The Mormon Channel, a new audio service from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been launched this morning. The Mormon Channel, found at radio.lds.org, broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

The channel features content from the vast Church archives, including classic talks and other programming. Additionally, it will have a lot of  new programs and series created specifically for this new service. Many Church partner organizations, including Bonneville Communications, Deseret Book, Deseret News, and the campuses of Brigham Young University have contributed content to the new station.

Among the new programs available on Mormon Channel is “Conversations”,, an interview program featuring leaders of the LDS Church, as well as members of the Church with intriguing stories to share. Sheri Dew and Ruth Todd will host this new series. In the initial episode, Deseret Book head, Sheri Dew, interviews Elder David A. Bednar and his wife, Susan.

A unique program, Into All the World, spotlights the lives of Church members in many parts of the world. “The first interview, for example, invited the stake president in Rome, Italy, to profile the members of his stake and to document their responses to the announcement that a temple will be constructed in their city,”

Additional content includes Music and the Spoken Word, the weekly radio broadcast featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, as well as other choir concerts and events. Further input comes from Brigham Young University, LDS Business College , the University of Utah institute of religion, the Deseret News and Bonneville Productions.

“We’re deeply pleased,” said Bob Johnson, Bonneville International executive vice president and Salt Lake market manager, “to offer Bonneville’s broadcasting resources and industry reputation to further extend the reach and impact of Mormon Channel, a high-quality, values-oriented new product. Through our 29 radio stations in eight major markets coast to coast, we look forward to utilizing the unequalled qualities and capabilities inherent in HD radio technology to share the unique Mormon Channel content with our ever-expanding listening audiences

How can I Listen to the Station?

Y ou can listen to the Mormon Channel live online anytime at radio.lds.org. There are also downloads and podcasts of content available at the same address. There is also an application for the iPhone, with new players for other mobile phones in development.

The station is also being rolled out as an HDRadio channel in all Bonneville radio markets, including Salt Lake City , Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. For more information on getting a compatible HDRadio, see hdradio.com. Additional distribution outlets, such as satellite radio, WiFi radio, and digital shortwave are also being explored.

Visit radio.lds.org for more information.