LDS Church's Mormon Tabernacle Choir launches YouTube channel

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 2:14 p.m. MDT

Connecting the past with the present, Wilberg told of the program's first broadcast back in 1929, when the KSL Radio crew ran a wire from its broadcasting station more than a block away to the tabernacle to carry the

program. The choir's 19-year-old announcer, Ted Kimball, mounted a stepladder to access the single microphone that carried the broadcast.

"Since then, over 4,300 episodes have been aired," Wilberg said, adding that with the YouTube venture, audiences can now access the program whenever they like anytime and anywhere.

"We'll upload new episodes each week, and additionally, new episodes will be archived here as well," he said.

The new YouTube channel can be accessed at www.youtube.com/MormonTabChoir.

Fans may subscribe to receive regular updates via email when new content is added to the channel.

Though the newest, this is not the choir's first experience with social media. It has a Facebook page with nearly 250,000 fans and a Twitter account with 10,000 followers.

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