Dain Craig and Peggy Ijams of KSFI (alias "FM-100") are still the most-listened-to morning radio team along the Wasatch Front. According to the latest Arbitron estimates for the spring of 1995, ages 12-plus, they grab 10.1 percent of the radio audience.
Although that share is down from their 11.2 percent last winter, it is exactly the same audience the KSFI morning team had during the spring of 1994. KSL's morning news team, anchored by Grant Nielsen and Amanda Dickson, is second at 9 percent, while Country Joe Flint and Dick Jacobson of KSOP are third."Dain and Peggy" also have the largest audience for adults, ages 25-54, in the morning, but second place for that age group belongs to Scott Fisher, Todd Collard and Erin Fraser of KISN-FM.
Among adults ages 18-34, the KBER (FM-101.1) morning "Freak Show," with Allen Handy and Mick Martin, has moved into first place with a 10.3 percent audience share. "Fisher, Todd and Erin" are also second for that age category.
- Here are the top weekday morning teams for listeners ages 12-plus:
1. Dain and Peggy, KSFI (10.1 percent); 2. Grant and Amanda, KSL (9.0); 3. Country Joe, KSOP (6.6); 4. Fisher, Todd and Erin, KISN-FM (6.4); 5. Mark Waldi and Andrew Peters, KRSP (5.9); 6. Tom Barberi, KALL (5.8); 7. "Kidd Cassidy and the Mornin' Posse," Dawn Kennedy and Rick Shane (former morning DJs were Gary Zane and Scotty Christopher), KKAT (5.4); 8. (tie) "The Wakeup Club" (Mick Mackay, Rebecca Marshall and Alen Kabel), KBEE, and Mick and Allen, KBER (5.0); 10. Richard Cano and Kevin McCormick, KUTQ (4.5).
- Here are the top morning shows for adult listeners, ages 18-34:
1. Mick and Allen, KBER (10.3); 2. Fisher, Todd and Erin, KISN-FM (8.8); 3. Waldi and Peters, KRSP (8.6); 4. Country Joe, KSOP (8.1); 5. Kerry Jackson and Bill Allred, KXRK (8.0); 6. (tie) Dain and Peggy, KSFI, and Kidd Cassidy, KKAT (7.5); 8. The Wakeup Club, KBEE (6.2); 9. Cano and McCormick, KUTQ (5.5); 10. Grant and Amanda, KSL (3.6).
- Here are rating estimates for the morning audience of listeners, ages 25-54:
1. Dain and Peggy, KSFI (11.1); 2. Fisher, Todd and Erin, KISN-FM (8.2); 3. (tie) Waldi and Peters, KRSP, and Grant and Amanda, KSL (7.9); 5. Country Joe, KSOP (6.4); 6. Dickie Shannon and the Morning Maniacs (Kathy Costello and Robin Mueller), KODJ (5.6); 7. Kidd Cassidy, KKAT (5.3); 8. (tie) Mick and Allen, KBER, and the Wakeup Club, KBEE (5.0); 10. Tom Barberi, KALL (4.8).
- KSL (AM-1160) - In the latest Arbitrons, the station's ratings have increased 26.2 percent over one year ago among adult listeners, ages 25-54.
KSL's ratings for all day parts are up too, and KSL Vice President Richard Mecham said this represents a pattern of steady growth.
Generally, the winter Arbitron book is KSL's best because of BYU basketball coverage, but for the spring book to outperform winter is a clear indication listeners continue to discover the value of KSL's news, weather, traffic and sports.
- KUER (FM-90.1) will air "Norman Corwin's 14 August" to observe the 50th anniversary of V-J Day, Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30-7 p.m.
- KALL (AM-910) - Merrill Cook is sounding much smoother on his 4-6 p.m. weekday talk show now. He seems to have built some confidence and provides stimulating afternoon discussions for listeners.
This week, among other topics, Cook talked about the possibility of a Utah citizen tax rebate if there's surplus money left from the 2002 Winter Olympics.
- KTKK (alias "K-Talk," AM-630) - The "Religion on the Line" program for Sunday, Aug. 13, 8-10 p.m., will discuss religious freedom in America, with attorney Matthew F. Hilton.
- KCNR (AM-1320) - The "Inside America" program will have Jon Engman, a congressman from Las Vegas, as a guest on the Saturday, Aug. 12, 1-2 p.m. show.
- 10 YEARS AGO - Scott Hart hosted Utah's "Top 20 Hits Countdown" every Monday night. KRSP-AM, Utah's "running" radio station, aired a special events report on footraces each Tuesday morning.
- RADIO HAPPENINGS - It was another "Mad Monday" on KBER with "Mick and Allen." The DJs were asking male listeners what women do to make them mad. On Tuesday it was another "20 Minute" event and the DJs did another "Leave It To Beaver" spoof . . . "The Wakeup Club" on KBEE had a special interview with "Elvis" Monday. On Tuesday it had another "Brain Strain" game . . . Dickie Shannon on KODJ gave away balloon rides Monday and also teased sidekick Robin Mueller about getting a speeding ticket in Utah County over the weekend . . .
"Jon and Dan" on KBUL asked listeners Monday what neighbors did to make them angry. "Timmy" also returned to their show, and the DJs made prank calls to Canada. They had Robert Lund on their show Tuesday, playing a "name that boot" tune, giving away CDs and asking listeners about the weird kinds of meat they've eaten . . .
"Cano and McCormick" on KUTQ had a listener sing the weather Monday. On Tuesday, sidekick Raoul was flying in a balloon . . . "Kerry and Bill" on KXRK talked with regular guest Louise Tuesday. She explained her expertise in filing . . .
Tom Barberi on KALL talked about the broadcast rights to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake on Tuesday . . . Todd Herman on KCNR addressed a variety of issues Tuesday, including voice-activated lie detectors and subsidies in the military . . . "Mark and Danny" on KDYL gave away more tickets to the Wyoming Downs this week . . .
"Fisher, Todd and Erin" on KISN-FM had another "Battle of the Sexes" Tuesday. Wednesday was another day for asking listeners about making time for love . . . KLZX, the new classic rock station, has DJs for rent at parties, dances, etc. . . .
Len Allen and Arnie Wheeler on KLO discussed bank fees Wednesday. The station is also offering stock market reports each weekday at 8:50 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. . . . "Mark and Danny" on KDYL talked about downtown Salt Lake building projects Wednesday.