Technical Problems

Engineering Updates

KENW has now made this space available for our viewers to get information on any technical difficulties we may be experiencing. 

To report any difficulties you may be having with a KENW signal, please contact our engineering department at 1-888-367-5369 or by email at or

Ft. Sumner K21LM (Digital Television) down

Apr 21, 2018

Our digital transmitter in Fort Sumner is currently down after experiencing a lightning strike on Friday, April 20, 2018.  Our engineers have diagnosed the fault and are working to replace the damaged equipment; we thank you for your patience during this time.

If you have an old analog television set, our 3-2 signal can still be viewed on UHF channel 34. 

KENM 88.9FM down in Tucumcari

Apr 13, 2018

UPDATE:  Our engineers determined that the fault was due to ice forming on the antenna; service was restored early Saturday morning. 

High wind conditions in Tucumcari have caused an antenna fault at our site in Tucumcari; as a result we were forced to take the transmitter offline.  We have a tower crew heading to the site on Monday and will provide additional information as it becomes available. 

We thank you for your patience during this time. 

KENG 88.5FM Down in Ruidoso

Apr 4, 2018

As of 6:15 AM MT this morning, our KENG 88.5 FM transmitter in Ruidoso is down.  We have a crew of engineers en route to the site to determine the nature of the fault.  More information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.   -UPDATE- As of 3:30 PM MT the fault has been corrected and we are back on the air in Ruidoso. 

Hobbs/Lovington outage

Jan 5, 2018

UPDATE: As of Wednesday afternoon, January 10th, 2018, our digital TV signal in Hobbs is back on the air.  You may need to re-scan your television set in order to pick up our virtual channels 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, and 3-4.  Thank you for your patience. 

Midland FM Translator Off-Air as of 3:30 p.m. (CDT) March 31, 2017

On March 31, 2017, our communication's attorney received a letter from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denying our second appeal to allow us to feed our Midland FM translator by satellite. You can read the letter here.   read more...