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KUED Color Logo.gif
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
Branding KUED 7
Slogan TV Worth Watching
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
Subchannels 7.1 PBS
7.2 KUED World
7.3 V-me
Affiliations PBS (2006–present)
Owner University of Utah
First air date January 20, 1958
Call letters' meaning Utah EDucation
Former channel number(s) Analog:
7 (VHF, 1958–2009)
Former affiliations NET (1958–1970)
Transmitter power 239 kW
Height 1266 m
Facility ID 69396
Transmitter coordinates 40°39′33″N 112°12′7″W / 40.65917°N 112.20194°W / 40.65917; -112.20194
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.kued.org

KUED, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 42), is a PBS member television station located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The station is owned by the University of Utah. KUED maintains studio facilities and offices located on Wasatch Drive in the northeastern section of Salt Lake City, and its transmitter is located on 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. It is one of two PBS member stations serving Utah, the other being KBYU-TV (channel 11).


The station first signed on the air on January 20, 1958, with an episode of The Friendly Giant. The station originally broadcast from improvised studios set up in the basement of the old student union building on the University of Utah campus. The station had humble beginnings with no props, primitive equipment, and a donated transmitter, thanks to Time-Life Inc., then-owners of KTVT (channel 4, now KTVX). A US$100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation made it possible from KUED to sign on the air.

Early programming was purely educational, in some cases consisting of nothing more than a teacher standing in front of a chalk board and lecturing. About half of the programs aired were locally-produced, with the rest coming from National Educational Television (NET) and other sources. When the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) succeeded NET in 1970, the focus of programming changed to educational and entertainment programming.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming1
7.1 720p 16:9 KUED-HD Main KUED programming / PBS
7.2 480i World World
7.3 4:3 V-me V-me

Analog-to-digital conversion

KUED shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 7, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 42.23 Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 7.


KUED has two full power relay stations serving rural areas of Utah, both digital-only:

Station City of license Channel First air date ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
KUES Richfield 19 (UHF) 2000 0.33 kW 441 m 82576 38°38′5.2″N 112°3′36.7″W / 38.634778°N 112.060194°W / 38.634778; -112.060194 (KUES)
KUEW St. George 18 (UHF) 2002 1.62 kW 66.5 m 82585 37°3′50″N 113°34′23″W / 37.06389°N 113.57306°W / 37.06389; -113.57306 (KUEW)

Additionally, KUED can be seen on over 85 translator stations covering all of Utah, plus parts of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming.

City Callsign City Callsign City Callsign
Alton, Utah, etc. K38IN Hatch, Utah K36FV-D Parowan, Utah K38CM-D
Heber & Midway, Utah K33FX-D Peoa & Oakley, Utah K15FP
Helper, Utah K07NS Preston, Idaho K50IE-D
Beaver, Utah, etc. K07GY Randolph & Woodruff, Utah K38GN-D
Boulder, Utah K18CG Henrieville, Utah K18CV
Brian Head, Utah K43IO Huntsville, Utah, etc. K35GG-D
Kanab, Utah K07ES Roosevelt, Utah K45GN-D
Cedar City, Utah K07GQ-D Kanarraville, Utah, etc. K02KN-D Rural Garfield County, Utah K22FT-D
Cedar City, Utah K45HD-D Koosharem, Utah K06IG Rural Garfield County, Utah K36FW
Circleville, Utah K07JV / K33JD-D Laketown, Utah, etc. K46GD-D Rural Juab County, Utah, etc. K49AO-D
Lechee, Arizona, etc. K07PH Rural Sevier County, Utah K33DU-D
Leamington, Utah K50DJ
Delta & Oak City, Utah K47HM-D Little America, Wyoming, etc. K45GO-D
Duchesne, Utah K03CN Long Valley Junction, Utah K50GD-D Salina & Redmond, Utah K15FF-D
East Price, Utah K07OQ Manila, Utah, etc. K09LZ Salina & Redmond, Utah K22HY-D
Emery, Utah K43EV Manti & Ephraim, Utah K30JI-D Samak, Utah K07US
Enoch & Summit, Utah, etc. K50HI Manti & Ephraim, Utah K33FT-D Scipio & Holden, Utah K06DH
Spring Glen, Utah, etc. K06DR
Escalante, Utah K07JZ Summit County, Utah K47HB-D
Eureka, Utah K45DD Milford, Utah, etc. K20GH-D
Evanston, Wyoming, etc. K15FR Modena, Utah, etc. K21EI-D Ticaboo, Utah K07VE
Fillmore, Utah, etc. K48ED Monticello, Utah, etc. K40AF-D Tooele, Utah K65HO
Fish Lake Resort, Utah K09VW Montpelier, Idaho K14NT-D Torrey, Utah K40AH
Morgan, Utah, etc. K27GA Vernal, Utah, etc. K13HF
Fruitland, Utah, etc. K29EZ Mount Pleasant, Utah K22FW-D
Fruitland & Currant Creek, Utah K41DM Oljeto, Utah K07XO Wanship, Utah K12LC
Garrison, Utah, etc. K07OH Orangeville, Utah, etc. K22FX
Green River, Utah K07OV Orderville, Utah, etc. K07OY Wendover, Utah K15GZ-D
Panguitch, Utah K07JW Woodland & Kamas, Utah K26GI
Hanna & Tabiona, Utah K03HM

Related stations


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KUED
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  3. ^ http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_11628657 Congress delays digital TV switch until June; Utah sticks to original cutoff, Vince Horiuchi, Salt Lake Tribune February 4, 2009

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