KQUP is a Daystar affiliate licensed to Pullman, Washington, serving the Spokane, Washington area. KQUP is owned by Daystar. As its full-powered signal doesn't reach the Spokane metro, it uses a low-powered satellite, KQUP-LD, licensed to Spokane, to fill in the areas.
The station signed on the air in 2003 to fill the UPN void left open by KSKN, who dropped the network in 2002 for The WB Television Network. The station dropped UPN for the Retro Television Network on January 1, 2006.
On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between KQUP's original owner, Equity Media Holdings Corporation, and RTN interrupted the programming on many RTN affiliates. As a result, Luken Communications, LLC (who had purchased RTN in June 2008), restored a national RTN feed from its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with individual customized feeds to non-Equity-owned affiliates to follow on a piecemeal basis. As a result, KQUP lost its RTN affiliation immediately; the network never found a new home in the market.
At auction on 16 April 2009, Daystar bought KQUP. KQUP-LP began airing Daystar programming that August but the full-power KQUP digital signal did not sign on until January 2010.
|TV stations in Washington|
|Seattle area||Spokane area||Yakima/Tri-Cities area||Portland/Vancouver area|
|KVOS, Bellingham||KQUP/KDYS-LD/KQUP-LD, Pullman/Spokane||KUNW-CD/KVVK-CA/KORK-CA, Yakima/Kennewick/Walla Walla||KOXI-CD, Camas|
|KONG, Everett||KHBA-LD, Spokane||K21JQ-D, Walla Walla||KEVE-LD, Vancouver|
|KTBW, Tacoma||K33EJ-D, Walla Walla|
|TV stations in the Inland Northwest, including Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho|
|KREM 2 (CBS) |
KLEW 3 (CBS)
KXLY/KXMN-LD 4 (ABC)
KHQ 6 (NBC)
KSPS 7 (PBS)
KWSU 10 (PBS)
KUID 12 (PBS)
KSKN 22 (CW)
KQUP 24 (Daystar)
KCDT 26 (PBS)
KIDQ-LP 27 (JUCE TV/Youtoo)
KAYU 28 (Fox)
KDYS-LD 32 (Daystar)
KGPX 34 (Ion)
KHBA-LD 39 (Hope)
K29NM-D 43 (HSN2)
KQUP-LD 47 (Daystar)