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Reg Hampton

9/30/19 - Former Global BC and CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter/ anchor Reg Hampton who went to anchor news at CTV Calgary is back with the Global family. He's now the Executive Producer for News at Global Calgary. He was at CKNW from 1988-98 and Global BC from 1997-2006. Twitter Announcement

Clay Freinwald

9/29/19 - The October 2019 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 lower snow levels as winter approaches, computer attacks on broadcasters and much more. October Clay's Corner

Robert Lawson

9/28/19 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Bob Lawson passed away in North Vancouver August 5 at age 92. His career with CBC spanned 25 years in Toronto from 1954-80, starting out as a Scenic Artist and then becoming an Assistant Designer then Designer, and then an additional five years in Vancouver as Design & Staging Director before retiring in 1985. No service is planned by his request.  Saanich News Obituary

FCC

9/28/19 - The FCC has granted Special Temporary Authority to KING Broadcasting Company for KING-TV Seattle on its pre-auction channel using an interim antenna with reduced parameters while the station’s main facility is completed and made operational. FCC Release

Erica Hill-Rodriguez

9/27/19 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle News Director Erica Hill-Rodriguez has announced her departure in November, moving to Los Angeles. She's been with Q13 since August 2013.  Announcement

Tyson L. W. Geick

9/27/19 - Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey reports Tyson L. W. Geick has joined the station mornings 6 - 10  a.m. He has recently been a host & producer at The Goat CFCP-FM 98.9 Courtenay. Additionally Tara Lopez moves to 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. replacing Vanessa YbarraPulse On Air Lineup

NAB

9/27/19 - Two Seattle market stations have received the prestigious NAB Marconi Radio Awards. Bonneville’s KIRO-FM 97.3 was named News/ Talk Station of the Year and Hubbard’s WARM KRWM-FM 106.9  was named Adult Contemporary Station of the Year.  Winners of the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards were announced at the 30th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner in Dallas. NAB Release

710 ESPN KIRO Seattle

9/27/19 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle has now revealed its full lineup, effective Monday, September 30th: The Blitz with Lydia Cruz 6-7 a.m., Danny and Gallant 7-10 a.m., John Clayton 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Tom, Jake and Stacy 12-3 p.m. and Bob, Dave and Moore 3-7 p.m. 710 ESPN Release
 
Paul Gallant

9/26/19 - Houston sportscaster Paul Gallant joins the new morning show at 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle. He's been a talk show host at SportsRadio 610 KILT AM Houston for over seven years. 710 ESPN Release

710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle

9/25/19 - A brand new lineup for 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle will begin on air Monday, September 30th. The first change was announced today, with other changes to be revealed Thursday. Bob Stelton will be moving to 3-7 p.m. and Danny O’Neil moves to  7-10 a.m. Monday through Friday. 710 ESPN Release
 
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle

9/25/19 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle continues to count down the top 666 albums of all time to raise $666K in its fall fundraising drive, which runs until Friday, September 27th. All Access Music Group

Bender Cunningham

9/25/19 - The former KISS-FM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle morning host Bender Cunningham Walk for the Kids, raising money for Seattle Children's Hospital and its Uncompensated Care Fund generated more than $163k in donations. The walk started on the morning of August 31st at the WA/ID state line east of Spokane, ending at the Space Needle in downtown Seattle last Saturday. All Access Music Group
 
How Long?

9/25/19 - In a business where on-air broadcasters come and go, Northwest Washington has numerous personalities who have endured for decades. Ronald DeHart, Puget Sound Media

Kerry Holley aka Kerry Marshall

9/22/19 - An obituary has been published for veteran Vancouver news broadcaster Kerry Holley, known on air as Kerry Marshall, who passed away in North Vancouver August 26th at age 70. A celebration of life is planned at the Shark Club, 180 W Georgia St., Vancouver on Sunday, September 29th starting at 3:00 p.m. Sun/Province Obituary

CRTC

9/20/19 - The CRTC has approved an application by Akash Broadcasting Inc. to change the authorized contours of the unlaunched commercial ethnic specialty radio station CJCN-FM 91.5 Surrey. Maximum ERP will increase from 1,000 to 1,900 watts, effective height above average terrain will decrease from 193.9 to 128.5 meters and transmitter site will relocate.  CRTC Release 

Around the House with Eric G

9/20/19 - KVI AM 570 Seattle adds Portland-based weekend home improvement show Around the House with Eric G hosted by Eric Goranson. It's will run Saturdays at 5 p.m.  All Access Music Group

Nancy Guppy

9/19/19 - Art Zone, with Seattle TV personality host Nancy Guppy, celebrates ten years boosting the Northwest’s creative community. Guppy was a performer and writer on the KING-TV comedy sketch show Almost Live! for about eight years. Chris Talbott, Seattle Times
 
Breakfast Television

9/19/19 - The  Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver on-air lineup remains status quo featuring news anchor Mary Cranston, meteorologist Russ Lacate, entertainment and traffic reporter Thor Diakow and news reporter Greg Harper. Sarah Freemark, who recently was seen warming up on the set in Vancouver, will join the Calgary morning show as its new news anchor. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
 
Pierre Martineau

9/19/19 - Pierre Martineau, 30-year reporter, anchor and host at Radio-Canada Colombie-Britannique CBUFT Vancouver Died September 13 at age 67. He started at the station in 1971. CBC News

FCC


9/19/19 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Transfer of Control from Shareholders of Tribune Company to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. for Seattle market KCPQ-TV and KZJO-TV.  FCC Data
 

 
Brock and Salk Podcast

9/17/19 - 710 ESPN KIRO Seattle sportscasters Brock Huard and Mike Salk will launch a weekly podcast replacing the duo's weekday morning show. Brock and Salk’s last show in its current form will be Friday, September 27, and the new podcast will launch Wednesday, October 2. However, both will continue to have regular segments on the station. 710 ESPN News

Breakfast Television Citytv Vancouver

9/17/19 - We have now learned the name of the fourth and final person laid off September 6th from Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver. Associate Producer Debra Walley had been with Citytv since 2008.

FCC

9/16/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Northwest Rock N Roll Preservation Society for translator K266BM 101.1 Olympia. The translator relays the programming of KGTK AM 920 Olympia. FCC Data
 
FCC

9/16/19 - The FCC has granted Special Temporary Authority to Sinclair Seattle Licensee, LLC for Seattle market KUNS-TV channel 50.
 
FCC

9/16/19 - Nexstar Media Group has announced the FCC has approved the acquisition of Tribune Media Company, which owns Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV and JOEtv KZJO-TV Seattle. The Commission said that it "found that the proposed merger would provide several public interest benefits to viewers of current Tribune and Nexstar stations." The company has agreed to divest 21 local TV stations to TEGNA, Scripps and Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc. to comply with the FCC's ownership limits. Q13 News/ Video

Matt Ray

9/16/19 - "America's 1st News with Matt Ray" moves to KTTH AM 770 Seattle, as its new flagship station for live weekday morning syndication. Now in its second year, AFN has grown to 85 affiliates and airs on several major market outlets. Ray is a 20-year News/ Talk veteran whose background in journalism and communications has made him an award-winning news anchor, news director, talk host, producer and programmer. Radio Online
 
Sarah Freemark

9/14/19 - Sarah Freemark, longtime anchor/ reporter for CTV Morning Live in Ottawa, has announced she is warming up for a new role with Rogers Media in Vancouver. Could she be a new host for Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver? Stay tuned. Facebook Posting
 
FCC

9/13/19 - The FCC has granted Assignment of License for K293AY 106.5 Enumclaw from Spirit Communications, Inc. to Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation. The 10 watt translator relays the programming of KACS-FM 90.5 Chehalis.  FCC Release
 
Ken Burns

9/13/19 - Country The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle morning show host Fitz interviewed noted documentary filmmaker Ken Burns about his most recent series Country Music, which he described as "a story of America, one song at a time." Country Music debuts Sunday, September 15th on PBS. Fitz describes it as the ultimate bucket list interview. All Access Music Group  Full Interview

Hank Aaron

9/13/19 - Former Seattle broadcaster Hank Aaron has departed his position as PD with Country KIZN-FM 92.3 and p.m. drive at Country KQFC-FM 97.9 Boise. He formerly held PD positions with Cumulus Media, Dial Global and Jones Radio Networks in Seattle. All Access Music Group

Mary Nam

9/13/19 - KOMO-TV Seattle news anchor Mary Nam says she will be back to work next month following treatment for breast cancer. She was diagnosed early last month. Nam has been with KOMO since 2003. Facebook Post
 
Megan Stewart

9/12/19 - Megan Stewart is the third person to be released last week from her position at Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver. She's been a producer there since last September and was previously Web Content Manager at Sportsnet 650 CISL AM.
 
Q13 Seattle

9/12/19 - Three producers are leaving their positions at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle. Ben Leighton, Lucas Combos and John Mecham have left or are in the process of leaving. Scott Jones, FTV Live

Brian Langston

9/12/19 - Former west coast radio executive Brian Langston is retiring after more than 40 years in radio, following an ALS diagnosis. His last day as GM/GSM at CIHR-FM 104.7 Woodstock, ON will be September 27. Langston was GM/ GSM at CHQB Powell River from 1983-89 and at CFWB Campbell River from 1989-99.
 
Sharryn Graham

9/12/19 - Radio West reports former CJJR-FM Vancouver morning host Sharryn Graham has died. Her radio career included time at LG73, KISS FM, Mountain FM and morning co-host at JR Country beginning in 1986. She was named On Air Personality of the Year by the BC Country Music Association in 1995. After radio Graham became a corporate trainer and career coach and created a charity to assist Ugandan refugees. Doreen Copeland, Radio West
 
FCC

9/11/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility to Centro Familiar Cristiano for KLSY-FM 93.7 Montesano. Community of License will change to Belfair. KLSY will continue to operate with a different directional antenna with an ERP of 28 kW at 718 meters HAAT at 47° 18' 46.00" 123° 22' 15.00"FCC Data

FCC

9/11/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility to Grays Harbor Institute for KGHE-FM 89.1 Elma. Community of License will change to Montesano. KGHE will continue to operate non-directional with an ERP of .255 kW at 94 meters HAAT at 46° 57' 31.00" 123° 35' 18.00"FCC Data

FCC

9/11/19 - The FCC has granted Special Temporary Authority to Sinclair Seattle Licensee for KOMO-TV Seattle. It authorizes KOMO-TV channel 38 to operate with a reduced facility to facilitate construction of the station's repack facility. KOMO will be moving to channel 30. FCC Data
 
CFAX AM 1070 Victoria 60th

9/11/19 - CFAX AM 1070 Victoria will celebrate its 60th anniversary Thursday with a full day of special programs. Staff will broadcast throughout the day from the main floor of the Broad Street location rather than the usual second floor studio.  Mike Devlin, Times Colonist

FCC

9/10/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Jodesha Broadcasting, Inc. for booster station KJET-FM1 105.7 Aberdeen. Authorized ERP is 1.5 kW directional at -13 meters HAAT at 46° 56' 55.00" 123° 49' 12.00"FCC Data
 
FCC

9/10/19 - Denver Digital Television-owned  Digital Television Translator station KDMD-LD Channel 6 Tacoma has changed call letters to KYMU-LD. The FCC recently granted a CP to increase ERP from 1 to 3 kW. FCC Data
 
Alison Morrow

9/10/19 - KING 5 Seattle Environmental Reporter Alison Morrow is leaving the station to work for the Department of Natural Resources. She's been with KING since November 2013.  KING 5 Video  Twitter Announcement

Cindy Leong

9/10/19 - We have learned the name of another staffer laid off last week from Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver. Reporter turned Assignment Editor Cindy Leong has been with Citytv for several years.

CFAX Sign On

9/09/19 - One of our regular followers has confirmed the original CFAX AM 810 Victoria sign-on as 6:45 a.m. Friday, September 4, 1959 with official opening ceremonies Sunday, September 6 at 12:30 p.m. 1959 Calendar  Original CFAX Announcement

Andrea Macpherson

9/09/19 - Reporter, writer, digital journalist and news producer Andrea Macpherson is one of the staff members laid off last week (9/06/19) at Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver. She has held the position since May 2014.

CFAX AM 1070 Victoria 60th

9/09/19 - C-FAX CFAX AM 1070 Victoria is celebrating its 60th birthday. There is some controversy whether the station signed on September 4 or 5, 1959, when it went on the air as a daytime only operation at 810 kHz, although the Canadian Communications Foundation website lists it as September 4. Puget Sound Radio  CCF History
 
KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes

9/09/19 - Puget Sound Media reports KWLE AM 1340 Anacortes and KRPA AM 1110 Oak Harbor have dropped their automated hybrid folk/ country blues format to air Indian music. Additionally, the FCC has deleted an application by KRPA to operate night hours. PSM News
 
Clay Freinwald

9/09/19 - Seattle broadcast engineer Clay Freinwald reports a number of stations off air momentarily Saturday night due to power interruptions from the storm that passed through. KIRO-FM 97.3 was off air for a time due to a storm-related electrical issue at their studios in Seattle. Several NWPB stations were off air Sunday morning for several hours due to a failure unrelated to the storm. Reports also indicate KBCB-TV Bellingham off air Sunday, but it's not confirmed if it was storm related. Scott Sistek, KOMO News

Vista Radio

9/07/19 - Vista Radio has released four of its senior executives, including company president Geoff Poulton, Vice-president of Content Murray Brookshaw, Human Resources Manager Christine Swain and VP of Revenue & Operations Ddin Morbi. Bryan Edwards, one of Vista’s original founders, will take on the role of acting company president. Vista, with headquarters in Courtenay, owns 43 radio stations and 35 digital news portals across B.C., Alberta, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue 

Bender

9/06/19 - Former 106.1 KISS-FM KBKS-FM Seattle morning host Bender Cunningham is continuing his personal good work raising money for Seattle Children's Hospital and its Uncompensated Care Fund. On August 31 he started walking west from the Idaho state line. At day six he had walked 140 miles and raised nearly $40,000 in donations. His walk is expected to take 22 days to reach Seattle. Bender has generating $16 million dollars in donations over the past 18 years.  All Access Music Group  Twitter Updates
 
FCC

9/06/19 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to M.A.A.P. Foundation for KXPB-LP 89.1 Pacific Beach. ERP will be 100 watts non-directional at 16 meters HAAT at 47° 13' 7.00" 124° 12' 13.00" instead of the previously authorized 17 watts at 71 meters HAAT.  FCC Data

Breakfast Television

9/06/19 - Rogers Media has laid off four staff members at Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver as it prepares to “reimagine” its long-running TV morning show. The show, which launched in 2002, will continue to air as is until September 20 and a new version debuting on September 23. It will include entertainment and lifestyle segments produced in Toronto.   Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

David Bray

9/05/19 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and four other Canadian PPM markets. Numeris Overview

Numeris

9/05/19 - CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 continues in first place with a 17.4 share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for May 27 - August 25, 2019. News/ Talk CKNW AM 980 moves up to second with 11.8 and Classic Rock CFMI-FM 101.1 is third with 10.3.  Numeris Release

Research Director, Inc.

9/05/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive August 2019 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Bro Jake Edwards

9/05/19 - Bro Jake Edwards has now officially retired, hosting his last show for TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver August 31. He has been with the station since 2013, "retiring" last year but staying on to co-host the Saturday midday show, The Bro Jake Show with Gene Valaitis. Edwards spent 47 years on-air across Canada including 17 years at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver.

KNKX-FM 88.5 Tacoma

9/05/19 - KNKX-FM 88.5 will open its new downtown Tacoma studio this weekend. KNKX has spent the past five and a half months transforming the historic building at 930 Broadway into a home for the station. Kate Iida, The News Tribune

Nielsen Audio

9/04/19 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 moves back up into first place with a 6.4 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma August 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 slips to second with a 6.0 share. AC The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 climbs up to third with a 5.4 share.  Radio Online

BJ Shea

9/03/19 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle personality BJ Shea and Dr. Ursula Whiteside, CEO of NowMattersNow.org, will host a two-hour live, commercial-free special, I’m Listening, to raise awareness around mental health and mark the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. It will air nationwide on Sunday, September 8th at 7 a.m. across more than 235 stations. All Access Music Group

Laura Lynch

9/02/19 - Former CBC Vancouver broadcaster and CBC political reporter and foreign correspondent Laura Lynch has been named interim host of the network's national weekday morning current affairs program The Current. She was a national reporter for CBC Radio Vancouver from 1996-99 before taking on international correspondent roles with CBC in 2000.  CBC News

Clay Freinwald

9/01/19 - The September 2019 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 TV repacking, new 5G facilities, station call letters and much more.  September Clay's Corner

KUSE-LD

8/31/19 - KUSE-LD Seattle is now identifying as KUSE-CD and has added Spanish language Azteca on channel 46.1 in 720p HD. Shop LC has moved to 46.4 and channels .5, .6 and .7 have been removed. The station's .2 and .3 channels remain unchanged.

