Here's a revised daily lineup for KTTK:
6-10 a.m. - Joe Redburn.10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Rush Limbaugh Show.
1-3 p.m. - Martin Davies.
3-5 p.m. - Mike Whitaker.
5-6 p.m. - John Prince.
6-8 p.m. - Martin Tanner (except for Tuesdays when USU Sports airs 6-7 p.m.).
8-11 p.m. Tom Snyder (ABC Radio).
11 p.m.-3 a.m. -"All Nite" with Billy Goodman (this replaces Herb Jepko's "Nitecap Show," recently canceled by its network because of the dwindling number of subscribing stations).
3-5 a.m. - Mike Kelly on Infortainment Radio Network.
5-6 a.m. - NBC's "First Light."
- KTKK's weekly "Let's Talk Sports" show with Dan Pattison and Bruce Hardy will feature guest Vince Boryla, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7-8 p.m.
Boryla is the former general manager of the Utah Stars and the Denver Nuggetts.
- CORRECTION - Ralph Carlson is the president of KRSP (FM-103.5) radio, not the program director, as stated in last week's story on KKDS (AM-1060) radio. Steve Carlson is actually the KRSP program director. KKDS is the sister station of KRSP.
- DOMINO EFFECT - At least five northern Utah radio stations have altered or will alter their programming this fall. Now that the dust from this broadcasting flurry has settled somewhat, it is apparent that the changes are somewhat related. It seems that the favorite game in Utah radio is playing dominoes.
First, KSFI (FM-100.3) really jumbled the Wasatch Front radio dial when it switched from an "elevator" instrumental type of music to an easy-listening all-vocals format. This early summer change seemed to grab some FM listeners (who previously avoided "FM-100" like the plague) away from other stations and eventually caused a lot of other stations to re-evaluate their format vs. audience share.
Meanwhile, underdog stations like KZHT (FM-94.9) were active in winning away some advertising accounts from some of the bigger stations.
KRSP, owned by Holiday Broadcasting Co., really set the game in motion with its plans late last summer to start a children's radio station - KKDS - on AM-1060. That station made its on-air debut Oct. 29.
Meanwhile, KCPX (FM-98.7) was completing some intensive research aimed at discovering what Salt Lake's adult audience, ages 25-49, really wanted to hear. A "continuous favorites from yesterday and today" format was the result.
KCPX started its new oldies format on Oct. 3. Two days later the next station up the FM dial - KLVV, 99.5 - was ready to grab the abandoned KCPX format of "contemporary hit radio" with a slightly more adult-oriented touch.
In the meantime, the rumors of a forthcoming sale of Utah County's KZOL (FM-96.1) and KFMY (AM-960) proved accurate. KZOL is making its debut sometime this fall with a light approach to a classic rock format mixed with regular news/sports reports.
Sister station KFMY is switching to a
news/information format in hopes of becoming the "Utah County KSL" radio station. The "hole in the market" for such a Utah County station has been around for a long time, though it is an expensive vacancy to fill since all-news is usually the most expensive radio format.
Also in October, KJQN (alias "KJQ," FM-92.7, 95.5) officially got a new owner, and only time will tell if its popular "modern music" format survives without at least minor alterations.
The continuing decline of the AM radio audience was also surely a factor in some of this month's format changes.
Now wait a minute, does the preceding really represent a "domino" effect or is this just a game of "musical chairs" by Utah's radio stations? Only time will tell. With two months left in 1990, we likely haven't seen the last format change for the year.
- KBYU (FM-89.1) - will air a special program from the Chicago Symphony Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
- KLO (AM-1430) - This Ogden station is busy collecting letters from Wasatch Front schoolchildren to be sent to Utah military personnel in Saudi Arabia. It's all part of an effort to let service personnel know they haven't been forgotten.
- KKAT (FM-101.9) - The station is looking for "The Best Truck in the West" in its newest contest. Listeners are invited to mail KKAT a photo of their truck to P.O. Box 45150, Salt Lake City, UT 84145.
The best five trucks will be selected to be on display at the Autorama Nov. 17-19.
- KUER (FM-90.1) - National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition" show will celebrate its fifth anniversary Saturday, Nov. 3, 6-10 a.m. during a special program with host Scott Simon.