Local media include:
- The North West region of BBC Television is based on Oxford Road in Manchester; it produces the North West Tonight regional programme. The north of Cumbria is covered by Look North in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The BBC intends to move its Sport and children's television departments and Radio Five Live to Salford Quays. Granada Television is based in Manchester, and produces many ITV well-known programmes such as Coronation Street. It has the regional Granada Reports programme. Border Television is based in Carlisle, producing the regional Lookaround programme. Digital TV comes from Winter Hill for the south of the region, and Caldbeck for Cumbria. Digital switchover took place in mid-2009 for Cumbria and late-2009 for the south of the region.
- BBC Radios Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria. National radio comes from Holme Moss (for Merseyside, Greater Manchester, and Cheshire) and Sandale for Cumbria. There is a main MW transmitter for the region (and England), over the border in Kirklees, at Moorside Edge.
- Several commercial radio stations including: Real Radio North West (former 105.4 Century FM – Salford), 97.4 Rock FM (Preston), Radio City 96.7 (Liverpool), 102 Capital FM (former Galaxy Manchester), Key 103 (Castlefield), Juice FM (Liverpool), The Bay (Lancaster, Barrow-in-Furness, Morecambe and other surrounding areas), CFM Radio (Carlisle), Lakeland Radio (Kendal), XFM Manchester (Salford), Wire FM in Warrington, The Revolution (Oldham), 104.9 Imagine FM (Stockport), 106.5 Central Radio (former Proud FM – Preston), Heart North West and Wales, Tower FM (Bolton), RadioWave 96.5 (Blackpool), Dune FM (Southport), Wish FM (Wigan and St Helens), 2BR (Burnley and Pendle), and 107 The Bee (Blackburn).
- Local newspapers in the region include:
- Manchester Evening News, Manchester
- Liverpool Echo, Liverpool
- North-West Evening Mail, Barrow-in-Furness
- Lancashire Evening Post, Preston
- News and Star, Carlisle
- Liverpool Daily Post, Liverpool
- Blackpool Gazette, Blackpool
- Wigan Evening Post, Wigan
- Oldham Evening Chronicle, Oldham
- The Reporter, St Helens
- The Star, St Helens
- Chester Evening Leader, Chester
- Southport Visiter, Southport
- Lancashire Telegraph, Blackburn
- Bury Times, Bury
- Bolton News, Bolton
- Westmorland Gazette, Kendal
- See also: List of newspapers in the United Kingdom
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