||This article needs to be updated. (November 2010)|
|Owner||Word of God Fellowship|
|First air date||2003|
|Last air date||2009|
|Call letters' meaning||Cocola Broadcasting (former owner)|
|Former callsigns||KUTF (2003-2005)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
3 (VHF, 2003-2008)
|Former affiliations||TeleFutura (2003-2005)
Independent (January–August 2009)
|Transmitter power||9.4 kW|
KCBU was a television station in Price, Utah, broadcast locally in analog on channel 3 under the ownership of Equity Media Holdings. Until January 4, 2009 KCBU was an affiliate of the Retro Television Network (RTV).
The station had a construction permit to increase the power of the digital signal to 40,000 watts and was to have moved its transmitter to a peak south of Springville, Utah. This would have effectively given the station signal reach into the Salt Lake City market it was a part of. When the construction permit was approved, KCBU was to broadcast on digital channel 11.
On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity Media Holdings Corporation and RTV interrupted the programming on many RTV affiliates. As a result, Luken moved RTV operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped all Equity-owned affiliates, including KCBU. RTV remained available in Utah on KUSG in St. George until later in 2009, when that station switched to This TV; RTV has since affiliated with KCSG.
KCBU was sold at auction to the Daystar Television Network on April 16, 2009, indicating another programming change. The station ceased analog operations on June 12, 2009, and never completed its digital facilities under Daystar, resulting in the cancellation of its license on July 6, 2010. Daystar concentrated on getting KUTF (channel 12) in Logan back on the air rather than KCBU.
- What’s Wrong with MyTV?
- TV Newsday: "Financial Dispute Disrupts RTN Diginet", 1/5/2009.
- "Equity Auctions Off 60 Stations for $21.3M". TVnewsday. April 17, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2009.
- Equity Media Holdings' site
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KCBU
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KCBU-TV
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