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Bianca Rego

3/27/23 - Bianca Rego will be the new producer of Mornings with Simi on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver. The 2022 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been producing MWS for the last couple of months, coordinating new regular segments, and expanding the program's guest roster. 
Headliners Gala

3/26/23 - Crosscut/ KCTS9 Seattle present the Headliners Gala at 6 p.m. April 29. It's a celebration of the best of the Northwest’s community and culture and a benefit to support Cascade Public Media, the organization behind Crosscut and KCTS9. This year’s gala will feature a culinary tour of the region, curated by some of the premier chefs and restaurateurs in Washington state.  Media Release

Jody Vance

3/25/23 - In a civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Vancouver broadcaster Jody Vance is now suing a man who earlier this month pleaded guilty to criminal harassment in connection with hundreds of abusive and threatening emails and online posts. She alleges Richard Sean Oliver engaged in “an ongoing and relentless campaign” of harassment, infliction of mental suffering, invasion of privacy and defamation.  Tiffany Crawford, The Province

Brittney Brumfield

3/25/23 - KING5 Seattle Emmy Award winning news producer Brittney Brumfield unveils the launch of the new Cultivating Culture series highlighting black innovators & culture around the Pacific Northwest.  LinkedIn Announcement

Olivia Roberts

3/25/23 - KING 5 Seattle multimedia marketing producer Olivia Roberts conceived and produced a campaign featuring three of the station’s women anchor/ reporters writing a letter to their younger selves  to celebrate Women’s History Month.  Paul Greeley, TVNewsCheck

John Garrett

3/25/23 - Veteran Vancouver Canucks play-by-play commentator John Garrett has announced his retirement from Sportsnet at the end of this season. He's been there since 2002 and will call his last game on April 13. He previously worked for CBC. There are numerous potential candidates to replace him.  Twitter Video  Trevor Beggs, Daily Hive
Fiona Forbes

3/23/23 - Long time Vancouver award winning TV host & producer Fiona Forbes will be the producer for the Global TV national The Morning Show based out of Vancouver, for the program which is based out of Toronto. She starts in April.

Paris Jackson

3/23/23 - Former KOMO 4 Seattle anchor/ reporter Paris Jackson has landed a new position as on air host of Crosscut Now on KCTS 9. She was an anchor/ reporter at KOMO 4 from 2013-20.  LinkedIn Announcement
Angela Poe Russell

3/23/23 - KING 5 Seattle producer/ reporter/ host Angela Poe Russell has left her position with the station. She has been at KING 5 since March 2017. As yet, no word on where she is going.  Facebook Announcement  Amity Addrisi Video

Research Director, Inc.

3/22/23 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive February '23 PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

Nielsen Audio

3/21/23 - Classic Rock KZOK-FM 102.5 moves up into first place with a 6.5 share in the Nielsen Seattle-Tacoma February 2023 PPM 6+ ratings. Classic Hits KJEB-FM 95.7 slips down to second with a 5.9 share. Alternative KEXP-FM 90.3 is third with  5.6, putting no talk stations in the top three.  Radio Online

Carla Marie & Anthony

3/21/23 - Former Seattle market KISS KBKS-FM 106.1 (now HITS 106.1) morning team Carla Marie & Anthony (Carla Marie Monica and Anthony Halwagy) are now streaming a daily show on the Gemini XIII Personality Network.  RadioInsight

OL Reign

3/21/23 - Seattle-based American professional women's soccer team OL Reign has extended its partnership with FOX 13+ KZJO-TV, which will broadcast eight games this year, doubling their commitment from 2022. The first three matches of the season are included in the broadcast agreement, including the club’s home opener against San Diego on April 15.  OL Reign Release  Fox 13 Video

Catchy Comedy

3/21/23 - Decades on KVOS-TV 12.4 Bellingham and KFFV-TV 44.4 Seattle will change to Catchy Comedy on Monday, March 27.  It will showcase some of TV's greatest comedy series, headlined by the funny women and men who became audience favorites.  Catchy Comedy Video
Christian Caple

3/20/23 - UW Huskies football insider Christian Caple joins Seattle Sports KIRO AM 710 as a contributor. He's been reporting and writing sports at several publications since 2010.  Seattle Sports News/ Video

Brian Flores

3/20/23 - FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle  anchor/ reporter Brian Flores leaves to join CBS Colorado KCNC-TV Denver in his first full-time anchor role. This will be his final week in Seattle after joining KCPQ in September 2016.  Twitter Announcement

3/20/23 - Hot Air, CBC's longest running radio program aired its last jazz broadcast on January 28, with a decade by decade highlight program airing on that day. The series, which has been on the air since 1947 and most recently hosted by Margaret Gallagher, has morphed into a music program with various guest hosts highlighting BC artists from different genres. Gallagher now hosts North by Northwest weekends on CBC Radio.  CBC Audio 

