LDS Church launches new digital radio station

Salt Lake City, USA - Mormon Channel, a new radio service of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, launches 18 May and can be accessed via the internet or HD radio affiliates. The newly created 24-hour, 7-days a week format is available live online at, but content may also be downloaded.

Broadcasts originate at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and feature a vast and varied array of programming, according to Chris Twitty, director of digital media for the Church.

“We have the opportunity to extend the messages of the Church in yet another way with the new station,” Twitty added. “We have access to all the resources of the Church in creating program content. Though it seems a daunting task to fill the air time, we have a wealth of information that will be of interest to listeners, much of it new and never before heard or seen.”

Personal interviews with Church leaders are included in a program entitled “Conversations.” In the initial episode, Deseret Book head, Sheri Dew, interviews Elder David A. Bednar and his wife, Susan.

Other program content includes informational packages about the ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrines, history and news of the Church. Several planned segments focus directly on young children and teenagers.

A unique program, “Into All the World,” spotlights the lives of Church members in many parts of the world. “The first interview, for example, features the stake president in Rome, Italy, to profile the members of his stake and to document their responses to the announcement that a temple will be constructed in their city,” explained Rob Boshard, program manager.

Additional content includes “Music and the Spoken Word,” the weekly radio broadcast featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, as well as other Choir concerts and events. Further input comes from Brigham Young University, LDS Business College, The University of Utah institute, and other Church entities. For a full listing of listening options visit