Los Angeles News and Media is a hodgepodge of a handful of local newspapers, ethnic daily’s, and glossy mags, as well as thousands of websites and free alternative weeklies. The media make-up reflects L.A. and L.A. County’s diverse population, which includes the largest Mexican population in the nation; the largest Korean population outside of Korea; the second-largest Jewish population outside of Israel; the fourth-largest African-American metropolitan area in the nation, and the largest Asian/Pacific Islander population in the country.
You can find newspapers in just about any language here catering to L.A.’s diverse denizens, as well as a n umber of television stations from around the world. Two of L.A.’s most popular Spanish-language newspapers, for example, are La Opinion, and Hoy Los Angeles.
Newspapers and Magazines
If you’re looking for information on news, entertainment, and you’re curious abut about what the locals are up to on any given day of the week, pick up a copy of the LA Weekly, L.A.’s largest and most popular free weekly featuring information about art, entertainment, film, music, dining, and events in and around Los Angeles. You can also grab a copy of The Weekly Time Out or check out the entertainment section of the Los Angeles Times – L.A.’s only major metropolitan newspaper. Check out the Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal Blog for other unique ideas on things to do in and around L.A.
Radio and Television
Los Angeles’s most popular radio stations are KROQ, 106.7 FM, home of the Kevin & Bean Morning Show and all things rock and alternative and KIIS-FM, 102.7, featuring top 40 hits and On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Other L.A. radio stations include classic rock radio -- 93.1 Jack FM; pop rock, and alternative radio station KYSR, 98.7, and rock station KLOS, 95.5 FM.
Sports and talk radio fans will find a number of excellent broadcasts in L.A. including: KNX 1070 AM for news, sports, and features; KCRW public radio 89.9, KABC talk radio 790 AM; KPFK 90.7 FM public radio; KPCC 89.3 FM public radio, and KUSC 91.5 FM, classical public radio.
If you happen to have time to turn on the tube TV while you’re in L.A. here’s a quick run-down of the local Los Angeles television channels.
- KCBS Channel 2 - CBS
- KNBC Channel 4 - NBC
- KTLA Channel 5 - WB
- KABC Channel 7 - ABC
- KCAL Channel 9 - Owned by CBS
- KTTV Channel 11 - FOX
- KCOP Channel 13 - UPN
- KCET Channel 28 - PBS
- KMEX Channel 34 - Univision
- KVEA Channel 52 - Telemundo