Cut the Cord, Albuquerque-Santa Fe!

Free TV in Albuquerque

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Whether you call it the Burque, Duke City, or the Q, Albuquerque is a beautiful city.  Its sunny weather and gorgeous mountains highlight the area’s natural beauties.  The city has even more to offer, including a thriving economy that’s supported by military (Kirtland Air Force Base), banking, and a variety of manufacturing, research and development, and other industries.  The Burque’s arts, culture, and sports scene adds plenty of enjoyment to residents’ lives.  The area is home to parades, parks, attractions, and music/arts festivals.  One of the most popular events is the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Albuquerque also has been the location of several films and TV shows, most recently Breaking Bad.  With all this and more, there’s always something to do in the Q!

Is Santa Fe where you make your home?  This city is the capital of New Mexico and it bears the interesting nickname, “the City Different.”  It earned this when the city’s politicians implemented the Spanish Pueblo Revival look, which gives the area its unique look.  Today, Santa Fe is a well-known center for arts and culture.  There are many prominent galleries in the city, while interesting and unique outdoor sculptures dot the landscape.  The popular writers who live in and around Santa Fe strengthen its literary roots, while music, dance, and opera also continue to be popular.  Add to that its many museums, local sports teams, and more, and some might say that Santa Fe’s nickname should be “the City Intriguing.”

 

   

The Albuquerque-Santa Fe TV Market     

The TV Market in ALbuquerque

The greater Albuquerque area is a great place to enjoy free local TV.  The transmitters of many TV stations, many of them located on Sandia Crest, broadcast a wide variety of HDTV signal.  This is available for free to more than 688,000 households and 1.1 million people in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  It’s called “cutting the cord,” and many people in your area are doing it.  This is why you might be seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbor’s homes.  If you decide to cut the cord on cable TV, here’s a look at the free TV available in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe media market:        

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

KENW-DT

3.1

32

PBS HD

HD

English

Portales

KENW-DT2

3.2

32

PBS SD

SD

English

Portales

KENW-DT3

3.3

32

PBS Kids

SD

English

Portales

KENW-DT4

3.4

32

First Nations

SD

English

Portales

KOB-DT

4.1

26

NBC

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KOB-DT

4.2

26

This TV

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KOB-DT

4.3

26

Comet

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KNME-DT

5.1

35

PBS

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KNME-DT

5.2

35

V Me

SD

Spanish

Sandia Crest

KNME-DT

5.3

35

First Nations

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KREZ-DT

6.1

13

CBS

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KREZ-DT2

6.2

13

Get TV

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KOAT-DT

7.1

7

ABC

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KOAT-DT2

7.2

7

Estrella TV

SD

Spanish

Sandia Crest

KOAT-DT3

7.3

7

Justice Network

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KOBR-DT

8.1

8

NBC

HD

English

Artesia

KOBR-DT2

8.2

8

This TV

SD

English

Artesia

KOBR-DT3

8.3

8

Comet TV

SD

English

Artesia

KNMD-DT

9.1

8

PBS World

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KNMD-DT2

9.2

8

Create

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KCHF-DT

11.1

10

KCHF

HD

English

Los Alamos

KCHF-DT2

11.2

10

Antenna TV

SD

English

Los Alamos

KCHF-DT3

11.3

10

QVC

SD

English

Los Alamos

KCHF-DT4

11.4

10

QVC Plus

SD

English

Los Alamos

KRQE-DT

13.1

13

CBS

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KRQE-DT2

13.2

13

Fox

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KTFQ-DT

14.1

22

UniMás

HD

Spanish

Jemez Springs

KWBQ-DT

19.1

29

The CW

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KWBQ-DT2

19.2

29

Grit

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KWBQ-DT3

19.3

29

Laff

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KWBQ-DT4

19.4

29

Ion

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KRWB-DT

21.1

21

The CW

HD

English

Chaves County

KNAT-DT

23.1

24

TBN

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KNAT-DT2

23.2

24

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KNAT-DT3

23.3

24

JUCE TV / Smile

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KNAT-DT4

23.4

24

Enlace

SD

Spanish

Sandia Crest

KNAT-DT5

23.5

24

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KUPT-DT

29.1

29

Heroes & Icons

HD

English

Hobbs

KUPT-DT4

29.4

29

Tele mundo

SD

Spanish

Hobbs

KUPT-DT5

29.5

29

Movies!

SD

English

Hobbs

KAZQ-DT

32.1

17

KAZQ

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KAZQ-DT2

32.2

17

KAZQ relay

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KAZQ-DT3

32.3

17

SonLife

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KAZQ-DT5

32.5

17

Daystar

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KLUZ-DT

41.1

42

Univision

HD

Spanish  

Sandia Crest

KLUZ-DT2

41.2

42

LATV

SD

Spanish

Sandia Crest

KLUZ-DT3

41.3

42

HSN

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KASY-DT

50.1

45

My Network TV

HD

English

Sandia Crest

KASY-DT2

50.2

45

Escape

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KASY-DT3

50.3

45

GetTV

SD

English

Sandia Crest

KASY-DT4

50.4

45

Cozi TV

SD

English

Sandia Crest

*The greater Albuquerque area media market has many low-powered TV stations not listed here.  As a cord-cutter, you might or might not be able to receive some or all of the programming from these stations, depending upon a variety of factors.  

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Albuquerque

Cutting the cord limits the amount of professional sports you can watch on TV.  This is due to agreements between the various teams and TV networks.  While this presents a challenge, we urge you not to give up on cutting the cord just yet!  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide helps you watch all your favorite pro sports teams.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Albuquerque TV Market

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna..

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna.

 

Cutting the Cord in Albuquerque-Santa Fe

A TV antenna gives you the most channels and best reception, and it eliminates your cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  If you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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