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KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1311

Scope and Contents

Collection contains KBYU reel-to-reel tapes and photographs, dating from 1934 to 1983. These tapes include program logs, negatives and slides, talks given at Brigham Young University, and films of various campus activities. The tapes also include broadcasts and speeches regarding important moments in American history.


  • 1934-1983


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 KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The KBYU radio station began broadcasting to parts of the Brigham Young University campus in 1946. In 1960 KBYU began broadcasting on an FM frequency, and its name was changed to KBGR.

The KBYU Radio station began broadcasting in 1946. It was the first collegiate radio station of this kind west of the Mississippi. Originally KBYU broadcast to the Allen Hall, Amanda Knight Hall, and Knight-Mangum Hall. In 1948 KBYU began to broadcast city wide, but in 1951 the broadcasts were again limited to campus. KBYU was off the air during the 1952-1953 school year due to technical problems. In 1960 KBYU began broadcasting on an FM frequency, and its name was changed to KBGR. While there were full time directors that oversaw the station, it was mostly run by students in the Radio Club. Faculty station managers of KBYU have included: T. Earl Pardoe (1946-1951), Owen Rich (1951-1952), James (Jim) Ludlow (1952-1953). Starting in 1953 at the return of Owen Rich the station began running under co-mangagers; those included Owen Rich and James (Jim) Ludlow (1953-1955), Owen Rich and Lynn McKinlay (1955-1960).

Administrative History

Broadcast Services (1960-2003) was a division of Brigham Young University's College of Fine Arts and Communications. This oversaw the broadcasting of KBYU, a radio station located on BYU campus since 1965. In 2003, the name of this unit was changed to BYU Broadcasting.

Broadcast Services was a division of Brigham Young University's College of Fine Arts and Communications. Broadcast Services provided four main services for the public: BYU television and radio stations, as well as KBYU-TV and KBYU-FM radio. BYU began broadcasting KBYU programs from campus in 1965 and continually strove to provide programs that would portray the values held by Brigham Young University. KBYU-FM was formally known as KBRG (1960) and KBYU (1946-1960). Broadcast services was renamed BYU Broadcasting in 2003.

Administrative History

The KBRG was the first FM radio station at Brigham Young University. It began broadcasting in 1960.

The KBRG was Brigham Young University's first FM station. The FCC approved BYU to start broadcasting under KBRG on May 9, 1960, as the letters KBYU were assigned to a Liberty Ship from World War II. In November 9, 1960, BYU began to broadcast as KBYU-FM. Owen Rich (1960-1960) served as the only director of KBRG.

Administrative History

The KBYU-FM is a radio station in Provo, Utah. It was previously known as KBRG, and was renamed in 1960.

KBYU-FM began broadcasting in 1960, and was previously known as KBRG. Managers for KBYU-FM have included: Owen Rich (1960), Lynn A. McKinlay (1960-1963), Gene Henderson (1963-1966), Leland H. Stott, Jr. (1970-1973), Jay Sheldon Monson (1973- 1979), Walter B. Rudolph (1979- ).


56 cartons (56 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection left in its original order. The collection contains 3 series: 1. The Rise of the American Nation audiotapes. 2. The Beginnings of Camelot audio tapes. 3.

Other Finding Aids

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

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Collection was found in the stacks by Jamie Kay, December 2006. Additional materials donated by Mark D. Collier in 2011. Additional materials transferred, August 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; University Archives; 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mark D. Collier; 2011.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Kay; December 2006.

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Jones; July 2011.

Processing Information

Processed; Allyson Austin; August 2012.

Register of the KBYU-FM audiotapes and other material
Kayla Jones
2011 July 19
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.

Revision Statements

  • 2011 July: Updated by Kayla Jones; July 2011.
  • 2012 August: Updated by Stephanie Laabs; August 2012.
  • 2012 August 8: Updated by Allyson Austin; August 2012.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US