The following is a list of media in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


See also: List of newspapers in Georgia (U.S. state)

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Broadcast radio

The Atlanta metropolitan area is currently the ninth-largest radio market in the United States as ranked by Nielsen Media Research.[6] The following list includes full-power stations licensed to Atlanta proper, in addition to area suburbs.

Currently, radio stations that primarily serve the Atlanta metropolitan area include:[7][8]

AM stations

1 clear-channel station
2 daytime-only station

FM stations

Asterisk (*) indicates a non-commercial (public radio/campus/educational) broadcast.



See also: History of television in Atlanta

The Atlanta metropolitan area is currently defined by Nielsen Media Research as the seventh-largest television market in the United States,[9] with all of the major U.S. television networks having affiliates serving the region.

Atlanta is a major cable television programming center. Ted Turner began the Turner Broadcasting System in Atlanta in 1970 with his takeover of WJRJ-TV, renamed WTCG in 1970 and WTBS in 1979; WTBS became a pioneer "superstation" distributed to cable operators internationally, eventually yielding TBS. Ted established CNN in 1980, long headquartered at the CNN Center. Most of Turner's other networks—including Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Boomerang, TNT, Turner Sports, Turner Classic Movies, HLN and CNN International—continue to be based in Atlanta. The Weather Channel has its offices and studios in nearby Cumberland. The first nationwide music video programming on cable television, Video Concert Hall, was created in Atlanta.[10]

Currently, television stations that primarily serve the Atlanta metropolitan area include:[11]


Asterisk (*) indicates channel is a network owned-and-operated station.





See also


  1. ^ "Top 10 Georgia Daily Newspapers". Cision. August 1, 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Headlines". The Atlanta Inquirer. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  3. ^ Association of Alternative News Media
  4. ^ Moore, L. Hugh, The Georgia Review, Volume XIX, Number 2, Summer 1965, p. 176
  5. ^ "azizah magazine - IslamiCity". Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  6. ^ "True Market | Radio Audience Ratings". Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  7. ^ AM Query – AM Radio Technical Information – Audio Division (FCC) USA Archived 2009-08-25 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ FM Query – FM Radio Technical Information – Audio Division (FCC) USA Archived 2009-08-25 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "2021 Designated Market Area Rankings". MediaTracks Communications. November 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Entertainment and performing arts". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  11. ^ "Atlanta Television Stations - Station Index". Retrieved October 16, 2021.