Steve Slaton
Connie Cole

8/31/19 - Three recent exits from Seattle radio include KZOK-FM 102.5 midday host Steve Slaton, who has been a Seattle radio fixture since 1973; KZOK host Connie Cole, who worked there from 1981 to 2006 and later returned as a weekend host; and Luciana Bartes, morning show producer and Public Affairs Coordinator at 95.7 The Jet KJR-FM. Lance Venta, Radio Insight

Steve Raible

8/31/19 - KIRO-TV Seattle news anchor Steve Raible has announced he is scaling back from his positions. He will continue to anchor the evening newscast from 5-6:30 p.m, but starting Monday, Dave Wagner and Monique Ming Laven will be anchoring the 7 p.m. newscasts, and Monique will be anchoring at 11 p.m. KIRO Announcement
 
Ceilidh Millar

8/31/19 - Ceilidh Millar, who left her weather anchor and community reporter position at CHEK-TV Victoria at the end of March for a "new opportunity" with Global News Regina has now announced another new position. She'll be working for the next year as co-host and weather specialist on CTV Morning Live Atlantic. Twitter Announcement

FCC

8/31/19 - KDMD-LD Channel 6 Tacoma has been sold by Denver Digital Television LLC to Seattle 6 Broadcasting LLC for $850,000. The transaction has been submitted to the FCC for approval. TVNewsCheck

CHEK-TV Victoria

8/30/19 - Ten years ago, CHEK-TV Victoria was slated to be the first in Canada to go dark. It was the first private television station in B.C. but was saved by the all out efforts of the women and men who worked there. (Note: CHEK-TV signed on December 1, 1956)  Stu McNish, The Sun

Pippa Reed

8/29/19 - Lead CKNW AM 980 Vancouver morning show producer Pippa Reed leaves to produce shows for CBC Edmonton. The former Australian journalist/ anchor has been with CKNW since December 2017.

Jon Manley

8/27/19 - Former The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle APD/ MD/ afternoon drive host Jon Manley returns home to join Alternative WKQX-FM 101.1 Chicago for APD/ MD/ 7 p.m. to midnight, replacing Walt Flakus, who recently moved to The End. All Access Music Group
 
David Grosby

8/27/19 - The Groz David Grosby is stepping down as a daily talk show host on 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle due to health issues. He will continue doing the 11:45 a.m. segment with John Clayton along with some periodical fill in work. 710 ESPN Release
 
Brandi Kruse

8/27/19 - A lecturer at the University of Washington at Tacoma leveled a sexist smear against Q13 KCPQ-TV reporter Brandi Kruse. After she called out his conduct, many other area reporters shared their horror stories, including one who directly complained to his superiors. Jason Rantz, MyNorthwest.com

George Garrett

8/27/19 - The City of New Westminster proclaimed August 26 as George Garrett Intrepid Reporter Day. The former CKNW AM 980 reporter retired in 1999 after working for 'NW for 43 years, starting out in its original studios on Columbia Street. Theresa McManus, New West Record  George Garrett Facebook

Kerry Marshall

8/26/19 - (Updated) Veteran Vancouver newsman Kerry Marshall has died after a brief battle with cancer. Reports indicate he was recently admitted to Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. Marshall was the familiar voice of news then News Director at CKLG/ CKLG-FM/ CFOX-FM Vancouver from 1974 - 2002. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
 
Thomas Leung


8/25/19 - Multilingual station Fairchild Radio CJVB AM 1470 Vancouver has announced that broadcaster Dr. Thomas Leung has resigned due to "personal reasons". His departure came after Leung caused an uproar with a commentary that seemed to support "white-shirted thugs who attacked Hong Kong civilians" at the Yuen Long transit station on July 21. Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight  Fairchild Facebook Posting

Matt Pitman

8/23/19 - KIRO Radio Seattle Imaging Director & Digital Content Producer Matt Pitman is the new Public Address Announcer for the Golden State Warriors in the San Francisco Bay Area. He's served as the PA announcer for the SuperSonics and The Storm and has been an on-air personality for various radio stations. MyNorthwest

Joel McHale

8/22/19 - Comedian, actor, and TV host Joel McHale will sit in as radio analyst for the Seattle Seahawks' preseason game Saturday (8/24) against the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, CA. McHale, a longtime Seahawks fan and former football player for the University of Washington will join play-by-play voice Steve Raible on the Seahawks Radio Network, headed on News-Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 and Sports KIRO AM 710 Seattle. Seahawks News

Mike Salk

8/22/19 - Following the exit of Ryan Maguire as Director of News and Programming at News-Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle, changes have been made to the cluster's management structure, effective August 26. Sports KIRO AM 710 PD Mike Salk has been named PD KIRO AM, KIRO-FM and News-Talk KTTH AM 770, along with other management moves and changes. All Access Music Group  InsideRadio

Tara Jean and Kiah

8/22/19 - Following news (8/09) that long time radio personality Tara Jean Stevens will join the drive show with host Kiah Tucker this month, she has announced that the new weekday 2 - 6 p.m. show starts Monday on KiSS CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver. The two have previously hosted together in the local market. Tara Jean Tweet

Frank Sasin

8/22/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Frank Sasin died August 8 in Ottawa at age 68. He hosted the nationally syndicated evening program Lovin’, Lyin’ or Leaving on CKWX Vancouver before moving back to Ottawa when the station flipped to an all-news format in 1996. Over the course of his career, he voiced hundreds of commercials, educational training videos, and corporate narrations. Broadcast Dialogue
 
Marni Hughes

8/22/19 - After eight years, Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle evening anchor Marni Hughes has announced she is leaving the station for family reasons. Her last day will be September 11. After that, she says she will be taking time to decompress, spend time with family and get ready to take on her next adventure. Q13 News/ Video

FCC

8/22/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to City of Ocean Shores for KOSW-LP 91.3 Ocean Shores. It is authorized to operate with an ERP of 76 watts non-directional at 33 meters HAAT at 46° 59' 4.00" 124° 09' 9.00". FCC Data
 
Josh Jensen

8/21/19 - ALT 98.7 KYSR-FM Los Angeles Imaging Director Josh Jensen has left the station, which he joined a year ago. Jensen continues imaging with The Mix Group, voicing KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle. All Access Music Group

CRTC

8/21/19 - The CRTC has announced the withdrawal of renewal applications by several southwest BC stations from a hearing scheduled for September 5. The stations are CFPV-FM Radio Ltd. Pemberton, CKPM-FM Radio Ltd. Port Moody, CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. Ucluelet and CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd. Tofino. The Commission states the applications will be rescheduled at a later date. CRTC Notice

Jake Whittenberg

8/20/19 - Jake Whittenberg announces after nearly 10 years at KING 5 Seattle he will be moving into the main morning newscasts from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with Mimi Jung. Michelle Li also rejoins the morning team and will co-anchor the KONG show with Steve Bunin from 7 to 9 a.m. Facebook Announcement

FCC

8/20/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Northwest Indy Radio for translator K262CY 100.3 Olympia. It is authorized to operated with an ERP of 250 watts directional at 270 meters HAAT at 47° 08' 20.00" 123° 08' 23.00". The translator carries the programming of Roxy KRXY-FM 94.5 Shelton. FCC Data
 
Christina Heydanus

8/20/19 - Following recent layoffs of several behind-the-scenes employees at CTV Vancouver, which involved editors and news photographers, it's become apparent at least one to leave the station was on-air. Sports reporter and anchor Christina Heydanus has been removed from the station's website and her LinkedIn profile lists her departure. She had been with CTV since 2010.
 
Tanya Beja

8/19/19 - Reporter Tanya Beja has announced that she is leaving her position at Global BC. No reason has been given for her departure. She's been a reporter for Global since 2010. Twitter Announcement
 
Fran Rayner 1987

8/17/19 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Frances Rayner (nee Combes) died May 22 at age 86. She joined CBC as a film editor in 1954, leaving in 1960 to spend more time with family. She rejoined staff in 1966, again as a film editor, with primary assignment on Klahanie. In the mid 1970s she was promoted to Senior Film Editor working on The Beachcombers. She retired in 1988. Peace Arch News Obituary
 
John Ansell

8/17/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster John Ansell died Friday, August 16 at age 93. He was most recently living in a retirement home in Surrey. Ansell's resume included PD at CKWX, manager at CFAC Calgary and CJVI Victoria, president/ chair of various associations including the BCAB and CAB, and winner of many awards and recognitions. No service is being planned.

Ryan Maguire

8/16/19 - Ryan Maguire, news-talk KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle Director of News and Programming has left his position. He has been with KIRO since March 2018. All Access Music Group

Clark Stahl

8/16/19 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle Chopper 7 pilot Clark Stahl died Thursday at age 72. He was the pilot for more than 30 years and was also an important part of KIRO 7's Seafair coverage. Stahl started with KIRO in the 1980s as a backup pilot before becoming a full-time employee, retiring in 2012. KIRO News
 
CRTC

8/15/19 - The CRTC has approved an application by Fabmar Communications Ltd. on behalf of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group for authority to effect a multi-step corporate reorganization involving the assets of CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack and several other stations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The reorganization will be carried out through a series of transactions. CRTC Release

CKNW 75th Anniversary

8/15/19 - As Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 celebrates its 75th anniversary with special programming all day today, sister station Global BC has aired a number of nostalgic interviews with station hosts. Frosty Forst  Ted Field  Gord MacDonald  Larry Gifford
 
Red Robinson

8/15/19 - On the eve of the 75th anniversary of CKNW AM 980, iconic DJ Red Robinson joined talk show host Lynda Steele for a trip down memory lane, back to 1964 at Empire Stadium when The Beatles came to Vancouver. Lynda Steele Audio

JACK CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria

8/15/19 - CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria goes back to JACK, as it announced its "newish" branding and format at 1 p.m. today. First song played was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. CHTT was previously branded as JACK from 2004-15 before re-branding to KiSS. Mornings with David Larsen & Heather Backman debuts Monday, August 26th. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
 
Paul James

8/15/19 - Paul James will join News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as a part-time  reporter/ anchor. He was previously with the station in the early 2000s and has recently returned to Vancouver after 14 years in Beijing where he was a host for China Radio International.

Florangela Davila

8/15/19 - After being let go as managing editor at Crosscut/KCTS last Friday, Florangela Davila has been hired as the new News Director at KNKX-FM 88.5 Seattle-Tacoma public radio. She replaces Erin Hennessey, ND since 1996, who announced in April that she was leaving. Joel Connelly, Seattle PI

"Hunky Bill" Konyk

8/14/19 - Former Vancouver radio Sales Manager and legendary perogy master "Hunky Bill" Konyk died Tuesday at age 88. He moved from CKY Winnipeg to Vancouver to join CJOR in 1966, becoming General Sales Manager of CFUN from 1967 to '71. Konyk sold his trademark Ukrainian-style perogies at the Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition for 52 years. Hunky Bill Biography  CBC News
 
Willy Percy

8/14/19 - Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver morning show with Willy, Kim, and Alece gets added to mornings at Q107 CFGQ-FM 107.3 Calgary. It debuts at 6 a.m. August 27. Q107 Release  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Kareem Gouda

8/13/19 - Kareem Gouda moves into the overnight anchor role at News 1130 CKWX Vancouver after interning a few months ago. He takes the place of Adam Cooper who is returning to his native New Zealand.

CKNW 75th Anniversary

8/13/19 - There were 150 attendees for the 75th Birthday Luncheon for CKNW AM 980 at Terminal City Club in Vancouver Monday. The luncheon was put together by 'Mr. Fireworks' Ray Greenwood, 'NW PD Larry Gifford, and sponsor and former GM Mel Cooper. Gifford displayed the original 1944 license from the DOT. Speakers included Cooper, Gifford, and Jon McComb, George Garrett and Lynda Steele held an panel on reminiscences about the station's history. Dozens of former staffers attended, including Brian Antonson, along with several politicians and dignitaries. Tributes were paid to the promotion genius of John Plul, who passed away in June. George Garrett, Facebook

Bob Hovanes KISW circa 1980

8/11/19 - Puget Sound Media reports former KISW-FM Seattle personality Bob Hovanes passed away Saturday. PSM earlier reported that he had been released from hospital after being diagnosed with acute congestive heart failure. Puget Sound Media News
 
Femi Abebefe

8/10/19 - Femi Abebefe has announced he is the new Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter at KOMO-TV Seattle effective Monday. He's been a sports anchor/ reporter/ producer/ and play-by-play at KHQ-TV Spokane since September 2016. Twitter Announcement

Ariel Van Cleave

8/10/19 - Seattle-Tacoma market KNKX-FM 88.5 Morning Edition Producer/ Weekend Edition Saturday Host Ariel Van Cleave has announced she has accepted an editor position at WBEZ-FM 91.5 Chicago. She starts September 3, with her last day at KNKX August 23. She began at the station (then KPLU-FM) in November 2015. Twitter Announcement

Tara Jean Stevens

8/09/19 - Following some fill-in work at KiSS CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver, familiar radio personality Tara Jean Stevens will join the drive show with host Kiah this month. The two have previously hosted shows together in the local market.

Freeway Frank & Natasha Gargiulo

8/09/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Freeway Frank and his co-host Natasha Gargiulo have been fired from their morning show positions at Virgin Radio CJFM 95.9 Montreal after a nine year run. Frank hosted shows on CKLG from 1993-94 and CKZZ-FM Vancouver from 1995-2001. Montreal Times  YouTube Video
 
FCC

8/09/19 - The FCC has granted Special Temporary Authority to KIRO-TV Seattle. The STA will be used to "enable continued operation on its licensed channel 39 with the best performance achievable using the current auxiliary equipment during the station’s reconstruction and channel transition" to Channel 23. FCC Data
 
Nadia Romero

8/09/19 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle anchor/ reporter Nadia Romero has moved to CNN after three years with the station. She made the announcement on air that she was leaving Q13 last month. Facebook Announcement

KUSE-LD

8/08/19 - KUSE-LD Seattle is now showing color bars on channel 46.1 and has aired only a blank on channel 46.5 for over a week. The station is down to only two programed channels, where at one time it had seven. KUSE-LD is owned by HC2 LPTV Holdings, Inc. and has a CP to move to RF channel 12. FCC Info

Kevin Getz

8/08/19 - Vancouver-based actor, animator, and producer Kevin Getz gets a new swing announcer position at The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto. He was previously Promotions Manager for CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack and more recently has done swing for CFBT-FM 94.5 and fill-in on CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver.

KISS CHTT-FM Victoria

8/08/19 - Puget Sound Radio reports changes at KiSS 103.1 CHTT-FM Victoria with morning and afternoon show hosts gone. Rumors persist for a format flip to country. PSR News

FCC

8/07/19 - The FCC has issued a License to Cover to Venture Technologies Group, LLC for K24IC-D RF channel 18 Bellingham. The translator moves from RF channel 24 and broadcasts the PBS programming of KBTC-TV Tacoma. According to the KBTC website The Orcas Island transmitter has been on air on channel 18 since July 11 and viewers will need to re-scan to acquire the new channel. The PSIP (channel information) will still display 28.1-28.4 and look like it did before. FCC Data  KBTC Technical Alert

Kevin Newman

8/07/19 - Kevin Newman is leaving his position as host and correspondent for CTV’s W5 to focus on other projects, including a new podcast for CTV News and Bell Media’s iHeartRadio. Newman was Executive Editor and anchor of Global National from Vancouver from 2001-08 before relocating to Ottawa. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Vanessa Doban

8/07/19 - Vanessa Doban will join News 1130 CKWX Vancouver as a part-time News Anchor, working a combination of weekend and overnight shifts. She joins from All Traffic AM 730 CHMJ. Her first day will be August 19th.

Research Director, Inc.

8/07/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive July 2019 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Nielsen Audio

8/06/19 - Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves into first place with a 7.0 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma July 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings. News KUOW-FM 94.9 moves up to second with a 5.5 share and CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 slips to third with 5.3. Radio Online

FCC

8/05/19 - The FCC has granted Special Temporary Authority to KVOS-TV Bellingham to operate at a lower ERP. The STA will be employed for use as an interim facility to help facilitate the repack of KVOS-TV from its licensed channel. FCC Data
 
Jessica Taft

8/05/19 - Sportscaster Jessica Taft leaves KOMO-TV Seattle. She's been a sports anchor/ reporter at KOMO since August 2016 and was previously an anchor/ reporter for Al Jazeera in News York. Puget Sound Media
 
Alanna Kelly

8/05/19 - Puget Sound Radio reports two new adds at CTV Vancouver Island. Alanna Kelly anchored her first newscast last night after moving from Castanet in Kelowna. Also recently added is Brad MacLeod from CTV Calgary. Puget Sound Radio

Joseph Planta

8/04/19 - Major broadcast outlets in Vancouver feature anchors and reporters of Filipino heritage. Jason Pires, Michelle Eliot, Ria Renouf and Emily Lazatin hold prominent positions with mainstream broadcasters. Joseph Planta, Canadian Filipino Net
 
Ted Farr

8/03/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Ted Farr has been appointed News Director of AM 1150 CKFR AM Kelowna, and as of August 6th takes over as the newscaster on the station's The Early Edition. He came out of semi-retirement last September to return to radio news full time at AM 1150. Farr was PD at CKWX/ CJAZ-FM Vancouver from 1981-91. Facebook Announcement

The End KNDD-FM Seattle

8/02/19 - Following the lead of modern rock sister The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle, Entercom’s Alt 92.3 WNYL-FM New York has implemented its own “2 Minute Promise,” guaranteeing it will only play two minutes of commercials at a time. The End implemented its “2 Minute Promise” in 2014 and saw a ratings bump in Nielsen's January-May 2015 PPM survey period. InsideRadio

Estefania Duran

8/02/19 - Estefania Duran has resurfaced as a freelance reporter for CBC-TV Vancouver. She joins a considerable lineup of talent previously with News 1130 CKWX. Duran was also a reporter and Digital Content Coordinator for CKNW AM 980 for three years.

