BYU’s State-of-the-Art Broadcasting Building Dedicated
Broadcasting at its best
Serves as a light on a hill
Such that families are blessed
Through the good news instilled
“The Lord’s plan is to advance ever more rapidly His word and His works,” he said. “These buildings have been built to take advantage of the wonderful and miraculous technology that will allow the university and Church to reach the hearts and minds of members and friends across the world.”
Elders Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard—all apostles and members of BYU’s Board of Trustees—as well as Elders Paul V. Johnson, Richard G. Maynes, and Lynne G. Robbins of the First Quorum of the Seventy were all in attendance.
BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, a member of the Seventy, conducted the dedication and began by commenting on the history of BYU Broadcasting and the important role technology plays in taking BYU’s message to all the world.
President Eyring recalled President Spencer W. Kimball’s words from 1974: “Just think what can be accomplished when we broadcast our message in many languages over numerous radio stations, large and small, around the world, and millions of good people listening on their transistors are being indoctrinated with the truth.”
“If our technology does not improve the lives of others and help bring them home to Him, we have missed the mark,” President Eyring said, emphasizing that these new buildings will help others bring the gospel message to people throughout the world.
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, along with officials from BYU, broke ground for the Broadcasting Building on May 7, 2009.
On that day, he spoke of using BYU Broadcasting to “draw those who are seeking to know the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ” and to change “the spirit and attitude of the world.”