Media in Los Angeles

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The media of Los Angeles serve a large population in the Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles Times Headquarters

The major daily newspaper in the area is the Los Angeles Times, while La Opinión is the city's major daily Spanish-language paper. There are also a wide variety of smaller regional newspapers, alternative weeklies and magazines, including LA Weekly, Los Angeles magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Los Angeles Daily Journal (legal industry paper), The Hollywood Reporter and Variety (entertainment industry papers), and Los Angeles Downtown News. In addition to the English- and Spanish-language papers, numerous local periodicals serve immigrant communities in their native languages, including Korean, Persian, Russian and Japanese.

The Southern California News Group, a subsidiary of Digital First Media, operates eleven other regional daily newspapers in greater Los Angeles, with all covering four of the five Los Angeles DMA counties. The Los Angeles Daily News, published in the San Fernando Valley community of Woodland Hills, serves as the flagship newspaper of SCNG; other publications under the SCNG umbrella include the Torrance-based Daily Breeze (serving the South Bay and southwestern Los Angeles County), Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, and the Orange County Register, which SCNG acquired (along with the Riverside Press-Enterprise) from Freedom Communications in March 2016.

Los Angeles arts, culture and nightlife news is also covered by a number of local and national online guides like Time Out Los Angeles, Thrillist, Kristin's List, DailyCandy, LAist, and Flavorpill.[1]

The Los Angeles metro area is served by a wide variety of local television stations, and is the second-largest designated market area in the U.S. with 5,489,810 homes (4.845% of the U.S.). The Big Four major broadcast television networks, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, all have production facilities and offices throughout various areas of Los Angeles. All four, plus major Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision, also own and operate stations that serve the Los Angeles market.

Prior to the digital television transition of 2009, Los Angeles was the only city to have all seven VHF allocations possible assigned to it; three of those stations, KCBS-TV, KNBC, and KTLA (formerly operating on analog channels 2, 4, and 5, respectively) now currently broadcast their signals via UHF. Other markets have seven VHF channels, but were split among different cities. For instance, New York City had seven VHF allocations but two of these are assigned to cities in New Jersey, while the Salt Lake City-Provo, Utah area also had seven VHF allocations, three of which were reserved as non-commercial licenses.

Los Angeles, along with Washington, DC, is one of the few TV markets that did not have a VHF allocation reserved for public broadcasting.

Charter Spectrum is the primary cable television provider in the Los Angeles market, with Cox Communications available in portions of southwestern Los Angeles County, as well as most of southern Orange County.

Print media[edit]

Daily newspapers[edit]

Weekly and monthly newspapers[edit]

  • Argonaut (Marina del Rey/Culver City community weekly)
  • Beverly Press (community weekly)[5]
  • CaribPress (Caribbean monthly)
  • The Century City News (community bi-weekly)
  • Cultural News (English-language Japanese monthly)
  • Eastside Sun (community weekly)[6]
  • India Journal (Indian weekly)[7]
  • The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles (Jewish weekly)
  • L.A. Watts Times (community weekly)[8]
  • LA Weekly (alternative weekly)
  • Larchmont Chronicle (community weekly)
  • Los Angeles Asian Journal (Filipino biweekly)[9]
  • Los Angeles Business Journal (business weekly)
  • Los Angeles Downtown News (community weekly)
  • Los Angeles Free Press (alternative weekly)
  • The Los Angeles Independent (community weekly)[10]
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (African-American weekly)
  • Los Angeles Wave - Culver City edition (community weekly)[11]
    • Culver City Star
    • The Westsider
  • Los Angeles Wave - Northeast edition (community weekly)[11]
    • Belvedere Citizen
    • Eagle Rock Sentinel
    • East L.A. Tribune
    • Eastside Journal
    • Highland Park News Herald & Journal
    • Lincoln Heights Bulletin
    • Mount Washington Star Review
    • El Sereno Star
  • Los Angeles Wave - West edition (community weekly)[11]
    • Angeles Mesa News
    • Central News Wave
    • Inglewood/Hawthorne Wave
    • Southside Journal
    • Southwest Topics Wave
    • Tribune News
  • Mexican American Sun (community weekly)[6]
  • Northeast Sun (community weekly)[6]
  • Pacific Citizen (Asian-American semi-monthly)
  • Palisadian-Post (community weekly)
  • Park Labrea News (community weekly)[12]
  • The Tidings (Catholic weekly)
  • The Tolucan Times (community weekly)
  • Valley Vantage (community weekly) [13]
  • Warner Center News (community weekly) [13]
  • Wyvernwood Chronicle (community weekly)[6]



