device that features an 84-inch, 4K touchscreen display with pen and touchscreen capabilities.  KING5 release  Closing studio video 
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
02/13/16 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle will celebrate its 45th anniversary as one of America's first FM Rock radio stations with the special feature 45 in 12.   From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, February 14, evening host Taryn Daly and Assistant Program Director and midday host Ryan Castle will provide a twelve-hour chronological tour through the last 45 years at KISW.  The day's music will start in 1971 and continue chronologically to 2016.  KISW switched from its original Classical Music format to Rock in February 1971.  KISW release 
Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
02/13/16 - Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey continues to announce its new on-air lineup with the addition of former police chief and Member of the Legislative Assembly Kash Heed.  He will host the Kash Heed Show from 8-11 a.m.  Previously announced morning traffic anchor Leah Holiove will also host mid mornings and leaves her current traffic position at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  Pulse release  
KING-TV Seattle
02/12/16 - KING-TV Seattle begins broadcasting tomorrow from its new studios at Home Plate Center across the street from Safeco Field.  The first broadcast will be at 7 a.m.  KING-TV has been broadcasting from 333 Dexter, which was acquired in 1952 and remodeled and expanded in 1980 to face Dexter Ave. N.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  KING5 News/Video 
Seattle Sounders
02/12/16 - Seattle Sounders FC has announced Keith Costigan and Matt Johnson as the club’s new play-by-play voices for regional television and radio broadcasts respectively.  TV continues on Q13 KCPQ-TV and JOEtv KZJO-TV and in Spanish on KUNS-TV.  Radio continues on KIRO-FM 97.3 and in Spanish on El Rey KKMO-AM 1360.  Sounders release 
Gordon Stenner
02/11/16 - Investment advisor, author and radio talk show host Gordon Stenner died February 5 at age 79.  He authored Stenner on Mutual Funds in 1997 and had been a talk show host on CKNW and CFUN Vancouver.  His daughter Vanessa, also an investment advisor and talk show host, passed away in 2010 at age 39.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 19 at Northview Church, 32040 Downes Road, Abbotsford.   Sun/Province obituary 
Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
02/10/16 (updated) - Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey has announced two prominent Vancouver broadcasters to head up its morning team.  Terry Reid will host the station's morning show 5-8 a.m. while Jack Marion will anchor news on the program.  Well known traffic reporter Leah Holiove will handle traffic duties.  Meanwhile Pulse is testing on air, broadcasting from Surrey with 2000 watts directional at 107.7 MHz.  The CRTC approved an application by South Fraser Broadcasting Inc. for the new station in August 2014.  Pulse release  
KOMO Radio Seattle
02/10/16 - KOMO AM 1000 Seattle will air a two-hour special on homelessness in the Pacific Northwest at 7 p.m. March 11.  The program will be hosted by Herb Weisbaum with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and other local leaders discussing issues related to the homeless population, including violence in homeless camps.  All Access Music Group 
Mike Preston
02/10/16 - For the fourth consecutive year, Mike Preston has been named one of The Best Program Directors In Country Radio by Radio Ink.  He has been PD at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle since November 2009.  He's also PD at Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM.  Preston says 2015 was the best year ever for KKWF and the biggest challenge for PDs these days is keeping the attention of the country fan.  Radio Ink  
02/09/16 - The FCC has granted a minor modification of construction permit to Ukrainian Church of Evangelical Faith for KUCP-LP 100.3 Kent.  It will operate non-directional with an ERP of 41 watts at 47 meters HAAT at 47° 20' 28.00" 122° 10' 19.30".  FCC data 
News1130 CKWX Vancouver
02/08/16 - At 8 a.m. on this day 20 years ago, CKWX AM Vancouver launched its all-news format as News 1130.  First voice on the air was News Director Tom Mark, who introduced the new format.  News 1130 video/audio 
Alt 102.9 KYNW-FM Centralia
02/07/16 - Alt 102.9 Tacoma's Rock Alternative KYNW-FM Centralia has changed call letters to KFOO.  The official change listed with the FCC is effective February 5.  FCC data 
Katerina Perez
02/06/16 - Katerina Perez, most recently SVP of sales for the iHeartMedia seven station cluster in Seattle, has been appointed General Sales manager of The Shark WSFS-FM 104.3 and The Ticket WAXY AM 790 Miami.  She joined the Seattle radio group in August 2013.  Inside Radio
Variety - The Childrens Charity
02/06/16 - Variety - The Children's Charity Show of Hearts Telethon celebrates its 50th anniversary February 13 and 14 at The Centre, in downtown Vancouver.  Variety steps in where health care ends to provide direct help to children in British Columbia with special needs.  The program, hosted this year by Vancouver television celebrity Erin Cebula, airs live on Global BC.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun      
Doug Cheng
02/05/16 - OMNI BC Television Managing Producer/Editor Doug Cheng has left the station to take the position of Communications Officer, Media and Issues at BC Lottery Corporation.  He held several positions with Rogers Media in Vancouver since 2008. 
