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08/29/16 - Seattle market KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 morning host Bender raised money for the "Uncompensated Care Fund" at Seattle Children's Hospital by riding the Timberhawk Roller Coaster at Wild Waves Theme Park for nine straight hours.  He rode the coaster 113 times.  KISSFM release/video  
Clay Freinwald
08/28/16 - The September 2016 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 FCC’s new Electronic Test Reporting System, the impact of spectrum noise, the position of Radio in new car entertainment systems and much more.  September Clay's Corner 
Seattle Seahawks
08/26/16 - The Seattle Seahawks have announced a five-year extension with Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV as their official television partner.  Seattle market Q13 has been the home of the Seahawks since 2012 and will continue to air all preseason games this season and will carry the majority of Seahawks regular season games via their FOX broadcasting affiliation.  Seahawks release 
Robin Farrell
08/26/16 - Long-time KOOL-FM CHBE-FM 107.3 Victoria morning host Robin Farrell has been released from her position after an 11-year run.  Prior to Victoria, she worked in the Vancouver radio market.  Puget Sound Radio  
Connie Thiessen
08/24/16 - Former Vancouver news editor/anchor Connie Thiessen, who has been anchoring news in Halifax since 2011, has landed the position of Marketing Communications Coordinator (contract) with the Atlantic Film Festival.  She was an anchor/reporter at CKNW AM 980 from 2004-07 and midday news editor at News1130 CKWX AM from 2007-10. 
Nik Krastins
08/23/16 - Long time Seattle account executive Nik Krastins has been appointed Townsquare Media Regional Market President for their Yakima and Tri-Cities markets.  He'll be based in the Yakima office and starts in mid-September.  He has most recently been GSM for KJR-FM 95.7 & KJR AM 950Inside Radio  
08/20/16 - The CRTC reaffirmed its decision Friday to stop simultaneous substitution during the NFL championship Super Bowl as of 2017.  "Simsub" temporarily replaces the signal of a US channel carried on cable or satellite in Canada with a local channel airing the same program showing local commercials.  Numerous viewers north of the border overcome the problem by watching signals from Seattle stations over the air on rooftop antennas, unencumbered by the ruling.  Over three-year periods the Super Bowl is rotated between FOX, CBS and NBC and is aired on KCPQ-TV, KIRO-TV or KING-TV Seattle.  However, Bell Media and the NFL challenged the simsub ban in the Federal Court of Appeal in June, with the ruling expected to be released in the next few months.  The CRTC says it will respect the court’s decision when it's issued.  Emily Jackson, Financial Post  CRTC Policy and Order  Broadcaster Magazine  
08/19/16 - The FCC has now publicly released its Assignment of License grant for KPLU-FM 88.5 from Pacific Lutheran University, Inc. to Friends of 88.5 FM.  The Assignment of License also applies to its stations in Port Angeles, Olympia and Sedro-Woolley along with eight translators in Western WA.  Call letters for KPLU will change to KNKX.  FCC data  
Brooke and Jubal
08/19/16 - The MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle, morning team of stand up comedian, radio host, TV personality and comedy writer Jubal Flagg and established radio personality Brooke Fox continue to score big in a number of radio markets.  Already expanded to Portland, the show was picked up by iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks for national syndication in March, adding affiliates in Las Vegas, San Antonio, West Palm Beach, Louisville, Peoria and other markets.  Inside Radio Q&A
The PEAK CKPK-FM Vancouver
08/18/16 - Following the release of the popular morning duo of Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu Tuesday, The PEAK CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver has tweaked its format from AAA to Vancouver's Modern Rock.  It had most recently been imaging as World Class Rock.  
