"Jon and Dan" (Jon Carter and Dan Bammes) of KZLX radio (FM-93.3, alias "Z-93") will double as television hosts next week for the "Cable Preview" program, April 10-11 from 7-10 nightly on KXIV, Ch. 14.
The two deejays, possibly the most outrageously entertaining personalities in Utah radio today (just ask Chris Hicks!), will provide listeners with plenty of humor in between various selected cable-TV preview shows and clips provided from TCI Cablevision's Showtime, HBO and others.According to Stuart Stanek, KLZX general manager, TCI selected Carter and Bammes to be the spokesmen for this preview show on the basis of their humor and popularity. Previous hosts of this TV event have made it more of a "suit and tie" affair, but Z-93's best will obviously make it much more casual than ever before.
Jon and Dan can be heard mornings on KLZX.
-KALL - Veteran radio newsman Chris Maathuis has found a new home in AM-910 news department. He joins news director Fred Scott and reporters Kristie Snow and Tracie Cayford.
"We have been following his career for a long time and are delighted to have him on board at KALL," Scott said.
Maathuis will cover news and sports and will also host KALL's "Utah Tonight" call-in program (weeknights 6:06-7 p.m.).
This show has special guests and tackles some of the state's hottest issues, as well as having fun with sports and entertainment subjects.
- In related news, KALL is in the process of moving its radio news department from South Temple to KUTV-Channel 2's building in West Valley City.
This move, expected to be complete by mid-April, will provide KALL with many added resources and should put the station in better competition with KSL radio, an all-news station, which is also housed with its sister TV station, Channel 5.
- Here's the schedule for the "How-To" shows with John Berg for Saturday, April 8:
- On the "Grow-It" show, 7-9 a.m., "How to Install a Sprinkler System" will be addressed by Gary Glaittli, owner of a West Jordan sprinkler company. Frank Williams, professor of horticulture and agronomy from Brigham Young University is the show's co-host.
- On "Hometalk," 9-10 a.m., "Computer-Mentor" will be featured with guests Dallis Christensen I and Dallas Christensen II, from Salt Lake Community College and DAW Technologies.
- The "Auto-Medic" program, 10-11 a.m. will offer "Free Advice and Answers to Your Car Questions" by Ed Jemmett of Tunex.
-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY - It was five years ago yesterday (April 5) that Utah's KZAN radio helped organize the global broadcast of "We Are The World."
Two deejays who were instrumental in that massive organization task were "Gentleman Jim" and Tracy Chapman, both of whom now work for Salt Lake's KKAT (FM-101.9).
-KUER (FM-90.1) Station reporter Doug Fabrizio received an award of excellence Tuesday from Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter for his outstanding radio coverage on women's issues with a five-part series on abortion that aired in January.
Fabrizio is a University of Utah graduate and has been a reporter/
producer at KUER since 1987.
-KBYU (FM-89.1) was a big winner at the recent Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association competition by taking home 16 awards in radio and TV.
KBYU won first for "Radio General Excellence" and the station's Dave McCann took five first-place and one second-place individual awards. He was tops in the news anchor category for his "Earthquake Relief" story, also the No. 1 winner in the sports anchoring division for his "Coach Reigns" story, and he won for his feature story - "World War II Anniversary."
-KRSP (FM-103.5 and AM-1060) provided the 150 performers from the Moscow Circus" with a special "Western-American Fast Food Lunch" Friday, April 6.
In conjunction with Arby's Restaurants, KRSP "rolled out the red carpet" from its "Rock Assault Vehicle" to provide the lunch.
-KANN (AM-1120) - This Christian radio station in Ogden will broadcast an eight-part Easter series, entitled, "Via Dolorosa," starting Sunday, April 8.
Sunday's first program will be "And the Angels Sobbed."
The remainder of the schedule will be: "When the Fountain of Justice Ran Dry (Monday); "No Escape" (Tuesday); "The Lamb Faces the Fox" (Wednesday); "Blasphemy in a Barracks" (Thursday); "Cross Roads" (Friday); "The Place of the Skull (Saturday April 14); and "Glory in a Garden" (Sunday April 15).
The programs will air daily through Easter Sunday (April 15) at 2 p.m. and will also be repeated at 10:30 p.m. daily (except Saturday, April 14, when it will air at 2 p.m. only).
The series will feature inspirational messages by Bruce Thielemann.
-KSL (AM-1160) will be broadcasting an hourlong CBS Radio talk show - "Inside Pitch" - every Sunday at 5:05 p.m. beginning April 8.
KSL will also air "Marv Albert's Baseball Special" Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m.
The station's major league baseball ply-by-play coverage begins Monday, April 9, at 10:50 a.m. with the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox game.
- Here are some other KSL programming highlights:
Saturday, April 7:
7 a.m. - "Greenhouse" with Larry Sagers will discuss the gypsy moth spray.
10 a.m. - Kurt Johansson, service manager at the Auto Car Clinic, will join Don Shafer.
11 a.m. - "Your Home" show will examine spring painting and decorating.
1 p.m. - "Ernest" (Jim Varney) will join Amanda Dixon to talk about the crusade against trash TV and also his new movie, "Ernest Goes to Jail."
2 p.m. - Marie Cavanaugh, president of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies, joins Dixon.
3 p.m. - Brian Fetzer will perform his "Cool Fusion" song.
Sunday, April 8:
10 a.m. - "Buying Your Home Show" examines ways to make a home more saleable.
11 a.m. "Getaway" will examine the best vacation buys.
1:30 p.m. - Jeanne Wolf, scoop reporter for "Entertainment Tonight" will be Dixon's guest.
Tuesday, April 10:
10:06 a.m. - "Family Forum" will examine drugs and the family.
Wednesday, April 11:
10:06 a.m. "Housecalls" will explore pulmonary rehabilitation.
Thursday, April 12:
10 a.m. Doug Wright co-hosts a new cooking show.
Friday, April 13:
11 a.m. Howard Ruff will discuss financial strategies on "Dollars and Sense."
-KISN (FM-97.1) - The station's annual spring/summer bumper sticker cash giveaway campaign is under way again. Listen to details on where to get a sticker and a chance at winning $1,000.