LA18 LA 18 KSCI-TV has been broadcasting for 37+ years and serves Southern California’s culturally diverse, multi-lingual communities.

LA 18 reaches 6.5 million TV households in the Los Angeles & San Diego DMA's over-the-air, including over 3 million cable households and 2 million satellite households (DirecTV and DISH Network systems) in the L.A. DMA as a must-carry local station. Broadcasting on channel 18, LA 18 serves the nation’s second largest TV market and the largest Asian American market – the Los Angeles DMA. LA 18 also reaches San Diego over-the-air, the nation’s number 26 DMA, via channel 48. LA 18 provides a unique variety of news, sports, dramas, and entertainment programs, aired in multiple, primarily Asian, languages.

Mission: As the immigrant population grows in this region, so grows the demand for language-specific programming to provide news and entertainment. With its pan-Asian programming on main channel 18, LA 18 leads in audience viewership for the market. In 2008, LA 18 became the first U.S. station to multicast in various Asian languages on digital sub-channels. Its 24/7 sub-channels include Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Armenian.

The Society of Professional Journalists hosts Panel Discussion on the topic “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Can Reporters...
06/19/2017
SPJ/LA Panel Discussion: “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Can Reporters Also Be Activists?” - LA18 TV

The Society of Professional Journalists hosts Panel Discussion on the topic “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Can Reporters Also Be Activists?”

Can reporters also be activists? Traditional journalism says no, but many younger journalists, especially digital natives, argue that given the direct challenges to a free and independent press, activism is not only permissible, it’s essential.

Join SPJ for this free event on June 22nd in Los Angeles featuring Carla Hall (editorial writer, Los Angeles Times),
Efenel Azarcon-Barker (digital show host/producer, KSCI/LA18), and Marc Cooper (journalist, author, editor, journalism professor).

WHEN:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:
The Association Bar and Restaurant
110 E. 6th Street
Downtown Los Angeles

Click the link below for more information about the event and how to RSVP.

In the era of Donald Trump, American journalism finds itself under attack as never before in modern times...

05/03/2017

Nothing brightens your day more than an unexpected care package in the mail! You may be a starving college student or a brave soul who recently moved to another state with limited Asian contact. Maybe you’re not even Asian; maybe you just need a dose of Asian sweets in your system daily.

Whomever you are, if you love buying bulks of Asian confectionery to fulfill your #munchies (because let’s face it, while they may be delicate, #AsianSnacks are so darn satisfying) or you know someone who will appreciate a nice goody bag, read on at the link below for some pre-packed snack options that might help you out:
http://la18.tv/generation-now/fun-adventurous-asian-snack-packages-can-buy-online

#AsianSnackBox #Foodie #JunkFood!

04/28/2017

#LA18_GenerationNow’s Cindy J. Lee sits down with #JustinChon, who wrote, directed and stars in the film #Gook. The drama, which is based on the 1992 #LARiots, is the centerpiece film at the 33rd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the L.A. uprising, the film is profound and relevant for the audience of today.

Watch our full interview here:
http://la18.tv/generation-now/justin-chon-interview-gook

04/27/2017

It's almost the weekend... Most of us are probably tired, whether emotionally or physically from work or politics or relationships or (insert problem here) and we’re crawling through the week.

Take a little break and recharge by looking at these adorable animals to brighten up your day!
http://la18.tv/generation-now/adorable-heart-touching-animals-will-get-week

#animaladdicts #cute #pets

04/26/2017

Ahhh #LosAngeles, a cultural hub where you can find a plethora of anything, including sushi restaurants: some amazing, some below average. Because high-end sushi restaurants are extremely expensive, let’s focus on sushi that is comfort food. Not too cheap, in both price and quality, but reasonably affordable and tasty!

Check out our list of the top seven affordable #sushi restaurants in Los Angeles: http://la18.tv/generation-now/7-best-affordable-sushi-restaurants-los-angeles

04/24/2017
Whisper (귓속말) - Korean Drama

Monday night 4/24 at 9PM on LA18 - new #kdrama #Whisper #귓속말 premieres with English subtitles!

