KRWG team wins Rocky Mountain Emmy award

KRWG Public Media at NMSU has three shiny new trophies to add to its already impressive collection of accolades.

KRWG Public Media staff members (from left) Christian Valle, Joe Widmer and Ralph Escandón are the proud winners of the 2019 Arts/Entertainment-Program Special Rocky Mountain Emmy for their half-hour “Newsmakers-Best of Living Here” show.

A team made up of KRWG production manager Joe Widmer ’88, producer Christian Valle ’05 and TV production supervisor Ralph Escandón received the 2019 Arts/Entertainment-Program Special Rocky Mountain Emmy, a highly competitive award with entries from four western states.

The winning show, the half-hour “Newsmakers-Best of Living Here,” features the best segments of the program “Living Here,” which highlights stories about the arts, culture and people of southern New Mexico.

“I’m thrilled to see our staff recognized at this prestigious competition,” says KRWG general manager Adrian Velarde. “We’re fortunate to have such a talented group producing this high level of content for our viewers in southwest New Mexico and far west Texas.”

“Winning this award means that our work is recognized by our peers and we have achieved the highest level of excellence in our field. It feels great to be recognized,” Valle says.

Adriana M. Chávez ’19