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Ogden/Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
CityOgden, Utah
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 9 (PSIP)
OwnerUtah State Board of Regents
FoundedMarch 21, 1984
First air dateDecember 1, 1986 (32 years ago) (1986-12-01)
Call letters' meaningUtah Educational Network
Sister station(s)KUED
Former callsignsKULC (1986–2004)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 9 (VHF, 1986–2009)
Transmitter power200 kW
Height1,256 m (4,121 ft)
Facility ID69582
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
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

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 MHz WorldView
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 Additional Information
K09YW-D Leamington, Utah FCC
K11XC-D Salina & Redmond, Utah FCC
K11XE-D Marysvale, Utah FCC
K14LB-D Scofield, Utah FCC
K15IA-D Orderville, Utah FCC
K16BO-D Milford, Utah FCC
K16CT-D Cortez, Colorado FCC
K16IB-D Mount Pleasant, Utah FCC
K17JK-D Hildale, Utah FCC
K17MV-D Richfield, etc., Utah FCC
K18MF-D Torrey, etc., Utah FCC
K18MG-D Panguitch, Utah FCC
K18ML-D Henrieville, Utah FCC
K19DV Manila, Utah FCC
K19EX-D Price, Utah FCC
K19ID-D Green River, Utah FCC
K19IE-D Boulder, Utah FCC
K19LG-D Rural Garfield County, Utah FCC
K19LN-D Mayfield, Utah FCC
K20DW-D Juab, Utah FCC
K21GW-D Toquerville, Utah FCC
K22DM-D Summit County, Utah FCC
K22KP-D Wendover, Utah FCC
K22MU-D Circleville, Utah FCC
Translators of KUEN
Call sign Community of license Additional Information
K23DP-D Kanab, Utah FCC
K23FT-D Myton, Utah FCC
K23JX-D Hatch, Utah FCC
K24FD-D Garfield County, Utah FCC
K24IO-D Ferron, Utah FCC
K24IP-D Huntington, Utah FCC
K25LH-D Fishlake Resort, Utah FCC
K27HR-D Manti, Utah FCC
K27NG-D Fountain Green, Utah FCC
K28KN-D Emery, Utah FCC
K28OR-D Caineville, Utah FCC
K29IV-D Fremont, Utah FCC
K30JN-D Carbon County, Utah FCC
K31DB Bluebell, Utah FCC
K31EL-D Tropic, Utah FCC
K31KP-D Alton, Utah FCC
K32FQ-D St. George, Utah FCC
K33DO-D Vernal, Utah FCC
K33KH-D Nephi, Utah FCC
K34NY-D Escalante, Utah FCC
K35KL-D Manila, Utah FCC
Translators of KUEN
Call sign Community of license Additional Information
K36DT-D Clear Creek, Utah FCC
K36JU-D Helper, Utah FCC
K36JV-D East Price, Utah FCC
K39HP-D Park City, Utah FCC
K40KP-D Koosharem, Utah FCC
K41GE-D Cedar City, Utah FCC
K41LD-D Antimony, Utah FCC
K44EA-D Fillmore, Utah FCC
K44IP-D Roosevelt, Utah FCC
K45LD-D Scipio, Utah FCC
K46DF-D Parowan, Utah FCC
K46EO-D Long Valley Junction, Utah FCC
K46JK-D Orangeville, Utah FCC
K47JI-D Blanding/Monticello, Utah FCC
Translators of KUEN
Call sign Community of license Additional Information
K47MG-D Sevier County, Utah FCC
K48KS-D Delta, Utah FCC
K48LR-D Green River, Utah FCC
K48LT-D Beryl, Utah FCC
K49FS-D Logan, Utah FCC
K50KC-D Washington, etc., Utah FCC
K51GI-D Kanarraville, Utah FCC
K51JV-D Beaver, Utah FCC
K51KV-D Hanksville, Utah FCC
K58IU-D Price, Utah FCC

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