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Ken Singer
12/08/18 - Ken Singer, Fabmar Communications VP of Broadcast Operations, has retired after five decades in broadcasting.  He started his broadcast career in 1967 in Saskatoon and has held roles on-air and in sales and management.  Singer most recently oversaw the sale of four Fabmar radio stations, which included CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack to the Jim Pattison Broadcast GroupCam Lee, Meadow Lake Now  
Pat Bohn
12/08/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes Vancouver-based consultant Pat Bohn, who co-founded SparkNet Communications and is credited for creating the first JACKFM-branded stations.  He is currently President & Owner of Bohn & Associates Media Inc., which focuses on consulting in the Canadian Radio Industry.  JJ-365 Salute    
Meredith Geddes
12/08/18 - Meredith Geddes has joined The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto full-time as part of the Kolter & Meredith Show.  She had been voice-tracking on The Edge and FM96 CFPL-FM 95.9 London ON, in addition to hosting on CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver since 2015.  Geddes presence on other stations in the network is still to be determined. 
David Bray
12/07/18 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver:  CBC Radio One grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with a 15.6% share of hours tuned (up from 12.3%).  Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 17.9% share (up from 17.7% last time out).  FOX grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 12.5% share (down from 13.0 %).  The FOX is out in front for M18-34 with a 15.9 % share of hrs. tuned (down from 20.8 %).  When it comes to Females 18-34, Virgin takes top spot posting a 14.4 % share.  Bray Release 
12/06/18 - CBC Radio One CBU AM 690/FM 88.1 continues in first place with a stronger 15.9 share in the Numeris Vancouver 12+ PPM for August 27 - November 25, 2018.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 continues in second place with 11.7.  AC CHQM-FM 103.5 is third with 10.7.  Numeris release
Lance Tidwell
12/05/18 - Former The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle PD Lance Tidwell has joined Cumulus Media Detroit as Director of FM Programming.  His responsibilities include Country NASH WDRQ-FM 93.1 and Hot AC WDVD-FM 96.3 after stepping down from his Ops Manager position last month at the Townsquare Media Fort Collins, CO cluster, citing personal reasons.  He was PD at The Wolf from October 2007 - September 2008.  All Access Music Group
John Donaldson
12/05/18 - Former Vancouver broadcaster John Donaldson died November 22 at Vancouver General Hospital at age 90. He starting as the all-night host at CJOR Vancouver in the 1960s, becoming sales manager at CKNW, then at CHQM.  He managed 'QM’s short lived Winnipeg station, and later managed CJOR in the post talk show host Pat Burns era.  Sun/Province obituary  
12/05/18 - CBC has announced it will join at least two other broadcasters in Canada, Rogers Media and Bell Media, who have pulled the controversial holiday song Baby, It's Cold Outside from their playlists.  Most music on CBC is heard either online or over the air on CBC Radio 2, locally CBU-FM 105.7 Vancouver and CBU-FM-1 92.1 Victoria  CBC News
Christmas Holly
12/04/18 - Following the move by Star 102 WDOK-FM 102.1 Cleveland, which bills itself as the city's "official Christmas music station", to pull Baby, It's Cold Outside from its airwaves, Rogers and Bell Media in Canada say they've decided to pull the controversial Christmas song out of their rotations.  Locally, Rogers' Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria and Bell Media's QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 are complying with the deletion from their all-Christmas music formats.  David Friend, Times Colonist  CBC News
The Jet KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle
12/04/18 - The Jet KJR-FM 95.7 Seattle has added the national iHeart radio feed Soft AC The Breeze to its HD3 channel.
