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KUED-TV logo
Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding KUED 7
Slogan TV Worth Watching
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Subchannels 7.1 KUED
7.2 KUED World
7.3 v-me
Affiliations PBS
Owner University of Utah
First air date January 20, 1958
Call letters’ meaning Utah EDucation
Former channel number(s) Analog:
7 (VHF, 1958-2009)
Former affiliations NET (1958-1970)
Transmitter Power 239 kW
Height 1266 m
Facility ID 69396
Transmitter Coordinates 40°39′33″N 112°12′7″W / 40.65917°N 112.20194°W / 40.65917; -112.20194

KUED is full-service television station in Salt Lake City, Utah, broadcasting locally in digital-only on UHF channel 42. It is one of two PBS member stations serving the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area. KUED is owned by the University of Utah and is carried statewide on an extensive translator network.



KUED first signed on the air on January 20, 1958 with an episode of The Friendly Giant. Their first broadcast was from improvised studios set up in the basement of the old student union building on the campus of the University of Utah. The station had humble beginnings with no props, primitive equipment, and a donated transmitter, thanks to Time-Life Inc., then the owners of KTVT channel 4 (now KTVX). A US$100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation made it possible from KUED to go on the air.

Early programming was purely educational, in some cases consisting of nothing more than a teacher standing in front of a chalk board and lecturing. About half of the programs aired were locally-produced, with the rest coming from National Educational Television (NET) and other sources. When the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) succeeded NET in 1970, the focus of programming changed from purely educational to both educational and entertaining.

On June 12, 2009, KUED, KUEN and KBYU-TV ended analogue broadcasts and began to transmit exclusively digitally.[1]


KUED has two full power relay stations serving rural areas of Utah, both digital-only:

Station City of license Channel First air date ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
KUES Richfield 19 (UHF) 2000 0.33 kW 441 m 82576 38°38′5.2″N 112°3′36.7″W / 38.634778°N 112.060194°W / 38.634778; -112.060194 (KUES)
KUEW St. George 18 (UHF) 2002 1.62 kW 66.5 m 82585 37°3′50″N 113°34′23″W / 37.06389°N 113.57306°W / 37.06389; -113.57306 (KUEW)

Additionally, KUED can be seen on over 85 translator stations covering all of Utah, plus parts of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming.

City Callsign City Callsign City Callsign
Alton, Utah, etc. K38IN Hatch, Utah K36FV Parowan, Utah K38CM
Antimony, Utah K44GA Heber & Midway, Utah K33FX Peoa & Oakley, Utah K15FP
Apple Valley, Utah K30DE Helper, Utah K07NS Preston, Idaho K50IE
Beaver, Utah, etc. K07GY Henefer, Utah, etc. K06IM Randolph & Woodruff, Utah K38GN
Boulder, Utah K18CG Henrieville, Utah K18CV Richfield, Utah, etc. K42AJ
Brian Head, Utah K43IO Huntsville, Utah, etc. K35GG Rockville & Springdale, Utah K38HO
Cannonville, Utah K07OB Kanab, Utah K07ES Roosevelt, Utah, etc. K45GN
Cedar City, Utah K07GQ Kanarraville, Utah, etc. K02KN Rural Garfield County, Utah K22FT
Cedar City, Utah K45HD Koosharem, Utah K06IG Rural Garfield County, Utah K36FW
Circleville, Utah K07JV / K33JD-D Laketown, Utah, etc. K46GD Rural Juab County, Utah, etc. K49AO-D
Coalville, Utah K07LT Lechee, Arizona, etc. K07PH Rural Sevier County, Utah K33DU
Columbia, Utah, etc. K49BO Leamington, Utah K50DJ Rural Summit County, Utah K22DM
Delta & Oak City, Utah K47HM Little America, Wyoming, etc. K45GO Saint George, Utah, etc. K34FS
Duchesne, Utah K03CN Long Valley Junction, Utah K50GD Salina & Redmond, Utah K15FF
East Price, Utah K07OQ Manila, Utah, etc. K09LZ Salina & Redmond, Utah K22HY-D
Emery, Utah K43EV Manti & Ephraim, Utah K30JI-D Samak, Utah K07US
Enoch & Summit, Utah, etc. K50HI Manti & Ephraim, Utah K33FT Scipio & Holden, Utah K06DH
Enterprise, Utah K13HH Marysvale, Utah K46FX Spring Glen, Utah, etc. K06DR
Escalante, Utah K07JZ Mayfield, Utah K07PE Summit County, Utah K47HB
Eureka, Utah K45DD Milford, Utah, etc. K20GH-D Tabiona & Myton, Utah K29EX
Evanston, Wyoming, etc. K15FR Modena, Utah, etc. K21EI Ticaboo, Utah K07VE
Fillmore, Utah, etc. K48ED Monticello, Utah, etc. K40AF Tooele, Utah K65HO
Fish Lake Resort, Utah K09VW Montpelier, Idaho K54DY Torrey, Utah K40AH
Fremont, Utah K10OW Morgan, Utah, etc. K27GA Vernal, Utah, etc. K13HF
Fruitland, Utah, etc. K29EZ Mount Pleasant, Utah K22FW Virgin, Utah K25HB
Fruitland & Currant Creek, Utah K41DM Oljeto, Utah K07XO Wanship, Utah K12LC
Garrison, Utah, etc. K07OH Orangeville, Utah, etc. K22FX Washington, Utah, etc. K47AK
Green River, Utah K07OV Orderville, Utah, etc. K07OY Wendover, Utah K15GZ
Hanksville, Utah K07KM Panguitch, Utah K07JW Woodland & Kamas, Utah K26GI
Hanna & Tabiona, Utah K03HM

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External links


  1. ^ [ Congress delays digital TV switch until June; Utah sticks to original cutoff, Vince Horiuchi, Salt Lake Tribune Feb 4, 2009


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