Fitz

8/01/19 - The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle morning host Fitz is headed to the Watershed Camping and Country Music Festival in George, WA August 2-4. He is deploying what he calls “Tag Team 6” for “Operation Neon.” If Fitz or a member of his crew spots listeners wearing the station’s neon swag merch, they can win an opportunity to spend time backstage with Watershed artists in what a station promo calls “another Country bucket list experience.” All Access Music Group

FCC

8/01/19 - The FCC has now granted a Construction Permit to Sunnylands Broadcasting, LLC to relocate KARR AM 1460 translator K253CG 98.5 Redmond from 47° 32' 37.00" 122° 06' 27.00" (Cougar Mountain) directional to 47° 36' 58.00" 122° 18' 28.00" (Capitol Hill) directional and change Community of License to Seattle. ERP will remain at 250 watts, but HAAT will change from 383 to 189 meters. FCC Data

The End KNDD-FM Seattle

8/01/19 - The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle takes top spot among alternative stations. Nielsen examined fall 2018 ratings, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., in the top 150 markets it measures to tab the top 10 for each of three rock formats within their target demos. InsideRadio

Delilah

7/31/19 - Locally-based syndicated radio personality Delilah will be one of the hosts for the 30th anniversary of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, scheduled for September 26 at the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas. She is the most-listened-to-woman on radio in the U.S. with more than eight million weekly listeners across 160 radio stations. Delilah was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2017 and received the NAB Marconi Radio Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year in 2016. NAB Release

Ted Land

7/31/19 - KING 5 Seattle reporter Ted Land was honored Tuesday for his life-saving efforts involving a coworker earlier this year. He was enjoying dinner with colleagues in early March when a former KING 5 reporter, Alex Rozier, started choking. Land had just undergone training from the Red Cross for the Heimlich maneuver. He was given the Certificate of Merit, the American Red Cross' highest award, for his quick action and life-saving technique. KING 5 News

Clay Freinwald

7/30/19 - The August 2019 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 Seattle traffic, newspaper job losses, FCC rules for AM station translators on the FM Band, the number of radio stations in the U.S. and much more. August Clay's Corner

Kalie Greenberg

7/29/19 - Kalie Greenberg recently joined KING-TV Seattle as a reporter from the same position at WMTV Madison, WI where she worked since March 2017.
 
FCC

7/27/19 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KMRE-LP 102.3 Bellingham from The American Museum of Radio and Electricity to Kulshan Community Media. FCC Data
 
CTV Vancouver

7/26/19 - Following reports of layoffs at CTV Vancouver on Wednesday, a statement provided to Broadcast Dialogue reads, "CTV News is expanding its digital operations to ensure we remain a leader across both digital and linear platforms. While some traditional roles have been impacted by the expansion, we are also creating a substantial number of new digital news positions." Unifor, which represents local TV news staff says Bell Media told journalists and field technicians back in May to expect a mix of retraining, layoffs, and new digital jobs, with a net reduction of staffing. Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

CKTZ-FM Cortex Island

7/26/19 - Cortes Island radio station CKTZ-FM 89.5 is asking for help after equipment failure silenced the station from July 11-16. A connection in its transmission tower had become exposed to the elements, becoming corroded and waterlogged. The station is back on air but will need $6,000-7,000 for a new antenna, cables and other gear. David Gordon Koch, Campbell River Mirror

Emily Czerwinski

7/25/19 - Emily Czerwinski is doing summer fill-in at CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver. She was formerly a weekend host at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver until recent layoffs in June.

Simon Druker

7/25/19 - Simon Druker has left his position as reporter with News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver. He has been a reporter, anchor and editor with the station since 2012.

Vanessa Ybarra

7/25/19 - Vanessa Ybarra moves to middays at Pulse 107.7 FM CISF-FM Surrey. She’s been with Pulse since March 2018, managing social media, coordinating remotes and filling in on-air. Ybarra was previously a reporter and weekend anchor at CFJC-TV Kamloops and a VJ and host with Shaw TV.
 
Chris Francis

7/24/19 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle sports anchor Chris Francis returns to the sports desk effective August 2nd. He previously anchored sports at KIRO-TV from 2009-16. He has most recently been a freelance sports anchor in San Francisco. His wife and former KIRO-TV traffic reporter Alexis Smith also returns to the Northwest but will take time off to be with family. Twitter Announcement

CTV Vancouver

7/24/19 - A number of reports indicate layoffs of several behind-the-scenes employees at CTV Vancouver today. As many as six editors and five news photographers were let go, including ENG Operations Manager David Alexander and Senior ENG Chopper 9 News Reporter Murray Titus. Titus has been with CTV since 1997 and Alexander since 1998. Further details as received.

Calvin To

7/24/19 - Puget Sound Radio reports CHEK-TV Victoria anchor/reporter Calvin To has presented his last newscast with the station. He's been with CHEK-TV since November 2016. Puget Sound Radio News

Sara Willy

7/24/19 - Sara Willy joins Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM and religious teaching KCIS AM 630 Seattle as Marketing & Promotions Director, effective August 1. She returns to radio after several years working in theater. InsideRadio

Andy Neal

7/24/19 - CHEK-TV Victoria has announced Andy Neal as the new host of its 30-minute 10 p.m. weekday newscasts. This was one of two daily anchor assignments previously handled by Ben O’Hara Byrne, who CHEK says has accepted another role with the station. Puget Sound Radio

Susan Woods

7/24/19 - An obituary has been published for Susan Woods, who died July 20 at age 66. She was a long time television and radio news broadcaster in Vancouver and Victoria, having produced and hosted the local history show Remember When on C-FAX Radio, which earned a BC Heritage Presentation Award and a Victoria Woman of Distinction Award. Times Colonist Obituary
 
Travis Mayfield

7/23/19 - Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle promotes Travis Mayfield to 4:30 a.m. weekday anchor. He's been an anchor at Q13 since 2016. Facebook Announcement
 
Walter Flakus

7/22/19 - The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle hires Walter Flakus as APD/afternoons 3-7 p.m., effective August 6th. He comes in from Alternative WKQX 101.1 Chicago where he's been APD/ MD/ on-air since 2014, replacing Jon Manley, who exited The End three months ago. All Access Music Group
 
Susan Woods

7/21/19 - Publisher, communications consultant and former broadcaster Susan Fisher Woods died Saturday morning (7/20) at age 66 following a battle with cancer. She produced and hosted the local history program Remember When on CFAX Victoria from 2003-10. Prior to moving to Victoria in 1989, she was an editor for BCTV and a reporter for CKWX and CKVU-TV Vancouver during the 1970s and '80s. A church service is being planned for early September.

CRTC

7/21/19 - The CRTC announced on June 27 that it will hold a hearing September 5 in Gatineau, QC to consider renewal of the broadcasting licences for CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd. Tofino and CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. Ucluelet. Owner Matthew McBride has also filed an application for authorization to change ownership and effective control of the stations to Cameron Randall Dennison. Nora O'Malley, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News  CRTC Release
 
Jack Allen

7/21/19 - Former KMPS and KVI Seattle radio personality Jack Allen passed away July 15th. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date. Michael Easton, Puget Sound Radio  Facebook Announcement

CKNW Vancouver 75th Anniversary

7/20/19 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 will air its 75th Anniversary Broadcast from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 15th live on location from Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster. In addition, the station will hold a 75th Birthday Luncheon August 12th, from 12:00 noon to 1:45 p.m. at Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St., Vancouver. Registration by noon August 9th is required for the luncheon. CKNW began broadcasting in New Westminster on August 15, 1944. Event Details
 
KUOW Battle Tactics

7/20/19 - KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle launches its second season of the podcast Battle Tactics For Your Sexist Workplace with a dozen episodes offering up strategies for how people can deal with sexism in the modern workplace. It's hosted by Special Projects Editor Jeannie Yandel and Podcaster Eula Scott BynoneInside Radio

John Harada


7/20/19 - A Funeral Service and Celebration of Life have been announced for popular radio veteran John Harada, who died suddenly Monday from a bacterial infection in Coquitlam at age 65. He was primarily an Ontario broadcaster, but for the past eight months had been hosting mornings at The New SRQ WSRQ AM 106.9 Sarasota FL remotely from his home near Vancouver. The service will be held Wednesday, July 24 beginning with visitation at 10 a.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services Burkeview Chapel in Port Coquitlam, with a Celebration of Life at 4 p.m. at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. Details  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
 
La Z Logo

7/19/19 - KFNY-FM 102.9 Centralia is now KZTM-FM following the closing of its $3 million purchase by Bustos Media.  Bustos has made the station the primary Seattle signal for its Spanish CHR La Z network.  La Zeta is also heard on KZNW-FM 103.3 Oak Harbor and was previously on KMIA AM 1210 Seattle, which has now become the third affiliate of Bustos Media's Regional Mexican La Pantera network. Lance Venta, RadioInsight
 
Frowty Fower 1963

7/17/19 - A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday for former Seattle radio personality Frosty Fowler, who passed away in April at age 96. 60 to 70 people were in attendance. Jason Remington, Puget Sound Media

Stephen Schlenker

7/17/19 - KGY-FM 95.3 Olympia personality Steven B. (Stephen Schlenker), who announced in early June that he would be off air for awhile for medical reasons, has now confirmed he is retiring, just short of 39 years in the business. Facebook Announcement
 

John Plul

7/15/19 - Canadian Club of Vancouver President Ray Greenwood and former CKNW Vancouver Joy's Journal host Joy Metcalfe are hosting a Goodbye Gala for former CKNW/CFMI-FM Promotions Director John Plul, who died July 8th. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday July 23rd at Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St., Vancouver. An RSVP is requested at mr.fireworks@telus.net

Joe Perkins

7/13/19 - CHEK-TV Victoria welcomes Joe Perkins, who begins anchoring the 6 p.m. news on Monday. Also announced is the expansion of the newscast to one hour, beginning in the fall. Facebook Video

Research Director. Inc.

7/12/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive Spring 2019 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

FCC

7/12/19 The FCC has Accepted for Filing an application by Sunnylands Broadcasting, LLC to relocate KARR AM 1460 translator K253CG 98.5 Redmond from 47° 32' 37.00" 122° 06' 27.00" (Cougar Mountain) directional to 47° 36' 58.00" 122° 18' 28.00" (Capitol Hill) directional and change Community of License to Seattle. ERP will remain at 250 watts, but HAAT will change from 383 to 189 meters. FCC Data

Nielsen Audio

7/11/19 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 moves into a first place tie with Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 with 6.1 shares. News KUOW-FM 94.9 slips to third with a 5.6 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma Spring 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings. Radio Online

Jon Ballard

7/11/19 - Former Seattle radio host Jon Ballard joins Classic Rock KOZZ-FM 105.7 Reno as its new morning host effective August 5th. He hosted several time slots and was Assistant Production Director at KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle from 1987-97. All Access Music Group

FCC

7/10/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Modification to a Construction Permit for KVOS-TV Bellingham.  It will operate Post-Transition on transmit channel 14 with an ERP of 780 kW at 799 meters HAAT at its existing transmitter location on Orcas Island. FCC Data

KCTS9 Seattle

7/09/19 - Journalists at KCTS-TV Seattle and the affiliated online news site Crosscut have told management that they want to unionize and become part of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild. The journalists voiced pride in the news organization for which they work but outlined needs and the pressure of working in an expensive city. Joel Connelly, SeattlePI  Brian Contreras Seattle Times

John Plul

7/09/19 - Former CKNW/CFMI-FM Vancouver Promotions Director John Plul died Monday at Peach Arch Hospital in White Rock. He was hospitalized in mid May with heart issues and had spent the last two weeks in palliative care. At his request there will be no service.  Radio West News  George Garrett Facebook

Riaz Meghi

7/09/19 - Longtime Citytv Vancouver Breakfast Television host Riaz Meghji has announced he is leaving the show. He’s been a host weekday mornings since 2008. Meghji made the announcement on-air this morning, saying he has done all he can with the show and will spend more time with his family. Daily Hive Story/Video
 
Puget Sound Media

7/08/19 - Mike Cherry of Puget Sound Media has released his latest Unofficial “Puget Sound Media” Summer Listening Survey, listing his picks of local and Internet streaming stations. His picks include Jazz, News, Country, Oldies and other formats. View his offering here.

Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle

7/08/19 - Anchor/reporters Alexandra Lewis and Nadia Romero, along with reporter Tatevik Aprikyan leave their positions at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle. Lewis has been there since 2015 and leaves at the end of the month. Romero joined in 2016 and has accepted a position at a network. Aprikyan joined in 2017. Scott Jones FTVLive
 
Elie Savoie 1988

7/07/19 - Former CBC Vancouver executive Elie Savoie died June 28 at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody at age 84. He held a number of positions with CFCR-TV Kamloops (now CFJC-TV) in the 1960s, then worked briefly as a Production Assistant for CHAN-TV Vancouver (now Global BC), before joining CBC Vancouver in 1964. In 1977, Savoie accepted the position of PD with CBC Regina, returning to CBC-TV Vancouver as PD in 1983, working with independent producers to develop regional programming. He retired from CBC in 1987. Sun/Province Obituary

Roo Phelps

7/06/19 - Puget Sound Radio reports fourth generation former Vancouver broadcaster Roo Phelps will host evenings across Bell Media’s EZ Rock radio network, originating in Kelowna, effective Monday July 8th. She most recently co-hosted The Casey Clarke Show With Roo Phelps on New Country 100.7 CIGV-FM Penticton/Kelowna and hosted evenings on CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver from 2006-12. PSR News

Tara Jean Stevens

7/04/19 - Vancouver broadcasters Tara Jean Stevens and Kiah Tucker will do summer fill-in for Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu on the KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning show.  Broadcast Dialogue

AAT-TV

7/03/19 - KZJO-TV Seattle adds Asian broadcaster AAT TV to channel 22.5. AAT TV claims to be the only 24-hour Asian TV Broadcaster in Washington State and Seattle’s DMA. It offers Asian programming in Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese.
 
Jenna Hanchard

7/02/19 - KING 5 Seattle reporter/anchor Jenna Hanchard has announced her resignation from her career in local news and signed off for the last time this week for a new venture in the Seattle area.  She's been with KING 5 since June 2015. Facebook Announcement

Eric Rosado

7/02/19 (Correction) - Eric Rosado has been named PD of Top 40/ Rhythmic KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle effective immediately. He currently hosts p.m. drive and is APD/MD. All Access Music Group

KBSG Seattle

7/01/19 - A reunion of DJs and station personnel of former Oldies 97.3 KBSG-FM was held in Everett in late June. Organizers say the next one will be closer to Tacoma, the birthplace of the legendary station. Puget Sound Media

Bustos Media

7/01/19 - As expected, KFNY-FM 102.9 Centralia has moved to Spanish language programming following its acquisition in early May by Bustos Media from iHeartMedia’s Ocean States Trust. The FCC approved the deal June 19th.
Clay Freinwald6/30/19 - The July 2019 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 current drought conditions, the 2019 National Periodic Test, new locations for KING-FM and KNKX-FM and much more. July Clay's Corner

Eileen Franke

6/28/19 - Former CBC broadcaster Eileen Franke died at home in West Vancouver on June 6 at age 89. She hosted and produced shows at CHCT-TV (now CICT-TV) Calgary from 1956-60, CFCF-TV Montreal as a Production Assistant from 1960-64 and Radio Canada International in Montreal and Toronto before transferring to Vancouver, where she worked as a producer until her retirement. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Sun/Province Obituary

Lynda Steele

6/27/19 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver is hosting a live special dedicated to examining B.C.’s housing crisis on Friday, June 28. The four-hour show, Gimme Shelter: A Real Estate Reality Check will take an in-depth look at the current state of affairs and proposed strategies. From 2-6 p.m., host Lynda Steele will be joined in-studio for the duration of the show by the mayors of Vancouver, New Westminster, Maple Ridge and Victoria. Global News
 
CRTC

6/27/19 - The CRTC will hold a hearing on September 5th in Gatineau, QC to review non-compliance with one or more regulatory requirements by CHMZ-FM Tofino, CFPV-FM Pemberton, CIMM-FM Ucluelet and CKPM-FM Port Moody. The Commission notes the serious and, in some cases, repeated nature of these instances of apparent non-compliance. The Commission will also consider applications by CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd. and CIMM-FM Radio Ltd. for authority to change their ownership and effective control. CRTC Release
 
Joe Perkins

6/26/19 - Puget Sound Radio reports Joe Perkins has been hired away from CTV Vancouver Island by CHEK-TV Victoria News Director Scott Fee. Perkins had been anchoring the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. news on CTV and hosting the Noon Show on CFAX AM 1070. CHEK news anchor since October 2015, Ben O’Hara Byrne has been taken off the station’s website. PSR News

C.C.

6/26/19 - Rock 108 KFMW-FM 107.9 Waterloo IA has hired C.C. for mornings. She has most recently been hosting Saturday mornings at Rock KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle along with imaging and production. All Access Music Group

CRTC

6/26/19 - The CRTC has renewed the license for commercial ethnic specialty radio station CKYE-FM 93.1 Vancouver and its transmitter CKYE-FM-1 89.1 Surrey from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2026. The Commission also approved an application to amend the station’s condition of license relating to the minimum number of cultural groups served and languages broadcast by reducing it from 15 to 12. CRTC Release

Mona Lee Locke

6/26/19 - Former Washington first lady and Seattle TV anchor Mona Lee Locke was married over the weekend to Cory Van Arsdale, chief operating officer at KonnectOne. The marriage took place at the 1,850-acre Kunde Family Winery in California's Sonoma Valley. She was an anchor, reporter and documentary co-producer at KIRO-TV from 2005-07. Joel Connelly, SeattlePI

Adam Cooper

6/25/19 - As his two year visa runs out, News 1130 CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver overnight news anchor Adam Cooper leaves the station in mid-August to return to his native New Zealand. He returns to his former position as news anchor at Newstalk ZB, Auckland. He's been with News 1130 since May 2018.

