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New Mexico Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


The photos in the New Mexico section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John In Arizona and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

Sandia Peak: This photo of the Sandia Peak antenna farm east of Albuquerque is from 2009.
Albuquerque Sandia Peak antenna farm - 2009.

KABQ: KABQ: Clear Channel stations in Albuquerque are located in this building at 5411 Jefferson Street NE as seen in these photos from 2009. Their stations include KABQ 1350 AM, "Progressive Talk" and FM stations KZRR "94 Rock" 94.1; KSYU "The All New 95.1" 95.1; KPEK "The Peak" 100.3; KABQ "Classic Country" 104.1; KTEG "The Edge" 104.7; and KBQI "Big 107.9" 107.9. The van photos are also from 2009. Pictured are vans for KSYU, KTEG, KBQI, and finally KPEK.
Albuquerque's Clear Channel stations - 2009.
Albuquerque's Clear Channel stations - 2009.
Albuquerque's Clear Channel vehicles - 2009.
Albuquerque's Clear Channel vehicles - 2009.

KALY: 1240 Los Ranchos de Albuquerque came on the air in 1981 as KLTN. In 1988 they changed to KALY. Serving the Albuquerque marfket, for many years their studios were located at 2505 6th Street NW. In 2009 that building was for sale. The station moved to the Comanche Business Park a few years ago. They are located in Unit C6 at 2420 Comanche Road NE in Albuquerque. John took photos of the station in 2009 while on a tour of the station conducted by Promotion Manager Nikki Courtney. Nikki had been in broadcasting for a number of years including being a DJ at KFMK Houston and WMAK Nashville.
KALY Radio 1240 former 2505 6th Street NW location - 2009.
KALY Radio 1240 2420 Comanche Road NE studios - 2009.
John at KALY's main studio audio board - 2009.
KALY Radio Production Manager office - 2009.
KALY Radio Production Manager Nikki Courtney - 2009.
KALY Radio 1240 van - 2009.

KANW: KANW FM 89.1 Albuquerque started in 1951. It is the oldest FM radio station in New Mexico. KANW is operated by the Albuquerque Public Schools and broadcasts educational programs and music from New Mexico Spanish artists. The photos are of a remote broadcast setup at the New Mexico State Fair in 2009.
KANW FM Radio Albuquerque, New Mexico.
KANW FM Radio Albuquerque, New Mexico.

KASA TV: KASA TV is licensed to Santa Fe, however the studios are located in Albuquerque in the KRQE building (see below). The station started out as KGSW channel 14 in 1981 and moved to channel 2 in 1983 with the call letters KSAF. In 1985 they became KNMZ-TV. In 1989 they changed to KKTO-TV and in 1993 to KASA-TV. During this station's history they have been dark a few times. The two on air screen shots are from 2009.
KASA TV Channel 2 on air screen grab - 2009.
KASA TV Channel 2 on air screen grab - 2009.

KCQL: KCQL Radio 1340 licensed to Aztec, New Mexico has studios in Farmington as part of the Clear Channel Communications operation located there. The transmitter and tower in Aztec are located on Llano Street at the end of Navajo Avenue near Hartman Park as seen in this photo from 2009.
KCQL 1340 Aztec tower - 2009.

KDAZ: KDAZ Radio 730 in Albuquerque came on the air in 1971. Known as Z-73, they are a Christian station. The transmitter and tower are located east of Coors Boulevard SW and south of Gun Club Road SW in southwest Albuquerque as seen in this 2009 photo.
KDAZ Radio 730 Albuquerque tower - 2009.

KENN: The studios for radio stations KENN 1390; KRWN "Crown" 92.9; and KISZ-FM "Kiss Country" 97.9 (licensed to Cortez, Colorado) are located at 212 West Apache Street in Farmington. The sign has KENN on one side and KRWN on the other as seen in these photos from 2009.
KENN Radio 1390 Farmington 212 West Apache Street studios - 2009.
KENN Radio 1390 Farmington 212 West Apache Street studios - 2009.

KGAK: KGAK Radio 1330 Gallup, New Mexico has a news and talk format and airs programming from the CBS Radio network. Studios are located at 401 East Coal Avenue as seen in these 2009 photos.
KGAK Radio 1330 Gallup 401 East Coal Avenue studios - 2009.
KGAK Radio 1330 Gallup 401 East Coal Avenue studios - 2009.

