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Rick Lee

12/28/23 - Former Vancouver and Victoria radio personality Rick Lee, currently the Corus Greater Toronto Area Program Manager, has been promoted to Senior Program Manager of London, Kitchener/ Guelph and Hamilton. He hosted p.m. drive at JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver from 2015-18 and earlier was on air at The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 and HOT 103 CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria from 2001-04.  Milkman Unlimited

Christmas Bells

12/24/23 - A very Merry Christmas and Best of the Season to our many readers.

CIVL-FM Abbotsford

12/23/23 - University of the Fraser Valley station CIVL-FM 101.7 Abbotsford has turned on its new rebroadcaster, CIVL-1 92.3 in Chilliwack. The new station operates with 4,800 watts.  Dan Sys, Radio West

Warren Dean

12/23/23 - Former CTV Vancouver Island weather anchor Warren Dean has announced he is leaving media and joining the BC Government as a fire weather forecaster in late January. He left CTV due to layoffs last June and has most recently been a contract Public Affairs Officer with the BC Government.  X Video Annoucement
 
Roger Hope

12/23/23 - Global BC salutes camera operator Roger Hope on his retirement. He estimates he has shot upwards of 15,000 news stories during his 44 years with the station.  Squire Barnes, Global BC Video

Gregor Craigie

12/22/23 - CBC Victoria On The Island morning show host Gregor Craigie has recently authored a new book, Radio Jet Lag. Although mirroring his own life, he notes that it is a work of fiction. It's recommended reading by book reviewer Tom SandbornVancouver Sun Review
 
Bill Reiter & John  McKeachie

12/21/23 - Former Vancouver sports broadcaster John McKeachie, hosting mornings at MOJO Sports Radio 730 (now AM 730 Traffic CKGO) back in 2004, adds some Christmas humour with a call to Santa (broadcaster and commercial voice Bill Reiter).  SoundCloud Audio

Bruce Allen

12/21/23 - After four decades, rock icon Bryan Adams is reported to be self-managing his career after severing ties with talent manager Bruce Allen. Their connection saw a young singer from North Vancouver become a global superstar. In addition to managing major stars, Allen has hosted several programs on Vancouver radio stations since 1988.  Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun

Ronnie Stanton

Jackie Moss


12/19/23 - Ronnie Stanton, Vice President of Audio, is leaving Corus Entertainment for an opportunity outside the country. Jackie Moss, National Director of Marketing and Promotions, will be promoted to the position effective January 1. Stanton held management positions in Vancouver with Astral Media from 2008-13 and with Corus from 2013-16 and again from 2020.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

CBC Vancouver

12/16/23 - Today is the 70th anniversary of the sign on of CBC Vancouver, CBUT, Channel 2. It was the first television station to launch in Western Canada.  Colin Preston/ Dan Burritt, CBC Video
 
Justin McElroy

12/16/23 - CBC Vancouver Municipal Affairs Reporter Justin McElroy has announced he is taking a year-long sabbatical in March to travel the world. The 2011 UBC Political Science BA has been with CBC since 2016 following four years as a web producer and writer for Global BCX Posting

Yasmin Gandham

12/15/23 - CBC Vancouver video journalist Yasmin Gandham has announced her departure. She will be joining CTV Vancouver as a full-time reporter in the new year. The 2020 BCIT Broadcast Journalism BA has been with CBC since March 2022.  X Announcement

Roger Hope

12/14/23 - Veteran BCTV/ Global BC ENG camera operator Roger Hope is retiring after just under 44 years with the station. He is the husband of former anchor Deborra Hope, who passed away May 15, 2023 at age 67.  Facebook Posting

Dawna Friesen

12/14/23 - Vancouver-based news anchor Dawna Friesen discusses the challenges of the past year and her day-to-day responsibilities as executive editor of Global NationalAmir Ali, Daily Hive news/ video
    
Joey Kenward

12/10/23 - Rogers Radio Vancouver Account Manager and Sportsnet 650 CISL host Joey Kenward has announced he has been diagnosed with leukemia. The 46-year-old was a broadcast host and reporter with Canucks Sports and Entertainment from 2011-17, before moving to Sportsnet 650 when the station launched in 2017.  Preston Hodgkinson, Daily Hive
 
Kiran Singh

12/09/23 - CBC Vancouver reporter/ associate producer Kiran Singh has announced his departure after two years and nine months with the Corporation. The 2013 Columbia College graduate, who holds an associate's degree in Mass Communication/ Media Studies, was previously a producer at RED FM CKYE 93.1 Surrey from 2018-21.  X Posting

Numeris

12/07/23 - The latest Numeris diary ratings covering the period of Nov. 7, 2022 to Nov. 5, 2023 for Victoria and four other markets have been released.  David Bray, Broadcast Dialogue
 
Roy Hennessy

12/07/23 - The annual $1,000 scholarship The Roy Hennessy Achievement Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, which was established at BCIT in memory of the late broadcaster, is now expanding to NAIT in Edmonton, SAIT in Calgary, RRC Polytech in Winnipeg and Seneca Polytech in Toronto. Hennessy, who died in Toronto June 7, 2022 at age 80, hosted at CKLG Vancouver from 1964-79 before departing to other markets. 

Numeris

12/06/23 - The new release from Numeris completes the Fall ratings for the 13-week period covering August 28-November 26, 2023 for Vancouver and four other PPM radio markets.  David Bray, Broadcast Dialogue

Martin MacMahon

12/06/23 - After just under ten years with CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver, Martin MacMahon is leaving his position as senior reporter to move to television. The 2012 BCIT graduate joins CTV Vancouver later this month.  X Posting

CKNW AM 980 Vancouver

12/05/23 - Corus Radio has announced three new late night shows that will air on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver and other stations on the its radio network. The shows are Let’s Talk with Dani Stover, The Ongoing History of New Music and Uncharted: Crime and Mayhem in the Music Industry, both hosted by Alan Cross.  Corus Radio Release
 
CKKQ-FM Victoria

12/04/23 - Pattison Media has received approval to launch HD Radio Services at The Q! CKKQ-FM 100.3 Victoria.  Dan Sys, Radio West

CBC


12/04/23 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/ Radio-Canada has announced that it plans to cut about 10 per cent of its workforce, 600 union and non-union positions, and eliminate some programming to cope with a potential $125 million budget shortfall. The number affected at CBC Vancouver has not yet been released.  Catharine Tunney, CBC News

Dylan Willows

12/04/23 - The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria morning host Dylan Willows is taking December off after being diagnosed with uveal melanoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the tissues of the eye. The 20-year veteran at The Zone is upbeat and expects to be back on air in January.  Laura Brougham, CHEK News/ Audio

Tamina Aziz

12/03/23 - CTV News Vancouver multimedia journalist Tahmina Aziz is returning after 4-1/2 years to her home city of Toronto. She hasn't yet announced a new position.  X Posting

Espe Currie

12/03/23 - Espe Currie, Supervising Producer at CityNews Vancouver will be taking on a new role as Executive Producer at Global News Calgary. She departs for Alberta later this month.  LinkedIn Posting
 
Tamara Stanners

12/02/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Tamara Stanners is urging people to consider getting a shingles vaccine as she went through excruciating pain and is now recovering. She is currently a podcast host and the co-founder and co-director of the Squamish Constellation Festival.  Amy Judd & Jennifer Palma, Global BC Video

Emily Vance

12/02/23 - CBC Victoria multimedia journalist Emily Vance has announced she has completed her position filling in as CBC BC's Legislative reporter for the fall session. The 2019 BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism graduate has been with CBC since 2020 and handles a number of roles.  X Posting

Hannah Lepine

12/01/23 - Hannah Lepine is leaving CHEK-TV Victoria after this weekend. The 2020 Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) graduate joined CHEK as a multimedia journalist in May 2021, moving to weekend anchor in March 2022.  X Announcement

CRTC

11/30/23 -  Gulf Islands Community Radio Society has been given an extension until January 24, 2025 to launch its new 850 watt Community station CHIR-FM 107.9 on Saltspring Island as well as its 18 watt rebroadcaster CHIR-1 at 102.1 on Saltspring Island South.  Dan Sys, Radio West


Christmas Wish Breakfast


11/30/23 - The Global News Morning Vancouver team of Jason Pires, Sonia Sunger, Mark Madryga and Katelin Owsianski and Rock 101 CFMI-FM Willy in the Morning will be live on location at the 36th annual Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast from 6 to 9 a.m. December 13.  Global News

Deborah Wilson

11/30/23 - CBC Victoria journalist Deborah Wilson has announced her retirement. She was part of the group that opened the station in 1997 and has been with CBC for more than 27 years.  Facebook Posting 
 