FCC

6/25/19 - The FCC has granted Assignment of License for KFNY-FM 102.9 Centralia from Ocean Station Trust II LLC to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC.  FCC Release
 
KING-TV Seattle

6/25/19 - KING 5 Seattle adds a National Murrow Award for Back of the Class, a year-long investigation from chief investigative reporter Susannah Frame and special projects reporter Taylor Mirfendereski that exposed widespread special education failures in Washington state. KING 5 Release KING 5 also welcomes its two newest reporters to the fold. Twitter Announcement
 
Drew Horowitz

6/24/19 - After 43 years in the radio business, Hubbard Radio President and Chief Operating Officer Drew Horowitz has announced he will retire at the end of the year. He was promoted to his current position at Hubbard Radio in July 2014, after serving as Executive VP & COO since April 2011. Horowitz was instrumental in helping to grow the company as it added clusters in Phoenix and Seattle. Inside Radio
 
Alex Robertson

6/21/19 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria executive Alex Robertson will be inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame as part of the induction class of 2019.  He was Sports Director at CHEK from 1974 to 2003.  The Sid Thomas Media Award will be presented this year to Robertson for his services to television.  The ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 26.  Kevin Rothbauer, BC Local News
 
Bob Simmons

6/21/19 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for former KING-TV Seattle reporter and documentary producer Bob Simmons, who died June 15 at home in Bellingham at age 88. It is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 30 at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham. Simmons joined KING-TV in 1977 and stayed for 14 years.   Elise Takahama, Seattle Times

FCC

6/21/19 - The FCC has granted a Modification of License to Northwest Rock N Roll Society for translator K266BM 101.1 Olympia. ERP will increase from 10 watts non-directional to 250 watts directional, HAAT remains at 652 meters at existing transmitter location 46° 58' 24.00" 123° 08' 11.00" The translator carries the programming of KGTK AM 920 Olympia. FCC Data

Kathryn Tindale

6/20/19 - Recent Langara Journalism program graduate Kathryn Tindale is joining News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as a reporter and web editor. She also graduated from Simon Fraser University with an English major BA degree in 2015.
 
Larry Gifford

6/20/19 - Larry Gifford, Senior Program Director and Manager of Talk & Talent for Corus Vancouver, has been appointed National Director of AM Radio for Corus Entertainment. He has been Senior PD at Corus since May 2016 and was PD at Bonneville Seattle from 2011-13. Twitter Announcement
 
Russ Walker

6/19/19 - KING 5 Seattle Assistant News Director Russ Walker, an experienced multimedia editor and investigative journalist, is the first executive editor of PA Post, based in Harrisburg, PA. He began in the new position July 15.  Walker has served as KING 5's A.N.D. since June 2016 and has been with the station since 2011. Twitter Announcement  PA Post Release
       
KING-FM 98.1 Seattle

6/19/19 - Classical KING-FM 98.1 Seattle will move to the second floor of Opera Center on the grounds of the Seattle Center in early 2020. The station will help the Opera pay the freight of its $60 million building. KING-FM was created in 1948 and nurtured by Dorothy Stimson Bullitt, the founder of King Broadcasting.  When the Bullitt family sold their broadcasting empire in 1991, the station was not part of the sale and was described as a gift to the community.  Joel Connelly, SeattlePI  KING-FM Release 

Suds Coleman

6/18/19 - Selborne Suds Coleman, who paired with Rick Riley to host Rick & Suds at KJRB Spokane, KHIT-FM, KZOK-FM and KJET Seattle in the early 1980s, died Monday after a battle with cancer.  He was 74.  All Access Music Group  Academic Backgrounder  

Bob Simmons

6/18/19 - Former KING-TV Seattle reporter and documentary producer Bob Simmons died Saturday at home in Bellingham at age 88.  He left KING in 1991 after 14 years of service but spent a quarter century engaged in free-lance journalism.  In 1990 Simmons won a national Emmy for his project on development in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Joel Connelly, SeattlePI
 
JJ Hemingway

6/18/19 - Former Seattle and Spokane radio personality JJ Hemingway passed away Monday at age 65.  He worked at a number of stations during his career including KJR-FM Seattle from 2001-06 and most recently hosted evenings at Shine 104.9 KEEH-FM Spokane.  He also operated JJ Hemingway's Mobile DJ Service.  Facebook Announcement 
 
Douglas McIlraith

6/17/19 - Former CFUN and CJOR Vancouver and CKOV Kelowna broadcaster Doug McIlraith died June 6 in Winnipeg at age 83, after a short battle with esophageal cancer.  He joined CBC Edmonton in 1961, transferring to CBC Winnipeg in 1967, where he covered a number of major events across Canada.  He retired as co-host of CBC Information Radio Winnipeg in 1990.   According to his wishes, there will be no formal service.  Winnipeg Free Press Obituary
 
Peter Stursberg

6/15/19 - Former Vancouver and Victoria newspaper reporter and CBC Vancouver-based news editor then CBC war correspondent Peter Stursberg has been inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame.  He and Second World War correspondent Matthew Halton were posthumously inducted at a ceremony at the CBC Toronto Broadcasting Centre on Friday, just over a week after ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  Stursberg passed away August 31, 2014 at age 101.  CBC News
 
Frosty Fowler

6/14/19 - Arrangements have been finalized for a Celebration of Life for well known radio and TV personality Frosty Fowler, who passed away April 12th in Poulsbo.  It will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16th, on what would have been his 97th Birthday, at Cristwood Park Activity Center Auditorium, 345 N. 190th Street in Shoreline.  Puget Sound Media
 
Lori Matsukawa

6/14/19 - After 36 years at KING 5 Seattle, award winning anchor Lori Matsukawa will deliver the evening news for the final time today.  KING will mark her retirement with an hour-long special at 7 p.m.  KING 5 News  Asia Fields, Seattle Times  Alex Halverson, SeattlePI 

Dave Pratt

6/14/19 - Veteran Vancouver sports broadcaster Dave Pratt will launch a podcast next Wednesday titled the Prattcast at your favourite podcast player and at prattcast.ca.  He was dropped March 13, after almost six years at TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver.  Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Kerry Marshall will co-host.  Patrick Johnston, The Sun  Daniel Wagner, Vancouver Courier

CRTC

6/13/19 - The CRTC has authorized the shut-down of 44 Global TV translators in Canada.  The list includes local stations in Bowen Island, Squamish, Brackendale, Wilson Creek and Whistler.  CRTC Release
 
Nardwuar

6/13/19 - Nardwuar (aka John Ruskin) was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame last weekend and received a star on the Walk of Fame on Vancouver’s Granville Street.  Nardwuar began broadcasting at University of British Columbia campus station CiTR-FM 101.9.  His show has been running since October 1987.  CBC News  Hall of Fame News
 
Breanna Karstens-Smith

6/13/19 - Breanna Karstens-Smith joins Global Edmonton at month end as the weekend evening and late news anchor and weekday reporter. She has been with CTV News Vancouver for the last two years and prior to that was a reporter and producer with CTV Edmonton.

Research Director, Inc.

6/12/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

David Bray

6/12/19 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and four other Canadian PPM markets.  Broadcast Dialogue

CRTC

6/12/19 - The CRTC has approved an application by 0971197 B.C. Ltd. (Roundhouse) for authorization to change its ownership and effective control of CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver through the transfer of all its issued and outstanding shares valued at $600,000 to South Fraser Broadcasting Inc.  However, the Commission has denied a request to amend conditions of licence relating to the broadcast of Canadian musical selections.  CIRH-FM ceased broadcasting on May 6, 2018.  South Fraser Broadcasting operates Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  CRTC Release  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue  

Nielsen Audio

6/11/19 - News KUOW-FM 94.9 moves back into first place with a 6.1 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma May 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings, CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 drops into a second place tie with Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 with 6.0.  Radio Online

Tom Douglas

6/11/19 - Veteran chef and KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle radio host Tom Douglas will open two restaurants in Nordstrom’s new flagship store in New York City this fall.  Douglas hosts Seattle Kitchen with Thierry Rautureau weekends on KIRO Radio.  Tan Vinh, Seattle Times  

Peter Saiers

6/11/19 - Peter Saiers has been named News Director for KING 5 and KONG-TV Seattle.  He has been Managing Editor for KPIX-TV San Francisco for 11 years. KING 5 Release
 
Ann Marie Mulholland

6/10/19 - Hubbard Seattle VP/Market Manager Ann Marie Mulholland takes the opening session as forty broadcasters head to the campus of Central Washington University for the Hubbard Radio Talent Institute over the next ten days.  All sessions are on the CWU campus except for one day in Seattle.  All Access Music Group
 
Lisa Steacy

6/08/19 - Lisa Steacy is joining News 1130 CKWX Vancouver as a web editor/reporter.  The recent Langara College journalism graduate will be working the weekend evening web shift and filling in during the week.  She starts training next Wednesday.  Twitter Announcement
 

FCC

6/07/19 - The FCC has granted an application for displacement by HC2 LPTV Holdings, Inc. for KUSE-LP Seattle.  Channel will change from 46 to 12 and ERP will change from .5 to 3 kW directional at existing transmitter location.  FCC Data 

Estefania Duran

6/07/19 - Estefania Duran is leaving News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver to freelance.  She has been a digital reporter with the station since last July and previously worked as a reporter and digital content creator for CKNW AM 980 and Global BCBroadcast Dialogue
 
Geoff Nelson

6/07/19 - Broadcast Engineer Geoff Nelson has left Corus Vancouver to join BC’s public broadcaster The Knowledge Network.  He has been with Corus since 2006.  Broadcast Dialogue

Don West

6/07/19 - CHEK-TV Victoria news cameraman Don West is retiring after 41 years.  He joined the station as a photographer in 1978 after graduating from Camosun College.  Broadcast Dialogue

David Bray

6/06/19 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and four other Canadian PPM markets.  Bray Overview

Numeris

6/06/19 - CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 takes control of first place with a 17.6 share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for May 27 - August 25, 2019.  AC CHQM-FM 103.5 slips to second with an 11.2 share and Classic Rock CFMI-FM 101.1 moves up to third with 10.5.  Numeris release

Louis Potvin

6/06/19 - Mountain Broadcasting Ltd. founder Louis Potvin died June 2 in Squamish at age 95.  He started CISQ-FM Squamish in 1981 along with its translators in Sechelt, Pender Harbour, Gibsons and Egmont, which were sold to Selkirk Communications in 1989.  Sign-offs, Broadcast Dialogue 
 
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle

6/06/19 - Insiders at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle say the station is launching a new 8 p.m. show in less than a couple of weeks.  News Director Erica Hill sent out a memo saying they are launching the show on June 19th.  Scott Jones, FTV Live
 
KUOW-FM Seattle

6/06/19 - SAG-AFTRA has announced that the bargaining unit at the University of Washington KUOW-FM 94.9, Puget Sound Public Radio, has ratified its first-ever union contract.  SAG-AFTRA’s Executive Committee and the Seattle Local Board also ratified the contract.  Inside Radio
 
Tonya Mosley

6/06/19 - Former KING 5 Seattle reporter Tonya Mosley has been named as the third co-host of the NPR and Boston University WBUR-FM 90.9 program Here & Now.  She was with KING from 2005-12 and also KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle from 2012-14.  She has most recently been a host of Truth Be Told at KQED-FM 88.5 San Francisco.  Her new national show position, which starts on August 5th, will be based in Los Angeles.  All Access Music Group
 

Loos and Sutton

6/05/19 - The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver hosts Casey Jo Loos and James Sutton were let go from the station on Tuesday.  Loos and Sutton, who was also the music director, hosted the afternoon show from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays.  Darcy Matheson, Daily Hive
 
FCC

6/04/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility to City of Ocean Shores for KOSW-LP 91.3 Ocean Shores.  ERP will decrease from 96 to 76 watts non-directional, HAAT will increase from 11.8 to 35.2 meters and transmitter location will change from 46° 58' 30.00" 124° 09' 48.00" to 46° 59' 4.00" 124° 09' 9.00".  FCC Data
 
Tim Leary

6/03/19 - Country WIRK-FM 103.1 West Palm Beach adds former The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle morning host Tim Leary.  He became available when Fitz was added to mornings at The Bull in April.  Radio Ink 

Shane Woodford

6/02/19 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter/anchor and fill-in talk show host Shane Woodford is leaving CHNL AM 610 Kamloops to move to Denmark with his family.  He has been News Director at CHNL since 2016, his second time at the station after a five-year departure to join CKNW in 2011. 

Stephen Schlenker

6/02/19 - KGY-FM 95.3 Olympia midday host Steven B. (Stephen Schlenker) will be off the air for awhile recovering from medical issues.  Jason Remington, Puget Sound Media
David Bray5/31/19 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Victoria and four other Canadian diary markets.  Broadcast Dialogue 
Nick Popham
5/31/19 - KATV Little Rock, AR General Assignment Reporter Nick Popham has left his position and is headed to KOMO News Seattle.  He starts his new position Monday.  Twitter Annoouncement
FCC
5/30/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Modification of Construction Permit to KING Broadcasting Company for KING-TV Seattle.  Post transition, KING will operate on channel 25 with an ERP of 1000 kW directional at 239 meters HAAT at 47° 37' 54.00" 122° 21' 3.00"FCC Data
KING 5 Seattle
5/30/19 - KING 5 lays claim to have dominated ratings in the Seattle-Tacoma market during the May sweeps period, growing its adult 25-54 local share more than any other broadcaster in the market.  KING 5 Release
Nathan Durec
5/30/19 - Recent Langara College journalism graduate Nathan Durec has joined News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as a reporter.  He's been working as a freelance writer since 2008.  Twitter Announcement 
Numeris
5/30/19 - The Numeris Victoria Radio Diary 12+ Survey for March 4 - April 28, 2019 puts CBC Radio 1 CBCV-FM 90.5 in first place with a 19.3 share, Rock The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 15.2 and News/Talk CFAX AM 1070 is third with 11.3.  Numeris Radio Diary Numbers
Grace Lim
5/29/19 - Meteorologist Grace Lim moves to weekends at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle from KLAF-TV/KADN-TV Lafayette, LA where she has worked since 2016 and was previously an anchor/reporter/producer at KEZI-TV Eugene, OR.  DCA Talent   
Jim Hughson
5/29/19 - Former Vancouver sportscaster Jim Hughson will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.  He will receive his award at the Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon in Toronto on November 18th.  Hughson was with the CKNW AM 980 Vancouver sports department from 1979-82 and again as Vancouver Canucks play-by-play on CKNW from 1994-99 before heading to the national sports scene in Toronto.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue    
FCC
5/28/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Alpha Media for KWOK AM 1490 Aberdeen.  The license covers permit no. BP-20140709AAJ to reflect recent repair and modification to tower lighting system by tower owner Vertical Bridge.  FCC Data
KKOL AM 1300 Seattle
5/28/19 - Business Radio KKOL AM 1300 Seattle has resumed full power operation after operating with temporary authority from the KBRO AM 1490 towers with 1 kW day & night.  KKOL will be running 50 kW days & 3.2 kW nights from the KLFE/KNTS transmitter site on Bainbridge Island.  Mike Cherry, Puget Sound Media 
Clay Freinwald
5/26/19 - The June 2019 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 Washington State economy, Emergency Alert Systems, a possible solution to AM radio's demise and much more.  June Clay's Corner
Holly Menino
5/26/19 - KUTV Salt Lake City news anchor Holly Menino joins KOMO News Seattle.  The Washington State University Edward R. Murrow School of Communication graduate has been with KUTV since 2012.  Twitter Announcement
Marco Collins
5/25/19 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle personality and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Marco Collins has taken a break from his show as he undergoes a second round of chemotherapy.  Two months ago, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer which spread to his lower aorta.  Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times 
George Garrett
5/25/19 - Former Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 news reporter George Garrett summarizes his time as GM of CJAT AM 610 (now CJAT-FM 95.7) Trail, BC in 1976.  He was fired after five months but quickly landed back on his feet at 'NW.  A few years later, he became an investigative reporter with an extensive network of sources.  Garrett retired in 1999 at the top of his game and has recently released his best seller, George Garrett: Intrepid ReporterTrail Times
FCC
5/24/19 - The FCC has cancelled the license for Forks Broadcasting's KFKB AM 1490 Forks.  The  station has been silent for over a year and the license is expired.  After many years, Forks no longer has an AM Station and there doesn't appear to be any others in the immediate area.  FCC Data 
Ed Jurak
5/23/19 - A Celebration of Life for Vancouver broadcaster/engineer Ed Jurak will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Strathcona Church, 431 Princess Ave. (Pender & Princess) in Vancouver.  He passed away January 26 at age 75.  Further information
Jason Botchford
5/22/19 - A tribute event for popular Vancouver sportswriter Jason Botchford will be hosted at the Commodore Ballroom on June 20th.  He died last month at age 48 of apparent heart failure.  Botchford was a longtime sportswriter who appeared regularly on TSN CKST AM 1040 Vancouver and was working with The Athletic at the time of his death.  The event will be presented by The Athletic and hosted by Mike Halford and Jason Brough of TSN 1040.  Stephanie Ip, The Province
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
5/21/19 - News/talk KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle put on another unique live event, “Another Very Special Evening With Tom and Curley,” featuring mid-morning talent Tom Tangney and John Curley, along with producer Jacob Rummel at The Triple Door Theatre in downtown Seattle.  The event, held Friday, May 17, also starred KIRO staffers.  Radio Ink
FCC
5/20/19 - The FCC has granted Assignment of License for KTQA-LP 95.3 Tacoma from FAB-5 to The Interest Compound (New Board).  FCC Data   
Peter Boam
5/18/19 - Former Seattle radio personality Peter Boam passed away May 17 at age 73.  Mister Smooth, Peter B started his broadcasting career when The Beatles were still together.  He grew up during the Boss Radio era, attended college in Sacramento, and worked at a number of stations including nine years at KVI Seattle from 1973-82.  bossbossradio.com
Angela Poe Russell

5/18/19 - Angela Poe Russell, Take 5 host at KING 5 Seattle, is the recipient of a coveted Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.  The award recognizes her for on-air talent in the Local Television category.  The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media.  KING 5 News  

