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Tanya Tucker headlines the third annual KKAT Country Summer Music Festival on Saturday, June 19, at the Utah State Fairpark.

The concert is free, but to enter you must have one of the 80,000 tickets being given away at various Wasatch Front locations.Announcements are being made regularly on KKAT regarding where more free tickets will be given away.

More than 60,000 people attended last year's KKAT summer concert and the station is expecting an even larger crowd this year.

The festival is more than music, it's a family event and there will be a children's area featuring clowns, magicians and puppet shows.

Besides Tucker, Paul Over-street, Deborah Allen, Tracy Bird, the Gibson-Miller Band and Boy Howdy will all entertain.

Dubbed "The Big Event" by KKAT's staff, the concert has improved each year.

"The Morning Guys" (Cano and Simmons) are also expected to sing a few special songs of their own.

The event begins at 9 a.m. June 19 and continues until sunset, a long time, considering that date is one of the longest days in 1993.

- KLZX (alias "Z-93" FM) - The station will present "Livestock '93" on July 31 at the Utah State Fairpark with B-T-O, John Kay and Steppenwolf, .38 Special, Peter Frampton, Stephen Stills and Bad Company. Tickets cost $10 and "Jon and Dan" announced Friday morning where tickets go on sale. More details on "Livestock" will be printed here next week.

- TOURISM WEEK - June 7-12 is Salt Lake Tourism Week and at least six radio stations will be "talking up" what there is to offer visitors in this area during that time.

"Jon and Dan" on KLZX; "Gary and Mick" on KVRI; "Scott and Peggy" on KSFI (alias "FM-100"); "Cano and Simmons" of KKAT; Tom Barberi on KALL-AM; and Amanda Dixon on KSL will all be going out their way to promote the benefits of the Salt Lake area on their respective shows.

- LDS CHURCH DISTRIBUTES RADIO PROGRAMS - Two radio public affairs programs dealing with religious freedom and tolerance have been sent by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to radio stations, newspapers and religious and community groups throughout the United States.

The 30-minute programs, "Religious Freedom" and "Religious Tolerance," are part of the "Times and Seasons" series produced by the Church's Public Affairs Department.

"Many Americans are unaware of the first freedom mentioned in the Bill of Rights," Gerry Pond, executive producer of the program, said. "Freedom of religion guarantees all Americans the right to believe and worship as they choose. Nearly 1,500 faith groups, virtually every religion in the world, now practice their beliefs in America."

"Religious Freedom" reminds people that all other freedoms are contingent upon having the freedom to believe and worship as one chooses.

"Religious Tolerance" examines the importance of living together in peace and harmony, despite differences in doctrines or practices. Both programs feature experts and leaders from different faiths.

- KLO (AM-1430) has the contract back to air Weber State University football and basketball games. WSU failed to renew its contract with KSOS-AM, a 1,000-watt station, in favor of KLO's 5,000-watt signal strength. The new contract starts this fall and is good through the 1995-96 season. Kurt Wilson has tentatively agreed to return as voice of the Wildcats.

- KUTR (AM-1320) - CNN Radio's "Noticias," a Spanish radio network, can be heard regularly on CNN. The network premiered nationwide on March 29 and provides hourly newscasts of up-to-the-minute international, national and regional stories of particular interest to the Hispanic community.

The network has 500 subscribers.

- KUER (FM-90.1) - Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company will present a live broadcast from the World Theater in St. Paul, Saturday, June 5, 5-7 p.m.

"Jazzset with Branford Marsalis" airs later in the day at 8 p.m. and "Club Del Sol" will be broadcast Sunday, June 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

"Horizons: Life in Vermont: The General Store" will air Monday, June 7, 6:30-7 p.m.

- MORNING RADIO HAPPENINGS - "Cano and Simmons" of KKAT made a special announcement Tuesday about sponsoring a Garth Brooks concert Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Delta Center. Stephanie Davis will also appear with Brooks. The "Morning Guys" also had a special listener contest this past week, involving naming that "wimpy, spineless, top 40 tune" . . . "Jon and Dan" on KLZX had a stint about the "Spam Span" cable TV channel this past week, using a Robin Leach-type voice to talk about it. "Not Don Pardoe" is also back on the "Z-93" morning show because Clyde Lewis returned last month . . . .

"Fisher and Todd" on KISN-FM had a bogus band name contest for their listeners earlier this week. Callers had to identify which weird name was NOT the name of a real band . . . Since "Ron and Allen" of KBER had to drop out of their billboard perch effort to fulfill a bet with a Seattle radio station, they've been claiming they broadcast in the nude each day as an alternative. They say they'll continue naked until Seattle is ousted from the NBA playoffs.