Seattle Tower Fire
12/03/18 - Further info has been made available following the West Tiger-1 tower fire on November 8.  These stations are operating from standby transmitters without HD: KSWD-FM 94.1, KJAQ-FM 96.5, KZOK-FM 102.5 and KBKS 106.1.  KQMV-FM 92.5 and KNUC-FM 98.9 were also on the burned tower, but their ownership (Hubbard) ordered new backup transmitters some weeks before the blaze, and those are equipped with HD capability.  A listener reports weaker signals in the northern and southern suburbs for 92.5, 94.1, 96.5, 98.9 and 102.5, which are now operating from Cougar Mountain.  In a report by ERI after inspecting the antenna, it was noted that one of the brass bolts welded to one of the radiating elements had broken due to storm or vibration and fallen inside the fiberglass insulator.  Arcing grew larger and caused a fire to ignite in the plastic radome.  The fire then grew further, melting the ends of the element and the other radomes.  Clay's Corner Backgrounder       
Glenn Beck
12/03/18 - TheBlaze and CRTV, two of the largest online conservative media organizations, announced on Monday that they had merged to form a new company called Blaze Media, representing one of the most sizable consolidations to take place in right-wing media.  Former Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Seattle broadcaster Glenn Beck is the founder of TheBlaze.  Now that the two organizations have joined forces, Blaze Media will be one of the largest carriers of on-demand conservative media content on the Internet.  Oliver Darcy, CNN
Nexstar Media Group
12/03/18 - Nexstar Media Group has announced it will buy Tribune Media's 42 television stations and cable network in a deal that includes $4.1 billion in cash, along with the assumption of debt. The merger, worth $6.4 billion, will form the nation's largest TV station company.  Pending FCC approval, the combined Nexstar-Tribune company will own more than 200 TV stations, which includes Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle, and cover 39% of US households.  Q13 News  Nexstar Release
Jon McComb
12/02/18 - On December 1st, Jon McComb celebrated his 35th anniversary with CKNW AM 980 Vancouver, with the last five hosting the morning show.  His morning show team includes producer Pippa Reed, co-host Niki Reitmayer and tech producer Greg Schott.  Sandra Thomas,  Vancouver Courier
Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria
12/02/18 - Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria moved to all Christmas Friday at 9:05 a.m., playing the 1978 release Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord by Boney M.
KBRC AM 1430 Mt. Vernon
12/01/18 - Classic Rock KBRC AM 1430 Mt. Vernon has updated its ID to "The New KBRC-FM 102.9 FM, 1430 AM The Brick", identifying with its translator frequency first, as are many AM stations with translators.
Santa FM KPLZ 101.5 Seattle
11/30/18 - STAR 101.5 KPLZ-FM Seattle made the switch to Santa FM just after 5 p.m. today with a mention a few minutes later on KOMO-TV.  First song played was All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey.
Peter Diemer
11/30/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes Peter Diemer, MCA Records Promotion Rep. for B.C. in the 1980s, when CFOX was gaining fame, LG73 and CFUN were battling it out, and CFMI was "making some serious noise too".  Diemier is currently Managing Partner at MajikBus Entertainment Inc. in Vancouver.  JJ-365 Salute
Research Director, Inc.