Broadcast media[edit]

Television stations[edit]

Note: These are full-powered stations serving the Los Angeles television market; for full listings, please see the Los Angeles television template box. Network owned-and-operated stations are highlighted in bold.

Channel Call Sign
Primary Network Affiliation Subchannel(s) City of License Owner
(CBS 2)
CBS 2.2 Decades Los Angeles CBS Television Stations
(CBS Corporation)
4.1 KNBC
(NBC 4)
NBC 4.2 Cozi TV Los Angeles NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
5.1 KTLA The CW 5.2 Antenna TV
5.3 This TV
Los Angeles Tribune Broadcasting
(Tribune Media)
ABC 7.2 Live Well
7.3 Laff
Los Angeles ABC Owned Television Stations
(The Walt Disney Company)
(K-CAL 9)
Independent None Los Angeles CBS Television Stations
(CBS Corporation)
11.1 KTTV
(Fox 11)
Fox 11.2 KTTV/Fox simulcast (in SD)
11.3 Light TV
Los Angeles Fox Television Stations
(21st Century Fox)
13.1 KCOP-TV
(My 13)
MyNetworkTV 13.2 Buzzr
13.3 Movies!
13.4 Heroes & Icons
Los Angeles Fox Television Stations
(21st Century Fox)
18.1 KSCI
Independent (multi-ethnic) 18.2 SBS
18.3 MBC-D
18.4 CGN
18.5 USArmenian
18.6 MBC America
18.7 Shant TV USA
18.8 Chinese programming
18.9 YTV America
18.88 CHTV
Long Beach NRJ Television
(Titan Broadcasting Group)
22.1 KWHY-TV Independent (Spanish) 22.2 SonLife
22.3, 22.4 Santidad TV
22.5 Majestad TV
22.6 Hope Channel
22.7 U Network
22.8 Jerusalem TV
Los Angeles The Meruelo Group
24.1 KVCR-TV PBS 24.2 FNX
24.3 KVCR Desert Cities (PBS Encore)
24.4 Create
24.5 PBS Kids
San Bernardino San Bernardino Community College District
28.1 KCET Public Independent 28.2 KCETLink
28.3 V-me
28.4 NHK World
Los Angeles Community Television of Southern California
30.1 KPXN-TV Ion 30.2 Qubo
30.3 Ion Life
30.4 Infomercials
30.5 QVC
30.6 Home Shopping Network
San Bernardino Ion Media Networks
31.1 KVMD Home Shopping Network 31.2 UDG
31.4 GDTV World
31.5 Creation TV
31.6, 31.7, 31.10 Infomercials
31.8 WCETV
31.9 CCTV News
Twentynine Palms KVMD Licensee Co.
(Ulloa Family)
34.1 KMEX
(Univision 34)
Univision 34.2 KFTR/UniMas simulcast
34.3 Bounce TV
34.4 Justice Network
Los Angeles Univision Communications
40.1 KTBN-TV TBN 40.2 Hillsong Channel
40.3 Smile of a Child/JUCE
40.4 Enlace USA
40.5 TBN Salsa
Santa Ana Trinity Broadcasting Network
44.1 KXLA Independent (multi-ethnic) 44.2 QVC Plus
44.3 Sky Link TV 3
44.4 Sky Link TV 2
44.5 Arirang TV
44.6 IAVC
44.7 NTDTV
44.8 KBS24
44.9 GETV
44.10 H&S
44.11 Infomercials
Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc.
(Ulloa Family)
46.1 KFTR
(UniMas 46)
UniMas 46.2 GetTV
46.3 Escape
46.4 Grit
Ontario Univision Communications
50.1 KOCE-TV
(PBS SoCal 1)
PBS 50.2 PBS SoCal 2 (PBS Encore)
50.3 Daystar
50.4 World
50.5 PBS Kids
Huntington Beach KOCE-TV Foundation
52.1 KVEA
(Telemundo 52)
Telemundo 52.2 TeleXitos Corona NBC Telemundo License, LLC
54.1 KAZA-TV
(Azteca 54)
Azteca America 54.2 Lighthouse Praise
54.3 Alfa y Omega
54.4 JRES TV
54.5 Vietnamese programming
Avalon Azteca International Corporation
56.1 KDOC-TV Independent 56.2 ENSE TV
56.3 Me-TV
56.4 Comet TV
56.5 KVLA
56.6 S Channel
56.7 VieTV
56.8 The Works
Anaheim Ellis Communications
(Titan Broadcasting Group)
57.1 KJLA LATV 57.2 VietFace TV
57.3 VNA-TV
57.4 SET
57.5 Saigon TV
57.6 VBS
57.7 LSTV
57.8 IBC-TV
57.9 ZWTV
57.10 VietPho
57.11 Vstar
57.12 VGMT
Ventura KJLA, LLC
(Ulloa Family)
58.1 KLCS PBS 58.2 PBS Kids
58.3 Create
58.4 FNX
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District
62.1 KRCA Estrella TV 62.2 Guadalupe Radio TV
62.3 Tele ViDa Abundante
62.5 Latin TV
62.6 Super TV
Riverside Liberman Broadcasting
63.1 KBEH Independent (Spanish) 63.2 Guadalupe Radio TV
63.3, 63.7 Tele-Romantica
63.4 Tele Vida
63.5 Latin TV
63.6 Rede iTV
63.8 Teledunamis
Oxnard Hero Broadcasting
64.1 KILM SonLife 64.2 Sino TV
64.3, 64.4 Santidad TV
64.5 Majestad TV
64.6 Hope Channel
64.7 U Network
64.8 Jerusalem TV
Barstow Multicultural Broadcasting

