Media in Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon, United States supports a multitude of media, including long-established newspapers, television and radio stations, a number of smaller local art, culture, neighborhood and political publications, filmmaking and, most recently, Internet media development. Portland has the 22nd largest newspaper,[citation needed] the 23rd largest radio[1] and the 22nd largest television[2] market in the United States. The Portland media market also serves Vancouver, Washington.

Newspapers[edit]

The Oregonian is the only daily general-interest newspaper serving Portland. It also circulates throughout the state and in Clark County, Washington. The Vancouver, Washington-based newspaper The Columbian also covers general news from Portland.

Smaller local newspapers, distributed free of charge in newspaper boxes and at venues around the city, include the Portland Tribune (general-interest paper published on Tuesdays and Thursdays), Willamette Week (general-interest alternative weekly), the The Portland Mercury (another weekly, targeted at younger urban readers), and The Asian Reporter (a weekly covering Asian news, both international and local).

Portland Indymedia is one of the oldest and largest Independent Media Centers. The Portland Alliance, a largely anti-authoritarian progressive monthly, is the largest radical print paper in the city. Just Out, published in Portland twice monthly, is the region's foremost LGBT publication. A biweekly paper, Street Roots, is also sold within the city by members of the homeless community.

The Portland Business Journal, a weekly, covers business-related news, as does the Daily Journal of Commerce. Portland Monthly is a monthly news and culture magazine. The Bee, over 100 years old, is another neighborhood newspaper serving the inner southeast neighborhoods.

Television[edit]

The Portland metro area is the 22nd largest U.S. market area with 1,182,180 homes with TVs and 1.035% of the U.S. market.[2] In addition, the Portland Television market area is considered as serving the entire state of Oregon. The major network television affiliates include:

Channel Call sign Network Owner
2 KATU ABC Sinclair Broadcast Group
6 KOIN CBS Lin Media
8 KGW NBC Sander Media, LLC
(operated through SSA by Gannett Company)
10 KOPB PBS Oregon Public Broadcasting
12 KPTV FOX Meredith
22 KPXG (licensed to Salem) ION ION Media Networks
24 KNMT TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network
32 KRCW (licensed to Salem) The CW Tribune Broadcasting
47 KUNP-LP Univision Sinclair Broadcast Group
49 KPDX (licensed to Vancouver, WA) MNT Meredith


Radio[edit]

The Portland metro area is the 23rd largest radio market[1] in the U.S.

AM Stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License [3] Owner Format [4]
KPOJ 00620 AM Portland Clear Channel Sports
KXTG 0750 AM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Sports
KPDQ 0800 AM Portland Salem Communications Christian radio
KPAM 0860 AM Troutdale Pamplin News/Talk
KWIP 0880 AM Dallas Jupiter Communications Regional Mexican
KMTT 0910 AM Vancouver, WA Entercom Local Alternative rock
KWBY 0940 AM Woodburn 94 Country Inc. Regional Mexican
KUFO 0970 AM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Talk
KOOR 01010 AM Milwaukee Bustos Media Spanish News/Talk
KXPD 01040 AM Tigard Churchill Media Chinese
KFXX 1080 AM Portland Entercom Sports (ESPN Radio)
KXET 01150 AM Portland Bustos Media Spanish Hits
KEX 01190 AM Portland Clear Channel News/Talk
KRYN 01230 AM Gresham Bustos Media Regional Mexican
KKPZ 1330 AM Portland Crawford Broadcasting Christian radio
KUIK 01360 AM Hillsboro News/Talk
KBNP 1410 AM Portland Business Talk
KBPS 1450 AM Portland Portland Public Schools Educational
KBMS 1480 AM Vancouver Urban AC
KGDD 01520 AM Oregon City Bustos Media Regional Mexican
KKOV 01550 AM Vancouver Pamplin Media Talk
KOHI 01600 AM St. Helens News/Talk
KDZR 001640 AM Lake Oswego Disney Kids (Radio Disney)

FM Stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License [5] Owner Format [6]
KBVM 088.3 FM Portland University of Portland Catholic religious
KLVP 088.7 FM Sandy EMF Contemporary Christian K-LOVE
KMHD 089.1 FM Gresham OPB Jazz
KPFR 089.5 FM Pine Grove Family Radio Christian Radio
KQAC 089.9 FM Portland All Classical Public Media, Inc. Classical music
KZRI 090.3 FM Welches EMF Christian Rock AIR-1
KBOO 090.7 FM Portland KBOO Foundation Variety
KOPB-FM 091.5 FM Portland OPB Public Radio
KGON 092.3 FM Portland Entercom Classic Rock
KRYP 093.1 FM Gladstone Salem Communications Regional Mexican
KPDQ-FM 093.9 FM Portland Salem Communications Christian Radio
KZZR 094.3 FM Government Camp Bustos Media Regional Mexican
KNRK 094.7 FM Camas Entercom Alternative
KBFF 095.5 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Hot AC
KWLZ 096.3 FM West Linn Horizon Media Silent
KYCH-FM 097.1 FM Portland Entercom Adult Hits
KXPC 097.9 FM Tualatin Educational Media Foundation Silent
KUPL 098.7 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Country
KWJJ-FM 099.5 FM Portland Entercom Country
KKRZ 0100.3 FM Portland Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio
KXL-FM 0101.1 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting News/Talk
KXRY 0101.5 FM Portland Common Frequency Inc Silent
KINK 0101.9 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting AAA
KKCW 0103.3 FM Beaverton Clear Channel AC
KFIS 0104.1 FM Scappoose Salem Communications Contemporary Christian
KRSK 0105.1 FM Mollala Entercom Hot AC
KFBW 0105.9 FM Vancouver, WA Clear Channel Classic Rock
KLTH 0106.7 FM Lake Oswego Clear Channel Classic Hits
K296FT 0107.1 FM West Haven College rock
KXJM 00107.5 FM Banks Clear Channel Rhythmic CHR

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