Ron and Don
5/18/19 - Ron Upshaw and Don O’Neill, who for 13 years had the afternoon show on KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle, will start doing a weekly one-hour podcast at RonAndDonRadio.com.  O’Neill says he and Upshaw will be talking about their demise at KIRO-FM on their first podcast. The duo have worked together at various stations for two and a half decades.  The Ron and Don Show was abruptly cancelled on KIRO January 10th after 13 years.  Erik Lacitis, Seattle Times    
Wingnut
5/17/19 - Wingnut joins Country The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle as APD/MD and midday host.  He previously was APD/MD and afternoon drive at rival The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 from 2005 until his departure last fall.  All Access Music Group
Maurice Foisy
5/17/19 - A celebration of life has been announced for former CHQM Vancouver personality Maurice Foisy, who died May 10 at age 86.  It will be held at 2 p.m. June 2 at Point Grey Golf Club, 3350 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver.  Sun/Province Obituary 
John LaPorte
5/16/19 - WITI-TV Milwaukee News Director John LaPorte has handed in his resignation.  According to FTVLive, he will be the new ND at KIRO-TV Seattle, replacing Jake Milstein, who left the station last July and is now the Chief Marketing Officer for CI Security.  Scott Jones, FTVLive 
Erin Setch
5/16/19 - Erin Setch has been appointed the imaging voice of Rogers’ KISS-branded stations, which includes, CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver and CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria.  She joins the brand’s other voice Trevor Shand
CRTC
5/16/19 - The CRTC has approved an application by UFV Campus and Community Radio Society (UFV) for community-based campus radio station CIVL-FM 101.7 Abbotsford to operate a transmitter in Chilliwack.  The new transmitter will allow UFV to reach its students, faculty and staff in Chilliwack, as well as the surrounding community.  It will operate at 92.3 MHz directional with a maximum ERP of 4,600 watts at -346.4 meters HAAT.  CRTC Release  Chilliwack Progress
Research Director, Inc.
5/15/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive April PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Amanda Grace
5/15/19 - Amanda Grace is now working as Lifestyle Consumer Communications Manager at Zillow following leaving her evening news anchor position at KING 5 Seattle in February.  A Celebration of Life is planned for Frosty Fowler who passed away last month.  It will be held July 16th, which would have been his 97th birthday.  Jason Remington, Puget Sound Media    
Maurice Foisy
5/15/19 - Maurice Foisy, whose giant pipes resonated from CHQM Vancouver for over three decades, has died at age 86 after several years of serious lung dysfunction.  He was one of the first announcers hired at CHQM in 1959, brought in from CBC Halifax by founder Bill Bellman, staying until 1991.  He became Production Manager and then Program Director.  In later years he worked for CKST AM 1040 and read books for the visually impaired at UBC’s Crane Library. 
Nielsen Audio
5/14/19 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 rises into first place with a 6.6 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma April 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings, moving News KUOW-FM 94.9 into second with 5.7. Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves up to third with 5.6.  Radio Online 
Brittany Moorer
5/14/19 - Brittany Moorer will join KING 5 Seattle as a weekday morning reporter.  She is currently a morning reporter/fill-in anchor at WIAT-TV Birmingham, AL and has previously produced shows in San Francisco.  Scott Jones FTVLive 
FCC
5/14/19 - The FCC has granted special temporary authority (STA) to Trinity Broadcasting to operate Seattle market KTBW-TV at variance by using an interim antenna for its operation on Channel 14 (pre-repack) while a new repack antenna on Channel 21 is installed.  It is proposed to mount an SWR directional horizontally-polarized slotted cylinder antenna at the 61-meter level of the existing 100.6-meter KTBW-DT tower.  The proposed effective radiated power for the facility is 45.75 kW in the horizontal plane.  No change in site location is proposed.  The authorization expires on November 8, 2019. 
Global News
5/13/19 - Global BC won the RTDNA Canada Charlie Edwards award for its coverage of the fierce windstorm that wrought havoc on the Lower Mainland in December in the breaking news television category.  Civic election day coverage on CKNW AM 980 received the Byron MacGregor Radio Newscast Award (large market).  Nationally, Global News won 12 RTDNA awards.  Global News Release   
Bell Media
5/13/19 - CFAX AM 1070 Victoria has won the National Gord Sinclair Award for Best Live Special Event, recognizing their Election Night 2018 broadcast, as well as the National Sam Ross Award for Adam Stirling editorial commentary.  CTV Vancouver News Director Les Staff receives RTDNA’s prestigious President’s Award.  Additionally, CTV Vancouver won four regional awards and CTV Vancouver Island received three.  CTV News Release  CBC and CKNW AM 980 Vancouver also won radio awards.  RTDNA Canada  
Bruce Fletcher
5/11/19 - Former CBC Vancouver actor Bruce Fletcher died suddenly from a heart attack on May 6 at age 68.  He appeared in 32 episodes of The Beachcombers on CBC Television from 1988-1990.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Devlin Funeral Home, 579 Seaview Road, Gibsons at 1 p.m. May 13th.  Devlin Funeral Home Obituary 
Jared Fallon
5/11/19 - KISS FM KBKS 106.1 Seattle has appointed Jared Fallon Program Director, effective June 1st.  He has most recently been PD/afternoons at sister station Q102 WIOQ 102.1 Philadelphia.  He will oversee day-to-day operations of the station’s music, programming, imaging and branding. 
Bro Jake Edwards
5/10/19 - Semi-retired TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver personality Bro Jake Edwards was inducted into the 2019 Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame as Canadian Music Week (CMW) hosted the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Thursday evening in Toronto.  Broadcast Dialogue 
Lori Matsukawa
5/10/19 - News anchor Lori Matsukawa has announced her retirement from KING 5 Seattle.  She will sign-off on Friday, June 14, after 36 years on-air at the station.  During her tenure she served the community on-air and behind the scenes, educating viewers, telling stories of the region and supporting local nonprofits.  Anchor Joyce Taylor will move to the evening broadcast team June 17.  KING 5 News
Bell Media

5/09/19 - Victoria Bell Media radio stations, which normally broadcast from a building immediately east of the old Plaza Hotel which burned down early Monday, have moved their programming to the Delta Ocean Point Resort across the Inner Harbour.  Local programming on CTV2 is also affected.  The hotel fire continued to spread toxic smoke and fumes into the surrounding area.  Puget Sound Radio News

Virgin Radio CHBE-FM Vcitoria
5/08/19 - After testing for several months, Virgin Radio CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria has added HD Radio.  HD2 carries CFAX AM 1070 Victoria and HD3 is TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver.  
JJ Johnston
5/08/19 - JJ Johnston, former GM of Corus Radio Vancouver will moderate a Masterclass Panel Discussion May 9 in Toronto during Canadian Music Week.  Canada’s ratings service Numeris is about to make dramatic changes this Fall to how our diary markets are measured with a move to Continuous Measurement.  The panel of successful programming experts will address some of the key issues facing the industry today.  CMW Release 
Glen Livingstone
5/07/19 - Radio West reports former CKNW/CFMI-FM Vancouver producer Glen Livingstone died yesterday at age 66 after a brief stay at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.  In addition to regular production work, his job for many years was producing Discumentary on CFMI and syndicated to stations across Canada and the US.  More recently, Livingstone managed the magazine department at Chapter's in Coquitlam.  Radio West Posting  
FCC
5/06/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Bustos Media Holdings, LLC for FM booster station KDDS-FM5 99.3 Riverton, south of Seattle.  ERP is listed as 26 watts horizontal and 99 watts vertical at -34 meters HAAT at 47° 29' 10.60" 122° 16' 37.60"FCC Data 
Bustos Media
5/06/19 - Bustos Media has acquired Smooth Jazz KFNY-FM 102.9 Centralia from iHeartMedia’s Ocean States Trust for $3 million.  KFNY becomes Bustos Media’s fourth property in the Greater Seattle area.  Lance Venta, Radio Insight
Don Shafer
5/03/19 - Coming up to the first anniversary of the closure of Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver, Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Famer Don Shafer has been spending a lot of time as a volunteer at Co-op Radio CFRO-FM 100.5.  He's developing a new show The Conversation Lab, set to launch May 12.  CIRH-FM has been sold to South Fraser Broadcasting pending CRTC approval.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue  
Gloria Macarenko
5/02/19 - In December, longtime CBC journalist and philanthropist Gloria Macarenko was appointed an Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian broadcasting and for her charitable work.  She will be recognized at a special event at Terminal City Club on May 15.  The luncheon pays tribute to the 2018 Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia recipients and will be hosted by CBC Vancouver's Stephen QuinnCBC News 
David Hall
5/02/19 - Former KPUG Bellingham broadcaster David Hall passed away April 25 at age 88.  He hosted the Swinging Dave Hall show during his 41 years with the station.  Hall retired from KPUG in 1995.  Bellingham Herald Obituary 
Jason Botchford
5/01/19 - Longtime Vancouver Canucks beat reporter Jason Botchford has died at age 48 due to an apparent heart failure.  He was prominent in the Vancouver area and across Canada for his coverage of the Vancouver Canucks and the National Hockey League for The Athletic Vancouver and for TSN radio and television.  He appeared regularly on TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver, particularly its popular That’s Hockey segment.  TSN News  Patrick Johnston, The Province
Douglas Linn
5/01/19 - Former CHUB Nanaimo and "original" STAR-FM Abbotsford/Chilliwack broadcaster Doug Linn died peacefully April 20 at Chilliwack General Hospital.  He was 79.  Linn was also part of the JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver morning show from 1985-87.  Chilliwack Progress Obituary 
KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle4/30/19 - Washington state’s Public Employment Relations Commission has dismissed a complaint of unfair labor practices filed by SAG-AFTRA against Puget Sound Public Radio news/talk KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle.  Filed in June 2018, the union alleged that the station unlawfully discriminated against employees when it reorganized staffing during its drive-time news programming.  Inside Radio 
Jon Manley
4/29/19 - Alternative The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle APD/MD/afternoon drive host Jon Manley has left his position.  He leaves after five years at the station.  All Access Music Group 

Clay Freinwald

4/27/19 - The May 2019 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 talks about Daylight Saving Time, a couple of low powered FM stations, the Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and much more.  May Clay's Corner
 
Michele Brunoro
4/27/19 - CTV Vancouver anchor/Fraser Valley Bureau Chief Michele Brunoro is on medical leave following recent diagnosis for breast cancer.  She is now at home following surgery and undergoing chemotherapy.  Brunoro has been with CTV since 2000.  CTV News  CTV News Update 
KING 5 KING-TV Seattle
4/26/19 - The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has honored KING 5 KING-TV Seattle with ten 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Of the 16 categories for the Northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington), KING 5 was recognized in 10 categories, including the distinguished award for Overall Excellence.  The KING 5 investigative team received honors for continuing coverage, investigative reporting and news series.  KING 5 Release  List of Winners 
Betty Phillips (Haworth)
4/25/19 - A Celebration of Life has been announced for former CBC Vancouver entertainer Betty Muriel Haworth (professionally known as Betty Phillips), who passed away February 22.  It will be held Thursday, May 9th beginning at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow, at St. James Anglican Church, 303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver. 
KGRG-FM 89.9 Auburn
4/25/19 - KGRG-FM 89.9 Auburn is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its Today’s Rock format with a month-long celebration.  KGRG has been run exclusively by Green River College students since 1989, and lays claim to being the only station in the Pacific Northwest to have helped launch the careers of major artists and professional radio broadcasters over four decades.  All Access Music Group  
FCC
4/24/19 - The FCC has granted a Minor Change to a Licensed Facility to Grays Harbor Educational Media for KCFL-LP 105.1 Aberdeen.  ERP will decrease from .041 to .0078 kW, HAAT will increase from 47 to 103.8 meters above average terrain and transmitter location changes from 46° 57' 2.00" 123° 48' 1.00" to 46° 55' 55.00" 123° 43' 59.00" non-directional.  FCC Data 
CTV Two CIVI-TV Victoria
4/24/19 - CTV Vancouver Island CIVI-DT Victoria will be changing its RF channel from 23 to 28 effective 12:01 a.m. April 29th.  Over-the- air viewers will need to re-scan their TV sets in order to continue reception. Virtual channel will remain 23.1, which will still be used to tune in after the change.  This change is due to the re-packing of channels in both Canada and the U.S.  Reception via cable/satellite will not be affected. CTV Release  
KING 5 KING-TV Seattle
4/23/19 - KING 5 KING-TV Seattle has won a prestigious 2019 George Foster Peabody Award for Back of the Class, a year-long investigation that exposed widespread special education failures in Washington state.  In the multi-part series, chief investigative reporter Susannah Frame and special projects reporter Taylor Mirfendereski uncovered that school districts across the state routinely discriminate against students with disabilities.  Peabody Award Winners  
BJ & Migs
4/23/19 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle extends its relationship with morning show hosts BJ Shea and Steve Migs.  The duo will remain as co-hosts of BJ & Migs weekdays from 5-10 a.m.  Shea and Migs joined KISW in 2006.  Radio Online
Omar Lewis
4/23/19 - Omar Lewis, who has been reporting news at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle for several months, joins Alexandra Lewis weekends on Q13 News This Morning on JOEtv KZJO-TV from 7-11 a.m.  Q13 Release 
The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle
4/22/19 - Following recent changes at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle, the dust appears to be settling as Corey Dillon stays in afternoons and former The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle afternoon host Wingnut gets the midday slot.  The Bull On Air Lineup 
FCC
4/22/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Bustos Media Holdings, Inc. for KMIA AM 1210 Auburn-Federal Way.  Daytime power is 27.5 kW and .22 kW at night at with different directional constants day and night at 47° 18' 20.00" 122° 14' 53.00".  Power is lowered at night with no change to directional pattern.  FCC Release   
Karl Douglas
4/21/19 - Former Vancouver/Victoria broadcaster Karl Douglas has joined up! 99.3 CIUP-FM Edmonton as music assistant and evenings.  He was most recently at Capital FM CKRA-FM 96.3 (now the breeze) and entertained at several Vancouver and Victoria stations from 1991 to 2007. 
Georgina Zadak
4/21/19 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Georgina Zadak died April 6, the day following her 74th birthday.  She was a Television Script Assistant with CBC Vancouver in the late 1970s and early '80s. A private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in North Vancouver on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m.  Sun/Province Obituary 
Tim Leary

