Media in Los Angeles

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The Hollywood Sign, a symbol of both the American film industry, and the global center for media and entertainment in Los Angeles

The media of Los Angeles are influential and include some of the most important production facilities in the world. As part of the "Creative Capital of the World",[1] it is a major global center for media and entertainment. In addition to being the home of Hollywood, the center of the motion picture industry, the Los Angeles area is the second largest media market in North America (after New York City).[2] Many of the nation's media conglomerates either have their primary headquarters (like The Walt Disney Company) or their West Coast operations (like NBCUniversal) based in the region. Universal Music Group, one of the "Big Four" record labels, is also based in the Los Angeles area.

The four major American television broadcast 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. The region also has three PBS stations, as well as KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station.

The major daily newspaper is the Los Angeles Times, while La Opinión is the city's major daily Spanish-language paper. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are significant entertainment industry papers in Los Angeles. 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, 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.[3]


The city's Hollywood neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S. film industry, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people in it. The industry's "Big Six" major film studios (20th Century Fox, Columbia, Disney, Paramount, Universal, and Warner Bros.) are all based in or around Hollywood. Several other smaller and independent film companies also operate in the Los Angeles area.

Print media[edit]

Los Angeles Times Headquarters

Daily newspapers[edit]

Weekly and monthly newspapers[edit]

  • Argonaut (Marina del Rey/Culver City community weekly)
  • Beverly Press (community weekly)[8]
  • CaribPress (Caribbean monthly)
  • The Century City News (community bi-weekly)
  • Cultural News (English-language Japanese monthly)
  • Eastside Sun (community weekly)[9]
  • India Journal (Indian weekly)[10]
  • The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles (Jewish weekly)
  • L.A. Watts Times (community weekly)[11]
  • LA Weekly (alternative weekly)
  • Larchmont Chronicle (community weekly)
  • Los Angeles Asian Journal (Filipino biweekly)[12]
  • Los Angeles Business Journal (business weekly)
  • Los Angeles Downtown News (community weekly)
  • Los Angeles Free Press (alternative weekly)[13]
  • The Los Angeles Independent (community weekly)[14]
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (African-American weekly)
  • Los Angeles Wave - Culver City edition (community weekly)[15]
    • Culver City Star
    • The Westsider
  • Los Angeles Wave - Northeast edition (community weekly)[15]
    • 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)[15]
    • Angeles Mesa News
    • Central News Wave
    • Inglewood/Hawthorne Wave
    • Southside Journal
    • Southwest Topics Wave
    • Tribune News
  • Mexican American Sun (community weekly)[9]
  • Northeast Sun (community weekly)[9]
  • Pacific Citizen (Asian-American semi-monthly)
  • Palisadian-Post (community weekly)
  • Park Labrea News (community weekly)[16]
  • The Angelus (Catholic weekly - Formerly The Tidings)
  • The Tolucan Times (community weekly)
  • Valley Vantage (community weekly)[17]
  • Warner Center News (community weekly)[17]
  • Wyvernwood Chronicle (community weekly)[9]




CBS Television City
The Prospect Studios, formerly the ABC Television Center
The Burbank Studios, formerly NBC Studios

The Los Angeles area is the home of several major offices and production facilities in the television industry. The Fox Broadcasting Company is based in the Century City district of Los Angeles inside the 20th Century Fox studio lot, while another complex, the Fox Television Center, is in West Los Angeles. CBS owns both CBS Studio Center in Studio City and CBS Television City in the Fairfax District. ABC, and its parent company Disney, produce TV programs both at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank and at The Prospect Studios in the Los Feliz neighborhood. NBC use to primarily produce at what is now The Burbank Studios before its parent company NBCUniversal moved these operations in 2014 to a new complex across the street from the Universal Studios lot. Several other film studios may also produce TV shows on their respective lots.


Antennas on Mount Wilson, a major transmitter site for Los Angeles radio and TV stations

The following are full-powered stations serving the Los Angeles television market. Network owned-and-operated stations are highlighted in bold. For full-market listings, please see the Los Angeles television station template.