Kirk LaPoint

11/30/23 - Kirk LaPointe has left his positions with Glacier Media and Business in Vancouver (BIV). Among his many achievements, he was a host at the now defunct Roundhouse Radio 98.3 from 2015-18.   LinkedIn Posting

Travis Goodman

11/30/23 - Travis Goodman has joined WAVE CIWV-FM 98.3 Vancouver as its General Sales Manager. He has been Retail Media Sales Manager with Rogers Media Vancouver since 2017 after joining the company in 2010.  LinkedIn Posting     

Shane Hewitt

11/30/23 - Corus Entertainment has cancelled the late night network talk show The Shift with Shane Hewitt which airs locally on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver. Hewitt has been a host with Corus since 2016 and a frequent guest host on The Shift with Drex prior to taking over the show in November 2020.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

CKNW Pledge Day 2023

11/27/23 - The 46th Annual CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Kids’ Fund Pledge Day is Tuesday, November 28th. Now in its 46th year, the annual event will feature a live radio broadcast from CKNW from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by an in-person broadcast hosted  by Jas Johal from the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Vancouver from 3 to 7 p.m.  Corus Release

Christer Waara

11/27/23 - An obituary has been published for retired CBC Vancouver cameraman Christer Waara, who passed away at home November 14 from pancreatic cancer. He was 69.  Sun/ Province Obituary

MOVE 103.5 Vancouver

11/25/23 - MOVE CHQM-FM 103.5 Vancouver flipped the switch to Holiday Music at 9 a.m. Friday.  CTV Video

Ryan Lehal

11/24/23- Ryan Lehal has joined Global BC as a writer and producer. He has most recently been the producer of The Jas Johal Show on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver.

Christer Waara

11/22/23 - Retired CBC Vancouver News Cameraman Christer Waara passed away November 14th following diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Further information to come.

CBC Food Bank

11/21/23 - The CBC Vancouver annual Open House and Food Bank Day returns December 1. There will be special Food Bank Day editions of favourite CBC Radio One programs on CBC Vancouver and CBC Victoria including a chance to join a live studio audience at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre.  CBC Release

Rob Snow

11/18/23 - CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver adds Now You Know With Rob Snow weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m beginning Monday, November 20. The show, which will originate in Ottawa, will feature a "deep dive into the top headlines of the day", and will be heard on CityNews stations across Canada. Snow has covered major stories over the past two decades.  Anil Jhalli, CityNews
  
Shorthouse & Ferraro

11/15/23 - The new Vancouver Canucks broadcast duo of Ray Ferraro and John Shorthouse, who debuted on Sportsnet are getting fan approval, noting their great chemistry. Ferraro replaces John Garrett as colour commentator this season, who at age 72, is still calling select national games on Hockey Night in CanadaRob Williams, Daily Hive
   
Melanie Nagy

11/15/23 - CTV National Vancouver Bureau Chief Melanie Nagy has announced she is moving on. The multi-award reporter has been with CTV Vancouver since October 2012.  X Posting/ Video 
 
Webster Awards

11/15/23 - Sarah MacDonald and Clayton Little of Global BC have won the Best News Reporting of the Year for Failed in Life and Death: The Story of Noelle O'Soup in the 2023 Webster Awards. Global's Paul Johnson and Cody Chaban won for Diversion of Drugs in the Excellence in Health Reporting category. Harjinder Thind, Pooja Sekhon and Gurvinder Hanjra of CKYE 93.1 RED FM have been declared winners in the Surrey Health Care in Crisis – An In Depth Report in the Excellence in Reporting in a Language Other than English category.  List of Winners and Finalists
 
Jaxon Hawks
 
Curtis Pope

11/12/23 - The BC Country Music Association has awarded its 2023 Country On-Air Personality of the Year to two radio personalities, Jaxon Hawks and Curtis Pope. Hawks is the evening show host on JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver and Pope is the Music Director and p.m. drive announcer at Country 107.1 CKQC-FM Abbotsford.  Full List of Awards

Rohit Joseph

11/12/23 - CBC Victoria Associate Producer/ Technician Rohit Joseph had a chance encounter at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with popular YouTube freestyle rapper Harry MackBeth Rochester, Daily Hive
 
Jim Pattison

11/11/23 - Vancouver entrepreneur Jim Pattison, now 95, still sees a a huge opportunity in media in a changing and evolving landscape. His company, Pattison Media, owns 48 radio stations and three TV stations in western Canada including radio stations in Vancouver, the BC Interior and Vancouver Island.  Dave Charles, FYI Interview
    
Doug Kirk

11/09/23 - Durham Radio President Doug Kirk, owner of WAVE 98.3 CIWV-FM Vancouver, has been inducted into the Ontario Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He founded Durham Radio in 1994 with WAVE 98.3 the most recent acquisition.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Larry Gifford

11/06/23 - Former Corus Entertainment Vancouver Executive Larry Gifford reports he is doing well and back at home resting comfortably following DBS surgery. He left Corus last month after holding the positions of Senior Program Director then National Director of Talk Radio since 2016.  LinkedIn Announcement
 
Ron Harrison

11/06/23 - Former CBC Vancouver television Sports Director Ron Harrison passed away October 14 in Newmarket ON at age 82. He joined CBC in the early 60s, later moving to CBC Sports, where he worked for CBC Vancouver as a producer and director of network sports for the west. His work was recognized with two Emmy Awards, two Geminis and a Sports Media Canada Achievement Award. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #426, 707 Srigley Street, Newmarket on Sunday, November 12th.  Toronto Star Obituary 

Doriana Temolo

11/05/23 - An obituary has been published for Vancouver broadcaster Doriana Temolo who passed away from breast cancer November 1 at age 64. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Helen's Parish, 3860 Triumph St., Burnaby at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 9 with a reception to follow.  Sun/ Province Obituary

Heather Backman

11/02/23 - Former Victoria radio host Heather Backman has been released from STAR 95.9 CHFM-FM Calgary , where she's hosted afternoons since February 2022. She was previously morning show host at JACK CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria.  LinkedIn Posting
 

Kamil Karamali

11/01/23 - Global BC news reporter/ anchor Kamil Karamali has joined CTV Toronto as its National News Correspondent. The 2012 BCIT broadcast journalism graduate has been with Global, first in Toronto then in Vancouver for the past six years, following a short run with Global Calgary in 2017.
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Doriana Temolo

11/01/23 - Long-time Vancouver radio and TV broadcaster Doriana Temolo died this morning of breast cancer at age 64. Early in her career she had worked at CKNW radio and CKVU-TV before joining BCTV as a reporter, news anchor and producer in 1987. She went on to produce Global National from 2001-11 and was News Director from 2011-16.
 
Jim Morrison

11/01/23 - A Celebration of Life for long-time Vancouver radio broadcaster and video producer Jim Morrison, who passed away September 23rd at age 80, was held Tuesday (10/31) at the UBC Golf Club. Among the speakers were veteran broadcasters George Garrett, Larry Hennessey and Dave MacLachlan. 

Rob Christie

11/01/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Rob Christie, who retired from radio in 2018, returns to the airwaves. Among his many positions, he hosted mornings at CKKS-FM/ CKLG-FM Vancouver from 1999-2003 and was a weekend weather anchor at BC CTV Vancouver from 2001-03. Christie starts hosting mornings today at Edmonton market MIX 107.9 CKFT-FM Fort Saskatchewan AB.  Heartland News

Jason Pires

10/31/23 - Jason Pires, who joined Global BC as co-anchor of the morning news last month, describes his hiring as a “full-circle moment”.  More than 50 years earlier, his journalist father, Ben, was denied a job in the same newsroom. Charlie Smith, Pancouver
 
Crites & Banks

10/30/23 - Shawn Crites and Jessica Banks will be the new morning show hosts on STAR 98.3 CKSR-FM Chilliwack effective this coming Wednesday. Crites has been the morning show host and news reporter at mix 103.7 CFVR-FM Fort McMurray AB for the last 2-1/2 years while Banks moves from sister station Country 107.1 CKQC-FM Abbotsford.  Shawn Crites X Posting

Kim Larsson

10/29/23 - Long-time Vancouver traffic reporter Kim Larsson passed away Friday at age 66 following a brief battle with lung cancer. He reported traffic for the Rogers Radio Group (CKWX/ CKKS-FM/ CKLG-FM/ CFUN-FM) from 1995-2010 and more recently as an Eye in the Sky reporter with the Canadian Traffic Network and CKNW.  John Ackermann, CityNews

Catherine Garrett

10/28/23 - Catherine Garrett is leaving her position as Digital Broadcast Journalist at CKNW AM 980 Vancouver. She is joining CityNews Vancouver as a reporter/ anchor after two and a half years at CKNW and Global BC. Her last day on the radio desk at Global will be November 12.  X Announcement

Tom Lucas

10/27/23 - An obituary has now been published for Vancouver broadcaster Tom Lucas (Alan Boyle) who passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on October 3rd at age 73.  Sun/ Province Obituary  Lucas' final show on CFUN 1979 courtesy Radio West
 
Angela Jung

10/26/23 - Angela Jung has left her position as a Multimedia Journalist with CTV Vancouver to join Global BC as a Reporter/ Producer. The 2013 BCIT Journalism graduate has been with CTV Vancouver since 2018.

