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BYU Broadcasting recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5659

Scope and Contents

Contains audio recordings of the talk radio program Thinking Aloud on compact discs. Program content covers a wide variety of subjects including science and technology, art and literature, social sciences, and history. Dates range from 2005 to 2012.


  • 2005-2012


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

BYU Broadcasting (2003- ) oversees the production of Brigham Young University's affiliated radio and television stations.

BYU Broadcasting was formed in 2003 in a reorganization of Broadcasting Services. BYU Broadcasting is run by a director, who reports to the university administration. Directors of BYU Broadcasting have included John Reim (2003-2006), and Derek Marquis (2006- ).

BYU Broadcasting oversees the production of KBYU-TV (Eleven), KBYU-FM (Classical 89), BYUTV, BYU Radio, Create, and BYU Television International. All of these programs, and BYU Broadcasting's goals, are to provide uplifting programing that is both entertaining and educational.

Biographical / Historical

Marcus L. Smith (1962- ) is a radio manager and program host in Utah.

Marcus Lidell Smith received a bachelor's degree in German from Brigham Young University in 1985. Smith went on to gain his master's degree in German literature from Brigham Young University in 1992. He has worked as a writer, editor, translator, teacher, and composer of sacred music, and has worked for BYU Broadcasting since 1998. Smith married Sarah Cox Smith in 2001 and they have five children.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged by year and show number.

Custodial History

Transferred from BYU Broadcasting in July 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; BYU Broadcasting; July 2013.


College records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Existence and Location of Copies

All audio recordings can be accessed and listened to via the Classical 89 website.


A detailed list of each show is contained in the case file.

Processing Information

Processed; Joseph Wiest; January 2014.

Register of BYU Broadcasting recordings of Thinking Aloud
Joseph Wiest
2014 January 15
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.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US