How to Receive Us

Note: We had a weather-related power outage on January 22nd, 2017, all service should now be restored. If you are experiencing an interruption to your service, please contact us here and let us know. Please be specific about where you are, and how you are receiving us (satellite, cable, over the air).

Thank you for your patience.

Over the Air

To receive New Mexico PBS channels over the air, you’ll need a UHF-VHF digital antenna and a digital tuner.

Rescan your digital tuner or converter box if you are having difficulty receiving New Mexico PBS’ over the air signal.
1. Unplug your television or converter box.
2. Then re-plug.
3. Rescan for channels with the menu button on your remote.

Comcast Cable

New Mexico PBS channels are available on Comcast Cable.
KNME-SD 5.1 is on Channel 5
KNME-HD 5.1 is on Channel 220
FNX 5.3 is on Channel 393
nmPBS 24/7 Kids Channel on 5.2 is on Channel 396
KNMD-HD 9.1 is on Channel 204
Create-TV SD 9.2 is on Channel 397
To access 9.1 or 9.1 on Comcast you’ll need an HD digital converter box from Comcast.
Call Comcast customer service 505-344-0690 or 1-866-928-9135

Cable One (Rio Rancho)

KNME-SD 5.1 is on Channel 5
KNMD-SD 9.1 is on Channel 9
KNME-HD 5.1 is on Channel 1005


KNME-SD 5.1 is on Channel 5
KNME-HD 5.1 is on Channel 8816
KNMD-HD 9.1 is on Channel 9 or 8825
Create-TV 9.2 is not currently available on Dish.


KNME-SD 5.1 is on Channel 5
KNMD 9.1 and Create-TV 9.2 are not currently available on DirecTV.

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7 thoughts on “How to Receive Us

  1. All of a sudden, I can’t get pbs on my antenna. It went off suddenly, I rescanned & no knme at all. What happened?

    1. Hi Suzanne,

      The recent harsh weather on the east mountains caused a power outage with PNM on our Sandia tower, and that shut down our signal. Our engineers are on the scene and we expect to have power restored shortly. Thanks for your patience!

    1. Hi JA,

      The rough weather by the east mountains this weekend knocked out PNM’s power there, which in term took down our generator. But our engineers are on the scene and hoping to have power restored promptly. Sorry about the interruption to service, and thanks for your patience!

  2. Hi! Is channel 5.1 still on the air? I reset all of my channels, have 35 out of 37 strength on my antennae, and it won’t be recognized!!! HELP!!!

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