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Posted August 14, 2017

KANW Offers Broadcasting Class

The course for high school seniors and above begins on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

APS’ public radio station 89.1 KANW-FM is offering a course for those interested in learning about how to be a radio broadcaster beginning sept. 19 and continuing until Nov. 9.

The eight-week class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the KANW studios, 2020 Coal Ave. SW.

The class is free for APS high school seniors and $300 for non-APS students and adults ages 17 and older. A valid student ID is required to have the course fee waived.

“It is an opportunity for high school seniors or adults to train on actual broadcast equipment, learn about music selection, voice techniques, HD radio, and FCC rules and regulations,” said KANW program director Kevin Otero.

“We will teach the fundamentals in lectures and provide hands-on experience,” Otero said, adding that those completing the course will have the opportunity to gain more experience by volunteering on-air at KANW.

To register call Otero at 242-7163 or e-mail him at Those interested may also register online at

KANW has been on the air for more than 65 years and was New Mexico’s first FM radio station. It carries both NPR, PRI, BBC, and American Public Media programs, and now includes 2 HD radio stations.

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