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Ogden/Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
CityOgden, Utah
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 9
OwnerUtah State Board of Regents
FoundedMarch 21, 1984
First air date
December 1, 1986 (34 years ago) (1986-12-01)
Former call signs
KULC (1986–2004)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 9 (VHF, 1986–2009)
Call sign meaning
Utah Educational Network
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID69582
ERP200 kW
HAAT1,256 m (4,121 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°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
Public license information

KUEN, virtual channel 9 (UHF digital channel 36), is an educational independent television station serving Salt Lake City, Utah, United States that is licensed to Ogden. The station is owned by the Utah State Board of Regents, and is operated by the Utah Education Network on behalf of higher education (USHE) as well as public education (USOE). KUEN's studios are located at the Eccles Broadcast Center on the University of Utah campus, and its transmitter is located at 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, as well as portions of Colorado.


On March 21, 1984, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted an original construction permit to Weber State College (now Weber State University) for a full-power educational television station to serve Ogden and the Salt Lake City area on VHF channel 9. The station's original call letters were KTYY, but were soon changed to KWBR (for "WeBeR State College"). The school had trouble getting the station up and running, and in March 1986, assigned the construction permit to the Utah State Board of Regents (University of Utah), which changed the station's call letters to KULC (for "Utah's Learning Channel"). KULC was licensed on February 27, 1987. In May 2001, the FCC granted permission to build a digital signal for KULC-DT, and by the end of April 2003, the station was operating under Program Test Authority. KULC-DT was licensed on August 21, 2003. In September 2004, the station changed its call letters to KUEN.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
9.1 1080i 16:9 KUEN Main KUEN programming
9.2 480i MHzWrld Local programming
9.3 FNX First Nations Experience
9.4 NHK NHK World
9.91 4:3 KUER-FM Audio simulcast of KUER-FM

On August 1, 2017, KUEN switched from 480i to 1080i.

On November 1, 2018, KUEN added NHK World on digital subchannel 9.4.

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KUEN shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 9, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[2] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 36,[3] using PSIP to display KUEN's virtual channel as 9 on digital television receivers.


Instructional television makes up a significant portion of the daily KUEN broadcast schedule, including learning programs aimed at K-12 students, college distance education telecourses and teacher development programs. On weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., KUEN broadcasts programming from Utah Instructional Television (ITV). Overnight programming features telecourses from Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, and the University of Utah.

The station also occasionally broadcasts programs produced by Utah State University and Weber State University. Teacher professional development workshops air on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and KUEN also offers adult educational programming for people trying to obtain their GED. In the evening, KUEN broadcasts a variety of general interest programs, with each night of the week devoted to a different topic.


8-10 p.m.

Mondays Science
Tuesdays Health and Home
Wednesdays World Cultures
Thursdays Current Events
Fridays Health and UEN SciFi Friday
Saturdays Documentaries, Monthly Themes
Sundays Arts and Performances

Note: The above programs are supplied from a variety of independent producers. The full schedule of nightly PBS programs is broadcast by KUEN's sister station, KUED.


KUEN uses a network of translator stations to extend its signal throughout Utah, plus parts of Arizona and Colorado:

