Radio stunts have been a little scarce of late, but "Johnson and Johnson" on KUBL (FM-93.3) will liven things up with their annual Pumpkin Drop at Trolley Square, 500 S. 700 East, on Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m.

Twenty contestants will drop pumpkins off the water tower and try to hit the sunroof of a car 75 feet below. All contestants have to be dressed for Halloween. The winner will will walk away with $300 in cash as well as tickets and backstage passes to Carrie Underwood's Nov. 19 concert at the E Center.

RADIO LEGEND DIES — Utah radio recently lost Bob Morey, one of its best.

Details on his passing are hard to come by since there is no published obituary. Morey, of Provo, owned and operated KSRR (AM-1400) and KQMB (FM-96.7) in Utah County. A KSRR employee confirmed Morey's death and said the station is still going about business as usual.

He was the kind of guy who really loved the medium of radio. He was among the easiest of station managers to talk with, forthcoming, open and extremely knowledgable.

He was savvy about what listeners wanted and was the kind of guy who could strongly disagree with you, but after the conversation was over, you still felt good and considered him a friend.

RADIO HAPPENINGS — KBYU radio will sponsor a screening of the 1925 silent movie horror classic "The Phantom of the Opera," with Lon Chaney, on Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., at the the Harris Fine Arts Center on the BYU campus.

Tickets are $8 for students; $10 for alumni and senior citizens; and $11 for the general public. Go to www.byuarts.com to purchase tickets.

KSFI will present "Trick or Treat Street" Oct. 24-25 at the South Towne Expo Center.

KZHT's "Z-Morning Zoo" and Fox 13's Big Budah are teaming up to present the "Great Pumpkin Carve" event Oct. 24 at the Garden Spot in Taylorsville.

TWENTY YEARS AGO IN SALT LAKE RADIO — Doug Wright celebrates 10 years on the air at KSL. ... Joe Redburns starts a new morning show on KTKK. ... Rod Arquette becomes the news director for KSL. ... Provo's KFMY becomes KZOL.


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