Educational Television Channels - KUEN

KUEN, also known as UEN-TV, is a full-service, educational television station in Ogden, Utah, operated by the Utah Education Network on behalf of higher education (USHE) as well as public education (USOE). Founded March 21, 1984, the station is licensed to the Utah State Board of Regents and broadcasts locally in digital-only on UHF channel 36, serving the state through a system of mountain-top translators. UEN-TV originates from the Dolores Doré Eccles Broadcast Center on the University of Utah campus.

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-service educational television 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 (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), who changed the station's call letters to KULC (Utah's Learning Channel). KULC was licensed on February 27, 1987. In May 2001, the FCC granted permission to build digital station KULC-DT and by the end of April 2003, the station was operating under Program Test Authority. KULC-DT was licensed August 21, 2003. In September 2004, the station changed call letters to KUEN and KUEN-DT.

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 AM until 3 PM, 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 AM until 5 PM, 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.


8-10 p.m.

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 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television programs is broadcast by KUEN's sister station, KUED.)

On June 12, 2009, KUED, KUEN and KBYU-TV ended analog broadcasts and began to transmit exclusively digitally.

KUEN uses a network of nearly 40 translator stations to extend its signal throughout Utah, plus parts of Arizona:

City Callsign City Callsign City Callsign
Beaver, Utah K40FT Logan, Utah K49FS Richfield, Utah, etc. K36CB
Bicknell, Utah, etc. K38CJ Long Valley Junction, Utah K46EO Rural Carbon County, Utah K29CM
Blanding & Monticello, Utah K47JI Manila & Dutch John, Utah K19DV Rural Garfield County, Utah K43DY
Bluebell, Utah, etc. K31DB Manti & Ephraim, Utah K27HR Rural Garfield County, Utah, etc. K24FD
Bullfrog, Utah K15GN Manti & Ephraim, Utah K32HS-D Rural Uintah County, Utah K16DA
Cane Beds, Arizona & Hildale, Utah K06OB Marysvale, Utah K48GS Salina & Redmond, Utah K17FC
Cedar City, Utah K41GE Milford, Utah, etc. K16BO-D Saint George, Utah, etc. K32FQ
Delta, Utah, etc. K41GH Myton, Utah K41GT Ticaboo, Utah K09XT
Escalante, Utah K15EM Orangeville, Utah K15GQ Tooele, Utah K20ER
Eureka, Utah K35CZ Panguitch, Utah K34FN Toquerville, Utah K05CP
Fillmore, Utah, etc. K44EA Park City, Utah K25DL Tropic, Utah, etc. K31EL
Juab, Utah K20DW-D Parowan, Utah, etc. K46DF Vernal, Utah, etc. K33DO
Kanab, Utah K23DP Price, Utah K18DF Washington, Utah, etc. K51GH