KGLX: The Clear Channel Communications stations located in Gallup, New Mexico include KGLX FM 99.1; KXTC FM 99.9; and KFMQ 106.1. Studios are located at 1632 South 2nd Street in Gallup as seen in these photos from 2009.
KGLX FM - KXTC FM - KFMQ Gallup 1632 South 2nd Street studios - 2009.
KGLX FM - KXTC FM - KFMQ Gallup 1632 South 2nd Street studios - 2009.

KIVA: The KIVA Radio 1550 Albuquerque, New Mexico tower and transmitter are located on Los Ranchos Road NW just west of 2nd Street NW as seen in this photo from 2009. The tower is also used by KKIM 1000 (see KKIM below).
KIVA 1550 and KKIM 1000 Albuquerque tower - 2009.

KKIM: KKIM Radio 1000 Albuquerque shares a tower with KIVA (see above). The studios are located at 4125 Carlisle Boulevard NE as seen in the photos from 2009. This building houses studios for KKIM 1000 along with KKIM-FM 94.7 (Licensed to Santa Fe); KABG "Big Classic Hits 98.5" FM (Licensed to Los Alamos); KDLW "OMG 97.7" (licensed to Belen); KHFM "Classical 95.5 and 102.9" FM; KLVO "Lobo 106.7" licensed to Los Alamos); and KAGM "Power 106.3" (Licensed to Los Alamos); and KAGM "Power 106.7" (licensed to Los Lunas). The KKIM, KABG FM 98.5 "Big 98.5 Classic Hits" and KHFM 95.5 van photos are also from 2009.
KKIM Radio 1000 Albuquerque 4125 Carlisle Boulevard NE tower - 2009.
KKIM Radio 1000 Albuquerque 4125 Carlisle Boulevard NE tower - 2009.
KKIM Radio 1000 Albuquerque van - 2009.

KHFM Radio 95.5 and 102.9 van - 2009.
KAGM FM 98.5 Los Lunas vehicle - 2009.

KKOB: Citadel Broadcasting Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico is located in this building at 500 4th Street NW. Studios for KKOB 770; KNML 610; KTBL 1050; KRST FM 92.3; KKOB-FM 93.3; KMGA FM 99.5; and KDRF 103.3 are all on the 5th floor. KOB Radio 770 started out as 5XD in 1919 at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts by Ralph Willis Goddard. On April 5, 1922 the station started broadcasting as KOB. This station has a rich history which can be found elsewhere online. KOB became KKOB in 1986. The entrance to the main KKOB control room displays the KOB call letters. The KKOK main studio and their interview studio are pictured. Equipment racks hold various pieces of broadcast equipment used by all 7 stations. Note all of the cabeling at the back of these racks. The KKOB FM 93.3 "The Pop Music Channel" control room photo is also from 2009. The KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque transmitter and tower site is located on 2nd Street NW not too far from the Balloon Fiesta Park. The KKOB 770 transmitter building is also pictured.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque 500 4th Street NW studios - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque 500 4th Street NW studios - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque 500 4th Street NW studios - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque main control room - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque interview studio - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque equipment racks - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque equipment racks - 2009.
KKOB FM 93.3 Albuquerque control room - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque towers - 2009.
KKOB Radio 770 Albuquerque transmitter building - 2009.

KLYT: KLYT M88 Radio in Albuquerque on FM 88.3 has a Contemporary Christian format. This photo from 2009 shows the KLYT remote location at the New Mexico State Fair.
KLYT FM 88.3 Albuquerque remote setup - 2009.

KMGA: KMGA Radio FM 99.5 Albuquerque has studios in the Citadel building along with KKOB as noted above. The photos from 2009 show the door sign and their control room.
KMGA FM 99.5 Albuquerque control room door sign - 2009.
KMGA FM 99.5 Albuquerque control room - 2009.

