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Daan Cramer - CBC 1980s
10/23/16 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Daan Cramer passed away October 12 at age 68 after a long journey with Alzheimer's.  He joined CBC Vancouver as a TV Technician in 1977 and was a VTR Operator/Post Production Editor until his position was eliminated as a result of CBC budget cuts in January 1998.  A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. October 29th at the Corrigan Nature House, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver.  Sun/Provice obituary 
Joel McHale
10/22/16 - Former Almost Live cast member on KING-TV Seattle, Joel McHale has released his new book, “Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be”.  He moved to Los Angeles and has starred in numerous TV and movie productions.  He currently stars in the new NBC sitcom The Great Indoors.  McHale is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle.  Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times  
Steve Darling
10/22/16 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Steve Darling is anxious to get back to work after his morning news anchor position was eliminated two weeks ago by Global BC Vancouver.  He worked mainly in the sports departments of radio stations before joining what was then called BCTV in 1998.  Darling donated time to a number of charities along the way.  Dan Jukich, who just completed his 26th year as the voice of the races at Hastings Racecourse, might have written himself into the Guinness Book of World Records by calling 44 races over the span of four racing dates.  His racing results have been carried on Vancouver radio during his career.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun   
Mart Kenney
10/22/16 - Broadcast pioneer, orchestra leader and Canada's Big Band King Mart Kenney began a residency in the Spanish Ballroom of the old Hotel Vancouver 78 years ago.  At age 18 he was a saxophone and clarinet player in the CJOR Radio Orchestra.  His band was dubbed the Western Gentlemen in 1934 when Kenney secured a radio gig on the Canadian Radio Commission network, a precursor to the CBC.  A broadcast in 1938 was carried on the BBC in Britain and on the NBC radio network in the U.S.  Kenney died February 8, 2006 in Mission, BC at age 95.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun 
Jack Webster Awards
10/22/16 - The 2016 Jack Webster Awards were presented Thursday evening on the 30th anniversary of the awards, named after the late Jack Webster, long-time B.C. journalist who died in 1999.  The broadcast winners were: St. John Alexander and Mi-Jung Lee, CTV Vancouver for Best Reporting of the Year, Television; Duncan McCue, Doug Trent and Denis Grenier, CBC TV for Best Feature, Television; CBC Vancouver for Best Feature, Radio and Clement Tang, Fairchild Television Magazine 26 for Best Reporting Chinese LanguageJack Webster release  CTV Vancouver  CBC Vancouver  Fairchild Television 
KING-TV Seattle
10/20/16 - KING-TV Seattle has unveiled a new evening anchor lineup which went into effect this week.  The lineup is 4 p.m. Mark Wright and Amanda Grace; 5 and 6:30 p.m. Mark Wright and Lori Matsukawa; 7 and 11 p.m. David Espinosa-Hall and Lori Matsukawa.  David Espinosa-Hall and Amanda Grace will also anchor 9 and 11 p.m. on sister station KONG-TV.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy 
Global BC
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver
10/20/16 - The full hour of News Hour at 6 on Global BC Vancouver will be simulcast weeknights on CKNW AM 980 beginning November 7.  Parent company Corus Entertainment says, "This collaboration to provide the hour-long, contextual wrap-up of the day’s news and events will appeal to radio listeners and is a natural next step in the evolution of Corus’ combined assets."  Global release 
10/20/16 - The CRTC has issued mandatory orders requiring three Surrey radio stations not to carry on broadcasting undertakings in Surrey or anywhere else in Canada except in compliance with the Broadcasting Act.  The stations are Myfm VF2689 106.9, tourist information station City FM 89.3 and house of worship station Sur Sagar Radio VF2688 91.5.  CRTC release #1  CRTC release#2  CRTC release #3    
Randene Neill
10/19/16 - Long time anchor/reporter Randene Neill is leaving Global TV Vancouver for a new opportunity.  She will continue at the station for another two weeks.  She has been with the station since 1998 following graduation from the BCIT Broadcast program in 1996.  Global TV video  Peter Darbyshire, Vancouver Sun 
Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM
10/16/16 - Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver celebrates its first year on the air.  Host Kirk LaPointe says, "I hope our first year at Roundhouse has given shape to the vision of a hyper-local station with a deep dedication to strengthening our community through dialogue about what matters."  Kirk LaPointe, Roundhouse Radio 
Stirling Faux
10/14/16 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Stirling Faux is preparing his lineup as he fills in on Vancouver Consumer on CKNW AM 980 this Sunday from 11 to noon.  Fans of the popular radio host, who has been on air in Vancouver since the mid 1970s, are hoping it leads to a permanent position.  Faux has also been filling in recently at Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3.  
10/14/16 - The CRTC has approved an application by Aupe Cultural Enhancement Society to operate a Type B Native FM radio station in Campbell River.  The station will operate at 100.7 MHz directional with a maximum ERP of 8,000 watts at 277 meter HAAT.  The applicant indicated that it would broadcast 126 hours of programming each week.  Approximately 20 hours would be devoted to spoken-word programming (community news, sports, weather, traffic and other community information in the English and Comox languages) and 106 hours would be devoted to musical content.  CRTC approval  Lindsay Chung, Campbell River Mirror backgrounder 
Pulse FM Surrey
10/13/16 - Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey is announcing line up changes effective next Monday.  Leah Holiove is moving from mornings to p.m. drive 3-7, Neil Morrison is moving from p.m. drive to mornings and Kash Heed will extend from 9-11 to 9-noon. 
