Media in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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-Bowling Green, Kentucky is the 182nd largest media market in the United States, with roughly 78,870 homes, 0.069% of all homes in the United States.[1] As of 2010, the Bowling Green DMA comprises Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, and Warren Counties in Kentucky.


Daily newspapers[edit]

Free publications[edit]

Television stations[edit]

Local stations[edit]

RF Channel VC Network affiliation Notes/References/External link(s)
WBKO 13.1 13.1 ABC
WBKO-DT2 13.2 13.2 Fox
WBKO-DT3 13.3 13.3 The CW/The CW Plus
WKYU-TV 18.1 24.1 PBS Owned and operated by Western Kentucky University [3]
WKYU-DT2 18.2 24.2 Create
WKYU-DT3 18.3 24.3 Independent (NWS Weather radar) Audio of NOAA Weather Radio station KIH45
WPBM-CD 46.1 31.1 Religious Independent (primary)
GEB America
The Walk TV
Licensed to Scottsville
WCZU-LD 39.1 39.1 Antenna TV (primary)
MyNetworkTV (7-9 p.m. CT weeknights)
WCZU-LD2 39.2 39.2 Buzzr
WCZU-LD3 39.3 39.3 Bounce TV
WCZU-LD4 39.4 39.4 Sonlife Broadcasting Network
WCZU-LD5 39.5 39.5 Grit
WCZU-LD6 39.6 39.6 Escape
WCZU-LD7 39.7 39.7 Cozi TV
WNKY 16.1 40.1 NBC [5]
WNKY-DT2 16.2 40.2 CBS
WKGB-TV 48.1 53.1 KET / PBS Satellite station of WKLE-TV Lexington [6]
WKGB-DT2 48.2 53.2 KET2 / PBS Encore Simulcast of WKMJ-TV Louisville [6]
WKGB-DT3 48.3 53.3 KET KY - The Kentucky Channel [6]
WKGB-DT4 48.4 53.4 KET Kids

Bowling Green's local cable television operator is Time Warner Cable.

Out-of-market stations[edit]

In addition to the stations listed above, Bowling Green is, by default, also served by the following out-of-market television stations listed below due to the close proximity to the area.

Station Digital (RF) VC Network City of license
Market of origin
WTVF 25.1 5.1 CBS Nashville, TN [7]
WTVF-DT2 25.2 5.2 Independent / "NewsChannel 5+" [8]
WTVF-DT3 25.3 5.3 Laff
WZTV 15.1 17.1 FOX
WZTV-DT2 15.2 17.2 WeatherNation TV
WZTV-DT3 15.3 17.3 Antenna TV Website
WUXP 21.1 30.1 MyNetworkTV
WUXP-DT2 21.2 30.2 GetTV GetTV website
WUXP-DT3 21.3 30.3 Comet Website

Radio stations[edit]

While Bowling Green does not really currently have its own radio market, the general area is served by numerous radio stations. The Bowling Green radio market originally included Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, and Warren Counties.[9]

AM stations[edit]


kHz Call Format On-air identity External link Notes
930 AM WKCT News/Talk Talk 104 / 93 WKCT
1150 AM WLOC Country AM 1150 WLOC Licensed to Munfordville
1230 AM WCDS Sports ESPN Radio 1230 Licensed to Glasgow
1340 AM WBGN Sports 1340 The Ticket Fox Sports Radio affiliate
1450 AM WWKU Sports ESPN Radio 1450 Licensed to Plum Springs
1490 AM WCLU Oldies AM 1490 WCLU Licensed to Glasgow
1570 AM WLBQ Full service/Classic Hits BeechTree Radio Website Licensed to Morgantown

Adjacent locals[edit]

# - Clear-channel AM radio station; best quality signal at night.

FM stations[edit]


MHz Call Format On-air identity External link Notes
88.1 WAYD Christian Contemporary Way FM Licensed to Auburn
88.9 WKYU-FM Public Radio/NPR WKU Public Radio Originates from Western Kentucky University
90.7 WCVK Christian Contemporary Christian Family Radio WCVK website
91.7 WWHR College radio Revolution 91.7 Originates from Western Kentucky University
93.3 WDNS Classic Rock D-93
94.1 WLYE-FM Classic country Real Country Willie 94.1 Licensed to Glasgow
95.1 WGGC Country Goober 95.1 WGGC
95.9 W240CP Top 40/CHR 96 Hits [1] Translator of WOVO-HD2/Horse Cave.
Also broadcast on W239BT 95.7 FM Glasgow.
96.7 WBVR-FM Country Beaver 96.7 Licensed to Auburn.
97.5 W248CF Classical WKU Classical N/A WKYU-FM-HD2 88.9-2
98.3 W252CV Classic rock 98.3 The Edge Translator of WPTQ-HD2/Glasgow; also broadcast over 100.1 FM W261BD/Bowling Green
99.3 WVLE Adult contemporary 99.3 Love FM Licensed to Scottsville
100.7 WKLX Adult hits 100.7 Sam FM Licensed to Brownsville; rebroadcasts on WWKN 99.1 FM Morgantown
102.3 WCLU-FM Adult contemporary Lite 102.3 Licensed to Munfordville
102.7 W274BQ Sports ESPN Radio 1450 Translator of WWKU-AM/Plum Springs
103.7 WHHT Country 103.7 Nash Icon Licensed to Cave City
104.1 W281BV News/Talk Talk 104 / 93 WKCT Translator of WKCT-AM/Bowling Green
105.3 WPTQ Classic rock 105.3 The Point Licensed to Glasgow
106.3 WOVO Adult Contemporary WOVO my 106.3 Licensed to Horse Cave
107.1 WUHU Top 40/CHR All-hit WUHU 107 Licensed to Smiths Grove

Adjacent locals[edit]

NOAA Weather Radio[edit]

Bowling Green is also served by two NOAA Weather Radio stations:

See also[edit]