Broadcast Number 4,444!
4,444—it’s just fun to write that number. Sunday, November 16, 2014, when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir takes their seats in the Tabernacle loft and cameras begin to roll, it will mark the 4,444th time.
The Choir’s first radio broadcast was transmitted on July 15, 1929. Since then, Music & the Spoken Word has become the longest continuous running network broadcast in the world. Each week, the Choir's broadcast can be seen and heard internationally via radio, television, cable and the Internet. It can be streamed live from the Choir's website, mormontabernaclechoir.org at 9:30 Mountain Time each Sunday morning and heard during the week on the Choir's 24/7 music stream. The music and messages of the program inspire lives and give hope and encouragement to people around the world.
This week, Mormon Tabernacle Choir staff celebrated the milestone with a cake that included two of our announced Christmas guest artists—Elmo and Count von Count. It included a caption that read, "This week's episode brought to you by the number 4,444."
Here is the Mormon tTabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing “When the Saints Go Marching In” which will be performed on Sunday’s broadcast.