Save Classical 89!

Help us save Classical 89, KBYU 89.1!

In a world full of darkness and tragedy, Classical 89 heals wounds and lifts souls through the power of music. Classical 89 is the sole classical music radio option in Utah. For many of us, the loss of Classical 89 is tantamount to losing a friend. We must have Classical 89 to preserve the importance of this kind of music for future generations. Utah's cultural scene is varied and renowned and yet the loss of a classical music station is unfathomable. Classical 89 is one of the nation's top classical radio stations. We need it for Utah, and we need it to be available to its listeners around the world.

Classical 89 is a keystone of Utah's arts and humanities sector. Together as cultural businesses, we employ over 51,000 Utahns, generate over $3 billion in earnings, and have more private music teachers per capita than any other state. Indeed, our state supports many musical nonprofits: Utah Symphony | Utah Opera; Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre in Logan; Moab Music Festival in Moab; dozens of chamber music groups such as Nova Chamber Music and Intermezzo Chamber Music Series; even a group that champions music by Utah composers, Salty Cricket Composers Collective; choral groups such as Utah Chamber Artists and SL Choral Artists; regional orchestras such as Timpanogos Symphony and Utah Valley Symphony; and much, much more.

We ask you, Michael Dunn and all decision makers at BYU Broadcasting, to listen to the requests of the thousands of listeners who want 89.1 to remain as primarily classical music programming. 

(If you have signed any of the other Classical 89 petitions such as this or this, you don't need to sign this one because we have decided to combine forces!)

Thank you for considering our request,


The boards and staff of Utah Cultural Alliance, Utah Cultural Advocacy Alliance, Utah Federation of Music Clubs, and,
the undersigned individuals and organizations.

(If you would like to add your organization's name as a formal signer of this petition, please contact [email protected])

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  • Bethany Bibb
    signed 2017-10-24 16:42:11 -0600
  • Susan F Fleming
    signed 2017-10-24 16:39:24 -0600
    I listen to Classical 89 half of the time when I am running errands in my car. It is a wonderful station and has given Utah the option of listening to classical music rather than the news and popular music
  • Carol Lindsay
    signed 2017-10-24 16:38:03 -0600
    I listen to Classical 89 every day. It would be a big loss to the quality of my life.
  • Colby Brewer
    signed 2017-10-24 16:36:56 -0600
  • Carly Nelson
    signed via 2017-10-24 16:36:44 -0600
  • Kimberly Price
    signed 2017-10-24 16:35:19 -0600
  • bryn ramjoue
    signed 2017-10-24 16:35:08 -0600
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  • David Davis
    signed via 2017-10-24 16:33:49 -0600
    I listen to Classical 89 often, as did my father before me, it’s sometimes the only thing in traffic between me a pure existential despair. So for the safety of our roadways and the sanctity of our souls: Keep the station! I can’t guarantee it, but if the station’s taken off the air I’m pretty sure my dad will come back to haunt the station manager (look out for a geriatric ghost shouting “You dopes!” at staff meetings).
  • Latoya Cameron
    signed 2017-10-24 16:31:54 -0600
  • Jared Covington
    signed 2017-10-24 16:31:30 -0600
  • Melissa Klein
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-24 16:29:10 -0600
    Sign the petition: Save Classical 89!
  • Melissa Klein
    signed 2017-10-24 16:28:36 -0600
  • Alyssa Hickman Grove
    signed 2017-10-24 16:27:33 -0600
  • Kagan Breitenbach
    signed 2017-10-24 16:27:31 -0600
  • Justin Morgan
    signed 2017-10-24 16:27:13 -0600
  • Nancy Rivera
    signed 2017-10-24 16:26:14 -0600
  • Carol Edison
    signed 2017-10-24 16:26:05 -0600
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    signed 2017-10-24 16:24:46 -0600
  • Michael McMillan
    signed 2017-10-24 16:24:32 -0600
  • Paul Boruff
    signed 2017-10-24 16:24:27 -0600
  • Kelsey Hall
    signed 2017-10-24 16:22:06 -0600
  • Whitney Tassie
    signed 2017-10-24 16:22:04 -0600
  • Heidi Simonsen
    signed 2017-10-24 16:21:23 -0600
  • Abby Payne
    signed 2017-10-24 16:21:09 -0600
  • Pamela Gee
    signed 2017-10-24 15:25:45 -0600
    Without listener input this was a hasty and sad decision. Please reverse the decision for the good of all who live in this beautiful state.