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 maintains studio facilities located at the Dolores Doré 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 that extend its over-the-air coverage throughout Utah, as well as portions of Colorado.

History

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 permt 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

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[2]
9.1480i4:3KUENMain KUEN programming
9.2MHzWrldMHz WorldView
9.3FNXFirst Nations Experience
9.91KUER-FMAudio simulcast of KUER-FM

Analog-to-digital conversion

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.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 36,[4] using PSIP to display KUEN's virtual channel as 9 on digital television receivers.

Programming

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.

UEN-TV

8-10 p.m.

Topics
MondaysScience
TuesdaysHealth and Home
WednesdaysWorld Cultures
ThursdaysCurrent Events
FridaysHealth and UEN SciFi Friday
SaturdaysDocumentaries, Monthly Themes
SundaysArts and Performances

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

Translators

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

Translators of KUEN
Call signCommunity of licenseAdditional Information
K09YW-DLeamington, Utah
K14LB-DScofield, Utah
K15EM-DEscalante, Utah
K15GQOrangeville, Utah
K15IA-DOrderville, Utah
K16BO-DMilford, Utah
K16CT-DCortez, Colorado
K16IB-DMount Pleasant, Utah
K17FC-DSalina, Utah
K17JK-DHildale, Utah
K19DVManila, Utah
K19EX-DPrice, Utah
K19ID-DGreen River, Utah
K19IE-DBoulder, Utah
K20DW-DJuab, Utah
K21GW-DToquerville, Utah
K22DM-DSummit County, Utah
K22KP-DWendover, Utah
K23DP-DKanab, Utah
Translators of KUEN
Call signCommunity of licenseAdditional Information
K23FT-DMyton, Utah
K23JX-DHatch, Utah
K23KW-DCircleville, Utah
K24FD-DGarfield County, Utah
K24IO-DFerron, Utah
K24IP-DHuntington, Utah
K25LH-DFishlake Resort, Utah
K27HR-DManti, Utah
K27KB-DCaineville, Utah
K28KN-DEmery, Utah
K29IV-DFremont, Utah
K30JN-DCarbon County, Utah
K31DBBluebell, Utah
K31EL-DTropic, Utah
K31KP-DAlton, Utah
K32FQ-DSt. George, Utah
K33DO-DVernal, Utah
K33KH-DNephi, Utah
K35CZEureka, Utah
K35KL-DManila, Utah
K36CB-DRichfield, Utah
Translators of KUEN
Call signCommunity of licenseAdditional Information
K36DT-DClear Creek, Utah
K36JU-DHelper, Utah
K36JV-DEast Price, Utah
K38LH-DMayfield, Utah
K38MW-DTorrey, Utah
K39HP-DPark City, Utah
K39KH-DFountain Green, Utah
K40KP-DKoosharem, Utah
K41GE-DCedar City, Utah
K41GTMyton, Utah
K41LD-DAntimony, Utah
K43DY-DGarfield County, Utah
K43KL-DPanguitch, Utah
K44EA-DFillmore, Utah
K44IP-DRoosevelt, Utah
K45LD-DScipio, Utah
K46DF-DParowan, Utah
K46EO-DLong Valley Junction, Utah
K46JK-DOrangeville, Utah
K47JI-DBlanding, Utah
K47MD-DHenrieville, Utah
Translators of KUEN
Call signCommunity of licenseAdditional Information
K47MG-DSevier County, Utah
K48KS-DDelta, Utah
K48LR-DGreen River, Utah
K48LT-DBeryl, Utah
K49FD-DLogan, Utah
K50KC-DWashington, Utah
K51GI-DKanarraville, Utah
K51JO-DMarysvale, Utah
K51JV-DBeaver, Utah
K51KV-DHanksville, Utah
K58IU-DPrice, Utah