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Kimberly Wynn
07/22/17 - After just over a year in the position, CTV Vancouver Morning Live traffic reporter Kimberly Wynn leaves the station.  She appeared for the last time Friday to, "embark on new adventures and projects".  She is a journalism graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and previously spent time with radio and TV outlets in Edmonton.  Twitter page  Bell Media backgrounder
KOMO-TV Seattle

Sinclair Broadcast Group
07/22/17 - The political rivalry between KOMO Radio/TV Seattle and station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group continues to make national news.  Sinclair acquired KOMO as part of a $373 million deal for 20 stations in 2013.  The company was used to operating in smaller markets, making KOMO a new kind of challenge, a "big station with an aggressive, accomplished newsroom".  The rift appears to have begun when Sinclair Chairman David Smith criticized station leadership and told employees that the most important individuals weren’t the reporters or anchors but the salespeople.  Felix Gillette, Bloomberg Businessweek   
Fin Anthony 2015
07/22/17 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Fin Anthony died July 16 at age 87.  He was a news announcer, "Kiddie's Show" co-host, play-by-play football broadcaster, late-night disc jockey and salesman at CKMO/CFUN, CKLG, CKNW, CHAN-TV and KVOS-TV during the 1950s and '60s.  He was well-known for his Woodward's Department Store and Food Floor ads, which he produced from 1962-87.  He also created the world's first and largest Salmon Derby in 1958 to celebrate B.C.'s Centennial and was the Director of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion Tour.  A Celebration of Life will take place this fall.  Sun/Province obituary  
Bob "Moj" Marjanovich
07/20/17 - Airchecker reports Bob Moj Marjanovich is taking over from Scott Rintoul as the BC Lions play-by-play announcer on TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver as Rintoul moves to host p.m. drive on the new Sportsnet 650 when it signs on in early September.  Airchecker news  Meanwhile, Vancouver Giants caller Brendan Batchelor appears to be the next radio voice of the Vancouver Canucks as Sportsnet 650 takes over broadcasting the games from TSN 1040 this fall.  According to various sources, he resigned from the WHL club on Monday.  He has also worked as an announcer, reporter and producer for TSN 1040 since October 2008.  Steve Ewen, The Province 
07/19/17 - The remaining six (of nine) television station moves in the Seattle market relating to the spectrum auction of television channels 38-51 being sold to broadband companies have been applied for.  KUNS-TV ch. 50 (Bellevue) has applied to move to ch. 24 which will require KRUM-TV to move or shut down.  FCC data  KVOS-TV ch. 35 (Bellingham) has applied to move to ch. 14 which will allow CBUT Vancouver to move to ch. 35.  FCC data  KFFV-TV ch. 44 has applied to move to ch. 16 which will require the KBTC-TV ch.16 Seattle translator to move or shut down.  FCC data  KING-TV ch. 48 has applied to move to ch. 25.  FCC data  KOMO-TV ch. 38 has applied to move to ch. 30 with a change to a non-directional antenna.  FCC data  KTBW-TV ch. 14 (Tacoma) has applied to move to ch. 21.  FCC data 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
07/19/17 - In a memo, written by Sinclair Broadcast Group VP of News Scott Livingston to Sinclair station news directors, he says he wants to “dispel some of the myths” being reported about the organization.  He alleges that reporters from major media outlets are biased following reports of “must run” content complained about by some local station staff, including KOMO-TV Seattle.  Hadas Gold, Politico     
Sinclair Broadcast Group

Tribune Media

07/17/17 - A Tribune Media shareholder has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block a proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of the company by Sinclair Broadcast Group.  Sean McEntire is pursuing a class-action suit in federal court in Chicago accusing Tribune Media of not giving the whole picture prior to the merger.  Specifically, he said that Tribune Media has failed to provide all relevant financial projections as well as how much other bidders offered for Tribune Media.  The proposed deal would give Sinclair control of Tribune’s 42 TV stations and its cable networks and put Sinclair over the cap limits in Seattle, Portland and a number of other cities.  Ben Munson, FierceCable 