Jody Vance

3/19/23 - Prominent Vancouver broadcaster Jody Vance, who recently survived a traumatizing ordeal involving an online harasser since 2016, feels the justice system let her down. She told a court hearing that the harassment forced her to deny many invitations to professional and charity events.  Amir Ali, Daily Hive

NATAS Northwest Region

3/19/23 - The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the industry professionals inducted into the 2023 Silver Circle. KIRO 7 Producer Diane Bowers, KING 5 Executive Producer Roberta Romero and KING 5 Anchor/ Reporter Joyce Taylor are among the inductees.  NATAS Release
Mark Kroschel

3/19/23 - A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of Seattle broadcaster Mark Kroschel, who passed away from cancer March 12 at age 45. His voice was well known in local radio, as he was the voice and production guru at iHeart's Seattle stations since 1997.  Mitch Levi Twitter  GoFundMe Link  Jason Puckett Tribute

Mel Ebenstiner

3/18/23 - Retired CBC Vancouver technical staffer Mel Ebenstiner passed away on Thursday, January 19 at age 95 following multiple medical complications as a result of a broken leg. He began a 37 year career with CBC Vancouver in 1956, later becoming a maintenance technician until his retirement in 1993. A celebration of Life will be held in June for family and close friends.  Sun/ Province Obituary
Coleen Christie

3/18/23 - Longtime Global BC anchor Coleen Christie is getting viewer support after she spoke through tears while reporting an item on the war in Ukraine. She had just returned to her position following the recent loss of her father to Parkinson’s.  Daily Hive News/ Video


3/16/23 - Total Change Ministries has applied to relocate the transmitter site for Spirit CHVI 88.7 Campbell River from the 9-1-1 tower to the water tower at Cape Mudge on Quadra Island. The aging transmitter and antenna will be replaced with new equipment as power will increase from 26 to 28 watts and antenna height will be lowered from 88 to 86 metres. Canadian Radio News

Journey CJNY-FM 106.3 Vancouver

3/16/23 - Vancouver welcomed another classic rock station to the airwaves earlier this month as Journey CJNY-FM 106.3 entered a crowded radio dial. It kicked off with a ceremony on March 3 at Hoobiyee Ts’amiks Vancouver Society, then officially began broadcasting on March 6 with classic rock that features Indigenous artists.  Gordon McIntyre, The Province

Paul Brown

3/16/23 - Paul Brown will replace Kelly Latremouille in afternoons on WAVE CIWV-FM  98.3 Vancouver March 30. Brown was part of the JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver morning show from 2016-20 before joining Hamilton ON market The Grand CHTG-FM 92.9 as morning host last year. Latremouille will stay on in a part-time capacity at WAVE rather than fully retire.

Jeff Palmer

3/16/23 - Former CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver reporter/ anchor Jeff Palmer is recovering at home following prostate surgery. He left broadcasting in 2002 to join the West Vancouver Police, where he retired as a Community Services Team Constable in 2021.  LinkedIn Announcement

Shelby Thom

3/16/23 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter Shelby Thom (now Shelby Alexander) is starting a new position as Marketing and Communications Specialist at United Way British Columbia. She reported for CKNW from 2014-16 before moving to Global Okanagan CHBC-TV as a video journalist and web producer from 2017-23, based in Penticton.  Twitter Announcement

Seattle Storm

3/15/23 - The WNBA Seattle Storm and FOX 13 KCPQ-TV are continuing their partnership and have announced all 35 games, that are not carried nationally, will broadcast locally on FOX 13 or FOX 13+ KZJO-TV. The first broadcast will be Friday, May 26 as the Storm hosts the Dallas Wings. FOX 13 Announcement

Jake Whittenberg

3/15/23 - KING 5 Seattle morning news anchor Jake Whittenberg announces the American Parkinson Disease Association has raised $550k+ and counting, a new record.  Twitter Posting 

Heather Graf

3/12/23 - Former KING 5 Seattle reporter Heather Graf is leaving her current position as a reporter at WJLA-TV Washington, DC. She says it's time for a new adventure, will stay in DC and will share more soon. Graf was a general assignment reporter at KING from 2013-18.  Twitter Announcement


3/11/23 - The FCC has approved a move by KBRO Bremerton from 1490 to 1480 kHz using its existing tower. Day power will increase to 5 kW and night power will decrease to 12 watts.  FCC Data
Jody Vance

3/11/23 - A Vancouver provincial court judge has sentenced Richard Oliver to 12 months of probation for sending journalist Jody Vance more than 100 abusive emails. Oliver had disagreed with her reporting in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also told to take counseling as advised by his probation officer.  Robyn Crawford, CityNews
Jen Mueller

3/10/23 - KIRO Radio Seattle Seahawks sideline Reporter Jen Mueller joins other prominent sports reporters for the first ever Mariners all-female broadcast at 12 noon Saturday, March 11 on Root Sports Twitter Announcement

Shellie Hart

3/09/23 - Long time Seattle market Warm KRWM-FM 106.9 midday host Shellie Hart has signed a multi year extension with the station. She's been at Warm since 2012.  InsideRadio

Scott Fee

3/09/23 - Scott Fee has left his position as News Director of CHEK-TV Victoria. He was previously an anchor at CHEK from 2005-11 and had been with the station since 2019 following seven years with Global Calgary.

