KTUW

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KTUW
City Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
Affiliations defunct
Owner Equity Media Holdings Corporation
(EBC Scottsbluff, Inc.)
First air date 2006
Last air date 2009
Former affiliations RTN (2006-2009)
Independent (2009)
Transmitter power 5.2 kW
Height 236.8 m
Facility ID 136747
Transmitter coordinates 41°50′21.5″N 103°49′40.1″W / 41.839306°N 103.827806°W / 41.839306; -103.827806

KTUW was a digital-only television station in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, owned by Equity Broadcasting.

The station signed on in 2006 as a Retro Television Network affiliate; at that time, Equity owned the network. However, on January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity and Luken Communications, LLC (who had acquired RTN in June 2008) interrupted the programming on many RTN affiliates.[1] As a result, Luken moved RTN operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped all Equity-owned affiliates, including KTUW, immediately;[2] RTN would return to Scottsbluff via a subchannel of KDUH-TV that summer (by which time the network had been rebranded RTV). KTUW's replacement programming is unknown.

KTUW held a construction permit to move to digital channel 17 at increased power; this would not be built, as the station's license was canceled on June 8, 2009.[3]

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