11/30/18 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive November PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Elisa Hahn
11/30/18 - KING-TV Seattle reporter Elisa Hahn has announced her departure.  She says on her Twitter page, "I have been craving a new adventure.  To stretch a new muscle and learn something new."  She has been with KING 5 since 1996.  Twitter Announcement  
Nielsen Audio
11/29/18 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 holds onto first place  with a 6.6 share in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma November 2018 Portable People Meter 6+ ratings.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 remains in second place with 6.0.  News KUOW-FM 94.9 is third with a 5.8 shareRadio Online
Rob Fai
11/29/18 - Vancouver sports broadcaster Rob Fai has announced on his Twitter page that he is returning to the air following a health issue a few months ago.  He has been the Vancouver Canadians play-by-play announcer since 2007.  Twitter Announcement 
11/29/18 (Corrected) - The Numeris Victoria Radio Diary 12+ Survey for September 3 - October 28 puts CBC Radio 1 CBCV-FM 90.5 in first place with a 21.5 share, Rock The Q CKKQ-FM 100.3 is second with 15.6 and News/Talk CFAX AM 1070 is third with 10.1.  Numeris Radio Diary Numbers 
The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle
11/29/18 - One year after The Bull KNUC-FM 98.9 Seattle moved to a country music format, the Seattle Times music writer looks at how it compares to established The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times 
Scotty VanDryver
11/28/18 - KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham Brand Manager Scotty VanDryver clarifies the station's programming during the holidays.  "From now through December 13th, we are playing Christmas music during our Christmas Nights feature each weeknight from 8 p.m.-midnight AND on Saturdays and Sundays as part of our Holiday Shopping Weekends.  The rest of the day is our regular programming.  On December 14th, we will flip to all Christmas music as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Music.”  Puget Sound Media 
KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham
11/27/18 - Saga Communications VP/Programming Bob Lawrence tells All Access Music Group that AC KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham has "always done Christmas weekends and nights and waited to go all-Christmas until 12 days before ... we haven't started all-Christmas yet."  All Access 
Clay Freinwald
11/27/18 - The December 2018 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 provides a description and photos of the Master FM Antenna being destroyed at West Tiger-2, Nielsen market rankings, the increase in robocalls and much more.  December Clay's Corner
Dennis Shannon
11/27/18 - Longtime Tri-Cities broadcaster Dennis Shannon has died at age 68.  He was found deceased at his home in Pasco Monday morning where he is believed to have died a couple of weeks earlier from natural causes.  Shannon was best known as an anchor and reporter for KONA AM 610 Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, where he worked for more than 17 years.  He was born and raised in Seattle before attending Washington State University and holding radio jobs in Bellevue, Everett and KOMO Seattle.  Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald 
Morgan Chesky
11/26/18 - KOMO-TV Seattle award winning anchor/reporter Morgan Chesky leaves to join NBC News as a national correspondent in December.  He joined KOMO in February 2016 and has been weekday evening anchor since January 2017.  Twitter Announcement  
KING 5 70th Anniversary
11/26/18 - For viewers who missed the KING 5 70th Anniversary Special, which was broadcast Sunday at 9:30 p.m., it has been uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed online.  Anchor Lori Matsukawa led the month-long project, which included historical segments by anchor Joyce Taylor and stories on the role of trailblazing women at KING 5.  YouTube Video
11/26/18 - The CRTC has received an application to transfer the shares of commercial specialty radio station CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver to South Fraser Broadcasting Inc.  Value of the shares is listed as $600,000.  South Fraser is a Corporation that is wholly owned and controlled by Sukhvinder Singh Badh, operator of CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  CIRH-FM ceased broadcasting on May 6, 2018 as shareholders could no longer support it financially.  CRTC Release  
Jim Trapp
11/26/18 - Veteran radio programmer Jim Trapp passed away Friday in Seattle after a battle with cancer.  He joined JACK-FM KJAQ-FM 96.5 Seattle in December 2011 and was appointed Operations Manager for the Townsquare Media cluster in Yakima in November 2017.  Radio Ink
Natalie Brand
11/26/18 - KING-TV political reporter Natalie Brand has left the station (11/15 below) to try her hand at political reporting in Washington D.C.  She is being replaced by lead reporter Chris Daniels, with KING 5 advertising its commitment to continue a tradition of tough political reporting that dates back a half-century.  Brand will initially work in D.C. on a TVW program called Washington to WashingtonJoel Connelly, Seattle PI 
Christmas Holly
11/25/18 (Updated) - KAFE-FM 104.1 Bellingham is the latest Northwest station to move to an all-Christmas music format, but just for the weekend until a flip back in December.  (It switched back to its regular format almost right away.)
KING-TV Seattle
11/24/18 - KING-TV Seattle is scheduled to run its 70th Anniversary Special at 9:30 p.m. Sunday (11/25) in celebration of the station's sign-on November 25, 1948.  KING 5 News 
Christmas Holly
11/24/18 (Updated) - The Sound KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle moves to The Sound of Christmas (and then switches back).  Meanwhile STAR KPLZ-FM 101.5 Seattle has announced it will make the move to Santa FM on Friday, November 30.      
