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Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Branding Me-TV Albuquerque
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
Subchannels 33.1 Me-TV
33.2 Jewelry TV
47.1 Telemundo
Affiliations Me-TV (2011-present)
Owner Ramar Communications
First air date 1994; 20 years ago (1994)
Call letters' meaning Retro Television Network (former affiliation)
Sister station(s) KTEL-LP
Former callsigns K56FB (1994-2007)
KFAC-LP (2007-2009)
Former channel number(s) 56 (1994-2007)
Former affiliations The Box (1994-2000)
MTV2 (2001-2002)
Telemundo, via KTEL-LP (2002-2004)
Jewelry Television (2004-2009)
Transmitter power 8.4 kW
Facility ID 55059
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KRTN-LD is a low-powered digital television station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, owned by Ramar Communications broadcasting on UHF digital channel 39.

KRTN-LD airs classic TV programming from the Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) network displayed as channel 33.1. Digital channel 33.2 airs shopping programming from Jewelry TV.

KRTN-LD also broadcasts digital programming for KTEL-LP analog channel 47 the local Telemundo affiliate. It is displayed as channel 47.1.


KRTN-TV is the full powered satellite station based in Durango, Colorado that broadcasts on channel 33. This station is also seen statewide on Dish Network and DirecTV channel 33.

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 37°15′47″N 107°53′47.7″W / 37.26306°N 107.896583°W / 37.26306; -107.896583 (KTLL-TV)

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[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
33.1 480i 4:3 KRTN-SD Main KRTN-LD programming / Me TV
33.2 16:9 JEWL TV Jewelry TV
47.1 720p KTEL-HD Telemundo

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.

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