KLZX (alias "Z-93," FM) is presenting what it bills as the largest entertainment event in the state this year with the "Livestock '92" event Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park.
The affair will be highlighted by six major bands and is expected to draw 30,000 people.The bands include: Carlos Santana and his six-member Latin-Rock band, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Jefferson Starship, Foghat, Edgar Winter and Eric Burdon (formerly of "The Animals") with Brian Auger.
Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. and the concerts will begin at noon. Advance tickets are $6 for people 12 and up, with children admitted free. Tickets are available at all Subway Sandwich shops. Those purchased at the gate will cost $9.
The event will also include children's entertainment areas, carnival rides, midway games, bungee jumping and ethnic food booths.
- KCNR (AM-1320)/KLZX (FM-93.3/AM-860). As of Aug. 10, KCNR (Cable News radio) is now only broadcasting on AM-1320. It's previous simulcast on AM-860 has been replaced by a simulcast of sister station "Z-93."
In other words, you can can still listen to CNN on the radio and can now listen to "Jon and Dan" and other "Z-93" personalities, even if you only have access to an AM radio.
- KUER (FM-90.1) has won the 1992 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award for Community Development. The weekly "Soundwaves" program earned the station this prestigious honor.
"Soundwaves," hosted by Gene Pack, airs Thursdays at 11:10 a.m. and is designed to introduce children to classical music. The study guide for the program is based on Utah State Office of Education Elementary Music Core Curriculum. The guide was written by Avery Glenn of the Utah State Board of Education, and by HeidiWoodbury and Pack of KUER. Patricia Nielsen, Jan Asper and Susie Thomas also provided research and assistance to the program. Chevron is the program's corporate sponsor.
KUER had won similar CPB awards for community involvement the past three years.
- In other KUER news, the 1992 Red Butte Garden Summer Concert Series will conclude Sunday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., with a performance by the Turtle Island String Quartet, a Windham Hill recording group. Admission is $12 per person. Tickets are available at the Kingsbury Hall box office, 581-710.
- AND look for National Public Radio coverage of the Republican Convention, Aug. 17-20, following the "All Things Considered" program at 7 p.m.
- KZHT (FM-94.9) and KZQQ (alias "Z-Rock," FM-107.9) have announced what they call "the event of the year," a three-on-three softball tournament "Over The Line" (O.T.L.) that will hit parks all along the Wasatch Front.
O.T.L. originated on the beaches of San Diego in 1959 and is now played all over the country. It will hit Utah on Friday, Aug. 28 in Sugarhouse Park. Other games will be played in Ogden, Pleasant Grove and Heber City. The finals will be Sept. 25-26 in Sugarhouse Park.
"It is great to see a sporting event that is easy and fun to play but is new and unique to Utah," Adam Smasher, KZHT/KQQQ program director said. "Your team members pitch you and it is very easy to get a hit since the ball only has to cross `the line.' "
Registration will available at the Power Plant and all Conoco conveniences stores. Listen to the two stations for more details.
- "CAR WARS 1992" will be at the Utah State Fairgrounds Saturday, Aug. 22, and several radio stations are involved with it. KBER will sponsor the Mr. Utah Hard Body and the Ms. Alpine '92 contests. "Cause and Effect," plus Stacy Earl, will perform on the KZHT sound stage and various rock bands will be on the "Z-Rock" stage. Other highlights will include a pool plunge for a Yamaha 600 and velcro walls.
- CALL LETTER CHANGE - A few weeks ago, it was reported that KZQQ (AM-1550) had switched from a daytime format of gospel/religious programming to country music. Now, the station has new call letters - KRGQ. In the evening, KRGQ is a Spanish station.
KRGQ used to have the call letters KRGO some years ago when it also had a country format.
- KTKK (alias "K-Talk," AM-630) - How to be happy by helping others will be explored Saturday, Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m. by host Lynne D. Finney on the "How to Be Happy" show. The Special Olympics, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the world of volunteering will all be examined.
- KXRK (alias "X-96," FM) will broadcast live Friday, Aug. 28, 6-10 p.m. from "Beach Party '92" at Magic Waters, 14295 S. State, Draper.
"The Ials," Jamaica's No. 1, nine-piece Reggae Band will perform live. Utah's own "Gamma Rays" will also perform and there will be a hard body/bikini contest. Tickets cost $12 in advance or $14 on show day. Call 265-1727 for more information.