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Indianapolis Media

Indianapolis, Indiana is served by local media, as well as regional and national media. As of 2008 Indianapolis is ranked as the 26th largest media market, with just over one million homes.

Radio and Television broadcasts are governed by the FCC.

Print Media

The Indianapolis Star has the most subscriptions for a daily newspaper in the city. It is owned by Gannett, which also publishes a weekly newspaper called The Topics that focuses on local and community-related news for northern Indianapolis and the surrounding suburbs.

Nuvo Newsweekly, Indy Men's Magazine, Indianapolis Women's Magazine, and Indianapolis Monthly are local publications concentrating on arts, entertainment, nightlife and lifestyles.

The Indianapolis Recorder is a weekly publication which serves the African-American community. La Voz De Indiana is a bilingual newspaper focused on Latin-American issues.

The Indianapolis Business Journal and Inside Indiana Business are business news publications for the greater Indianapolis region.


Indianapolis is served by the following local broadcast Television stations:

WTTV (4.1) — a CW affiliate

WTTV (4.2) — a THIS TV Network affiliate

WRTV (6.1) — an ABC affiliate 

WRTV-DT2 (6.2) — 6 News 24/7, a 24 hour news & weather network (from WRTV's studios; digital only)

WISH-TV (8.1) — a CBS affiliate 

WISH-DT2 (8.2) — LWS, a 24 hour weather station (Local Weather Station from WISH's studios)

WISH-DT3 (8.3) — Radar, Forecast 8 Radar 24/7

WTHR (13.1) — an NBC affiliate

WTHR-DT2 (13.2) — SkyTrak Weather Network

WTHR-DT3 (13.3) — Universal Sports

WREP-LP (15) — an America One affiliate

WCTY (16) — a local government channel (cable only)

WIIH-CA (17) — LWS

WDNI-LD (19.1) — IMC, Indy's Music Channel

WFYI (20.1) — a PBS member station

WFYI-DT2 (20.2) — V-Me

WFYI-DT3 (20.3) — Create, and a digital second feed of WFYI's programming offset by 2 days

WNDY-TV (23.1) — a My Network TV affiliate

WTTK (29.1) — a CW affiliate (Simulcast of WTTV 4.1)

WTTK (29.2) — a THIS TV Network affiliate (Simulcast of WTTV 4.2)

WKOG-LP (31) — an EWTN affiliate

WHMB (40.1) — a LeSea Broadcasting affiliate

WHMB-DT2 (40.2) — a WHT affiliate

WCLJ (42.1) — a TBN affiliate

WCLJ-DT2 (42.2) — The Church Channel

WCLJ-DT3 (42.3) — JCTV

WCLJ-DT4 (42.4) — TBN Enlace USA

WCLJ-DT5 (42.5) — Smile of a Child

WBXI-CA (47) — an MTV3 affiliate

WALV-CA (50) — a 24 hour news & weather network (SkyTrak Weather Network from WTHR's studios)

WIPX-LP (51)— an ION affiliate

WXIN (59.1) — a FOX affiliate

WIPX (63.1) — an ION affiliate (formerly i affiliate)

WIPX-DT2 (63.2) — qubo, a 24 hour kids channel

WIPX-DT3 (63.3) — IONLife affiliate

WIPX-DT4 (63.4) — Worship Television station

WDTI (69.1) — a Daystar affiliate


FM Stations

WICR   88.7   Jazz and Classical

WJEL   89.3   Hip Hop

WFYI-FM   90.1
the National Public Radio member station in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is operated by Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, which also operates the area's PBS member station, WFYI Television.

WQRA   90.5
a Christian music radio network in the United States

WBDG   90.9
broadcasting a Variety format from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana,

WEDM   91.1
a high school radio station broadcasting from the Walker Career Center at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana,

WRFT   91.5
a radio station broadcasting from Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana

WTTS   92.3   Adult Album Alternative

WIBC   93.1  News/Talk

WWFT   93.9
a Top 40 Contemporary hit radio music-formatted radio station licensed to serve Fishers, Indiana, and broadcasting in the Indianapolis area

WFBQ   94.7   Classic rock
WFBQ changed to its current Classic rock format on February 14, 1978, at 7 AM.
The station broadcasts with 58 kilowatts of both vertical and horizontal power. 58 kW makes WFBQ the most powerful FM station in Indiana.

It is the flagship station of the popular nationally syndicated program The Bob and Tom Show.

WFMS   95.5   Country music

WFDM   95.9   Talk

WHHH   96.3   Mainstream Urban
also known as "Hot 96.3: Interactive Hip-Hop and R&B."

WLHK   97.1   Country
WLHK is the flagship station of the Indianapolis Colts, as of the 2007 season. It is also the Indianapolis home of Indiana University men's basketball, and airs IU football games in the event of programming conflicts on WLHK's sister station, WFNI.

WRDZ-FM   98.3
a radio station broadcasting a Childrens Radio format.Licensed to Plainfield, Indiana, USA, the station serves the Indianapolis area. The station is currently owned by The Walt Disney Company, and features programing from Radio Disney.

WZPL   99.5
The station, known as "Z99.5," airs a hot adult contemporary format.

WNOU   100.9
a Top 40 Contemporary hit radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Speedway, Indiana, serving the Indianapolis Metro area.
WNOU features The Scotty Davis Show (formerly of KDWB-FM in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota) weekday mornings with McKinzie and Shy from 5:30am - 10:00am.

WKLU   101.9   Contemporary Christian

WRZX   103.3   Modern Rock
X103" or "The X" -- is an FM radio station in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
Indy's New Rock Alternative

WJJK   104.5   Classic Hits (Rock N Roll)
Now Broadcasting in HD Radio

WYXB   105.7
Currently an Adult Contemporary music station. The original positioning statement of "Soft Rock for a Busy World" has been shortened to just "Soft Rock."

WTLC-FM   106.7  Urban Adult Contemporary
R&B hits and Classic soul 
It is home to the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

WEDJ   107.1
a Regional Mexican radio station 

WNTR   107.9   Adult Hits

AM Stations

WSYW   810   Spanish Variety

WXLW   950   Sports Talk

WFNI   1070   Sports

WNDE   1260   Sports radio

WTLC-AM   1310   Urban Gospel

WXNT   1430   News Talk Information
features programing from Fox News Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Westwood One.

WBRI   1500   Christian radio

WNTS   1590   Regional Mexican



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