"KUES" redirects here. For the airport in Waukesha, Wisconsin assigned the ICAO code KUES, see Waukesha County Airport.
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
Branding KUED 7
Slogan TV Worth Watching
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
Owner University of Utah
First air date January 20, 1958 (1958-01-20)
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; -112.20194Coordinates: 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 Programming[1]
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, 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 42,[3] using PSIP to display KUED's virtual channel as 7 on digital television receivers.


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
Hatch, UtahK36FV-D Parowan, UtahK38CM-D
Heber & Midway, UtahK33FX-D Peoa & Oakley, UtahK15FP
Helper, UtahK07NS Preston, IdahoK50IE-D
Beaver, Utah, etc.K07GY Randolph & Woodruff, UtahK38GN-D
Brian Head, UtahK43IO Huntsville, Utah, etc.K35GG-D
Roosevelt, UtahK45GN-D
Cedar City, UtahK07GQ-D Kanarraville, Utah, etc.K02KN-D Rural Garfield County, UtahK22FT-D
Cedar City, UtahK45HD-D
Circleville, UtahK33JD-D Laketown, Utah, etc.K46GD-D Rural Juab County, Utah, etc.K49AO-D
Rural Sevier County, UtahK33DU-D
Delta & Oak City, UtahK47HM-D Little America, Wyoming, etc.K45GO-D
Duchesne, UtahK03CN Long Valley Junction, UtahK50GD-D Salina & Redmond, UtahK15FF-D
East Price, UtahK07OQ Salina & Redmond, UtahK22HY-D
Emery, UtahK43EV Manti & Ephraim, UtahK30JI-D Samak, UtahK07US
Enoch & Summit, Utah, etc.K50HI Manti & Ephraim, UtahK33FT-D
Spring Glen, Utah, etc.K06DR
Summit County, UtahK47HB-D
Eureka, UtahK45DD Milford, Utah, etc.K20GH-D
Modena, Utah, etc.K21EI-D
Fillmore, Utah, etc.K48ED Monticello, Utah, etc.K40AF-D
Montpelier, IdahoK14NT-D
Vernal, Utah, etc.K13HF
Fruitland, Utah, etc.K29EZ Mount Pleasant, UtahK22FW-D
Wanship, UtahK12LC
Orangeville, Utah, etc.K22FX
Green River, UtahK07OV Orderville, Utah, etc.K07OY Wendover, UtahK15GZ-D
Woodland & Kamas, UtahK26GI
Hanna & Tabiona, UtahK03HM

Related stations


  1. RabbitEars TV Query for KUED
  2. List of Digital Full-Power Stations
  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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