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Keith Cunningham
03/03/15 - Keith Cunningham has been named PD and Format Captian for KLOS-FM 95.5 Los Angeles.  He has been VP of Programming for the iHeartMedia Seattle cluster since May 2013.  All Access Music Group 
ESPN KIRO AM 710
03/03/15 - 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle revamps its weekday lineup.  Justin Myers teams with Gee Scott for the Justin & Gee Show at 10 a.m.  Tom Wassell moves from nights to join Bob Stelton and Dave "The Groz" Grosby for middays.  Scott will continue to host The Barbershop with former Seahawk Marcus Trufant and ex-Husky running back Terry Hollimon in its new timeslot at 7 p.m.  Radio Ink 
Kelsey Lehman
03/03/15 - Virgin Radio CFMG-FM 104.9 Edmonton midday host Kelsey Lehman has announced on her Facebook page that she is headed to KISS CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver.  She's held several positions at Virgin Radio Edmonton since July 2012. 
FCC
03/02/15 - The FCC has granted a CP for a daytime power increase from 5 kw to 20 kw to Inspiration Media, Inc. (Salem Media Group) for KLFE AM 1590 Seattle.  Nighttime power will remain at 5 kw.  FCC data 

Andrew Harms
03/02/15 - Former The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle midday host and APD/MD Andrew Harms is appointed APD/MD/afternoons at Alt 98.7 KYSR-FM Los Angeles effective March 16.  He had a run of nearly 14 years at The End before leaving for LA in 2012.  All Access Music Group 
Meg Coyle
03/02/15 - KING-TV Seattle weekend morning anchor/reporter Meg Coyle is leaving to work for Amazon.  She started at KING5 in October 2000 after working at NWCN and CNN International.  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  Twitter info  
Mike Walker
03/02/15 - Mike Walker, anchor, reporter & producer at CHEK-TV Victoria, leaves after 4 -1/2 years.  He's also been a color commentator for Victoria Royals WHL Hockey on The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3.  Walker is now concentrating his talents as Executive Producer at Roll.Focus. ProductionsCHEK-TV video  
Q104.5 - KMCQ-FM Covington
02/27/15 - According to FCC records the price paid by Educational Media Foundation for Seattle market Q104.5 KMCQ-FM is $7 million.  The deal was announced yesterday at an undisclosed price.  As it does whenever it acquires a commercial station, EMF will apply to convert it to non-commercial status with a main studio waiver.  All Access Music Group  Radio Insight  Radio Insight backgrounder 
Q104.5 - KMCQ-FM Covington
02/26/15 - Educational Media Foundation has announced the purchase of Seattle market Q104.5 KMCQ-FM Covington from Queen Cities Broadcasting for an undisclosed price.  KMCQ moved to Covington from The Dalles, OR in 2008 and increased coverage into the Seattle market in 2010 with a transmitter move to Cougar Mountain involving the frequency swap of CHHR-FM 104.1 Vancouver and KAFE-FM 104.3 Bellingham.  Radio Insight 
A.J. Junop
02/26/15 - Program Director/Department Head/Instructor at Columbia Academy at VanArts A.J. Junop has been appointed Senior Creative Copywriter at Vista Radio Ltd. (Vista Ideas Group) in Vancouver.  He was Senior Creative Copywriter at Standard Broadcasting (99.9 Sun FM/AM1150) Kelowna from 2003-06. 
Justin Barnes
02/26/15 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle night host Justin Barnes moves to middays and Social Media Director.  Additionally, weekend and overnight host Kel Walker takes over the night-host position.  All Access Music Group 
FCC
02/26/15 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to Northwest Leadership Foundation for a new low power FM station to serve Tacoma.  It will operate at 92.9 MHz non-directional with an ERP of 19 watts at 69 meters HAAT at 47° 12' 8.20 " 122° 22' 14.90"FCC data 
The Fan - KBBO Yakima
02/25/15 - Conservative Talk K-USA KBBO AM 1390 Yakima moves to sports as 1390 The Fan featuring a simulcast of 710 ESPN KIRO AM Seattle from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.  KBBO will remain the local affiliate for Seattle Mariners baseball.  KBBO becomes the third affiliate of KIRO in Washington state.  Radio Insight  Yakima Herald 
KISS CHTT-FM Vcitoria
02/24/15 - Valentine's Day has passed, but the kisses keep coming, with the second local branding change to KISS in as many days.  JACK CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria, owned by Rogers Media, changed to KISS Victoria’s #1 Hit Music Station at 4 p.m. todayMike Devlin, Times Colonist  
