Broadcast Services general records, 1962-1985
Scope and Contents
Contains records and reports of organizations affiliated with BYU media. Materials date from between 1962 and 1985.
- Brigham Young University. Broadcast Services (creator, Organization)
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.
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.
Language of Materials
Arranged in five subseries: 1. Broadcast Services television files, 1968-1979. 2. Broadcast Services publications, 1979-1985. 3. Broadcast Services financial files, 1972-1985. 4. Broadcast Services employment files, 1973-1983. 5. Broadcast Services policies files, 1970-1985. 6. Broadcast Services miscellaneous 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. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1017.xml