Media in Boise, Idaho

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The Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area is served by six major television stations, two daily newspapers, three major weekly newspapers and 19 major commercial radio stations.

The area is also home to a number of non-profit radio stations, a magazine, and a number of online publications.

Television and radio[edit]

Station Affiliation Channel Owner City Subchannels
KBOI CBS 2 Sinclair Broadcast Group Boise CW+ on 2.2, Charge! on 2.3
KAID PBS 4 State of Idaho Boise IdahoPTV Plus on 4.2, Create on 4.3, World on 4.4, PBS Kids on 4.5
KIVI ABC 6 E. W. Scripps Company Nampa Laff on 6.2, Escape on 6.3
KTVB NBC 7 Tegna Media Boise Idaho's Very Own 24/7 on 7.2, Justice Network on 7.3
KNIN FOX 9 Raycom Media Caldwell Me-TV on 9.2, Grit on 9.3
KTRV Ion 12 Block Communications Nampa Qubo on 12.2, Movies! on 12.3, Ion Life on 12.4, Ion Shop on 12.5
KKIC Estrella TV 16 Cocola Broadcasting Boise
KCLP-CA Religious 18 Alpha & Omega Communications, LLC Boise
KZTN-LD TBN 20 Celebration Praise, LLC Boise TCT on 20.2, Enlace on 20.3
KRID-LD Newsmax TV 22 Karl Maalouf Boise This TV on 22.2, Heroes & Icons on 22.3, Heartland on 22.4 KSTY on 22.5, KOAY[disambiguation needed] on 22.6, Weather on 22.7, Retro TV on 22.8, Boise TV 22.9
KFLL-LD dark 25 DTV America Boise
KYUU CW 28 Sinclair Broadcast Group Boise TBD on 28.2, Comet TV on 28.3, GetTV on 28.4
K31FD-D 3ABN 31 3ABN Boise 3ABN Proclaim on 31.2, 3ABN Dare To Dream on 31.3, 3ABN Latino on 31.4, 3ABN Radio on 31.5, 3ABN Radio Latino on 31.6 Radio 74 on 31.7
KBSE-LP HSN 33 Cocola Broadcasting Boise
KKJB Telemundo 39 Cocola Broadcasting Boise Cozi TV on 39.2, Attenna TV on 39.3, Buzzr on 39.4, QVC on 39.5, QVC Plus on 39.6
KBTI-LD HSN 2 41 Cocola Broadcasting Boise SBN on 41.2, Jewelry TV on 41.3, Rev'n on 41.4
KIWB-LP Silent 43 Cocola Broadcasting Boise
KZAK-LD HSN 2 49 Cocola Broadcasting Boise Daystar on 49.2, TCN on 49.3
KCBB-LP Azteca América 51 Cocola Broadcasting Boise
Station Format Frequency Owner City
KRRB Christian 88.1 FM EMF Kuna
KOAY Clean Youth Music 88.7 FM Idaho Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Caldwell
KAWS Christian Talk 89.1 FM CSN Marshing
KTSY Family Friendly 89.5 FM Idaho Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Caldwell
KRBX Community radio 89.9 FM Boise Community Radio Project Caldwell
KBSU-FM Classical 90.3 FM Boise State Radio Boise
KGCL Spanish Language Christian 90.9 FM EMF Jordan Valley
KBSX NPR News 91.5 FM Boise State Radio Boise
KIZN Country 92.3 FM Cumulus Media Boise
KTIK-FM Sports 93.1 FM Cumulus Media New Plymouth
K228EK Community radio 93.5 FM Boise Community Radio Project Boise
KBXL Christian Talk 94.1 FM Inspirational Family Radio Caldwell
KRVB Adult Album Alternative 94.9 FM E. W. Scripps Company Nampa
KSRV-FM Variety Hits 96.1 FM Impact Radio Group Nampa
KKGL Classic rock 96.9 FM Cumulus Media Nampa
KQFC Country 97.9 FM Cumulus Media Boise
KARO Christian 98.7 FM EMF Nyssa OR
KLXI Christian 99.5 FM EMF Fruitland
KQXR Alternative 100.3 FM E. W. Scripps Company Payette
KPDA Regional Mexican 100.7 FM Radio Rancho Mountain Home
KWYD Top 40 101.1 FM Impact Radio Group Parma
KQBL Country 101.9 FM Impact Radio Group Emmett
KZMG HOT AC 102.7 FM Impact Radio Group Melba
KSAS-FM CHR/Pop 103.5 FM Townsquare Media Caldwell
KAWO Country 104.3 FM Townsquare Media Boise
KJOT Active rock 105.1 FM E. W. Scripps Company Boise
KCIX Hot Adult Contemporary 105.9 FM Townsquare Media Garden City
KDBI-FM Spanish Contemporary Hits 106.3 FM Radio Rancho Homedale
KTHI Classic Hits 107.1 FM E. W. Scripps Company Caldwell
KXLT Adult Contemporary 107.9 FM Townsquare Media Eagle
KIDO News/Talk 580 AM Townsquare Media Nampa
KFXD Talk 630 AM Townsquare Media Boise
KBOI News/Talk 670 AM Cumulus Media Boise
KDBI Sports 730 AM Impact Radio Group Boise
KSPD Christian Talk 790 AM Inspirational Family Radio Boise
KYWN Silent 890 AM Independent Boise
KMHR Regional Mexican 950 AM First Western Group Boise
KBGN Christian Talk 1060 AM Nelson and Karen Wilson Caldwell
KGEM Oldies 1140 AM E. W. Scripps Company Boise
KWEI Spanish Adult Hits 1260 AM EMF Notus
KTIK Sports 1350 AM Cumulus Media Nampa
KTRP Tejano 1450 AM Centro Familiar Cristiano Notus
KCID Spanish Catholic 1490 AM Salt & Light Radio Caldwell

