Larry King is back on the airwaves in Salt Lake following about a five week absence.

KSL (AM-1160) added the popular radio personality's show to its evening programming, starting last Monday."The Larry King Show" previously on KALL, airs weekdays on KSL from 9 p.m. until midnight, with a repeat broadcast from 2 a.m. until 5 a.m.

Larry King provides incisive interviews with prominent personalities, ranging from entertainment to politics. Each program also features listener call-ins. The King program started May 1.

- KSL has also added the "CBS Nightwatch" program weekdays from midnight until 2 a.m. This show also has many interviews, as well as covering topical questions of the day.

- The station will air the Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres game Saturday at 7:50 p.m.

- KSL radio also celebrates its 67th birthday Saturday. It was back on May 6, 1922 that KSL (then named `KZN'), the state's first station, went on the air.

-KMGR (AM-1230) is no longer just simulcasting "Magic-107.5's FM signal. KMGR-AM is now broadcasting a separate, nationally syndicated format, "Heart & Soul." The music is sent live, via satellite, from the studios of the Satellite Music Network in Dallas.

"It's basically the same technology used by cable TV systems," Dean Lindsay, general manager of KMGR AM and FM, said.

"Originating from Dallas, the signal is beamed 22,300 miles up to the satellite, then turned around and bounced back down to the out new receiving dish. It makes the entire 44,600 mile trip in a fraction of a second . . . so what your hear is actually happening live, virtually as your hear it."

"Heart & Soul" is music carefully selected to appeal to the affluent 25-50 baby boomer age group.

"It utilizes to the fullest the music that many recent movies, television shows, cable programs and radio specials use as the basis for their sound tracks," Lindsay said.

He also stressed that it's great music from the last 30 years and that a lot of it are sounds that most people thought they'd never hear on a Utah commercial radio station.

"Heart & Soul" is music from the likes of: Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, the Drifters, Ben E. King, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Barry White, Lionel Richie, George Benson and many others.

KMGR-AM will also be carrying Satellite News Network's national news updates.

-KSFI (alias `FM-100') has now given away over $100,000 in cash since the beginning of its "Easy Money" contest that concludes on May 12.

- KSFI will also be starting its "Relaxing Retreats" month-long giveaway starting in mid-May.

- The station is also co-sponsoring the Hansen Planetarium's "The Last Question" and "The Clio Awards" Shows. (There is a two-for-one admission offered to participations who bring a Rhodes Breads logo to the shows.)

- Finally, KSFI/KDYL's new promotions director is Jennifer Pana.

-KBER (FM-106.5) - The station's annual "Bearfest" is Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. at Lagoon. There will be live rock music, male and female body building exhibitions and a slashed jeans contest.

"The Morning Bear," Street Stryder and Katherine Brown, will also be broadcasting live from the Bearfest.

-KLVV (FM-99.5) - has made a few personality lineup changes since it went in the air last Valentine's Day as "Love 99.5" (a solid gold music approach from the 1960s to the present).

The revised weekday deejay lineup is:

6-10 a.m. - Gaylen Palmer.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Amanda Dickson.

1-7 p.m. - Bob Williams.

7 p.m.-midnight - Chuck Jackson (and his "Love Songs" show).

Overnight - Michael G. Kavanaugh.

- KLVV also awards an exotic vacation for two once a month in its continuing "Love Break" contest.

-Friday (May 5) is the 24th anniversary of "talk radio" in Utah. KTKK radio (AM-630, alias "K-Talk") went on the air on May 5, 1965.

Nationally, probably only San Francisco's KGO has a more stellar history in talk radio than KTKK .