The Broadcasting Bullens: One Family’s Contribution to Cache Valley Newspaper, Radio, and Television


 Broadcasting Bullens Graphic

Since the first local newspaper slid off the printing press in 1879,[i] Cache Valley residents have relied heavily on evolving forms of media for news and entertainment. This progression of newspaper, radio, and television outlets depended largely on the hard work and ingenuity of local entrepreneurs. Among these valley media pioneers, the Bullen family stands out for its enduring contribution to the development of communication resources in Cache Valley, which spanned nearly a century. (Pictured above [left to right]: Herschel Bullen, Reed Bullen, and Jonathan Bullen.)


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[i] J. Cecil Alter, Early Utah Journalism (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah State Historical Society, 1938), 99–107.