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History of Broadcasting, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia. (Links Added)
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Glasmann's establishment of George Hatch in broadcasting is typical of the histories of several Utah pioneer broadcasting families. In Price, KEUB - Eastern Utah Broadcasting - opened in 1936. It was owned by Sam Weiss and funded by his father's Uintah Basin hide and pelt business. Frank Carman was the engineer at the station. Jack Richards became a principal owner of KEUB in 1950 and the call letters changed to KOAL. Richard's son, Tom Anderson, now owns and operated KOAL. Cache Valley Broadcasting Company put Logan's KYNU on the air in 1938, and Herschel Bullen and his son Reed joined with Dan B. Shields, a Salt Lake attorney, in 1944 to purchase the station. Reed Bullen and his son Jonathan are still involved in Logan radio broadcasting but have sold their cable television holdings. Howard Johnson - engineer at many Utah stations and originator of KNAK, Utah's first rock n' roll station - began his Utah radio career in the early 1940s. He later joined forces with his sons, and the Johnson family continues to own and operate KSUB in Cedar City. In Provo, Alma Van Wagenen established his sons, Frank A. and Harold E., in broadcasting. They put KCSU on the air in 1946. Cutler R. Miller, a respected Utah engineer, helped the Van Wagenens technically with KCSU. In Richfield, KSVC - "The Voice of Scenic Utah" - began broadcasting in September 1947 under the guidance of William L. Warner, Sr., with the operational assistance of his son William. Brigham City's first radio station, KBUH, was started in 1947 by retired contractor Samuel L. Stephens and his son Samuel, Jr. Also in 1947, Ogden's KVOG was put on the air by Arch Webb, who went on to own an Ogden TV station. Webb's sons, John and Richard, now own Ogden's KLO/KXAN stations. These are representative of the numerous Utah families who became early participants in the emerging broadcasting industry.


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