The Beehive Archive brings together engaging stories that illuminate Utah’s rich past. Instead of focusing on just one historical narrative, the radio show and blog explore the diverse stories—religious, ethnic, regional, social, and cultural—that make up our state’s history. On this blog you’ll find stories from Utah history and other historical information pertaining to the radio show.
Feel free to post your impressions here and don’t forget to tune in to KCPW radio (88.3 and 105.3 FM) Friday mornings between 8:30 and 8:45 am and Utah Public Radio (91.5 and 89.5 in Cache Valley and on twenty-six other frequencies around the state) Friday mornings at 9:30 am and evenings at 7:30 pm for a two-minute look at some of the most pivotal—and peculiar—events in Utah history. Sources consulted in the creation of Beehive Archive episodes may be viewed by clicking here.
Past shows have uncovered some amazing stories including:
- the first cremation in Utah history (and only the second in modern U.S. history)
- the flag Mormon pioneers flew to celebrate their entry into the Salt Lake Valley (hint: it wasn’t the Stars and Stripes)
- the 1940s campaign to register non-citizen aliens living in Utah
- the car-racing, record-breaking career of one of Salt Lake City’s former mayors
With all of the history and none of the dust, the Beehive Archive is a fun way to catch up on Utah’s past. Click here to find an archive of your favorite episode in streaming audio. Beehive Archive is also on iTunes. Sign up for the poscast there.
Beehive Arcxhive is written and produced by Brandon Johnson.