My Free Broadcast TV Channels in Santa Monica, CA

by | Last updated Apr 7, 2023

These are the free broadcast channels that I receive and watch in Santa Monica, CA using my indoor antenna.  I’m not including foreign language channels, duplicate channels, home shopping channels, and other stations I’m not interested in.

ChannelCall SignHDDescription
2.1CBSYesCBS network
2.2DecadesOldies like “Lost in Space”
4.1NBCYesNBC network
4.2COZIOldies like “Miami Vice”
5.1KTLAYesCW network
5.2Antenna TVOldies like The Tonight Show
5.3ThisOld movies
7.1ABCYesABC network
7.2LiveWellYesFood and lifestyle
7.3LAFFOld comedies
9.1KCALYesLocal station owned by CBS
11.1KTTVYesFox network
11.3Light TVOldies
13.3Movies!Old movies
13.4HeroesOld TV shows like “Star Trek”
28.2KCET LinkYesPBS music
28.3KCET Link+YesPBS music
28.4NHK WorldYesNew from Japan
30.1IonYesRe-runs of “Law & Order”
30.3Ion LifeLifestyle
34.4JusticeTrue crime
40.3Juice TVChristian
46.3ESCAPETrue crime
50.1PBSPBS network
50.2PBS 2YesPBS network
50.3DaystarYesPBS network
50.4PBS WorldPBS network
56.1KDOCYesLocal, reruns of “Seinfeld”
56.4CometOld movies
56.8CHARGEOld movies
58.3KLCS3 CreateCooking and crafts
Broadcast TV stations in Santa Monica (near Los Angeles, CA)

For more details on my personal indoor TV antenna setup (which antennas I use, and where I put them), see this article.

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