Alexandra Lewis
02/05/16 - Weekend anchor Alexandra Lewis has been named anchor and reporter for Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV early morning news.  She will anchor the 4:30 to 5 a.m. weekday newscast, then anchor and report breaking news from 5 to 10 a.m.  She joined Q13 in July 2015.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
Treena Wood
02/04/16 - News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver PD Treena Wood has been named National Format Director for the six Rogers Media news stations in Canada.  Meanwhile JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver PD Al Ford is now National Format Director for the JACK and Sonic stations.  The moves are part of the recent restructuring at Rogers Media where cluster managers' responsibilities have changed.  Revolving Door, Broadcast Dialogue      
KJR AM 950 Seattle
02/04/16 - Sports Radio KJR AM 950 Seattle joins the Portland Trail Blazers radio network for seven games during the remainder of this season.  Blazers' games originate on KJR sister station Rip City Radio KPOJ AM 620 Portland.  All Access Music Group 
Dana Hutchings
02/03/16 - Dana Hutchings, Assistant News Director and anchor of CHEK Point on CHEK-TV Victoria, leaves to join health and education services non-profit Power To Be as Director of Advancement and Communications.  The award winning newscaster has been with CHEK since 2000.  Her appointment is effective February 10.  Power To Be release     
News1130 CKWX Vancouver
02/01/16 - Beginning Friday, February 5, News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver begins a month-long commemoration of 20 years on the air as an all-news station.  During February, listeners will hear on-air hosts dive into the biggest stories of the past 20 years and welcome former hosts, staff, and special guests in-studio to share their favorite memories.  Additionally, on Saturday, March 12 there will be an open house, with guided tours departing every 10 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the studio.  Broadcaster Magazine 
Q13 Fox KCPQ-TV Seattle
01/31/16 - Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV has added Escape to its 13.3 subchannel.  The new television network features "movies and series that are daring, sexy and anchored in stories of crime and mystery". 
iHeart Media
01/31/16 - The FCC officially announced call letter changes following the iHeartMedia reshuffling of stations in the Seattle market January 19.  KUBE-FM 93.3 changed to KPWK-FM and KKBW-FM 104.9 Eatonville assumed the KUBE calls.  The changes became official on January 26.  FCC data 93.3  FCC data 104.9  Meanwhile, the new morning show team at Power 93.3 KPWK-FM, Carla Marie and Anthony were formerly podcast hosts.  Steven Goldstein, All Access Music Group 
KPLU-FM 88.5
01/30/16 - Supporters of Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 have raised more than $1 million in a little less than three weeks.  The drive aims to match an offer made by the University of Washington.  The campaign needs to raise $7 million in six months.  Inside Radio  KPLU info 
Ann Luu
01/29/16 - Ann Luu, traffic specialist for CTV Morning Live at CTV Vancouver, moves to weather anchor duties at noon, five and six.  The change is effective Monday.  Weather presenter Marke Driesschen, who has been filling in since meteorologist Michael Kuss was released in mid November, returns to Morning Live.  Kuss joined rival Global BC in December.  Twitter info
KING5 Seattle
01/29/16 - KING-TV Seattle will pre-empt a number of newscasts as it moves from its long-time home in South Lake Union to Home Plate Center in SoDo.  Affected will be some KING5 newscasts on KING-TV and sister station KONG-TV during the weeks of February 1-5 and 8-12.  Newscast will resume from the new home on February 13.  KING5 info    
Dal Richards
01/29/16 - CBC Radio Vancouver featured a special program in memory of band leader Dal Richards Thursday on Rewind with Michael Enright.  Richards died on New Year's Eve at age 97, leaving behind a legacy of big band music, interviews and memories.  The full episode can be heard here. 
