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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  • Amy Chappell
    signed 2017-10-30 09:06:38 -0600
    I listen to 89.1 every day! My 4-year old calls it her “flower music”. “Mom, I want the flower music, please! Not the other ones, but the pretty one.” Please don’t take this away from us.
  • Bradley Kropp
    signed 2017-10-30 08:40:09 -0600
  • Danielle Judd
    signed 2017-10-30 08:38:56 -0600
  • Marsha Artigues
    signed 2017-10-30 08:07:48 -0600
    I enjoy listening to Classical 89 all the time. Please KEEP going with this station.

    Thanks for the years of great listening.
  • Janice A1 Janice McAllister
    signed 2017-10-30 07:27:53 -0600
    Shocking, alarming, administrative decision. Please reconsider. Find some way to preserve this last source of classical music on Utah airways.
  • Ramona Payne
    signed 2017-10-30 07:15:44 -0600
  • Devin Davidson
    signed 2017-10-30 06:17:43 -0600
  • William Laird Dummer
    signed 2017-10-29 22:48:18 -0600
  • Vaughn Spendlove
    signed 2017-10-29 22:44:26 -0600
  • Mel Hudman
    signed 2017-10-29 22:43:39 -0600
  • Melissa Hardman
    signed 2017-10-29 22:23:11 -0600
  • Rich Lee
    signed 2017-10-29 21:39:30 -0600
  • Kirsti Lee
    signed 2017-10-29 21:37:47 -0600
  • Katherine Call
    signed 2017-10-29 21:30:29 -0600
  • Bruce Ballinger
    signed 2017-10-29 20:38:06 -0600
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  • Rachel Jenkins
    signed via 2017-10-29 18:44:14 -0600
  • Kristan Nielson
    signed 2017-10-29 18:34:01 -0600
  • Linda Pitcher
    signed 2017-10-29 18:17:20 -0600
  • Sarah Hanson
    signed 2017-10-29 16:58:03 -0600
  • Vickie Oviatt
    signed 2017-10-29 16:24:07 -0600
  • Kandice Steadman
    signed 2017-10-29 16:02:49 -0600
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  • Karole Price
    signed 2017-10-29 15:49:25 -0600
    This is not very forward thinking. There are many loyal listners you are doing a disservice to. I am not one but I have many family and friends who are. Please do not take away the classical music.
  • Kristine Hiller
    signed 2017-10-29 14:50:54 -0600
  • Lisa Swain
    signed 2017-10-29 14:33:05 -0600
  • Angel Vice
    signed 2017-10-29 14:08:17 -0600
  • Nathan Dickson
    signed via 2017-10-29 13:57:32 -0600
  • Jeneile Tams
    signed 2017-10-29 13:37:24 -0600
    I have listened to Classical 89 since it went on the air. It is now the only radio station I listen to daily. I would be lost without it. (I have also been a contributor for many years.)
  • Jil Abegg
    signed 2017-10-29 12:01:04 -0600
    We’ve raised our eight children on KBYUFM Classical Music Station and I listen to it all the time day and night. Sad to see the change because of a new manager – and I do not care if he has the Church Presidency’s approval – It has been a great thing going and I’m shocked to see the change!! I will have nothing to listen to when the change is made. They did this in St. George and played cowboy music – and that was the end of my listening to that station.
  • Adrian Bhatti
    signed 2017-10-29 11:19:50 -0600
  • Lisa Garner
    signed via 2017-10-29 10:54:09 -0600