President Gordon B. Hinckley:
"The entire history and future of broadcasting is a miracle to behold. I never get over it. My first crystal radio set was for me, a miracle. To think that you could put a little steel wire on a crystal and hear sound out of the air through earphones on your head was a miracle. I felt it was a miracle at the time, and then to have seen what has happened since with the tremendous growth in the quality and quantity of radio broadcasting; with the coming of television, first black and white, and then the wonder of color. I never get over it. Then the wonder of satellite broadcasting . . ..
"I only regret I'm as old as I am because I will not see much that will come in the future, but I know it will come. We live in an age of tremendous development. No one can fathom it, really, in all of its various aspects. And my hope is that KSL television and its parent company Bonneville International Corporation will stay on top in the industry; will be alert to what is coming along; and will be a tremendous force for cultural offerings, for goodwill, for understanding, for enlightenment, for entertainment, and for inculcation of the best values of life in the years that lie ahead."
Now, Stay Tuned for Another 50 Years!!
KSL is pleased to have been a part of the past half century -- fifty years which have revolutionized business, communications, entertainment, and the way we live.
From the time of KSL-TV's first broadcast on June 1, 1949, until the advent of high definition digital television in 1999, KSL has tried to stay abreast of audience desire, community need, and technological advance. The vacuum tube became a microchip. Video tape replaced film. Black and white turned to color. The broadcast day stretched from 2 hours to 24 hours.
Through it all, KSL Television has been a recognized leader. That leadership will continue through the next half century...and beyond.