On May 23, 2013, Professor Tim Larson was inducted into the Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Tim has taught at the University of Utah for 39 years, coming to the U after earning his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked for the governor of Wisconsin on the state's cable television task force before coming to Utah. His divergent interests form the bookends of his career. On one end, he is Utah's most passionate broadcast history scholar –he has conducted more than 150 oral history interviews with Utah's broadcast pioneers, managers, engineers and talent. On the other end, for 23 years, with colleague Ken Foster, he has co-directed the data driven Integrated Marketing Communication Certificate Program, which mines social and new media data in the marketing communication process. Tim and Craig Wirth are completing two books on Utah broadcast history. One is a biographical treatment of Earl J. Glade, Utah's most prominent broadcast pioneer. The other is a Utah radio history covering the time period from 1908 to after World War II. Tim and Elaine have two boys, two wonderful daughters-in-law and four grandchildren –three boys and a princess. Tim retired in June of 2012 but continues his passion for researching Utah broadcast history and directing the IMC Certificate Program.
The Communication Department and the UBA have partnered for 15 years to honor inductees into the Hall of fame. The partnership has been immensely beneficial to both of our organizations and to University students over the years.
A plaque honoring the inductees hangs in the UBA Hall of Fame Exhibit in LNCO 2120.