Media in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque is the primary media hub of the US state of New Mexico, which includes Santa Fe and Las Cruces.[1][2] The vistas and adobe architecture of New Mexico are a major backdrop of Western fiction and the Western genre.[3][4] The media of Albuquerque and New Mexico has international influence, including important production studios, newspapers, magazines, radio and television studios.[5][6]

Albuquerque Studios, a production hub owned by Netflix

Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and broader New Mexico work with the largest media markets in the world, from national New York and Los Angeles,[5] to international India and Japan.[7][8][9][10][11] Which often leverage New Mexico's location as a central hub for North America, New Mexico has a large English and Spanish speaking population which are two of the major languages in the Americas.[6] Some of the city's media conglomerates include Netflix's Albuquerque Studios,[12] NBCUniversal,[13] The Walt Disney Company,[14] and Warner Bros. Discovery.[15][16] Leveraging the talent of theatrical troupes and creative studios; Blackout Theatre,[17][18] Cliffdweller Studios,[19][20] and Heaven Sent Gaming.[21][22]

Albuquerque is home to the largest daily newspaper with the largest circulation in New Mexico: Albuquerque Journal, which is considered the "newspaper of record" for New Mexico alongside The Santa Fe New Mexican. Major magazines and other news publications in the city include Albuquerque the Magazine,[23] Albuquerque Business First,[24] and University of New Mexico has their Daily lobo publication.[25] Su Casa Magazine and Outside have a national reach, and New Mexico Magazine is widely circulated in the city.[26]

Major American broadcast networks, ABC, CBS/Fox, NBC, Telemundo, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Univision, all have channels and studios in the city. Public Broadcasting has a NM PBS presence through sister stations KNME-TV and KNMD-TV. The public radio station KANW plays some NPR programming, but is mainly known for playing the New Mexico music genre.[27] Native American and Hispanic outlets are well-represented in the region due to the demographics of the city,[28] programs like National Native News and Spanish-language programming are regular in the region. Albuquerque's Christian media is accepted with its media culture, with New Mexican churches and Christians having established radio programs, sermon broadcasts, and other creative outlets.[29][30][31]

The following is a list of media operations within the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area, and some media in broader Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas and neighboring El Paso–Las Cruces, Texas–New Mexico combined statistical area, which also target Albuquerque.

StudiosEdit

PublicationsEdit

NewspapersEdit

MagazinesEdit

  • ABQ Arts & Entertainment: a free monthly magazine covering art, theater, music, dance and film.[53]
  • Albuquerque the Magazine: a monthly magazine chronicling life in Albuquerque.[54]
  • Around 505: celebrates the unique lifestyle in the metropolitan Southwest; covers upcoming performances from ballet to retro rock, home improvement tips, and a product showcase; free on the stands.[55]
  • Local Flavor: a free, monthly magazine covering food and wine in northern New Mexico.[56]
  • New Mexico Kids!: a free family magazine packed with information for parents, grandparents, educators and young people; includes a comprehensive calendar of events, directories of schools, camps and afterschool activities, regular columns, and feature stories; distributed to more than 300 locations in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos; six issues are published each year.[57]
  • New Mexico MarketPlace: New Mexico's oldest and largest monthly shopper publication; distributed free of charge by direct mail to 175,000 recipient single-family households throughout the Albuquerque metro area.[58]
  • Su Casa Magazine: New Mexico's most trusted Home Building & Remodeling publication is distributed to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Las Cruces, El Paso and surrounding areas. This 26-year-old publication features editorial about local builders, remodelers, interior design and decor, landscaping, food and travel.[59]

TelevisionEdit

Full-powered stations

Callsign Display Ch. Digital Ch. Programming Owner & Additional Notes
KASA 02 27 2.1 Telemundo Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal); licensed to Santa Fe
KOB 04 26 4.1 NBC, 4.2 H&I, 4.3 TrueReal, 4.4 Decades, 4.5 Defy TV, 4.6 Newsy, 4.7 This TV Hubbard Broadcasting
KNME 05 35 5.1 PBS, 5.2 PBS Kids, 5.3 FNX, 5.4 World, 5.5 Create UNM/APS
KOAT 07 07 7.1 ABC, 7.2 Estrella TV, 7.3 True Crime Network, 7.4 QVC, 7.5 Story Hearst-Argyle
KRQE 13 13 13.1 CBS, 13.2 Fox, 13.3 Bounce TV Nexstar Media Group
KLUZ 14 22 14.1 Univision, 14.2 Quest, 14.3 HSN, 14.4 Court TV, 14.5 Dabl, 14.6 Twist Entravision
KWBQ 19 29 19.1 The CW, 19.2 Grit, 19.3 Laff, 19.4 Ion, 19.5 Rewind TV Mission Broadcasting
(operated by Nexstar Media Group); licensed to Santa Fe
KASA 29 27 29.1 Cozi TV Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)
KASA 33 27 33.1 TBD Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)
KTFQ 41 16 41.1 UniMás, 41.2 LATV, 41.3 HSN, 41.4 Charge!, 41.5 TheGrio Entravision
KTEL 47 27 47.1 MeTV, 47.2 Start TV Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)
KASY 50 36 50.1 MNTV, 50.2 Court TV Mystery, 50.3 GetTV, 50.4 Court TV, 50.5 Antenna TV Mission Broadcasting
(operated by Nexstar Media Group)

