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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

6/28/10 - 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 February 25, 2019 - May 26, 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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