Don Taylor

10/25/23 - Legendary sportscaster Don Taylor is being inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame as this year's lone media member. He was a host on Sports Page on CKVU-TV Vancouver from 1985-2000 and has worked at several other local outlets, most recently as the co-host of Donnie and Dhali - The Team on CHEK-TV Victoria.  Noah Strang, Daily Hive  Steve Ewen, The Province

Kurtis Doering

10/25/23 - CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver anchor Kurtis Doering has announced his departure to seek new opportunities. He's been with 1130 since 2016.  X Announcement

Broadcast Dialogue

10/25/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster and now international talent coach Nails Mahoney, former CBC BC News Director and now Senior Communications Specialist at Teck Resources Treena Wood and former local Music Director and now professional voiceover talent and owner of The Radio Nerd Kat Carter are among jury members for the 2023 Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio AwardsBroadcast Dialogue 

Greg Bowman

10/25/23 - CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver reporter/ anchor Greg Bowman leaves his position to move over to TV partner Citytv as a writer/ researcher. He's been at 1130 since June 2021.  X Posting

Chad Dey

10/24/23 - Chad Dey has been promoted to Sales Manager at Rogers Sports & Media Vancouver. He's been an Account Manager with Rogers since 2015 and Acting Sales Manager since September of last year.  LinkedIn Announcement

Tom Lucas

10/24/23 - Long-time Vancouver radio personality Tom Lucas (Alan Boyle) died October 3, a week short of his 74th birthday. He entertained at numerous stations in BC and most notably at CFUN from 1974-88. He was also the first DJ at newly launched CHRX in 1988. At Tom’s request, there will be no funeral or celebration of life.  Tribute courtesy Phil Mackesy
 
Larry Gifford

10/24/23 - Vancouver-based Larry Gifford, National Director of Talk Radio at Corus Entertainment, has announced his departure. He held that position since 2019 and was previously Senior Program Director at CKNW AM 980 and All Traffic CKGO AM 730. Gifford spent more than 30 years in radio as a news and sports anchor/ reporter, program director and consultant.  LinkedIn Announcement
 
Ted Farr

10/23/23 - An obituary has been published for former Vancouver broadcaster Ted Farr, who passed away in Kelowna October 6 at age 75. He was most recently News Director and midday news anchor at CKFR AM 1150 Kelowna, a position he still held at the time of his passing. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.  Castanet Obituary
 
Kier Junos

10/23/23 - CityNews Vancouver journalist/ host Kier Junos has been honoured with the inaugural RTDNA Canada Emerging Journalist Award, presented to an early career reporter who displays excellence in the coverage of original journalism. Other local award winners are CBC Vancouver and CTV Vancouver IslandConnie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

NWBroadcasters

10/22/23 - Following retirement of the NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS website, which has been in operation since 1997, it has been re-launched by a new webmaster with the same url, nwbroadcasters.com. NWBROADCASTERS will continue to provide news of broadcasters along with added features and coverage.

Andrew Berridge

10/22/23 - Andrew Berridge has announced his departure from Rogers Sports & Media Vancouver after a year and a half as a morning show producer. He was also part of the team that launched the SONiC brand in Vancouver.   LinkedIn Announcement

Geoff Hastings

10/17/23 - Former Vancouver TV anchor Geoff Hastings has been named the new senior anchor of CTV News at Six in Edmonton. He was an anchor/ reporter for Global BC from 2013-18 and a spokesperson for BC Hydro from 2018-19 before departing for Edmonton.  CTV Edmonton News

Barry Gaudin

10/14/23 (Updated) - We have received information that former CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver host Barry Gaudin has passed away at age 77. Our records indicate he was at CJOR during the 1970s, then mornings at CFMI, before moving to the morning show at CIOF AM 1040 in the mid 1980s. Further details from Radio West.

Bill Amos

10/13/23 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster and educator Bill Amos has been named President of the RTDNF, the foundation that awards scholarships for RTDNA (Radio, TV, Digital News Directors of America - Canada). Amos worked for CBC Vancouver during the 80s and 90s and was an instructor at BCIT from 1989-2021.  X Posting
 
Tegwyn Hughes

10/12/23 - Tegwyn Hughes joins CBC Vancouver Island as a reporter. The 2020 Queen's University History BA has most recently been working as a Content Editor for The Globe and Mail.
 
Alissa Thibault

10/11/23 - CTV Vancouver news reporter Alissa Thibault has announced her departure to join Global B.C.  The Australian journalist has been a freelance reporter for CTV since 2019.  X Announcement

Jim Morrison

10/07/23 - An obituary for Vancouver broadcaster and video producer Jim Morrison, who passed away September 23, has been published. A Celebration of Life is planned for later this month. Friends and family who wish to attend are asked to get details and confirmation by emailing egrenon@shaw.ca   Obituary  My Journey  Musings & Journey update 2022
 
Ted Farr

10/06/23 - Veteran BC broadcaster Ted Farr has died just a week after announcing he was suffering from esophageal cancer. He held a number of on-air and managerial positions from Vancouver to Winnipeg for over 45 years, most recently as News Director and morning news anchor at CKFR AM 1150 Kelowna.
 
"Tarzan Dan" Freeman

10/05/23 - Former local broadcaster "Tarzan Dan" Freeman returns to the airwaves weekend middays s at boom 97.3 CHBM-FM Toronto beginning in mid October. He hosted p.m. drive  on CFUN-FM Vancouver in 2011 and a.m. drive on CHTT-FM Victoria 2011-12 before moving on to Calgary, where he was let go in a format flip early this year.  X Posting

Dave Budge

10/04/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Dave Budge, who was a reporter/ senior producer at CKVU-TV from 1981-2000, and most recently retired VP of News and Information at Rogers Sports & Media, is an RTDNA National Lifetime Achievement Award winner. A posthumous award goes to former CTV Senior Director Allan Myers, who passed away suddenly in August 2022. Myers started his career at BCTV (now Global BC).  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Ted Farr

9/30/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Ted Farr has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He was the Program Director at CKWX/ KISS FM from 1981-91 and for the past five years has been News Director and morning news anchor at CKFR AM 1150 Kelowna.  Facebook Announcement  
 
C-FUN Good Guys

9/30/23 - C-FUN Vancouver DJ Red Robinson struck back after popular Vancouver Sun columnist Jack Scott infuriated radio listeners with comments in his September 2, 1964 column. Scott ran Robinson's retort in full in his September 29 column. Ironically, Scott had defended Elvis Presley in 1956 following comments by another popular Sun columnist, Jack Wasserman.  John Mackie, The Sun
  
Charmaine de Silva

9/29/23 - Charmaine de Silva, who recently left her position as CityNews Vancouver and Calgary Director, has joined H+K Strategies as a Senior Account Director working in Corporate Communications + Advocacy, based in Vancouver.  LinkedIn Announcement 

Roy Hennessy

9/28/23 - The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has established the Roy Hennessy Achievement Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Each year, the top student in BCIT's Broadcast Radio program will receive a $1000 scholarship award. Hennessy started his career at CKOK Penticton in 1962, then entertained at CKLG and CKLG-FM/ CFOX-FM Vancouver from 1964-79 before moving to management positions in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. He later returned to Vancouver as the Chairman of Shore Media Group (CHHR-FM) from 2008-10. He passed away June 7, 2022 at age 80.

Doug Kirk

9/28/23 - Doug Kirk, President of Durham Radio, owners of WAVE CIWV-FM 98.3 Vancouver, is the 2023 Hall Of Fame recipient from the Ontario Association of Broadcasters. Oshawa, ON based Durham officially launched WAVE Vancouver in August 2022.

