KCBU

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KCBU
Price, Utah
Affiliations Defunct
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)
RTV (2005-2009)
Independent (January–August 2009)
Transmitter power 9.4 kW
Height 658 m
Facility ID 84377
Transmitter coordinates 39°45′22″N 110°59′22″W / 39.75611°N 110.98944°W / 39.75611; -110.98944Coordinates: 39°45′22″N 110°59′22″W / 39.75611°N 110.98944°W / 39.75611; -110.98944

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.[1] As a result, Luken moved RTV operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped all Equity-owned affiliates, including KCBU.[2] 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.[3] 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.

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