|Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Channels||Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
33.2 Jewelry TV
|First air date||1994|
|Call letters' meaning||Retro Television Network (former affiliation)|
|Former callsigns||K56FB (1994-2007)
|Former channel number(s)||56 (1994-2007)|
|Former affiliations||The Box (1994-2000)
Telemundo, via KTEL-LP (2002-2004)
Jewelry Television (2004-2009)
|Transmitter power||8.4 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KRTN-LD also broadcasts digital programming for KTEL-LP analog channel 47 the local Telemundo affiliate. It is displayed as channel 47.1.
|Station||City of license||Channels||First air date||ERP||HAAT||Facility ID||Transmitter Coordinates|
|KRTN-TV||Durango, Colorado||33 (UHF)||March 29, 2001||50 kW||122 m||82613|
Many local commercials on this station are from businesses in Durango and Albuquerque.
The low-powered station in Albuquerque signed on in the Summer of 1994 as K56FB on UHF channel 56. It aired programming from The Box a music video network programmed by viewer request. The Box was purchased by Viacom the parent company of MTV in 2000 and on January 1, 2001 Viacom merged The Box into a "relaunched" version of MTV2. MTV2 aired on channel 56 for about a year and a half but ended in 2002 as MTV2 dropped broadcast affiliates after contracts expired. After re-broadcasting sister station KTEL-LP for about two years the station carried shopping programming from Jewelry Television in 2004.
The analog station moved to channel 39 from channel 56 in Fall 2007 with power upgrades which gives the channel a much better signal than it had on channel 56.
KRTN-TV was previously KTLL-TV which had been the Telemundo satellite for Durango beginning in 2001.
Classic TV programming
In November 2008, the station signed with the Retro Television Network which would air reruns of classic TV shows. RTV was also to be carried on sister station KRTN-TV (formerly KTLL) channel 33.1 in the four corners area. In September 2009 the stations changed their call-letters to KRTN-TV and KRTN-LD matching the planned affiliations. However RTV had never signed on.
In August 2011 the station added Me-TV a similarly formatted network from Weigel Broadcasting in Chicago which airs popular shows such as M*A*S*H, Hogan's Heroes, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Cheers.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|33.1||480i||4:3||KRTN-SD||Main KRTN-LD programming / Me TV|
|33.2||16:9||JEWL TV||Jewelry TV|
KRTN-LD began running in digital in late 2009, rebroadcasting KTEL-LP analog on KRTN-LD on digital 39 (displayed as 47.1). KTEL-LP channel 47 is still broadcasting in analog. Beginning in late 2011 KTEL programming was shown in HD.
KRTN-LD 33 can now be seen on Directv channel 33 and Dishnetwork Channel 33.