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Published: Friday, Jan. 17 2014 7:00 a.m. MST

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william e. kettley
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Elder Oaks has always been a pillar of wherever he has lived. I became acquainted with Elder & Sister June Oaks in the late 1950's or early 1960's when they lived in Chicago following his legal education at UC. We both had flat top haircuts, and it didn't take 3 minutes conversing for me to know he was much more prepared for a successful life than I. They left Chicago in the early 1970's, as he was appointed the President of BYU. He has been a great example of both faith and works since I first met him, and I consider him to be a good friend. This award by Utah county is well deserved.

William Kettley

rosie66
Quincy, IL

I am honored to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ! Salt Lake is lucky to have such an outstanding Elder in its population! Some day I would love to meet my brother Elder Oaks! Thank you for the wonderful example that you have given to all of us! May God continue to bless you with health and happiness.

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

I appreciate the two comments made thus far regarding Elder Oaks.

I think in addition to expressing our appreciation for this great man verbally, we might also demonstrate it through action as we try to join in the fight to ensure continued religious freedom and to always seek out not only better things, but the best things in life. And then of course, and without saying, draw closer to the Savior continuously.

Pops
NORTH SALT LAKE, UT

Elder Oaks is indeed an excellent man and I'm happy to see him recognized for it.

Ray Noorda's accomplishments are noteworthy as well, given the importance of networking in today's world (think internet). He and Novell did a lot of the groundwork that made today's connectivity possible. It's unfortunate that Novell was unable to stay atop the wave, but it's interesting to watch the ebb and flow of corporations as technology advances.

David P.
Livermore, CA

Great article about Dallin H. Oaks. Had a chance to meet him when he was BYU President.

A word change could have made the article much more polished. In the fourth paragraph, the word "transmitter" is used twice. The first time was Great, but the second time it said that Elder Oaks was a "transmitter" and doubled as an announcer. Usually the word "transmitter" describes the piece of electronic equipment that creates the radio or TV signal that carries the audio and/or video on that signal to the public. It's normal to refer to the "person" who is in charge of the transmitter as an "Engineer", or "Broadcast
Engineer", or "Transmitter Engineer".

David P.
Livermore, CA

Continued from previous post:

I have done that job myself and most others doing that job use the term "Engineer"
not "transmitter".

In Utah Broadcast History, 1400 on the AM dial was KCSU in the early 1950's when Dallin Oaks worked there. In the mid 1970's to early 80's that same radio station was KFTN. During those years I had the title "Chief Engineer" there and oversaw the technical side of the station. I did announcing there too. During those years of the late 1940's to the mid 80's, the station, studios, and transmitter were located in South Provo near where University Ave meets I-15. Those of us working there in the 1970's knew that "then" BYU President Oaks had once worked there too when he was an undergraduate student at BYU.

Rajkumar
Toronto, 00

Elder Oaks is a "pillar of truth and righteousness'. Everything else fades in comparison.

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