Sacred Heart Radio
01/28/16 - Northwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society is selling translators K300CU Ocean Shores and K277CB Sampson to Sacred Heart Radio, Inc. for $35,000.  The translators will move to rebroadcast Religion KBLE AM 1050 Seattle and Religion KBUP AM 1240 Olympia respectively.  All Access Music Group 
Brian Bailey
01/28/16 - Former KOOL FM CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria morning host Brian Bailey has left his position as morning host at Indie88 CIND-FM 88.1 Toronto since the station signed on in 2013.  He hosted mornings at KOOL from 2008-13.  
Janice Ungaro & Cory Ashworth
01/28/16 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver has announced that Sunday night Camp hosts Janice Ungaro and Cory Ashworth will be the new weekday p.m. drive hosts.  Janice and Cory launches February 1st.  Roundhouse Radio release  
Ashley (Pepper) Smith
01/28/16 - The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle Music Director and midday host Ashley Pepper Smith is leaving for a digital opportunity outside of the industry.  Her last day is Friday, February 19th.  She's been with The End since February 2013.  All Access Music Group 
CHEK-TV Victoria
01/26/16 - Management at CHEK-TV Victoria is calling on the CRTC for assistance in the wake of diminishing ad revenues.  The Commission began a national public hearing in Ottawa on Monday on local and community television, which will wrap up on February 3, after which a report will be prepared.  Ian Morrison of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting said from Toronto that Canada has 23 independent television operators that are essential to their communities.  A spokesperson for the CRTC says it is considering a number of options to help independent broadcasters, including the creation of a fund.  Richard Watts, Times Colonist
Don Landels
01/26/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports that Don Landels, Operations/Sales Manager of Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 and KiSS CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria has left his position.  He has been with the stations since 1993.  Puget Sound Radio 
Garett Michaels
01/25/16 - Former The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle Program Director Garett Michaels has been named Director Of Rock Programming for 91X XETRA-FM 91.1 Tijuana/San Diego and Classic Rock KFM-BFM KFMB-FM 100.7 San Diego.  He was PD at The End from April 2013 - April 2015.  All Access Music Group 
Clay Freinwald
01/25/16 - An advance copy of the February 2016 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by veteran RF Systems Engineer Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  In this edition Clay discusses weather data, changes to how we get television, adjacent channel interference from HD Radio stations and much more.  February Clay's Corner
Michaela Pereira
01/25/16 - CNN anchor Michaela Pereira, who got her start at CHEK-TV Victoria, returned to the Vancouver Island city as part of The Person Who Changed My Life, a two-hour special hosted by Pereira and Anderson Cooper.  It aired on CNN Saturday night.  Pereira co-hosted the magazine show CHEK Around for a number of years.  Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist/The Province  CNN video 
Carole Taylor
01/23/16 - Former B.C. finance minister and CBC Vancouver broadcaster Carole Taylor is joining the staff of Premier Christy Clark as a special adviser.  She will be paid $1 a year and work part-time out of Clark's Vancouver offices, where she'll participate in planning and policy meetings and report directly to the premier.  Following a number of high profile positions with the CTV network in Toronto, Taylor hosted several series including Pacific Report, Authors, Scene from Here, and Vancouver Life for CBC Television locally from 1976-86 before entering politics.  Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun   
Brittany Van Hemert
01/22/16 - Brittany Van Hemert, former part-time music programming assistant, has been elevated to Music Director at CFOX-FM 99.3.  The 2010 BCIT Broadcast grad had previously been weekends/swing at Jack (now branded KISS) CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria.  
iHeart Media
01/22/16 - Following the four-station format realignment at iHeartMedia Seattle this week, SVP/Programming Rich Davis lists the the new lineups and openings he's looking to fill.  All Access Music Group  
Research Director, Inc.
