Media in Boston

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This is a list of television and radio stations along with a list of media outlets in and around Boston, Massachusetts, including the Greater Boston area. As the television media market titled as "Boston-(Manchester)" it stretches as far north as Manchester, New Hampshire, and ranks as the ninth-largest media markets, and one of top-ten-largest radio media market in the United States according to Nielsen Media Research.

TV stations[edit]

The Boston television market includes all but the 4 westernmost counties and Bristol County in Massachusetts and the 6 southern counties in New Hampshire, plus Windham County, Vermont.

Channel Callsign Affiliation Branding Subchannels Owner
(Virtual) Channel Programming
2.1 WGBH PBS WGBH 2 2.2
WGBH Educational Foundation
4.1 WBZ CBS WBZ News 4.2
Start TV
CBS Corporation
5.1 WCVB ABC NewsCenter 5 5.2
Hearst Television
7.1 WHDH Independent 7 News 7.2
This TV
Sunbeam Television
8.1 WBTS NBC NBC 10 Boston 8.2
Cozi TV
NBC Universal
15.1 WYCN 15.2
Cozi TV
24.1 WFXZ-CD Biz_TV WFXZ 24 WGBH Educational Foundation
25.1 WFXT FOX Boston 25 25.2
Cox Media Group
27.1 WUTF UniMás UniMás Boston 27.2
Entravision Communications
38.1 WSBK MyNetworkTV My TV 38 38.2
Heroes & Icons
CBS Corporation
44.1 WGBX PBS WGBX 44 44.3
PBS Kids
WGBH Educational Foundation
46.1 WWDP EVINE Live EVINE Live 46.2
WRNN-TV Associates
48.1 WYDN Daystar Daystar Educational Public Television Corporation
56.1 WLVI CW CW 56 56.2
Sunbeam Television
66.1 WUNI Univision Univision Boston 66.2
Bounce TV
Univision Communications
68.1 WBPX-TV ION ION 68.2
ION Life
ION Shop
ION Media Networks

Local cable channels[edit]


The Boston radio market is the tenth largest in the country, encompassing over 4 million people in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties.

AM radio[edit]

Frequency (kHz) Call Sign Format
590 WEZE Religious programming
640 WTBU Boston University Info. Online & campus only.
680 WRKO Talk
740 WJIB Adult standards and pop oldies
800 WNNW Spanish Tropical
850 WEEI Sports
950 WROL Paid programming
1030 WBZ News/Talk
1060 WQOM Religious programming
1090 WILD Ethnic (Chinese)
1120 WBNW Finance
1150 WWDJ Spanish Christian
1200 WXKS Talk
1260 WBIX Ethnic (Brazilian/Portuguese)
1300 WJDA Religious programming
1330 WRCA Business news
1360 WLYN Paid programming
1410 WZBR Urban contemporary
1430 WKOX Spanish hits
1470 WAZN Paid programming
1510 WMEX Paid programming and sports
1550 WNTN Community-based
1570 WUBG Classic hits
1600 WUNR Paid programming
1650 N/A Logan Int'l Airport Info. Vicinity of airport only.

FM radio[edit]

Frequency (MHz) Call Sign Format
88.1 WMBR Freeform/eclectic (MIT)
88.9 WERS Emerson College. Eclectic.
89.7 WGBH Boston's Local NPR (Public/News/Talk)
90.3 WZBC Boston College (Freeform radio/Democracy Now!)
90.9 WBUR Boston University NPR (Public/News/Talk)
91.5 WMFO Tufts University Radio (College radio/Freeform)
91.9 WUMB UMass Boston (Public/Folk)
92.5 WXRV Adult album alternative
92.9 WBOS Classic rock
93.7 WEEI-FM Sports
94.5 WJMN Mainstream Urban (Jam'n 94-5)
95.3 WHRB Classical & variety
96.9 WBQT Rhythmic Hot AC/classic hip hop/rhythmic contemporary hybrid (Hot 96.9)
97.7 WKAF Urban AC (The New 97.7)
98.5 WBZ-FM Sports talk (98.5 The Sports Hub)
99.5 WCRB Classical (Classical Radio Boston)
100.7 WZLX Classic rock (Boston's Classic Rock)
101.3 WJIB simulcast Adult standards and pop oldies
101.7 WBWL Country (101.7 The Bull)
102.5 WKLB Country (Country 102.5)
103.3 WODS Top 40/CHR (103.3 AMP Radio)
104.1 WWBX Hot adult contemporary (Mix 104.1)
104.9 WRBB Northeastern University
105.7 WROR-FM Classic Hits
106.1 WRCA simulcast Business news ("Bloomberg Radio 106.1")
106.7 WMJX Adult Contemporary (Magic 106.7)
107.3 WAAF Active rock
107.9 WXKS-FM Top 40/CHR (Kiss 108)





Bi-weekly and monthly[edit]

Neighborhood papers[edit]

  • Allston-Brighton TAB[7]
  • Boston Guardian (effective successor of defunct Boston Courant)
  • Boston Sun[8] (formerly Back Bay Sun)
  • Beacon Hill Times
  • Charlestown Patriot-Bridge
  • Dorchester News
  • Dorchester Reporter
  • East Boston Sun Transcript
  • Fenway News
  • Hyde Park Tribune
  • Jamaica Plain Gazette[9]
  • Mattapan Reporter
  • Mission Hill Gazette
  • South End News
  • West Roxbury Transcript

Inner suburbs:

Outer suburbs:

College newspapers[edit]


  • Barstool Sports[12]
  • Big Red & Shiny, online contemporary arts magazine with coverage and arts criticism for Greater Boston and New England[13]
  • Boston Art Review, a print and online magazine committed to facilitating active discourse around contemporary art in Boston[14]
  • Boston Common Magazine
  • The Boston Independent Media Center, provides alternative views[15]
  • Boston Live Magazine, live music and entertainment
  • Boston Magazine, a monthly lifestyles magazine[16]
  • Boston Review, a national political and arts magazine
  • Boston Spirit Magazine, full color, glossy luxury gay and lesbian life and style magazine, for Greater Boston and New England[17]
  • CommonWealth, online magazine and quarterly print publication about politics and policy in Massachusetts
  • Nieman Lab, online publication covering media and journalism based at Harvard's Nieman Foundation
  • Open Media Boston, progressive online metro news weekly serving the Boston area
  • STAT, an online publication covering health and life sciences, owned by The Boston Globe[18]


  1. ^ Boston Globe online
  2. ^ Boston Herald online
  3. ^ The Improper Bostonian
  4. ^ MLSHomeFinder
  5. ^ Boston For Rent
  6. ^ The Rainbow Times
  7. ^ Allston-Brighton TAB
  8. ^ Boston Sun online
  9. ^ The Jamaica Plain Gazette
  10. ^ Cambridge Chronicle & TAB online
  11. ^ Cambridge Day online
  12. ^ Barstool Sports
  13. ^ Big Red & Shiny
  14. ^ Boston Art Review
  15. ^ Boston Independent Media Center
  16. ^ Boston magazine online
  17. ^ Boston Spirit Magazine online
  18. ^ "With a giant staff for an online startup, The Boston Globe's Stat aims to reach a global audience". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 2017-04-07.

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