KMIN: KMIN Radio 980 Grants, New Mexico came on the air in 1956 as Grants first station. The station has a rich history of ownership and broadcast formats. FM 92.7 came on the air in 1994 as KAIU and changed to KDSK in 2001. The studios for KMIN 980 and KDSK FM 92.7 are located at 733 East Roosevelt Avenue as seen in these photos from 2009. The stations are owned by KD Radio, Inc. President and CEO Derek Underhill is pictured in this photo from 2009 taken in the main KMIN control room. The next photo, also from 2009, was taken in the main control room for KDSK-FM. If you get a chance to stop into the station, ask Derek to tell you the history behind that microphone above the audio board. It has a broadcast history of its own. In the next photo from 2009 taken in the KMIN control room, I am talking with Derek Underhill about the history of KMIN. The station is also a museum for a lot of older broadcast technology. The next photo shows just one corner of a room filled with equipment from the past including an old automation system once used by KMIN. The van photos are from 2009. The newer van is branded with the KDSK logos. Next we have an older van still in use today by KMIN. KMIN started out in this building at the transmitter site which is located just south of I-40 near Ice Cave Road. Quite a few pieces of old equipment were stored at the trnamitter building which today is on display at the KMIN studios as seen above. The final photo, also from 2009, is of the short tower used by KMIN.
KMIN Radio 980 Grants 733 East Roosevelt Avenue studios - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 Grants 733 East Roosevelt Avenue studios - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 Grants President and CEO Derek Underhill - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 Grants control room - 2009.
John talking with Derek Underhill - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 old automation system on display - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 vehicle - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 van - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 transmitter building and old studios - 2009.
KMIN Radio 980 tower - 2009.

KNAT TV: KNAT TV Channel 23 Albuquerque, New Mexico came on the air in 1975 as KMXN-TV. In 1980 they changed to KLKK-TV, and then to KNAT in 1982. The studios are located at 1510 Coors Boulevard NW as seen in these photos from 2009. KNAT-TV programs a religious format from TBN and is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
KNAT TV Channel 23 Allbuquerque 1510 Coors Boulevard NW studios - 2009.
KNAT TV Channel 23 Allbuquerque 1510 Coors Boulevard NW studios - 2009.

KNDN: KNDN Radio 960 Farmington tower as seen in 2009. This tower is located just south of West Main Street near West Murray Drive.
KNDN Radio 960 Farmington tower - 2009.

KNML: KNML Radio 610 Albuquerque towers as seen in 2009. These towers are located near 2nd Street SW just north of Rio Bravo Boulevard SW along Rossmoor Road SW.
KNML Radio 610 Albuquerque towers - 2009.

KOAT TV: KOAT TV Channel 7 came on the air September 28, 1953. Now on digital channel 21. Owned by Hearst Television, they are an ABC affiliate. The station is located at 3801 Carlisle Boulevard, NE in Albuquerque as seen in these photos from 2009. Various satellite dishes are located at the corner of Carlisle Boulevard NE and Comanche Road NE. Numerous look-alike news vehicles display the "Action 7 News" and "News Coverage You Can Count On" branding. KOAT's Sky 7 helicopter is used to cover a wide area of New Mexico. The station has used "Sky 7" since 1980. It should be noted, more than one chopper has been used over the years. These photos are of the model used in 2009. The next photo is of the master control room at KOAT-TV. The news room photo is just one corner of a large area devoted to news gathering, editing, and producing. Here's a view of part of the news set currently used by KOAT-TV for their various newscasts during the day. In the next photo, also from 2009, I am on the news set with KOAT Account Executive Adeline Herrera.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque 3801 Carlisle Boulevard studios - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque 3801 Carlisle Boulevard studios - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque 3801 Carlisle Boulevard studios - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque news vehicle - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque Sky 7 - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque Sky 7 - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque control room - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque newsroom - 2009.
KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque news set - 2009.
John on the KOAT TV news set with Adeline Herrera - 2009.

KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque, New Mexico KOAT 7.1 Albuquerque

KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque, New Mexico KOAT 7.1 Albuquerque

KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque, New Mexico KOAT 7.1 Albuquerque

KOB TV: KOB-TV channel 4 Albuquerque, New Mexico came on the air November 29, 1948 as the first television station in New Mexico. Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation, they now operate on digital channel 26. Studios are located at 4 Broadcast Plaza SW in Albuquerque which is near Iron Avenue SW and 15th Street SW north of the Rio Grande Zoological Park. The next photo is of a KOB-TV satellite truck. Next we have a screen shot from 2009 of the "Eyewitness News 4 at 10:00" news open. The on air ID from 2009 displays KOB-TV channel 4 along with satellite stations KOBG Channel 6 in Silver City; KOBR Channel 8 in Roswell; and KOBF Channel 12 in Farmington.
KOB TV Channel 4 Albuquerque 4 Broadcast Plaza studios - 2009.
KOB TV Channel 4 Albuquerque 4 Broadcast Plaza studios - 2009.
KOB TV Channel 4 Albuquerque satellite truck - 2009.
KOB TV Channel 4 Albuquerque on air screen shot - 2009.
KOB TV Channel 4 Albuquerque on air screen shot - 2009.

KOBF TV: KOBF came on the air in 1972 as KIVA-TV. The stations' news broadcasts come from KOB-TV Albuquerque. KOBF-TV Channel 12 Farmington, New Mexico studios are located at 825 West Broadway Street as seen in these photos from 2009.
KOBF TV Channel 12 Farmington 825 West Broadway Street studios - 2009.
KOBF TV Channel 12 Farmington 825 West Broadway Street studios - 2009.
KOBF TV Channel 12 Farmington billboard - 2009.

KPCL: KPCL Radio 95.7 Farmington broadcasts a Christian music format. Their slogan is "Passion Radio." The station has studios at 1105 West Apache Street in Farmington as seen in these photos from 2009. KLJH 107.1 and KTGW 91.7 are also located in this building as noted on the sign.
KPCL FM 95.7 Farmington 1105 West Apache Street studios - 2009.
KPCL FM 95.7 Farmington 1105 West Apache Street studios - 2009.

KRKE: KRKE Radio 1600 shares studios with KIVA Radio 1550 at 1213 San Pedro Drive, NE in Albuquerque as seen in this photo from 2009. Their tower is located between I-25 and Broadway Boulevard SE south of Gibson Boulevard SE. This tower is shared with KXKS 1190.
KRKE 1600 and KIVA 1550 Albuquerque 1213 San Pedro Drive NE studios - 2009.
KRKE 1600 and KXKS 1190 tower - 2009.

KRQE TV: Channel 13 Albuquerque came on the air in 1953 as KGGM-TV. The call letter change to KRQE-TV took place in 1991 when the station was sold to Lee Enterprises. The station has had various owners over the years and is currently owned by LIN. Studios are located at 3 Broadcast Plaza SW just next door to KOB-TV. KASA TV Channel 2 is also located in this building. The KRKE TV satellite truck photo is from 2009. The next three on air screen shots are from 2009. The first shows the news set at the open of a news broadcast. The two on air ID's dislpay KRQE Channel 13 as well as satellite stations KBIM-TV Channel 10 Roswell, New Mexico and KREZ-TV Channel 6 in Durango, Colorado. News anchor Dianne Anderson is featured on one ID and weatherman Mark Ronchetti is seen on the other ID.
KRQE TV Channel 13 Albuquerque 3 Broadcast Plaza studios - 2009.
KRQE TV Channel 13 Albuquerque 3 Broadcast Plaza studios - 2009.
KRQE TV Channel 13 Albuquerque 3 satellite truck - 2009.
KRQE TV Channel 13 Albuquerque 3 on air screen grab - 2009
KRQE TV Channel 13 Albuquerque 3 on air screen grab - 2009
KRQE TV Channel 13 Albuquerque 3 on air screen grab - 2009

KRST: KRST FM 92.3 "KRST Country" in Albuquerque started broadcasting in 1965. The station is owned by Citadel Broadcasting with studios in their downtown building. The studios' on air sign is quite unique as seen in this photo from 2009. The 10 AM to 3 PM DJ, Juan Velasco is pictured in the KRST control room. KRST's huge banner is easy to see when you are at the New Mexico State Fair. The KRST remote setup at the New Mexico State Fair allows live broadcasts be be conducted during the fair. In addition to the RV studios set up for the fair, a tent is manned to greet fair visitors. The final photo for KRST is of their van. These photos are from 2009.
KRST FM 92.3 Albuquerque studios - 2009.
KRST FM 92.3 Albuquerque's Juan Velasco - 2009.
KRST FM 92.3 Albuquerque benner - 2009.
KRST FM 92.3 Albuquerque remote - 2009.
KRST FM 92.3 Albuquerque remote - 2009.
KRST FM 92.3 Albuquerque van - 2009.

