Audiences killing off quality TV

It was just days ago that we said goodbye to quality football programming, and I fear that except for a few repeats, it’s gone for good. The NFL? No, I’m talking about “Friday Night Lights.” Last week marked the swan song for the series … well, sort of. The series, based loosely on the 1990 […]

Local radio station switches to news format

Freedom New Mexico Area listeners will have to look elsewhere for their sports talk now that KCLV-AM 1240 in Clovis dropped its ESPN Radio programming. KCLV switched to a talk radio format on Jan. 1. Rick Keefer, general manager of Zia Broadcasting, said ESPN Radio had been on KCLV for 10 years. “It garnered a […]

KENW-TV tele-auction deemed success

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Bid they did, as viewers helped KENW-TV raise $65,000 during its 29th annual tele-auction which ran June 6 through last Saturday “We upped our dollars per hour by a thousand,” Said Sheryl Borden, marketing director for KENW-TV. “Last year we averaged $2,000 an hour.” The total is $4,000 […]

KENW shoots for big haul in auction

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Call it shopping at home, but for a worthy, entertaining and educational cause. The 29th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction will take over the area airwaves June 6 through June 11 as 2,000 items are auctioned, ranging from $5 “Steal of the Night” items up to a vacation for two […]

C-SPAN school bus visits Clovis High School

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C-SPAN marketing representative Toni Williams, left, talks with Clovis High School sophomores about the network’s educational opportunities aboard the organization’s tour bus Tuesday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The bright yellow bus in front of Clovis High School on Tuesday was no ordinary school bus. […]

Easing media restrictions will not hurt choices

Remember the days when our television choices were limited to three major networks, public television and maybe some UHF stations? When ABC, NBC and CBS dictated what appeared on television and we turned to Walter Cronkite or Huntley-Brinkley as our daily gatekeepers of television news? Today, our news and programming choices are vast and varied, […]