CHLY-FM Nanaimo

9/25/23 - With some grant money from the Community Radio Fund of Canada's Local Journalism Initiative, listener-supported CHLY-FM 101.7 Nanaimo is re-starting a non-profit newsroom. Lauryn Mackenzie hosts and produces Midcoast Morning. Former Assistant News Director Mick Sweetman returns as local news reporter.  CHLY Announcement

Jim Morrison

9/23/23 - Long time Vancouver broadcaster and later video and film producer Jim Morrison passed away today at age 80. He had been treated for bladder cancer, which returned. Early in his career he was noted for his reconstruction of Vancouver Mounties baseball away games on CKWX. He later held positions at several other Vancouver stations and also worked at CBC in Calgary before becoming a video and film producer & owner/ manager of Morrison Productions. Facebook Posting
 
Charmaine de Silva

9/21/23 - After taking a summer break, CityNews Vancouver and Calgary Director Charmaine de Silva has announced she is leaving journalism & media. The 2007 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been with Rogers since 2018. She hasn't yet announced her next position.  X Posting
 
Dan Getz

9/21/23 - CBC Vancouver producer Dan Getz has been appointed Associate Dean, Broadcast and Media Communications at BCIT. He has been with CBC for 20 years and was previously an instructor at BCIT's School of Business and Media for 10 years, teaching Media Law, Writing for the Media, and Advanced Journalism.  LinkedIn Announcement 

Rob Fai

9/21/23 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Rob Fai begins hosting weekend mornings on CKNW AM 980 effective October 7th. He fills the slot formerly hosted by Stirling Faux, who recently moved to p.m. drive at Wave CIWV-FM 98.3

Dave Tomlinson

9/19/23 - Vancouver and Seattle broadcaster Dave Tomlinson will join John Shorthouse in the broadcast booth as a Canucks analyst this season. Ray Ferraro is also joining the broadcast team on “select regional Canucks games throughout the season”.  Rob Williams, Daily Hive

Julie Nolin

9/19/23 - Global BC anchor/ producer Julie Nolin is undergoing chemotherapy to treat triple positive, invasive ductal carcinoma, an aggressive form of breast cancer. She is doing her best to stay working and intends to be a more active voice in the early detection of the desease.  X Announcement

Jason Pires

9/18/23 - Jason Pires, who said goodbye to CTV Vancouver a few weeks ago after 15 years, has started his new gig joining Sonia Sunger as a host at Global News Morning. He replaces Paul Haysom, who recently moved to CHEK-TV Victoria.  Daily Hive
 
John Shorthouse

9/15/23 - Long time Vancouver sportscaster John Shorthouse has signed a deal to continue TV play-by-play calling of Canucks games on Sportsnet. However his partner is yet to be announced, amid speculation that it could be Vancouver and Seattle broadcaster Dave TomlinsonRob Williams, Daily Hive
 
David Bray

9/14/23 - David Bray, President of Bray & Partners Communications, looks at the latest Numeris ratings for Vancouver and the four other Canadian PPM radio markets covering May 29 to August 27. David Bray Overview

Phil Evans

9/14/23 - Wave CIWV-FM 98.3 Vancouver Marketing & Promotions Manager Phil Evans has added Operations Manager to his duties. He replaces VP  BC Operations Geoff Poulton who is relocating to Victoria to be closer to family.  LinkedIn Announcement  Facebook Announcement

Angela Sherritt

9/14/23 - CBC Vancouver reporter/ host Angela Sterritt leaves this Friday after more than a decade with the Corporation. She says she will provide further details later.  X Announcement

Kuljeet Kaila

9/12/23 - Tributes continue to pour in from colleagues, friends, family, listeners and viewers for Vancouver broadcaster Kuljeet Kaila, who died Sunday from brain cancer. She was 46.  CBC News/ Video  Dan Burritt, CBC Video

Robyn Crawford

9/12/23 - Robyn Crawford has accepted the position of Assistant News Director at CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver. The 2017 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been a producer, anchor and news manager there since March 2021.  X Posting

Georgia Straight

9/11/23 - The Georgia Straight has released its 2023 Best of Vancouver list. Best Local TV Newscaster goes to 1. Mi-Jung Lee (CTV), 2. Sophie Lui (Global) and 3. Lynda Steele & Jody Vance (CHEK-TV).  Georgia Straight List  Nardwuar gets a special nod in the Now Big-Time Famous category.  Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight
 
Kuljeet Kaila

9/10/23 - Well known Vancouver broadcaster Kuljeet Kaila passed away this morning at Surrey Memorial Hospital after undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. She had worked at a number of local radio and TV stations since 1998 and most recently had been a reporter and anchor with CBC Vancouver.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue  Daily Hive

CRTC

9/10/23 - The CRTC has approved an application by Four Senses Entertainment Inc. to operate a new commercial FM radio station in Squamish. It will operate at 99.7 MHz with a maximum ERP of 5,000 watts at -349.9 metres EHAAT with a album-oriented alternative and rock format.  CRTC Release
 
Donovan Tildesley

9/10/23 - Former Canadian blind Paralympic Games swimmer Donovan Tildesley, who was unfortunately kicked off a Virgin Voyages Caribbean cruise last November, has now been contracted to Virgin as an accessibility consultant. In late August, he was invited on board Virgin Voyages 50th anniversary VIP cruise, where he met Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson. Tildesley is a past owner and co-founder of Whistler FM CKEE 101.5Shannon Paterson, CTV News/ Video

Michael Newman

9/10/23 - Global BC Community Reporter Michael Newman has left his position. He is a self-employed Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator and has served with Global BC since 2018.  X Posting/ Video
 
Vivian Luk

 
Bhinder Sajan

9/08/23 - Legislative Bureau Chief Bhinder Sajan, who recently left her position at CTV Vancouver is now the Deputy Director of Communications at the Office of the Premier of British Columbia. She had been in the position at CTV since 2015.
 
Roger Peterson

9/07/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Roger Peterson has joined CTV News Channel as a weekend anchor. He was a news anchor at CityNews Vancouver from 2004-06 before departing for Toronto.
  
Darren Worts

9/07/23 - JACK CHTT-FM 103.1 Victoria morning host Darren Worts adds 6 - 8 p.m. weeknights on SONiC CKKS-FM 107.5 Chilliwack.

Robert Buffum

9/07/23 - Robert Buffum joins CTV Vancouver as a Legislative Reporter based in Victoria effective September 25. He's been a reporter for CTV Vancouver Island since 2014.
 
Scott Hurst

9/06/23 - Former Vancouver news personality Scott Hurst has left his current position at CP24 Toronto, where he has worked since April 2022. He was an anchor reporter for CTV Vancouver for 9-1/5 years before departing for Toronto last year. Hurst becomes a correspondent for CTV National NewsX Posting
 
Marke Driesschen

9/05/23 - CTV Morning Live weathercaster and co-host Marke Driesschen on CTV Vancouver returns. He has been off for four months recovering from heart valve replacement surgery in early May.  X Posting

Donnie & Dhali

9/02/23 - Veteran Vancouver sportscasters Don Taylor and Rick Dhaliwal return to CHEK-TV Victoria Tuesday after a short holiday. Donnie and Dhali will also appear regularly on Sportsnet 650 CISL during this Vancouver Canucks season.  X Posting
 
Kenny Jones

8/31/23 - Kenny Jones has left the morning show at STAR CKSR-FM 98.3 Chilliwack. He joined the show in early 2020 after working at Vancouver stations from 2011-13 and again from 2017-19.

Ria Renouf

8/25/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Ria Renouf has been named Managing Editor of the  the Burnaby Beacon. The 2015 BCIT broadcasting and online journalism graduate will also continue to manage the New West Anchor. Renouf held anchor/ reporter positions at CKNW and CityNews from 2013-22 and has won three significant journalism awards.  Burnaby Beacon Release
   
Emily Czerwinski

8/24/23 - Emily Czerwinski, who was laid off from her position at The Peak CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver early this year, joins The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria in middays effective September 5.  She will cover for Kirsten James, who is going on maternity leave.
  
Kyle Balzer

8/22/23 - Kyle Balzer has been promoted to Editor of the Glacier Media Group's Tri-City News, Burnaby Now and The Record. Prior to joining the company in 2021, he has been a news anchor/ reporter at Pulse 107.7 CISF-FM Surrey and host at UFV's campus radio station CIVL-FM 101.7 Abbotsford  in 2014.  X Announcement

Rhianna Schmunk

8/22/23 - CBC Vancouver reporter Rhianna Schmunk will be working as a senior writer with the national CBC digital team for the next year. She will continue to be based in Vancouver.  X Posting 
 
Jason Pires

8/19/23 - Following his departure from CTV Vancouver Thursday, Jason Pires has announced he is joining Global BC this fall to co-anchor its morning show. He is taking over the position left vacant by Paul Haysom, who recently moved to CHEK-TV Victoria.  Megan Devlin, Daily Hive  Corus Release
 
Jason Pires

8/17/23 - Long-time CTV Vancouver personality Jason Pires has announced he is leaving the station. He's been with CTV in both Victoria and Vancouver for 22 years. Pires recently moved from co-hosting CTV Morning Live to anchoring the noon newscasts. He says he will continue working in media, with more details on his next move coming soon.  X Posting  Megan Devlin, Daily Hive
 
Charlers Adler

8/17/23 - After 50 years in the business, broadcaster Charles Adler who was a talk show host on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver and the Corus Radio Network from 2016-21, gives his thoughts on the demise of AM radio in Canada. He transitioned into podcasting earlier this summer with the launch of The Charles Adler ShowConnie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Srushti Gangdev

8/17/23 - After a short run as a web writer/ editor at CBC Vancouver, Srushti Gangdev joins CityNews 1130 CKWX as an anchor/ reporter. She had been a reporter at the Burnaby Beacon for a couple of years and was previously a reporter/ anchor at CKNW AM 980.
 