Jeff Palmer
11/23/18 - Former long-time Vancouver broadcaster Jeff Palmer has been recognized with a meritorious award at the 37th Annual Police Honours Night at Government House in Victoria.  The award was for outstanding commitment and dedication to policing by the now Constable Jeffrey Palmer, who was a news reporter/anchor and later senior editor at News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver from 1987-2002 before joining the West Vancouver Police DepartmentBC Gov News 
Christmas Holly
11/23/18 - Two more stations make the change to Christmas music.  Praise KWPZ-FM 106.5 Lynden made the change just before 6 p.m. Thursday and KIXI AM 880 Seattle made the flip at 9 a.m. today.
Christmas Holly
11/22/18 - Christmas music comes to local stations.  Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle begins at 4 p.m. today, QMFM CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver moves to All-Christmas Friday at 9 a.m. and Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey goes Home for the Holidays also on Friday.  
CBU AM 690 Vancouver
11/22/18 - After a number of months of testing, CBU AM 690 Vancouver is now broadcasting full time at it new power of 25,000 watts.  Its CBC Radio One programming is also carried at FM 88.1 where it is now considered to be the primary service. 
Amanda Wawryk
11/22/18 - Amanda Wawryk joins John Ackermann as co-anchor on the News 1130 CKWX-AM Vancouver morning show, starting in January.  She has been with News 1130 since 2007, and afternoon co-anchor since 2016.
JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver
11/21/18 - JRfm CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver has re-branded to 93.7 JR Country.  The station has also changed its web address to
Kaci Aitchison
11/21/18 - Former Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle anchor/reporter Kaci Aitchison has recently resurfaced at KING-TV.  She is hosting segments on KING 5's Take 5.  Aitchison announced back in early March that she was leaving Q13 to focus on her new baby.  She joined the Q13 news team in August 2009. 
KLAY AM 1180
11/21/18 - As reported here on 11/15, Sacred Heart Radio has filed a $450,000 deal to buy Olympia market KLAY-AM 1180 from Clay Huntington Legacy.  The deal also includes the Lakewood-licensed translator K297CA at 107.3 FM.  Sacred Heart Radio will convert KLAY to a noncommercial station.  It already owns religious KBLE AM 1050 Seattle and KBUP AM 1240 Olympia.  KLAY will help fill in KBLE’s coverage of the northern part of the market and KBUP’s southern coverage.  The sale includes a $300,000 promissory note.  The filing says if the FCC requires the FM translator to sign-off within three months of closing, the purchase price will be reduced by $100,000.  Inside Radio
Julio Pastora
11/21/18 (Updated) - Former Vancouver radio and TV producer Julio Pastora died November 18 at age 41.  The 2001 BCIT journalism/technician graduate was the producer of a number of shows on CKNW AM 980 from 2000-06 and a news producer at Global BC from 2006-15.  Pastora was most recently Events Coordinator and Online Content Editor for the Government of British Columbia.   
