Music and the Spoken Word

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  • Music and the Spoken Word is a 30-minute weekly radio and television broadcast presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It features music by the choir and an inspirational message.
  • Music and the Spoken Word is the world’s longest continuous network broadcast. It originated from the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square on 15 July 1929 and has aired every week since.
  • The public is invited to attend the weekly broadcast. Admission is free and no tickets are required, except for the Christmas concert. Admission is limited to those 8 years old and older. The program airs every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mountain time in the Conference Center, just north of Temple Square. The public is asked to be seated by 9:15 a.m.
  • Usually the broadcast airs from the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the building the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is named after, but the Tabernacle is currently being renovated and is expected to be completed by April 2007.
  • Since its beginning, Music and the Spoken Word has had three announcers:

    Richard L. Evans
    June 1930 to October 1971

    J. Spencer Kinard
    February 1972 to October 1990

    Lloyd D. Newell
    October 1990 to present

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