01/21/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive Holiday PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
01/20/16 - As expected, Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 made a strong showing with a 13.4 share due to its all Christmas format in the Nielsen Audio Holiday 2015 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is second with 6.8.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.6.  Radio Online 
iHeart Media
01/20/16 - The moves Tuesday by iHeartMedia in the Seattle/South Sound markets has resulted in KUBE-FM 93.3 PD/afternoon host Eric Powers, KUBE APD/MD and KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 middayer Karen Wild and KBKS MD/afternoon host Eric Tyler exiting the stations.  Powers has been PD at KUBE since 1998.  With the KUBE calls now moving to 104.9, reports indicate 93.3 will pick up the call letters KPWK, although this change has not yet been announced by the FCC.  Casey McNerthney, KIRO 7  Inside Radio  Radio Online  Carla Marie and Anthony are the new mornings hosts at Power 93.3.   
KBTC-TV Tacoma
01/19/16 - KBTC-TV Tacoma has added NHK World on subchannel 28.2.  It's an all English language public media television channel filled with international news, business, technology, and science information and life styles, culture, and travel programs produced and present- ed from Japanese and Asian perspectives.  MHz Worldview has moved to channel 28.3 and TVW has moved to channel 28.4.  KBTC release  
ALT 102.9 KYNW-FM Centralia
01/19/16 - KYNW-FM 102.9 Centralia flipped at noon today from NOW 102.9 to ALT 102.9 Tacoma's Rock Alternative, leading off with Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.  Prior to making the format change the station was airing promos urging current listeners to tune to Seattle market sister station KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 following the change.  Meanwhile, iHeartMedia Seattle has realigned the programming at its Seattle market stations.  Top 40 KBKS-FM flips to Hot AC with the new slogan More Music, More Variety; Top 40/Rhythmic KUBE-FM 93.3 evolves into Top 40 POWER 93.3 Seattle's New Hit Music playing 10,000 songs commercial-free and launching Carla Marie & Anthony in mornings; and KUBE's Rhythmic brand moves to 104.9 FM as Tacoma's New Home for Hits & Hip-Hop with Supa Sam in mornings.  All Access Music Group 
Rebecca Stevenson
01/19/16 - Rebecca Stevenson officially joins as a full time meteorologist Monday to Friday mornings on Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV.  She most recently worked for Al Jazeera America after leaving KIRO-TV Seattle in 2012.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
KMAS AM 1030 Shelton
01/19/16 - Olympic Broadcasting News-Talk KMAS AM 1030 Shelton has merged its operations with cable company iFIBER Communications' iFIBER ONE effective January 1.  The merger puts the station under iFIBER ONE management as iFIBER ONE Newsradio KMAS.  The format continues as News-Talk.  Radio InSight 
Laurence Gordon Stark
01/17/16 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Larry Stark died in Cumberland on Vancouver Island November 13 following a lengthy illness.  He was 76.  He worked in the CBC newsroom and as a film editor on the popular TV series The Beachcombers.  Stark moved with his family to the Comox Valley in 1979.  Comox Valley Record obituary    
Ocean - CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria
01/17/16 - Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria PD Rob Michaels has announced A.J. & Lisa D will be the new morning show hosts.  A.J. starts Monday and will be joined by Lisa D (Lisa Daigneault) on February 22.  A.J. has been on air for several years in the Victoria market as Craig Richards and A.J. Cruise.  Lisa D was most recently a traffic reporter on Vancouver stations for the Canadian Traffic Network.  Ocean 98.5 release/audio 
John Harvard
01/16/16 - Former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba John Harvard died January 9 from cancer in Winnipeg at age 77.  He had a career with CBC Television spanning eighteen years from 1970 to 1988.  He was the host of CBC Winnipeg's 24 Hours and was the host of CBC Vancouver's Pacific Report current affairs series in 1979-80.  A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. January 25 at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Centennial Ballroom, Winnipeg with interment at the Glenboro Cemetery at a later date.  Ashley Prest, Kevin Rollason and Mia Rabson, Winnipeg Free Press  Winnipeg Free Press obituary   