4/18/19 - Tim Leary has announced his departure from KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle following a previous announcement that he would move to afternoons.  He joins former Program Director Lisa Adams and morning co-host Karen ‘Red’ Daiss in exiting KNUC, while co-host Claire Beverly will join The Fitz ShowLance Venta, Radio Insight  All Access Music Group
Research Director, Inc.
4/17/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive March PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Nielsen Audio
4/16/19 - News KUOW-FM 94.9 holds onto first place with a 7.0 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma March 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is unchanged in second with a 6.8 share and AC The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 moves up to third with 5.2.  Radio Online
Scott Mahalick
4/16/19 - A more complete picture of changes at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle has now emerged.  Former Alpha EVP Scott Mahalick has succeeded Lisa Adams, who has exited after more than a year as PD.  New Director Brand Content Mahalick spent 10 years with Alpha and has previous programming experience in Seattle and San Francisco.  Fitz succeeds Tim Leary, Claire Beverly and Karen "Red" Daiss, who joined KNUC last February from WUBB-FM 106.9 Savannah GA.  According to VP/MM Ann Marie Mulholland, Daiss has exited the station, Beverly will remain in mornings with Fitz, while Leary is set to take afternoons.  Former afternoon host Corey Dillon will make the move to middays.  Country Aircheck  
KOMO AM 1000 Seattle
4/16/19 - Some shuffling of the schedule at KOMO AM 1000/FM 97.7 Seattle with the new weekday schedule shown on the station's website as: 4:30-9 a.m. Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler; Noon-3 p.m. News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise; 3-7 p.m. Afternoon News with Rick Van Cise & Elisa Jaffe; 7 p.m.-2 a.m. News, Traffic and Weather; 2-3 a.m. First Light; 3-4 a.m. America in the Morning and 4-4:30 a.m. First Light.  Herb Weisbaum is back doing only consumer reports and Tom Glasgow is missing from the list.
Leah Holiove
4/15/19 - Leah Holiove has announced she is leaving her position at Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  She has been there since February 2016, most recently as morning show co-host, and has held positions with several Vancouver stations since 2006.  Twitter Announcement  
Fitz
4/15/19 - Former morning host at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle, Fitz has been named morning host at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle starting Monday, April 22.  He will continue to host his syndicated Sun Broadcast Group shows.  Hubbard Radio Seattle has also named Scott Mahalick as Director of Brand/Content.  Current KNUC morning host Tim Leary is expected to shift to afternoons and current KNUC midday host Seth Hughes moves to mornings on sister station Warm KRWM-FM 106.9All Access Music Group
Delilah
4/15/19 - Following the death of her son over a year ago, Port Orchard resident Delilah continues to be the most listened to woman in American radio.  On any given day, 55,000 people try to call in to ask advice or dedicate a song, but only 80 to 100 actually get through.  Delilah is heard locally from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle.  Julia Duin, Seattle Times  
Jim Hughson
4/14/19 - Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play broadcaster Jim Hughson, who lives in Crescent Beach south of Vancouver, endures the long days away from home as the NHL playoffs continue.  He'll finally get a break in mid-June when the Stanley Cup is awarded.  Hughson has been the voice of the postseason for more than a decade.  Nick Greenizan, Peace Arch News  
FCC
4/14/19 - The FCC has granted a Construction Permit to Jodesha Broadcasting for a new AM station in Aberdeen.  It will operate at 1140 kHz at 46° 58' 19.00" 123° 46' 18.00" with 5 kW non-directional daytime and 2.5 kW directional at night.  FCC Data    
Frosty Fowler at KING AM 1090 Seattle 1963
4/14/19 - Puget Sound Media reports the passing of former Seattle radio personality Frosty Fowler at age 96 at his home in Poulsbo.  His on-air resume included KFIO Spokane, KLOQ Yakima, KING AM 1090 in the 1960s and his most recent gig at KGNW AM 820 in 2006.  Fowler also hosted an afternoon movie and teen-dance record hop show Seattle Bandstand on KING-TV in 1960-61.  A memorial service is planned for the near future.  Puget Sound Media News  Bill Virgin, Seattle P-I 2006 backgrounder           
C-FUN Vancouver Fun Bug
4/13/19 - The former site of the C-FUN AM 1410 Vancouver studio at the corner of 4th Ave. and Cypress St. is slated for redevelopment following approval by Vancouver City Council.  The application was approved at the February 26 regular council meeting.  C-FUN (CKVN 1969-73) occupied the building from 1958-93.  City of Vancouver release 
Inez May Matthews
4/13/19 - Coloratura Soprano Inez May Matthews died March 4 in Victoria at age 95.  She sang on the Vancouver CBC Radio Concert Hall in the early 1940s.  Remembrance and Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels' Church, 4733 West Saanich Rd., Victoria at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.  Times Colonist Obituary  
Bro Jake Edwards
4/12/19 - Four-decade veteran broadcaster Bro Jake Edwards, who has entertained Vancouver radio listeners since moving from eastern Canada in 1996, is among the 2019 inductees into the Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.  He was a morning show ratings leader at Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver for 17 years before joining TSN 1040 CKST AM in 2013.  The awards will be presented during Canadian Music Week at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, May 9 in Toronto.  Broadcast Dialogue Magazine    
The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle
4/12/19 - Alternative The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle will hold its 9th annual Taco Truck Challenge May 4th at Seattle Center.  Food from 15 local food trucks featuring "taco-themed' confections will be available, with a contest to crown the Taco Truck Champion.  Live music will be provided by a variety of local acts.  The End Release
Fred Lee
4/12/19 - Vancouver social media writer/broadcaster Fred Lee has announced on his Twitter page that his 15+ year segment on CBC Radio has concluded.  He has hosted Stepping Out on CBC Vancouver's Early Edition and writes a regular weekend social column in The Province newspaper.  Twitter Announcement  
RTDNA Canada
4/11/19 - RTDNA Canada has recognized journalistic excellence with the winners of the West Region RTDNA Awards of Excellence.  RTDNA Canada Awards honor the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.  RTDNA Release  
Erin Hennessey
4/09/19 - Erin Hennessey is leaving her position as news director at Seattle market KNKX-FM 88.5 to return to reporting and projects.  The public radio station, formerly KPLU, has begun advertising for a successor. Hennessey has held the position since 1996.  Joel Connelly, SeattlePI   
Rebecca Stevenson
4/08/19 - Puget Sound Media reports meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson is anchoring weekend weather at KING 5 Seattle.  She's worked at a number of Seattle TV stations, Al Jazeera network when it launched on cable systems in the US and most recently Q13 KCPQ-TV, until leaving in January 2018.  Puget Sound Media News    
Lynda Steele
4/04/19 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver afternoon talk show host Lynda Steele is one of two recipients of this year's RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award (Western Canada).  The other is Rob Germain, who was News Director of CHEK-TV Victoria for 17 years and was instrumental in the station's survival.  Presentations will be made during the West Regional Meeting at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on April 6.  RTDNA Steele Announcement  RTDNA Germain Announcement  
CRTC
4/04/19 - The CRTC has denied an application by Four Senses Entertainment Inc., operator of CKEE-FM 101.5 Whistler, to operate a transmitter in Squamish.  The Commission acknowledges financial difficulties that CKEE-FM is experiencing.  However, it considers that the application as proposed seeks to introduce a new radio service to the Squamish market and is subject to the standard Commission process.  CRTC Release  
Aaron Mason
4/04/19 - News-Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle has added podcast producer Aaron Mason as co-host with Gee Scott of the 7-10 p.m. weeknight KIRO Nights.  Mason fills the opening left by Zak Burns last September.  All Access Music Group  YouTube Video
Taylor Jukes
4/04/19 - iHeartMedia Y100 WHYI-FM 100.7 Miami has named former Vancouver broadcaster Taylor Jukes PD, effective immediately.  She held on-air and management positions at Vancouver stations from 2009-15 and has most recently been Senior Manager, National Content for iHeartRadio in Toronto.  All Access Music Group  
KISSFM KBKS-FM Seattle
4/04/19 - KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle recently named the winners of Seattle's Funniest Person Contest (3/26/19) and the pair have joined the morning show.  Now a listener named Mikaela Bothel has been announced as the $10,000 winner of the refer-a-friend contest.  All Access Music Group  
Sidney Baron
4/02/19 - Sidney Baron, founder of KLYN-FM (now Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5) Lynden, passed away March 24 at age 88.  He operated a TV repair business which grew into Baron’s TV in Lynden in the mid-1950s, expanding into a background music manufacturing business, and then the radio station.  Lynden Tribune Obituary 
Dave Richards
4/02/19 - Dave Richards has been promoted from VP Programming to Senior VP Programming at Entercom Seattle.  He is one of six executives promoted to new positions, across programming, business development and corporate communications announced in a memo to staff.  Inside Radio 
George Garrett
4/01/19 - Only a month after its release, George Garrett - Intrepid Reporter is flying high on best seller lists.  Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter and author George Garrett shares behind-the-scenes tales of his harrowing, humorous and occasionally humiliating investigative tactics and delves into the sometimes tragic personal details of his personal life.  Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight 
Zann3/30/19 - Coming up on her one year anniversary in Seattle, now doing afternoons on KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.9, Zann is interviewed by All Access Music GroupAll Access Interview
Ceilidh Millar
3/29/19 - Ceilidh Millar leaves her position as weather anchor, community reporter and host of CHEK Around on CHEK-TV Victoria and heads for a new opportunity with Global News Regina. She's been at CHEK since 2016.  Twitter Announcement/Video 
FCC
3/28/19 - The transmitter for translator K253CG 98.5 Redmond has been relocated to the 106.9 tower on Cougar Mountain.  It carries the programming of Seattle market KARR AM 1460 Kirkland.  ERP is 250 watts at 383 meters HAAT at 47° 32' 37.00" 122° 06' 27.00"  FCC Data  A posting on Puget Sound Media announces a format change to oldies/classic hits/classic rock.
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
3/27/19 - On Thursday, March 28th, KEXP-FM 90.3 presents Music Heals: Beyond Cancer, a day of programming dedicated to the power of music and the part it plays for those facing cancer.  From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the stories shared with them by listeners and community members, and feature songs that helped them through the healing process.  Listeners are encouraged to share their experiences with cancer and how music played a part in their lives.  KEXP Release
Clay Freinwald
3/26/19 - The April 2019 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 talks about the coldest February temperatures in 30 years and the snow which restricted access to transmitter sites, a tower collapse in Maine, the latest Seattle-Tacoma market ratings and much more.  April Clay's Corner
KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle
3/26/19 - KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle has announced its two “winners” who will join the Carla Marie & Anthony Show starting Monday, April 1.  Joining are Amber Alabama Cole, who most recently served as midday host at Country Big 95.5 WEBG-FM Chicago and Evan Omelia, whose LinkedIn profile shows that he worked in sales at iHeartMedia Seattle from March 2017 to March 2018 and even made appearances on the morning show when it was on Power 93.3 KPWK.  It doesn’t appear anyone will be receiving the $10,000 bounty for Seattle’s Funniest Person, as both of the new members of the morning show have existing connections to iHeartMediaLance Venta RadioInsight   
Michael Fashana
3/25/19 - Hubbard Radio Seattle has appointed Michael Fashana Director of Sales.  Previously, he was Director of Regional/National Sales at Comcast Spotlight SeattleAll Access Music Group 
Tamara Taggart
3/25/19 - Former CTV Vancouver news anchor Tamara Taggart has been nominated as the federal Liberal Party candidate in the Vancouver-Kingsway riding.  She is a longtime advocate for people with disabilities.  Taggart co-hosted the suppertime news on CTV Vancouver before being released last April.  CBC News
JJ Richards
3/23/19 - The Radio Television News Directors Foundation of Canada has announced the addition of a new national scholarship, the JJ Richards Scholarship, available to a student who is registered full time in their third or final year in a recognized journalism program in Canada.  The award winning newscaster worked for a variety of television and radio outlets across Canada, beginning as a teenage disc-jockey in Brandon, MB.  He was News Director at CKDA/CFMS-FM Victoria from 1974-80 and news anchor/ND at CFUN Vancouver from 1980-98.  He passed away June 30, 2018 in Rancho Mirage CA at age 88.  RTNDA Release
Johanna Wagstaffe
3/22/19 - CBC Vancouver Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe goes on maternity leave after today's broadcasts.  The on-air meteorologist, seismologist and scientist for CBC Vancouver News and CBC News Network's weather forecasts are among the most accurate and detailed in the Vancouver market.
Farhan Lalji
3/22/19 - TSN Radio CKST AM 1040 Vancouver has announced that veteran sports reporter Farhan Lalji has been named BC Lions pre and post-game host.  He's been with TSN since 1997.  Twitter Announcement   
Sam Shane
3/22/19 - News-Talk KFBK AM 1530 Sacramento has named TV news veteran Sam Shane as the new co-anchor of The KFBK Morning News with Cristina Mendonsa starting April 1st.  Shane was an anchor at Q13 Fox KCPQ-TV Seattle from 1999 to 2002.  Radio Ink
Research Director, Inc. 3/20/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive February PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio 3/19/19 - News KUOW-FM 94.9 holds onto first place with an 8.0 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma February 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is second with a 6.8 share and News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.9.  Radio Online
710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle
3/16/19 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle has announced a new partnership with Coaching Boys Into Men.  The sports station and local nonprofit will work together to encourage student athletes, as well as school coaches and athletic department leadership, to participate in the Coaching Boys Into Men curriculum which focuses on youth leadership skills, domestic violence prevention, and healthy relationships.  710 ESPN Release 
Lowell Ullrich
3/16/19 - Canadian Football Hall of Fame sportswriter and broadcaster Lowell Ullrich is the latest victim of cuts at TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver.  He's been with TSN 1040 since 2001 as a BC Lions beat reporter, pre/post game cohost, website contributor and 3Down Radio co-host, and reported sports for the Vancouver Province for 36 years before retiring from the newspaper in 2015.  Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight    
Maninder Gill
3/15/19 - Maninder Singh Gill, former owner of Radio India KVRI AM 1600 Blaine, who was charged in connection with a shooting outside a Surrey wedding nearly nine years ago, has had the charges stayed due to an unreasonable delay.  Keith Fraser, The Province   
TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver
3/14/19 - TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver has announced its new weekday lineup just a day after making on-air staff cuts.  Mike Halford and Jason Brough move from mid-mornings to 6 - 10 a.m.  Don Taylor and Bob The Moj Marjanovich will handle middays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Matt Sekeres and Blake Price air from 2 - 6 p.m.  The schedule is effective Monday, April 1.  TSN Announcement 
Dan Mitchinson
3/14/19 - Dan Mitchinson has exited the morning show at News-Talk KFBK AM/FM Sacramento.  He joined KFBK in 2015 after stints at KXL Portland, KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle and KGA AM 1510 Spokane.  All Access Music Group
Darren Peck
3/14/19 - KING-TV Seattle Meteorologist Darren Peck has announced, "After 7 wonderful months in Seattle with KING 5, I’ve returned home to Northern California and am forecasting for KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area. I’ll be covering weekend mornings for a time and helping out anywhere else they may need."  Facebook Announcement 
Alex Rozier
3/14/19 - After KING-TV Seattle reporter Alex Rozier made the news recently when he choked on food, he has announced on his Twitter page that he is leaving the station.  He says, "At the end on the month I will leave Seattle to start my new job as a reporter for WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas..."  Twitter announcement   
Dave Pratt
3/13/19 - The Dave Pratt-led morning show at TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver has been cut.  Pratt, rotating co-host Dave Tomlinson and producer Curt Appleby were informed this morning.  Bell Media made a series of cuts to several TSN sports radio stations across the country today.  Pratt had hosted mornings on his own since last summer, alongside a rotating roster of co-hosts.  He has been with TSN 1040 since 2013.  Fill-in hosts are expected in the 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot for the remainder of the month with a new schedule expected in April.  Patrick Johnston, The Province  
Larry Brown
3/13/19 - Former Tacoma broadcaster Larry Brown passed away February 6th at age 66.  Known on air as Mason Dixon and Charlie Brown, he also worked at radio stations in Walla Walla, Pendleton, the Tri Cities, Sumner and KIT Yakima.  Puget Sound Media  Edwards Memorial Obituary 
FCC
3/12/19 - The FCC has granted Special Temporary Authority to Inspiration Media for KKOL AM 1300 Seattle.  The STA is for 1 kW day/night non-directional at 47° 33' 52.00" 122° 39' 26.00", collocated with KBRO AM 1490 Bremerton.  It was required to allow KKOL to resume broadcast operations prior to expiration of an STA to remain silent.  Operations of KKOL at the licensed site were suspended on February 28, 2018.  A Construction Permit is in effect for the relocation of the KKOL transmission facilities to the licensed transmitter site of co-owned stations KLFE and KNTS, but local permitting issues slowed the implementation process.  FCC STA 
Tamara Taggart
3/12/19 - Former CTV Vancouver news anchor Tamara Taggart is to be named the Liberal candidate in the Vancouver Kingsway riding for the upcoming Canadian federal election this fall.  A nomination meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 24.  Taggart co-hosted CTV’s News at Six with Mike Killeen until both were let go from their positions last April.   Vincent Plana, Daily Hive  CTV News  
Fitz
3/12/19 - New York based Sun Broadcast Group has added Seattle broadcaster Fitz' Hit List With Fitz to The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle along with The Fitz Show and Nashville Minute with Fitz to Colonial Media stations in the eastern US.  Fitz departed from his morning position at The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 last April after nearly a dozen years.  All Access Music Group 
Scott Fee
3/11/19 - Former CHEK-TV Victoria News Anchor Scott Fee is returning to the station as News Director on March 18.  A broadcaster with more than 20 years experience, he has been an anchor on Global TV Calgary since 2011.  Fee's return occurs in the year CHEK celebrates a decade as an independent, employee–owned station.  CHEK Release/PSR  Global Calgary Video 
Ross Crain
3/10/19 - A memorial gathering has been announced for former Vancouver broadcaster Ross Crain, who passed away suddenly February 24 at age 86.  It will be held March 27 between 2 and 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Kerrisdale, 2490 W. 37th Ave., Vancouver.  Sun/Province Obituary 
Fiona Forbes
3/10/19 - Award winning TV Host & Producer Fiona Forbes joins the team at Global BC.  She's taking over Kaitlyn Herbst's non-traffic related duties as Community Reporter while she is on mat leave.  Forbes was the host/producer of Breakfast Television on Citytv in the early 2000s, a talk show host on CKNW AM 980 for three years and hosted Urban Rush/The Rush on Shaw TV for ten years.  Twitter Announcement   
Betty Phillips
3/10/19 - Former CBC Vancouver entertainer Betty Muriel Haworth (professionally known as Betty Phillips) died at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver on February 22 at age 95.  She is remembered by most for the CBC Radio shows Make Mine Music, Leicester Square to Broadway, Betty Phillips Sings and the folk series CBC television production of Lolly-too-dum.  A memorial service is being planned for the spring.  Sun/Province Obituary
Alex Rozier
3/09/19 - When KING-TV Seattle reporter Alex Rozier recently choked on food, it wasn't his first brush with death.  In December 2017 he got off an Amtrak train which derailed a short time later with multiple deaths and injuries.  Scott Jones, FTVLive 
George Garrett
3/09/19 - Legendary radio reporter George Garrett has released his memoir George Garrett - Intrepid Reporter, which takes readers into some of BC’s most memorable news stories.  His first break in radio came when as a 17-year-old he hitchhiked 400 kilometres to interview for a job at a station in North Battleford, SK.  Dana Gee, Vancouver Sun
Sabeen Habib
3/09/19 - Former News 1130 CKWX Vancouver traffic reporter Sabeen Habib returns to the station Monday.  She’ll do Monday-Friday night traffic after an absence from the station of about four years.
Bill Brubaker
3/09/19 - Puget Sound Media salutes long-time KOMO-TV Seattle news anchor Bill Brubaker.  "Bru" began his 25-year run at KOMO in 1962 and worked as a reporter, writer, editor and news producer, first at KOMO Radio and then in 1965 at KOMO-TV.  Before leaving KOMO in 1987, Brubaker scored numerous journalism awards.  In 1991, he was awarded the Freedom Foundation’s George Washington Medal for Public Communication and in 2017 was inducted into the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications Hall of Achievement.  Ronald DeHart, Puget Sound Media       
John Mair
3/08/19 - Radio West reports former longtime CKNW/CFMI-FM Vancouver engineer John Mair died earlier this week.  He worked at 'NW from 1970 until the early 2000s.  In the early 1970s he spent some time working at sister station CJOB in Winnipeg, helping to rebuild a burned out transmitter site.  In recent years Mair suffered from diabetes.  Radio West News
Bob Addison
3/08/19 - Bob Addison has returned to his producer role on the nationally networked, Corus Entertainment late night show The Shift with Drex, which originates at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver.  Addison has been out the last eight weeks, following surgery and subsequent diagnosis with testicular cancer.   
Alex Rozier
3/07/19 - KING-TV Seattle general assignment reporter Alex Rozier was at a dinner party when he choked on a piece of meat.  Co-worker Ted Land stepped in with the Heimlich maneuver and saved him.  Rozier went on air and talked about his close call with death and urged people to learn how to do CPR/Heimlich.  Scott Jones FTVLive
David Bray 3/07/19 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver:  QMFM grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with a 14.3% share of hours tuned (up from 10.9%).  QM benefited from their usual all Christmas music month. Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 21.9% share (up from 17.9% last time out).  CBC Radio One grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 12.2% share followed by The FOX at 11.6%.  The FOX is out in front for M18-34 with a 17.3 % share of hrs. tuned (up from 15.9 %). When it comes to Females 18-34, QM takes top spot posting a 16.9 % share.  Bray Release
Numeris 3/07/19 - AC CHQM-FM 103.5 moves into first place with a 14.9. share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for November 26, 2018 - February 24, 2019.  CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 is second with 14.3.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 10.2.  Numeris release
FCC
3/06/19 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Continental Broadcasting for Low Power FM KWJZ-LP 107.3 High Rock.  ERP is 0.1 kW non-directional at 30 meters HAAT at 47° 47' 23.30" 121° 57' 39.30"FCC Data    
KIRO-TV Seattle
3/06/19 - The previously-announced sale by Cox Media Group of a majority stake in its TV stations to funds managed by Apollo Global Management has been filed with the FCC.  The buyer is officially listed as Camelot Radio Buyer, Inc., an affiliate of newly-created Terrier Media.  The price for the overall transaction is $3.1 billion, to be adjusted to reflect the equity Cox will receive at closing.  The transaction will see the acquisition of the Apollo-owned and Okemos, MI-based Northwest Broadcasting TV stations, then the Cox TV stations and four Dayton, OH radio stations, giving Terrier Media 25 full-power TV stations, which includes KIRO-TV Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
Michael Mason
3/05/19 - Former Seattle radio host Michael Mason joins a new morning show at New Country KUAD-FM 99.1 Fort Collins, CO beginning Monday, March 11.  He hosted afternoon drive at the former Seattle market Funky Monkey KFNK-FM 104.9 from 2003-07 and more recently handled production and video for the nationally syndicated Delilah show and was night time host at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
CRTC
3/05/09 - The CRTC has approved an application by Akash Broadcasting Inc. to change the authorized contours of the unlaunched commercial ethnic specialty station CJCN-FM 91.5 Surrey.  Average ERP will increase from 290 to 320 watts, effective HAAT will increase from 121.9 to 193.9 meters and transmitter site will be relocated to North Delta on the roof of a 37-floor high-rise.  Akash submitted that the technical changes are necessary because the transmitter site it originally proposed is no longer available.  CRTC Decision  
George Garrett
3/04/19 - Retired CKNW Vancouver investigative reporter George Garrett, is interviewed by News 1130 CKWX morning anchor John Ackermann and by The Commentary’s Joseph Planta on the release of his newest book George Garrett - Intrepid ReporterAckermann Interview  Planta Interview
KONG-TV Seattle
3/04/19 - KONG-TV Seattle has added Bounce TV on channel 16.2.  Bounce is the first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, specials and off-network series.  Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.   
KING-TV Seattle
3/03/19 - KING 5 Seattle reports gains in viewers with a strong February ratings period.  The station also launched refined brand messaging prior to the February Sweeps.  KING 5 Release  
Mira Laurence