Don Shafer
11/21/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes veteran broadcaster Don Shafer, who was program director at CKLG-FM/CFOX-FM then CFMI-FM Vancouver during the '79s and 80s.  Shafer was also President & CEO of Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver from 2014-18.  JJ-365 Salute
11/20/18 - Once again, CBC Vancouver is holding its Open House & Food Bank Day.  It will be held December 7 at the CBC Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver.  It's open to the public for tours of the radio and television studios and newsrooms, to meet local CBC journalists and to support British Columbians who rely on food banks.  CBC Info 
Dan McAllister
11/20/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes long-time CKKQ-FM/CJZN-FM Victoria GM Dan McAllister.  McAllister retired in June 2014 after 27 years in the position.  During his career he worked at a number of stations including stops in Vancouver.  JJ-365 Salute
11/20/18 - Centro Familiar Cristiano has filed an application with the FCC to change Community of License for KLSY-FM 93.7 from Montesano to Belfair.  Belfair is located about 10 miles southwest of Bremerton.  FCC Info 
Lynn Colliar
11/20/18 - Global BC sports anchor Jay Janower, who worked with weekend anchor Lynn Colliar for 25 years, bid his former colleague a fond farewell during an address Sunday on Global News at Noon.  Colliar announced her departure last week on her Twitter page.  Vancouver Sun Video
KBRC Mt. Vernon
11/20/18 - KBRC AM 1430/FM 102.9 Mt. Vernon has dropped classic hits/oldies for classic rock.  They are also heavily promoting their carriage of high school, Mariners, Seahawks, Huskies & other play-by-play sports.  Mike Cherry, Puget Sound Media 
Preston Phillips
11/19/18 - Phoenix news anchor Preston Phillips joins KOMO-TV Seattle as evening news anchor.  His last day as morning news anchor at KPHO-TV Phoenix is December 7.  He's been with the Arizona station for three years.  Scott Jones, FTVLive 
John Ashbridge
11/18/18 - The Vancouver Canucks will pay a special tribute to former Rogers Arena public address announcer and veteran CKNW AM 980 news anchor John Ashbridge.  It will be held as the Canucks host the Winnipeg Jets Monday night.  With Monday’s game also being Hockey Fights Cancer night, it was fitting for the NHL team to use this game as the moment to pay tribute to the man known as “Ash", who passed away from cancer in early June.  Patrick Johnston, The Province   
Devon Tschritter
11/18/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes Devon Tschritter, who held sales positions with Team 1040 and CFOX, and the Sales Management position with AM 730 Traffic, leading to GSM at the Corus Radio Vancouver four station cluster.  He's currently GM/GSM of Stingray Vancouver.  JJ-365 Salute
Dan Tohill
11/17/18 - Dan Tohill, Key Grip with The Beachcombers for many years and CBC Vancouver Studio Production Assistant died October 27.  He was assigned to The Best Years in 1990 and in 1986 was Assistant Director on one episode of The Beachcombers.  A memorial is scheduled for Saturday, November 24th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Metro Theatre, 1370 S. W. Marine Drive, Vancouver.  An RSVP to Rob Moser is requested. 
Lynn Colliar
11/16/18 (Updated) - Global BC weekend news anchor Lynn Colliar has announced that she has decided to "step away from journalism for a while - to focus on my career as a mum!"  She has been with Global BC since 1991, including eight years on the crime beat and ten years as morning news anchor.  Her production of A Shred of Evidence, a half-hour special, was awarded the Excellence in News Reporting award by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters.  Twitter Announcement  Vancouver Sun Video 
David Croal
11/16/18 - A retirement party for CBC Vancouver Business Development Manager David Croal is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, November 30th at Central City Brewing, 871 Beatty St., Vancouver.  He was involved in "Beachcombers to Bublé and everything in between" and for over 40 years.  Croal is now a Councillor for the town of Gibsons.    
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
11/16/18 - Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle will present the fourth annual Live Day, featuring broadcasts of the station’s morning and afternoon shows in front of a live audience with no recorded commercials, sound effects or music. Over 100 performers and producers are involved to create eight hours of completely live radio starting at 6 a.m. November 20 at the Snoqualmie Casino BallroomAll Access Music Group
Eric Samuels
11/16/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes Eric Samuels, former Sr. VP of Programming for Standard Radio and PD of Z95.3 and 650 CISL Vancouver.  After radio, Samuels became a Mentalist.  JJ-365 Salute
11/16/18 - Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle is on the hunt for its next MD/afternoon drive personality following the departure of Wingnut Thursday.  He joined the station in 2009 and was appointed APD/MD the following year.  All Access Music Group 
KLAY AM 1180 Lakewood
11/15/18 - Clay Huntington Legacy is selling Tacoma market News-Talk KLAY AM 1180 Lakewood and translator K297CA to Sacred Heart Radio, Inc. for $450,000 ($27,000 deposit, $123,000 cash at closing, $300,000 in a promissory note).  All Access Music Group
Warm Christmas KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle
11/15/18 - Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 Seattle has flipped to all holiday hits as Seattle's Christmas Station.  It will continue until December 25th. 
