In some senses, Denver, Colorado is a mid-sized city; its greater metropolitan area is not as large as that of New York or Los Angeles, for example. When it comes to media outlets, however, Denver has all the hallmarks of one of America's great cities. Denver homes provide residents here with a wealth of television stations, radio stations, and print media outlets.
Denver Television Stations
According to the rankings from Nielson Media Research, Denver is the 16th largest market of television viewers in the United States. In this day of streaming video, local stations are failing in some areas of the nation, but Denver remains strong in this sector. The city boasts affiliates of all the major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, PBS, and CW. It also offers two stations that participate in the Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision and a Christian station owned by the LeSea Broadcasting Group.
In all, Denver has more than nine local stations.
Radio and Print Media Outlets
There are more than 40 radio stations in Denver, which according to the Arbitron rankings is the nineteenth largest market for radio in the nation. Denver has both AM and FM stations that offer a range of formats from music and news to political talk and commentary.
Denver's two largest print dailies merged operations over a decade ago, forming the Denver Newspaper Agency. There are also numerous alternative and special interest newspapers published in Denver, including The Onion, providing a satirical take on the news.