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Jim French
02/27/17 - This week marks the final radio broadcasts of Jim French’s Imagination Theatre after 20+ years.  An encore broadcast of the final show aired February 26th will run Thursday, March 2 at 8 p.m. on KIXI AM 880 Seattle. 
Willy Percy
02/26/17 - Puget Sound Radio reports that starting Monday February 27th, the Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver morning show team of Willy Percy, Kim Seale and Alece Anderson will be heard from 6 - 8 p.m. (ET) on Q107 CILQ-FM 107.1 Toronto.  Willy on Q will be customized for the Toronto audience.  PSR news 
Maria
                                    Guerrero
02/26/17 - KIRO-TV Seattle anchor/reporter Maria Guerrero has left to join KXAS-TV Fort Worth as a general-assignment reporter.  She will also report for Telemundo’s KXTX-TV.  She had been at KIRO since December 2013.  Robert Philpot, dfw.com  YouTube video 
Justin Myers
02/25/17 - Former ESPN KIRO AM 710 Seattle host Justin Myers joins The Game KXTG AM 750 Portland to co-host The Irregular GuysAll Access Music Group
Cody Whistler
02/25/17 - The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle has moved weekender Cody Whistler to weeknights 7 - midnight.  He joined The End promotions over ten years ago and added a swing role three years ago.  Radio Ink
John Langeler
02/24/17 - KING-TV Seattle reporter/anchor John Langeler reports on his Facebook page that he has left to return to his hometown to join KLAS-TV Las Vegas as a weekend anchor.  He joined KING in August 2012.
Research Director, Inc.
02/23/17 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive January PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Martin
                                    Strong
02/23/17 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver has won two golds, a silver and a bronze in the Westender annual poll of city residents and readers.  Topping the poll is morning host Martin Strong for Best Local Radio PersonalityMichael White, Westender
David Rose
02/23/17 - A Seattle police officer has been charged with illegal drug possession and computer trespass for giving confidential information about crime victims to Q13 KCPQ-TV anchor David Rose.  The Seattle police manual states inquiries through the records system are only to be made for legitimate law-enforcement purposes and are not to be shared with people outside the criminal-justice system without permission of the police chief.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  Steve Miletich, Seattle Times
Nielsen Audio
02/22/17 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 moves back up into first place in the Nielsen Audio January 2017 PPM with a 7.1 share.  NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 moves up to second with 5.8.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 is third with 5.7.  Radio Online 
Joel Lefevre
02/22/17 (Updated) - Joel Lefevre becomes the new overnight anchor at News1130 CKWX Vancouver.  He was most recently an anchor/writer at iNews CHQT AM 880 Edmonton.  He begins on air late next week.  Meanwhile Paul Weisser is leaving News1130 for opportunities outside of radio.  He's most recently been with the station since 2013, but also handled evening sports from 2000-09.
Kenny Jay
02/21/17 - KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle Program Director Kenny Jay has been named one of 2017's Best PDs in Country Radio.  The 18-year radio veteran joined KMPS in January 2016.  Radio Ink    
Rod Simons
02/21/17 - Former Seattle and Pacific Northwest sports personality Rod Simons has died at age 56 while covering the Minnesota Twins spring training in Fort Myers, FL.  Simons spent 18 years as a lead news and sports anchor at Seattle market KSTW-TV and reported sports for several Seattle radio stations.  Geoff Baker, Seattle Times  Mike Berardino, Twin Cities Pioneer Press 
Kash Heed
02/21/17 - Former BC Liberal Solicitor General Kash Heed has left his show at Pulse FM CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey after opting not to renew his contract.  Heed said he got a call from Pulse owner Suki Badh just after 2 p.m. on February 13 to tell him that the current affairs show time slot would be moved to 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. effective immediately with new host Dave Sheldon.  Heed joined the station last February.  Bob Mackin, The Breaker News