Steve Raible
07/17/17 - Steve Raible clebrates 35 years at KIRO-TV Seattle.  He joined the station in 1982, following a six-year career as a wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks.  In his 35-year television career, Raible has been consistently recognized for his excellence in broadcasting, including five Regional Emmy Awards, including two for Best Anchor, to go along with several National awards.  Paul Greeley, TVNewsCheck
Tom Rowe
07/16/17 - Skilled film and television producer Tom Rowe, died unexpectedly July 2 on Gambier Island at age 62.  His list of movie and television credits includes The Journey of Natty Gann (Movie 1985), A Letter to Three Wives (TV series 1985-86), Who’s Harry Crumb? (Movie 1989), Memories of Murder (TV series 1989-90), Bird on a Wire (Movie 1990), Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story (TV Show), This Can’t Be Love (TV series 1993-94), In Cold Blood (TV series 1996-97), Floating Away (Movie 1998), Masters of Horror (TV series 2005-06), Flash Gordon (TV series 2007-08), High Moon (TV series 2014-15) and Continuum (TV series 2012-15).  Rowe was married to award-winning CBC and CTV Vancouver broadcaster Vicki Gabereau.  A wake for industry and friends is scheduled for this fall.  Sun/Province obituary 
Erin Cebula
07/15/17 - Long time Vancouver television host and ET Canada west coast reporter Erin Cebula is leaving the program.  She will continue to focus on hosting and producing lifestyle and entertainment content in Vancouver.   Also leaving the show is co-host Rick Campanelli and Montreal correspondent Natasha Gargiulo.  All three have been with ET Canada for 12 years.  CBC News     
Research Director, Inc.
07/14/17 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive June PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
07/13/17 - Entercom Seattle has moved its offices and studios to the 14th floor of the building known as the Bank of America Tower at 800 5th Avenue.  The move affects Entercom's four FM stations and Smart Reach DigitalAll Access Music Group  
Nielsen Audio
07/13/17 - CHR KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in first place in the Nielsen Audio Seattle-Tacoma Spring 2017 PPM with the same 7.4 share as last survey.  Classic Hits KJR-FM 95.7 is now tied for second with NPR KUOW-FM 94.9 with 5.8.  Radio Online
KNKX-FM 88.5
07/13/17 - Seattle-Tacoma market KNKX-FM 88.5 has won five national awards at the 2017 PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors, Inc.) Conference, all from the station’s locally-produced culture magazine, Sound EffectTwo firsts and three seconds were awarded from stories that aired in 2016.  Tacoma Daily Index  
KOMO-TV Seattle
07/13/17 - After KOMO-TV Seattle staffers complained to both The New York Times and The Washington Post about undue editorial influence from their corporate bosses, station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group sent staffers at KOMO a letter with a reminder that, if contacted by outside media, employees should forward those requests through the proper channels.  Scott Jones, FTVLive
Rick Cluff
07/13/17 - CBC Radio One CBU-FM 88.1/AM 690 Vancouver has announced on its Twitter page that Early Edition host Rick Cluff recently underwent heart surgery, is okay and will be back soon, but is taking the summer to recover.  Twitter announcement 
Martin Strong
07/13/17 - Puget Sound Radio reports Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver morning host Martin Strong is no longer hosting the show.  Veteran broadcaster Stirling Faux takes over weekday mornings.  Strong has been with Roundhouse Radio for just under two years.  Puget Sound Radio report      
TSN 1040
Sportsnet 650
07/13/17 - TSN 1040 CKST Vancouver is gearing up to take on the competition from the new Sportsnet 650 CISL, to sign on with its new format in early September.  Information is coming out about the on-air lineup at Sportsnet 650 and host shuffling at TSN 1040SN650 is relying on its Vancouver Canucks radio rights for five years, as the two stations go head to head.  Patrick Johnston, The Province
Boris Epshteyn
07/12/17 - Boris Epshteyn, Republican political strategist and now Chief Political Analyst at Sinclair Broadcast Group, may soon be seen on a regular basis on the KOMO-TV Seattle nightly news.  Station staff have been told by Sinclair representatives they will be required to run editorial segments from Epshteyn's Bottom Line with Boris at least three times a week during its prime time 11 p.m. news.  Sinclair is unique among broadcasting groups in its insistence that local affiliates run content created by the national organization.  David Kroman, Crosscut   
Sportsnet 650