Kat Fisher
01/16/16 - Seattle market KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 morning co-host Kat Fisher announced Friday she is leaving the station for a promotion within the company.  Bender Cunningham and Molly Mesnick remain on the morning show.  KISSFM info 
KPLU-FM 88.5
01/16/16 - As of this writing, KPLU-FM 88.5 supporters have raised over $670,000 in a fundraising drive to raise $7 million+ to rescue the station from a planned sale to the University of Washington.  The fund raising drive began Monday and has six months to succeed.  Joel Connelly, Seattle PI  KPLU info 
KYNW-FM 102.9 Centralia
01/14/16 - NOW KYNW-FM 102.9 Centralia is airing promos urging listeners to tune to Seattle market sister station KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 after it makes a "change" at noon, Tuesday, January 19.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight   
George Gordon
01/14/16 - Long-time Vancouver news anchor George Gordon has listed himself on his LinkedIn page as, "Talk Show Host at CISL 650...Giving people in the Lower Mainland valuable advice on topics like Strata living, retirement life and more" .  He returned to Vancouver last year after five years on air in Ottawa and Toronto and was news anchor, including several years as executive editor, at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver from 1999-2009.  
Kenny Jay
01/14/16 - Kenny Jay has been named Program Director at KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle effective January 25th.  He's been PD and Music Director at BUZ'N KMNB-FM 102.9 Minneapolis since December 2012.  All Access Music Group 
01/13/16 - The FCC has granted a change in a licensed facility to Josh Broadcasting for KNBQ-FM 98.5 Central Park.  Transmitter location will change from 46° 54' 6.00" 123° 25' 7.00" to 46° 58' 31.00" 123° 08' 16.00".  ERP will increase from 1.2 kW non-directional at 421 meters HAAT  to 1.7 kW directional at 673 meters HAAT.  FCC data  
Wilf Ray
01/13/16 - in the forties, radio buddies who had a radio program, would use it to remember a colleague who had died, by playing the personality’s own sign off from one of his radio shows.  This was done as a sign of respect and remembrance for the individual, by hearing his voice saying goodbye and the playing of his theme song.  The aired sign off was to link his or her audience, to realize it now was a “permanent sign-off.”  On the re-broadcasts of The Wilf Ray Show this month, Wilf says goodbye to his pal Dal Richards at the start of the program.  Wilf Ray Show  
David Bowie
01/12/16 - For the second time, KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle held an on-air tribute to David Bowie, with a stream of fan favorites by the musician.  On Friday, the station celebrated Bowie’s 69th birthday and the release of his latest album Blackstar.  By Monday the singer, who had been fighting cancer for 18 months, was gone.  Evan Bush, Seattle Times
Erica Johnson
01/12/16 - CBC Vancouver-based Erica Johnson will be the new reporter for its investigative news segment Go Public beginning February 1.  The program is an award-winning investigative news segment featuring stories that hold those in power accountable.  The stories all come from people wanting to "go public."  Based out of Vancouver, Go Public stories are featured on all local and national CBC platforms.  Johnson will be leaving Marketplace, CBC Television's prime-time investigative consumer show.  Johnson joined Marketplace as a reporter in 2000.  She joins former CBC Vancouver broadcaster Rosa Marchitelli, now based in Calgary, on Go Public.  Broadcaster Magazine 
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
01/11/16 - Jacobs Media has honored KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle for its Live Day which took place December 1.  Live Day, which was truly live with no tape, no digital production and no recordings...just live performers, musicians, announcers and even Foley artists during morning and afternoon drive.  Jacobs Media release 
KPLU-FM 88.5
