General Manager: Maria O'Mara | (801) 581-6828
Director of Development: Alice Webber | (801) 585-1855
PBS Utah (formerly KUED) is Utah’s PBS station, providing the entire state with access to exceptional content that entertains, informs, and enriches viewers. PBS Utah 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, PBS Utah is committed to serving and engaging with the Utah community through its diverse productions, as well as its educational and outreach programs. PBS Utah is always evolving to provide Utahns with relevant programming and services, while maintaining its core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation. PBS Utah also provides three additional broadcast channels: WORLD, PBS Kids 24/7, and Create.
PBS Utah has identified the following funding priorities for the Imagine New Heights campaign:
- Ready to Learn: Ready to Learn is PBS Utah'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 PBS Utah and diverse communities throughout Utah.
- PBS Kids Programming: The most compelling proof of public television’s impact comes from PBS Utah's service to children and families through PBS Kids programming. PBS Utah is committed to positively influencing the lives of children through trusted content and resources, including video, games, mobile apps, educational products, and more.
- PBS Utah Arts Programming: For many viewers, especially in rural areas, PBS Utah offers their only exposure to the arts. Through programs like Great Performances and American Masters, PBS Utah provides all Utahns an essential window into the world of the arts.
- Local Productions such as This Is Utah and The Hinckley Report: PBS Utah'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 PBS Utah to update broadcast equipment throughout the state. PBS Utah estimates that our cost for these updates, which will ensure that all Utahns continue to have access to PBS Utah, will be around $500,000.