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Utah Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


The photos in the Utah section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

KALL: The KALL Radio 910 station photo is from 1978. This is the 312 East South Temple location that was also the home to KALL-FM 94.1 and the headquarters for IMN network (InterMountain Network). Salt Lake City famed brodcaster George Hatch started this station. 910 is now KWDZ and the KALL call letters are on 700.

KALL Radio 910 Salt Lake City 312 East South Temple studios - 1978.

KBER: A KBER FM 101.1 Ogden van was spotted in Salt Lake City in 2007.

KBER FM 101.1 Ogden van - 2007.

KBJA: KBJA Radio 1640 is licensed to Sandy, but their transmitter and tower are located in West Valley City just east of Redwood Road along West 2590 South as seen in this photo from 2010.

KBER FM 101.1 Ogden van - 2007.

KCPX: The photo of the KCPX Radio 1320 transmitter building and tower is from 1973. Sadly, this building was torn down. KCPX changed to KBUG, back to KCPX, then to KCNR, and in 1996 to KFNZ.

KCPX Radio 1320 Salt Lake City old transmitter site - 1973.

KCPX TV: The KCPX Radio 1320 and KCPX-TV Channel 4 130 Social Hall Avenue station photo is from 1970. Channel 4 started in 1946 as Utah's first TV station under the W6XIS call letters. In 1948 they began regular broadcasts using the KDYL-TV call letters. In 1953 they changed the call letters to KTVT. Columbia Pictures (CPX) purchased the station and the call letters were changed to KCPX-TV in 1959. In 1975 the call letters were changed to KTVX. Photos of KTVX are lower on this page. The large 4 KCPX-TV on air ID is from 1963. The translator ID is from 1972 - note the "cut 4" logo. The 1973 ID shows the circle around the 4 logo.

KCPX TV Channel 4 Salt Lake City 130 Social Hall Avenue studios - 1970.
KCPX TV Channel 4 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1963.
KCPX TV Channel 4 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1971.
KCPX TV Channel 4 Salt Lake City on air translator ID - 1972.
KCPX TV Channel 4 Salt Lake City on air "cut 4" ID - 1973.

KDXU: KDXU Saint George was on 1450 as seen in this station photo from 1973. They are now on 890.

KDXU Radio 1450 Saint George studios - 1973.

KDYL: 1060 in Salt Lake City has seen numerous call letter changes from KRSP to KKDS to KZNS and in 2004 to KDYL. The KDYL studios are located at 3606 S 600 W in Salt Lake City. The KDYL call letters were first used in 1922 and were those assigned by the government. The format on 1060 is oldies. The KDYLphotos are from 2010.

KDYL Radio 1060 Salt Lake City 2606 S 600 W studios - 2010.
KDYL Radio 1060 Salt Lake City vehicle - 2010.
KDYL Radio 1060 Salt Lake City vehicle - 2010.

KEYY: KEYY Radio 1450 Provo studios and tower are located at 307 South 1600 West. The first photo is how the station looked in 1973. The other photos are from 2014.

KEYY Radio 1450 Promo 307 South 1600 West studios - 1973.
KEYY Radio 1450 Promo 307 South 1600 West studios - 2014.
KEYY Radio 1450 Promo 307 South 1600 West studios - 2014.
KEYY Radio 1450 Promo 307 South 1600 West studios - 2014.
KEYY Radio 1450 Promo 307 South 1600 West tower - 2014.

KFNZ: Studios for KFNZ and the other Salt Lake City Citadel stations are located at 434 Bearcat Drive as seen in these photos from 2007. This building houses the studios for KUBL FM 93.3 "K-Bull 93", KBEE FM 98.7 "B98.7", KBER FM 101.1 "Utah's Rock Station", KENZ FM 101.9 "The End", KKAT FM 107.5 "Country Legends", KKAT Radio 860, KJQS Radio 1230 "KJQ The Sports Animal", and KFNZ Radio 1320 "The Fan." The transmitter site and towers for KFNZ 1320 are located between W 5800 S and I-215 as seen in this photo from 2010.

