Washington, DC (local media)

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The Washington Post is the oldest and most read daily [newspaper in Washington, DC. The Post is also one of the most reputable daily newspapers in the U.S. and is highly influential in its political reporting, particularly after the role of its reporters in cracking the Watergate scandal. The daily Washington Times and the free weekly Washington City Paper also have substantial readership in the District. The weekly Washington Blade focuses on gay issues. Most neighborhoods in the city have their own small-circulation newspaper, usually a free weekly. These include the Voice of the Hill for the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and the In-Towner in Dupont Circle, in addition to several others throughout the District. They are usually published by each neighborhood's respective neighborhood association.

Washington is served by the following local broadcast television stations:

  • WBDC—Channel 50, a WB affiliate
  • WDCA—Channel 20, a UPN affiliate
  • WRC—Channel 4, an NBC affiliate
  • WETA—Channel 26, a PBS affiliate
  • WJLA—Channel 7, an ABC affiliate
  • WTTG—Channel 5, a FOX affiliate
  • WUSA—Channel 9, a CBS affiliate

Some prominent radio stations in the District include:

XM Satellite Radio is based in Washington as well.

List of D.C. radio stations

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