Public radio[edit]

Public radio, listener-supported (through periodic fund drives) along with corporate and private sponsors, also has a place in Boise's radio marketplace.

Boise State Public Radio operates three radio stations, KBSU 90.3 FM, KBSX 91.5 FM, and KBSU-FM HD2. Through a system of repeater transmitters, these stations cover much of the populated area of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, and the northern border of Nevada.

KBSU concentrates on arts and entertainment, largely of classical music, but also carries a variety of other programming of news, eclectic musical tastes, and weekly programs such as Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk. KBSX is the Boise area's NPR outlet for news and cultural programming, while KBSU-2 provides jazz programming. These stations fill a niche in radio programming generally not covered in the mainstream commercial media and provide perspectives in culture and news not generally available elsewhere on the radio dial in this market.

KRBX 89.9 FM, Radio Boise, also serves the Treasure Valley. This is a volunteer based, listener supported, community radio station that is home to a number of locally produced public affairs programs as well as Democracy Now! It also features a variety of music programming across a broad spectrum of genres. It is run by volunteer DJs and often features local and touring bands live in studio.

Print media[edit]

Daily[edit]

Two daily newspapers operate in the area, each with a different primary focus. The Idaho Statesman is based in Boise, and primarily focuses on the capital city, but also considers itself the state's primary paper. The Statesman is owned by the McClatchy newspaper chain, based in California.

The Idaho Press-Tribune is based in Nampa, and focuses on Canyon County (including Caldwell). The paper is locally owned.

Weekly[edit]

The Boise Weekly is an alternative newspaper based in downtown Boise, focusing on news, arts and opinion for the greater Boise area. The publication is owned and published locally.

The Owyhee Avalanche is a weekly newspaper in Homedale, Idaho, which is published Wednesday mornings and serves the Owyhee County area of Southwestern Idaho. It is owned by Owyhee Publishing.

Tidbits of Boise is a weekly newspaper found in places where people wait: restaurants, doctor's offices, hospitals, car repair centers, and shops. It is published locally by Boise Media Group, Inc.[1][2]

Other[edit]

The Boise Journal is a city magazine based in downtown Boise, focusing on local interest, history and arts for the greater Boise area. The publication is owned and published locally.[3]

The Boise Home is a city home magazine based in downtown Boise, focusing on local building, home products and gardening for the greater Boise area. The publication is owned and published locally.

Boise Lifestyle Magazine offers monthly family and lifestyle magazine throughout the Boise and Treasure Valley areas. The publication is locally owned and published.[4]

Online media[edit]

Most of the region's legacy media outlets maintain an Internet presence.

Boise Journal and Boise Home are available online at imcmags.com.

KTVB-TV operates KTVB.com with repurposed and original content, as well as extensive weather, sports, traffic and other content. .[5][6]

The Idaho Statesman offers IdahoStatesman.com with repurposed news, sports and classifieds content.

With the exception of KGEM-AM, all the above-listed commercial radio stations maintain an online website.

The Boise Weekly also publishes its content online at BoiseWeekly.com.

The Porcupine Picayune (formerly the Boise Picayune) has been publishing "This, That & The Other Thing About Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Happiness" since 2007.[7]

Boise Lifestyle Magazine publishes its content in print and online throughout Boise and the surrounding areas. It offers stories, events calendar and business advertising.[8]

ZIdaho.com is Idaho's largest online classifieds. Started in 2000 by KTVB, it is now privately owned. www.ZIdaho.com

IdahoCalendar.com is an online events publication, showcasing events and attractions all over the State. www.IdahoCalendar.com

Cable[edit]

CableOne has a monopoly over Boise and the majority of the Treasure Valley.

A non-profit organization operates TVTV, a locally produced Public-access television channel, which appears on Cable One channel 11. Primary funding is provided by the City of Boise.

KTVB operates 24/7, entertainment channel television channel, which is available on Cable One channel 28, over-the-air on digital channel 7.2. The channel consists primarily of newscast repeats, as well as locally produced lifestyle and sports programming. The channel also features some content from Northwest Cable News.

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