General Manager: James Morgese | (801) 581-3330
Director of Development: Alice Webber | (801) 585-1855
KUED is Utah’s PBS station, providing the entire state with access to exceptional content that entertains, informs, and enriches viewers. KUED airs the full PBS schedule, plus award-winning, locally produced documentaries and series. Recognized as one of the leading public television stations in the country, KUED is committed to serving and engaging with the Utah community through its diverse productions, as well as its educational and outreach programs. KUED is always evolving to provide Utahns with relevant programming and services, while maintaining its core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation. KUED also provides three additional broadcast channels: WORLD, PBS Kids 24/7, and Create.
KUED has identified the following funding priorities for the Imagine New Heights campaign:
- Ready to Learn: Ready to Learn is KUED’s proven initiative that helps prepare Utah’s pre-K children for school. This program reaches children and their families along the Wasatch Front who live in low-income communities and may not otherwise have access to early learning resources. Ready to Learn creates a valuable partnership between KUED and diverse communities throughout Utah.
- PBS Kids Programming: The most compelling proof of public television’s impact comes from KUED’s service to children and families through PBS Kids programming. PBS and KUED are committed to positively influencing the lives of children through trusted content and resources, including video, games, mobile apps, educational products, and more.
- PBS & KUED Arts Programming: For many KUED viewers, especially in rural areas, KUED offers their only exposure to the arts. Through PBS programs like Great Performances and American Masters, KUED provides all Utahns an essential window into the world of the arts.
- Local Productions such as This Is Utah and The Hinckley Report: KUED’s new series This Is Utah celebrates the diverse people who call Utah home, with stories about the arts, culture, food, and events. The Hinckley Report is Utah’s weekly political roundup, with civil discourse around topics that impact Utahns. These and other local programs help foster human connection and understanding.
- Transmitter Improvements: In fall 2018, local television stations moved to new broadcast frequencies as part of an FCC mandate that requires KUED to update broadcast equipment throughout the state. KUED estimates that our cost for these updates, which will ensure that all Utahns continue to have access to KUED, will be around $500,000.