01/11/16 - Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 supporters are confident they can raise the funds to effectively buy the station out of a purchase by the University of Washington.  An independent nonprofit has to be created and at least $7 million raised by June 30.  The campaign, which began today, has raised $150,000.  KPLU GM Joey Cohn says KPLU has retained communications attorney Ernest Sanchez as an adviser.  Sanchez has worked with other radio stations that have become independent.  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times  KPLU info  
Pat O'Day
01/10/16 - I Am What I Play, a feature length documentary about the heyday of rock radio, combines material shot on location in Seattle, Boston, New York and Toronto with rarely seen archival footage of disc jockeys Pat O'Day, David Marsden, Meg Griffin and Charles Laquidara.  O’Day was a DJ and Program Director at legendary Seattle station KJR for the better part of 15 years, is credited with putting the Seattle music scene on the map and is a part of a permanent exhibit at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.  Toronto-based Marsden was Executive Producer of Pilot One on CBC-TV Vancouver in 1987 and PD of CKST Langley/Vancouver from 1990-93.  The movie will show at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham on Thursday, January 21 along with a Q&A with Pat O'Day to follow the screening.  Trailer   
KEXP-FM Seattle
01/10/16 - PBS NewsHour took notice of Friday's all-day broadcast of Intergalactic Bowie Day on KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle.  As of midday Friday, the post was the most-read on NewsHour’s page.  Melissa Davis, Seattle Times  Joshua Barajas, PBS NewsHour 
Dal Richards
01/08/16 - (Updated) The Memorial Service for big band leader and broadcaster Dal Richards will be streamed live from Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Note that the live stream will not begin until just prior to the service.  Live Service  The service has now been uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed here.  
Randi Chase
01/08/16 - Randi Chase, who left the KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning show in mid December, returns Monday to host KiSS Breakfast with Randi, Susie and Andrew.  Until leaving last month, she co-hosted with morning show host Kid Carson who left the station this week.  KiSS Breakfast bios 
Dal Richards
01/08/16 - Celebrations of Life are being held this weekend for two Vancouver music icons.  A celebration of big band leader Dal Richards’ life will be held at Christ Church Cathedral at Burrard and Georgia at 2 p.m. Saturday and one for folk musician and activist Leon Bibb, who died in October at age 93, at the Arts Club Granville Island Stage at 2 p.m. Sunday   John Mackie, Vancouver Sun
Kid Carson
01/07/16 - Vancouver and Fraser Valley markets KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 has announced that morning show host Kid Carson has left the station.  He's hosted mornings there since September 2012 after leaving The Beat (now Virgin Radio) CFBT-FM 94.5 in April of that year.   KiSS release  Jill Slattery, VanCity Buzz 
Gary Russell (Norman Vidler)
01/07/16 - A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring for former Vancouver broadcaster Norman Vidler, AKA Gary Russell, who died January 2 at age 67.  He enjoyed a 42 year radio career, on-air and in management positions, retiring in 2008.  He was inducted that year into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Sun/Province obituary    
Byron "Ron" Harrell
01/07/16 - Byron "Ron" Harrell has been named PD at Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 effective January 18.  Previously, he was Director of Music Programming for CBS Radio Dallas.  Radio Online 
01/06/16 - The FCC has granted a modification of construction permit to Make Shift for KVWV-LP 94.9 Bellingham.  It will operate at an ERP of .1 kW at -49 meters HAAT at 48° 44' 41.00" 122° 28' 32.60".  The station's website states, "We have re-sited our transmitter location to Sehome Hill, which has an excellent broadcast range.  We are FCC approved but we’re close enough to the border that we must also wait for the Canadian Government’s approval.  We hope to be on the air in January 2016."  FCC data  
Voices Radio
01/06/16 - Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 106.3 Vancouver returned to the air and website streaming after a few days following a technical glitch.  Note in the item below, the Vancouver station link was incorrectly given as  That website is not connected to Voices Radio, although it has a similar name.  Therefore the information on it does not apply.      
