KFNZ (a k a "K-Fan," AM-1320) is alive and well as an all-sports station, despite the loss of morning co-host David James to KZNS earlier this month.
Jeff Rickard, KFNZ program director, said the station is currently searching for two new sports personalities for its morning show, to add with Ron Boone.
Rickard said there are a lot of young sportscasters out there and the station has high hopes of getting one or two to come to Salt Lake City to be part of an expanded morning show.
"Boone will stay no matter what," Rickard said.
Otherwise, "K-Fan's" schedule is:
Dan Patrick, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rickard, 2-4 p.m.
Mark Armstrong and Tom Nissalke, 4-7 p.m.
Various play-by-play coverage throughout the evening.
"We're rolling right along," Rickard said, stressing that the loss of James to a new, competing station, hasn't hindered KFNZ's long-term commitment to local and national sports coverage.
Meanwhile, KZNS (AM-1280) has also solidified its new programming lineup, after securing James and Dave Fox (both of whom are television sportscasters on KUTV/Ch. 2).
The new KZNS weekday schedule is:
David James and Patrick Kinahan, 7-10 a.m.
Tony Bruno Show, 10-11 a.m.
Go Travel Show, 11 a.m.-Noon
Dave Fox, noon-2 p.m.
Ian Furness, 2-4 p.m.
Gordon Monson, Craig Bolerjack and Furness, 4-5 p.m.
Bolerjack and Monson, 5-7 p.m. Fox Sports Radio, midnight-7 a.m.
RADIO EASTER Thanksgiving Point will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., just off I-15 in Lehi. Four Salt Lake radio stations KZHT, KODJ, KKAT and KOSY are sponsors of the event, which will feature six different egg hunts for various age groups up to age 12. The stations have been offering a limited number of free tickets at various business locations; the hunts cost $5 for adults and kids are free.
MORE KBYU LECTURES The "From the Podium" KBYU-FM Lecture Series will continue on three Thursday nights in April at 9 p.m. on 89.1 and 89.5 FM, and online atwww.kbyu.org/fm:
April 4, Elaine S. Marshall, dean and professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing, "Leadership in Health Care: What Does It Mean at the Bedside?"
April 18, Don E. Norton, BYU professor of English, "The Truths of Grammatical Correctness, or How the Language Really Works." April 25, Janice Card, book buyer, BYU Bookstore, "Children's Book Authors and Their Wonderful Waltz with Words."
RADIO HAPPENINGS KIQN (FM-100.7 and FM-103.1) has a Web site up now at www.kjq.com. There are not a lot of links on the site yet, but if you'd like to send a message to any of the station's DJs, you can do so through the site . . .
Million-dollar contests are back again on the radio; you could win $1 million in a KKAT or KZHT contest. However, these are part of a nationwide contest and your odds of winning might not be much better than with a state lottery. Still, there are chances for a total of $8 million to be given away (eight competitions for $1 million each) in this contest. . . .
Coupons remain a good way to save money and two radio stations KNRS (AM-570) and KKDS (AM-1060) are promoting coupon savings on their Web sites. There are also some online printable coupons available and savings clubs to join for free. www.knrs.com, www.kkds.com
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