KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material

KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material

Dates: 1934-1983

Collection contains KBYU reel-to-reel tapes and photographs, dating from 1934 to 1983. These tapes include program logs, negatives and slides, talks given at Brigham Young University, and films of various campus activities. The tapes also include broadcasts and speeches regarding important moments in American history.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.). -- 2 boxes (1 linear ft.). -- 56 cartons (56 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Broadcast Services. -- KBRG (Radio station : Provo, Utah). -- KBYU (Radio station : Provo, Utah). -- KBYU-FM (Radio station : Provo, Utah)
  • Call Number: UA 1311
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Collection left in its original order. The collection contains 3 series: 1. The Rise of the American Nation audiotapes. 2. The Beginnings of Camelot audio tapes. 3.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1311; KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1311, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection was found in the stacks by Jamie Kay, December 2006. Additional materials donated by Mark D. Collier in 2011. Additional materials transferred, August 2012.
Acquisition Information
Found; University Archives; 2006. Donated; Mark D. Collier; 2011.
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1311.xml
Subject Terms
KBYU-FM (Radio station : Provo, Utah)--Archives; Colleges and Universities; Education; Radio broadcasting--Utah--Provo
Genre / Form
Audiotapes; Photographs; Slides (Photography); Sound recordings; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; Jamie Kay; December 2006. Processed; Kayla Jones; July 2011. Processed; Allyson Austin; August 2012.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
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Finding Aid Title
KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kayla Jones
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:25-0700
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Biographical Info:

Administrative history

The KBYU radio station began broadcasting to parts of the Brigham Young University campus in 1946. In 1960 KBYU began broadcasting on an FM frequency, and its name was changed to KBGR.

The KBYU Radio station began broadcasting in 1946. It was the first collegiate radio station of this kind west of the Mississippi. Originally KBYU broadcast to the Allen Hall, Amanda Knight Hall, and Knight-Mangum Hall. In 1948 KBYU began to broadcast city wide, but in 1951 the broadcasts were again limited to campus. KBYU was off the air during the 1952-1953 school year due to technical problems. In 1960 KBYU began broadcasting on an FM frequency, and its name was changed to KBGR. While there were full time directors that oversaw the station, it was mostly run by students in the Radio Club. Faculty station managers of KBYU have included: T. Earl Pardoe (1946-1951), Owen Rich (1951-1952), James (Jim) Ludlow (1952-1953). Starting in 1953 at the return of Owen Rich the station began running under co-mangagers; those included Owen Rich and James (Jim) Ludlow (1953-1955), Owen Rich and Lynn McKinlay (1955-1960).

Administrative history

Broadcast Services (1960-2003) was a division of Brigham Young University's College of Fine Arts and Communications. This oversaw the broadcasting of KBYU, a radio station located on BYU campus since 1965. In 2003, the name of this unit was changed to BYU Broadcasting.

Broadcast Services was a division of Brigham Young University's College of Fine Arts and Communications. Broadcast Services provided four main services for the public: BYU television and radio stations, as well as KBYU-TV and KBYU-FM radio. BYU began broadcasting KBYU programs from campus in 1965 and continually strove to provide programs that would portray the values held by Brigham Young University. KBYU-FM was formally known as KBRG (1960) and KBYU (1946-1960). Broadcast services was renamed BYU Broadcasting in 2003.

Administrative history

The KBRG was the first FM radio station at Brigham Young University. It began broadcasting in 1960.

The KBRG was Brigham Young University's first FM station. The FCC approved BYU to start broadcasting under KBRG on May 9, 1960, as the letters KBYU were assigned to a Liberty Ship from World War II. In November 9, 1960, BYU began to broadcast as KBYU-FM. Owen Rich (1960-1960) served as the only director of KBRG.

Administrative history

The KBYU-FM is a radio station in Provo, Utah. It was previously known as KBRG, and was renamed in 1960.

KBYU-FM began broadcasting in 1960, and was previously known as KBRG. Managers for KBYU-FM have included: Owen Rich (1960), Lynn A. McKinlay (1960-1963), Gene Henderson (1963-1966), Leland H. Stott, Jr. (1970-1973), Jay Sheldon Monson (1973- 1979), Walter B. Rudolph (1979- ).

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