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Paul Graham

4/15/21 - Paul Graham has been released from his Assistant Program Director role at CHNL AM 610 Kamloops after 14 years with the station as part of restructuring at Stingray. Graham joined the station in 2007 after 16 years in Winnipeg.  Broadcast Dialogue

Hayley Cooper

4/08/21 - Former Kelowna and Kamloops broadcaster Hayley Cooper, who was part of recent layoffs at Bell Media in Toronto, has accepted a position with Etobicoke Centre MPP Kinga Surma as Director of Communications. She was Assignment Editor/ Reporter/ News Anchor at AM 1150 CKFR Kelowna from 2010-12 and Reporter/ News Anchor/ Producer at Radio NL CHNL Kamloops from 2007-10 before moving to Vancouver and then Toronto.  Broadcast Dialogue

Pattison Media

4/07/21 - Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has announced it’s rebranding as Pattison Media Ltd. to reflect the company’s evolution beyond terrestrial radio and television, effective May 1. The Kamloops-based company operates numerous stations in the Okanagan, Kamloops and throughout Western Canada.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue

Travis Currah

4/01/21 - Beginning Monday, Stingray launches Rock of The West, hosted by Travis Currah at Zed 98.9 CIZZ-FM Red Deer AB, which will air live weeknight evenings on K96.3 CKKO-FM Kelowna, along with Stingray Classic Rock stations across Western Canada.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue 

Rickie Tyler

3/30/21 - Rickie Tyler, APD and afternoon host at K96.3 CKKO-FM Kelowna has been released. Todd James, longtime drive announcer at K-97 CIRK-FM 97.3 Edmonton will now handle afternoons for both that market and Kelowna.  Connie Thiessen, Broadcast Dialogue
Doris Maria Bregolisse

3/30/21 - Global Okanagan anchor/ producer Doris Maria Bregolisse has made the decision to step away. The award winning broadcaster and BCIT journalism graduate joined the station in 2004.  Instagram Announcement

Randy Bachman

3/27/21 - Former Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive member Randy Bachman says his CBC program Vinyl Tap is being cancelled. The two-hour program has aired weekends on CBC Radio One since 2005. The farewell episode will run on Canada Day, July 1, with repeats over the summer.  David Friend, CP/ Times Colonist

The Lake CKOV-FM 103.9 Kelowna

3/26/21 - The Lake CKOV-FM 103.9 Kelowna officially signed on at 10:39 a.m. today, replacing CKOO-FM, which declared bankruptcy and ceased operation last March. The new station, with a soft rock music format, will add a full slate of well-known local personalities in mid-April along with news, weather, sports and community information. Josh Duncan, KelownaNow  Launch Audio courtesy Radio West


3/24/21  - CKOV-FM 103.9 Kelowna is in test mode and is set to officially launch Friday at 10:39 a.m. New owner Paul Larsen says there will be a new brand and imagery and talent will come in three to four weeks. Larsen has a long history of running radio stations and was heavily involved with Okanagan Oldies and Soft 103.9.  Rob Gibson, Castanet

3/20/21  - Heritage CKOV Call letters will return to Kelowna when Paul Larsen brings 103.9 back to life this Spring.  CKMR-FM 104.5 Strathmore AB has used the CKOV calls since 2018.  Canadian Radio News

Jasmin Doobay

3/11/21 - Jasmin Doobay, Program Director at Power 104 CKLZ-FM 104.7 Kelowna will join the Prince George division of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group as PD of The Drive CKDV-FM 99.3 and The River CKKN-FM 101.3 in early April.

Betty Salin

3/11/21 - Betty Selin joins the Vernon Community Radio Society, operators of Valley FM CFAV-FM 97.9 Vernon, as the honorary chairperson of its fundraising efforts. Up until November, Selin was the morning show co-host on CICF-FM 105.7 Vernon.

Andy and TJ

3/02/21 - TJ of the former Andy and TJ morning show, which was cancelled last December following the re-branding of CILK-FM 101.5 to Move Radio, has announced her resignation from Bell Media. At the time she was expected to move to a new position with the station in the coming months. Facebook Announcement  Castanet Backgrounder
Kevin & Sonia

3/01/21 - KiSS RADiO CKKS-FM 104.9 Vancouver morning hosts Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu are celebrating ten years as a team. They began hosting mornings at CHSU-FM 99.9 Kelowna in 2011, and started mornings at KiSS in 2017.  Twitter Announcement

Darren Worts

2/24/21 - Former Kelowna broadcaster Darren Worts has announced his return to the air in mid March. He will be hosting the afternoon show on 98.3 Star CKSR-FM Chilliwack and middays on Ocean 98.5 CIOC-FM Victoria. Worts was midday announcer at Power 104 CKLZ-FM Kelowna from 2017-19.  Twitter Announcement

Klein Felt

2/11/21 - BCIT Radio Arts graduate Klein Felt has taken over as The Early Edition Producer at AM 1150 CKFR Kelowna. He's been Promotions Coordinator at the station since March of last year following 2-1/2 years as Morning Show Host and Programming Assistant with Vista Radio in Creston.  Twitter Announcement

Bell Media

2/05/21 - There are a number of moves and layoffs in the Okanagan following numerous cuts across Canada by Bell Media. Chanine Carr leaves MOVE FM CILK-FM 101.5 Kelowna today to take on a maternity leave at Bell Winnipeg, which includes BOB FM CFWM-FM 99.9. Kelowna-based Bell South Retail Sales Manager Paul Farina is out. Bruce Irving, Bell Kelowna sales, took retirement this winter after 32 years in Kelowna. MOVE FM CJMG-FM 97.1 Penticton personality Kyle Stewart leaves as morning host and afternoon voice tracker for EZ Rock South. Louise McIntyre, Office Manager at Bell Penticton also leaves, along with an unnamed host at EZ Rock CKGR-FM 106.3 Golden.

Dennis Walker

1/25/21 - Former Giant FM GIGV-FM 100.7 (now New Country 100.7) Penticton personality Dennis Walker has joined the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters Quarter Century Club. He entertained listeners in Penticton from 1990-2012 before being released due to re-structuring. He currently operates South Okanagan Country Internet Radio and hosts mornings at 2Day FM CFSM-FM 107.5 Cranbrook.  BCAB Release

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