KUED, virtual channel 7 (UHFdigital channel 42), is a PBSmembertelevision 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 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).

History

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:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[2]
7.1720p16:9KUED-HDMain KUED programming / PBS
7.2480iWorldWorld
7.34:3V-meV-me

Analog-to-digital conversion

KUED shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 7, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 42,[4] using PSIP to display KUED's virtual channel as 7 on digital television receivers.

Rebroadcasters

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

StationCity of licenseChannelFirst air dateERPHAATFacility IDTransmitter Coordinates
KUESRichfield19 (UHF)20000.33 kW441 m82576
KUEWSt. George18 (UHF)20021.62 kW66.5 m82585

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

CityCallsignCityCallsignCityCallsign
Hatch, UtahParowan, Utah
Heber & Midway, UtahPeoa & Oakley, Utah
Helper, UtahPreston, Idaho
Beaver, Utah, etc.Randolph & Woodruff, Utah
Brian Head, UtahHuntsville, Utah, etc.
Roosevelt, Utah
Cedar City, UtahKanarraville, Utah, etc.Rural Garfield County, Utah
Cedar City, Utah
Circleville, UtahLaketown, Utah, etc.Rural Juab County, Utah, etc.
Rural Sevier County, Utah
Delta & Oak City, UtahLittle America, Wyoming, etc.
Duchesne, UtahLong Valley Junction, UtahSalina & Redmond, Utah
East Price, UtahSalina & Redmond, Utah
Emery, UtahManti & Ephraim, UtahSamak, Utah
Enoch & Summit, Utah, etc.Manti & Ephraim, Utah
Spring Glen, Utah, etc.
Summit County, Utah
Eureka, UtahMilford, Utah, etc.
Modena, Utah, etc.
Fillmore, Utah, etc.Monticello, Utah, etc.
Montpelier, Idaho
Vernal, Utah, etc.
Fruitland, Utah, etc.Mount Pleasant, Utah
Wanship, Utah
Orangeville, Utah, etc.
Green River, UtahOrderville, Utah, etc.Wendover, Utah
Woodland & Kamas, Utah
Hanna & Tabiona, Utah

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