KFNZ Radio 1320 Salt Lake City 434 Bearcat Drive studios - 2007.
KFNZ Radio 1320 Salt Lake City 434 Bearcat Drive studios - 2007.
KFNZ Radio 1320 Salt Lake City towers - 2010.

KHQN: 1480 Spanish Fork came on the air in 1960 as KONI and changing to KHQN in 1983. Previously they were a rock music station, but since 1999 KHQN has been known as "Radio Unica." Their tower is on South State Road 198 as seen in this photo from 2014.

KHQN Radio 1480 Spanish Fork tower on South State Road 198 - 2014.

KIXX: The KIXX Radio 1400 Provo North 2800 West studio and tower photo is from 1973. KIXX changed to KFTN, then to KXYC, and in 1987 to KSRR (see below) using the slogan "K-Star."

KIXX Radio 1400 Provo North 2800 West studio and tower - 1973.

KJMY: The KJMY FM Radio "MY 99.5" van photo is from 2007. KJMY-FM Bountiful came on the air in 1988.

KJMY FM 99.5 Bountiful van - 2907.

KJQS: 1230 Murray started out as KMUR but changed to KMOR then to KLAF, KPRQ, KWUN, and now they are KJQS. This KJQS tower is located at W 4800 S and South Murray Bloulevard. This photo is from 2010.

KJQS Radio 1230 Murray W 4800 S and South Murray Boulevard tower location - 2010.

KLUB: KLUB Radio 570 came on the air in 1938 as KUTA. The call letters were changed to KLUB, then to KISN, and they are now KNRS. This 1981 photo is of how the station (behind the U-Haul Dealer) looked then. Only one of the 3 towers on W 2300 N Street is shown.

KLUB Radio 570 Salt Lake City W 2300 N Street location - 1981.

KMOR: In 1973 the KMOR Radio 1230 Murray studios, transmitter and tower were located off Murray Boulevard and what is now Galleria Drive near 4900 South. The building and tower were removed when the 49th Street Galleria indoor amusement center was built. The station started out as KMUR but changed to KMOR then to KLAF, KPRQ, KWUN, and now they are KJQS (see above).

KMOR Radio 1230 Murray studios - 1973.
KMOR Radio 1230 Murray building and tower - 1973.

KNRS: 570 Salt Lake City had been KLUB (see above) and now they are KNRS and part of Clear Channel Communications. This is the Clear Channel complex at 2801 South Decker Lake Drive as seen in 2007. The building is the home to KNRS 570 as well as KODJ-FM 94.1, KZHT-FM 97.1, KJMY-FM 99.5, KTMY-FM 105.7, and KOSY-FM 106.5.

KNRS Radio 570 Salt Lake City 2001 South Decker Lake Drive studios - 2007.
KNRS Radio 570 Salt Lake City 2001 South Decker Lake Drive studios - 2007.

KOGN: 1490 Ogden started out in 1947 as KVOG - Voice Of Ogden. In 1978 the call letters were changed to KJQN and then in 1993 to KJOE. In 1994 they were changed to KYFO and then in 2005 to KOGN. Studios, transmitter, and tower are located at 1506 Gibson Avenue as seen in these photos from 2010.

KOGN Radio 1490 Ogden 1506 Gibson Avenue studios - 2010.
KOGN Radio 1490 Ogden 1506 Gibson Avenue tower - 2010.

KOVO: KOVO Radio 960 and KFMC (FM) Provo studios, transmitter, and towers were located at West 1560 South and South 680 West in 1973 as seen in the first two photos. On a return visit in 2014 John found the building is still there, but it looks like it is just used for the transmitter now. The other 2014 photo gives a better view of their towers. If you were wondering about that odd shaped remote studio pod, it is still around. A few years after the photo was taken the pod was auctioned off and an inventive father purchased it to make a playhouse for his kids. It is in a backyard in Lehi, Utah! In 1972 the pod was placed on top the P. E. Aston smokestack as a promotion. DJ Richard W. Mathis lived in the pod for 90 days.