Translators of KUEN
Call sign Community of license Facility
Additional Information
K09YW-D Leamington, Utah 183196 FCC LMS
K09ZT-D Beaver, Utah 167094 FCC LMS
K10RN-D Helper, Utah 182296 FCC LMS
K11XC-D Salina & Redmond, Utah 59793 FCC LMS
K11XE-D Marysvale, Utah 167127 FCC LMS
K11XL-D Roosevelt, etc., Utah 167879 FCC LMS
K14LB-D Scofield, Utah 126065 FCC LMS
K15IA-D Orderville, Utah 182342 FCC LMS
K15LP-D Rural Carbon County, Utah 167144 FCC LMS
K16BO-D Milford, Utah 69212 FCC LMS
K16CT-D Cortez, Colorado 61469 FCC LMS
K16IB-D Mount Pleasant, Utah 182209 FCC LMS
K17JK-D Hildale, Utah 167106 FCC LMS
K17MV-D Richfield, etc., Utah 69039 FCC LMS
K18MF-D Torrey, etc., Utah 167112 FCC LMS
K18MG-D Panguitch, Utah 167118 FCC LMS
K18ML-D Henrieville, Utah 182261 FCC LMS
K18MM-D Rural Sevier County, Utah 182361 FCC LMS
K18MN-D Koosharem, Utah 182366 FCC LMS
K18MT-D Cedar City, Utah 69231 FCC LMS
K19ID-D Green River, Utah 182153 FCC LMS
K19LG-D Rural Garfield County, Utah 69072 FCC LMS
K19LN-D Mayfield, Utah 182230 FCC LMS
K19LV-D St. George, Utah 69038 FCC LMS
K19MD-D Orangeville, Utah 167096 FCC LMS
Translators of KUEN
Call sign Community of license Facility
Additional Information
K20DW-D Juab, Utah 69086 FCC LMS
K20NN-D Scipio, Utah 182393 FCC LMS
K21NH-D Laketown, etc., Utah 184908 FCC LMS
K21NI-D Wendover, Utah 189313 FCC LMS
K22DM-D Summit County, Utah 69066 FCC LMS
K22MU-D Circleville, Utah 182416 FCC LMS
K23DP-D Kanab, Utah 69169 FCC LMS
K23FT-D Myton, Utah 69244 FCC LMS
K23JX-D Hatch, Utah 182254 FCC LMS
K24IP-D Huntington, Utah 182458 FCC LMS
K25LH-D Fishlake Resort, Utah 182351 FCC LMS
K26NZ-D Kanarraville, New Ha, Utah 29155 FCC LMS
K27HR-D Manti, Utah 125565 FCC LMS
K27NG-D Fountain Green, Utah 182198 FCC LMS
K27NK-D Parowan, Enoch, etc., Utah 69108 FCC LMS
K27NM-D Delta, etc., Utah 167109 FCC LMS
K28KN-D Emery, Utah 182000 FCC LMS
K28OP-D Boulder, Utah 182239 FCC LMS
K28OR-D Caineville, Utah 182455 FCC LMS
K29IV-D Fremont, Utah 182283 FCC LMS
K29MV-D Spring Glen, Utah 182263 FCC LMS
K30PF-D Fillmore, Utah 69282 FCC LMS
K30PJ-D Beryl, New Castle, Modena, Utah 182626 FCC LMS
K30PM-D Price, Utah 69078 FCC LMS
K31EL-D Tropic, Utah 69421 FCC LMS
K31KP-D Alton, Utah 182362 FCC LMS
Translators of KUEN
Call sign Community of license Facility
Additional Information
K32MK-D Park City, Utah 129879 FCC LMS
K32MU-D Hanksville, Utah 182286 FCC LMS
K32NG-D Green River, Utah 182127 FCC LMS
K32NH-D Ferron, Utah 182379 FCC LMS
K33DO-D Vernal, Utah 69341 FCC LMS
K33KH-D Nephi, Utah 182150 FCC LMS
K33PD-D Toquerville, Hurricane, Utah 130155 FCC LMS
K33PS-D Randolph, Utah 56126 FCC LMS
K34NY-D Escalante, Utah 69419 FCC LMS
K34PF-D Scofield, Utah 182162 FCC LMS
K35KL-D Manila, Utah 184133 FCC LMS
K35ND-D Rural Garfield, etc., Utah 69152 FCC LMS
K36JT-D Clear Creek, Utah 182401 FCC LMS
K36JV-D East Price, Utah 182199 FCC LMS
K41LD-D Antimony, Utah 182435 FCC LMS
K46EO-D Long Valley Junction, Utah 69418 FCC LMS
K47JI-D Blanding/Monticello, Utah 125453 FCC LMS
K49FS-D Logan, Utah 8131 FCC LMS
K50KC-D Washington, etc., Utah 167099 FCC LMS
K58IU-D Price, Utah 167142 FCC LMS

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