KRWG-TV, virtual channel 22 (UHF digital channel 23), is a PBS member television station located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. The station is owned by the Regents of New Mexico State University. KRWG-TV maintains studio facilities 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 Time Warner Cable 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 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.
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.
- News View 22 (1970s)
- News22 (1990s–present)
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|22.1||1080i||16:9||KRWG-HD||Main KRWG-TV programming / PBS HD|
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. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 22.