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KSL NewsRadio is a radio
Radio
Radio is the transmission of signals through free space by modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible light. Electromagnetic radiation travels by means of oscillating electromagnetic fields that pass through the air and the vacuum of space...

 programming service based in Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah
Utah is a state in the Western United States. It was the 45th state to join the Union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 80% of Utah's 2,763,885 people live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. This leaves vast expanses of the state nearly uninhabited, making the population the...

. It is broadcast simultaneously on AM
AM broadcasting
AM broadcasting is the process of radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation. AM was the first method of impressing sound on a radio signal and is still widely used today. Commercial and public AM broadcasting is carried out in the medium wave band world wide, and on long wave and short wave...

 station KSL (1160 kHz
Hertz
The hertz is the SI unit of frequency defined as the number of cycles per second of a periodic phenomenon. One of its most common uses is the description of the sine wave, particularly those used in radio and audio applications....

 at 50,000 watts) and FM
FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting is a broadcasting technology pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong which uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. The term "FM band" describes the "frequency band in which FM is used for broadcasting"...

 station KSL-FM (102.7 MHz
Hertz
The hertz is the SI unit of frequency defined as the number of cycles per second of a periodic phenomenon. One of its most common uses is the description of the sine wave, particularly those used in radio and audio applications....

, Midvale
Midvale, Utah
Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 27,029 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Midvale is located at ....

). Both stations are part of the KSL Broadcasting Division and owned by Deseret Management Corporation
Deseret Management Corporation
The Deseret Management Corporation is a for-profit management company of assets for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was established in 1966 by then church president David O...

, which is in turn owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). KSL's AM signal reaches most of the western US at night, as well as some areas in western Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

.

History


KSL is Utah's oldest radio station and was originally designated with the call letters KZN. KSL/KZN began life as the radio arm of the Deseret News, a Salt Lake City newspaper also owned by the LDS Church. The station's first broadcast aired on May 6, 1922 in the form of a talk by then-LDS Church president Heber J. Grant
Heber J. Grant
Heber Jeddy Grant was the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . He was ordained an apostle on October 16, 1882, on the same day as George Teasdale...

. Earl J. Glade
Earl J. Glade
Earl J. Glade was the 25th Mayor of Salt Lake City.Glade was born in Ogden, Utah. A Latter-day Saint, he served a mission in Germany from 1904-1907, some of this time serving as president of the Breslau Conference...

 (later a four-term mayor of Salt Lake City) joined the station in 1925 and guided KSL's operations for the next fourteen years. Under Glade, John F. Fitzpatrick
John F. Fitzpatrick (publisher)
John Francis Fitzpatrick was the publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune from 1924 to 1960. He created the Newspaper Agency Corporation in 1952.- Early life :...

, publisher of the The Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune is the largest-circulated daily newspaper in the U.S. city of Salt Lake City. It is distributed by Newspaper Agency Corporation, which also distributes the Deseret News. The Tribune — or "Trib," as it is locally known — is currently owned by the Denver-based MediaNews Group....

 (owned by the Kearns Corporation) acquired a quarter interest of KSL for a modest price. This was the Tribune's first business partnership with the LDS Church, though the Church later acquired full interest in the station.

In 1924, it changed its call letters to KFPT for one year and then adopted its current call letters in 1925 after they became available (until that time they had been used by a radio station in Alaska). A series of power boosts over the next decade brought the station to its current 50,000 watts (daytime broadcast power) in 1932. It spent time at several frequencies over the years before settling at 1160 kHz in 1941
North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement
The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement, usually referred to as NARBA, is a treaty that took effect in March 1941 and set out the bandplan and interference rules for mediumwave AM broadcasting in North America. Although mostly replaced by other agreements in the 1980s, the basic bandplan...

. Currently, KSL's AM signal can be heard across nearly all of Utah during the day, and in much of the western part of North America at night.

The station's owners made their initial foray into FM
Frequency modulation
In telecommunications and signal processing, frequency modulation conveys information over a carrier wave by varying its instantaneous frequency. This contrasts with amplitude modulation, in which the amplitude of the carrier is varied while its frequency remains constant...

 broadcasting in 1947 when they brought the original KSL-FM (now KSFI
KSFI
KSFI is a radio station operating at frequency 100.3 FM in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The station has had only two owners. The original call letters were KSL-FM when the station began broadasting in 1947 as the sister station of KSL-AM...

) onto the then very sparsely populated FM dial at 100.3 Mc/s. The FM station format was beautiful music
Beautiful music
Beautiful music is a mostly instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s...

, a contrast to the then-current KSL format of news and commentary interspersed with adult contemporary music. The FM station was sold to a private owner in the mid-1970s due to FCC regulations on station ownership (which have since been greatly relaxed). The station, now known as KSFI "FM 100", was reacquired by Bonneville Communications in 2003 along with the stations KRSP-FM "Arrow 103.5" (Classic Rock format) and KQMB-FM "Star 102.7" (Hot Adult Contemporary format.)

