|City of license||Provo, Utah|
|Broadcast area||Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah|
|Slogan||Talk About Good|
SiriusXM Channel 143KBYU-FM 89.1 MHz HD2
|First air date||August 1, 2002|
|Callsign meaning||Brigham Young University|
|Owner||Brigham Young University|
BYU Radio began as a web stream on August 1, 2002 with a format of music by LDS artists. In 2006, KBYU-FM "Classical 89" began broadcasting an 'HD Radio' signal along with its main signal, which allowed 'BYU Radio' to rebroadcast its service on KBYU-FM's HD2 signal.
Prior to 2002, it had been known as 'Bonneville International LDS Radio Network', but Bonneville International gave the station to BYU. The university continued adding programming to the station.
On October 17, 2011, Brigham Young University discontinued its two additional Internet streams. One featured Spanish and Portuguese-language programming, known as BYU Radio International, which started in 2008. The second, BYU Radio Instrumental, featured instrumental inspirational music, had started in 2003. The station said listeners streaming the music as background music causing high bandwidth costs for BYU. Those two services were not broadcast on Dish or SiriusXM, and were only available online.
The format is faith-and-values based talk programming, which includes BYU's campus devotionals live each Tuesday, audio from BYU Television programs, some occasional programming from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Music and the Spoken Word., and upwards of seven hours of originally produced content each weekday.
During regular season, BYU Radio also broadcasts live coverage of BYU football and basketball games through the BYU Cougars Sports Network. BYU Radio airs those games live, mixed with its own programming which includes station and university-related announcements. The station also airs some BYU baseball, softball, and volleyball games, and airs all women's basketball games live.
On July 1, 2011, the station began broadcasting on both the Sirius and XM networks of Sirius XM satellite radio, on channel 143.
The station continues to stream online at http://www.byuradio.org/.
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