KENW Initiatives

Participated in events sponsored by educational institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting:

Four Ft. Sumner High School students and their teacher visited Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Monday, April 16, to sharpen their broadcasting skills at the campus public broadcasting station, KENW-TV.

The students are (L-R): Kendra Bailey, sophomore camera technician; Emma Moyer, sophomore anchor; Alex Rodriguez, junior audio producer; and Ashley Landreth, junior anchor.  Their teacher/advisor is Sharon West.

This four-student team won the State Business Professionals of America News Team competition and will compete in Chicago.

Each team was given two stories at the state competition to create a newscast.  The stories were assigned “Dual Enrollment for High School Students” and “Utilization of Technology for Fundraising and Its Effect Between Generations.”

Ft. Sumner graduate Vincent Rodriguez, an ENMU senior broadcast production major, arranged the visit.

KENW offers station tours upon request by various public schools, and this year we had approximately 600 students participate.  The university sends new college students to tour our studios during Orientation.  We also give one-on-one tours to prospective students and their parents for those who are interested in a broadcast career.

By appointment, high school and college students can watch the production team and hostess in action as she interviews guests during “Creative Living,” which is locally produced and aired nationally on over 100 PBS stations.  This often inspires students to enroll at ENMU to learn more about broadcasting and even take a workshop so they can take part in the production of this KENW show.