Harvey
                                    Oberfeld
02/20/17 - Global BC still leads over CTV Vancouver in the 6 p.m. news time slot in January, but the gap continues to close.  CTV’s weekly average is making even greater inroads against Global’s lead.  However, at 5 p.m. last week, CTV’s average draw did better than Global’s.  Harvey Oberfeld, Keeping it Real  
Morgan
                                    Chesky
02/18/17 (Updated) - KOMO-TV Seattle evening anchor Morgan Chesky is listed at number 10 on the BuzzFeed 50 Hottest News Anchors In The World.  He joined KOMO in February 2016 from KOCO-TV Oklahoma City.  Additionally, soon to be KING-TV meteorologist Jordan Steele of KEYE-TV Austin TX is listed at number 49.  Matt Stopera, BuzzFeed 50  
Iona
                                    Campagnolo
02/17/17 - Former broadcaster and Liberal Member of Parliament Iona Campagnolo is recognized as one of 150 noteworthy British Columbians to mark Canada’s 150th birthday.  She was B.C.’s first female Lieutenant Governor and the first female president of the federal Liberal party.  As a broadcaster, Campagnolo was manager of sales at CHTK Prince Rupert in 1965, was named B.C. Broadcast Citizen of the Year in 1972, frequently contributed to current affairs programs on PBS-TV and hosted One of a Kind on CBC Television Vancouver from 1980-82.  Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun    
KIRO
                                    Radio Seattle
02/17/17 - KIRO Radio KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle owes much of its success to some 60 full and part-time newsroom employees, all local from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. each weekday.  KIRO's strong ratings have remained fairly steady over the past three years, avoiding the newsroom purges recently experienced by other media outlets.  Daniel Person, Seattle Weekly
Roundhouse Radio
                                    CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver
02/16/17 - With the rental housing marking very tight in Vancouver, Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 is giving one lucky listener a brand new, luxury one bedroom apartment for one year, rent free, in its Free House from Roundhouse contest.  The contest runs until the end of March.  Roundhouse Radio info 
FCC
02/15/17 - KOLP-LP 100.3 Olympia is on the air with an ERP of 6 watts at 95.9 meters HAAT, and is reportedly covering Olympia, West Olympia and Tumwater.  It's running a AAA format with some Americana, focusing on current music with recurrents and classics only going back to about 2001.  FCC data 
FCC
02/14/17 - The K250BW translator for KPUG AM 1170 Bellingham recently moved from 97.3 to 97.9 following opposition from KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle and its listeners in the Bellingham area.  The FCC has granted License to Cover for the new 97.9 frequency and has dismissed same for 97.3.  FCC data  
Kwame Dankwa
02/14/17 - Kwame Dankwa, former APD/afternoon host at Power 93.3 KPWK-FM Seattle joins Star 104 WRTS-FM 103.7 Erie PA as its new Program Director.  The position is effective February 27th.  All Access Music Group
Michael
                                    Medved
02/14/17 - Many listeners to KTTH AM 770 syndicated conservative talk show host Michael Medved reacted badly to his campaign-season stance against Donald Trump.  He's now trying to strike a balance that differs from the fierce resistance mounted by liberals.  Medved's program is ranked number 30 in trade publication Talkers’ 2016 list of the 100 most important such hosts in the country.  Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times 
Keisha Burns
02/14/17 - Former KING-TV/NWCN weather anchor Keisha Burns joins NBC5 KXAS-TV Fort Worth effective February 27th.  She joined KING in 2009 and left at the end of January.  Ed Bark, Uncle Barky's Bytes 
Troy Scott 02/13/17 - Former Vancouver Island and Okanagan broadcaster Troy Scott, PD at Virgin Radio CKMM-FM 103.1 Winnipeg, has added PD duties at iHeartRadio sister station BOB FM CFWM-FM 99.9.  He previously held APD positions with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Kelowna, was PD for Vista Radio stations on Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast and CIGV-FM 100.7 Penticton as well as Harvard Broadcasting stations in Edmonton.