Natalie Brand
11/15/18 - KING-TV Seattle Political Reporter Natalie Brand leaves to pursue her dream to cover politics in Washington D.C.  Chief Reporter Chris Daniels, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the Seattle market will take over her position.  Brand, a regional Emmy Award winner started at KING 5 in 2015.  KING 5 Release  KING 5 Video 
Meredith Geddes
11/14/18 (Updated) - CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver p.m. drive co-host Meredith Geddes has announced on her Twitter page that she has a new voice tracking gig 3-6 p.m. at The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Brampton, ON.  She is teaming up with Kolter Bouchard as Kolter and Meredith on the Greater Toronto Area station.  Geddes now hosts four different shows in four different markets with four different program names.  Toronto Mike 
John Donabie
11/14/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes John Donabie who held on-air positions at numerous Canadian stations and hosted p.m. drive at CKLG-FM 99.3 (now CFOX) Vancouver 1976-77.  JJ-365 Salute
Don S. Williams
11/14/18 - CBC Vancouver producer/director Don S. Williams died October 28 at age 80, ending a 25-year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.  His work included writing, directing and executive producing The Beachcombers TV series.  He was involved in the Dr. Bundolo comedy series and in a host of other productions for both CBC and outside producers.  In 1991, he turned to television acting and guest-starring engagements in a number of Vancouver-shot programs leading to a recurring role as The First Elder in The X-Files, the role for which he would be best known.  A private family remembrance is planned for a later date.
11/13/18 - There have been a few changes in the latest Nielsen Fall 2018 population rankings, with several changes in the Top 100 markets.  However, Seattle-Tacoma remains in 12th place with a metro population of 3,932,400.  All Access Music Group
11/13/18 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KSWD-FM 94.1 Seattle from CBS Radio Stations Inc. to Entercom License, LLC.  Additionally, the Commission has granted Voluntary Transfer of Control from Entercom Radio, LLC to Entercom Operations, Inc. for the following Seattle market stations and any related translators: KHTP-FM 103.7, KISW-FM 99.9, KKWF-FM 100.7 and KNDD-FM 107.7FCC Public Notice 
Carla Marie and Anthony
11/12/18 - Top 40 KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle has announced the Carla Marie and Anthony Show for weekday mornings 6-9:30 effective immediately.  The full Lineup includes Molly Mesnick middays, Zann afternoons, EJ nights and Zach "Mayhem" Wellsandt overnights and APD/MD.  The contest is still on with a $10,000 referral fee to find Seattle's "Funniest Person" to join the morning show.  All Access Music Group  KISS Release
Al Davidson
11/11/18 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver broadcast icon Big Al Davidson dominated Lower Mainland airwaves with his fiery and often controversial sportscasts during his more than two decades as sports director.  He joined CKNW in 1958 after working at radio stations across Canada and was only 16 when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943.  Mike Sporer, The Province
KISS CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria
11/11/18 - KISS 103.1 CHTT-FM Victoria has announced Dez & Jay (Dez Fernando and Jay Hatton) as the new morning team effective November 19.
Neil & Leah Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey
11/10/18 - Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey morning hosts Ian & Vanessa (Ian Power and Vanessa Ybarra) have been deleted from the station's website, replaced by Neil & Leah (Neil Morrison and Leah Holiove).  Pulse FM Info  
Ash Kelly
11/10/18 - Ash Kelly moves from CBC Vancouver to NEWS 1130 CKWX Vancouver as its newest morning reporter effective mid-month.  She and has worked as a journalist in Prince George, Prince Rupert, Victoria and Vancouver.  Her reporting on disability rights in British Columbia earned her an RTDNA Adrienne Clarkson Award in 2015. 
