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KZHT'S `OPEN LINE' LETS STUDENTS SPEAK OUT, GET HELP

KZHT (FM-94.9) is airing a new youth-oriented talk show, "Open Line," in hopes of creating an important forum for Utah students.

The program premiered earlier this month and airs from 9 to 11 p.m. each Sunday.According to KZHT program director Lou Simon, the show has experienced tremendous success thus far. He said the program's purpose is to offer all students - junior high age through college - an opportunity to discuss issues of importance.

Simon serves as the show's host and is assisted by its co-sponsor, Charter Summit Hospital, which provides topic information and the show's professional counseling.

Simon's guest on Sunday, June 24, will be Dr. Richard Schnelman, a clinical psychologist with Mountain States Counseling Center, who will discuss teen suicide.

Previous program topics have included satanism, teen sex and peer pressure.

(BU) KMGR (FM-107.5) - is teaming up with KXIV, Ch. 14, and R.C. Willey to present "Utah's Funniest Home Videos" Sunday, July 29, at 8 p.m.

Entries from the public are now being accepted in three categories at all R.C. Willey stores: (1) funniest home video; (2) most creative video (a staged gag or event); and (3) best "Magic 107.5" 30-second commercial to promote the radio station.

Prizes will include a big-screen TV, new VCR and a trip to Disneyland. Mark Van Wagoner will host KXIV's video TV show next month.

(BU) KRSP (FM-103.5) - The station will be making a lot of appearances this summer, courtesy of its "Rock Assault Vehicle" (RAV).

KRSP will broadcast live this weekend from inside the Utah Arts Festival and will be the only radio station to do so, according to station promotions director Tom Robin.

Evan Lake will be the deejay on duty at the Arts Festival Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 7 p.m.

KRSP will also broadcast live from Raging Waters Sunday, June 24, at the Slam Volleyball competition.

- The station has also been holding "Rush Week" (June 17-23) and has been giving away many prizes in anticipation of Sunday's Rush concert at the Salt Palace. The RAV will also be in the parking lot for that event.

- The Saturday, June 30, parade in West Valley will also include the RAV. (The parade starts at 9 a.m. near the Valley Fair Mall.)

- Also on June 30, the RAV will be at the Bonneville Raceway's "Night of Fire."

(BU) KALL (AM-910) - Here's the schudule Saturday, June 23, for the "How To" shows with John Berg on the Radio Advice Network:

7 a.m. - "Planting Now for a Fall Harvest" will be the topic on the "Grow-It" show, with guests Alvin Hamson, a state horticulturist, and George Hoar, National Landscape Association member and the owner of Millcreek Gardens Nursery.

9 a.m. - "Hometalk" show will feature "Concrete Problems and Solutions, Part II" with John Young of Geneva Rock Products.

10 a.m. - The "Auto-Medic" show will offer "Free Advice and Answers to Your Car Questions" by Jerry Johnson and Don Burdette, automotive specialists from Salt Lake Community College.

(BU) KDYL (AM-1280) will present "Those Fabulous Fifties," with Ron Baxley, Sunday, June 24, 3-4 p.m.

(BU) KUER (FM-90.1) will hold the second part in its "Red Butte Garden Concert Series," Sunday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. Powder Ridge will be the performers, and the event will also be broadcast by KUER. Tickets are $5 a person. For more information, call KUER at 581-6625.

(BU) OLD-TIME RADIO - A recent look though some old Deseret News editions from 1950 revealed that radio was still receiving plenty of publicity while TV continued its in-road path into America's way of life.

Deseret News editions of 40 years ago, in June 1950, included a daily radio program log, similar to the TV program grids published today. The six radio stations listed for evening programming included:

KUTA (AM-570), KALL (AM-910), KSL (AM-1160), KMUR (AM-1230), KNAK (AM-1280) and KDYL (AM-1320).

"I Love A Mystery," with Dan Valentine, and "The Adventures of Dr. Kildaire" were two popular programs on KALL. KSL aired "Young Love" and "Crime Photographer," among others.

KMUR was airing "The Paul Weston" show in 1950 and KNAK had a square-dancing music show. KDYL was broadcasting "The Aldrich Family" and "Father Knows Best," while KUTA aired "Blondie" and "Night Mayor of Salt Lake," among many other programs.

In 1950, radio logs took up a four-by-seven-inch space for daily programming, while TV at the same time only had a two-inch space for its nighttime lineup.