The following is a list of radio stations which broadcast from and/or are licensed to Los Angeles:


Frequency Callsign[18] Format[19] City of License Notes Ownership
570 KLAC Sports Los Angeles, California Broadcasts from Burbank, California[20] iHeartMedia, Inc.
Los Angeles Dodgers
640 KFI Talk Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
670 KIRN Iranian Ethnic Simi Valley, California - Lotus Communications
710 KSPN Sports Los Angeles, California Broadcasts from Los Angeles, California[21] Disney
740 KBRT Christian Talk Costa Mesa, California Broadcasts from Costa Mesa[22] Crawford Broadcasting
790 KABC Talk Los Angeles, California Broadcasts from Los Angeles[23] Cumulus Media
830 KLAA Sports Orange, California - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
870 KRLA Talk Glendale, California - Salem Communications
900 KALI Spanish Religious West Covina, California - Multicultural Broadcasting
930 KHJ Christian Los Angeles, California - IHR
980 KFWB Bollywood music Los Angeles, California - Principle Broadcasting
1020 KTNQ Spanish Talk Los Angeles, California - Univision Radio
1070 KNX News Los Angeles, California - CBS Radio
1110 KDIS Kids Pasadena, California - Disney
1150 KEIB Talk Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
1190 KGBN Korean Anaheim, California - Korean Gospel Broadcasting Network
1230 KYPA Korean Los Angeles, California - Multicultural Broadcasting
1260 KBOQ Classical Beverly Hills, California - Mt. Wilson Broadcasting
1280 KFRN Christian Long Beach, California - Family Radio
1300 KAZN Mandarin Chinese Pasadena, California - Multicultural Broadcasting
1330 KWKW Spanish Sports Los Angeles, California ESPN Deportes Lotus Communications
1390 KLTX Spanish Christian Long Beach, California Radio Nueva Vida -
1430 KMRB Cantonese Chinese San Gabriel, California - Multicultural Broadcasting
1460 KTYM Urban Gospel Inglewood, California - -
1540 KMPC Korean Los Angeles, California - -
1580 KBLA Spanish Christian Santa Monica, California - Multicultural Broadcasting
1650 KFOX Korean Torrance, California - -


