KUCW launched on Oct 7, 1985 licensed to Ogden and active in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nexstar Media Group is the owner of the service which shares duopoly with ABC-licensed KTVX. The two sisters share space on West 1700 South in Salt Lake City with transmitter facilities fixed atop Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains, southwest of Salt Lake City. A large number of the translators expand the signal of the service to Utah as well as area of Wyoming and Nevada.
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Federal Communications Commission on May 24, 1983 granted Ogden Television Inc. the permission to build a full-power station on UHF Ch 30 that would serve Ogden and Salt Lake City markets; the calls supplied to the channel in Sep 1985 were KOOG. It went on air on Oct 7, 1985 and was licensed on Jan 6, 1986. KOOG-TV offered general interest and entertainment programming including dramas, sitcoms, movies and cartoons. The channel got affiliated with HSN in 1986 and would produce the shopping network content during the overnight overs. By 1988, it would carry increase the HSN programming to 18 hours with remaining six dedicated to entertainment.
The parent: Ogden Television Inc. went into ownership in 1993 and KOOG was acquired by Miracle Rock Church in a deal that concluded in March 1994. It at that time was producing 8 hours of general entertainment programs and 1 hour of religious content. The channel became a charter affiliate of The WB on Jan 11, 1995. Paxson Communications acquired the channel in June 1997 and it dropped Home Shopping Network programs under the new owner which dubbed it with its own infomercial network inTV. The calls were changed to KUPX in Feb 1998. It once again changed the calls and was renamed as KUCW in Feb 2006. Newport announced to release the station to High Plains Broadcasting in May 2008; the deal consummated on Sep 15, 2008. Newport got the control of the station through joint sales and SSA. KUCW and KTVX were sold to Nexstar Broadcasting Group on Dec 3, 2012.
The presently broadcasted syndicated programs of the channel include The King of Queens, Jerry Springer, Mary, Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. The current notable on-air staff of the channel include Brian Carlson and Don Hudson. You can watch News, weather and sports updates online with contests and community programming, podcasts and more. Follow the station on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Here is the website: https://www.abc4.com/cw30/