KUTV originally signed on the air on September 10, 1954, as an ABC affiliate on VHF channel 2.
Used after the switch from ABC to NBC.
The station was acquired by NBC in 1994 after they bought the majority control (88%) of KUTV from VS&A Communications Partners, but their ownership didn't last long.
On July 12, 1994, when CBS and the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company agreed to a long-term affiliation deal that would result in three of its stations switch to the network; they initially intended on selling WCAU in Philadelphia, but later discovered they would have to pay taxes on the profit of the transaction. To solve this problem, in November 1994, NBC decided to swap ownership of KCNC-TV in Denver and channel 2 (which NBC had acquired the month before), along with the VHF channel 4 allocation and transmitter in Miami, to CBS in exchange for WCAU and the VHF channel 6 allocation and transmitter in Miami, which for legal purposes made the deal an even trade. While the network affiliations were swapped between those two stations on September 10, 1995, Saturday Night Live remained on KUTV until January 1996 as KSL-TV refused to air it.
1Owned by Tennessee Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair under an outsourcing agreement. 2Nominally owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. However, trusts belonging to members of Sinclair's founding Smith family control almost all of Cunningham's stock. 3Operated by Nexstar Media Group under an LMA. 4Owned by Second Generation of Iowa, Ltd. and operated by Sinclair under a LMA. 5Owned by Manhan Media and managed by Sinclair. 6Owned by Howard Stirk Holdings, operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 7Owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company and operated by Sinclair. 8Owned by Deerfield Media and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 9Owned by Roberts Media, but operated by Sinclair. 10Owned by Mitts Telecasting and operated by Sinclair. 11Owned by GOCOM Media and operated by Sinclair. 12Owned by Waitt Broadcasting, but operated by Sinclair under an SSA. 13Owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation and operated by Sinclair through a JSA and SSA. 14Owned by New Age Media and operated by Sinclair under an MSA. 15Owned by MPS Media, but operated by New Age Media under an LMA. 16Co-owned with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 17Owned by Diamond Sports Group, a joint venture of Sinclair and Entertainment Studios. 18Co-owned with Yankee Global Enterprises, The Blackstone Group, Amazon, RedBird Capital and Mubadala Investment Company. 19Co-owned with Chicago Cubs. 20Owned by Sinclair and operated by Jukin Media. 21Owned by Palm Television, L.P. and operated by Cunningham Broadcasting under an LMA. 22Sale of these stations to Lotus Communications pending FCC approval.