The latest changes in Utah radio take effect Monday when KLCY (FM-94.1) becomes KALL-FM and switches from an adult contemporary music format to an oldies musical lineup. In addition, the Tom Barberi show on KALL-AM (6 to 10 a.m.) will also be simulcast on the new KALL-FM.
"We see a real hole in the market for oldies," Jan Bagley, KALL-KLCY general manager, said of the reason for the change. "There are too many stations doing ACs (adult contemporarys)."Bagley also stressed that KALL-FM will do a live, quality approach to the oldies format that should make the station a leader among those that play music from the '60s, '70s and '80s. KALL-FM will be nicknamed "Oldies 94."
Both KALL stations will also retain separate identities, and Bagley said University of Utah sports will still be simulcast on the two stations.
Barberi's morning show will retain all of its elements, except that the music played during his show will switch to oldies beginning Monday.
KALL-AM will continue to be a rarity among radio stations by keeping its commitment to be a full-service radio station.
KLCY was originally known as KALL-FM until 1983.
- KJQN (alias "KJQ," AM-1490, FM-92.7, 95.5 and 104.9) has promoted one of its announcers to assistant music director.
Dom Casual, who is on the air from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., received the new title last week. He will assist music director Biff Raffe in selecting what modern rock the station will play.
Casual will also program KJQ's specialty programs, including "The Loud Show," a mix of modern heavy-metal tunes that so-called rock stations won't play, heard Sunday nights at 10; "Get Up, Stand Up," a mix of British and Jamaican reggae Sunday mornings at 8; and "The 11 O'Clock News," a weekly new music show heard Tuesday nights.
Casual has worked at the station for 31/2 years - mostly as co-host on the Saturday Night Cold Case, an instant request show. He has worked full-time for the past year.
"My duties as music director are so cumbersome that I felt it was time to appoint an assistant," Raffe said. "Dom's name immediately leapt to mind. His knowledge and passion for the music at KJQ put him head and shoulders above any candidate."
- FISHER AND TODD - Since more than five years have passed since I visited the KISN (FM-97.1) morning show, I recently decided to visit the studios of Scott Fisher and Todd Collard.
Their teamwork is better than ever. They almost seem to read each other's minds to create flawless, synchronized dialogue. They're less inhibited than they used to be, and while "Jon & Dan" at KLZX attempt more complicated - and perhaps serious - humor, Fisher and Todd have a simpler and lighter approach that attracts a different audience.
But like Jon and Dan, Fisher and Todd also seem to act out their parts. Put a camera in their studio and they'd just about be ready for television. They don't just sound funny; they act funny, too.
They also have plenty of energy and enthusiasm.
Fisher sits behind the control panel most of the time, while Collard prefers to stand a lot.
Jan Snyder does the news and has been a marvelous addition to the show. Snyder's proved she can readily defend herself against any battle of wits against Fisher and Todd.
For example, Fisher and Todd describe Snyder as "the soul of their show." Snyder quickly adds another aspect to that saying she's the "heel and soul" of the show.
Fisher and Todd will celebrate their sixth anniversary together in January. Snyder joined the team in August of 1989.
KISN also has a far different studio from its former quarters in the north end of Salt Lake County. Now located on the eighth floor of a high-rise at about 4000 South and 700 East, the studio offers the best view of any radio station in the valley.
The new studio also has the latest in broadcasting equipment.
- One of KISN's newest radio promotions took place earlier this week with the "Toss the Boss" contest. J.B. Hendrickson, one of the bosses at EnviroSearch, was the contest's "winner," gaining the honor of being tossed out of an airplane (with a parachute, of course). Collard also made parachute jump over Salt Lake's No. 2 Airport to prove that he really is a daring comedian.
- KMGR (FM-107.5) - Fawn Marshall was the winner in the station's recent "Mama to the Bahamas" contest. She'll enjoy a week's stay in Nassau, Bahamas, this winter.
- "Magic 107.5" is also one of the sponsors of " 'Tis the Season Holiday Mart," being held through Sunday at the Fairpark Grand Building at the Utah State Fairpark.
Organized by the Junior League of Salt Lake City, the event offers holiday gift ideas and designs and will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KMGR will also operate its "Magic Putting Green," giving shoppers a chance at prizes.
