Music and the Spoken Word

Music And The Spoken Word

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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 (often accompanied by the Salt Lake Tabernacle organ and the Orchestra at Temple Square).

The radio program is distributed by the CBS Radio Network and its broadcast center is KSL Radio, a Salt Lake City station owned by Bonneville International Corporation, which is in turn owned by the LDS Church. (KSL is a former CBS Radio affiliate; it switched to ABC Radio, now Citadel Media in 2005) In addition, it is currently broadcast by over 2,000 television and radio stations worldwide.

History

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's first network radio program, Music and the Spoken Word was first transmitted on July 15, 1929. The organ, choir, and announcer shared a single microphone which was attached to the ceiling of the tabernacle. The announcer stood on a ladder in order to speak into it. A telegraph was used to alert the sound engineer at KSL to start the broadcast. Anthony C. Lund was the director of the choir for the first program, and Earl J. Glade the general manager of KSL was the director and producer of the first...
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