On September 3, 2005, KSL began simulcasting
Simulcast
Simulcast, shorthand for "simultaneous broadcast", refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at the same time. For example, Absolute Radio is simulcast on both AM and on satellite radio, and the BBC's Prom concerts are often...

 on 102.7 MHz FM, replacing KQMB
KQMB
KQMB is a radio station broadcasting an adult contemporary format. Licensed to Levan, Utah, USA, the station serves the Provo/Salt Lake City area. The station is currently owned by Zeta Holdings, LLC....

 (STAR 102.7). Bonneville says this was done to make it easier for people to listen to the station inside office buildings (assuming the FM signal could more easily penetrate such structures), and because STAR 102.7 had been losing market share since the first of the year. (citation needed)

Soon after becoming a clear-channel station, KSL joined the CBS Radio Network
CBS Radio Network
The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. The network is owned by CBS Corporation, and operated by CBS Radio ....

. It remained with CBS until 2005, when it switched to ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

.

KSL's station owners made their entrance to the field of television
Television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

 broadcasting when they launched KSL-TV
KSL-TV
KSL-TV, virtual channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. KSL-TV is owned by Bonneville International Corporation, which is in turn owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

 (channel 5) in Salt Lake City in 1949. The TV station was also affiliated with the television arm of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). KSL-TV switched network affiliation to NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 in 1995.

KSL's most famous program – Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word is a weekly 30-minute radio and television program of inspiring messages and music produced by Bonneville Communications with music performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir .The radio program is distributed by the CBS Radio Network and its broadcast center is KSL...

with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, sometimes colloquially referred to as MoTab, is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning, 360-member, all-volunteer choir. The choir is part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . However, the choir is completely self-funded, traveling and producing albums to...

 (the oldest series in nationwide network broadcasting) – continues to be distributed by CBS Radio to this day. It airs each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. local time (11:30 a.m on the East Coast). It is also broadcast on television on KSL-TV (to the local market) and worldwide on BYU Television
BYU Television
__NOEDITSECTION__Brigham Young University Television is a cable/satellite television channel operated by Brigham Young University...

 (and on the Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Channel
The Hallmark Channel is a cable television network that broadcasts across the United States. Their programming includes a mix of television movies/miniseries, syndicated series, and lifestyle shows that are appropriate for the whole family...

 until December 27, 2009 when it was dropped in favor of more secular, classic TV programming.)

Another notable program was Herb Jepko
Herb Jepko
Herb Jepko was an influential radio talk show host in Salt Lake City from 1964 to 1990. He was the first radio talk show host to do a nationally syndicated, satellite-delivered program.-Early years:...

's Nitecaps, which began in the 1960s and was one of the first U.S. radio stations to be syndicated nationally.

In the mid-1980s KSL adopted an all-talk format, completely dropping its broadcast of music (except for the Tabernacle Choir broadcast).

KSL is also well-known as the home of Brigham Young University football and men's basketball
BYU Cougars men's basketball
The BYU Cougars men's basketball team represents Brigham Young University in NCAA Division I basketball play. Established in 1902, the team has won 30 conference championships and 2 NIT Tournaments , and competed in 26 NCAA Tournaments. It currently competes in the West Coast Conference...

 game broadcasts. Greg Wrubell, "the voice of the Cougars," narrates the games for the BYU Cougars Sports Network
2011 BYU Cougars football team
The 2011 BYU Cougars football team represent Brigham Young University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cougars, led by head coach Bronco Mendenhall, play their home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium...

. He is known to get very excited during games. http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=122030&nid=312

KSL radio is streamed live on the internet http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=21&title=click-here-to-listen-live-to-ksl-newsradio and to mobile devices so its audience is now truly worldwide.

HD radio


KSL AM and FM both broadcast in HD Radio. KSL-AM 1160 only has the one channel, which broadcasts the main signal. However, KSL-FM has had a variety of formats, ranging from traffic and weather to Bonneville's own 'iChannel' independent rock format. Currently, the HD2 signal is now the flagship station for 'The Mormon Channel'.

Regular Monday-Friday Schedule

Time Show
12:00a - 3:00a Jim Bohannon
Jim Bohannon
James E. "Jim" Bohannon is an American broadcaster who has worked in both television and radio.During the 1980s he was a fill-in for Larry King when King had his popular nighttime national radio program. He also does much work with the Smithsonian Associates...

