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 […]