KUEN

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.

KUEN
Ogden/Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
CityOgden, Utah
BrandingUEN-TV
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 9 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerUtah State Board of Regents
FoundedMarch 21, 1984
First air dateDecember 1, 1986 (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
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.uen.org/tv/

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 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

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
9.11080i16:9KUENMain KUEN programming
9.2480iMHzWrldMHz WorldView
9.3FNXFirst Nations Experience
9.4NHKNHK World
9.914:3KUER-FMAudio 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

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.

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
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.

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, UtahFCC
K11XC-DSalina & Redmond, UtahFCC
K11XE-DMarysvale, UtahFCC
K14LB-DScofield, UtahFCC
K15IA-DOrderville, UtahFCC
K16BO-DMilford, UtahFCC
K16CT-DCortez, ColoradoFCC
K16IB-DMount Pleasant, UtahFCC
K17JK-DHildale, UtahFCC
K17MV-DRichfield, etc., UtahFCC
K18MF-DTorrey, etc., UtahFCC
K18MG-DPanguitch, UtahFCC
K18ML-DHenrieville, UtahFCC
K19DVManila, UtahFCC
K19EX-DPrice, UtahFCC
K19ID-DGreen River, UtahFCC
K19LG-DRural Garfield County, UtahFCC
K19LN-DMayfield, UtahFCC
K20DW-DJuab, UtahFCC
K21GW-DToquerville, UtahFCC
K22DM-DSummit County, UtahFCC
K22KP-DWendover, UtahFCC
K22MU-DCircleville, UtahFCC
Translators of KUEN
Call signCommunity of licenseAdditional Information
K23DP-DKanab, UtahFCC
K23FT-DMyton, UtahFCC
K23JX-DHatch, UtahFCC
K24IO-DFerron, UtahFCC
K24IP-DHuntington, UtahFCC
K25LH-DFishlake Resort, UtahFCC
K27HR-DManti, UtahFCC
K27NG-DFountain Green, UtahFCC
K28KN-DEmery, UtahFCC
K28OP-DBoulder, UtahFCC
K28OR-DCaineville, UtahFCC
K29IV-DFremont, UtahFCC
K30JN-DCarbon County, UtahFCC
K31DBBluebell, UtahFCC
K31EL-DTropic, UtahFCC
K31KP-DAlton, UtahFCC
K32FQ-DSt. George, UtahFCC
K32MU-DHanksville, UtahFCC
K33DO-DVernal, UtahFCC
K33KH-DNephi, UtahFCC
K34NY-DEscalante, UtahFCC
K35KL-DManila, UtahFCC
K35ND-DRural Garfield, etc., UtahFCC
Translators of KUEN
Call signCommunity of licenseAdditional Information
K36DT-DClear Creek, UtahFCC
K36JU-DHelper, UtahFCC
K36JV-DEast Price, UtahFCC
K39HP-DPark City, UtahFCC
K40KP-DKoosharem, UtahFCC
K41GE-DCedar City, UtahFCC
K41LD-DAntimony, UtahFCC
K44EA-DFillmore, UtahFCC
K44IP-DRoosevelt, UtahFCC
K45LD-DScipio, UtahFCC
K46DF-DParowan, UtahFCC
K46EO-DLong Valley Junction, UtahFCC
K46JK-DOrangeville, UtahFCC
K47JI-DBlanding/Monticello, UtahFCC
Translators of KUEN
Call signCommunity of licenseAdditional Information
K47MG-DSevier County, UtahFCC
K48KS-DDelta, UtahFCC
K48LR-DGreen River, UtahFCC
K48LT-DBeryl, UtahFCC
K49FS-DLogan, UtahFCC
K50KC-DWashington, etc., UtahFCC
K51GI-DKanarraville, UtahFCC
K51JV-DBeaver, UtahFCC
K58IU-DPrice, UtahFCC

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