New Mexico’s Historic Public Television and Radio Programs to be Preserved by Statewide Partnership and American Archive of Public Broadcasting
New Mexico PBS (NMPBS) and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced today a collaborative effort to digitize, preserve and make accessible historic television and radio programs produced by New Mexico public media organizations. The resulting online collection, which dates back 50 years, will be rescued from deteriorating and obsolete formats.
The programs will showcase the richness and complexity of New Mexico’s social, political, cultural and artistic landscape, with content by and about underrepresented topics and communities, including New Mexico’s indigenous and Hispanic populations. The two-year New Mexico Public Media (NMPM) Digitization Project is made possible by a $485,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
The New Mexico public media collection provides an in-depth record of New Mexico’s diverse political, social, cultural and artistic life in program series, documentaries and special event programs. The collection consists of programs produced between 1970 and 2018 by five New Mexico radio and television broadcasters: NMPBS; KRWG (PBS) in southwestern New Mexico; KENW (PBS) in eastern New Mexico; KUNM (FM) at the University of New Mexico; and KANW (FM) in Albuquerque, in collaboration with David G. Griffin, Griffin and Associates. Largely unseen and unheard since they were first broadcast, the programs currently risk deterioration on obsolete formats such as fragile 1”, ¾” beta, ¼” and cassette audio tape.
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