KNUZ-TV, UHF analog channel 39, was a DuMont-affiliated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States. It signed on the air on October 23, 1953, as Houston's fourth television station and first UHF station. KNUZ-TV's studios were located at 4343 Cullen Boulevard in the Texas Television Center on the University of Houston campus. The station went dark on June 25, 1954; its studio facility and equipment were acquired by upstart ABC affiliate (now owned-and-operated station) KTRK-TV (channel 13) in order to expedite its debut. KTRK began broadcasting with the acquired assets a few months later, on November 20, 1954.
|First air date||October 23, 1953|
|Last air date||June 25, 1954|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog: 39 (UHF)|
The studios were used by KTRK-TV until they moved to their current studio on Bissonnet Street in 1961. Then the studios were occupied by KUHT in 1964 and remained there for 35 years. Eventually, they departed across campus to the current LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting facility in 2000.