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people read the local periodicals
Monterey County Herald
A fresh copy shows up on our porch every morning and keeps us one step
ahead of the clueless masses.
Carmel Pine Cone
Putting ink on paper since 1915, Carmel's hometown weekly provides a
distinctly human touch to the news
and it doesn't cost a dime. The editorials lean so far to the right
that the publisher often has trouble supporting himself, but
otherwise it's a darn good paper. A popular feature is the detailed
police log. You can find hard copies on many public
or download entire issues in PDF format direct to your favorite
A free left-leaning alternative paper that also features a
comprehensive entertainment guide. They also do some of the best
in-depth reporting in the region.
- Carmel Magazine
Though slick, glossy and loaded with ads for things you probably can't
it provides down-to-earth insights into local culture. Pick it up for
free almost everywhere newsper boxes are found.
- Foolish Times
A locally generated humor tabloid.
Almost as fun as sand in your shoes!
you prefer to watch TV
The Monterey Bay region's oldest TV station,
named for its location
in the Salinas "salad bowl," is the local NBC affiliate. They
have a separate channel for ABC programming. KSBW has the best
and most experienced news team in the region, and the weather guy
knows his stuff. As of this writing, they're the only local channel
that has a 6:00 PM newscast on weekends.
has it's CBS "eye on the central coast" (I-ON, get it?). Their news
anchors tend to blow through town en route to jobs in other cities with
annoying frequency, but they do seem to get on top of Monterey
Peninsula news faster than the other station mentioned above.
TV station serving the Monterey Bay area. "The Otter" as it's called,
serves up syndicated programs plus
some San Francisco Giants games. We just wish they would learn how to
format different aspect ratios properly.
We love this MeTV channel which plays all of
our favorite classic TV programs. That's pretty much all they do and
nearest public TV station is based in San Francisco. They have six,
count 'em, six channels available over the air or on Comcast cable.
Alas the last time we checked, satellite services only offer
of these (labeled as KQET), so if you like PBS definitely go with cable!
surfers can catch the best radio waves on these frequencies
- KUSP - 88.9 FM
Public Radio based in Santa Cruz provides the best nightly jazz
offerings. They also do folk and ethnic stuff, along with NPR. In
September they have live broadcasts of the Monterey Jazz Fesfival. How
cool is that?
- KAZU - 90.3 FM
If non-stop NPR is your thing, this is the place for you. It's run by
the university people at CSUMB.
- KSPB - 91.9 FM
A station run by the Robert Louis Stevenson high school. Listen to the
whatever music the students decide to put on
- KMZT - 95.1 FM (Monterey Peninsula)
& 97.9 FM (Big Sur)
as it is called, brought much-needed classical music back to
local airwaves after the demise of K-Bach awhile back. We're a little
puzzled about who's footing the bill since as of this writing we
haven't heard a single comercial on the air since it started up in late
- KWAV - 97 FM
Light rock and syrupy pop.
- KRML -102.1 FM & 1410 AM
KRML in Carmel was portrayed as a
jazz station in the 1971 Clint Eastwod movie Play
Misty For Me, though at the time the station actually had an
easy listening format. It then adopted a Christian format for a few
years. In the early 1980s it began a three-decade run as a real jazz
station. Since 2012 it has presented an eclectic mix of alternative
rock, blues, and the good stuff from earlier generations. While we miss
having a full-time jazz station on The Peninsula, the current
offerings make KRML very much worth tuning in.
- KPIG - 107oink5
The Pig is
one of the most beloved radio stations in the Monterey Bay area, and
so. Appropriately located in the town of Freedom, KPIG is the perfect
antidote to cookie-cutter corporate pop offerings. During most of the
day actual DJs occupy the sty presenting a cool and unusual mixture of
country, folk, blues, and classic rock, with a little comedy thrown in.
They often play lesser known artists, and throw in a few fake
commercials here and there. Alas, they have gone automated during the
night, but the computers still play the same great stuff. The signal is
a little weak on some areas of The Peninsula, but comes in clear in
This is a technical site for those of you with radio scanners. It lists
the radio frequencies for the local police and fire departments,
ambulance services, airports and other things.
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