ATSC 3.0

Callsign Display Ch. Digital Ch. Programming Owner & Additional Notes
KNMD 05 08 5.1 PBS, 5.2 PBS Kids, 5.3 FNX, 5.4 World, 5.5 Create UNM; licensed to Santa Fe

Religious stations

Callsign Display Ch. Digital Ch. Programming Owner
KCHF 11 10 11.1 Various Christian Programs, 11.2 QVC, 11.3 QVC2. 11.4 Buzzr, 11.5 N2, 11.6 America's Voice News Son Broadcasting; licensed to Santa Fe
KNAT 23 24 23.1 TBN, 23.2 Hillsong Channel, 23.3 Smile, 23.4 TBN Enlace, 23.5 Positiv Trinity Broadcasting
KAZQ 32 17 32.1 Religious Independent, 32.2 bvovn, 32.3 SBN, 32.5 Daystar Alpha-Omega Broadcasting

Low-powered stations

Callsign Display Ch. Digital Ch. Programming Owner
KUPT-LD 2/16 32 2.2 TeleXitos, 16.1 Movies!, 16.2 TBD, 16.3 Cozi TV Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)
KNMQ-LD 20 20 20.1 Infomercials, 20.2 WeatherNation TV, 20.4 Biz TV, 20.5 NM Sports Network, 20.6 Ace TV, 20.7 Classic Reruns TV RJ Enterprises
KYNM-CD 21 21 21.1 Southwest Channel, 21.2 Jewelry TV, 21.3 NTD, 21.4 Heartland, 21.5 KCHF HD, 21.6 KDAZ audio, 21.7 The Family Channel Belmax Broadcasting
KQDF-LD 25 25 25.1 Azteca America, 25.2 ShopHQ, 25.3 Majestad TV, 25.4 beIN Sports (Spanish), 25.5 Shop LC HC2 Holdings
KTVS-LD 36 23 36.1 KAZQ relay, 36.2 Almavision Alpha-Omega Broadcasting
KRTN-LD 39 18 2.2 TeleXitos, 39.1 MeTV, 39.6 TBD Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)
KWPL-LD 45 30 45.1 infomercials, 45.2 Timeless TV, 45.3 Novelisima , 45.4 beIN Sports (English), 45.5 infomercials, 45.6 MMN (classic movies) HC2 Holdings
KTEL-CD 47 15 47.1 Telemundo, 47.2 MeTV, 47.3 TBD, 47.4 Movies! Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)

Broadcast radioEdit

A number of radio stations are broadcast from and/or are licensed to Albuquerque, including the following:[60][61]

AM stationsEdit

FM stationsEdit

Asterisk (*) indicates a non-commercial (public radio/campus/educational) broadcast.

TranslatorsEdit

  • 92.9 K225CH Rio Rancho (Oldies, KDSK)
  • 93.7 K229CL Albuquerque (Regional Mexican, KDLW)
  • 94.5 K233CG Sandia (Active rock, KTBL)
  • 95.9 K240BL Albuquerque (Sports talk, KNML)
  • 96.9 K245CD Albuquerque (Conservative talk, KDAZ)
  • 98.1 K251AU Albuquerque (Classic country, KBQI HD2)
  • 98.9 K255AU Corrales (Catholic radio, KQNM)
  • 100.9 K265CA Albuquerque (Urban Contemporary, KZRR HD2)
  • 102.1 K271CP Albuquerque (Classic hits, KNMM)
  • 102.9 K275AO Albuquerque (Hispanic rhythmic, KJFA)
  • 103.7 K279BP Albuquerque (Smooth jazz, KOAZ)
  • 104.3 K282CD Los Lunas (LifeTalk Radio, KSVA)
  • 107.5 K298BY Albuquerque (News and talk, KANW HD2)*

Defunct publicationsEdit

  • Albuquerque Tribune: (1922-2008) An afternoon general newspaper, and former competitor to the Albuquerque Journal.[62]
  • Bosque Beast: (2012-2016) Covered animals and pet owners; published six times a year; free to every residence and business in Corrales; delivered free to pickup locations around Albuquerque and Sandoval County.[63]
  • Local iQ: (2006-2014) Albuquerque lifestyle magazine; contains hyper-local information including arts and entertainment, food, wine, music, film, books, theater, travel, comedy, retail and art, among many other topics; printed bi-weekly; free on the stands.[64]
  • Weekly Alibi: (1992-2020) an alternative weekly newspaper published in Albuquerque, featuring news, film, music, art, food, entertainment, blogs, personals and event calendars.[65]

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