KRZE: KRZE Radio 1280 Framington, New Mexico is known as K-Viva and offers a regional Mexican format for the Four Corners area. Studios are located along with other Clear Channel stations at 200 East Broadway Street. Along with KRZE 1280, studios for KCQL 1340 (Aztec, NM); KDAG "Big Dog" FM 96.9; KTRA "#1 Country" FM 102.1; KAZX "Star" FM 102.9; and KOOL "Great Oldies" FM 104.5 are in this building. Signs for the various stations are located around the edge of the roof. KRZE Radio 1280, K-Viva" has a sperate entrance at 204 East Broadway. These photos are from 2009.
KRZE Radio 1280 Farmington 200 East Broadway Street studios - 2009.
KRZE Radio 1280 Farmington 200 East Broadway Street studios - 2009.
KRZE Radio 1280 Farmington 200 East Broadway Street studios - 2009.
KRZE Radio 1280 Farmington 204 East Broadway Street entrance - 2009.

KRZY: KRZY FM 105.9 is licensed to Santa Fe, but covers the Albuquerque market. Known as "Jose," their format is Radio Romantica. These photos from 2009 are of their tent remote at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque and the Jose 105.9 van.
KRZY FM 105.9 Santa Fe remote at New Mexico State Fair - 2009.
KRZY FM 105.9 Santa Fe van - 2009.

KSVA: KSVA Radio 920 Albuquerque broadcasts a Christian music and Bible teaching format as part of the Lifetalk Radio network. Their transmitter and tower are located west of I-25 and south of Montano Road NE along Montbel Road NE as seen in this photo from 2009.
KSVA Radio 920 Albuquerque tower - 2009.

KSWV: 810 Santa Fe went on the air in 1987 as KMIK. They changed to KSWV in 1991. The KSWV studios are located at 102 Taos Street in Santa Fe. The next photo shows their large van. Note the "Que Sauve" logo. Photos from 2009.
KSWV Radio 810 Santa Fe 102 Taos Street studios - 2009.
KSWV Radio 810 Santa Fe 102 Taos Street studios - 2009.
KSWV Radio 810 Santa Fe van - 2009xz.

KTBL: KTBL Radio 1050 Albuquerque has studios along with other Citadel Broadcasting stations. The station is licensed to Los Ranchos de Albuqerque and has a news and talk format along with syndicated programming such as The Glenn Beck program.
KTBL Radio 1050 Albuquerque Citadel studios - 2009.
KTBL Radio 1050 Albuquerque Citadel studios - 2009.

KVSF: KVSF Radio 1400 in Santa Fe is owned by Hutton Broadcasting and has studios in this building at 2503 Camino Entrada. The building also has the studios for KTRC 1260; KBAC FM 98.1 (Las Vegas, NM); and KQBA 107.5 (Los Alamos, NM). The tower for KVSF 1400 and KTRC 1260 is located on West Alameda Street. These photos are from 2009.
KVSF Radio 1400 Santa Fe 2503 Camino Entrada studios - 2009.
KVSF 1400 and KTRC 1260 West Alameda Street tower - 2009.

KWBQ TV: KWBQ TV Channel 19 Albuquerque is a CW affiliate with studios at 8341 Washington Street NE which is also the studios for KASY TV Channel 50 (Digital 45) which is an affiliate of My Network TV. The photos of the station are from 2009.
KWBQ TV Channel 19 Albuquerque 8341 Washington Street NE studios - 2009.
KWBQ TV Channel 19 Albuquerque 8341 Washington Street NE studios - 2009.

KYVA: KYVA Radio 1320 has studios at 300 West Aztec Avenue in Gallup, New Mexico along with KYVA-FM 103.7; KXXI FM 93.7; and KKOR FM 94.5. The studios are located on the 2nd story with a Wells Fargo Bank at ground level. Their van is branded with all their station's logos. These photos are from 2009.
KYVA Radio 1320 Gallup 300 West Aztec Avenue studios - 2009.
KYVA Radio 1320 Gallup 300 West Aztec Avenue studios - 2009.

All photos are the property of John C Johnson / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

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