John Daly
10/13/16 - John Daly, former Global BC reporter who retired last month after 36 years with the station, has received an appointment from the B.C. Government.  He is one of nine new "public-interest members" of a council which will become one of several real estate boards that will be overseen by the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate beginning October 17.  Justin McElroy, CBC News
Ian Power
10/12/16 - Puget Sound Radio reports CKNW AM 980 talk show host Ian Power and his producer have been let go following a somewhat contentious interview with a female blogger in Toronto on the subject of multiculturalism.  He has been hosting shows at 'NW since 2010.  Puget Sound Radio   
Neil O'Brien
10/11/16 - AM730 CHMJ Vancouver traffic anchor Neil O'Brien has posted on his Twitter page that he has been released from the all-traffic station.  He has been there four years.  
Sam Argier
10/11/16 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle Chief Meteorologist Sam Argier has announced on his Facebook page that he is joining FOX5 KVVU-TV Las Vegas as a full-time meteorologist after working part-time the past couple of months.  He left KIRO-TV a year ago after a seven year run to move closer to family in the Southwest.  TVSpy backgrounder    
Kris Laudien
10/11/16 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Kris Laudien is leaving his position as news anchor and show host at CTV Winnipeg, where he has worked since 2011.  He is taking a morning anchor position with Global News Calgary.  His Vancouver gigs included anchor/reporter at News1130 CKWX and CKNW, and morning show/co-host at Mojo Radio CHMJ AM 730 in the early 2000s.  
CTV Vancouver

C-FAX AM 1070 Victoria
10/11/16 - CTV Vancouver made Canadian journalism history Monday evening at a gala in New York City as it was presented with the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award for Overall Excellence – Large Market Television.  The award, as chosen by the U.S. arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), is a first for a Canadian major market television station in the 45-year history of the “Murrows.”  CTV Vancouver’s winning entry included on-air and online breaking news reporting, as well as examples of investigative, consumer and human interest stories.  Victoria @ Noon on C-FAX AM 1070 was also awarded Newscast - Small Market Radio.  CTV release  2016 Award Winners  Radio Online  
Steve Darling
10/07/16 - Global BC suppertime news anchor Chris Gailus has announced on his Twitter page that long-time morning anchor Steve Darling is leaving the station.  He has been there since 1998.  Darling later confirmed, "My anchor position has been eliminated and I will no longer be an employee of Global BC.  I will deeply miss anchoring the morning news.”  Stephanie Ip, Vancouver Sun  Greg Douglas' End Zone, Vancouver Sun
10/07/16 - FM simulcasts on new translators will begin shortly for KRKO AM 1380 on 95.3 and KKXA AM 1520 on 101.1 FM.  The new 250 watt FM signals will originate from and cover the greater Everett area including Marysville, Snohomish, Monroe, and Mukilteo.  Press Release  Jim Davis, HeraldNet  In addition, Seattle market KZIZ AM 1560 is adding an FM signal in the greater Kent area on 95.3KGNW AM 820 adds a signal on 104.1 FM that will originate from Newport Hills and cover the greater Bellevue, Issaquah, and Seattle area and KBLE AM 1050 will add a simulcast on 100.3 FM with coverage of Bothell, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Edmonds, Shoreline, and Mountlake Terrace.  Unlike non-commercial, low-powered FM signals recently granted by the FCC, these translators can have more than twice the power and can operate as commercial signals. 
KNKX-FM 88.5
10/06/16 - Over a period of 10 months, loyal staff and supporters under the banner of Friends of 88.5, KNKX-FM 88.5 emerged from KPLU-FM, when the station was being sold by Pacific Lutheran University to the University of WashingtonDavid Kroman, 
10/06/16 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Make Shift for KZAX-LP 94.9 Bellingham.  ERP remains at .1 kW non-directional, HAAT increases from -49 to -17.5 meters and transmitter location moves approx. 3 city blocks to 48° 44' 52.00" 122° 28' 40.00FCC data 
George Garrett
10/06/16 - Acclaimed journalist and author George Garrett discusses his new book The Life and Times of Lighthouse McNeil: An Adventure in the RCMP.  It's a biography of the distinguished Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Sterling McNeil.  Garrett was a news reporter and then investigative reporter for most of his career with Vancouver market CKNW from 1955 until his retirement in 1999.  He received a Radio-Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.  Joseph Planta interview  
Phil Sturholm
10/03/16 - A Funeral Mass was held over the weekend for former KING-TV Seattle Chief Photographer and Executive Producer Phil Sturholm, who passed away August 23rd at age 80.  He was considered by many to be a teacher and mentor and to have laid the groundwork for KING-TV news.  Matt Mrozinski, KING5  Seattle Times obituary  John Arthur Wilson, backgrounder  Ken Jones, YouTube video 
David Espinosa-Hall
10/02/16 - David Espinosa-Hall begins evening anchor duties at KING-TV Seattle this week.  He was hired in August and has most recently been morning anchor at WKMG-TV Orlando, FL for the last two years.  Scott Jones , FTV Live   KING5 release/video
Eric Powers
10/01/16 - Veteran Seattle radio personality Eric Powers has started a new 24-hour commercial-free Internet streaming music channel POWERS RADIO.COM.  His radio career goes back to KNHC-FM 89.5 in 1988, with 23 years at KUBE-FM 93.3, most recently as PD/afternoon host.  He left KUBE in January when iHeartMedia did a shuffle of its Seattle market stations. 
Paul Tosch
10/01/16 - After 25 years on the air and more than 35,000 hours in the air, traffic reporter Paul Tosch has retired from KOMO Radio & TV Seattle.  He parlayed flying skills and some college radio experience into one of the longest traffic reporting careers in Seattle radio history.  Tosch says he is headed for Bali, Indonesia, where he and wife own a small resort.  Reporter Marina Rockinger will assume his former duties, covering morning and afternoon traffic.  Corwin Haeck, KOMO News

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