Media in Erie, Pennsylvania

Media in Erie, Pennsylvania

Situated between three major United States cities and on the border with Canada, there are many sources of media in Erie, Pennsylvania. Erie is home to five major television broadcast networks, one daily newspaper, a city-regional magazine, several radio stations and one major blogging website.


Television stations

Erie's unique position along the shores of Lake Erie can offer a wide variety of over-the-air television stations. Canada's CityTV (from its Woodstock, Ontario transmitter CITY-TV-2), A (via CFPL-TV) and CBC Television (via CBLT-TV's repeater, CBLN) from London, Ontario can be viewed in portions of downtown Erie and areas north of Interstate 90. Additionally, select areas of the Erie region can receive broadcast channels from Buffalo, N.Y., Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pa. The region itself, however, is served by five major television stations based in Erie. Erie is ranked as Designated Market Area #144 by the Nielsen Company.[1]

Erie has an affiliate station of The CW called WSEE-DT2, which is broadcast digitally over the air on WSEE's digital subchannel 35-2, and on local cable systems; Cleveland's WBNX-TV (Channel 55) is also seen in several portions of the market. WLEP-LD, which signed on in 2009, is affiliated with the Retro Television Network on channel 9.1 and Tuff TV on channel 9.2 in 2011; the station is currently only available over the air. Erie does not have a My Network TV affiliate, but some cable providers in the region offer MNTV signals from either Cleveland (WUAB, Channel 43), Buffalo (WNYO-TV, Channel 49) or distantly from New York City (WWOR-TV, Channel 9).[citation needed]

Radio stations

The Erie region has a large list of AM and FM stations, with all major genres covered. Many of Erie's radio channels can be heard in Southern Ontario, Canada. Likewise, some London area, channels and radio stations can be picked up in various parts of the Erie shoreline.


Stations with transmitters located within 30 miles (48 km) of Erie:[2]

Callsign Frequency Power Format Owner City of license
WEFR 88.1 MHz 630 watts Christian Family Stations, Inc Erie
WMCE 88.5 MHz 750 watts Jazz Mercyhurst College Erie
WFSE 88.9 MHz 3,000 watts Alternative rock Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro
WERG 90.5 MHz 2,750 watts College Gannon University Erie
WQLN 91.3 MHz 35,000 watts Public Public Broadcasting of Northwest Pennsylvania, Inc Erie
WXCS-LP 92.9 MHz 90 watts Community Cambridge Community Radio Association Cambridge Springs
WTWF 93.9 MHz 6,000 watts Country Connoisseur Media of Erie, LLC Fairview
WXBB 94.7 MHz 1,700 watts Adult hits Connoisseur Media of Erie, LLC Erie
WXNM-LP 95.9 MHz 35 watts Christian Erie Christian Broadcasting, Inc Erie
WXTA 97.9 MHz 10,000 watts Country Citadel Broadcasting Edinboro
WYNP-LP 98.7 MHz 100 watts Traffic New York State Thruway Ripley, New York
W254AJ 98.7 MHz 10 watts Christian Family Life Network Erie
WXKC 99.9 MHz 50,000 watts Adult comtemporary Citadel Broadcasting Erie
WRKT 100.9 MHz 4,200 watts Rock Connoisseur Media of Erie, LLC North East
WQHZ 102.3 MHz 1,700 watts Classic rock Citadel Broadcasting Erie
WRTS 103.7 MHz 27 watts Top 40 Connoisseur Media of Erie, LLC Erie
WHMJ 104.5 MHz 2,550 watts Adult hits Forever Broadcasting, LLC Cambridge Springs
WGOJ 105.5 MHz 6,000 watts Christian Bible Broadcasting Network, Inc Conneaut, Ohio
WCTL 106.3 MHz 3,400 watts Contemporary Christian Inspiration Time, Inc Union City
KEC58 162.400 MHz 750 watts NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (Weather radio) National Weather Service / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Erie


Stations with transmitters located within 30 miles (48 km) of Erie:[3]

Callsign Frequency Power Format Owner City of license
WRIE 1260 kHz 5,000 watts Sports Citadel Broadcasting Erie
WFNN 1330 kHz 5,000 watts Sports Connoisseur Media of Erie, LLC Erie
WWOW 1360 kHz 5,000 watts (daytime)
35 watts (nighttime)
Christian Walking on Water Radio Conneaut, Ohio
WHYP 1370 kHz 1,000 watts (daytime)
500 watts (nighttime)
Oldies Corry Communications Corporation Corry
WJET 1400 kHz 1,000 watts News talk Connoisseur Media of Erie, LLC Erie
WPSE 1450 kHz 1,000 watts (daytime)
826 watts (nighttime)
Business news Pennsylvania State University Erie
WYNE 1530 kHz 1,000 watts (daytime)
250 watts (critical hours)
Oldies Mercyhurst College North East


As newspaper megers occurred throughout the 20th Century, Erie was left with one regional daily newspaper. Few community newspapers exist in the Erie region. Erie has seen alternative magazines come and go as well.



  • North East News-Journal
  • West County News-Journal
  • The Albion News
  • The Edinboro News
  • The Marketplace Gazette


  • Erie Gay News
  • Great Lakes Life Magazine
  • Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine


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