KUBX-LP

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KUBX-LP
Salt Lake City, Utah
ChannelsAnalog: 58 (UHF)
AffiliationsDaystar
OwnerDaystar Television Network
(Logan 12, Inc.)
FoundedJanuary 22, 1992
First air dateSeptember 1995
Last air dateDecember 31, 2011
Former callsignsK58ED (1995–1996)
Former affiliationsRTN, via KUSG (until 2009)
Transmitter power4,200 watts
Facility ID70919
Transmitter coordinates40°39′9.0″N 112°12′5.0″W / 40.652500°N 112.201389°W / 40.652500; -112.201389

KUBX-LP was an independent television station in Salt Lake City, Utah, broadcasting locally on channel 58. Founded January 22, 1992, the station was owned by Equity Media Holdings.

Until January 4, 2009, KUBX was an affiliate of the Retro Television Network (RTN), operating as a translator for Four Points Media Group-owned KUSG from St. George. On that date, 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 KUBX, immediately.[2] RTN remained available in Utah on KUSG until later in 2009, when that station switched to This TV; it is now MyNetworkTV affiliate KMYU.

KUBX was sold at auction to the Daystar Television Network on April 16, 2009, indicating that another programming change was planned.[3] However, in the same auction, Daystar also acquired Equity sister station KUTF (Channel 12) in the market, eventually going on the air with Daystar in April 2010. Universal cable coverage of the national feed in the area also made it unlikely the station would come back to the air.

Effective January 1, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cancelled the station's license and deleted the KUBX-LP call sign from its database.

References[edit]

  1. ^ What’s Wrong with MyTV? Archived 2009-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ TV Newsday: "Financial Dispute Disrupts RTN Diginet", 1/5/2009.
  3. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.

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