City of License Notes Owner-
88.1 KKJZ
Jazz Long Beach, California - CSU-Long Beach
88.5 KCSN
AAA Northridge, California - CSU-Northridge
88.9 KXLU
KXLU 88.9
Freeform Los Angeles, California - Loyola Marymount University
89.3 KPCC
KPPC 89.3
Public Pasadena, California NPR SCPR
89.9 KCRW
Public Santa Monica, California NPR Santa Monica Community College
90.3 XHITZ
Contemporary Hits Tijuana, Baja California - Comunicación XERSA, S.A. de C.V.
90.7 KPFK
Freeform Los Angeles, California - Radio Pacifica
Alternative Rock San Diego-Tijuana - Comunicación XERSA, S.A. de C.V.
91.5 KUSC
Classical Los Angeles, California - USC
92.3 KRRL
Real 92
Urban Contemporary Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
93.1 KCBS
Jack FM
Adult Hits Los Angeles, California - CBS Radio
93.5 KDAY
93.5 KDAY
Classic hip hop Redondo Beach, California - -
93.9 KXOS
Radio Centro
Regional Mexican Los Angeles, California - Groupo Radio Centro
94.3 KBUA
Que Buena
Regional Mexican San Fernando, California - Liberman Broadcasting
94.7 KTWV
The Wave
Urban AC Los Angeles, California - CBS Radio
95.5 KLOS
95.5 KLOS
Classic Rock Los Angeles, California - Cumulus Media
95.9 KFSH
The Fish
Christian Radio Glendale, California -
96.3 KXOL
Mega 96.3
Spanish Contemporary Los Angeles, California - SBS
96.7 KWIZ
La Ranchera
Regional Mexican Santa Ana, California Liberman Broadcasting
97.1 KAMP
Amp Radio
Top 40 Los Angeles, California - CBS Radio
97.5 KLYY
José 97.5
- - -
97.9 KLAX
97.9 La Raza
Regional Mexican East Los Angeles, California - SBS
98.3 KRCV
Las Veriedad
Spanish Adult Hits West Covina, California - Univision Radio
98.7 KYSR
Alt 98.7
Alternative Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
99.5 KKLA
95.5 KKLA
Christian Talk Los Angeles, California - Salem Communications
100.3 KSWD
The Sound
Classic Rock Los Angeles, California - Bonneville International
101.1 KRTH
Classic Hits Los Angeles, California - CBS Radio
101.9 KSCA
Regional Mexican Glendale, California - Univision Radio
102.3 KJLH
Radio Free KJLH
Urban AC Compton, California - Taxi Communications
102.7 KIIS
Top 40 Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
103.1 KDLD
José 103.1
Spanish Adult Hits Santa Monica, California Simulcast of KLYY[19] Entravision
103.5 KOST
KOST 103.5
Adult Contemporary Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
103.9 KRCD
Mas Variedad
Spanish Adult Hits Inglewood, California - Univision Radio
104.3 KBIG
104.3 MYfm
Hot AC Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
105.1 KKGO
Go Counry
Country Los Angeles, California - Mt. Wilson Broadcasting
105.5 KBUE
Que Buena 105.5
Regional Mexican Long Beach, California - Liberman Broadcasting
105.9 KPWR
Power 106
Rhythmic Contemporary Los Angeles, California - Emmis
106.7 KROQ
106.7 KROQ
Alternative Pasadena, California - CBS Radio
107.1 KSSE
Super Estrella
Spanish Contemporary Arcadia, California - Entravision
107.5 KLVE
Spanish Contemporary Los Angeles, California - Univision Radio

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