Have you ever wondered what happened to some of those classic Salt Lake DJs from the 1960s and 1970s, like Lynn Lehman?
Thanks to research by Joey Santarelli of KTUR, here's the last known whereabouts of some of those voices from the past:- Lynn Lehman (the KCPX "Lemon" award giver) - After many years of video production in Salt Lake City, Lehman has now moved to Southern California to help produce the "Beyond Belief" TV show.
- Joe Lee (legendary KCPX newscaster) is retired but still can be heard doing occasional ads for United Fence and Gadgets.
- Dale Spaulding (KLO/KSVN) owns and operates the Wonderful World of Trains store in Ogden.
- "Skinny" Johnny Mitchell (KCPX, KSOP and others) is manager of KTBN radio of Magna.
- "Wooly" Waldron (KCPX, KISN and others) is the owner of KSNU.
- Jordan Mitchell (KCPX, KLO) is a sales representative and a weekend DJ for church dances.
- Michael G. Kavanaugh (KRSP and other stations) fills in as a DJ for KBZN and does some traffic reports.
- John Terrill (KSVN) owns an Ogden advertising agency and also several UHF TV channels.
- Paul St. John (KRSP) writes a weekly police column for the Salt Lake Tribune under his legal name, Paul Fleming.
- "Dr." Karl Watkins (KCPX) works in Idaho as an engineer and DJ.
- KWUN (AM-1230) - A month ago the "Radio Dial" listed the longest-working veteran DJs. Here's another to add to that list, Joe Redburn, now on "Radio One" and celebrating 33 years on the radio in Salt Lake this year.
Redburn started on KSXX (AM-630) (now KTKK) in May 1965. It was his idea to get Starley Bush, station owner, to try the new controversial talk-radio style.
First, there was just the one-hour "Controversy" talk show by Redburn, and soon after, KSXX dropped its folk music and modern jazz format to become one of the nation's first all-talk stations.
Redburn is now on KWUN week-days from 8-10 a.m. doing talk radio. Last month he talked to Joe Waldholtz and the Saliva Sisters and examined UTA and UDOT controversies.
- TIMELY CONTEST - This summer has been one of the hottest in memory, and to capitalize on that, KBEE (FM-98.7) staged a special heat-beating contest last week. Morning DJs "Simon and Brady," plus afternoon host Pat Gray, put 20 lucky listeners in a swimming pool full of ice. The luckiest listener of all went home with the grand prize - a new swimming pool.
- WEB SITE RADIO - For a listing of radio stations available on the Web, access (www.-utahmedia.com) and click on "Radio."
- TEN YEARS AGO - KCPX, AM-1320, begins KENX with an easy mix sound format. DJs include Lyle Morris, Herb Jepko, Mike Carver, Morgan Evans and Lee Preston.
- RADIO HAPPENINGS - "Simon and Brady" on KBEE are offering a trip to Australia in a new contest. (They gave away a trip to Las Vegas last week.) The DJs also visited the Salt Lake County Fair this week . . .
"Tom, Rick and Dawn" on KKAT had listeners sing along with LeAnn Rimes' music this week for prizes . . . KXRK has its own movie information line, call 333-FILM . . . "Mick and Allen" on KURR aired a parody song Monday on President Clinton's troubles.