David Bray

3/09/23 - David Bray of Bray and Partners Communications has an overview of ratings for Vancouver and the other four Canadian PPM markets for the thirteen-week period covering November 28, 2022 to February 26, 2023.  David Bray Release

Ashley "Z" Elzinga

3/08/23 - MOViN KQMV-FM 92.5 Seattle weeknight voice tracker Ashley "Z" Elzinga joins WKHQ-FM 105.9 Traverse City MI for mornings and PD. She will continue to host at MOViNAll Access Music Group

Leah Pezzetti

3/08/23 - KING 5 Seattle Meteorologist Leah Pezzetti had a goal to make it onto the Jumbotron at a Seattle Kraken game. She achieved her goal last night by making it on twice.  Twitter Posting/ Video

Tchadas Leo

3/08/23 - Podcaster Tchadas Leo announces he is now officially a co-op journalist employee for CHEK-TV Victoria. He is currently host and producer of Our Native Land recorded at the CHEK studios.  Twitter Posting  CHEK Backgrounder
Elise Woodward

3/07/23 - Seattle sports media TV and radio host and UW football and Seattle Storm TV sideline reporter Elise Woodward handled post game for ESPN at the Pac 12 Women's title game over the weekend, which was won by Washington State ladies.  Twitter Video
KGY Olympia Studio

3/05/23 - Concern continues over the possible fate of the KGY Olympia studio at Budd Inlet, on land owned by the Port of Olympia, where it has been since 1960. The lease is up at the end of 2024. Retired Washington Supreme Court Judge Gerry Alexander and longtime historical preservation planning expert Greg Griffith are looking into registration on the Olympia Heritage Register as well as the National Register of Historic Places.  Anne Erickson, KING 5 Video

The Answer KKOL Seattle

3/04/23 - KNTS AM 1680 Seattle, which has been running regional Mexican music La Patrona, is now simulcasting The Answer KKOL AM 1300. As of this writing, the KNTS website has not been changed from La Patrona.

Jim Hault

3/04/23 - An obituary has been published for former Vancouver broadcaster Jim Hault, who passed away at home in Vancouver on February 3 at age 84. He had a distinguished career at CJOR, CKLG, CFUN and CKNW from 1967-92 and was a gifted character voice. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the near future.  Sun/ Province Obituary

Ravi Baichwal

3/04/23 - Ravi Baichwal who anchored news at Vancouver Television CIVT-TV (now CTV Vancouver) from 1999-2002 has been promoted at ABC 7 WLS-TV Chicago. He moves from reporter/ weekend anchor to 5 and 6 p.m. weekday anchor. Baichwal has been at WLS since 2006.   Twitter Announcement  Corli Jay Crain's Chicago Business 

3/04/23 - The FCC has granted BBC Broadcasting a Special Temporary Authority to operate KRPI AM 1550 Ferndale on its two-tower nighttime directional pattern for both day/ nights at 10 kW. This is due to a hardware fault and flooding in the antenna field. The only concern noted is a small interference overlap zone with Portland market KKOV in Vancouver, WA.  STA Request  FCC Info
Shelby Thom

3/03/23 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver reporter Shelby Thom has decided to leave journalism in pursuit of a new career path. She left 'NW in 2017 to join Global Okanagan as its South Okanagan reporter, based in Penticton. In 2019, she was recognized with the Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow award by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB).  Twitter Announcement

Josh Grant

3/03/23 - CBC Radio/ TV Vancouver reporter Josh Grant returns to Québec province to start a career in communications with the provincial health authority. He has previously worked for the Corporation in Québec City and Montréal.  Twitter Announcement

Keri Lee

3/02/23 - Social Media posts report the loss of former Seattle radio promotion person Keri Lee, who died February 21 at age 58.  She worked at KNDD and KUBE Seattle in the late 1990s, but most recently was living in California. We are awaiting further information.  Best Cremation info  Facebook Posting

Nikki Torres

3/02/23 - Nikki Torres returns home to Seattle to join FOX 13 KCPQ-TV as a reporter. For the last 2-1/2 years she's worked as a reporter/ weather anchor at KATU-TV Portland. She had her rented moving van stolen, but later recovered, prior to leaving Portland.  KATU News  Twitter Announcement

Journey 106.3 FM CJNY Vancouver

3/01/23 - Journey CJNY-FM 106.3, Vancouver’s first local Indigenous radio station, officially launches at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, March 3 at the PNE Forum. The public is invited to attend.  Twitter Announcement
Jay Martin Jr.

3/01/23 - KCTS 9 Seattle contract television host Jay Martin Jr. is headed to New York to begin national work for PBS. He's been a storyteller and on-air host at KCTS since August 2021 as well as a contract journalist for reader-supported, nonprofit news site Crosscut and a podcast host.  Twitter Announcement

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