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Current Issue: May 12, 2003
Volume 38, Number 20

State public television stations meet digitization deadline

KNME-TV, the first New Mexico television broadcaster to go digital, as well as KENW-DT, Portales, and KRWG-DT, Las Cruces, met the May 1, 2003 deadline to have signed on digital signals, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

All three stations will continue to broadcast an analog signal until 85 percent of their viewers have digital capability, estimated to be between 2006-2010.

Ted Garcia, KNME-TV general manager and CEO, said, “Working together as New Mexico Public Television, the three stations have successfully met the federal mandate…High definition television’s sharp and clear images and pristine sound are now available. In the not-too-distant future, new services in support of education, workforce training and homeland security will emerge to benefit all New Mexicans.”