KRWG-TV, digital channel 23 (virtual channel 22), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member Public television station serving both southeastern New Mexico and nearby El Paso, Texas. The station, which is run by New Mexico State University, signed on the air on June 29, 1973 and is licensed to the Regents of New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico. Its "News22" is one of the few student-produced broadcasts among United States journalism schools. The station airs on cable channel 4 and HD channel 886. KRWG on channel 4 is not to be confused with the actual TV station KDBC-TV which airs on channel 4 terrestrially but instead it is carried on cable channel 3.
RWG in the call letters are the initials for Ralph Willis Goddard an educator and pioneer broadcaster in Las Cruces. Goddard was an instructor at the college and founded KOB AM the radio station that would later be KKOB Albuquerque, NM. The call letters KRWG were chosen for the FM station that started in 1964 and this TV station that began broadcasting on June 29, 1973.
KRWG-TV is rebroadcast on a network of translators in Silver City, Lordsburg, Cliff-Gila, Truth or Consequences, and other southwestern New Mexico cities.
On June 10, 2009 KRWG turned off their analog signal, two days before the DTV Transition. Additionally, KRWG-TV will remain on its current digital tier channel 23, using PSIP to display KRWG-TV's virtual channel as 22.