KPLU-FM 88.5

08/17/16 - The FCC approved the assignment of the KPLU-FM 88.5 broadcast license Tuesday to Friends of 88.5 FM from Pacific Lutheran University.  The approval was the last major hurdle left for the community group to pass in order to take ownership of the station from PLU.  KPLU GM Joey Cohn says now all that’s left is to complete the paperwork and transfer of contracts involved in closing the deal.  The station will start using its new call letters KNKX at the end of August.  Friends of 88.5 FM release

Lisa Adams
08/17/16 - Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 has appointed Lisa Adams Marketing/Promotions Director effective August 18th.  She was previously PD at sister station Click KLCK-FM 98.9 before it became Rock 98.9 KVRQ in March.  All Access Music Group 
Kevin and Sonia
08/16/16 - Posted this evening on The PEAK CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver morning co-host Kevin Lim Facebook page, "This is a difficult update to write but we’ve always prided ourselves in being honest with you.  Today we learned that the station is moving into a new direction and this was our last day on 102.7 The PEAK and Q103.1 (CKQQ-FM Kelowna).  We’ve worked very hard building this show and while it may no longer fit the new direction of the station, we look forward to seeing what’s next.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated here on this Facebook page.  For now, we’ll be enjoying some time to sleep in with an alarm time that doesn’t start with a 3."  Kevin Lim FB posting  Alex Soloducha, Kelowna Now  
Jessica Taff
08/15/16 - Former Al Jazeera America New York anchor/reporter/producer Jessica Taff joins KOMO-TV Seattle as a sports anchor/reporter.  She joins former Al Jazeera correspondent and earlier KING-TV anchor/reporter Allen Schauffler as KOMO broadens its local focus.  Puget Sound Media  
David Cassady
08/15/16 - 1970s CKWX AM 1130 Vancouver news reader David Cassady died yesterday, August 14th at age 86.  According to a posting on Radio West he came to Canada from San Francisco and "immediately took the 'WX news department sound and class to a new level".  He retired a number of years ago and was living in the Fraser Valley.  There will be no formal funeral at Cassady's request.  The family will hold a memorial service this fall.  Radio West news 
West Tiger Tower
08/13/16 - For transmission tower fans, Seattle broadcast engineer Clay Freinwald snapped a photo of the 273577 tower at West Tiger Mountain.  He's been involved with the site since the beginning almost 30 years ago.  The 4 black things near the top are the antenna for KIRO-FM; below it the 8 gizmos that look like propellers is the master FM antenna used by KNDD, KKWF, KISW, KING, KHTP, KPLU and KBKS; the three white pods in the middle of the tower are the news gathering microwave antennas used by KING, KOMO and KIRO TV; the microwave dishes on the lower part of the tower are used by the FM stations to get the program signals to the mountain from their studios -- most are aimed at downtown Seattle with the one on the right (aimed a different direction) for KPLU, whose studio is in Tacoma.  Click here or on photo to enlarge
Heather Bosch
08/13/16 - Former KOMO and KIRO Radio Seattle reporter Heather Bosch, who announced in May that she would leave her position at CBS Radio News New York at the end of June to return to the Seattle area, has found a new home at KING-TV.  She was a reporter/anchor at KIRO from 1999-2011.  Barers of Maple Valley    
08/12/16 - The FCC has granted call letter changes to Make Shift for KVWV-LP 94.9 Bellingham to KZAX-LP and to Lewis County Educational Broadcasting for KGLU-LP 106.7 Centralia (Construction Permit) to KTYG-LP.  The Commission has also granted new call letters KZIR-LP to Iglesia Casa De Milagros for its new low power CP on 98.5 MHz in Seattle and the new call KURO-LP to Iglesia Sanada Las Heridas for its new low power CP on 92.9 in Renton.    
Rachel Calderon
08/12/16 - Rachel Calderon joins the morning team at KIRO-TV Seattle.  She announced that today was her last day at CBS affiliate KWTV-TV Oklahoma City, where she has been an anchor/reporter since 2013.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy
Kim Monroe
08/12/16 - Kim Monroe has been named APD and host of the 2-6 p.m. shift at Rock 98.9 KVRQ-FM Seattle.  She worked on air and as Music Director at the end KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle from 1996-2001.  Radio Ink 
"Tarzan Dan" Freeman
08/12/16 - Former Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna personality Tarzan Dan Freeman, who has also entertained in Calgary and Toronto, has found a new home as p.m. drive host at Greatest Hits station Q107 CFGQ-FM 107.3 Calgary.  He begins his new gig on Monday.  Twitter announcement  
KPLU-FM 88.5
08/12/16 - It was made official this morning that the new call letters for KPLU-FM 88.5 will be KNKX for Connects.  GM Joey Cohn made the announcement shortly after 7:30 a.m. that the branding would come into effect at month end.  The new calls were selected from over 2000 submitted by listeners, with the winner wishing to remain anonymous.  An unprecedented “Save KPLU” fundraising effort among the station’s listeners resulted in more than 24,000 donations from over 18,000 donors contributing to a $7 million goal, which was reached on May 26.  Additional contributions since that date have helped build a reserve fund to cover operations now that the station is independently owned.  KPLU release  Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times  
KPLU-FM 88.5
08/11/16 - Seattle/Tacoma market KPLU-FM 88.5 will become KNKX-FM.  The new calls are scheduled to be announced on air Friday at 7:30 a.m.   
