KRQE was acquired in late 2016 as part of the Media General acquisition. KRQE News 13, digital channel 13.1, is the CBS affiliate for the Albuquerque/Santa Fe market, and Fox New Mexico, digital channel 13.2, is the Fox affiliate. The stations have three transmitters: one in southeast New Mexico near Roswell; one in Durango, Colorado; and the main stick located 10,700 feet above sea level on the Sandia Mountains overlooking Albuquerque. The station has built its success by focusing on local sales projects and hyper-local news coverage (producing over 50 hours per week of local news). The station has a Joint Services Agreement with CW affiliate KWBQ, digital channel 19.1, and MyNetwork affiliate KASY, digital channel 50.1.
Albuquerque, NM is in the 49th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,748,988 and 700,940 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Covering 31 counties and more than 120,000 square miles in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, you can drive in any direction for three hours from Albuquerque and still be inside our viewing area. Our DMA is among the top 50 markets for both ADS penetration (43.3%) and OTA penetration (32.6%).
The largest employers in this market are the federal and state governments, Wal-Mart, Sandia National Laboratories, Presbyterian Healthcare and Albuquerque Public Schools.
Source: Nielsen Media
Station Contact Information13 Broadcast Plaza SW Albuquerque, NM 87104 P: (505) 243-2285
Bill Anderson, General Manager
Marilyn Painter, General Sales Manager
Iain Munro, News Director