KOVO Radio 960 Provo West 1560 South and South 680 West studios - 1973.
KOVO Radio 960 Provo West 1560 South and South 680 West studios - 1973.
KOVO Radio 960 Provo West 1560 South and South 680 West transmitter building - 2014.
KOVO Radio 960 Provo West 1560 South and South 680 West towers - 2014.

KOVO Radio remote pod in 2015

The KOVO remote pod in a backyard in Lehi, Utah - 2015

KPNZ TV: The KPNZ TV ID is from 2009. KPNZ started out in 1998 as KAZG and changed to KPNZ in 2000. In 2001 the station moved their location from Ogden to Salt Lake City. They had been a UPN affiliate until 2006, now known as Estrella TV.

KPNZ TV Channel 24 Salt Lake City on air ID - 2009.

KRGO: KRGO Radio 1550 West Valley City was located almost to Magna on West 2100 South in 1978. Licensed to West Valley City, serving Salt Lake City, 1550 came on the air in the late 1970's as KRGO "Cargo Country" but changed to KRGQ in 1986. Later to KZQQ in 1988, then to KRPN which identified themselves as "W KRP N Salt Lake City" (N substituting for "in"), and now KMRI.

KRGO Radio 1550 West Valley City West 2100 South location - 1978.

KRSP: The KRSP Radio 1060 1130 West 5200 South studio and tower photos are from 1973. This location is now filled with houses. 1060 has seen numerous call letter changes over the years since coming on the air in 1966 as KRSP. They changed to KKDS offering childrens programming for a few years. Now they use the historic KDYL call letters which seem to have been on just about every frequency in Salt Lake City.

KRSP Radio 1060 Salt Lake City 1130 West 5200 South studios - 1973.
KRSP Radio 1060 Salt Lake City 1130 West 5200 South tower - 1973.

KSL: KSL Radio 1160 Salt Lake City is the oldest radio station in Utah. Originally KZN in 1922. In 1924 the calls were changed to KFPT and to KSL a year later. Their transmitter and tower site is north of I-80 not far from the Great Salt Lake as seen in the photos from 2007. Their broadcast studios are located at 55 North 300 West along with KSL-TV (see below). The sign is outside their main studios.

KSL Radio 1160 Salt Lake City tower sight north of I-80 - 2007.
KSL Radio 1160 Salt Lake City tower sign - 2007.
KSL Radio 1160 Salt Lake City tower sign - 2007.

KSL TV: KSL-TV Channel 5 came on the air in 1949 broadcasting from the radio stations studio facility at 145 Social Hall Avenue until 1984. I had the pleasure of a complete tour of the facility in 1970. The Social Hall Avenue photo is from 1970. The black and white ID is from 1969 and shows an older KSL TV logo and the color ID is from 1970 showing their new logo for the era. In 1970 that new logo was easily noticed on the production truck located outide of Temple Square. KSL TV was broadcasting the Mormon Tabernacle Chior. KSL built a new modern facility at 5 Triad Center in 1984 as seen in the photo from 2002. The entrance photo is from 2007.

KSL Radio 1160 and TV Channel 5 Salt Lake City 145 Social Hall Avenue studios - 1970.
KSL TV Channel 5 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1969.
KSL TV Channel 5 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1970.
KSL TV Channel 5 Salt Lake City production truck - 1970.
KSL 5 Triad Center building - 2002.
KSL 5 Triad Center building entrance - 2007.
KSL 5 Triad Center building entrance - 2007.

KSL TV Channel 5 Salt Lake City, Utah KSL 5.1 Salt Lake City

KSL TV Channel 5 Salt Lake City, Utah KSL 5.1 Salt Lake City

KSOP: KSOP Radio 1370 Salt Lake City came on the air in 1955 locally owned by Henry Hilton. The station is still owned by the Hilton family. SOP stands for Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo. The first KSOP photo is of how their 1285 West 2320 South West Valley City station looked in 1981. The next photos are from 2007. A view of the building 26 years later, inside the office area, and the main control room. The vehicle photos are from 2007, one for KSOP-FM.