Voices Radio
01/04/16 - The carrier is on, but there is no audio on Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 106.3 Vancouver.  The Voices Toronto on-line audio feed is the only one currently operating.  After going dark August 31, 2015, the Vancouver station returned to the air in early October following a last minute reprieve, after it was ordered off the air by the CRTC effective July 25 for "repeated and serious non-compliance with its regulatory obligations...".  There has been no further news on the station's future.  David Farrell, FYI Music News backgrounder
Brien Blakely
01/04/16 - As reported here on 11/14/15, news anchor/reporter Brien Blakely leaves Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV this month to join WJZY-TV Charlotte NC.  He returns to Charlotte after working at Q13 since June 2011.  Mark Washburn, The Charlotte Observer  Meanwhile, Q13 Fox News is temporarily broadcasting from the newsroom while a brand new set is built in the studio.  Q13 video
Gary Russell
01/03/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Gary Russell died of lung cancer Saturday in White Rock at age 67.  He was an operator/announcer at CKY Winnipeg in 1967 and later Program Director.  He was Fast Eddie Russell at CKLW Windsor in the early 1970s.  Russell was on air at CKLG Vancouver in the early 1970s and later GM at CISL/CKZZ-FM Vancouver up to 2008.  He also served on boards of BBM, BCAB, NABS West and Music BC.  Jeff Vidler Facebook thread 
Dal Richards
01/03/16 - Funeral services have been announced for legendary band leader/broadcaster Dal Richards who passed away New Year's Eve at age 97.  It is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9 at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver.  A reception limited to family and friends, including those in the radio business past and present, will follow.  His wife Muriel tells us, "Dal had a great life and a fairly quick passing.  On Christmas Eve he was at Christ Church for the 1 p.m. Christmas Eve service, where he did his traditional stint as a 'celebrity reader' of a bible verse....after which we stopped in at the Hotel Vancouver for lunch before heading home.  He enjoyed Christmas dinner with family, and then fairly suddenly and comfortably faded away.  He had a lovely 97++ years of life and an easy death, and will be loved and remembered by many....what more could any of us ask for?"  Sun/Province obituary 
Brandon Astle
01/03/16 - Former Abbotsford Heat play-by-play broadcaster Brandon Astle will call the Vancouver Stealth road games this coming National Lacrosse League season while Jake Elliott and Brad Challoner resume their normal posts broadcasting Stealth home games and hosting the team’s weekly show on TSN Radio CFTE AM 1410.  The Stealth home opener at Langley Events Centre is scheduled for January 9.  Greg Douglas, Short Hops, Vancouver Sun
Merlin Gutensohn
01/02/16 - (Updated) Former Vancouver broadcaster Merlin Gutensohn died December 1 in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island at age 88.  He worked for CBC (CFPR) Prince Rupert in the 1950s.  He later was a staff announcer at CKLG Vancouver as Merlin hosting The International House of Music circa 1964.  He also was on air at CJJC Langley and overnights at CHQM Vancouver in the mid to late 1960s and CKAY Duncan in the early 1970s.  Cowichan Valley Citizen obituary 
Dal Richards
01/01/16 - It's a sad New Year's Day as news has been received that the legendary King of Swing Dal Richards died at home late last night with his wife and family by his side.  He would have turned 98 on January 5th.  The musician was honored with the Order of Canada, the Order of B.C. and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, and was an inductee of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.  The news of his passing comes just a few days after it was learned he would miss performing his annual New Year's Eve gala for the first time in close to eight decades.  News1130  CBC News  Paula Baker, Global News  The Province  CTV News  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  Social Media/CBC  The Province photo gallery  Matthew Robinson, Vancouver Sun 
Eros Passuti
01/01/16 - Eros Pasutti, last of the "Old Guard" from the CBC Vancouver TV newsroom, died December 25 after a short fight with cancer.  He began his career in the CBC newsroom in 1956 and was reclassified as an editor in 1969.  He took early retirement in October, 1990.  Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 9 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 22561 121st Ave., Maple Ridge.  Garden Hill obituary   

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