3/02/19 - Sportsnet Tonight host and Vancouver Canucks reporter Mira Laurence returns to Vancouver Island to take the position of Director of Communications and Community Partnerships for Pacific FC soccer club.  She was an on-air personality at CTV News in Victoria for 14 years and has most recently been morning show co-host and rinkside reporter for Rogers Sportsnet CISL AM 650 Vancouver.  Adam Chan, Victoria Buzz
Jack Cullen
3/01/19 - Red Robinson salutes long-time Vancouver market CKNW evening host Jack Cullen, who "was completely unorthodox and had great appeal to all non-conformists..."  He describes Cullen as a character and an incredible performer who played the music of Joni James, Frankie Laine and Glenn Miller on his The Owl Prowl program.  He passed away April 27, 2002 at age 80.  Red Robinson Tribute
Danny Holiday
3/01/19 - Puget Sound Media pays tribute to iconic Seattle broadcaster Danny Holiday and his Rock ‘n’ Roll Time Machine.  Holiday got his start at KPUG Bellingham, but made the jump to KOL AM Seattle as part of the station’s Magnificent 7 in 1965.  His RRTM took serious flight in 1985 at Seattle’s KZOK-FM and in 1991 he began a 7-year stint at Seattle oldies station KBSG-FM.  His last gig was a revival of his RRTM as a weekly volunteer host on Everett’s KSER-FM, which drew a faithful audience, contributing to a higher community profile for the station.  Danny Holiday passed away after an extended illness on February 20, 2012, capping a radio and rock music promotion career that exceeded 40 years.  Ronald DeHart, Puget Sound Media
Phil Menger2/28/19 - Former CBC Vancouver reporter Phil Menger died in Abbotsford February 24 at age 71.  The long-time reporter in both broadcasting and print was a freelance public affairs reporter/performer/documentary producer and researcher for CBC from 1971-85.  He was also a volunteer coordinator at University of British Columbia campus radio station CITR-FM 101.9.
Bob Mills
2/28/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Bob Mills is leaving his position at Power 104 CKLZ-FM 104.7 Kelowna, where he has been hosting the morning show for 12 years.  His final day on-air will be Friday, May 10.  Mills started his career at CBC Vancouver in 1972, followed by positions in the Okanagan, Red Deer and Calgary, then back to Vancouver on-air and PD of CFOX-FM 99.3 before moving to CKLZ/CKOV Kelowna in 2002.  Josh Duncan, Kelowna Now  
Clay Freinwald 2/26/19 - The March 2019 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 talks about the severe February weather, the impact on major broadcast transmitter sites and access to transmitter towers and much more.  March Clay's Corner
Ross Crain
2/26/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Ross Crain died from a fall in Vancouver Sunday, February 24 at age 86.  He was on air at CKWX and CJOR during the 1950s before moving to CFCF and CFOX in Montreal.  He also held positions with CBS TV New York,  CTV Network in Canada, All Canada Radio and Television Ltd. and several other broadcast-related companies from the mid 1960s to late '90s, when he returned to Vancouver as a volunteer textbook recorder for the blind and visually impaired.  The funeral will be held at St. Mary's Kerrisdale with an obituary to be published in the Vancouver newspapers.    
Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson
2/26/19 - Vancouver-based Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, former co-host of the national daily The 700 Club Canada, pulled in a surprising 10.7 per cent of the vote in Monday's Burnaby South federal byelection, running for the People’s Party of Canada.  Chris Campbell, Burnaby Now  John Paul Tasker, CBC News 
Dick Williams
2/25/19 - Former CKWX Vancouver Technician/Engineer Dick Williams died in the Penticton Hospital on February 19.  He celebrated his 100th birthday at Cherry Park Retirement Residence last September.  Williams started at CKWX in 1939 and later moved to CFGP Grande Prairie AB.  Puget Sound Radio  100th Birthday Backgrounder  
Tony Antonias
2/24/19 - Friends and former colleagues gathered Saturday at New Westminster's Massey Theatre to pay tribute to retired CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Copy Chief Tony Antonias, who died January 25 at age 89.  The program included music by local singers and musicians, including harpist Lori Pappajohn, guitarist Lucas Mendenhall, singer Steve Maddock and a quartet from the Vagabond Players.  Antonias is credited with composing the Woodward's Department Store’s $1.49 Day jingle for which he was presented an International Broadcasting Award.  George Garrett, Facebook  Sun/Province Obituary       
Ed Jurak
2/24/19 - An obituary has been published for broadcaster Ed Jurak, who passed away suddenly January 26 at age 75.  Despite health issues, he always maintained a positive outlook and buoyant personality.  He enjoyed a long career as engineer/radio personality in Prince Rupert and Vancouver, with ventures into TV and music recording.  A celebration of life is planned for the near future.  Sun/Province Obituary 
KIRO AM 710 Seattle
2/22/19 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle has announced two additions to its on-air lineup: an expanded Seattle Sports at Night and the brand new Seattle Sports SaturdaySeattle Sports at Night airs Monday through Thursday from 7-9 p.m. with hosts Curtis Rogers, Stacy Rost and Jake HeapsSeattle Sports Saturday will debut March 2.  KIRO Release   
Research Director, Inc.
2/21/19 - 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 2/20/19 - News KUOW-FM 94.9 moves into first place with an 7.4 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma January 2019 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5  is second with a 7.0 share and News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.6.  Radio Online
Red Robinson
2/20/19 - Legendary Vancouver DJ Red Robinson is interviewed by Canucks PA announcer Al Murdoch at Elements Casino in Surrey Friday to support the Centre for Child DevelopmentInterview Audio  
Norma Reid
2/19/19 - CTV Vancouver Breaking News Reporter/11:30 p.m. News Anchor Norma Reid returned to the screen last night after several months.  Details of her absence have not been released.  However, she posted on her Instagram page, "I want to thank everyone who has reached out and sent messages of love and support.  What I've been going through is deeply personal and perhaps I will open and share more details with you one day.  For now, I am just grateful for my health, my life and the future."  Instagram Announcement     
Alek Halverson
2/19/19 - Alek Halverson has been named afternoon host and Music Director for The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle, effective February 21.  He will be on-air weekdays from 2-7 p.m.  He moves from afternoon drive host, Music Director and Assistant Program Director for BIG 98.7 KLTA-FM Fargo, ND.  Radio Online  
Ursula Thomas
2/17/19 - CBC solo pianist and accompanist Ursula Thomas died February 11 at age 98.  Many fans will remember her as 'Paulie' on School Broadcasts.  While teaching singing, organ and piano at Jericho Hill Provincial School for the Blind, 'Ursie' established, directed and accompanied Canada's first blind children's choir.  She was the official Accompanist for the Vancouver School Board and was appointed Adjudicator for choral and instrumental competitions held across B.C.  A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. February 25 at Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria.  McCall Gardens Obituary  
George Garrett
2/17/19 - Legendary CKNW Vancouver investigative reporter George Garrett, who retired in 1999, has written his latest book about his life as a reporter.  George Garrett - Intrepid Reporter will be released March 2nd and is available for ordering now at book stores or amazon.ca / amazon.com.  In this memoir, Garrett shares the behind-the-scenes tales of his harrowing, humorous and occasionally humiliating investigative tactics and delves into the personal details of his life, sharing the hardships and resilience that marks him as an empathetic storyteller.     
Amanda Grace
2/16/19 - Yesterday was the last day for KING-TV Seattle evening news anchor Amanda Grace.  She announced on her Twitter page, "...It’s time for me to take on a new challenge and grow personally and professionally."  Grace joined KING 5 in October 2014 from WHDH-TV Boston.  Twitter Announcement  KING 5 Video 
CHEK-TV Victoria
2/16/19 - CHEK-TV Victoria presents the Broadcast Premiere of Us and Them, a compelling documentary that follows four individuals for ten years on the streets of Victoria as they cope, not only with homelessness, but also mental illness and addiction.  CHEK will broadcast and live stream Us and Them commercial free at 8 p.m. February 23.  Immediately following the film, CHEK will broadcast a panel discussion moderated by news anchor Ben O’Hara ByrneCHEK Release
KIRO-TV Seattle
2/16/19 - Cox Enterprises Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement with funds (the "Apollo Funds") managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "Apollo") to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations.  Included in the deal is KIRO-TV Seattle.  Cox Media Group's TV stations serve some of the most desirable markets in the country and reach a combined 31 million viewers nationwide.  Cox Enterprises Release  Scott Trubey, Seattle Times  
George Orr
2/14/19 - Veteran Vancouver broadcast journalist George Orr has been picked by the North Vancouver Green Party to lead them into the 2019 federal election.  “I’m going to be the Bernie Sanders of the Canadian Green Party,” he said. “I am that guy.”  The election is scheduled for October 21.  Orr held several news positions with Vancouver TV stations during the 1980s and was a BCIT Broadcast Journalism instructor from 1989-2010.  He is also an award winning documentary producer.  Brent Richter, North Shore News
Ed Jurak
2/14/19 - Former Vancouver announcer/engineer Ed Jurak, who passed away January 26 at age 75 after battling several health issues over the last few years, is remembered for his "MacGyver-like talent for keeping stations on air".  Before he retired he was chief engineer at CKST Langley/Vancouver and engineer for the CHUM Radio Group Vancouve.  Mike Klassen, Vancouver Courier
Kent Schumaker
2/14/19 - Kent Schumaker joins Vista Radio on Vancouver Island starting March 4 as Regional Content Manager.  He's previously been a weekend, swing announcer and traffic reporter for Mountain FM in Squamish/Whistler; morning show host, Music Director and APD for CKWV-FM 102.3 Nanaimo and was Program/Brand Director for Peace River Broadcasting in Peace River AB for the last nine years.  
Drew Bland
2/13/19 - KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle PD Drew Bland will be featured on a Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2019 panel tomorrow (2/14) along with Nuvoodoo Media Services Pres. Carolyn Gilbert and Warner Music Nashville Chairman/CEO John Esposito.  The three panelists are hoping to garner as many votes as they can for Esposito to win the esteemed title of Supreme and Exalted Leader of CRS50.  All Access Music Group
Emily Griffiths
2/10/19 - An obituary has been published for Emily Griffiths, who with her husband Frank owned Western International Communications, which included Global Television when it was known as BCTV, and CKNW Radio Vancouver.  She passed away January 30 at age 96.  At her request, there will be no memorial or funeral service.  It was her wish that in lieu of flowers, donations to Canuck Place would be greatly appreciated.  Sun/Province Obituary  Vancouver Canucks Video
Mike Cleaver 2017 - Photo courtesy Radio West
2/10/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Mike Cleaver died this morning just short of his 73rd birthday, after fighting kidney disease for the past few months.  His career began at CKOV Kelowna in 1961 followed by positions in Lethbridge, Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Ottawa.  He returned to BC in 2000 and worked for CJNW, CKNW and CTV Vancouver before retiring.  Cleaver was also an accomplished technician and operated Mike Cleaver Broadcast Services for the last 12 years.  There will be no funeral or celebration of life per his request.  Donations in his memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada
Tom Houston
2/08/19 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Tom Houston died on board his sailboat “Toroa”, moored in the Marina at Mazatlan, Mexico on January 22.  He was 85.  After working for CBC’s Engineering Headquarters in Montreal, he took a position as a Senior Technician at CBC Vancouver in 1966, where he stayed for 32 years.  
Virgin Radio
2/08/19 - iHeartRadio Canada announced at 8 a.m. today the re-branding of KOOL CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria to Virgin Radio.  Also announced is a new morning show anchored by Brittany King, who joins Virgin from KOOL FM, and Chris Palliser, who comes from Virgin Radio CFBT-FM 94.5 Vancouver.  The show runs 5:30 -10 a.m. starting Monday, February 11.  CTV News  Mike Devlin, Victoria Times Colonist
KPTZ-FM 91.9 Port Townsend
2/07/19 - Community station KPTZ-FM 91.9 Port Townsend has announced that one of its volunteer DJs has donated $100,000 towards a planned move to Fort Worden.  Last November, KPTZ received a $500,000 challenge grant from the Sage Foundation.  The funds will be used to construct state-of-the-art studios and secure a permanent transmitter site.  KPTZ release  Radio Port Townsend has an application on file with the FCC to move its transmitter to 48° 08' 24.00" 122° 46' 0.00" with an increase in ERP from 2.1 to 3 kW directional and HAAT change from 102 to 101 meters.  FCC Data 
Carmen Cruz
2/04/19 - Carmen Cruz has been elevated from weekends to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday on CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver.  She's been with CFOX since 2014.  Twitter Announcement
Hunter Quinn
2/04/19 - Hunter Quinn, who has been hosting weekends at The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle since his May exit as APD/afternoon host at KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle, is part of the new wake-up team of Hunter & Mollie at Cities KTCZ-FM 97.1 Minneapolis.  He teams up with Mollie Kendrick, who moves from nights.  Lance Venta, Radio Insight  
FCC
2/04/19 - The FCC has accepted for filing an application by Jodesha Broadcasting, Inc. to change community of license for KJET-FM 105.7 from Raymond to Union and move transmitter to South Mountain 47° 18' 46.00" 123° 22' 15.00".  If approved, ERP will decrease from 13.5 kW to 1.75 kW directional and HAAT will increase from 290 to 664 meters.  FCC Data  Lance Venta, Radio Insight
Bob Dearborn
2/03/19 - Former KIXI Seattle staffer Bob Dearborn is credited with writing the widely circulated in-depth interpretation of the lyrics to American Pie by Don McLean about the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper (J. P.  Richardson), sixty years ago today.  More than 100,000 printed copies were sent to all parts of the world.  Dearborn was PD, Music Director and on air at KIXI in the late 1990s.  Ronald DeHart, Puget Sound Media   
Angelo Iacobucci
2/03/19 - Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon to bid farewell to Angelo Iacobucci at a memorial service in Kamloops, seven weeks after he passed away suddenly just two weeks before his 61st birthday.  Although he was based in Kamloops during his 39 years in broadcasting, he was well known to Vancouver radio listeners, as he filed numerous news reports that ran on a number of local stations over the duration of his career.  Adam Donnelly, CFJC Today  
Super Bowl LIII
2/02/19 - Sunday's Super Bowl will likely be the last available in Canada via cable or satellite in its original form, complete with US commercials.  Until 2017, Canadian viewers were blocked from the full US Super Bowl feeds, including the commercials that are often produced specifically for the event, as domestic broadcasters were able to substitute their own versions of the broadcasts carried by cable and satellite.  Since then, the CRTC has prevented simultaneous substitution, or simsub, during the game despite protests from Bell Media and the NFL.  That rule is set to be rescinded by the federal government, as part of its renegotiated trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, but the deal has not yet been ratified.  This year's game is being carried locally on KIRO-TV Seattle, CTV Vancouver and CTV Two VictoriaCBC News  Global News  
Emily Griffiths
2/01/19 - Emily Griffiths has died at age 96.  She and her husband Frank owned Western International Communications, which included Global Television when it was known as BCTV, and CKNW Radio Vancouver.  The family also bought the Vancouver Canucks in 1974.  Frank Griffiths passed away April 7, 1994 at age 77.  Squire Barnes, Global Video 
Kim Martinez
1/31/19 - Entercom Seattle sales executive Kim Martinez has been named Senior VP/Market Manager for its cluster in Portland.  The 20-year industry veteran was most recently Vice President of Digital Sales at Entercom Seattle and was General Sales Manager from 2010-13.  Radio Online 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
1/30/19 - Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. has increased the size of its Board of Directors from eight to nine and has appointed former U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg to the new seat.  Besides its television stations, Sinclair operates three radio stations in Seattle.  All Access Music Group  Sinclair News Release
Nexstar
1/30/19 - Nexstar has identified three stations it plans to sell and 11 other markets where it intends to divest stations so that its acquisition of Tribune Media can obtain regulatory approvals.  At this point there is no mention of Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle, although Nexstar said in the filing that there will be other stations sold to conform to the government national ownership cap, but those stations and markets have not yet been identified.  Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable
Kenny Jones
1/30/19 - Former JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver afternoon host Kenny Jones has announced on his Twitter page that he is back in his home town of Winnipeg.  He joins Rogers Radio sister station KISS CKY-FM 102.3 Winnipeg.   
Clay Freinwald 1/29/19 - The February 2019 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 talks about the January 6th windstorm, access to transmitter towers after storms, local transmitter sites and much more.  February Clay's Corner
Ed Jurak
1/28/19 - Former Vancouver announcer/engineer Ed Jurak died Saturday, January 26 at age 75 after battling several health issues over the last few years.  He hosted weekends and fill-in at CKLG/CKLG-FM Vancouver 1963-66, was on air at CHTK Pr. Rupert from 1966-71 and station engineer from 1976-79.  Jurak was an operator/on-air/engineer at CKO-FM Vancouver from 1983-89, chief engineer at CKST Langley/Vancouver from 1991-2002 and engineer for the CHUM Radio Group Vancouver 2002-04 when he retired.  A celebration of life is being planned for the near future.   
KOOL CHBE-FM Victoria
1/27/19 - Morning hosts at KOOL CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria have been released.  A staff member at Bell Media confirmed to Victoria Buzz that Paul Allen and Heather Palak have been let go with no further explanation.  There are no updates on what direction the station will take next, and whether or not the breakfast show hosts will be replaced.  Brishti Basu, Victoria Buzz 
Jay Michaels
1/26/19 - Former Sandusky Radio Seattle host Jay Michaels, who assisted with development and launch of MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5, has been named PD and afternoon personality at Q97.3 KQHN-FM Shreveport, LA.  He was a weekend host at Sandusky Seattle stations in 2006.  RAMP Radio and Music Pros  
Tony Antonias
1/26/19 (Updated) - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Copy Chief Tony Antonias died Friday at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster at age 89.  He started as a copywriter in 1955, soon moving up to Copy Chief and then Creative Director.  He is credited with composing the Woodward's Department Store’s $1.49 Day jingle for which he was presented an International Broadcasting Award for creating one of the World’s Best Broadcast Advertisements.  The jingle was a great success for Woodward’s for many years.  Teresa McManus, New Westminster Record backgrounder  Former CKNW Investigative Reporter George Garrett Tribute  Robyn Crawford, Global News  Lori Pappajohn,  New West Record
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
1/26/19 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle is one of over 41 stations to celebrate International Clash Day.  The station will broadcast live from Studio 9294 in London from February 4-7, featuring live performances from 16 bands who follow in the footsteps of The Clash.  KEXP will also host a Clash Cover Night at Washington Hall in Seattle February 7 with several local bands.  All Access Music Group  KEXP Release 
Mark Rogers
1/25/19 - Veteran Jim Pattison Broadcast Group sales executive Mark Rogers retires after 44 years in radio sales.  He has been GSM at CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver since 1999 and VP Sales for the JP Broadcast Group since 2014.      
Cheryl Carson
1/25/19 - Cheryl Carson, who departed from the News Director position at KING-TV Seattle two weeks ago resurfaces as ND at WJLA-TV (ABC) Washington, DC.  She begins her new job February 11. Scott Jones, FTVLive 
Research Director, Inc.
1/25/19 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive Holiday PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
FCC
1/24/19 - The FCC has granted a CP for Displacement to Venture Technologies Group, LLC for digital translator K24IC-D Bellingham.  Transmit channel will change from 24 to 18, ERP will drop from 15 to 10.6 kW at its existing transmitter location of 48° 40' 45.00" 122° 50' 36.00" (Orcas Island).  The translator carries the programming of KBTC-TV Tacoma.  FCC Data 
Nielsen Audio
1/23/19 - Following its move to All Christmas in mid November, AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 continues in first place with an 11.2 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma Holiday 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  News KUOW-FM 94.9 is second with a 5.9 share and CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 moves up to third with 5.7.  Radio Online
KNKX-FM 88.5 Seattle
1/22/19 - A new six-part podcast called Forgotten Prison launches this week.  The new show was created in collaboration between KNKX.org and Washington State History Museum and also airs on KNKX-FM 88.5 Seattle starting today.  Radio Ink  KNKX Release
Gulf Islands Radio
1/20/19 - Gulf Islands Community Radio Society has recently submitted an application to the CRTC to re-establish radio service to Salt Spring Island.  The group has submitted a request for call letters CHIR, with the IR representing Islands Radio, to be pronounced Cheer, and would like to include the other Gulf Islands in their coverage.  Intent is to use the same two frequencies as before, 107.9 and 102.1, with transmitter locations on Mount Belcher and Mount Bruce.  That's the same as the previous CFSI-FM, which operated as a commercial venture under two different owners from 2009 to 2015 until its license was revoked by the CRTC.  Gail Sjuberg, Gulf Islands Driftwood  
CKNW AM 980
1/19/19 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced the launch of the second season of Mayors Day at 8 a.m.on Tuesday, January 22.  His Worship Mike Hurley, Mayor of the City of Burnaby, co-hosts The Jon McComb Show, His Worship Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, co-hosts The Simi Sara Show and Her Worship Linda Buchanan, Mayor of the City of North Vancouver, co-hosts The Lynda Steele Show.  Mayors Day will continue one weekday per month, with the next event occurring on Monday, February 28, with future mayoral co-hosts to be  announced.  MMU Release    
Seattle Tower Fire
1/17/19 - Five of the six stations displaced due to the fire that destroyed the Master Antenna at the West Tiger-2 site, resumed operation using a temporary antenna at reduced power around 5 p.m. Wednesday.  iHeartMedia will continue to operate KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 using their auxiliary facilities at the West Tiger-1 Site.  Stations will remain in this mode until the destroyed antenna is replaced, likely this summer. 
Steve Shannon
1/15/19 - Former Vancouver and Barriere, BC broadcaster Steve Shannon (Steven Castonguay) died of cancer December 26 in St-Jérôme, Québec at age 71.  He worked at a number of stations in Montréal, Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary and Edmonton before joining CIMA AM 1040 (now CKST) Vancouver circa 1990.  He also ran a public speaking coaching business for executives in Vancouver.  In 2013, he became the owner of The Bear CHLW-FM 93.1 Barriere, north of Kamloops, until 2017 when illness struck. 
KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle
1/15/19 - SAG-AFTRA has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Northwest Public Radio news/talk KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle regarding the dismissal of seven employees in April 2018.  The claim alleges that station management “interfered with, restrained, and/or coerced public employees” in their right to collectively bargain.  Inside Radio
Katie Boer
1/15/19 - A memo has gone out to staff at Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle telling them that Meteorologist Katie Boer no longer works for the station.  She was arrested after being at a co-workers house for a party in December.  Witnesses said that Boer had too much to drink and was trying to drive home.  Some people tried to stop her and police say she assaulted them.  Scott Jones, FTVLive 
Cheryl Carson
1/14/19 - KING-TV Seattle News Director Cheryl Carson has left the station as of Friday.  She has been with KING-TV since 2012, first as Assistant News Director then as ND since 2016.  No word as to why the abrupt exit.  FTVLive 
Channel Q
1/14/19 - Entercom today launched its LGBTQ Talk/Dance Channel Q on K277AE 103.3 Seattle fed via KNDD-HD2 107.7.  The translator had previously served as a downtown fill-in for Rhythmic Hot AC Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM.  K277AE joins HD subchannels in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, Houston, and Las Vegas carrying the Channel Q programming.  In Seattle the new format will create a competitor to Seattle Public Schools’ Dance C89.5 KNHC-FMLance Venta, Radio Insight
KIRO-TV Seattle
1/14/19 - TEGNA, Hearst and E.W. Scripps Co. each plan to submit bids this month to buy Cox Enterprises' 14 TV stations, according to CNBC.  The privately held radio and TV group has set January 30 as the deadline for final offers for the stations, which include KIRO-TV Seattle and properties in Atlanta and Boston.  Inside Radio
Bob Gillies 1960s photo
1/14/19 - 1950s CJOR and CKWX Vancouver broadcaster Bob Gillies died from cancer December 15 at age 84 in Atlanta.  Following his work in Vancouver, he was prominent at CKGM and CFCF radio and TV Montreal in the late 1950s and '60s before moving to the U.S., where he enjoyed a successful career as a writer and singer of commercial jingles for radio and television, and wrote and performed songs for motion pictures in Los Angeles.  He was an actor and comedy writer for many Hollywood television shows, most notably for Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In in the late 1960s.  Obituary    
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle
1/13/19 - Employees and listeners were caught by surprise by the cancellation Thursday of The Ron & Don Show after nearly 13 years on drive time at KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle.  The staff was notified 11 minutes after the show ended that day at 7 p.m.  Erik Lacitis, Seattle Times
FCC
1/13/19 - The FCC has granted a CP for a power increase to Capstar TX, LLC for KJAQ-FM 96.5 Seattle.  ERP will increase from 52 to 70 kW non-directional at existing transmitter location and HAAT.  KJAQ Application  FCC Data  
KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle

