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CBC
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
FCC
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
Wingnut
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
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.
Nielsen
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
FCC
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 www.sbe16.org  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
Entercom
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 
FCC
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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