Al Davidson
11/09/18 - A little known chapter in the life of longtime CKNW AM 980 Vancouver sportscaster Al Davidson will be revealed on November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada, on the front page of The Province and on the Vancouver Sun website.  It's the story of the teenage Davidson’s World War II service, that took him through D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.  The article is an excerpt from a biography of "Big Al" being written by Michael Sporer, a New Westminster-based trial lawyer and Douglas College criminal law instructor.  Davidson died in Vancouver August 9, 1991 at age 65. 
Shawn Smith
11/09/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes Shawn Smith, former head of syndication with Rogers Radio in Vancouver, home of 97 KISS FM, CKWX News1130, Satellite Radio Network, and Rhona at Night, complete with a satellite uplink facility.  Through Seattle connections, Smith was also involved with putting Delilah on the air in Canada.  JJ-365 Salute
Michael Medved
11/09/18 - Seattle-based syndicated talk show host Michael Medved is being replaced by controversial former Trump campaign figure Dr. Sebastian Gorka at Salem Radio Network debuting January 1st.  Medved says, "Together with my team of producers here in Seattle, we’ll be continuing our daily broadcast with no interruption, making it available to our devoted listeners in an exciting new format."  Medved airs weekdays at 12 noon on KTTH AM 770 Seattle.  All Access Music Group
Tiger Mountain Tower Fire - Photo courtesy KIRO-TV
11/08/18 (Updated) - Several Seattle FM stations are operating on backup facilities following a fire this morning at their main transmission tower on Tiger Mountain.  The manufacturer, Electronics Research, Inc., will have a crew on site Saturday to assess the damage, which could take weeks to repair.  106.1 is operating from its former site on the other West Tiger site and the other stations are transmitting from backup facilities on Cougar Mountain.  Fire Photos  Jim Dalke CPBE 
Society of Broadcast Engineers
11/08/18 - The master antenna for six Seattle FM stations on Tiger Mountain sustained major damage from a fire this morning.  The stations include KSND-FM 94.1, KBKS-FM 106.1, KJAQ-FM 96.5, KZOK-FM 102.5, KNUC-FM 98.9  and KQMV-FM 92.5.  All of the stations are back on the air from their backup transmitters.  More information will be posted at  KIRO-TV  
KING-TV Seattle
11/08/18 - KING 5 Seattle celebrates 70 Years of Broadcasting November 25.  The first broadcast, a football game between West Seattle and Wenatchee high schools, was to fewer than 6,000 TV sets in the entire area.  From humble beginnings, KING 5 became a very successful media company.  KING 5 News/Video 
Gabby Diaz
11/07/18 - Gabby Diaz, who has been doing voiceover work for KUBE-FM 93.3 Seattle, moves from nights to afternoons at WiLD 94.9 KYLD-FM San Francisco.  All Access Music Group
11/07/18 - Entercom is making continued earnings improvements as it approaches the one-year anniversary of its historic merger with CBS Radio, with fourth quarter revenues pacing up 4% year over year.  Entercom’s best-performing markets were Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Sacramento and Seattle – all markets that hosted hotly contested political races that in some cases drove overall record-setting election ad spending.  Inside Radio 
11/06/18 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Sacred Heart Radio for K262CX 100.3 Shoreline.  The translator is authorized to operated with an ERP of 230 watts directional at 182 meters HAAT at 47° 46' 6.00" 122° 21' 7.00" and carries the programming of KBLE AM 1050 Seattle.  FCC Data 
Vancouver Warriors
11/06/18 - Vancouver Warriors and the National Lacrosse League announce the hiring of Brandon Astle and Brad Challoner as the broadcast team for Warriors home broadcasts this season.  Astle brings over 1,000 games of experience to the broadcast booth, including the past five years describing lacrosse play-by-play in the Western Lacrosse Association.  Challoner brings a decade of experience calling lacrosse, including the past seven seasons describing Vancouver’s games in the NLL as an analyst.  The team had been known as Vancouver Stealth since moving to B.C. from Everett in 2014, and was recently acquired by Canucks Sports & Entertainment  Vancouver Warriors Release 
