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Charles Adler
07/30/15 - Charles Adler, whose CJOB AM 680 Winnipeg-based program aired in syndication on Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 for several years up until 2013, has announced he is leaving the Manitoba city and returning to British Columbia.  In the late 1970s he was on air as Al Adler at CKLG Vancouver during its Top 40 days.  CJOB release/audio  
07/30/15 - The FCC has granted an original construction permit to Iglesia Sanando Las Heridas for a new low power FM station in Renton.  It will operate at 92.9 MHz with 100 watts non-directional at -51.3 meters HAAT at 47° 30' 6.00" 122° 11' 47.00"FCC data 
Howard "Scooter" Chapman
07/29/15 - 81-year-old KONP AM 1450 Port Angeles Sports Director and morning show host Howard Scooter Chapman continues to progress after injuring both knees and his shoulder in a fall at home May 2.  He's been treated at Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation Center since the accident, but hopes his full release is imminent.  Chapman, with a long list of accomplishments at KONP for over 60 years, returned to the air July 14.  Lee Horton, Peninsula Daily News 
CKNW Vancouver
07/29/15 - Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 appears to have completely closed the door on its sports department with the release of sportscasters Dave Sheldon and Bob Addison.  Sheldon has been at 'NW since 2011 and Addison since moving from News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver in 2013.  The word "sports" was previously dropped from the station's logo and imaging. 
Bender and Molly
07/29/15 - Seattle market KISS FM KBKS-FM 106.1 morning team Bender and Molly appear on tonight's Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC.  Molly's husband Jason Mesnick and Sean Lowe (both from The Bachelor) swap wives, sending Molly to Dallas and Catherine Lowe to Seattle.  All Access Music Group 
07/28/15 - The FCC has granted Voluntary Assignment of License for KSTI-FM 102.1 Port Angeles from Owensville Communications, LLC to Radio Pacific, Inc., owners of KONP AM 1450 Port Angeles.  The purchase was announced in early June with the price listed as $280,000.  FCC authorization   
Tom Mark
07/28/15 - Former Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 news anchor Tom Mark Tweets that he is filling in this week at Power 104 CKLZ-FM 104.7 Kelowna.  He recently moved to the Okanagan and also does fill-in work at Kiss FM CKIZ-FM 107.5 Vernon.  Mark anchored news at CKNW from 2001-14 and has received a number of RTDNA awards.  
Alexandra Lewis
07/28/15 - Alexandra Lewis joins Seattle market Q13 KCPQ-TV as Saturday anchor.  She moves from WKEF-TV Dayton OH, where she was a reporter/fill-in anchor and previously worked freelance in Houston.  Scott Jones, FTVLive 
Chad Dey
07/28/15 - News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver airborne traffic reporter Chad Dey has come down to earth as he moves to his new role as an Account Manager for Rogers Radio Vancouver.  He has handled traffic reporting for News1130 and sister station JACK FM CJAX-FM 96.9  since 2014 via the Canadian Traffic Network
The Fan KFNQ AM 1090
07/28/15 - When CBS Radio cut more than 200 positions nationwide two weeks ago with the dropping of the only locally produced program The Steve Sandmeyer Show, it left The Fan KFNQ AM 1090 Seattle with only nationally syndicated content.  Geoff Baker, Seattle Times  
John Copsey
07/27/15 - Former CJOB AM 680 Winnipeg reporter/anchor John Copsey has officially been hired on permanently as weekend afternoon anchor/reporter at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver after being hired in February on a temporary basis.  He was on air at CJOB from 2007-13.  
Jessica Whitworth (Kawer)
07/27/15 - Former JRfm CJJR-FM 93.7/The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver news and traffic reporter Jessica Whitworth has assumed the midday position at Country 100.7 CIGV-FM Penticton.  She worked at JRfm/The Peak from 2006-14. 
Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2
07/27/15 - Voices Radio, formerly Aboriginal Voices Radio (AVR), has won a last minute reprieve after it was ordered off the air by the CRTC effective July 25.  An intervention by the Attorney General of Canada has stayed the order allowing the network with stations in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton to appeal the broadcast regulator's decision.  CKAV-FM-2 107.3 Vancouver is currently broadcasting after going dark earlier this month.  David Farrell, FYI Music News 
Bob Massey
07/27/15 - KSQM-FM 91.5 Sequim on-air personality Classy Bob Massey died early Sunday morning at age 90.  Robert Alan Massey celebrated this spring as the oldest active on-air radio personality in the U.S.  He had been ill since mid-June and seemed to be improving, but his condition worsened a week ago and he died just after midnight Sunday at Olympic Medical Center.  Plans for a memorial will be announced as soon as arrangements are made.  Arwyn Rice, Peninsula Daily News
CFSI-FM Salt Spring Island
07/26/15 - CFSI-FM 107.9 Salt Spring Island has now gone dark.  CFSI-FM and its transmitter CFSI-FM-1 Mount Bruce were ordered off air by the CRTC due to "non-compliance with its regulatory obligations" effective July 25th.  CRTC order   
Clay Freinwald
07/26/15 - The August 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 new Nautel transmitters, digital radio carriers and much more.  August Clay's Corner
Kara Kostanich
07/26/15 - A number of gunshots were fired near KOMO-TV Seattle reporter Kara Kostanich and her photographer shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in Mount Vernon as they were covering a story about a prior drive-by in the neighborhood.  Neither was hurt, but police found bullet damage to a home in the 2700 block East Section Street and several shell casings were found along the roadway.  KOMO-TV news  
Johnson & Johnson
07/24/15 - After nearly four hears hosting mornings at KMPS-FM 94.1 Seattle, Tommy and Joe Johnson are returning to K-Bull KUBL-FM 93.3 Salt Lake City effective July 27.  Johnson & Johnson originally joined KUBL in 1997 before landing in Seattle in October 2011.  KUBL release  All Access Music Group 
Taryn Daly
07/24/15 - The Rock KISW-FM 99.9 Seattle ups Taryn Daly to evening host and social media captain.  She has spent the last three years doing weekends and fill-ins and previously hosted weekends on KISM-FM 92.9 Bellingham.  All Access Music Group 
Gordon Rose
07/23/15 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Gordon Rose died July 17 at age 90 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster following a broken hip and subsequent surgery.  He worked at a number of local stations during his career, including host of DX Prowl on CKMO Vancouver in 1945, announcer at CHWK Chilliwack from 1945-53, news at CKNW New Westminster from 1953-55 and news at CFUN Vancouver from 1955-57.  Rose also helped launch and was Assistant Manager at CJJC Langley from 1963-65 and served in both sales and news at CHWK Chilliwack from 1965 until his retirement in 1980.  A celebration of life will be announced shortly.  
Roundhouse Radio
07/21/15 - Vancouver's newest station Roundhouse Radio CIRH-FM 98.3 has announced its on‐air host lineup.  Joining the station are Kirk LaPoint 6-10 a.m., Minelle Mahtani 10 a.m.-noon, Terry David Mulligan noon-1 p.m., Janice Ungaro 1-2 p.m., Jana Lynne White 2-6 p.m., and Martin Strong 6-9 p.m.  Roundhouse Radio release  Stephen Hui, Georgia Straight  
Wayne Lynch
07/21/15 - In a memo to staff, KING-TV Seattle Executive News Director Mark Ginther has announced the retirement of NWCN News Director Wayne Lynch after 11 years and 45 total years in journalism.  The retirement is effective September 4.  KING-TV announcement 
07/20/15 - The FCC has granted a minor change to a licensed facility to Educational Media Foundation for Seattle market KLSW-FM 104.5 Covington.  ERP will be 6.7 kW non-directional at 400 meters HAAT at its existing transmitter site 47° 32' 35.00" 122° 06' 25.00".  FCC Data
Dennis Skene
07/18/15 - CBC broadcaster, journalist and author Dennis Skene died July 5 in Surrey at age 74 following a lengthy illness.  He began his career with CBC Ottawa in 1973 and worked with the Corporation in Winnipeg, Halifax, Edmonton and Calgary before joining CBC Vancouver as Director of Television from 1988-91.  He also authored several books on current affairs and biographies of prominent political figures.  A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. July 23 at Beecher Place, 12160 Beecher Street, Crescent Beach, Surrey.  Sun/Province obituary  
