Most of the time, morning FM radio dominates the local-radio spotlight but evening FM radio is also alive and well, with a mixture of syndicated programming and local DJs in the Salt Lake market.Here is a sampling of what's out there:
"Love Songs after Dark" is hosted by Ceci Williams weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight on KSFI ("FM-100"). A special feature of this show is that Williams accepts love-story submissions from listeners online at www.fm100.com, and then reads many of them on the air.
"Lights Out Utah" is hosted weeknights, 7 p.m. to midnight, by Michael Kane on KBZN ("The Breeze," FM-97.9). Kane is probably Utah's most-veteran evening DJ, having been in Salt Lake radio since 1973.
"Delilah," a syndicated love-song program, is still heard on KOSY (FM-106.5), weekdays from 7 p.m. to midnight. She takes requests and listener comments and has her own Web site at www.radiodelilah.com. (Lance Ballance is also now on KOSY, doing the early evening on-air shift before Delilah.)
Eric Chase is the evening weekday DJ on KODJ (FM-94.1), 6-11 p.m. His show leans toward the superhits of the oldies era. He also has a "Dial-a-Hit" request segment, and he plays more goofy games than a lot of morning DJs. Chase replaced Ed Wright, the "Music Professor," who has been struggling with cancer. (If you are a "Music Professor" fan, you can e-mail him directly off the FM-94.1 Web site at www.kodj.com.)
Phil Pond is on KSOP (FM-104.3), 7 p.m. to midnight, each weekday. At country station KSOP since 1973, Pond is a Soda Springs, Idaho, native and does a special segment on his show, " '80s at 8."
TEN YEARS AGO IN SALT LAKE RADIO Richard Canon returns to KUTQ after a two-month illness. . . . "Jon and Dan" on KLZX have a one-day format change to all Slim Whitman music. . . . Rick Shane, KKAT morning producer, hops a freight train to central Utah on National Hobo Day. . . . Mick Martin begins as the new co-host with Allen Handy on the KBER morning show, replacing Michael Hayes. . . . KUER morning personality/program director Gene Pack recovers from a heart attack. . . . Janna "Banana" Blake becomes the new morning co-host with Tom Bock on KMXB.
RADIO HAPPENINGS Chris Hagin, KBER DJ, will be broadcasting live from the RV boat show in Library Park, today, Aug. 13, from 6-8 p.m.
"Cuzzin Brad" is the evening DJ on KENZ ("The End"), weekdays, from 7 p.m.-midnight, while Gary Michaels is the DJ on KRSP ("Arrow 103.5") during that same time.
"The Z-Morning Zoo" on KZHT is preparing for its third-annual "Zoovivor" this month. Listen Monday at 7:30 a.m., for details. KXRK has finalized the lineups for its BASH show on Sept. 25. Bands include Hoobastank, Sum 41, Lit, Lost Prophets, Papa Roach, Letter Kills, Snow Patrol, Goldfinger and Story of the Year. The first 1,000 tickets go on sale today for $10, available at the Virgin Megastore in the Gateway Plaza. After those sell out, the cost will be $20. Go online to www.x96.com for more details.
Frank Bell plays seven albums per show each Sunday on KURR ("Rock 99") in its "7th Day" program, 5 p.m. to midnight. The Aug. 15 album lineup includes "Bob Seger's Greatest Hits," "Get a Grip" by Aerosmith and "Right Here, Right Now," by Van Halen.
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