11/17/88-The new X-Man

Rick Lambert will be the new program director of KXRX. Lambert has been program director at KLOL, a personality-rock station in Houston.

Paul Sullivan becomes programming and operations manager, but will be devoting more time to his outside business.

Sullivan said the change means nothing radical, just a better job of serving a large segment of listeners.

TWISTING THE DIAL

— KOMO converts this week from Harris AM-stereo to the Motorola C-Quam system. The change does not redefine the number of stereo stations; it just makes them all available on the same kind of receiver. Area AM-stereo stations are KOMO, KING-AM, KIRO, KMPS-AM, KJR, KTAC, Tacoma, and KTOL, Olympia.

— A two-hour program, “Money Making Answers on Investing,” is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday on KIRO, 710 kHz. Three financial experts will answer listeners’ questions about stocks, bonds, metals and investments.

— One-minute “Celebrate Centennial” reports are scheduled on 30 radio stations around the state, including KOMO, KWYZ and KTAC.

The programs were written by Melody Tucker & Associates and narrated by Mark Townsend. But on KOMO, the programs are read from Tucker’s script by staff member Gina Tuttle.

They air during the news segment at 12:40 a.m. and are repeated at 10:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and at 12:20 p.m. Saturday on KOMO, 1000 kHz.

— A new-music hour has begun on KISW, hosted by KISW music director Mike Jones and Damon Stewart, formerly with KJET.

“New music” means new mainstream music, new alternative music, new records from local musicians. The hour begins at 10 p.m.

Sundays, at 99.9 mHz.

— Larry King has signed a six-year agreement to continue his nationwide radio talk show on the Mutual Network.

King, heard locally after 9 p.m. on KING-AM, 1090 kHz., began his show almost 11 years ago and is now heard on 325 stations, usually originating at Westwood One studios in Arlington, Va.

King has canceled his lecture at Shoreline Community College this weekend. The college reports King has broken his leg. Ticket refunds are available.

Author: Victor Stredicke

Former radio columnist for the Seattle Times (1964-1989). --- View other articles by Victor Stredicke

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