Michael Mason
08/11/16 - Former WKLR-FM 96.5 Richmond VA morning personality Michael Mason returns to the Northwest to join Delilah at Big Shoes Productions effective September 1st.  He will be a producer, helping to create Delilah's five hour program to affiliates each evening.  Mason was most recently a news video producer for The BlazeAll Access Music Group 
Jody Vance
08/11/16 - Jody Vance, long-time Vancouver sportscaster and former co-host of Breakfast Television (BT) on City CKVU-TV Vancouver, is featured in the most recent issue of Blush Vancouver.  She was a host/news anchor on BT from 2011-16.  Vance is currently working on her next career opportunity.  Blush Vancouver item 
08/08/16 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KBSG-FM 89.5 Westport from Northwest Indy Radio to Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation.  FCC Authorization 
Frank Stanford
08/08/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports the announcement by veteran broadcast journalist Frank Stanford that he is retiring after 35 years at CFAX AM 1070 Victoria.  He is one of most respected radio newsmen in the BC capital with a radio career of more than 40 years.  PSR News
Kenny Noble Cortes
08/07/16 - Former Seattle market morning host Kenny Noble Cortes is retiring from his position as news reporter, anchor and media producer at K-LOVE / AiR1 Networks next month.  He was morning host at KRWM-FM 106.9 before moving to Florida in 1997.  All Access Music Group
Tony Ventrella
08/05/16 - Former KIRO-TV and KING-TV Seattle sports anchor Tony Ventrella dropped out of his race for Congress last month.  But he was nominated Tuesday and goes on the November ballot as the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash.  Ventrella beat out two other Democratic candidates to claim the second spot.  Reichert, who is running for a sixth-term, had a comfortable primary victory, taking more than 57 percent of the vote.  Natalie Brand, KING5 News 
John Daly
08/04/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports award-winning veteran Global BC news reporter John Daly is retiring August 31st.  He has been with the station since 1980, when it was BCTV, featuring in-depth news on crime, courts and corruption.  PSR news 
KISS CKKS-FM Vancouver
08/03/16 - KiSS CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver has made the decision to return to a live evening show.  DJ Trouble will return to host evenings live when he gets back from his vacation this week.  Ara will handle the afternoon show solo.  The revised lineup is 6-10 a.m. KiSS Breakfast, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bailey, 2-6 p.m. Ara (featuring the KiSS Mix with DJ Trouble at 5p) and 6-10 p.m. DJ Trouble. 
Kurtis Doering
08/03/16 - Former News Talk 650 CKOM AM Saskatoon anchor/reporter Kurtis Doering has joined News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as a reporter.  He has been with NewsTalk 650 since 2013.  Other recent changes at News1130 include the departure of traffic desker Miranda Guzzo, replaced by sports blogger Carol Schram and the return of Ian Hardacre to traffic reporting.    
Research Director, Inc.
08/03/16 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive July PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Nielsen Audio
08/02/16 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 retains first place with a 6.3 share in the Nielsen Audio July 2016 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  Classic Hits The Jet  KJR-FM 95.7 climbs to tie with News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 for second place with 5.7.  Radio Online
Eric Tyler
08/02/16 - Former Seattle market KISSFM KBKS-FM 106.1 APD/MD/afternoon host EricTyler has been appointed new evening personality at B96 WBBM-FM 96.3 Chicago.  He had been working in the Seattle market since 2006 and left KISS in January.  All Access Music Group 

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