Monday, May 18, 2009

New LDS Church Radio Station


The Mormon Channel, a new audio service from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, launched this morning. The Mormon Channel, found at radio.lds.org, broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Temple Square in Salt Lake City.


The channel features content from the vast Church archives, including classic talks and other programming. Additionally, it will have a lot of new programs and series created specifically for this new service. Many Church partner organizations, including Bonneville Communications, Deseret Book, Deseret News, and the campuses of Brigham Young University have contributed content to the new station.


Among the new programs available on Mormon Channel is Conversations, an interview program featuring leaders of the LDS Church, as well as members of the Church with intriguing stories to share. Sheri Dew and Ruth Todd will host this new series.


Additional programming for Mormon Channel includes news of the Church, interactive programming for youth, dramatic radio productions, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, interviews with Church members around the globe, stories from Church and family history, and general conference addresses.

HOW CAN I LISTEN TO THE STATION?

You can listen to the Mormon Channel live online anytime at radio.lds.org. There are also downloads and podcasts of content available at the same address. There is also an application for the iPhone, with new players for other mobile phones in development.


The station is also being rolled out as an HDRadio channel in all Bonneville radio markets, including Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. For more information on getting a compatible HDRadio, see hdradio.com. Additional distribution outlets, such as satellite radio, WiFi radio, and digital shortwave are also being explored.

Visit radio.lds.org and LDSMediaTalk for more information.

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