Clay Freinwald
02/23/15 - The March 2015 edition of Clay's Corner, prepared by Clay Freinwald for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers newsletter The Waveguide, is now available.  This month Clay discusses upcoming events, the end of winter, 4K television and much more.  March Clay's Corner  
KiSS RADIO CFUN-FM
02/23/15 - Another Vancouver station has changed its branding.  Sonic Nation CFUN-FM 104.9 Vancouver (also Chilliwack 107.5 and Abbotsford 92.5) has become KiSS RADIO
Suga Rae
02/21/15 - Suga Rae joins HOT 103.7 KHTP-FM Seattle 7-11 p.m. weeknights.  She was most recently middays at 96.3 RnB KKMJ HD3 Austin TX.  Radio Ink 
BC Lions
02/21/15 - The B.C. Lions broadcast contract with TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver expired at the end of the 2014 season.  However, owner David Braley says “everything’s on the table” as far as the team’s radio broadcast rights go in the local market.  Greg Douglas, The Sun 
Shanyn Maguire
02/20/15 - Traffic reporter Shanyn Maguire is flying high as she reports for Canadian Traffic Network on a number of Vancouver area stations.  When she started in the position, she spent five months studying Google Maps to get a full understanding of the different highways and arteries of the Fraser Valley that connect the outlying areas to Vancouver.  Russell Purcell, Driving 
"The Beat" CFBT-FM Vancouver
02/20/15 - Bell Media has announced the re-branding of The Beat CFBT-FM 94.5 Vancouver to 94.5 Virgin Radio...The Beat of Vancouver.  The change will take place at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, March 5.  "The only thing that will change is the name, the same awesome music and personalities will remain."  Bell acquired the rights to the Virgin brand in Canada when it purchased Astral Media in 2013.  Bell Media backgrounder    
Research Director, Inc.
02/19/15 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive January PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
From the West Coast to the Western Front
02/19/15 - Former CBC Vancouver B.C. Almanac host Mark Forsythe, now retired, and former CBC Radio and Television Journalist and Producer Greg Dickson, have co-authored a compelling book about the British Columbians who served during World War One and the battles they fought.  Forsythe and Dickson will appear at the White Rock Library at 7 p.m. on February 23rd and at the Murrayville Library in Langley Township at 7 p.m. on February 26th to talk about From the West Coast to the Western Front.
Owen Murphy
02/19/15 - Former KIRO-FM 97.3 producer and ESPN KIRO AM 710 Seattle Program Director Owen Murphy leaves his PD position at The Beast KFWB AM 980 Los angeles to concentrate on his Sports Radio Coach and Consulting back in Seattle.  He was PD at 710 ESPN from January 2009 to September 2010 and producer at KIRO Radio from August 2011 to January 2014.  All Access Music Group  
Nielsen Audio
02/19/15 - The two top Hubbard Radio stations continue in the one-two positions in the Nielsen Audio January 2015 Seattle-Tacoma PPM.  CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 is back in first place with a 5.8 share.  Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 moves to second with a 5.6 share.  News/Talk KIRO-FM 97.3 gets a boost up into third with 5.3.  Radio Online
Seattle Seahawks
02/19/15 - Seattle sports stations got a bump in the ratings due to the Seahawks run for the Super Bowl.  KIRO AM 710 had its best performance since July 2010.  Seahawks games are simulcast on news/talk sister KIRO-FM 97.3, which likely helped it improve.  KJR AM 950 had its best since one year ago in the run-up to the Seahawks Super Bowl 48 victory.  Inside Radio 
Jerry Brewer
02/17/15 - Seattle Sports Radio KJR AM 950 10 a.m. to noon host Jerry Brewer has announced that he is leaving the show effective February 20.  He says it is his decision, he will do part-time and stay on as a sports columnist at the The SeattleTimes.  
CKNW AM 980
02/16/15 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 has announced the launch of a new weekend program The Moth Radio Hour, beginning February 21.  The program, produced at Atlantic Public Media, is heard on more than 200 stations in the U.S. 
