ACCESS MONTEREY PENINSULA (AMP)—Type: Community access cable TV channels. Address: 99 Pacific St., Suite 200E, Monterey, CA 93940. Phone Number: 831/333-1267. Website: www.ampmedia.org. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: N/A. Deadlines: N/A. Contacts: Executive Director Paul Congo, firstname.lastname@example.org. OtherInfo/Tips: Community-produced programming appears on Comcast channels 24 and 27. It’s free to have a show on AMP for residents of Monterey, Seaside and Marina, or for non-profits serving those communities. All others pay $25 per acceptable show. Training classes are available.
KCBA—Type: Commercial television station. Address: 67 Garden Ct., Monterey, CA 93940. Phone Number: 831/642-4400. Website: www.kcba.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Serves the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz market. Fox affiliate. Deadlines: N/A. Contacts: N/A. Other Info/Tips: As of November 2013, carries no local news. All newscasts airing on KCBA are simulcasts of KTVU out of Oakland, CA. Owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters and operated by Entravision Communications.
KION—Type: Commercial television station. Address: 1550 Moffett St., Salinas, CA 93905. Phone Number: 831/422-1500. Website: www.kionrightnow.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Serves the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz market. CBS affiliate. Deadlines: N/A. Contacts: News tips: 831/757-6397, email@example.com. Other Info/Tips: Submit a question for the “Dear Jon” (Jon K. Brent) segment of the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. firstname.lastname@example.org. Figure out an angle having to do with a consumer question or a hot item in the news that relates to your book. Owned by News-Press/Gazette (NPG).
KSBW—Type: Commercial television station. Address: 238 John St., Salinas, CA 93901. Phone Number: 831/758-8888. Website: www.ksbw.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Serves the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz market. NBC affiliate. Also airs ABC programming for the Central Coast. Deadlines: PSA-type material is funneled into the Community Calendar. Emphasis is on nonprofit and public interest-type issues and events. Contacts: Community Calendar, Theresa Wright, email@example.com. Other Info/Tips: “Feedback at Five” is a program hosted by Theresa Wright, airing Sundays at 5 p.m. featuring local guests, usually with a nonprofit or public issue focus. firstname.lastname@example.org. Owned by Hearst Television, Inc.
This list was compiled by Joyce Krieg, June 2014. Please let us know if any information has changed.