Behind the scenes with Sheryl Borden

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Sheryl Borden has been the star of KENW-TV’s “Creative Living” for 35 years and has no plans to stop. At a taping session Thursday in Portales, Borden said “As long as we have a station, I’d like to do the show.” Borden, who has a master’s degree in education, said “Home economics is my love. […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 30

Membership drive being held KENW-TV’s Winterfest 2011 membership drive is Friday through Dec. 11. Show your support to KENW-TV by volunteering your time to answer telephones for a few hours during this time. If you are interested in helping with the membership drive please call 562-2112 or email at rena.garrett@enmu.edu.

Membership drives help fund KENW

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Argen Duncan With music, comedy, health and how-to programs, KENW-TV is seeking to raise money with its next membership drive in August. The KENW Fall Festival is one of four annual membership drives, three of which have existed since 1975. “The donations that were received are important to help pay for the cost of programming,” […]

KENW preparing for annual auction

PNT staff report KENW-TV is gearing up for its 35th annual online fundraising auction with more than 1,500 items to choose from. The goal for this year’s auction is to raise $60,000, and all proceeds go to station programming, according to a news release from KENW. The auction runs June 1-10, with items valued at […]

KENW-TV exploring Spanish language channel

Freedom New Mexico Portales based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW […]

Debate organizers seeking questions from voters

PNT staff reports KENW-TV and New Mexico First are sponsoring a debate between candidates in the local Congressional District, and are looking for voters to help choose the questions, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University. Candidates for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujan and Republican challenger […]

Our people: Radio guy

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Jim Lee, News and Public Affairs Director at KENW/KMTH-FM in Portales has worked in radio, television, theater, movies and plays over the past 46 years. Now he is often referred to ask the ‘radio guy.’ “I’m not what I do,” Lee said. “It doesn’t matter what we do but who we are.” When I get […]

Fewer donations, bidders for KENW auction

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By Argen Duncan A live buffalo is up for bid in this year’s KENW online fundraising auction. The buffalo, a 3-year-old male pet belonging to a Portales man, is for sale along with about 820 other items — ranging from an autographed Green Bay Packers football to out-of-production Barbie dolls to couches. The auction runs […]

KENW online auction bidding begins

Freedom New Mexico Bidding has opened in the annual KENW Online Auction, even though the auction doesn’t officially begin until June 1. The auction features 25 categories and includes items such as a registered yearling bull from G-13 Angus Ranch, a 1995 Happy Holidays Barbie and a package of two nights at the Inn on […]

KENW divorce program scheduled for Sunday

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV, the area’s local public broadcasting station, produced a special called Choosing Happiness After Divorce. The special will air at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The special is based on the recently published book of the same name by Jane Thompson. The program is designed to help women regain their perspective in life after […]

It’s their job: Don Criss

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Name: Don Criss Job: KENW director of production services Time on job: 35 years Background: Criss grew up in Upstate New York and came to Eastern New Mexico University in 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in educational media from ENMU. What does your job entail?: I supervise the […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 18

Fall break begins Monday For students and faculty, the fall/Thanksgiving Break will be observed next week, Monday through Nov. 28. The campus will be closed and staff will be off Nov. 27-28. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Class raising funds for nets Jarret Lovelace and his freshman seminar class are raising funds for the organization […]

KENW plans to air forum

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW-TV will broadcast a live New Mexico candidate forum on Friday. The 90-minute forum, hosted by Lorene Mills, of Santa Fe, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday. It will feature candidates answering questions on issues affecting New Mexicans, said New Mexico Municipal League Treasurer and […]

KENW-TV goes live, digital

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The first live, digital and high definition program was broadcast Monday at Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW Broadcast Center. The hour-long program that ran from 8-9 p.m. featured information about the upcoming conversion of analog television to digital television. “The purpose of the program is to clear up the […]

KENW program invites questions regarding TV switch

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV Channel 3 will host a call-in program Monday on the topic of the switch-over from analog to digital television. From 8-9 p.m., the station will broadcast some of the calls on Channel 3. Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting for KENW, said that there is a lot of confusion about what’s going […]

KENW-TV extends annual online auction to Saturday

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The annual KENW-TV auction will be extended through Saturday, according to Sheryl Borden, KENW-TV director of marketing. The online auction was scheduled to end Monday, but was extended because there were 92 items remaining, Borden said. Through Monday, the auction raised $36,000. The goal for this year’s auction is […]

KENW tower coming down this week

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor One of the taller landmarks on the High Plains and easily the tallest in Portales is coming down. The 300-foot tower at the old KENW-TV studios will be taken apart this week by Advanced Tower Services of Albuquerque. Work began Tuesday and depending on the weather, the tower could […]

Annual KENW auction under way

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer KENW TV’s annual auction is under way, and more than half the items already have bids. The annual fundraiser features more than 700 items ranging from art to vacations and a little bit of everything in between. The auction includes several gift certificates to various merchants, savings bonds, toys, […]

Sept. 2 Anniversaries

Miller Edward and Nancy Miller of Portales celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. The couple were married Sept. 2, 1967, at the First Presbyterian Church in Portales. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is employed as an engineer at KENW and she is retired from Eastern New Mexico University.

KENW auction now online only

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s time to bid and buy in KENW-TV’s 31st annual summer auction but you won’t be watching your television — instead, you’ll be watching your computer screen and clicking your mouse. The auction is going completely online for the first time this year because of the station’s ongoing transition […]