An­nounc­ing Utah County Ra­dio 93.7 Sky FM

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Utah County Ra­dio has re­turned thanks to a for­mer ra­dio DJ and BYU grad­u­ate Doug Bar­ton, owner of Mid Utah Ra­dio. After be­ing with­out a lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion for over 30 years – 93.7 Sky FM is proud to be the only full-power FM ra­dio sta­tion that broad­casts pri­mar­ily to Utah County Res­i­dents.

93.7 SKY FM serves all of Utah County in­clud­ing the com­mu­ni­ties of; Springville, Span­ish Fork, Wood­land Hills, Salem, Payson, San­taquin, sur­round­ing ar­eas and also reaches por­tions of the neigh­bor­ing com­mu­ni­ties of Car­bon, Juab, San­pete, and Wasatch coun­ties.

Over 40 years ago, Utah County had six lo­cally owned & op­er­ated ra­dio sta­tions serv­ing the county & sur­round­ing area.... KOVO-AM, K-96 - FM, KEYYAM, KIXX-AM & KONI-AM & FM.

Th­ese lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions cov­ered lo­cal news, sport­ing events and com­mu­nity hap­pen­ings and nearly all of the ad­ver­tis­ing on th­ese ra­dio sta­tions fea­tured lo­cal busi­nesses. Bar­ton and his son-in-law Beau Lund hope to bring that tra­di­tion back to Utah County with their fam­ily-owned ra­dio group.

“As a young col­lege stu­dent at­tend­ing BYU ma­jor­ing in Broad­cast Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, I worked part-time for KONIAM/FM, KIXX-AM and KOVO-AM. All of th­ese sta­tions were very suc­cess­ful mar­ket­ing to the Utah County area,” said Doug Bar­ton, owner of Mid Utah Ra­dio.

“Since leav­ing BYU some 40 years ago, I re­turned to my home­town of Manti, Utah and built a lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion to serve the needs of ru­ral Utah,” Bar­ton con­tin­ued. “Over the past 38 years we have added seven ra­dio sta­tions to our ra­dio group serv­ing 13 coun­ties in South/Cen­tral Utah.”

“We added KUTC-FM 93.7 “The Sky” to our ra­dio group with the in­ten­tion of serv­ing Utah County and giv­ing the county a lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion again. KUTC-FM, “The Sky” was built and is pro­grammed to serve Utah County,” Bar­ton said.

Bar­ton lo­cated the trans­mit­ter on the Nebo Loop above Payson at an el­e­va­tion of 10,000 feet, which pro­vides Utah County with the most pow­er­ful FM sig­nal cur­rently avail­able.

The com­mu­nity events and other in­for­ma­tion are cre­ated ex­clu­sively for Utah County, ac­cord­ing to Beau Lund, Op­er­a­tions Man­ager for Mid Utah Ra­dio. The mu­sic and imag­ing is pro­grammed for the de­mo­graph­ics of Utah County. Show­cas­ing lo­cal events is also a pri­or­ity for Utah County’s new­est ra­dio sta­tion, ac­cord­ing to Lund.

Bar­ton and Lund re­cently en­listed the ser­vices of veteran broad­caster, Ted Hal­lisey, to help host events and rep­re­sent the 93.7 SKY FM sta­tion in Utah County. Hal­lisey has worked for ra­dio sta­tions in Salt Lake City and Lo­gan, pri­mar­ily as a rodeo ex­pert for coun­try sta­tions as “Cow­boy Ted”. He also hosted Sports Talk ra­dio shows in Fresno, Cal­i­for­nia and hosted a daily recre­ation re­port for sev­eral years in cen­tral and south­ern Utah. Hal­lisey also cre­ated a healthy choices pro­gram for kids and on-line recre­ation guides to fea­ture out­door recre­ation in sev­eral coun­ties in Utah.

“I am re­ally ex­cited about work­ing with 93.7 SKY FM and Mid Utah Ra­dio’s other for­mats to showcase Utah County,” Hal­lisey said. “I have worked in ra­dio in Cal­i­for­nia and Salt Lake, as well as, some smaller towns in Utah and I know Utah County has a unique iden­tity and life­style that is un­like any other com­mu­nity. I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to host­ing sev­eral lo­cal events, as I meet the peo­ple and de­velop friend­ships in each of the com­mu­ni­ties in Utah County.”

93.7 SKY FM re­cently took part in a big event in Utah County that in­cluded the pres­ence of of­fi­cials from The Guin­ness Book of World Records for the Pass­port to Provo Scav­enger Hunt, which did in fact, set a new world record with 2,079 par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event.

The sta­tion has plans to host many more com­mu­nity events and looks to se­cure them­selves in the hearts and minds of Utah County res­i­dents as Utah County’s ra­dio sta­tion.

“We are com­mit­ted to serv­ing Utah County as a Utah County Ra­dio Sta­tion,” Bar­ton con­cluded.

Con­tact Ted Hal­lisey at (801) 7073070, Beau Lund (801) 440-4434, or Doug Bar­ton (435) 340-1075.

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