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06/22/17 - The FCC has granted a minor modification to a construction permit to Hollow Earth Radio for KHUH-LP 104.9 Seattle.  Frequency will change from 100.3 MHz and ERP will be 16 watts non-directional at 74 meters HAAT at 47° 36' 48.00" 122° 18' 14.00"FCC data 
.Satiar Shah
06/22/17 - A number of sources state that Satiar Shah, the producer for the TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver Bro Jake Show, has left the station and is heading to the soon-to-launch Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver.  It's not confirmed if he is getting a host spot or will have a similar type role he had at 1040.  Steve Ewen, The Province 
06/21/17 - The FCC has granted a minor change in licensed facilities to Universal Media Access for KKDZ AM 1250 Seattle.  Nighttime transmitter location will change from 47° 40' 23.00" 122° 10' 8.00" with 5 kW directional to 47° 35' 29.00" 122° 10' 56.00" with 3.6 kW directional.  Daytime power is unchanged at 5 kW non-directional at 47° 33' 49.00" 122° 21' 35.00"FCC data      
Michael Kuss
06/19/17 - Meteorologist Michael Kuss will be co-hosting mornings on JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver with Paul Brown beginning June 26th.  Kuss announced two weeks ago that he was leaving his weather anchor position with Global Vancouver.  Brown is a former long-time morning host at The Bear CFBR-FM 100.3 Edmonton, but departed at the end of last year to relocate to California to pursue another career.  Additionally, it's now official that former JACK host Kenny Jones will host p.m. drive.  Rogers Media release  
06/17/17 - An ownership restructuring is taking place at South Asian station operator XL Media as Radio Punjab KZIZ AM 1560 Pacific and three California stations are being transferred to Akal Broadcasting for no consideration.  Radio Insight  FCC data  There is a Construction Permit to increase power of KZIZ from 5/.9 to 10/2.5 kW and decrease critical hours power from 3.3 to 2.5 kW.  FCC data 
KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle
06/16/17 - Inside Radio spoke with Steve “The Thrill” Hill to discuss the syndicated launch of the KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle show The Men's Room.  The show has been a ratings powerhouse for KISW.  The success of the program, comprised of Miles Montgomery, Steve “The Thrill” Hill and Thee Ted Smith, along with producers Robin Foxx and Mike Hawk, led to a syndication partnership with Westwood One which launched it on eight stations June 5.  Inside Radio Q & A  
JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver
06/15/17 - JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver has announced a new morning show with details to be revealed next Monday, June 19th.  JACK release
Research Director, Inc.
06/14/17 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive May PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Tara Jean Stevens
06/14/17 - Tara Jean Stevens has been announced as the new co-host of Breakfast Television on City Vancouver beginning June 19.  She was most recently morning co-host at JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver and is a two-time recipient of the BCAB Broadcast Performer of the Year award.  Rogers Media release
06/14/17 - The CRTC has approved an application by Northern Native Broadcasting (Terrace, B.C.) for a new station to serve the Vancouver market.  It will operate at 106.3 MHz with a maximum ERP of 9,000 watts at 605.4 meters HAAT.  The station will broadcast popular music and devote at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of spoken word programming to Indigenous-language programming each week.  It is one of five new licenses to serve urban Indigenous communities in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto after the Commission revoked the licenses for Native radio stations held by Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. in 2015.  CRTC decision 
Nielsen Audio
06/13/17 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma May 2017 PPM with a 7.4 share.  NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 is second with 6.0.  Classic Hits KJR-FM 95.7 moves back into third with 5.9.  Radio Online
Scott Fee
06/13/17 - Award-winning Global Calgary morning news anchor and former Vancouver/Victoria broadcaster Scott Fee has been named the new co-anchor of Global Calgary's News Hour at 6.  Before moving to Calgary in 2011, he was a reporter/anchor at CHEK-TV Victoria and previously was a part-time anchor at News 1130 CKWX Vancouver in 2005.  Meanwhile, weekend morning anchor Kris Laudien, another former Vancouver reporter/anchor at News 1130 and CKNW AM 980, slots into the weekday morning position.  Global Calgary release   
Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver
06/12/17 - After David Cruise left Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver last week, the morning show has morphed into Z Mornings with Ruby & Leslie (along with Producer Joey)Cruise joined Z95.3 in March 2014 from Ottawa and is headed back.  He reportedly will re-emerge on an Ottawa station in the near future.   