AlexCarrigan

8/11/23 - Alex Carrigan, who announced in May that he had joined the traffic department at CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver, has now advanced to full-time 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. traffic anchor at the station.  X Posting

Larry Gifford

8/11/23 - In a reorganization, Vancouver-based National Director of Talk Radio Larry Gifford is being released by Corus Communications. He was Senior Program Director at CKNW AM 980 and CKGO AM 730 Vancouver from 2016-21 before moving to his most recent position. He earlier was PD at the Bonneville Seattle radio cluster from 2011-13.  All Access Music Group
 
Kate Walker

8/10/23 - Kate Walker joins CityNews Vancouver as a video journalist. She’s been a multimedia producer and host for the last three years at the Saltwire Network in Halifax.  X Posting

Ronnie Stanton

8/10/23 - Corus Entertainment executive Ronnie Stanton has been promoted to Vice-President, Audio, leading the company's Audio division and overseeing its 39 FM and AM radio stations. He has held several leadership positions in Vancouver since 2008.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Marke Driesschen

8/10/23 - CTV Morning Live Vancouver weathercaster Marke Driesschen, who has been absent since he underwent successful heart valve replacement surgery in May, says he is feeling fine and will be returning to work. His first day back is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5.  X Video

Red Robinson

8/08/23 - As a tribute to Red Robinson’s incredible contributions to the Pacific National Exhibition, the organization will host Red Robinson Day at the Fair August 31 on the 66th anniversary of the famed Vancouver Elvis concert. Prior to the evening’s Summer Night Concert featuring Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, a special video presentation commemorating the life and achievements of Red will be played, highlighting the many contributions to the music industry and the impact he had in promoting rock ‘n roll.  Facebook Posting  Global BC Video

Olivia Jones

8/08/23 - Long-time Vancouver broadcaster Olivia Jones joins CityNews 1130 CKWX this month as its morning co-anchor alongside News Director Terry Schintz. She hosted the midday show at QMFM (now Move) CHQM-FM 103.5 for 11 years beginning in 2011.  CityNews Release

Amber Schinkel

8/08/23 - Former CTV Vancouver Island anchor/ reporter Amber Schinkel has joined the Victoria Hospitals Foundation as its Senior Media and Communications Officer. She announced her departure last month  after being with the station since 2017.  X Posting
 
George R. Jones

8/07/23 - Former CBC Vancouver video operator George R. Jones passed away July 28 at age 86. He also worked for the Corporation in Yellowknife and Montreal, retiring from Hansard TV in 2001. A Celebration of Life will take place at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria from 2 to 4 p.m. on September 22nd.   Times Colonist Obituary

Ryan Sullivan

8/07/23 - Former Vancouver broadcaster Ryan Sullivan, who has been the morning show host at Surge 105.1 CKHY-FM Dartmouth/ Halifax for the past two years, has landed at Rock 102 CJDJ-FM 102.1 Saskatoon in p.m. drive. Sully was a digital host, content creator and announcer at JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 from 2019-21 and an anchor at News1130 CKWX from 2010-12. 

Scott Shantz

8/07/23 - Scott Shantz takes over as host of Weekend Mornings on CKNW AM 980 Vancouver. The show was previously hosted by Stirling Faux, who moved to p.m. drive at WAVE CIWV-FM 98.3. Shantz has produced and hosted a number of radio shows in Vancouver.

Jolly John Tanner

8/04/23 - Retired Vancouver broadcaster Jolly John Tanner turns 80 and looks back at his many years entertaining local listeners. He hosted shows on a number of Vancouver stations from 1961-2010 and hosted shows regularly at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre for 47 years until his retirement in 2015.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun
 
Sophie Lui

8/03/23 - Global BC news anchor Sophie Lui is the 2023 recipient of the Shelley Fralic Award by the Jack Webster Foundation, celebrating a journalist concerned with making her community a better place. The foundation says Lui’s unwavering dedication to journalism, mentoring, community service, and advocacy epitomizes the legacy of the late Vancouver Sun columnist the award is named for.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Vincent Papequash

8/03/23 - Former CBC Vancouver associate producer Vincent Papequash has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a minor. He is no longer an employee of the Corporation. The allegations have not been proven in court.  CBC News
 
Toby Kerr

8/02/23 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver anchor/ reporter Toby Kerr, who left the station in October 2022, has joined the UBC Thunderbirds as their Sports Information Coordinator. He will be overseeing stats, managing a student staff and writing articles for the website.  X Announcement
 
The Beachcombers

8/02/23 - A “Welcome Back” 50th Anniversary reunion for Beachcombers’ cast, crew and fans of the series is being hosted by Gibsons, B.C. September 15 to 17.  Events will include screenings of best-loved episodes, some that haven’t been aired in over 40 years. The Beachcombers, produced locally by CBC from 1972-90 was the longest running series drama in Canadian television history.  Facebook Info
 
Katie Summers

8/01/23 - Katie Summers has returned to the air after her maternity leave. She co-hosts Z Mornings with Katie & Ed on Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver.
 
CHIR-FM Salt Spring Island


7/31/23 - Salt Spring Island's new not-for-profit community station CHIR-FM 107.9 (and rebroadcaster CHIR-1 102.1) are aiming to be on the air by February 2024. The 107.9 facility (850 watts) will be the same wooden pole & antenna on Mt. Erskine that was used by the previous CFSI-FM, which operated from 2009-15 until it was ordered off the air by the CRTC for continual non-compliance issues.  Canadian Radio News

Warren Dean

7/29/23 - Warren Dean, who was laid off from his weather anchor job at CTV Vancouver Island in June, has found a new position in Victoria. He joins the Government of B.C. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Dean had been a weather anchor in Victoria since January 2021.   X Tweet/ Video
 
Kim Robinson

7/28/23 - Kim Robinson is moving on from Shaw TV’s community access channel in Victoria, where she’s primarily been a producer for the last 15 years. Prior to joining Shaw, she was a sales assistant with Corus Vancouver.

Cassidy Mosconi

7/27/23 - Cassidy Mosconi joins Global BC as a reporter. The Curtin University in Perth, Australia Journalism & Public Relations BA has been working at Seven Network in Perth since 2019.   
 
Georgia Straight

7/26/23 - Vancouver newspaper The Georgia Straight has removed its "most unlikeable" categories in its 27th annual “Best of Vancouver” awards. The move comes after pushback by Global BC news anchor Chris Gailus and Global's The Morning Show B.C. producer Fiona ForbesDaily Hive



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7/26/23 - What's being claimed as a pro football first, the CFL BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks game this weekend will be broadcast in Punjabi.  Sher-E-Punjab Radio CKSP AM 600 will carry the game in the Vancouver area, with kickoff set for Saturday at 4 p.m. PT at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Experienced Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition broadcasters Harpreet Pandher and Taqdeer Thindal will call the game.  Rob Williams, Daily Hive

Wayne Cox

7/26/23 - Veteran Vancouver radio/TV broadcaster and game show host Wayne Cox, who currently operates The Word website, takes a behind-the-scenes look at his days at the BCTV/ Global News HourThe Word, Vol. 30
 

Charis Hogg

7/25/23 - Charis Hogg, who was laid off as co-host of the morning show at The Peak CKPK 102.7 HD2 Vancouver in January, has landed a new position with CBC Radio Vancouver. She is filling in producing for the Early Edition and On the CoastTwitter Posting
 
Theresa Lalonde

7/20/23 - Producer Theresa Lalonde has retired from CBC Vancouver after 13 years. She has produced shows for CBC Radio, television and CBC Gem, including Sounds Like Canada, Our Vancouver, and Planet Wonder.
  
Amber Schinkel

7/20/23 - Amber Schinkel has announced her departure from CTV Vancouver Island to "move on to something new". She had held reporter, anchor and producer positions since 2017.  Twitter Posting

Stirling Faux

7/19/23 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Stirling Faux, who announced he is leaving his position as host of Weekend Mornings at CKNW AM 980, will be the new afternoon drive host on WAVE CIWV-FM 98.3. He is scheduled to start at WAVE on July 26. 

Brad Phillips

7/18/23 - Former Vancouver broadcast executive Brad Phillips is retiring from his current position as Corus Audio Senior Vice President. He held leadership positions with several Vancouver radio and TV stations beginning in 1987 before joining Corus Radio in 2012. Phillips will remain with Corus until early August.  Puget Sound Radio  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
    
Stirling Faux

7/18/23 - Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Stirling Faux is leaving his position as host of Weekend Mornings at CKNW AM 980 to step into a new opportunity. His last day on air at CKNW will be this Sunday, July 23rd. Faux has hosted a number of shows at CKNW going back to 1993 and has worked in radio for over 50 years.