Jason Coleman
02/13/17 - Jason Coleman, Business Manager West at CBC Transmission and formerly Sales Administration Co-Ordinator, CBC British Columbia is retiring from the Corporation after 35 years.  A card has been created which can be signed and can include an optional photo.  Card link
Rudy Hartman
02/12/17 - Puget Sound Radio reports that former Victoria and Vancouver broadcaster Rudy Hartman died from respiratory problems February 9 at a care facility in Victoria.  He was 99.  Hartman started his radio career in Trail BC in the 1930s, with his last stop at CJVB Vancouver in the 1980s, before retiring to Vancouver Island.  PSR news    
James
                                    Gardner
02/12/17 - 58-year old CFAX AM 1070 Victoria news anchor James Gardner has completed the first of three gender-affirmation surgeries in Montreal.  The procedure was one of an estimated 20 phalloplasty surgeries funded through the B.C. Medical Services Plan since 2015.  Formerly Sheila Gardner publicly announced a gender change in early June 2012.  (Recent News 06/01/12Katherine Dedyna, Victoria Times Colonist 
Andy Walsh
02/11/17 - Legendary 85-year-old newscaster Andy Walsh will deliver his last newscast Monday on News1130 CKWX Vancouver after 65 years in radio, beginning in Cornwall ON in 1951.  Before joining News1130 he read morning news at CJAD Montreal from 1954-68 and handled morning news and then was News Director at CHQM/CHQM-FM Vancouver from 1968-93.  Walsh is a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Half Century Club, received the Radio-Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 2012.  News1130 video/audio    
Todd "Carson"
                                    Zarnitz
02/10/17 - Todd "Carson" Zarnitz has been named afternoon drive host for Power 93.3 KPWK-FM Seattle and sister station Z100 KKRZ-FM 100.3 Portland.  The position is effective February 15th.  He has most recently been the weekend personality at New York City market Z100 WHTZ-FM 100.3 Newark NJ.  All Access Music Group 
Marcella Bernardo
02/10/17 - Rogers Radio National Format News Director Treena Wood has announced the return of Marcella Bernardo to News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver effective March 13th.  Bernardo was a reporter at News1130 from 2001-04 and was an anchor/reporter and fill-in talk show host at CKNW AM 980 for over 11 years beginning in 2004.  She has most recently been News and Content Director at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  
James Lewis
02/09/17 - Global BC producer James Lewis has joined CTV Toronto as a late night news producer.  He has been with Global BC since 2012 and prior to that was a reporter/anchor at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver. 
FCC
02/09/17 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Olympia All Ages Project for KOLP-LP 100.3 Olympia.  The low power station is authorized to operate with 6 watts non-directional at 95.9 meters HAAT at 47° 00' 19.70" 122° 56' 35.50"FCC data          
Charles
                                    Mudrak photo courtesy Puget Sound
                                    Radio
02/09/17 - Former Victoria broadcaster Charles Mudrak died peacefully February 1 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria at age 82.  He started working in Dawson Creek as a sports announcer and ended his radio career at C-FAX Victoria in the mid 1970s, later retiring from the postal branch of the Provincial Government.  Times Colonist obituary 
FCC
02/08/17 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Gerson Infante-Reina for KZGI 105.7 Sedro Woolley.  It is licensed to operate with an ERP of 700 watts non-directional at -88.4 meters HAAT at 48° 31' 18.30" 122° 13' 2.20FCC data
Mike Preston
02/07/17 - The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 and Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM Seattle PD Mike Preston will be departing February 28th.  He originally joined the stations in 2009.  Entercom Seattle VP/Programming Dave Richards will oversee programming duties for both stations until a new PD is appointed.  All Access Music Group
Tammy Moyer
02/06/17 - The Tammy Moyer Woman Of Worth Awards will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Delta Grand Villa Ballroom.  The Woman Of Worth Awards were renamed in memory of the morning anchor at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver who passed away last year after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer.  WOW release
Joy Coghill
                                    Thorne
02/06/17 - Details of a Celebration of Life Service have been announced for Joy Coghill Thorne who passed away in Vancouver January 20 at age 90.  It will take place at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 20 at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver.  Her stage, film, radio and television career led to numerous awards and recognition.
