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1812 Overture
Music Hosts/Announcers
MARCUS SMITH
Thinking Aloud Host
Marcus Smith serves as Radio Services Manager for BYU Broadcasting, overseeing both Classical 89 (KBYU-FM, our public station) and BYU Radio. He also fills the role of producer and anchoring host for Thinking Aloud. Now going on 14 years as a broadcaster, Marcus was long the morning host for Classical 89. With a master’s degree in German literature from BYU (1992), he has worked as a writer, editor, translator, teacher, and composer of sacred music. He’s known as a wordsmith, with a strong hankering to place the right word in the right place at the right time … at least as often as occasion permits. He’ll even admit to some small successes in this area … but concedes it’s a dicey game with low stakes. He likes a whole lot of music, from loud to soft, from Bach to Berlioz, Italian to American, and from the Twilight of the Gods to the Resurrection Symphony. He and his wife Sarah Cox Smith are former Fulbright Scholars (with studies in Germany and Japan), avid genealogists, gardeners, hikers, wannabe fine chefs, and the parents of four super spunky children (two girls, two boys).