KTTH AM 770 Seattle
1/11/19 - KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle has dropped the Ron & Don Show and is adding a new program hosted by Candy Harper, Mike Lewis and Todd Herman 3-7 p.m. starting Monday, January 14.  Candy Harper most recently served as Ron & Don’s producer, Mike Lewis has served as a reporter and fill-in host and Todd Herman moves over from afternoons at co-owned 770 The Truth KTTH AM.  Meanwhile at KTTH, morning host Jason Rantz will move to afternoons and local Conservative activist Saul Spady, will take over mornings.  KIRO Release 1  KIRO Release #2  KTTH Release  
CHLG-FM 104.3 The Breeze
1/11/19 - New owner Stingray flipped Classic Hits CHLG-FM 104.3 Vancouver after Christmas to 104.3 The Breeze playing Vancouver’s Relaxing Favourites.  On-air staff remain unchanged. 
Tanya Fletcher
1/11/19 - CBC British Columbia has appointed Tanya Fletcher as its new Provincial Affairs reporter.  She has been with CBC since 2016. 
Liza Yuzda
1/11/19 - Liza Yuzda leaves CKNW AM 980 Vancouver to launch a B.C. Legislative bureau in Victoria for News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  Yuzda has been with 'NW since April 2010.  Meanwhile, morning co-anchor Amelia John has left News 1130 for Australia.  As reported below, Amanda Wawryk moves to her position.  
CRTC
1/10/19 - (Updated 01/12) The CRTC has approved an application by ZoomerMedia Limited to change the authorized contours of CHNU-DT Fraser Valley by relocating the transmitter site to Mount Seymour, changing the channel from 47 to 24, increasing maximum ERP from 13,500 to 35,000 watts and increasing HAAT from 346.3 to 625.6 meters.  The licensee indicated that since the current transmitter site at McKee Peak is being decommissioned, CHNU-DT must relocate its transmission facilities. The application would allow the station to transition from channel 47 to 24 to comply with the Department of Industry’s re-purposing initiative of the 600 MHz frequency band.  CRTC Release 
Dave Richards
1/10/19 - KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle PD Dave Richards oversaw the debut of Live Day back in 2016, and has seen it get bigger and better every year since.  Richards took some time out from already preparing for next November's event to illustrate the mentality and preparation it takes to make Live Day unique and special.  All Access Music Group
KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle
1/10/19 - iHeartMedia Top 40 KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle is looking for a PD that can make a creative and defining difference. Experience and success are important.  All Access Music Group
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
1/10/19 - A staffer at FOX affiliate Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle has been fired after the station aired what appears to be a doctored video of President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office.  Q13 news director Erica Hill wrote in an emailed statement, “We’ve completed our investigation into this incident and determined that the actions were the result of an individual editor whose employment has been terminated.”  Christine Clarridge and Ryan Blethen, Seattle Times
Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV Seattle
1/09/19 - There are interruptions to the signal of Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle on translator K42CM-D Centralia/Chehalis as it changes its antenna with weather delays.  The FCC recently granted a Displacement Application for an RF channel change from 42 to 17.  The transmitter site is on Crego Hill.  FCC Data
KING5 KING-TV Seattle
1/09/19 - The 18th annual KING-TV Seattle Home Team Harvest shattered records for the second year in a row, raising 6,795,753 meals for Northwest Harvest, the largest hunger relief agency in Washington state.  KING 5 and Northwest Harvest worked with partners AT&T, Safeway and Albertsons, and WARM KRWM-FM106.9 throughout the months of November and December to collect non-perishable food and cash donations.  This year’s goal of 6 million was blown away thanks to generous donations from sponsors and the community, making this the largest Home Team Harvest yet.  KING 5 Release 
Ria Renouf
1/09/19 - Ria Renouf will shortly be joining News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as its new p.m. drive anchor alongside veteran Jim Bennie. She replaces Amanda Wawryk, who transitions to a.m. drive with John Ackermann.  Renouf was an anchor/reporter at CKNW AM 980 from 2013-18 and most recently Communications Officer for the BC SPCA
Angelo Iacobucci
1/09/19 - A Celebration of Life for legendary Kamloops news reporter Angelo Iacobucci will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2nd at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre.  The event will be hosted by former NL Radio CHNL AM 610 Kamloops Program Director Jim Reynolds.  There will also be a number of speakers and special guests.  Iacobucci passed away suddenly on December 14th at age 60.  Although he was based in Kamloops during his 39 years in broadcasting, he was well known to Vancouver radio listeners, as he filed numerous news reports that ran on a number of local stations over the duration of his career.  Shane Woodford, Radio NL  Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week backgrounder 
Ruby Carr
1/09/19 - Brother and sister former Vancouver broadcasters Ruby Carr and Alex Carr have have now launched their new morning show at The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto.  Ruby was the lead host of the morning show at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver for the past four years.  Alex was midday host at CFOX-FM 99.3Broadcast Dialogue 
Sacred Heart Radio
1/09/19 - Sacred Heart Radio is now broadcasting on KLAY AM 1180/FM 107.3 Lakewood/Tacoma. The FCC granted Assignment of License from Clay Huntington Legacy L.L.C. to Sacred Heart, along with noncommercial educational status on January 3.  Acquisition of KLAY by Sacred Heart for $450,000 was announced in mid November.  FCC Data Puget Sound Media 
CRTC
1/08/19 - CHOF AM 600 Vancouver CP has changed calls to CKSP, the old Summerland BC 1450 calls, no longer standing for Summerland-Peachland, but now Sher-E-Punjab.  According to an application for an extension, CKSP plans to be on the air this March.
FCC
1/08/19 - Two Blaine AM station translators have recently signed on.  KARI AM 550 on 95.7 and KVRI AM 1600 on 105.3.  As expected, both put out fairly strong signals in the Langley-Aldergrove area, basically knocking out KJR & KCMS.  As you get closer to Abbotsford, KJR & KCMS become audible again.  KRPI AM 1550 is the only AM station left in Whatcom County without an FM translator.
Jim Taylor
1/08/19 - Legendary sports columnist Jim Taylor died Monday at his home in Shawnigan Lake, B.C. at age 82.  He covered sports for the Victoria Colonist for 10 years beginning in 1955, for the Vancouver Sun for 13 years, for the Province for 17 years and as a nationally syndicated columnist for the Calgary Sun, before retiring in 2001.  During his distinguished career Taylor was a sports commentator for CKWX and CBC Television Vancouver in 1980 and a regular contributor on the Frosty Forst morning show on CKNW 20 years later.  He was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, the CFL Hall of Fame, received the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster Foundation for journalism in 2010 and a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada.  Victoria Times Colonist  David Carrigg, The Province  
Len Chapple
1/05/19 - Former CBC Vancouver Executive Producer Len Chapple died in Victoria January 2, a month short of his 97th birthday.  He began his long and distinguished broadcasting career at CKMO Vancouver shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War.  His work as an Executive Producer with CBC and other networks took him to the Olympic Games in Mexico City, Munich, Montreal, and Calgary; the first World Masters Games in Toronto and the Goodwill Games in Seattle.  In 1978 he led CBC as host broadcaster for the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.  Times Colonist Obituary
Nielsen Audio
1/04/19 - Following its move to All Christmas in mid November, AC Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 jumps into first place with an 8.8 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma December 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  News/Talk KUOW-FM 94.9 is second with a 6.0 share and Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.7.  Radio Online
Neil Arnold
1/01/19 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Neil Arnold died from cardiac arrest at Vancouver General Hospital on December 12th.  Arnold, whose real name was Neil Waldman, worked as a news anchor at CFUN, CJOR, CKWX and CKO-FM Vancouver during the 1970s and '80s.  He is reported to have been about 74 years old.

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