FCC
02/06/17 - The FCC has dismissed a Low Power FM Application for Original Construction Permit by Seattle Community Radio for an LPFM on 104.9 MHz In Seattle.  FCC letter  Application data  
Kevin
                                    and Sonia
02/06/17 - It was announced this morning on KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver (also Chilliwack/Abbotsford) that Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu will be the hosts of a new morning show beginning February 14th.  Kevin and Sonia were released from a.m. drive at The PEAK CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver last August.  Afternoon drive host Ara Andonian has been filling in mornings since the previous morning team were released last November.  KiSS release/audio  Alex Soloducha. Kelowna Now
Tom Harrison
02/04/17 - Tom Harrison has tendered his resignation after 37 years at the helm of the music department at the Vancouver Province newspaper.  Harrison formerly hosted a weekly show on CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver called Demolisten which spotlighted Vancouver indie bands.  His efforts led to the popular Vancouver Seeds competition on CFOX which helped launch a number of noteworthy musicians.  He is interviewed by former CJJC Langley personality and now White Rock Sun Publisher/Editor Dave ChesneyFYI Music News Interview  FYI Music News Story 
FCC
02/04/17 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to Josh Broadcasting, L.L.C. for KNBQ-FM 98.5 Central Park.  FCC data  License to Cover has also been granted to Continental Broadcasting for KWJZ-LP 107.3 High Rock.  Frequency changed from 104.5 with community of license Fall City.  The station is back with a Middle of the Road format and new website to be launched soon.  FCC data
KKWF-FM 100.7
                                    Seattle
KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle
02/02/17 - The Entercom CBS Radio merger makes for an interesting scenario in Seattle with Entercom's KKWF-FM 100.7 and CBS Radio's KMPS-FM 94.1.  The two country stations have been in direct competition since 2005 when KKWF was first launched.  The deal puts Entercom over the cap in terms of total stations allowed per market in numerous locations, Seattle among them.  All Access Music Group 
Dave Sheldon
02/02/17 - Former CKNW AM 980 Sports Weekend host Dave Sheldon, until early this month p.m. drive host at The Point CKPM-FM 98.7 Port Moody, has joined Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey.  He will host a talk show 9 a.m. to noon beginning in mid February.  Puget Sound Radio   
KEXP-FM 90.3
                                    Seattle
02/02/17 - KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle responds to President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel and immigration from seven countries by playing songs by artists from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya.  Mexican music is also on the agenda.  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times 
Entercom

CBS Radio
02/02/17 - Entercom Communications Corp. and CBS Corporation today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement by which Entercom will combine with CBS Radio in a tax-free merger.  The transaction will create a nationwide footprint of 244 stations, including 23 of the top 25 U.S. markets.  The company expects to make approximately 15 divestitures in Los Angeles, Boston, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle, where the combined entity will own more stations than the FCC allows.  In Seattle, Entercom has four FM Stations and CBS has three FM stations and an AM.  The maximum one company can own in this market is five FM and three AM stations, meaning two of the FM stations will have to be divested.  Entercom release 
K-Love
02/01/17 - The Educational Media Foundation K-LOVE format began airing on KNBQ-FM 98.5 Central Park at 12:01 this morning.  Speculated, but unconfirmed at this time is a possible temporary arrangement pending a sale by owner Josh Broadcasting.  The station, which serves Thurston, Pierce, Grays Harbor and South King Counties had been airing non-stop Christmas and holiday favorites since last September. 
Bruce Williams
02/01/17 - There has been yet another casualty on the local broadcasting scene as long-time CTV Vancouver Island Community and Client Relations Manager Bruce Williams has been released.  He joined the station as a weatherman in 2001 when it was known as the New VI.  He also hosted programs on CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  Puget Sound Radio 
Karin Larsen
02/01/17 - In the last three years in Vancouver media (radio, TV and print) recognizable sports guys Don Taylor, Tony Gallagher, Cam Cole, Perry Solkowski, James Cybulski, Shane Foxman, Craig MacEwan and Lowell Ullrich have all moved on or been removed from long standing gigs.  Added now to that list are BC Lions caller Scott Rintoul and Whitecaps FC play-by-play voice Peter Schaad released from their roles at TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver, which were announced Monday.  Karin Larsen, CBC News 
Keisha Burns
02/01/17 - KING-TV Seattle weather anchor Keisha Burns announced on her Twitter page that Tuesday it was her last day on air.  She joined KING/NWCN in 2009 from KTVZ-TV Bend OR.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 



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