Jeff Woods

7/18/23 - Former Vancouver radio executive Jeff Woods has been hired by The Rock CKGE-FM 94.9 Toronto to host a new show, Classic Rock Sundays with Jeff Woods, premiering July 23rd. Woods was PD/ Music Director at CFMI-FM/ CFOX-FM Vancouver from 2003-05 and has created and hosted several syndicated programs which have aired on CFMI.  All Access Music Group
 
Johnny Mah

7/17/23 - Global BC Community Relations Coordinator Johnny Mah has been promoted to Marketing & Community Supervisor. The 2007 BCIT Radio Broadcasting, Communications graduate will lead all community efforts for Global BC and support marketing campaigns.

Alissa Thibault

7/14/23 - CTV Vancouver anchor/ reporter Alissa Thibault returned to screens last night anchoring the 11:30 p.m. news. She has been off air since April 6, suffering burnout and early onset PTSD.  Twitter Posting  Daily Hive Backgrounder
 

Jon McComb

7/11/23 - Retired long-time CKNW AM 980 Vancouver talk show host Jon McComb has announced he is joining former Vancouver Sun reporter Sam Cooper on production of The Bureau Podcast. Episode 1 runs tomorrow morning at www.thebureau.news and www.jonmccomb.com  Jon McComb, LinkedIn

Tara Jean Stevens

7/08/23 - WAVE 98.3 CKWV-FM Vancouver morning host Tara Jean Stevens is featured in the latest edition of Boulevard MagazineFacebook Announcement

Les Staff

7/07/23 - Former CTV Vancouver News Director Les Staff recently took to a health and wellness podcast to talk about how he hit rock bottom after losing his job in January 2021. He joined CTV in 2007 and was ND starting in December 2012. Staff is currently a self-employed licensed insurance specialist with Corry Staff Financial Group in Coquitlam.  Amir Ali, Daily Hive

Peter Starr

7/05/23 - Former Vancouver DJ Peter Starr died from cancer at the home of a friend in Colorado on July 3 at age 80. He was a Boss Jock at CKLG from 1966-68 and then CFUN from 1968-70 before moving to Los Angeles as a writer/ producer/ director of Peter Starr Entertainment. David Swarts, Roadracing World Publishing

CHEK News Victoria

7/04/23 - CHEK-TV Victoria has hired reporter/ videographer Jordan Cunningham and digital editor Adam Chan, both of whom were among recent layoffs at CTV Vancouver Island, and has promoted reporter April Lawrence to Executive Producer. Former Global BC anchor Paul Haysom will anchor CHEK News at 6 for the first time tonight. Employee-owned CHEK continues to surge in the market with the fourth-highest viewership in the province.  Mike Devlin, Times Colonist  Megan Devlin, Daily Hive

Norman Klenman

7/04/23 - Veteran writer and producer Norman Klenman died June 8 at age 99. The UBC Journalism graduate served during World War II with the RCAF before joining the Vancouver Sun as a sportswriter. During his career he wrote and produced several independent and CBC feature films. In 1975 he and Daryl Duke founded CKVU-TV (now identifying as Citytv) in Vancouver.  Sun/ Province Obituary
 
Russ Lacate

7/01/23 - Veteran Vancouver weather guru Russ Lacate has reappeared on TV screens as he hosted the weather segment on CBC-TV News at 6 on Friday. He was the CKWX Vancouver meteorologist from 1999-2020 and Citytv Vancouver from 2011 until he was laid off in cutbacks in November 2020.  Twitter Posting  CBC News Video 14:36 
   
Lucas Celle

6/29/23 - AM 730 CKGO Vancouver traffic anchor Lucas Celle returns for his third year as the Surrey Eagles Junior A Hockey Club commentator with an expanded role as the team's Broadcast & Media Coordinator.  Twitter Posting
 
Troy Charles

6/29/23 - Troy Charles has joined Global BC as a reporter. The 2014 BCIT Radio/ Technology graduate has been a reporter at Global Regina since November 2021.  Twitter Posting
 
Vanni Sartini

6/28/23 - Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini will be joining the legendary Canadian rock band following winning the Rockstar For a Day contest on The Jeff O’Neil Show on CFOX-FM 99.3. Sartini will sing at the Nickelback concert tonight.  Har Johal, Daily Hive

Jenny West

6/27/23 - Jenny West, co-host of the drive show on The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria and this year’s Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year, is featured on a Broadcast Dialogue podcast.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
 
Joe Perkins

6/26/23 - Joe Perkins is moving on from his 6 p.m. anchor position at CHEK News Victoria following his promotion to News Director in April. Starting on July 4, Paul Haysom will be making his return to CHEK to anchor the 6 p.m. newscast. Haysom has been an anchor at Global BC since March 2017.  CHEK News Release  Global BC Video
 
Sarah Hyde

6/23/23 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver Executive Producer Sara Hyde will be the Interim Director of Talk and Talent when Kathryn Stewart goes on maternity leave at the end of July.  Twitter Announcement

Russ McCloud

6/22/23 - Former British Columbia broadcaster Russ McCloud has passed away. He hosted at CFUN Vancouver from 1976-84 before moving to CHUM Toronto.  Broadcast Dialogue  1984 audio courtesy Radio West

Phil Figueiredo

6/21/23 - AM 730 Traffic CKGO AM Vancouver anchor Phil Figueiredo has accepted a full time position as a producer at sister station CKNW AM 980. The 2021 BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment graduate has been on air at 730 Traffic since July 2021.  Twitter Announcement

Dawn Chubai

6/21/23 - Long time Vancouver morning TV host Dawn Chubai has announced the launch of Live Selling School, offering resources and a niched course catering to Brand Ambassadors and Influencers. She was Breakfast Television host and CityLine Correspondent on Citytv Vancouver from 2004-17 before departing for a TV host position at TSC in Toronto until she returned to Vancouver last month.  Twitter Announcement
 
Keri Adams & Jason Pires

6/16/23 - CTV Morning Live on CTV Vancouver is losing co-host Jason Pires, as the program will now start at 6 instead of 5:30 a.m. Co-host Keri Adams will now host solo. Pires is staying on at CTV as host of the noon show and will fill in for Adams whenever she is away.  Daily Hive

BCE

6/16/23 - The list of casualties from the most recent BCE round of layoffs has begun. Gone are CTV Vancouver sports producer/ photojournalist Gary Rutherford, CTV Vancouver Island reporter/ anchor Jordan Cunningham, Virgin Radio CFBT-FM 94.5 personality Angelina Rai and Move CHQM-FM 103.5 weekend host Arran Henn. More to follow.
 
Andrew Johnson

6/16/23 - CTV Vancouver Island launches a new 4:30 p.m. weekday newscast. It will be anchored out of the CTV Vancouver Broadcast Hub by longtime islander Andrew Johnson who joined the Vancouver Island news team in 2007 and departed in 2022 to join CTV Vancouver.  CTV News Release  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Tom Walters

6/15/23 - Former Vancouver news manager Tom Walters was one of the most prominent and recognizable among the 1300 staffers laid off yesterday by BCE. Before joining the CTV National News in 2006 as its Los Angeles Bureau Chief he was a reporter in both Victoria and Vancouver and served as News Director at CTV Vancouver from 2001-06.  Isabelle Docto, Daily Hive
 
Katerina Szulc

6/15/23 - Former CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver reporter and web editor Katarina Szulc, who departed to report for CBC Edmonton last June, is moving on to freelance journalism in Mexico.  LinkedIn Announcement
 
Geri Mayer-Judson

6/15/23 - Geri Mayer-Judson joins CKNW AM 980 Vancouver as an on-air contributor. The 2022 BCIT Radio Arts & Entertainment graduate has most recently been a traffic reporter for the Canadian Traffic Network in Vancouver.
  

Eric Chapman

6/15/23 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver community contributor and on air host Eric Chapman, who left in January to join Toronto-based podcast firm Obie and Ax, has announced his departure after only six months. After four years with CKNW, he joined Obie and Ax as a Senior Producer and was promoted to VP of Production in March.  Twitter Posting

BCE

6/14/23 - With hundreds of wildfires burning out of control in Canada, BCE has ignited a media firestorm of its own with the announcement today of radio station closures and mass layoffs. Two Vancouver stations, including one which has been on air for over a century, are being shuttered. There are also numerous staff layoffs at CTV Vancouver Island and several in Vancouver, including at one of the company's FM stations. A comprehensive list of casualities will follow as received.  John Mackie, Vancouver Sun  Sammy Hudes, Victoria Times Colonist

BCE Inc.

