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Salt Lake City, Utah
City of license Salt Lake City
Channels Analog: 23 (UHF)
Affiliations MundoFox
Owner Adelante Media Group
Call letters' meaning Bustos Media TV Utah
Former callsigns K23GP (2003-2006)
Former affiliations Spanish independent (2003-2012)
Transmitter power 95 kW
Height 1106m
Facility ID 125589
Transmitter coordinates 40°39′9″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65250°N 112.20139°W / 40.65250; -112.20139

KBTU is a low powered television station in Salt Lake City, Utah, broadcasting locally on channel 23. The station is owned by Adelante Media Group which also runs the Salt Lake area radio stations KDUT, KTUB and KBMG. The General Manager of KBTU is Ed Distel. The original construction permit was applied by Airwaves Broadcasting LLC in Park City, Utah in 2002. Currently KBTU is available over-the-air and on local cable but not on any of the satellite services.[1]

Bustos Media used to own the station. In September 2010, Bustos transferred most of its licenses to Adelante Media Group as part of a settlement with its lenders.[2]

Digital Broadcasting[edit]

Currently KBTU is still broadcasting in the analog format.

Original Programming[edit]

KBTU provides local news for the Salt Lake Hispanic community at 5:00pm and 9:00pm titled "Noticias 23". This started on June 2, 2009. Prior to this KBTU was offering 15 minute "news capsules" [3] "Despertando Utah" (Wake Up, Utah) is a morning news show that started as a 30 minute program in 2006. It has since expanded to two hours starting at 7:00am. The show is hosted by Ely Martinez and Michelle Ortega.[4][5] In 2009 KBTU cut six jobs and returned to the "news capsules" formula.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Spanish LPTV to Offer Local News". 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  2. ^ "NAP CLOSES ON BUSTOS, LAUNCHES ADELANTE". Radio Ink. September 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Spanish LPTV to Offer Local News". 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  4. ^ The Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 2008
  5. ^ "Despertando Utah: Spanish-language TV show aims for family audience". 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  6. ^ The Salt Lake Tribune, March 6, 2009
  7. ^ "Spanish-language TV station changes programming: Cuts ? Six on-air personalities lose jobs". 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 

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