Dan Jukich
06/12/17 - Hastings track announcer Dan Jukich admires the job he has.  He began calling standardbred races at Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs (now Elements) in 1979, and added thoroughbreds at Hastings Park in 1990.  He also hosted racing results on News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver in the early 2000s.  Jukich was inducted into the B.C. Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015.  Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Sun   
Dave McCormick
06/10/17 - Over a hundred family members, close friends and radio colleagues gathered at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver Saturday to celebrate the life of veteran air personality and musicologist "Big Daddy" Dave McCormick who passed away March 29th at age 80.  His radio career began on his 14th birthday at CHML Hamilton ON.  Except for a few years during the 1960s, when he worked in California and at KOL Seattle, McCormick's on-air work was in Vancouver from 1957 CFUN until his retirement from CISL in 2010.  He was particularly noted for his Discumentary and Countrymentary radio series on CFMI-FM and CJJR-FM respectively and received numerous awards during his career.  Obituary  Guest Book  Red Robinson tribute
Michael Kuss
06/10/17 - Global BC meteorologist Michael Kuss has announced on his Twitter page that he is leaving the station.  He hasn't yet revealed where, but stated, "I'd love to say where I'm going but I signed a non disclosure agreement.  I can say I won't have to suit up like the last 24 yrs.," indicating it could be a radio position.  Kuss handled forecasts for CTV Vancouver from 2010-15 before joining Global in December 2015.
Neal Karlinsky
06/09/17 - Former ABC News correspondent and KIRO-TV Seattle reporter Neal Karlinsky has found a new position as Senior Manager and Content Creator at Amazon.  He was most recently an ABC News correspondent for seven years after reporting for KIRO from 1994-2000.  Chris Ariens, TVSpy
The Peak CKPK-FM Vancouver
06/08/17 - Following the earlier announcement that Tyler and Lynch (Tyler Middleton and Chris Lynch) have been acquired to host mornings by The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver, the full roster has been released.  The new lineup features Jason Manning in middays, James Sutton and Casey-Jo Loos in afternoon drive and Clinton Herman hosting evenings. 
Craig MacEwen
06/08/17 - Craig MacEwen has now been named PD at Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver, set to launch this fall.  He was the former Pacific bureau chief for Rogers Sportsnet television and TV play-by-play man for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC until he was let go in August 2014.  MacEwen has most recently been Director of Marketing and Communications for Volleyball BC
David Bray
06/08/17 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications breaks down the most recent Numeris PPM ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets.  David Bray data
06/07/17 - Numeris Vancouver market PPM ratings have been released for the period February 27 - May 28, 2017.  CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 continues its lead with a 14.2 share.  QM/FM CHQM-FM 103.5 is in second place with 10.7.  News/Talk CKNW AM 980 is third with 10.2.  Numeris ratings
David Cruise
06/07/17 - There's another morning show change in the Vancouver market as a.m. drive host David Cruise is reported out at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM.  He joined Z95.3 in March 2014 from Ottawa and is apparently heading back to be with family in that city.  Ruby Carr, the other half of the Ruby & Cruise morning show is retained.  Meanwhile, Pulse CISF-FM 107.7 Surrey afternoon driver Neil Morrison has been delisted from the station's website and Dave Sheldon becomes PD and morning show host.  Airchecker news     
Clint Nickerson 2015 06/06/17 - (Updated) Radio West reports that fomer CKVN/CFUN Vancouver news announcer Clint Nickerson died from lung cancer June 3rd in Victoria at age 65.  He moved to Toronto, where he anchored news at CFTR and was the main news producer at City Pulse on Citytv.  He subsequently moved back to the west coast as Director of News and Information Programming at CIVI-TV Victoria in the early 2000s.  A Celebration of Life is planned for 3-5 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Victoria Golf Club.  Radio West posting  Mike Devlin, Times Colonist  CARE Funeral Services obituary 
Chris Wahl
06/06/17 - News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver has announced Chris Wahl as the newest member of the station's Sports Department.  He will be working the evening/weekend anchor shift.  Wahl's experience includes the last three years with the Kootenay Ice Hockey Club of the WHL, producing and performing game broadcasts.  He also has play-by-play experience with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL.  He replaces Jas Kang and will be starting his regular shift June 14.
