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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


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

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.
X Announcement

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

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