Recording star Michael Bolton has challenged KISN (FM-97.1) to a softball game on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Softball Complex, 4300 S. 1300 East.
Bolton, his band and equipment personnel like to play radio stations when they come to town for a performance. Bolton's team is undefeated so far, but KISN's staff believes that will change Tuesday during the seven-inning or 90-minute-long game.The public is invited to the free game, but a can of food for the Utah Food Bank is a suggested donation.
KISN also wants listeners to be a part of the game. On Monday, they'll rush to get a pitching coach, base coaches, bat person and scorekeeper from the community.
- KCPX (FM-98.7) - A one-hour pre-recorded portion of the Dan Craig show will be broadcast Oct. 4 on "Radio Tokyo," the city's only commercial radio station. As many as 10 million people may hear the program.
"The Japanese frequency requested a sample of our music via the FAX two weeks ago," Craig said. "We took a number of requests from listeners. As far as I know, KCPX is the only station in this market that is participating."
Craig's show is heard locally on "K-98.7" weekdays from 3-7 p.m.
- KBZN (FM-97.9) - Sunday morning's "Musical Starstreams" (8-10 a.m.) will feature David Parsons and the "Tibetan Plateau" album. Later in the day, "Jazz Trax" (7 p.m.) will spotlight "Acoustic Alchemy."
Here's a schedule for the "7 O'Clock CD" show next week:
Monday, Oct. 7: New CD night; Tuesday, Oct. 8: "Pence of the World," by Special EFX; Wednesday, Oct. 9: "Deliverance," by Jonathan Butler; Thursday, Oct. 10: "The Best of . . .," by Earl Klugh; Friday, Oct. 11: "Key Witness," by Greg Karukas.
- KUER (FM-90.1) will present an encore presentation of the "Capitol Steps," Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. - a radio show that provides answers to many "pressing" political questions and offers plenty of satire.
- KBYU (FM-89.1) will present coverage from the "Madeleine Festival" for three consecutive Sundays beginning Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. Future broadcasts will be heard at the same time on Oct. 13 and OCt. 20.
- KUTR (AM-1320) will carry play-by-play coverage of the Utah State at BYU football Game Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. The station is the voice of the Aggies this year.
- The station will also have various LDS artists, including Envoy, Davison Cheney, Wandra Lindstrom and Sue Krupa, during its annual conference weekend autograph party Saturday, Oct. 5, noon until 2 p.m., in the ZCMI Center.
- KTKK (alias "K-Talk,' AM-630) - Here are some upcoming highlights for Danny Kramer's show (3-6 p.m.):
Monday, Oct. 7: Candice Lowry talks about depression (3 p.m.), and a "Manager's Guide to Gorilla Warfare" will be be featured at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: "The Confidence Factor' (4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 9: "Dead Man Walking," with Ben Aronoff (4 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 10: "A Far Cry from Home," with Lisa Ferrill at 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11: Tom Adams and "The Grass Roots Movement" (4 p.m.)
- KSL (AM-1160) - Here are upcoming station programming highlights:
Monday, Oct. 7: 10 a.m. - "Family Forum" discusses self-esteem; 10:30 a.m. - Jimmy Lupo, owner of Lupo's Restaurant, talks about the alcohol breath tester in his establishment.; 11 a.m. - Fire Prevention Week; 11:30 a.m. - The Bill of Rights and public schools on the "Legal Briefs" show; 1 p.m. - Bob Lee and Wayne Smith examine Cuba; 2 p.m. - "The Idea Factory"; 6 p.m. - As special political program the night before the election.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: 10:30 a.m. - Dieting tips; 2 p.m. - KSL hosts a panel discussion on the politics, the religion and the music of the Middle East.
Wednesday, Oct. 9: 10 a.m. - The Utah Alliance of Mentally Ill on the "House Calls" show; 10:30 a.m. - A discussion on Lupus.
Thursday, Oct. 10: 10 a.m. - "KSL's Cooking Show" discusses party planning.
Friday, Oct. 11: 11 a.m. - "The KSL Movie Show," with Chris Hicks and Doug Wright.