3:00a – 5:00a Bloomberg Radio
5:00a – 9:00a Utah's Morning News
9:00a - Noon (M-Th) The Doug Wright Show
10:00a - Noon (F) The Movie Show
Noon - 1:00p Utah's Noon News
1:00p – 3:00p The Browser
3:00p – 7:00p Utah's Afternoon News
7:00p - 10:00p The Nightside Project
10:00p - 12:00a The Nightside Project (repeat of final 2 hrs)


Once a month during non-election cycles (usually on the last Thursday of the month at 6:00p), the Governor of the State of Utah joins KSL for "Let Me Speak to the Governor" where he takes calls from constituents and answers their questions. Because KSL is home of the BYU Cougars, programming is also regularly preempted for BYU football and BYU men's basketball
BYU Cougars men's basketball
The BYU Cougars men's basketball team represents Brigham Young University in NCAA Division I basketball play. Established in 1902, the team has won 30 conference championships and 2 NIT Tournaments , and competed in 26 NCAA Tournaments. It currently competes in the West Coast Conference...

 game broadcasts as well as weekly coaches' shows during each sports season.

Twice a year, KSL broadcasts four of the five sessions of the Worldwide General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (which owns the station). Sessions air live on the first Saturday and Sunday of the months of April and October from 10:00am to Noon and from 2:00pm to 4:00.

Regular Saturday Programming

Time Show
12:00a - 4:00a Jim Bohannon
Jim Bohannon
James E. "Jim" Bohannon is an American broadcaster who has worked in both television and radio.During the 1980s he was a fill-in for Larry King when King had his popular nighttime national radio program. He also does much work with the Smithsonian Associates...

4:00a – 6:00a Paid Programming
6:00a – 8:00a "KSL Outdoors"
8:00a - 11:00a "The KSL Greenhouse Show"
11:00a - Noon "The Matt Townsend Show"
Noon - 2:00p "Weekend Throwdown"
2:00p – 4:00p "The Enid Greene Show"
4:00p – 6:00p "The Charlie Luke Show"
6:00p - 7:00p "The Movie Show Matinee"
7:00p - 9:00p Best of "The Doug Wright Show"
9:00p - 12:00a Paid Programming

Regular Sunday Programming

Time Show Time Show
12:00a - 1:00a Paid Programming 2:00p - 4:00p "Ric Edelman Show"
1:00a – 5:00a "When Radio Was" 4:00p - 5:00p "Watching Utah's Money"
5:00a – 6:00a Paid Programming 5:00p - 6:00p "People of Faith with Carole Mikita"
6:00a - 6:30a "Born To Win" 6:00p - 7:00p "Meet the Press"
6:30a - 7:00a "Religion Today" 7:00p - 8:00p "Read Today"
7:00a - 8:00a "Cultural Connections" 8:00p - 9:00p "A Woman's View"
8:00a - 9:00a "People of Faith with Carole Mikita" 9:00p - 9:30p Lutheran Hour
9:00a - 9:30a "Everyday Lives, Everyday Values" 9:30p - 10:00p "Religion Today"
9:30a - 10:00a "Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word is a weekly 30-minute radio and television program of inspiring messages and music produced by Bonneville Communications with music performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir .The radio program is distributed by the CBS Radio Network and its broadcast center is KSL...

"
10:00p - 10:30p "Born To Win"
10:00a - 10:30a "Mormon Times" 10:30p - 11:00p "Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word is a weekly 30-minute radio and television program of inspiring messages and music produced by Bonneville Communications with music performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir .The radio program is distributed by the CBS Radio Network and its broadcast center is KSL...

"
10:30a - 11:00a "History of the Saints" 11:00p - 11:30p Paid Programming
11:00a – Noon "A Woman's View" 11:30p - 12:00a "Voice of Prophecy"
Noon – 2:00p "The KSL Travel Show"

Personalities


HOSTS
  • Grant Nielsen & Amanda Dixon, "Utah's Morning News"
  • Doug Wright, "The Doug Wright Show"
  • Doug Wright, Steve Sales & Michael Reagan, "The Movie Show", "The Movie Show Matinee"
  • Tim Hughes, "Utah's Noon News"
  • Jay Mcfarland & Amy Iverson, "The Browser"
  • Scott Seeger & Maria Shilaos, "Utah's Afternoon News"
  • Ethan Millard & Alex Kirry "The Nightside Project"
  • Greg Wrubell, "The Bronco Mendenhall Show", "The Dave Rose Show", "Cougar Tracks", BYU football & men's basketball game broadcasts

REPORTERS/ANCHORS
  • Andrew Adams
  • Don Brinkerhoff
  • Becky Bruce (Executive Producer, "Utah's Morning News" with Grant & Amanda)
  • Roger Carey
  • Andy Farnsworth (Drive-time Traffic 6-9a, 3-7p)
  • Mark Giauque (Executive Producer, "Utah's Noon News")
  • David Hagan
  • Jill Hansen
  • Nkoyo Iyamba
  • Randall Jeppesen
  • Brian Martin (Executive Producer, "Utah's Afternoon News" with Scott & Maria)
  • Rachael McAllister
  • Rikki Meece (Traffic 5a-1p)
  • Charles Moran (Traffic 1p-7p)
  • Paul Nelson
  • Angie Reed
  • Mary Richards
  • Peter Samore
  • Cleon Wall
  • Sheryl Worsley (News Director)

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