KNME-TV, branded on-air as New Mexico PBS, is a television station based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is a PBS station, and broadcasts on digital channel 35 (virtual Ch. 5) that produces documentaries, shorts and weekly television series. It is jointly owned by the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Public Schools. The station has studios located on the North Campus of UNM, and the transmitter is based from Sandia Crest.

Television programs produced by New Mexico PBS

New Mexico PBS produces several television programs, including:

  • - a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit.
  • - a weekly, prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.
  • - community engagement through meaningful dialogue.

KNME also operates the satellite service WestLink (), which shares programming with other public television stations and several commercial clients. Satellite interviews from New Mexico on news networks like CNN often originate at New Mexico PBS.


From 1995 to 2010, KNME operated TALNET (an acronym for Teach and Learn Network.), an educational cable channel for Albuquerque. It broadcast a mix of PBS and Annenberg media programming and local school board meetings on Comcast cable channel 96 in Albuquerque.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[2]
5.11080i16:9NMPBSMain KNME programming / PBS

Analog-to-digital conversion

KNME-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 5, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 35.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 5.