Channel Call Sign
Primary Network Affiliation Subchannel(s) City of License Owner
(CBS 2)
CBS 2.2 Start TV 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
5.4 TBD
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 Infomercials
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
San Bernardino San Bernardino Community College District
28.1 KCET Public Independent 28.2 KCETLink
28.3 KCETLink Plus
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 LATV 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
34.5 Quest
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
(MeTV Hollywood)
MeTV 54.2 Decades Avalon Weigel Broadcasting
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 Charge!
Anaheim Ellis Communications
(Titan Broadcasting Group)
57.1 KJLA
(Azteca 57)
Azteca 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 Religious) 63.3 Retro TV
63.4 JRES TV
63.5 EEE Network
Oxnard The Meruelo Group
64.1 KILM Ion Life none Inglewood Ion Media Networks


A number of radio stations are broadcast from and/or are licensed to Los Angeles, including the following:


Frequency Callsign[24] Format[25] City of License Notes Ownership
570 KLAC Sports Los Angeles, California Broadcasts from Burbank, California[26] 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[27] Disney
740 KBRT Christian Talk Costa Mesa, California Broadcasts from Costa Mesa[28] Crawford Broadcasting
790 KABC Talk Los Angeles, California Broadcasts from Los Angeles[29] 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 Regional Mexican Los Angeles, California 'La Mera Mera!' Principle Broadcasting
1020 KTNQ Spanish Talk Los Angeles, California - Univision Radio
1070 KNX News Los Angeles, California 'KNX 1070 NewsRadio' Entercom
1110 KRDC Country 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 KSUR 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.
90.3 KMRO
Radio Nueva Vida
Spanish Religious Camarillo, California - The Association For Community Education, Inc.
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 KUSC
Classical Los Angeles, California - USC
92.3 KRRL
Real 92.3
Urban Contemporary Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
92.7 KYLA
Christian Rock Fountain Valley, California - Educational Media Foundation
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
Contemporary Christian Glendale, California Studios in Glendale; however coverage only in far South LA and O.C. Salem Communications
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
La Tricolor 97.5
Regional Mexican - -
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
99.5 KKLA
Christian Talk Los Angeles, California - Salem Communications
100.3 KKLQ
Positive & Encouraging K-LOVE
Contemporary Christian Los Angeles, California - Educational Media Foundation
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
La Tricolor
Regional Mexican Santa Monica, California Simulcast of KLYY[25] Entravision
103.5 KOST
KOST 103.5
Adult Contemporary Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
103.9 KRCD
Spanish Adult Hits Inglewood, California - Univision Radio
104.3 KBIG
104.3 MYfm
Hot AC Los Angeles, California - iHeartMedia, Inc.
104.7 KOCP
Rhythmic Oldies Camarillo, California On July 1, 2016, KCAQ Hip Hop flipped to 95.9 and moved to Ventura Co. and KOCP moved into LA Gold Broadcasters
105.1 KKGO
Go Country
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 - Meruelo Group
106.7 KROQ
106.7 KROQ
Alternative Pasadena, California - CBS Radio
107.1 KSSE
La Suavecita 107.1
Spanish Contemporary Arcadia, California - Entravision
107.5 KLVE
Spanish Contemporary Los Angeles, California - Univision Radio

Internet radio[edit]

See also[edit]


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  9. ^ a b c d Eastern Group Publications - About Us
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  11. ^ L.A. Watts Times
  12. ^ Asian Journal Digital Editions
  13. ^ About Us | Los Angeles Free Press
  14. ^ The Los Angeles Independent - About
  15. ^ a b c Los Angeles Wave - eEditions Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ About Us | Park Labrea News/ Beverly Press Archived 2013-11-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ a b Valley News Group - About us
  18. ^ Angeleno magazine
  19. ^ a b c Westside Today - Letter From The Publisher Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Entertainment Weekly Moving Headquarters to Los Angeles
  21. ^ The Reader Magazine
  22. ^ Los Angeles Confidential
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  26. ^ "KLAC - Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  27. ^ "KSPN - Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  28. ^ "KBRT - Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  29. ^ "KABC - Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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