BC Lions
02/14/15 - BC Lions broadcast rights with Bell Media-owned TSN 1040 CKST AM Vancouver expired at the end of the 2014 season.  Industry insiders are suggesting it might be more advantageous financially in the long-term for Lions' owner David Braley to buy his way onto the airwaves in a potential partnership capacity.  Greg Douglas, The Sun 
Seattle Sounders FC
02/13/15 - KIRO-FM 97.3 Seattle will carry all Sounders FC home and away matches throughout 2015.  KIRO will also air pre- and post-match shows surrounding all Sounders FC contests.  Additionally, a 60-minute Sounders FC-focused show will air at 9:00 p.m. every Thursday evening throughout the season during the Jason Rantz ShowMyNorthwest.com  Additionally, the club has extended its relationship with Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV and JOEtv KZJO-TV to continue as its regional television home.  Highlights of the new multi-year agreement include a 30-minute pre-match show, a new and expanded 30-minute post-match wrap-up following each contest, two 30-minute Sounders FC specials during 2015 and a weekly segment during Friday’s “Q It Up” sportscast throughout the season.  Eight 2015 Sounders FC matches are being carried by Q13 FOX, with the remaining regional fixtures slated for JOEtvSounders release 
Brandi Kruse
02/13/15 - Seattle market Q13 FOX KCPQ-TV has announced that Brandi Kruse will join the news team.  She most recently served as a reporter for KIRO-FM 97.3 and has been honored with four Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in journalism and has contributed to three additional Edward R. Murrow Awards for team coverage of breaking news.  She makes the move at the end of the month.  KCPQ release  Kevin Eck, TVSpy  
BCIT 50 year reunion
02/13/15 - British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is holding its 50th Broadcast and Media Communications Reunion on Friday, May 8.  It will be held from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Hilton Metrotown,  6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby.  BCIT release  Facebook 
Harvey Oberfeld
02/13/15 - Harvey Oberfeld pays tribute to BCTV camera/microwave truck operator Geoff Fisher, who was killed on the job on this day in 1999.   He was setting up microwave truck outside Delta Secondary School when the mast accidentally contacted a 14.4 kV Hydro line above and he was electrocuted.  Harvey Oberfeld blog 
KIRO AM 710 Seattle
02/12/15 - The Oregonian reports that Justin Myers and Andy Bunker, who have been hosting evenings at 710ESPN KIRO AM Seattle since August, will begin weekday mornings on Rip City Radio KPOJ AM 620 Portland.  It will be the Portland market's only locally-produced morning show.  An official announcement is expected in the next week.  Mike Tokito, The Oregonian 
John Copsey
02/11/15 - Former CJOB AM 680 Winnipeg reporter/anchor John Copsey joins News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as weekend morning anchor while Brian Brenn recovers from some recent health issues.  Copsey worked at CJOB from 2007-13.
Bible Broadcasting Network
02/10/15 - Non-commercial KXOT-FM 91.7 Tacoma-Seattle has been off air since last week's announcement that it is being sold by PRC Tacoma -- I LLC to Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc. for $2.4 million.  KXOT had been simulcasting the audio of Washington State's public affairs government television channel TVW since January of last year.  The sale is subject to FCC approval. 
Harvey Oberfeld
02/09/15 - Harvey Oberfeld reports CTV Vancouver News at 6 edging ever closer in ratings to perennial winner Global News Hour with a 2.6 score February 1 compared to 3.3 for Global.  Keeping it Real, Harvey Oberfeld 
Paul Carson
02/06/15 - Three retired Vancouver media giants who covered Gino Odjick through his NHL career, Jim Robson, Steve Armitage and Jim Taylor, accepted lifetime achievement awards as part of the Paul Carson Broadcast and Media Awards held Friday at The Lamplighter Pub in Vancouver's Gastown.  The awards, which started in 2012, are named in honor of Vancouver broadcaster Paul Carson, who passed away in December 2010.  He was best-known for his work in sports television as one of the hosts of Sports Page on CKVU-TV.  He also was co-founder of TEAM 1040 sports radio in Vancouver.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun 
Al Ford
02/05/15 - Broadcast Dialogue reports Al Ford will become GM for Rogers Radio in BC effective March 1.  He replaces retiring Jim Blundell.  Ford moved from Edmonton to become JACK fm CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver PD just this past Monday.  In 2013 Ford was named Program Director of the Year by the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards for the third straight year.  
Bill Dean
02/05/15 - Bill Dean has announced on his Facebook Page that he will be taking over the morning show full time on The Lounge CHPQ-FM 99.9 Parksville.  He has filled in for years for former morning host Patrick Nicholson, who passed away in December at age 67.
Bible Broadcasting Network
02/05/15 - Non-commercial KXOT-FM 91.7 Tacoma is being sold by PRC Tacoma -- I LLC to Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc. for $2.4 million.  The station, once a simulcast of KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle and then KUOW-FM 94.9 Seattle, has been simulcasting the audio of Washington State's public affairs government television channel TVW since January of last year.  All Access Music Group  
KEXP-FM 90.3 Seattle
02/03/15 - Numerous broadcast and entertainment dignitaries gather at the new home of KEXP-FM 90.3 at the Seattle Center.  The target date for the move to the new digs is December 2.  Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times
Roundhouse Radio
02/03/15 - Call letters CIRH-FM have been assigned to Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver's newest station, scheduled to sign on in the Spring.  Last August the CRTC approved the new station, offering niche spoken word programming targeting adults aged 25 to 64 living in downtown Vancouver, to operate at 98.3 MHz.    
Justice Network
02/01/15 - KING-TV Seattle has changed its programming on subchannel 5.2 from Living Well to Justice Network.  The recently launched channel features acclaimed crime fighter and human and victim rights advocate John Walsh and broadcasts crime and investigation programming 24/7, aiming to make communities safer.  KING5 release 

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