KSOP Radio 1370 Salt Lake City 1285 West 2320 South building and towers - 1981.
KSOP Radio 1370 Salt Lake City 1285 West 2320 South building and towers - 2007.
KSOP Radio 1370 Salt Lake City 1285 West 2320 South entrance area - 2007.
KSOP Radio 1370 Salt Lake City 1285 West 2320 South control room - 2007.
KSOP Radio 1370 Salt Lake City vehicle - 2007.
KSOP FM 104.3 Salt Lake City vehicle - 2007.

KSRR: 1400 Provo started out in 1947 as KCSU. In the late 1950's they changed to KIXX (see above) and in 1976 to KFTN. Then in 1981 to KXYC which lasted until 1987 when the calls were changed to KSRR. Studios are located at 1454 West Business Park Drive in Orem as seen in the photos from 2014. The transmitter and tower are located on N 2150 W Street.

KSRR Radio 1400 Provo 1454 West Business Park Drive studios - 2014.
KSRR Radio 1400 Provo 1454 West Business Park Drive studios - 2014.
KSRR Radio 1400 Provo N 2150 W Street tower - 2014.

KSTU TV: Not to be confused with Fox13 KSTU-TV, this KSTU-TV Salt Lake City station was on Channel 20. The 1981 photo shows the sign in front of the station's studios at 5020 Amelia Earhart Drive. Channel 20 came on the air in 1978. Channel 13 didn't come on the air until 1987 using the KTMW call letters which were later changed to KSTU-TV. KSTU TV Channel 13 is a Fox affiliate. The screen shots of KSTU TV Channel 13 are from 2010.

KSTU TV Channel 20 Salt Lake City 5020 Amelia Earhart Drive studios - 1981.
KSTU TV Channel 13 Salt Lake City on air screen shot - 2010.
KSTU TV Channel 13 Salt Lake City on air screen shot - 2010.

KSUB: The KSUB Radio 590 Cedar City station and tower photo is from 1973 This location is on West Iron Springs Road. The tower is still there, but the studios are now at 5 North Main Street.

KSUB Radio 590 Cedar City West Iron Springs Road studio, transmitter, and tower - 1973.
KSVC: The KSVC Radio 980 Richfield studio and tower photo is from 1973. They are still located at 390 South Annabella Road.

KSVC Radio 980 Richfield 390 South Annabella Road studio, transmitter, and tower - 1973.

KSVN: KSVN Radio 730 Ogden came on the air in 1947. During the 1960's, known as "Kay-Seven" they were playing top 40 rock. In 1989 they switched to a Spanish format. Studios are located south west of Ogden along W 4000 S as seen in these photos from 2010. The tower for KSVN Radio 730 Ogden is located behind the studios along 4300 W Street.

KSVN Radio 730 Ogden W 4000 S studios - 2010.
KSVN Radio 730 Ogden W 4000 S back of studios - 2010.

KSVN Radio 730 Ogden 4300 W Street tower - 2010.

KSVN TV: KSVN TV Channel 39 is licensed to Bountiful. Their station van was spotted at KSVN Radio in 2010.

KSVN TV Channel 39 Bountiful van - 2010.

KTVX: The first KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City photo is of their 1760 Fremont Drive studios in 1978. Channel 4 came on the air in 1946 as W6XIS. Then in 1948 doing regular broadcasts as KDYL-TV. In 1953 the call letters were changed to KTVT and in 1959 to KCPX-TV (see above) when the station was purchased by Columbia Pictures (CPX). The final call letter change to KTVX was made in 1975. The on air station ID using the "open 4 ribbon" logo is from 1976. The next two photos are of their current location at 2175 West 1700 South. This is also the location for KUCW-TV Channel 30, CW30. The studio photos are from 2007. The on air screen grabs are from 2009 and 2010 for the HD grabs.

KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City 1760 Fremont Drive studios - 1978.
KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1976.
KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City 2175 West 1700 South studios - 2007.
KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City 2175 West 1700 South studios - 2007.
KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City van with logo - 2007.
KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City on air screen grab - 2009.

KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City, Utah KTVX 4.1 Salt Lake City

KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City, Utah KTVX 4.1 Salt Lake City

KTVX Channel 4 Salt Lake City, Utah KTVX 4.1 Salt Lake City

KUED TV: The KUED-TV Channel 7 on air test pattern is from 1970. The HD ID is from 2009. KUED-TV is the PBS affiliate for Salt Lake City.

KUED TV Channel 7 Salt Lake City on air test pattern - 1970.

KUED TV Channel 7 Salt Lake City, Utah KUED 7.1 Salt Lake City

KUSW: While not a broadcast station, shortwave station KUSW was located in Salt Lake City in the late 1980's until their final broadcast on December 16, 1990. The photo of the building and antenna system is from 1988. The KUSW call letters are now on an FM station in Flora Vista, New Mexico. KUSW issued this QSL card to SWLers who sent in reports.

KUSW Salt Lake City Shortwave Broadcast station - 1988.
KUSW Salt Lake City verification of reception card.

KUTV: KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City came on the air in 1954 as an ABC affiliate. In 1960 they switched affiliation with Channel 4 KCPX-TV and became NBC. In 1995 they became a CBS affiliate when Westinghouse Broadcasting purchased the station. Later Westinghouse became part of CBS. NBC had wanted to return to channel 4, but ended up on KSL TV Channel 5. KUTV moved operations a number of times. They were located downtown at 179 Social Hall Avenue next door to KSL and across the street from KCPX. The photos from 1970 show that location. Note the NBC snake logo on the building. In 1978 there were plans for KUTV to build new studios on 3600 West. The photo of the 2185 S 3600 W location is from 1981. In 2005 KUTV moved back downtown to 299 South Main Street in the Wells Fargo building as seen in the photos from 2006 and 2007. KUTV has changed logos quite often as reflected in the photos. I have included various on air screen grabs starting with the test pattern from 1961. The HD screen grabs are from 2010.

KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City 179 Social Hall Avenue studios - 1970.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City 179 Social Hall Avenue studios - 1970.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City future location on 3600 W - 1978.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City 2185 S 3600 W studios - 1981.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City 299 South Main downtown studios - 2006.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City 299 South Main downtown studios - 2007.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City on air test pattern - 1961.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City on air ID promoting 'The Dectives' starring Robert Taylor - 1961.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1963.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1970.
KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City on air ID - 1971.

KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City, Utah KUTV 2.1 Salt Lake City

KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City, Utah KUTV 2.1 Salt Lake City

KUTV Channel 2 Salt Lake City, Utah KUTV 2.1 Salt Lake City

KXIV TV: The KXIV TV Channel 14 (XIV = 14) 5181 Amelia Earhart Drive station photo is from 1981 when it was owned by Skaggs Telecommunications Service, Inc. Channel 14 came on the air in 1979. The history of this station up to the KJZZ-TV era is very sketchy. In 1993 Larry H. Miller purchased the station and changed the call letters to KJZZ-TV to reflect his Utah Jazz NBA team.

KXIV TV Channel 14 and STS facility at 5181 Amelia Earhart Drive - 1983.

KXRV: The KXRV FM 105.7 Centerville truck photo is from 2007.

KXRV FM 105.7 Centerville truck - 2007.

KYLZ: KYLZ FM 104.7 "The Point" is licensed to Lyman, Wyoming, but serves Salt Lake City. The photo of the ad on the back of the bus is from 2010. 104.7 has had many calls, they were KYLZ from 2006 to 2011 only. Now they are KNIV.

KYLZ FM 104.7 Lyman, Wyoming ad on bus in Salt Lake City - 2010.

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