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KJQN NOMINATED FOR AWARD

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KJQN (FM-92.7, 95.5 and 104.9) is a nominee for "Radio Station of the Year" in Billboard Magazine's 1989 National Radio Awards Contest.

In addition, John Marks, on-air personality and program director at KKAT (FM-101.9) and Mike Summers of KJQN have both been nominated in the category of "Radio Program Director/Operations Manager of the Year."Voting will take place in Billboard's July 1 issue, and results will appear in the Sept. 16 issue.

-KRSP (FM-103.5 and AM-1060) will stage the preliminaries for the 10th annual Mr. and Miss Utah Suntan Contest Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Magic Waters, 14295 S. State, Draper.

No preliminary registration is required this year, and 25 men and women will be selected for the finals, to be held later this summer.

-KTKK (AM-630) - "Face Off" is a new feature of the Joe Redburn Show at 6:15 a.m. weekdays.

Sens. Edward Kennedy and Alan Simpson "face off" each morning with the day's controversial topic. The two senators will also be on Redburn's show, live via the phone lines, from Washington D.C., in the near future.

- In other KTKK news, Mills Crenshaw, station personality, has been elected to one of the four vice presidents for The National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts. Elections took place earlier this month at the annual convention in Boston.

Salt Lake City is one of six cities under consideration as a site for next year's convention.

-KSL (AM-1160) has made some recent minor changes in its staff. Rod Arquette has been placed in command of the combined department of programming/news, while former programming director Doug Wright now has time for his on-air work and other projects.

Jan Snyder, long-time public affairs producer, has left the station, and on-air personality Dan Jessop is off the air and will likely be leaving the station soon, according to Russ Wood, vice president and general manager.

- In other KSL news, the station will air the Detroit at Baltimore major league baseball game Saturday at 5:20 p.m.

-KUER (FM-90) will begin with a new schedule of national and local newscasts in July. Beginning Monday, the station will have hour-on-the-hour newscasts. KUER has added newscasts at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. to fill in gaps in the day's coverage.

The station has also added local news at noon.

- In other KUER news, encore presentations of "A Prairie Home Companion" begin Saturday at 5 p.m. and continue through the end of September. Early fall is when Garrison Keillor's new live show, "American Radio Company of the Air" will begin in that same time slot. It will be Keillor's first regular radio show in more than two years.

- KUER will air "A tribute to John Philip Sousa," as a special July 4th program Tuesday at 9 a.m.

- "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," National Public Radio's new weekday magazine show of contemporary culture debuts Monday at 3:30 p.m. and will air each weekday afternoon thereafter.