6/14/23 - As of today, BCE is shuttering six radio stations in Canada, including Funny 1040 CKST and BNN Bloomberg Radio CFTE AM 1410 Vancouver and selling three others in Hamilton and Windsor. A total of 1,300 positions are being cut.  Sammy Hudes, The Canadian Press  Megan Devlin, Daily Hive

Jasmine Bala

6/13/23 - Jasmine Bala, who announced departure from her position as a Global BC reporter last month, has joined the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows School District as a communications specialist. She had been with Global since March 2022 and previously was an anchor/ reporter for CHEK-TV Victoria.  Twitter Announcement
 
SUN FM CJSU Duncan

6/13/23 - CJSU-FM 89.7 Duncan has returned to its SUN FM roots, dropping its JUICE FM branding, which it has used since 2014. The format remains Classic Hits-Variety Hits.  Canadian Radio News
 
Ab Douglas

6/11/23 - TV reporter/ anchor Ab Douglas (Abram Driediger) died March 21 in Kelowna at age 93. He was Parliamentary Bureau Chief and co-anchor of the National News with Peter Jennings on CTV before moving to CBC in 1967, where he was a National Reporter in Edmonton and Vancouver for 15 years.  Springfield Funeral Home Obituary

Richard Gervais

6/11/23 - Former CBC Vancouver staffer Richard Gervais passed away in Saint-Georges QC May 6 at age 76. He worked at radio and TV stations in Québec before moving to Vancouver as an announcer for Radio-Canada television for 20 years and then for Radio-Canada in Regina.  Radio-Canada Obituary 

Layla Khdir

6/09/23 - CKNW AM 980 Vancouver weekend show producer Layla Khdir moves to a new position as a weekdays chase producer. The 2022 Broadcast Journalism graduate has been on on-call producer with the station since July 2022.  Twitter Posting

CRTC

6/09/23 - The CRTC has approved an application by Total Change Ministries to change the authorized contours of low-power Spirit 88.7 CHVI-FM Campbell River. ERP will increase from 26 to 28 watts, EHAAT will decrease from 88 to 86 metres and antenna will change from non-directional to directional.  CRTC Release

Riley Phillips

6/08/23 - Riley Phillips who announced his departure from CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver last month joins Traveller Information System DriveBC. He's been an airborne reporter for the station since 2018. 
 

Ashley Pirhonen

6/06/23 - AJ in the radio Ashley Pirhonen adds Monday and Tuesday nights from 6-10 p.m. on JR Country CJJR-FM 93.7 Vancouver to her duties as p.m. drive host at JR Country CHWK-FM 89.5 Chilliwack.  Twitter Announcement

Deborra Hope

6/04/23 - Former award-winning Global BC anchor/ reporter Deb Hope, who died May 15 is being remembered by everyone who worked with her. She developed early-onset Alzheimer’s disease which began to emerge around the time of her 2014 retirement from Global News at age 59. Hope died at age 67 of organ failure common in late-stage Alzheimer’s.  Cheryl Chan, Vancouver Sun
 

Numeris

6/04/23 - David Bray, President of Bray & Partners Communications takes a look at Victoria and four other sample radio markets from the latest Numeris ratings release. CBC Radio One is #1 in Victoria, A12+, with a 19.6% share.  Bray Release
 
Jawn Jang

6/04/23 - Former Vancouver radio host Jawn Jang unveils the first-ever official podcast after joining Metro Vancouver's transportation network TransLink as its Media Relations Advisor last November. The 2013 BCIT Technology, Broadcast and Media Communications graduate worked at several Vancouver radio stations between 2013 and 2022.  Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive

John Carney

6/04/23 - Former CBC staffer John (Jim) Carney passed away on April 14 at age 87. He began his career with the Corporation in 1956 as a summer-relief announcer-operator at CFPR Prince Rupert. He joined CBUT Vancouver as a stagehand in 1957, becoming a producer in 1960. He then joined CBC Toronto Public Affairs as a story editor in 1962 before returning back to Vancouver in 1986 as Commissioner-General of the United Nations Pavilion at Expo ’86. A Celebration of Life will be held June 7 at the Stanley Park Pavilion.  Sun/ Province Obituary  

Tchadas Leo

6/03/23 - Indigenous and South American reporter Tchadas Leo has announced he has officially joined CHEK News Victoria as a full time Multimedia Journalist.  He is the host and producer of Our Native Land recorded at the CHEK-TV studios.  Twitter Announcement
 
Srushti Gangdev

6/03/23 - Former CKNW AM 980 Vancouver/ Global BC reporter Srushti Gangdev, who was part of the initial team building the Burnaby Beacon, has joined CBC Vancouver as an anchor/ reporter.  Twitter Posting
 
CityNews

6/02/23 - CityNews Vancouver has been recognized by the RTDNA with four 2023 Region 14 Edward R. Murrow Awards. Further awards will be announced June 15.  CityNews Release
 
Paul Haysom

6/01/23 - Global BC morning anchor Paul Haysom has announced his departure effective June 16. He is returning to CHEK-TV Victoria as its 6 p.m anchor after spending the last decade working for Global News in Vancouver and Calgary. Haysom began his broadcast career at CHEK in 2007 as a sports anchor and reporter.  CHEK News

Jasmine Bala

6/01/23 - Global BC reporter/ producer Jasmine Bala has announced her decision to leave journalism to pursue a new career. The 2019  Ryerson University Bachelor of Journalism graduate has been with Global since March 2022 and previously was an anchor/ reporter for CHEK-TV Victoria.  Twitter Posting

Deborra Hope

6/01/23 - Plans are underway to build a small memorial on a trail in Metro Vancouver most preferred by former Global anchor/ reporter Deb Hope, who died May 15. Family friend Angela Sinclair has launched an online fundraiser to put a plaque on both ends of a walking path in Anmore.   Elizabeth McSheffrey, Global News
Ben Miljure

5/31/23 - The Radio Television Digital News Association has named CTV News Vancouver as the winner of the 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Reporter Ben Miljure travelled to the remote community of Alert Bay, B.C., to reconnect with his Indigenous heritage.  CTV News/ Video
 
Ray Ferraro

5/30/23 - Former NHL star and current ESPN broadcaster Ray Ferraro appears to be destined for the role of John Shorthouse’s new TV broadcast partner. However, a couple of Sportsnet 650 CISL Vancouver broadcasters are also in the running.  Tyler Green, Daily Hive
 
Casey-Jo Loos

5/30/23 - CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver weekender Casey-Jo Loos has announced her departure to move to The Edge CFNY-FM 102.1 Toronto. The 2013 BCIT Communications Business Marketing graduate has been at CFOX since May 2021.  Twitter Posting

Jenny West Cooney

5/30/23 - Jenny West Cooney, co-host of afternoon drive on The Zone CJZN-FM 91.3 Victoria, has been named the 2023 Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year. The 2014 BCIT Technology, Radio Arts & Entertainment program graduate will be recognized during the Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon on June 8 in Toronto.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Dawn Chubai

5/30/23 - Long-time Vancouver TV host Dawn Chubai leaves her current position with TSC in Toronto after 19 years with Rogers Communications. She hosted Breakfast Television on Citytv Vancouver from 2004-17 before moving to Toronto.  Twitter Announcement
 

CITR-FM 101.9 Vancouver

5/29/23 - The University of British Columbia student radio station is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. The station, which became an official club on campus in 1938, now operates as CITR-FM 101.9CBC News
 
Harvey Oberfeld

5/29/23 - Viewers get a rare glimpse of TV ratings in Vancouver. Numbers are down for perennial leader Global BC and increasing for rival CTVHarvey Oberfeld Blog

Alex Carrigan

Riley Phillips


5/26/23 - Alex Carrigan joins the traffic department at CityNews 1130 CKWX Vancouver on Monday. The 2014 Radio and Television graduate  was most recently Communications and Social Media Coordinator for the Mainroad GroupTwitter Posting  Meanwhile, anchor and Air Patrol traffic reporter Riley Phillips has announced his departure from the station at the end of May. The 2018 BCIT Radio Arts & Entertainment graduate has been there since July 2020.  Twitter Posting
 
Charles Adler

5/26/23 - 40+ year radio and television broadcast veteran Charles Adler has announced he’s signed a deal with Crier Media to supply three podcasts and two columns per week to the digital media network. Adler, who parted ways with CKNW AM 980 Vancouver and the Corus Radio talk network in 2021, can also be read in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Jeff Bollenbach

5/25/23 - Jeff Bollenbach has retired as General Manager of Bell Media’s radio and TV stations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He started his career in radio in Cranbrook, before becoming News Director at several TV stations in Canada including managing the newsroom at Global BC from 2012-15.  RTDNA Backgrounder

