KSL radio (AM-1160) has a new evening talk show - "KSL Tonight," from 8-11 p.m. weekdays.
There's still no host because station officials want listeners to help them decide in a special "Talk-Off" event.Kevin Stanfield, a former talk show host on KALL, hosted "KSL Tonight" this week, and Mary Kammeyer, an anchor/reporter, will host the show next week.
Listeners are being encouraged to phone, write or fax the station with suggestions for the permanent host.
"This is a one-of-a-kind event for Salt Lake radio," KSL vice president of news and programming Rod Arquette said. "KSL is committed to selecting the best host for `KSL Tonight,' and we want our listeners to be part of it."
Stanfield has been working at KSL for one year as a reporter and news anchor. Kammeyer recently moved to Utah from the Seattle area. Her broadcast experience includes radio and TV anchor and reporting work in Montana and Utah.
The styles of the two talk show hosts differ considerably. Kam-meyer brings a more relaxed and conversational style to talk radio, while Stanfield tends to have a higher energy approach with a slant toward entertainment.
KSL is also expanding its late evening coverage beginning Monday. Russ Hill anchor and produce KSL's evening newscasts.
Also, in case you haven't noticed, CBS Radio's "Mystery Theater" has returned to the 11 p.m.-midnight weekday time slot.
KSL radio will also be the premier authority on Friday, July 24, for coverage of the Deseret News-Granite Furniture Marathon and 10K races. Coverage will begin at 5 a.m. with Greg Wrubell and Kent Rupe along the roadside. "Grant and Amanda" will also broadcast live from Liberty Park - the finish line for the races.
KSL radio is also a sponsor of the two races.
- 47 HOURS OF THE DAYS OF 47 - KNRS (alias "K-News," AM-570) will accent pre-Pioneer Day coverage next week with 47 hours of preliminary programming.
Show hosts Tim Hughes and Bob Lee will both hit the road to do some live reporting of festivities.
Hughes will broadcast live from the St. George Pioneer Court House in Wednesday, July 22. Lee will be live from the Jensen Historical Farm in Cache Valley the same day.
On Thursday, July 23, Hughes will visit the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days, while Lee will visit Lagoon's Pioneer Village in Farmington and the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo.
The two hosts will both be in Salt Lake City in the "47th hour" on July 24, doing their shows from the Lion House and Liberty Park.
- RADIO HAPPENINGS - Marcy of the KZHT "Z-Morning Zoo" show went through some body piercing live on the air Tuesday . . . "Fisher, Todd and Erin" on KISN Tuesday had a length "good-bye" interview with outgoing KSL-TV sportscaster Craig Bolerjack. They even let listeners ask questions . . .