Media in Monterey County, California

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Media in Monterey County is a designated market area (DMA) or media market that includes print media (newspapers and magazines) and broadcast media (radio and television) in Monterey County, California.

It includes the cities of Monterey and Salinas, as well as the towns in the Salinas Valley in the Central Coast of California.


The Monterey-Salinas metropolitan statistical (or service) area (MSA) is served by a variety of local television stations, and is the 124th largest designated market area (DMA) in the U.S. with 222,900 homes:

ABC affiliate[edit]

The Monterey-Salinas area lost its American Broadcasting Company broadcast affiliate in 2000, when KNTV was purchased, and then became the NBC station for the San Francisco Oakland San Jose metropolitan area. KNTV, then known as, later moved its tower from Loma Prieta Peak to San Bruno Mountain, ceasing its coverage in Monterey. At that time, ABC reached an agreement with Comcast Cable to provide a slightly-customized feed of San Francisco ABC O&O KGO-TV for the Monterey area, branded simply as ABC 7 and occasionally referred to by the mock call letters AABC. On December 20, 2010, KSBW announced that they will carry ABC programming over on its second digital subchannel, which has already launched on April 18, 2011.


Radio stations Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz area of dominant influence (ADI) or continuous measurement market (CMM) that are in Monterey County.


List of Monterey County FM frequency stations:


List of Monterey County AM frequency stations:


List of Monterey County Internet Radio stations:



  • 831 Magazine
  • ARTWORKS Magazine
  • Carmel Magazine
  • Coastal Canine Magazine[4]
  • Monterey County Magazine
  • WestCoast Magazine


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  2. ^ The Carmel Pine Cone
  3. ^ "Greenfield News". Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  4. ^ Coastal Canine Magazine