Tessa Vikander

5/25/23 - BCIT Digital Journalism instructor Tessa Vikander will be starting on the digital desk at CBC Vancouver June 12. She plans to stay for the summer, and possibly beyond, and hopes to be back teaching digital journalism at BCIT in the fall.  Twitter Announcement
  
Rolf Harris

5/23/23 - Australian-born multi-talented performer Rolf Harris, who moved to Vancouver in the 1970s, died May 10 at age 93. He hosted The Rolf Harris Show, a half-hour television series produced at BCTV (now Global BC) and shown on several other CTV affiliates in the spring and summer of 1978. In July 2014, at age 84, Harris was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison in England on twelve counts of indecent assault on four female victims during the 1970s and 1980s.  CTV News 
  
CHLY-FM 101.7 Nanaimo

5/21/23 - Following a Spring Fund Drive that raised $33,798, non-profit campus-community station CHLY-FM 101.7 Nanaimo is hiring three junior producers through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
 
James Lewis

5/21/23 - Former Vancouver news producer James Lewis has been promoted to News Director at CTV News CFTO-TV Toronto. The 2012 BCIT Broadcast & Online Journalism graduate was a producer at Global BC from 2012-17 before heading east to handle similar duties at CTV Toronto.  Michelle Dubé, Twitter
   
Steele & Vance

5/21/23 - The local current events program Steele and Vance has been renewed for a second season. The weekly one-hour show, hosted by veteran broadcasters Lynda Steele and Jody Vance, airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CHEK-TV Victoria.  Facebook Announcement

Tarzan Dan Freeman

5/19/23 - Former Vancouver and Victoria broadcaster Tarzan Dan Freeman will join XL 103.1 CFXL-FM Calgary shortly to do fill-in for major shows during vacations. Tarzan Dan made stops at several local stations between 1998 and 2010.  Twitter Announcement

Alissa Thibault

5/19/23 - CTV News Vancouver reporter Alissa Thibault has been off air since April 6, suffering burnout and early onset PTSD. She reports, "The traumatic stories, graphic images and online abuse finally got to me after 12 years in the news business."  She says she still has a way to go but will be back.  Twitter Posting  Daily Hive

BC Lions

5/19/23 - The CFL BC Lions have announced that the club has signed a new two-year partnership with Corus Entertainment to keep its radio broadcasts on AM730 CKGO Vancouver and across the Lions Audio Network. Bob “The Moj” Marjanovich and Giulio Caravatta return for all regular season and playoff games. A weekly show on AM730, BC Lions On Tap, will air at 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 6.  BC Lions Release

Emad Agahi

5/19/23 - Emad Agahi, who announced his departure as a reporter from Global BC last week, has joined the Vancouver Airport Authority as Communications Specialist.   

Casey-Jo Loos

5/18/23 - CFOX-FM 99.3 Vancouver weekend announcer Casey-Jo Loos is being bombarded with abusive, harassing, hate-filled blasts from an anonymous troll. The messages, which began four years ago, have recently became darker and are filled with sexually charged and degrading content.  Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun

Deborra Hope

5/18/23 - Long-time Global BC news anchor Sophie Lui remembers her days working with anchor/ reporter Deb Hope, who passed away May 15th at age 67 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014. Hope joined Global BC's forerunner BCTV in 1981.
  

Richard Dettman

5/17/23 - Veteran retired business reporter Richard Dettman is back on the air weekday mornings from 7-11:30 a.m. He retired in November 2020 after starting with News1130 CKWX Vancouver back in 1996. The RTDNA Canada Regional Lifetime Achievement Award winner is handling vacation fill-in on several of the CityNews stations across Canada.  Twitter Announcement
 
Marke Driesschen

5/17/23 - Long-time CTV Morning Live Vancouver weathercaster/ host Marke Driesschen, who underwent successful heart valve replacement surgery May 2, is back at home and provides an update.  Twitter Announcement
 
Deborra Hope

5/15/23 - Retired Global BC anchor/ reporter Deborra Hope has died at age 67. She retired in 2014, and was then diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which eventually led to her living in a nursing home. She joined Global BC's forerunner BCTV in 1981. Hope read the news at noon, 5 p.m., and eventually, BCTV’s top-rated flagship 6 p.m. broadcast.  Amy Judd/ Squire Barnes, Global News/ Video 

Shelagh Rogers

5/15/23 - Veteran CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers is stepping down after a 43 year long career. The final episode of CBC Radio's The Next Chapter, which she has hosted from CBC Vancouver for 15 years, will air on June 24.  CBC News
 

JACK CJAX-FM Vancouve

5/13/23 - Meredith Geddes goes back to JACK CJAX-FM 96.9 Vancouver Monday from 10 to 2 p.m., joining Jason Manning from 2 to 6 p.m., Drex in the mornings and Larry Hennessey with JACK Up the 80s twice daily.  Twitter Announcement
 

Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver

5/11/23 - Z95.3 CKZZ-FM Vancouver has been running the ZFX: Guess the Sound – Win the Cash! contest since the end of March, and although it has received many guesses, there is as yet no winner. The current jackpot is $48,000, surpassing last year’s prize of $44,000.  Amir Ali, Daily Hive

Robert Brimacombe

5/11/23 - Corus Radio Vancouver Manager of Local Sales Robert Brimacombe is the new President of the BC Association of Broadcasters (BCAB). He succeeds CHEK Media GM/ CEO Rob Germain in the position.

Elise Toplass

5/11/23 - Stingray Radio Vancouver Promotions Director Elise Toplass has left to join Great Canadian Entertainment as Entertainment and Booking Theatre Manager. She had been working for Stingray’s Vancouver stations since 2020.

Adam Stirling

5/10/23 - CFAX 1070 Victoria talk show host Adam Stirling has admitted to spreading misinformation about a far-right TV personality during the Fort McMurray wildfires in 2016.  Laine Mitchell, Daily Hive

Emad Agahi

5/08/23 - Global BC reporter Emad Agahi has announced his departure at the end of this week. The 2015 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate has been with Global since 2021 following a couple of years with CTV VancouverTwitter Announcement
 
BCAB

5/07/23 - The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB), which held its 73rd Annual Conference on May 4th, continues in good hands with leadership from BCIT broadcast program graduates. In the linked photo, CHEK-TV GM/ CEO Rob Germain on the left is the immediate BCAB past President, current President and Corus Vancouver Manager of Local Sales Rob Brimacombe is in the center and Pattison Media Vancouver Island GM Rob Bye on the right is a previous past president. The current and four previous presidents of the BCAB are BCIT grads.  BCAB Photo
 
Marke Driesschen

5/05/23 - Following the announcement by long-time CTV Morning Live Vancouver weathercaster/ host Marke Driesschen on May 2 that he is stepping away for awhile, comes an update from CTV that he underwent a successful heart valve replacement surgery on May 3 and is expected to make a full recovery in two to three months.  CTV News

Vinyl Tap

5/05/23 - Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap has come to an end on Corus Radio with the April 30 show. Following a 16-year run on CBC Radio and its subsequent cancellation in 2021, Vinyl Tap got a second life in March 2022 when it re-launched across Corus Entertainment’s Rock and Classic Hits stations, including Rock 101 CFMI-FM 101.1 Vancouver. The program will continue as a podcast.
 
Eleanor Wachtel

5/04/23 - Veteran CBC broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel has announced she’ll be retiring from the Corporation next month, ending a 35-year career. She has hosted Writers & Company, CBC Radio's flagship literary program, since 1990. Wachtel was a freelancer writer and broadcaster in Vancouver during the 1970s before moving to Toronto to work full-time with CBC.  CBC News
 
Dave Budge

5/03/23 - Dave Budge, former CKVU-TV (now Citytv) Vancouver reporter and senior producer from 1981-2000 has retired. He leaves from Rogers Communications in Toronto, most recently as Vice President, News & Information at Rogers Sports & Media. His retirement comes as Rogers makes changes to its radio and television management structure.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
   
Dave Cash

5/03/23 - Retired Vancouver broadcaster Dave Cash passed away in Surrey at the end of February at age 87. He began his radio career at CKCR AM/ FM in Kitchener/ Waterloo ON in 1953. He later hosted mornings at CJJC Langley from 1968-74 and evenings then weekends on CKWX Vancouver from 1975-91.
 
Charmaine de Silva

5/02/23 - Vancouver and Calgary CityNews Director Charmaine de Silva is stepping away from her position. The 2007 BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate and three-time National RTDNA award-winner says she is looking forward to exploring new opportunities and challenges.  Twitter Announcement
 
Marke Driesschen

5/02/23 - Long-time CTV Morning Live Vancouver weathercaster/ host Marke Driesschen has announced he is stepping away from the show for awhile. He says, "Got a couple of things to take care of, but I’ll be back in the summer!"  Twitter Posting

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