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Two new shows highlight KRWG-TV's fall programming

"Aggie Sports Insider," a new show that examines all Aggie sports except football and men's basketball, will debut on KRWG-TV at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9. Another new locally produced program, "Aggie Almanac," will make its debut at 5 p.m. Saturday. "Aggie Almanac," a magazine/talk show, is hosted by KVIA-TV's award-winning Hillary Floren.

Sports Insider" will examine women's basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, equestrian, track and field, cross country, swimming, baseball and softball at NMSU.

New Mexico State University graduate student Jenean Ford, who played three seasons with the Aggie women's basketball team, will host the program. Last season, Ford finished as NMSU's leading scorer and rebounder and ranked second on the team with 15 blocked shots. She was named to the All-WAC Tournament Team after leading the Aggies to upsets of Fresno State and Boise State and to a berth in the WAC Championship game.

Two other locally produced sports shows will return to KRWG-TV this fall.

"The Hal Mumme Show," a weekly review of the Aggie football season, will feature game highlights, comments from head football coach Hal Mumme, and a preview of the next contest. Kyle Doperalski, the Aggie Sports Network broadcast coordinator, will host the program, which airs at 4 p.m. Saturday, beginning Sept. 9.

"The Reggie Theus Show," featuring the head coach of the men's basketball team, will follow Aggie basketball when that season begins. Game highlights and a preview of the next game will be featured.

Other returning local shows include the award-winning News 22, which returns to the airwaves Monday, Sept. 25. Students will continue to produce and anchor the show, covering news, sports, weather, and news in Spanish in the Las Cruces area. The show will air at 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

"Minding Your Business," will air at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Local and regional politics will be the focus of the Friday program, while business and economic issues will be highlighted in the Sunday edition. "Minding Your Business" is hosted by interim KRWG-TV General Manager Dave Holly and returns to the air Sept. 8.

"New Mexico Lifestyles," a program that features architectural styles of the Southwest, airs Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Another student-produced, innovative show, "What It Takes," has moved from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. The program gives viewers an inside look at different occupations and what it takes to be successful at these endeavors. So far, NMSU President Michael Martin, a fireman, a race car driver and a teacher have been featured.

"We want to get into the season and start to implement these programs, a piece at a time, until we have a good local flavor airing on public television here," Holly said.

KRWG-TV, channel 22, is the PBS affiliate for southwestern New Mexico and West Texas and can be seen in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County, Deming, Truth or Consequences, Alamogordo, Lordsburg, Silver City and the Gila, and El Paso.

Bob Nosbisch
Sept. 7, 2006