07/12/17 - Airchecker reports Scott Rintoul and Andrew Walker will host p.m. drive at the new Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver beginning September 4 as it gears up to its new all-sports format.  Rintoul was a host and BC Lions play-by-play announcer for TSN Radio Vancouver for several years and Walker is being brought in from his hosting position at Sportsnet 590 CJCL AM Toronto.  Airchecker news  Meanwhile, in other Vancouver radio news, former KiSS Radio CKKS-FM 104.9 PD Russell James is filling in at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM.  It's full circle for him, as he hosted evenings at Z95.3 in 2005-06.  
Brent Shearer
07/11/17 - Former CTV Vancouver Morning Live host Brent Shearer has found a new position as Media Relations Consultant at financial co-operative Vancity.  He held several positions with CTV since 2008 but was released at the end of March.
Fred Ransom 1986
07/09/17 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Fred Ransom of Port Moody passed away July 2 at age 88.  He was with CBC Vancouver as a Stagehand and Key Grip from about the mid 1950s through the late 1980s.  In a freelance capacity he worked on feature films including The Trap, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Neptune Factor, I Heard the Owl Call My Name (TV movie), The Keeper, The Changeling, Out of the Blue and Deep Dark Secrets (TV Movie).  A casual memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m. July 15 at 105 Windsor Drive, Port Moody.  Sun/Province obituary 
"Jolly" John Tanner
07/09/17 - Legendary Vancouver DJ Jolly John Tanner remembers back in 1967 when Vancouver's counter culture was blossoming on West Fourth Avenue.  In an interview with CBC host Gloria Macarenko he recalls his days at C-FUN when he was "not allowed to play the far out stuff".  CBC News 
07/08/17 - An independent study commissioned by the NAB details every radio station that might be affected and exactly which television station might affect them by the TV repacking that is the result of the incentive spectrum auction.  The stations may need to reduce power, shut down, or operate from an auxiliary facility for work being done on a neighboring TV station antenna to ensure tower worker safety from radio frequency exposure.  One Bellingham and eight Seattle market FM stations out of a total of 678 are listed on page 36 of the study.  NAB info   
07/07/17 - The FCC has granted a construction permit for a channel change to Tribune Broadcating Seattle, LLC for KZJO-TV.  RF channel will change from 25 to 36, ERP will remain at 1000 kW non-directional and HAAT will drop slightly from 290 to 287 meters.  FCC data   
Teresa Laynes
07/06/17 - Broadcast Dialogue reports Teresa Laynes is out as PD of Star 98.3 CKSR-FM Chilliwack.  She had been with Rogers Radio since 2001 and program director since 2012.  Rogers has also announced that Star 98.3 will be relocating into a temporary studio in Abbotsford, starting Monday, while new studios are built in Chilliwack.  Rob Michaels, PD at sister station Ocean 98.5 CIOC-FM Victoria is assuming PD responsibilities for Star FM in the interim.
07/05/17 - The FCC has granted a change of channel for KIRO-TV Seattle from 39 to 23.  ERP will decrease from 1000 to 715 kW directional at existing HAAT of 267 meters at existing transmitter siteFCC data  In addition, the Commission has granted a minor modification of construction permit to Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange for KMGP-LP 101.1 Magnuson Park.  ERP will be 46 watts non-directional at 44 meters HAAT at 47° 39' 31.00" N 122° 18' 9.00"FCC data  
Sportsnet 650 CISL AM Vancouver

07/05/17 - James Cybulski, Steve Darling and Mira Laurence have been announced as the morning show team at Sportsnet 650 (currently CISL), Vancouver's newest sports radio station.  The show launches September 4 and will air Monday to Friday from 6 to 10 a.m.  Cybulski most recently reported for News1130 CKWX AM, Darling was the main morning anchor at BCTV/Global Vancouver for 18 years and Laurence was the senior sports anchor at CTV Vancouver Island for 13 years and most recently the Executive Director of HeadWay, the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre.  Cision Newswire  BT Video  Scott Brown, Vancouver Sun  

Red Robinson
07/02/17 - After 64 years on air and several attempts to retire, legendary Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson says at age 80 it's finally time.  His Sunday afternoon show on CISL AM 650 will end on August 27, as the recently sold station moves to a sports format.  Red has "retired" a number of times before, so there is still a possibility he will resurface somewhere.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun
Henry Rosoff
07/01/17 - Former KIRO-TV Seattle general assignment reporter Henry Rosoff has joined CBS affiliate KYW-TV Philadelphia.  The multiple Emmy Award winning reporter had been with KIRO since April 2013.  Puget Sound Media

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