07/18/15 - Four long-time CBC Vancouver staffers with nearly 100 years total service will be leaving at the end of the month.  Retiring are ENG/EFP Cameramen Alan Stewart and Robb Douglas, TV Technical Producer Murray Wooding and Vancouver & Yukon Engineer Bert Cervo.  A send off will be held Friday, July 31st from 5 p.m. onwards at the Back Forty, 118 Robson Street, Vancouver.  Further info and greetings at 
Al Davidson
07/18/15 - Long-time controversial Vancouver market CKNW AM 980 sports broadcaster Al Davidson is the topic of a new book by lawyer Michael Sporer and journalist Lyndon Grove, to be released next year.  Davidson was with CKNW from 1958-83 and died in Vancouver August 9, 1991 at age 65.  Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun   
07/17/15 - The FCC has now announced the locations of the 11 field offices that are to close.  The closures, including Seattle, were revealed in "Reorganization of the Enforcement Bureau’s Field Operations".  All Access Music Group 
Seatac Media
07/15/15 - Seatac Media has published videos of the sign-on of two Seattle market TV stations.  The November 4, 1980 KCPQ-TV clip includes a look at the erection of the station's tower on Gold Mountain and the June 22, 1985 clip of the sign-on of KTZZ-TV features the start-up dates of Seattle area TV stations by VP & GM Dean Woodring.  Seatac Media videos 
Deanna Cruz
07/14/15 - Deanna Cruz joins Seattle market Hot 103.7 KHTP-FM as new morning show host effective in August.  She was most recently hosting mornings at Hot 106.3 WWKX-FM Providence RI.  All Access Music Group
KFNQ Seattle
07/14/15 - The Fan KFNQ AM 1090 Seattle loses its only local show as afternoon hosts Steve Sandmeyer and Jason Churchill are released.  KFNQ will air the CBS Sports Radio network 24/7.  Nationally, CBS Radio has made numerous layoffs over the past few days.  RadioInsight
Michael Grey
07/13/15 - Former ESPN KIRO AM 710 Seattle host Michael Grey returns to Sports WBBL-FM 107.3 Grand Rapids MI as morning show host.  He left KIRO in March when the station revamped its on-air lineup.  All Access Music Group    
Tom Harrison
07/13/15 - The Province Hall of Fame writer Tom Harrison has written a new eBook entitled History of Vancouver Rock ’n’ Roll, which looks back at the pioneers, visionaries and mavericks who started the local recording industry and turned it into a music hotbed with international stars and producers.  To celebrate its release, The Province is running excerpts from the eBook every Sunday this summer.  Chapter One: Welcome to Vancouver, Rock ’n’ Roll includes the local pioneers, Al Jordan, Red Robinson, CJOR PD Vic Waters and CKNW's Jack Cullen.  Tom Harrison, The Province  Red Robinson news  
Hudson Mack
07/12/15 - Veteran Vancouver Island TV anchor Hudson Mack has authored his memoir Hudson Mack: Unsinkable Anchor, to be released in October by Harbour Publishing.  Mack's broadcasting career began in the BC interior in 1980 before moving to CHEK-TV Victoria in 1985 and being named Assistant News Director in 1989.  He was lured away by The New VI (now CTV Vancouver Island) in 2004 where he was News Director and senior news anchor until his departure was announced in February 2014.   Harbour Publishing release 
Matt Martinez
07/11/15 - Matt Martinez has been hired as Director of Content for Seattle market KPLU-FM 88.5 and KPLU-HD2 (Jazz24).  He was most recently Senior Producer for NPR Programming in Washington DC and replaces Joey Cohn, who was promoted to GM at KPLU last year.  Radio Ink
Rabbi Daniel Lapin
07/10/15 - Glenn Beck's TheBlaze Radio Network is launching The Rabbi Daniel Lapin Show as a two-hour podcast running on Saturdays beginning July 11.  Lapin was a weekly host at KVI AM 570 Seattle from 1995-2006.  All Access Music Group 
07/10/15 - The FCC has granted a minor modification of construction permit to Southeast Effective Development for KVRU-LP 105.7 Seattle.  The applicant requested a transmitter move "a short distance to a new location".   It will operate with 100 watts non-directional at 7.2 meters HAAT at 47° 34' 16.00" 122° 17' 23.00"FCC data 
Research Director, Inc.
