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Las Cruces, New Mexico
United States
Branding KRWG (general)
News22 (newscasts)
Slogan Where News Matters (newscast)
Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
Subchannels 22.1 PBS
22.2 MHz Worldview
22.3 PBS Kids
Translators K02KP 2 Lordsburg
K28GJ-D 28 Hatch
K13UL-D 13 Hillsboro
K18IL-D 18 Caballo
K18LP-D 18 Caballo
K28LK-D 28 Silver City
K40GH-D 40 Truth or Consequences
K42EY-D 42 Alamogordo
K46GU 46 Deming
K49GV-D 49 Deming
Affiliations PBS
Owner New Mexico State University
(Regents of New Mexico State University)
First air date June 29, 1973; 45 years ago (1973-06-29)
Call letters' meaning Ralph Willis Goddard
Sister station(s) Radio: KRWG (FM)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
22 (UHF, 1973–2009)
Transmitter power 200 kW
Height 205 m (673 ft)
Facility ID 55516
Transmitter coordinates 32°17′33.4″N 106°41′50.9″W / 32.292611°N 106.697472°W / 32.292611; -106.697472
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KRWG-TV, virtual channel 22 (UHF digital channel 23), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. The station is owned by the Regents of New Mexico State University. KRWG-TV's studios are located at Milton Hall on McFie Circle in Las Cruces, and its transmitter is located atop Tortugas Mountain in central Dona Ana County (east of the Las Cruces city limits). On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channel 4 (El Paso-based CBS affiliate KDBC-TV, which broadcasts on virtual channel 4, is instead carried on channel 3) and in high definition on digital channel 886.

The station's signal is relayed on low-power analog translator stations across southwestern New Mexico.


The station first signed on the air on June 29, 1973; its call letters were named after Ralph Willis Goddard, an educator and pioneer broadcaster in Las Cruces, who was employed as an instructor at the college; Goddard founded Albuquerque AM radio station KOB (now KKOB). The KRWG call letters were first used by the sister radio station at 90.7 FM that signed on in 1964.

KRWG was the only public television station to serve the El Paso–Las Cruces media market until 1978, when KCOS-TV signed on as the PBS member station for El Paso. Prior to that date, viewers in the eastern portion of the market (which corresponds to the city of El Paso) would have to view most PBS programming on cable by way of out-of-market member station KNME or KRWG. Some PBS programs, including Sesame Street, were carried in El Paso by KTSM-TV (channel 9).

The station produces a weeknight newscast, currently titled News22, which is one of the few student-produced broadcasts among the journalism schools in the United States.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
22.1 1080i 16:9 KRWG-HD Main KRWG-TV programming / PBS
22.2 480i 4:3 KRWG-SD MHz Worldview
22.3 KRWG-KD PBS Kids

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KRWG-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 22, on June 10, 2009 (two days before most full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate on June 12). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 23.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 22.

News/station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

  • News View 22 (1970s)
  • News22 (1990s–present)


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