Brooke & Jubal
11/06/18 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle-based Brooke & Jubal has reached a broadcast milestone of 50 affiliates.  The show, which stars Brooke Fox, Jubal Flagg and sidekick Jose Bolanos has been based at MOViN since 2011 and went into syndication via Premiere Networks in March 2016.  Ramp 
Lance Tidwell
11/05/18 - Former The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 Seattle PD Lance Tidwell has stepped down from his Operations Manager position at the Townsquare Media Fort Collins, CO cluster citing personal reasons.  He was PD at The Wolf from October 2007 - September 2008.  All Access Music Group
Mike Killeen
11/05/18 - Long time Vancouver news anchor Mike Killeen and Anita Bathe will host CBC Vancouver News at 6 p.m., joined by senior meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe effective November 19.  Dan Burritt will host CBC Vancouver News at 11 p.m., and Lien Yeung will host CBC Vancouver News Saturday and Sunday.  Killeen had anchored CTV suppertime news since 2011 until his release last April and Bathe has been a CBC reporter since 2016.  CBC Release
Dave Shearer
11/03/18 - Long-time C-FAX AM 1070 Victoria announcer/engineer David Shearer died October 24 at age 89.  His career with the station spanned 25 years.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club, 1050 McTavish Road, Sidney, BC at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18.  Puget Sound Radio  Times Colonist Obituary    
Michael Kuss
11/03/18 - Long-time radio and TV meteorologist Michael Kuss, now afternoons at NEWS 1130 CKWX Vancouver, will sit in for Breakfast Television on City host Riaz Meghji for the next couple of weeks while he is on paternity leave.  Twitter Announcement   
KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle
11/03/18 - The departure of longtime morning-show host Bender Cunningham, who joined KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1 Seattle in 2001, has triggered an outcry from listeners.  On Monday, he thanked fans on social media for “making me a part of your morning routine” for nearly 18 years.  Cunningham’s co-host Molly Mesnick will stay with KISS but move to midday.  Asked about other changes to the station, regional president Robert Dove said in an email that the station is still reviewing “our operations and programming.”  Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times 
Steve Darling
11/02/18 - Former veteran Global BC morning news anchor Steve Darling will be sworn in November 6 at the Terry Fox Theatre following his election to Port Coquitlam Council October 20.  He is one of a number of broadcasters elected to positions during the 2018 General Local Elections in B.C.  Port Coquitlam Release  
News 1130 CKWX Vancouver
11/02/18 - NEWS 1130 CKWX Vancouver adds Reza Golzadeh, who has a masters degree in journalism, to overnights Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday effective the week of November 12th.  Overnighter Adam Cooper moves to a 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. shift Saturday and Sunday, retaining overnights Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Additionally, 2nd year  BCIT broadcast student William Cook has accepted the position of part-time traffic anchor. 
Ray Ramsay
11/02/18 - Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, and Media/Executive Coach at JJIMS Inc. JJ International Media and Management Solutions salutes Vancouver record distributor promo representative Ray Ramsay.  JJ-365 Salute
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Global BC
11/01/18 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver host Lynda Steele and CBC BC host Stephen Quinn will moderate an electoral reform debate at 7 p.m. November 8 featuring Premier John Horgan and BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson.  The debate can be viewed/heard on Global BC, CKNW, CBC Radio/TV and online.  Global News  CBC News 
Marc Kaye
11/01/18 - Hubbard Radio Seattle General Manager Marc Kaye retires this week after 45 years in radio.  He announced his retirement last July.  Hubbard owns five stations in Seattle.  All Access Music Group

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