Salt Lake City’s community radio station KRCL-FM 90.9 — the place to hear eclectic music during the day and issue-oriented talk in the evenings — is turning 40 years old on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and is celebrating with a live concert the next night.
The show is set for Wednesday, Dec. 4, starting at 7 p.m., at the Union Event Center, 235 N. 500 West, Salt Lake City. The bill features three local bands: Joshy Soul & The Cool, Talia Keys & The Love, and Mokie.
The Gallery of Fine Hyper-Art will bring an array of vintage video games. A cash bar will serve custom cocktails featuring Utah distillers Black Feather Whiskey and Hammer Spring Vodka, and Red Rock Brewing Company will provide a special brew for the event. There also will be food trucks and prize drawings.
Because there’s booze, attendees must be 21 or older.
Doors open at 6 p.m., when KRCL’s nightly talk show “RadioACTive” will broadcast live from the venue, highlighting the station’s four decades of community activism.
Tickets are $40, available only in advance (before noon Wednesday) at the station’s website, KRCL.org. A VIP concert pass can be bought for $150, which includes two tickets, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a signed print designed by artist Gabriella Hunter. (The private VIP reception starts at 5 p.m.)
The station is planning special programming Tuesday to mark the anniversary.