Paul Harvey has returned to the Salt Lake air-waves.
After leaving KCNR some months ago and only being available on KSOS-AM (which doesn't reach the Salt Lake area well), the veteran broadcaster is now heard on KDYL (AM-1280) and also simulcast on KOVO, (AM-960).Harvey can be heard weekdays at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. and again at noon with his 15-minute broadcast. He also airs at 5:30 p.m. with his "Rest of the Story."
- TOM BOCK IS BACK in the mainstream of radio after being a substitute and off-hours DJ for several years. Bock is now teamed with Michele Morrison each weekday morning on KBZN (alias "The Breeze," FM-97.9).
Bock replaces Dale Nelson, who has left the station. Rob Riesen has replaced Nelson as operations manager at KBZN.
- LIVE AUDIENCE - If you believe live radio audiences disappeared in the 1950s, you're wrong. KXRK (alias "X-96.3," FM), with DJs "Kerry and Bill," has brought the live radio audience back.
Each Friday morning at about 7, the DJs - among the most outrageous and spontaneous on the radio dial - have a live audience of about a dozen people crammed in their studio at 165 W. West Temple.
They have no need for canned laughter and use the guests to play a sort of "Family Feud" game.
Some DJs believe interaction with listeners is critical to success and if the "Kerry and Bill" plan isn't direct interaction, nothing is.
- JON AND DAN are everywhere! During last Saturday night's showing of "Hercules" and "XENA" on Channel 14, the names of these KUBL (FM-93.3) DJs appeared in a screen message as part of a special Utah Jazz ticket giveaway.
Earlier this week, the DJs awarded some 50 Jazz tickets to Tuesday's Boston game as part of the big promotion with KJZZ-TV.
- RELIGION ON THE RADIO SERIES - KYFO is owned by Bible Broadcasting Network of Charlotte, N.C., purchased the former KJQN of Ogden in April of 1994. The station is currently broadcasting its Conservative Christian music and talk on all three of its frequencies.
"We emphasize a personal relationship with Jesus Christ," Station manager Russ East said, explaining that the scriptures John 3:16 and Ephesians 2:8-9 contain basic principles for the station.
"Giving the Winds the Bible Voice" is a goal of KYFO.
About half the station's programming is music and the rest is talk. Abut 95 percent is BBN syndicated programming and the rest of local interviews and discussions.
East makes it a point to become involved with various crisis centers, churches, rescue missions and schools and makes visits to the Utah State Prison.
The station's three most popular programs are:
- "Turning Point," by David Jeremiah, 8:30 and 6:30 p.m. weekdays.
- "Grace to You," by John McArthur, weekdays at 8 p.m.
- "Focus on the Family," by James Dobson, 2:30 p.m. weekdays and repeated at 1 a.m.
- "Insight," a local show by East at 2:05 p.m. Tuesdays.
The station also has a prayer concern number to ask for the prayers of others in a particular crisis/problem by calling 800-888-7077.
- KRCL (FM-91) is holding a special "Soul Day" of programming, Friday, Feb. 23, until 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. News, poetry, people and stories are all included.
The station also broadcasts at FM-96.5 in Park City and FM-89.7 in Moab.
- CANCELLED - The "Religion on the Line" program on KTKK (alias "K-Talk," AM-630) has been canceled. The show aired Sundays from 8-10 p.m. and the host, Van Hale, is now looking for a new home, along with Steve Mayfield, program producer.
- NEW TALK SHOW, "Health Talk with the Mad Doc" airs Saturdays from 1-2 p.m. on KCNR (AM-1320). Dr. Rick Madsen hosts the show that covers surgery to chiropractic news and drugs to herbs.
- 10 YEARS AGO - KSL raised $110,420 in its annual radiothon for Primary Children's Medical Center.
- RADIO HAPPENINGS - KSL radio has a continuing recognition award for special teachers . . . "The Wakeup Club" on KBEE has a "Five Second Game" it plays. Musician Robert Lund composed a special song on John Stockton's closing in on more NBA records Tuesday . . . "Dickie Shannon" on KODJ has a special TV report most mornings . . . Len Allen and Arnie Wheeler on KLO had a movie star divorce and birth update report Tuesday. On Wednesday, they discussed airline food . . .
Tom Barberi on KALL gave a fitness and HealthRider update Tuesday. He also has ski reports on his morning show. On Wednesday, Barberi talked about satisfaction with government performance . . . Peggy Ijams of "Scott and Peggy' on KSFI said she was surprised that Superman defeated the Incredible Hulk in a special comic book showdown this month. The DJs also gave away tickets this week to the Harlem Globetrotters . . .
"Kidd Cassidy" on KKAT gave away Jazz tickets this week. On Wednesday, the DJ and his "Mornin' Posse" discussed stupid instructions listed on various household products . . .
"Mick and Allen" on KBER gave listeners movie tickets this week and on Tuesday they examined the Mardi Gras with its king, "Chicken George." He was asked to put voodoo curses on rival stations KXRK, KUTQ and KISN-FM. On Wednesday, the DJs also interviewed the senior editors of DC and Marvel Comics about their super-hero battles . . .
"Kerry and Bill" on KXRK gave way snowboard rental prizes to listeners this week. The DJs also had another edition of "Mr. Mannly" Tuesday, where he discussed the proper way to be masculine when you can't get a car unstuck in the snow. The DJs also have a "Phrase that Pays" contest . . . "Jon and Dan" on KUBL celebrated National Pancake Day Tuesday. It was K-Bull night at the Grizzlies game Wednesday . . .
Todd Herman on KCNR discussed police responses to family situations Tuesday. On Wednesday, Herman talked about the aftermath of the Salt Lake City School District's gay clubs decisions and told listeners he's still happily married to a male colleague, afternoon talk show host Rick Taylor . . . "Fisher and Todd" on KISN-FM accepted love tales by listeners Wednesday. Veronica Brown filled-in for Erin Fraser Wednesday.