- KRCL (FM-90.9) - The station's annual fall fund-drive continues through Monday during Radio Freedom Week. KRCL is encouraging listeners to preserve radio freedom by offering generous support to its station, which is described as being guided by the community, not the market.
- KBER (FM-101.1) - The wedding of Pat Benson and Nancy Gross will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. to conclude the station's "Circus Wedding" contest at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the Salt Palace.
As many as 13,000 spectators will be on hand to see the climax of the KBER contest. Benson and Gross were chosen for the honor on Friday, Sept. 13. The couple will also be honored with photographs, $300 in jewelry and $300 in furniture.
- KCPX (FM-98.7) will continue its "Kids Safety Club" program at various Smith's stores throughout the state during the next several weeks. The educational program provides parents an opportunity to have their children fingerprinted free of charge.
The schedule is:
Sept. 27 - Glendale, 3-5 p.m.; Rose Park, 6-8 p.m.; Sept. 28 - 900 East and 900 South, noon-3 p.m.; Sept. 30 - 5300 South, 3-5 p.m., 4100 South, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 1: Midvale, 3-5 p.m.; West Jordan, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 2 - North Ogden, 3-5 p.m.; Ogden 14th and Harrison, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 3 - Bengal Boulevard, 3-5 p.m.; 10300 South, Sandy, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 4 - Ogden 42nd Street, 3-5 p.m.; Sunset, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 5: Kearns, 9 a.m.-noon; 3300 South, 1-4 p.m.; Oct. 7 - 9400 South, 3-5 p.m.; 2100 South, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 8 - Layton, 3-5 p.m.; Farmington, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 9 - Payson, 3-5 p.m.; Provo, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 10: American Fork, 3-5 p.m.; Orem, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 11 - Bountiful, 3-5 p.m.; Avenues, 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 12 - 4500 South, 12-3 p.m.
- KSL (AM-1160) - Here are upcoming programming highlights for the station:
Saturday, Sept. 28:
7-10 a.m. - KSL's "Greenhouse" will discuss caring for ornamentals in the fall.
Sunday, Sept. 29:
11 a.m. - The "Getaway" travel show will examine inexpensive vacation ideas in "The Grand Circle."
11:30 a.m. - Dieting on the "Health & Fitness" show.
Monday, Sept. 30:
10 a.m. - A look at the "Kaleidoscope" traveling arts program for children.
10:30 a.m. - "The Parenting Cookbook."
11 a.m. - The pros and cons of cameras in the courtroom.
1 p.m. - Did the United States betray its troops in Vietnam? Authors of "Kiss of the Boys Goodbye" visit Bob Lee.
2 p.m. - A look at the horrifying Milwaukee murders.
Tuesday, Oct. 1:
10 a.m. - The "Monday to Friday Cookbook."
10:30 a.m. - How to shop like a coupon queen.
11 a.m. - David Sack examines sexual abuse.
Wednesday, Oct. 2:
11 a.m. - How to get your kids interested in learning.
1 p.m. - The new Saturn car and a possible manufacturing revolution in America.
Thursday, Oct. 3:
1 p.m. - Lee visits with the amazing Kreskin.
2 p.m. - The men's "movement" with author Douglas Gillette.
Friday, Oct. 4:
10 a.m. - The "Geofacts" game.
- KBZN (FM-97.9) - Sunday's, "Musical Starstreams" (8-10 a.m.) will feature Chris Spheeris and "Pathways to Surrender." Later in the day, "Jazz Trax" will have special guest Grover Washington Jr.
Here's a schedule of the station's "7 O'Clock CD" show:
Tuesday, Oct. 1: "Order of Magnitude," by Doug Smith.
Wednesday, Oct. 2: "Deliverance," by Jonathan Butler.
Thursday, Oct. 3: "Best Of," by Earl Klugh.
Friday, Oct. 4: "Just the Right Moment," by Tom Grant.
- KTKK (alias "K-Talk," AM-630) - Here are some highlights for Danny Kramer's show (3-5 p.m. weekdays):
Tuesday, Oct. 1: "Aging with Power," 3 p.m.; "Financially Managing the One Person Business," 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2: Dave Nelson from the Utah Department of Education, 3 p.m.; Joann Larson, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3: "How to Love a Nice Guy," 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4: Mass marketing in America, 4 p.m.