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Broadcast Services records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1017

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, meeting minutes, committee records, financial records, publications, and other materials produced by the Broadcast Services Department. The materials document communication between the department and partners on and off the Brigham Young University campus, as well as internal policies, personnel files, and other information. Materials date from between 1962 and 1987.


  • 1962-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Broadcast Services records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Broadcast Services is a division of Brigham Young University's College of Fine Arts & Communications. Broadcast Services provides four main services for the public, BYU television and radio stations, KBYU-TV and KBYU-FM radio. BYU Television provides family programming 24 hours every day, including BYU sports, firesides, devotionals, faculty symposia, Music and the Spoken Word, and General Conference. These programs are only accessible through direct satellite broadcasting because it is not licensed by the FCC. BYU radio is also dedicated to 24 hour family programming and carries many of the same programs as BYU Television with the same emphasis on LDS and BYU programs. This new addition to Broadcast Services was initiated in 2002 and can be accessed worldwide on dish network, cable, and the Internet. BYU began broadcasting KBYU programs from campus in 1965 and has continually strived to provide programs that would portray the values held by Brigham Young University and help in achieving the aims of a BYU education: strengthen spirituality, enlarge intellect, build character, and pursuit of lifelong service and learning. As a member of PBS, KBYU-TV provides much of the western United States with quality children's programs, nature shows, and documentaries, as well as other BYU programs. The oldest member of the broadcast services is KBYU-FM, which began as an AM station in the 1940's. This first collegiate station west of the Mississippi didn't become an FM station until 1970, and in 1978 changed to an all-classical repertoire continued today.


38 boxes (19 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in six series: 1. Broadcast Services correspondence, 1972-1985. 2. Broadcast Services meeting minutes, 1972-1985. 3. Broadcast Services committee and council files, 1975-1979. 4. Broadcast Services KBYU files, 1962-1987. 5. Broadcast Services organization files, 1972-1985. 6. Broadcast Services general files, 1962-1985.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The BYU Broadcast Services Department Records (UA 1017) were transferred to the University Archives from Records Management in November of 2002. These records were combined with other Broadcast Services records already in the University Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Natalie Clark; 2002.

Register of the Broadcast Services records
J. Gordon Daines III and Natalie Clark
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US