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Brigham Young University To Acquire 107.9 KUMT; Retain Classical On KBYU

Update 5/9: BYU will pay $875,000 to acquire KUMT. Original Report 4/26: After announcing last October that it would flip “Classical 89” 89.1 KBYU-FM Provo/Salt Lake City to its Mormon “BYU Radio“, Brigham Young University has reversed face and will keep the Classical programming in place. Instead BYU will acquire AAA “107.9 The Mountain” KUMT Randolph UT from Community Wireless of Park City for an undisclosed amount. BYU will place the “BYU Radio” programming currently heard online and on SiriusXM on the 107.9 frequency upon closing of the sale. The original plan was met with numerous protests as it would have left Salt Lake City without a Classical FM outlet. Hey everybody, KUMT has been sold and unfortunately, Wasatch Community Media didn&...[Read More]

Salt Lake City To Lose Classical As BYU Consolidates Operations

Brigham Young University is consolidating its local and national broadcast operations which will lead to the end of its Classical music programming on 89.1 KBYU-FM Provo/Salt Lake City on June 30, 2018. On that date “Classical 89” will begin simulcasting the Talk/Sports programming of “BYU Radio” currently heard on SiriusXM channel 143. BYU Radio carries LDS Church oriented talk shows and programming connected to BYU’s sports teams. The station and its network of translators throughout Utah are the only terrestrial Classical voices in the state, although University of Utah’s 90.1 KUER-HD3 carries the Classical24 network for HD Radio listeners. At the same time KBYU-TV will drop its PBS affiliation and switch to the national BYUtv programming service, whi...[Read More]