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Ken Davis

7/06/21 - Former CKOK Penticton President and GM Ken Davis passed away July 4th at age 90. He was a former co-owner of CKOK and later owned Casabella Princess and Okanagan Boat Charters.  Canada Obituaries  James Miller, Penticton Herald

BC Lions

7/06/21 - Beginning with the August 6th season opener in Saskatchewan, all BC Lions games will be broadcast on AM730 CHMJ Vancouver with play-by-play broadcaster Bob “The Moj” Marjanovich and analyst Giulio Caravatta returning to the booth. The Lions Radio Network returns across the province, which includes CKFR AM 1150 Kelowna and CHNL AM 610 Kamloops.  BC Lions Release

Sarah Nick

6/29/21 - Sarah Nick joins Power 104 CKLZ-FM 104.7 Kelowna. She has most recently been hosting Nick At Night at KiSS CKY-FM 102.3 Winnipeg.  Twitter Posting

Kyle Sterwart

6/24/21 - Former Sun FM (now Move) CJMG-FM 97.1 Penticton morning show host Kyle Stewart has found a new position outside of radio. He and his wife Jessica have acquired the Soda Creek Soap Co. Kyle was laid off by Bell Media when it made massive cuts to media positions across Canada in February.  Jesse Day, Penticton Western News
   
David Larsen

6/14/21 - Former K96.3 CKKO-FM and CILK-FM 101.5 Kelowna personality David Larsen lost a battle with cancer Friday night at age 62. He hosted shows in the Okanagan for nearly twenty years.  Rob Gibson, Castanet

Numeris

6/03/21 - The Numeris Spring 2021 Radio Diary 12+ ratings have been released for Kelowna. CBC Radio One CBTK-FM 88.9 is first with a 23.2 share, Country CIGV-FM 100.7 is second with 10.5 and 80s & 90s Hits CKQQ-FM 103.1 is third with 9.3.  Numeris Release

Yasmin Gandham

6/01/21 - Yasmin Gandham is moving into a new role as a full-time Video Journalist, anchoring and reporting with Global Okanagan CHBC-TV Kelowna. She moves from News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as an anchor/ producer with the announcement that Sunday will be her last shift.   Twitter Announcement

Bounce Radio

5/18/21 - Bell Media has rebranded 25 stations across Canada with the launch of Variety Hits Bounce. Local EZ Rock stations which have changed include Penticton, Summerland, Osoyoos and Salmon ArmLance Venta, RadioInsight

Jill Sperling

5/06/21 - CFJC News Kamloops photojournalist Jill Sperling will be leaving at the end of this month to join her husband in Seattle. She's been a reporter and weekend radio news anchor since April 2016.  Twitter Announcement
 
The Lake CKOV-FM Kelowna

5/05/21 - The Lake CKOV-FM 103.9 Kelowna has announced that veteran Okanagan broadcasters Andy & TJ will join the station starting Monday at 6 a.m. They’ll be followed by another familiar voice coming out of retirement, Mark Jeffries, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and newcomer Crystal Darche 2-7 p.m.  The Lake Announcement  Wayne Moore, Castanet  Josh Duncan, KelownaNow
 
Eric Lipka

5/05/21 - Former Kelowna TV staffer Eric Lipka died  in Toronto on April 29 at age 80. He was a set designer in the early days of television at CHBC-TV Kelowna before moving to Ontario and eventually CBC Toronto, where he worked from 1966-2001.  Toronto Star Obituary
 
Bob Keating

4/25/21 - CBC journalist Bob Keating retires from his position as head of CBC's Nelson bureau. The award winning reporter has been with the Corporation since 1964.  Twitter Announcement
 
Sandy Heimlich-Hall

4/23/21 - Sandy Heimlich-Hall is retiring from her anchor/ reporter position at CFAX AM 1070 Victoria. Prior to moving back to her hometown in 2014, she served 34 years in the newsroom at CFJC-TV Kamloops.  Twitter Announcement

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

CKOV Mike

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
 
CKOV Mike

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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