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Radio dial: Find out about radio stations and DJs online

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Erica Hansen and Scott Young of KOSY have a feature on their station's Web site in which they give answers to even probing questions.

Erica Hansen and Scott Young of KOSY have a feature on their station’s Web site in which they give answers to even probing questions.

Laura Seitz, Deseret Morning News

The Internet may be the best radio accessory since, well, portable radios.

There just seems to be no end to what you can find out about your favorite stations or DJs online.

One of the latest to catch my attention is the "Ask Scott and Erica" feature on the Web site for KOSY (FM-106.5). Listeners can ask the DJs probing questions, and, surprisingly, they are being answered rather extensively.

What do they think about their early morning schedules? What do they do that annoys their spouses? What local figures do they have a thing for? These are examples of the questions they are asked, and it's all at www.kosy.com (you can also find out information about "Delilah," the station's 7 p.m.-midnight syndicated host).

If you miss some of your favorite morning radio features, they may also be found online.

For example, if you didn't hear the "Boner of the Day" on the "Radio from Hell" show on KXRK ("X-96"), just go to www.x96.com for a lengthy list of current and past award winners.

"Dain and Jill" on KSFI ("FM-100") list their "Trivia," "Pop Quiz" and "Morning Mail" daily features on their Web site, www.fm100.com.

If the "Z-morning Zoo" is more your style, you can find a brief summary of Frankie and Danger Boy's daily show at www.949zht.com.

Can't find your favorite radio station online? A few still don't have Web sites, but most do. One of the best single sites to link to Salt Lake-area stations is the Salt Lake Radio Broadcasters' site, www.slradio.com. Another is www.saltlakeradio.com, with links and a forum to discuss and read about the latest radio rumors.

One day, you might be able to hear any favorite radio show at any time of the day, via the Web. There are a few such links now for certain syndicated shows.

KALL (AM-700) — "Hot Ticket 700," an nearly all-sports format, has been on the air a few weeks now and I'm impressed by some of its programming. Matt Thomas, who is new in town, is doing a 1-4 p.m. weekday sports-talk show, and he seems smooth and savvy, almost to a syndicated level of quality; Salt Lake City is lucky to have him. Bill Riley, a transplant from KSL, is also doing well. And KALL's convergence with KTVX, Ch. 4, shows promise.

What do the new AM-700 hosts look like? What are their backgrounds? Go online to www.hotticket700.com and find out.

A SCARY TALE FOR HALLOWEEN — KBYU (FM-89.1/89.5) will air Edgar Allan Poe's chilling tale "The Black Cat" on Saturday at 9 p.m.

TEN YEARS AGO IN SALT LAKE RADIO — Dain Craig leaves KISN and replaces Scott MacNeil as co-host on the KSFI morning show with Peggy Ijams. . . . KISN names Jim Morales as its new program director. . . . KXRK begins a new evening show with DJs Chet Tapp and Todd Nuke 'Em. . . . Jon Berg's "How To" Saturday shows premiere on KCNR.

RADIO HAPPENINGS — Erica Hansen, part of the "Scott and Erica" morning show on KOSY, is the latest DJ to undergo Lasik eye surgery.

Greg Stone presents "12'O Clock Rock Block" each weekday at noon on KURR, FM-99.5. The station also sponsored a politicians golf cart race in Pioneer Park last Saturday.

"County Joe," morning DJ on KSOP (FM-104.3), has an intriguing giveaway going: you can win a season's supply of flu medicine and $50 in his "Feeling under the Weather" contest.

— The "John Tesh" radio show, weekdays from 8 p.m.-1 a.m., on KBEE (FM-98.7), is worth a listen. It's much better than I thought it would be, and Tesh's quips are excellent.

"Bob and Tom," mornings on KBER (FM-101.1), are well known for their big-name special guests. You can check their weekly lineup of guests online at www.kber.com.


E-mail: lynn@desnews.com