06/06/17 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License from Josh Broadcasting, LLC to Educational Media Foundation for KNBQ-FM 98.5 Central Park.  Application to convert the station from commercial to noncommercial educational status is also granted.  FCC release                                  
06/05/17 - Rogers Media is expanding its Toronto newscast CityNews to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal.  Local versions of the newscast will start airing in Edmonton and Winnipeg on September 4th.  The newscasts head to City Vancouver, along with Montreal and Calgary in winter 2018.  The broadcasts will include daily one-hour editions at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.  CP/News1130   
Pat Garrett
06/05/17 - Former KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle MD/p.m. driver Pat Garrett has been tapped as the new PD/p.m. drive host for KFLY-FM 101.5 Corvallis OR.  The station flipped from its former Rock format to US Country 101 this afternoon.  Garrett left KMPS last November.  All Access Music Group    
Fred Engel
06/05/17 - Retired CBC Vancouver staffer Fred Engel died May 23 at age 85.  He began his career as a Film Editor and was promoted to Manager, Film Services and subsequently to TV Production Manager.  His final tenure before retiring in 1984 was as a Television Producer.  A Celebration of Life will be held June 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.   North Shore News obituary 
Q13 KCPQ-TV Seattle
06/05/17 - A man is under arrest after he attacked a security guard and broke into the newsroom at KCPQ-TV Seattle at about 2:50 a.m. today.  The attacker eventually ran back outside and was arrested by police.  The guard is expected to recover and no one else was injured in the incident.  Q13 News 
Sportsnet 650 "The Fan" Vancouver
06/04/17 - As Sportsnet 650 Vancouver readies for its debut in the next few months, Airchecker reports former Sportsnet Pacific Bureau Chief Craig MacEwen is one of the candidates for the program director position.  The CRTC approved the purchase of CISL AM 650 on May 26 by Rogers Media, which will change the station from a Smooth & Easy oldies-based format to all-sports.  Airchecker news  
The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver
06/01/17 - Airchecker now reports X92.9 CFEX-FM Calgary morning personalities Tyler and Lynch (Tyler Middleton and Chris Lynch) have been acquired by The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  Lynch has been with X92.9 since 2006 and hosting mornings since 2014.  The Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year award-winning Middleton has been there since 2016.  Airchecker news  
06/01/17 - The FCC has granted License to Cover to KOLP Radio for KOLP-LP 100.3 Olympia.  The station is licensed to operate with an ERP of 100 watts non-directional at -27.6 meters HAAT at 46° 57' 27.00" 122° 56' 51.00"FCC data 
KING-TV Seattle
06/01/17 - KING-TV Seattle takes the top spot in social ratings in the Seattle/Tacoma market.  Share Rocket data shows KING has a 33.2 Share in the past 30 days and generated just shy of 1.9 million total engagements. That’s close to 500,000 more than KCPQ-TV that took second place.  KIRO-TV came in third with a 24.5 Share.  Tthe No. 1 individual in the market was KOMO-TV anchor Eric JohnsonTVSpy

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