89.1 KANW-FM

89.1 KANW-FM Listen online now at www.kanw.com! For smart speaker Listen to KANW’s live stream by saying ‘Ok Google, play KANW’ or ‘Alexa, play KANW.’ KANW is now on Apple Music Radio, search KANW! Thanks for listening!!

KANW is a non-profit, non-commercial public radio station owned and operated by Albuquerque Public Schools. KANW is the first FM station in the State of New Mexico. In 1949, Superintendent John Milne applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a license to construct and operate an FM station to serve the Albuquerque Public Schools. The station was constructed and began operating from a small studio on the third floor of the old Albuquerque High School. The station provided classroom instructional programming operating only during school hours and was off the air during summer recess. In 1969, KANW increased its transmitter power and moved to its present studio location and under a federal grant purchased a much higher power transmitter which is located on Sandia Crest. Another power increase was approved by the FCC in 1983. The station now operates with maximum legal power and serves a large portion of the state of New Mexico. KANW began expanding its program service with New Mexico Music as well as Top-40 music with student disc jockeys. Through the years the weekday format was changed to include disco then urban in an attempt to serve underserved audiences. New Mexico Music programming on KANW began on a Friday afternoon in 1973 with Serjio Herrera. The show moved to Saturday mornings a few weeks later and has since become one of the most consistently listened to radio programs in New Mexico history. The New Mexico Music programming started as a unique service featuring music produced and performed by New Mexicans. KANW is proud to provide a venue to these artists that would otherwise never receive airplay nor recognition in the largest broadcast market of the state. Although the songs and lyrics have a Mexican influence, the sound is unique to the Land of Enchantment. The guitar and brass instruments take prominence in the sound of New Mexico Music. KANW's Saturday morning New Mexico Music and dedications is a New Mexico radio tradition and maintains the highest ratings of all KANW's programs. In 1995, KANW became affiliated with Public Radio International and a full member of National Public Radio in 1999. Some of the most popular programs are Car Talk, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and Thistle and Shamrock. .


KANW Spreading Happiness with New Mexico Music with Chelsea Chavez!


Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Domingo · Chelsea Chavez Sinceramente ℗ 2017 Randall Records Released on: 2017-05-18 Auto-generated by YouTube.

Good morning! Call in your dedications to 595-242-3456!! Have a great day!

Good morning! Call in your dedications to 595-242-3456!! Have a great day!

Al Hurricane, Jr.
Al Hurricane, Jr.

Al Hurricane, Jr.

Happy birthday Al Hurricane!! On this day 84 years ago, Albert Nelson Sanchez was born on July 10!
Check out the full live performance of Al Jr. singing “Happy Birthday / Las Mañanitas” to his father. Exclusively on the Al Hurricane, Jr. YouTube Channel!
¡Que viva EL Godfather... siempre!

Call in your dedications 505-242-3456 and stay safe!

Call in your dedications 505-242-3456 and stay safe!

Luz de la Luna

KANW Spreading Happiness with New Mexico Music with Miguel Timoteo!


Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Luz de la Luna · Miguel Timoteo Luz de la Luna ℗ 2018 Miguel Timoteo Released on: 2018-12-01 Auto-generated by YouTube.


2020 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM

General information

KANW is the oldest FM radio station in New Mexico. KANW is your source for the best in public radio and New Mexico Music. KANW is licensed to Albuquerque Public Schools.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00



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Anyone know who sings those oldies but goodies it had like Donna and many other oldies with it I heard it one time here on KANW would love to own a copy of it
Hey, is the online stream not working? I can not get it to turn on. Thanks
My name is Anthony Benavidez I would like to hear the song Tres Noches by Al Hurricane or Jr not sure
Good evening Ms. Sunrise How are you? We are doing good. I would like to make a shout out to Jordan Loretto. Want to wish him a happy birthday and many more. From lil Margaret and I. You all stay safe. Wash them hands. Wear your masks and definitely continue social distancing. Thank you I good night
Good evening for los Polancos ofLeasburg, NM El Muno Colorado
Listening with Rey Terrazas on a Saturday evening. 💞 this station on simple radio app! Puro musica de Nuevo Mexico!
Having a very hard time getting in. Maybe it’s this Phoenix heat. Anyway, if you see this please play Con Musica Romantica by Darren Cordova for Lucy Grinie in Tucson. Hope she’s listening.
My sister Priscilla Gallegos from Grants NM. Playing the taps for all the veterans. Thank you all
Do you guys keep a play list of songs you’ve played today? My son heard a song that he liked and we have been trying to find it 😃
Amigos,The New Single "Caminos Medley" is Officially on Rotation on KANW 89.1 FM in Albuquerque,NM !!! We need your Help,Por Favor Calling In,Requesting & Voting for It !!! So if you live in The Rio Rancho, Bernalillo,Los Lunas,Grants,Belen & Socorro Area Tune-in & Listen to The New Sangre Joven Single !!! Mil Gracias por Su Apoyo y Que Viva La Musica de Nuevo Mexico !!! #newcd #newmusic #kanw #burque #dukecity #localradio #newmexicomusic #newsingle
Are you giys off the air. Having trouble picking up your live stream in Phoenix.
Hi Mary Lopez. I hope you’re monitoring this. Can’t get through on the phone. Can you play Sparx Se Me Fue Mi Amor? Thank you. 💖