07/09/15 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive June PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group
Newcap Radio
07/09/15 - Newcap Radio Vancouver has announced that Paul Sereda has been promoted to APD of LG104.3 CHLG-FM Vancouver from the same position at sister station Smooth & Easy CISL AM 650Art Factora moves to CISL as senior producer and assistant MD from his position as morning show producer at Z95.3 CKZZ-FM.  Joey Arsenault moves from Newcap Fredericton, NB to producer of Mornings with Ruby & Cruise on Z95.3
Nielsen Audio
07/08/15 - CHR MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 continues in first place in the Nielsen Audio June 2015 Seattle-Tacoma PPM with a 6.8 share.  Country The Wolf KKWF-FM 100.7 moves up to second with 5.6.  Active Rock KISW-FM 99.9 slips to third place with 5.4.  Radio Online
Jonathon Brown
07/08/15 - Jonathon Brown has joined the traffic team at News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver.  He has most recently been a traffic reporter for Canadian Traffic Network and previously was a news reporter then News Director at the Vista Radio Ltd. group in Prince George. 
07/08/15 - Seattle market public radio station KPLU-FM 88.5 has recently collected seven news awards for work produced in 2014.  This includes four national awards and three regional honors.  KPLU release 
07/07/15 - The CRTC has approved an application by 0971197 B.C. Ltd. (Roundhouse Radio) to change the transmitter location and technical parameters of CIRH-FM 98.3 Vancouver.  ERP will decrease from 6,000 to 1,700 watts and HAAT will increase from -11 to 87.5 meters above average terrain at 49° 17' 06.0" 123° 07' 09.0".  Technical changes were necessary because the City of Vancouver rejected the original transmitter site due to new municipal regulations.  CRTC release 
Glenn Beck
07/06/15 - Former Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Seattle broadcaster, now syndicated radio host Glenn Beck is taking the next four weeks off to recover from severe vocal cord strain due to overuse.  He is expected to make a full recovery and will return on August 3rd.  Beck is heard locally 9 a.m.-noon on KVI AM 570 Seattle and noon-2 p.m. on KGMI AM 790 Bellingham.  All Access Music Group  
07/06/15 - The FCC has granted a construction permit to Fulcrum Community Communications for a new low power FM station in Seattle.  It will operate at 107.3 MHz with 9.2 watts at 95.9 meters HAAT at 47° 40' 4.00" 122° 21' 14.00"FCC data 
07/06/15 - The CRTC has approved an application by CBC to change the authorized contours of CBYT-FM Campbell River, which transmits Radio One CBCV‑FM Victoria.  CBC proposed to change the transmitter class from A1 to A, increase the ERP from 88 to 250 watts non-directional and increase HAAT from 104 to 114.8 meters.  All other technical parameters remain unchanged.  CRTC release 
Voices Radio
07/04/15 - Voices Radio CKAV-FM-2 107.3 Vancouver has gone dark.  Voices Radio stations in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa were ordered off the air by July 25th by the CRTC based on "repeated and serious non-compliance with its regulatory obligations over four consecutive licence terms".   CRTC order  
Brian Brenn
07/03/15 - Veteran Vancouver news anchor Brian Brenn has announced his retirement from News1130 CKWX AM Vancouver, where he has been co-anchoring weekend mornings since he announced his previous "retirement" in 2008.  Prior to that he had been a full time news anchor at News1130 since 1996.  Before News1130 he was a news anchor at CHQM Vancouver during the 1970s to the early '90s.  Meanwhile long-time CBC Radio Vancouver reporter, news reader and program host Terry Donnelly retired at the end of June.  He had been with the Corporation since 1976.  CBC video  
Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle PI
07/03/15 - Two weeks ago, Seattle PI writer/producer Levi Pulkkinen started putting together a list of Seattle-area broadcasters who succeeded on national television.  Photos and brief backgrounds can be viewed here.  
Bob Robertson
07/01/15 - 86-year-old sports legend Bob Robertson is in his 49th season in the Washington State Cougars football broadcasting booth.  He relinquished play calling duties in 2013 but continues with pregame, halftime and postgame shows.  He's lived in the Tacoma area since the 1950s and called basketball games for Clover Park High early in his career.  Barry Bolton, 
Brock Huard
07/01/15 - Former Washington Huskies and Seattle Seahawks quarterback and current ESPN KIRO AM 710 personality Brock Huard, will host his 5th annual free football camp for area youth on July 23rd at Husky Stadium in Seattle.  NTS Media Online 

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