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KUED Color Logo.gif
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
Branding KUED 7
Slogan TV Worth Watching
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
(to move to 27 (UHF))
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
Owner University of Utah
First air date January 20, 1958 (59 years ago) (1958-01-20)
Call letters' meaning Utah EDucation
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 7 (VHF, 1958–2009)
Former affiliations NET (1958–1970)
Transmitter power 239 kW
374 kW (application)
Height 1,266 m (4,154 ft)
Facility ID 69396
Transmitter coordinates 40°39′33″N 112°12′10″W / 40.65917°N 112.20278°W / 40.65917; -112.20278Coordinates: 40°39′33″N 112°12′10″W / 40.65917°N 112.20278°W / 40.65917; -112.20278
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.kued.org

KUED, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 42), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Owned by the University of Utah, KUED maintains studio facilities and offices located on Wasatch Drive in the northeastern section of Salt Lake City, and its transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains, southwest of Salt Lake City. The station has a large network of broadcast translators that extend its over-the-air coverage throughout Utah. It is one of two PBS member stations serving Utah, the other being Provo-licensed KBYU-TV (channel 11).


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

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
7.1 720p 16:9 KUED-HD Main KUED programming / PBS
7.2 480i World World
7.3 Kids PBS Kids

On March 7, 2017, KUED replaced V-me on digital 7.3 with PBS Kids.[2]

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KUED shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 7, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 42,[4] using PSIP to display KUED's virtual channel as 7 on digital television receivers.


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)
19 (PSIP)
2000 (17 years ago) (2000) 0.33 kW 441 m (1,447 ft) 82576 38°38′3.9″N 112°3′35.7″W / 38.634417°N 112.059917°W / 38.634417; -112.059917 (KUES)
KUEW St. George 18 (UHF)
18 (PSIP)
2002 (15 years ago) (2002) 1.62 kW 66.5 m (218 ft) 82585 37°3′49.9″N 113°34′22.8″W / 37.063861°N 113.573000°W / 37.063861; -113.573000 (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
Hatch, Utah K36FV-D Parowan, Utah K38CM-D
Heber & Midway, Utah K33FX-D Peoa & Oakley, Utah K15FP
Helper, Utah K07NS Preston, Idaho K50IE-D
Beaver, Utah, etc. K07GY Randolph & Woodruff, Utah K38GN-D
Brian Head, Utah K43IO Huntsville, Utah, etc. K35GG-D
Roosevelt, Utah K45GN-D
Cedar City, Utah K07GQ-D Kanarraville, Utah, etc. K02KN-D Rural Garfield County, Utah K22FT-D
Cedar City, Utah K45HD-D
Circleville, Utah K33JD-D Laketown, Utah, etc. K46GD-D Rural Juab County, Utah, etc. K49AO-D
Rural Sevier County, Utah K33DU-D
Delta & Oak City, Utah K47HM-D Little America, Wyoming, etc. K45GO-D
Duchesne, Utah K03CN Long Valley Junction, Utah K50GD-D Salina & Redmond, Utah K15FF-D
East Price, Utah K07OQ 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-D
Spring Glen, Utah, etc. K06DR
Summit County, Utah K47HB-D
Milford, Utah, etc. K20GH-D
Modena, Utah, etc. K21EI-D
Fillmore, Utah, etc. K48ED Monticello, Utah, etc. K40AF-D
Montpelier, Idaho K14NT-D
Vernal, Utah, etc. K13HF
Fruitland, Utah, etc. K29EZ Mount Pleasant, Utah K22FW-D
Wanship, Utah K12LC
Orangeville, Utah, etc. K22FX
Green River, Utah K07OV Orderville, Utah, etc. K07OY Wendover, Utah K15GZ-D
Woodland & Kamas, Utah K26GI
Hanna & Tabiona, Utah K03HM

Related stations[edit]


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KUED
  2. ^ KUED to Launch KUED PBS Kids Channel Services
  3. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations Archived 2013-08-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_11628657 Congress delays digital TV switch until June; Utah sticks to original cutoff, Vince Horiuchi, Salt Lake Tribune February 4, 2009

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