Salt Lake radio stations KUTR (AM-860) and KLTQ (FM-93.3) were purchased for $1.4 million by Phoenix-based Citadel Communications from Sunrise Media last month.
Citadel plans to keep KUTR's format of "LDS Music," while KLTQ has been renamed `KLZX' and is now playing "Classic Album Sides."According to Citadel Communications President Fritz Beesemyer, the company had been looking at making a purchase in the Salt Lake market for some time and the KUTR-KLTQ combo deal was ideal.
Citadel, formed in 1984, has owned and operated seven radio stations in Tucson, Colorado Springs, Bozeman and Billings.
Stuart Stanek is the vice president and general manager of the two stations. Alan Rider is handling promotions.
Stanek said Citadel believes the stations offer a unique product and valuable service to the community and to advertisers.
KLZX has been encouraging listeners to call the station all week with their opinions about what type of music it should play. Rider said the station will use the results of the call-in survey to determine what listeners really want to hear.
(BU) KUER (FM-90) Musician Bobby McFerrin will be Andre Previn's guest April 3 at 2:30 p.m. on the "High Performance" program.
Previn hosts this musical program every Sunday.
McFerrin will be performing live with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at the Capitol Theatre April 22-23.
McFerrin's instrument is his voice and he can sound like a trumpet, an opera singer, a lead guitar, a saxophone or many other things. He also mimes, taps his feet, clicks his tongue and beats his chest.
(BU) KBYU (FM-89.1) is once again presenting its "Classical Countdown" survey. The station is inviting listeners to mail in their top five classical compositions (listed in order of preference).
Surveys must be in no later than April 16.
KBYU will air results of the survey during the first week of May.
(BU) KSL (AM-1160) will broadcast two special Easter programs on April 3. At 6 a.m., the annual "Easter Sunrise Service from the Masonic Temple" will air. This non-denominational service will also feature a program entitled "The Highest Place."
Also, on April 3 at 6 p.m., KSL will broadcast a repeat performance of Handel's "Messiah" by the Utah Symphony and the Utah Oratorio Society.
These two religious programs are in addition to the regular LDS Conference broadcasts live at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 2 and April 3, as well as the usual taped rebroadcasts of those sessions overnight from midnight until 4 p.m. on both days
KSL will feature a new program: "Partners in Parenting" by the Children's Miracle Network, each Sunday at 8 p.m.
The new show will be hosted by doctors Richard and Linda Eyre and will have a time when listeners can phone in with questions.
KSL will also air the "Sports Trivia Panel of Utah" April 1 at 10:30 p.m.
The NCAA Basketball Semifinals will be joined in progress April 2 at 4 p.m, following General Conference.
The NCAA Basketball Championship will air April 4 starting at 6:45 p.m.
(BU) KCPX (FM-98.7) will stage the "World's Giant Easter Basket" April 2 at 10 a.m. at the Valley Fair Mall. The first 2,000 kids, age 8 and younger (accompanied by a parent), will
get to pick out an Easter egg from the basket.
Each egg is filled with candy and hundreds have prize certificates for mall stores.
(BU) KCPX (AM-1320) has brought back its popular "Super Shopper Night" program at Smith's stores. It will run each Wednesday night for several months from 6-9 p.m. and feature live broadcasts with Ray Kalusa from participating stores.
Free food samples and discounts are available each week.
The next "Shopper Night" will be held April 6 at Smith's in Tooele. It will include a car giveaway, a new Daihatsu Charade from Stephen Wade Daihatsu.
KCPX-AM is also continuing its "Lost Lennon Tapes" series Fridays from 7-8 p.m.
The station also has a "Classic 1320 Getaway" promotion, which runs until April 8 and offers a trip for two to Mazatlan.