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CityKANW: Albuquerque, New Mexico
KANR: Santa Rosa, New Mexico
KIDS: Grants, New Mexico
KGGA: Gallup, New Mexico
KANM: Grants, New Mexico
SloganNew Mexico Public Radio
FrequencyKANW: 89.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
KANR: 91.9 MHz
KIDS: 88.1 MHz
KGGA: 88.1 MHz
KANM: 90.3 MHz
First air date1951
FormatNews/Talk (Public), NPR/New Mexico music
News & Talk (HD2)
ERPKANW: 20,000 watts
KANR: 100 watts
KIDS: 100 watts
KGGA: 100 watts
KANM: 1,000 watts
HAATKANW: 1,266 meters (4,154 ft)
KANR: −8 meters (−26 ft)
KIDS: 49.5 meters (162 ft)
KGGA: 5 meters (16 ft)
KANM:827 meters (2,713 ft)
ClassKANW: C
Facility IDKANW: 4273
KANR: 93046
KIDS: 93047
KGGA: 94220
KANM: 83874
Transmitter coordinatesKANW:
35°12′44″N 106°26′59″W / 35.21222°N 106.44972°W / 35.21222; -106.44972
34°57′20.2″N 104°40′55″W / 34.955611°N 104.68194°W / 34.955611; -104.68194 (KANR)
35°7′9″N 107°54′2″W / 35.11917°N 107.90056°W / 35.11917; -107.90056
35°32′27″N 108°44′36″W / 35.54083°N 108.74333°W / 35.54083; -108.74333 (KGGA)
35°15′8″N 107°35′45″W / 35.25222°N 107.59583°W / 35.25222; -107.59583 (KANM)
OwnerAlbuquerque Public Schools

KANW (89.1 MHz) is a radio station based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Launched in 1951, it is the oldest FM radio station in New Mexico. KANW is a public radio station run by the Albuquerque Public Schools. For most of the day it airs New Mexico music and local public radio programming, with some NPR news programming in the morning.

KANW is also broadcast on KANR 91.9 in Santa Rosa, KGGA 88.1 in Gallup, New Mexico, KIDS 88.1 in Grants, New Mexico, and KANM 90.3 in Grants, New Mexico. There is also an HD Radio format broadcast of KANW 89.1 FM .[1]

In late 2016, KANW acquired two more stations from Educational Media Foundation. These are KANM (formerly KDRI) 90.3 in Grants and KGGA 88.1 in Gallup, New Mexico. Both stations are former Air 1 outlets.[2] KANM gives KANW two stations in the Grants area as KIDS already serves as a satellite of KANW so KANM now airs the news and talk format which also airs on a translator in the area.

KANW HD2[edit]

KANW broadcasts a news, information and talk format on its HD2 sub channel. Programming comes from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media and BBC World Service. This format is available in Grants on 91.1 K216AW and in Espanola on 91.1 K216GQ which upgraded its signal from 44 watts horizontal to 200 watts vertical in late summer 2015. On August 1, 2016, the format was made available in Albuquerque on 107.5 K298BY. In early 2017 the format was picked up on KDRI 90.3 in the Grants area which also continues to air on the 91.1 translator.

Broadcast translators of KANW (HD2)
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K216GQ 91.1 Espanola, New Mexico 200 D FCC
K216AW 91.1 Grants, New Mexico 85 D FCC
K298BY 107.5 Albuquerque, New Mexico 55 horizontal D FCC


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