To all of those former KUTR fans of LDS Contemporary Music - KSRR (alias "K-Star," AM-1400), has increased its broadcasting power as planned and can now reach most of Salt Lake County. This previously exclusive Utah County radio station has a similar format to what the defunct KUTR had.
The best chance for reception will be during daylight hours, before KSRR reduces its power according to FCC regulations at sunset. Any former KUTR fans who live from Davis County northward will still find themselves very much out of the range of KSRR, despite the new power increases.- KFMY (AM-960) - "Student Review" is the first ever student radio talk show being done at Brigham Young University. It airs from 11 p.m. until midnight each weekday. Joe Cannon was the March 5 guest on the show.
- MORE "ALLISON" CLARIFICATION - Two weeks ago I made it clear that there were two separate "Allisons" in the Salt Lake radio market - Allison Strong at KJQ and Allison Steele. However, I failed to mention where Allison Steele now works. She has been a weekend on-air personality for the past several years at KLZX (alias "Z-93"). She was previously the promotions director at KBER.
- KBER (FM-106.5) - The station's "Dirtiest Kid in Utah" event has earned national recognition from the National Association of Broadcasters "Radio's Best of the Best Promotion Contest."
KBER was one of only nine national winners. The station had previously initiated a contest for Wisk Power Scoop in which four semifinalists were selected from more than 300 photos entries as the "Dirtiest Kid in Utah." A "Dirt Off" contest was held at the local amusement facility to select the winner.
- KKAT (FM-101.9) - "Cano and Simmons" were at their entertaining best Monday morning when they provided listeners with a special birthday "call" to Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. Not only did they spoof the leader but they also made lots of fun of automated, push-button telephone services.
- KISN (FM-97.1) - After losing a bet on the air to his morning partner, Scott Fisher of "Fisher & Todd" was buried in ice for 47 hours and three minutes.
Originally, Fisher was to have remained in the ice until KISN collected a ton of food for "Share" of Northern Utah and the Utah Food Banks. But a ton was donated so quickly that he decided to stay in for as long as he could - 2,823 minutes, while collecting 14,000 pounds of food for the needy.
From 10:10 .m. on Monday, March 2, to 9:13 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, Fisher was in a 6-foot space inside a 5,000-pound block of ice.
The ice was in front of Ogden's Westland Ford.
Fisher is now rumored to be considering how to get even with Todd.
- KBZN (alias "The Breeze," FM-97.9) - John Juling will be the guest Sunday, March 8, on "Musical Starstreams," 8-10 a.m. He will highlight his "Lost Oceans" album. Later in the day, Wilton Felder will be on "Jazz Trax," 7 p.m. until midnight. The show's "Archives Album" segment will be "The Language of Life," by Everything But the Girl (1990).
- Here's a schedule of the station's "7 O'Clock CD" show for next week:
Monday, March 9: "Shepherd Moons," by Enya.
Tuesday, March 10: "Cross Currents," by Richard Souther.
Wednesday, March 11: "Dwight Sills," by Dwight Sills.
Thursday, March 12: "Trilogy," by Andreas Vollenweider.
Friday, March 13: "Nelson Rangel," by Nelson Rangel.
- KBYU (FM-89.1) - A galaxy of opera's greatest stars will join forces in the "Metropolitan Opera's Silver Anniversary Gala," March 12, 7 p.m. The show will also be simulcast on KBYU TV, Ch. 11.
- KBYU radio and TV will also provide a simulcast tribute to composer Gioacchino Rissini, Sunday, March 8, 9:30 p.m.
- KUER (FM-90.1) will celebrate the "Luck of the Irish" for five days with special programs and a contest.
The festivities begin on March 13 when Wes Bowen and Steve Williams present a tribute to Miles Davis (7 p.m. until night).
The events on Saturday, March 14 will include two hours of "Car Talk" (10 a.m. until noon), two hours of "Schickele Mix" (noon-2 p.m.) and the rest of P.D.Q. Bach with host Sheila Hayes, 2-4 p.m.
KUER will present "Utah Symphony Day" on Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Gene Pack and Ricklen Nobis will present an "All Mozart Day" on Monday, March 16, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
KUER will also hold daily drawings between March 13-17 to give away a grand prize vacation for two to Cancun, Mexico.
- KSL (AM-1160) - Here are weekend programming highlights for the station:
Saturday, March 7:
7-10 a.m. - "Greenhouse" will discuss new trees and shrubs for your garden with co-hosts Larry Sagers and Don Shafer, as well as Bill Dapsis, president of the Utah Association of Nurserymen and Landscape Contractors.
10-11 a.m. - Solving your auto problems on "Car Radio," with Carl Mason of Tunex.
11-11:30 a.m. - It's time to repaint, design and redecorate on "Your House."
11:30 a.m.-noon - Low-fat, no-fat deserts on "The KSL Cooking Show" with Rebecca Gould.