A legal thriller about a detective and a judge who fall in love while uncovering corruption at the national level. She’s a charismatic detective and he’s an honest, righteous judge. The two have a rocky start to their relationship as he fails to help her father who was framed as a murderer.

The two eventually form an alliance as they encounter scandals exposing the nation’s biggest law firm.

Starring #LeeBoYoung with #LeeSangYoon, #KwonYul, & #ParkSaeYoung.

On Air Schedule: Mon-Tue 9:00 PM | April 24, 2017 to June 13, 2017 with English subtitles, free over-the-air on channel 18 in the greater Los Angeles area.

For images, teasers and more, visit http://bit.ly/2pNG1qC.

Know any kids with a talent for art? They should enter Hmart and LA18's #IHeartChildrenArtContest! Prizes include schola...
04/23/2017

Know any kids with a talent for art? They should enter Hmart and LA18's #IHeartChildrenArtContest! Prizes include scholarships and more. 🏆🏆🏆

Registration open until April 30th - not much time left, so hurry!
Visit http://la18.tv/artcontest for more information.

Last day to enter our viewer survey giveaway for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to Aquarium of the Pacifi...
04/19/2017
LA18 Kababayan Today Viewer Survey - LA18 TV

Last day to enter our viewer survey giveaway for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific! Perfect weekend outing for the warm weather 🐟

Visit http://la18.tv for more. Thank you for supporting #LA18!

Enter by April 19th, midnight. Good luck!

04/13/2017
Hmart & LA18 I Heart Children Art Contest

Hmart and LA18 proudly present the biggest family event of the season – the first annual #IHeartChildrenArtContest in Southern California!

This FREE spring contest event will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 in Orange County to celebrate our young children. Let your child’s unique vision and artistic expression help build toward their future.

PRE-REGISTER: First, fill out an application at any California Hmart location. Must apply at Hmart before participating. Application is free and will be accepted until April 30th, 2017.

CONTEST EVENT: After registering, participants will be invited to draw at the Art Contest on May 6th, 2017. The drawing theme will be announced at the event.

PRIZES:
The Grand Prize is $1,000 Scholarship & Trophy / Award Certificate (1 person). 68 more winners will be chosen and gifted with $300 Scholarships (3 people) or Hmart Gift Certificates. See below for full prize details.

WHAT ELSE IS AT THE EVENT?
Fun activities will be available for every family member! Bubble play, face painting, balloon art, character costumes, kite making, mini games, and more!

EVENT LOCATION & TIME:
Location: Forest Shelter area, Mile Square Regional Park | 16801 Euclid Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Free Admission

Visit http://la18.tv/artcontest for more information!

Want to win tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific? Visit the link below and fill out our quick viewer survey (only 5 questi...
04/11/2017
LA18 Kababayan Today Viewer Survey - LA18 TV

Want to win tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific? Visit the link below and fill out our quick viewer survey (only 5 questions!) to be entered in the drawing. #GoodLuck!

Win a family pack of 4 tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific by completing our short LA18 Kababayan Today Viewer Survey! LA18 invites viewers to participate in a short & simple survey to be entered to win a family pack of 4 tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Complete the survey …

Everyone's been to art museums like LACMA, MOCA, etc. But how about those places that house collectibles that we didn’...
03/27/2017
9 Strangest Museums in the U.S. - LA18 TV

Everyone's been to art museums like LACMA, MOCA, etc. But how about those places that house collectibles that we didn’t even know were collectible? There seems to be a museum for almost everything, from dog collars to lawnmowers…and yeah, even tap water!

Check out the link below for a taste of only 9 of the many strange museums in the United States:
http://la18.tv/generation-now/9-strangest-museums-u-s

#museum #weird #travel #ufo #badart #bunnies + more of the bizarre ahead...

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive

Have you ever watched a Korean drama wishing you didn’t need subtitles?Thankfully, enough online streaming websites no...
03/18/2017
10 Non-Koreans Who Speak Korean Better Than Some Koreans - LA18 TV

Have you ever watched a Korean drama wishing you didn’t need subtitles?

Thankfully, enough online streaming websites now provide not only English but multi-language subtitles. Even then, it’d be nice to learn the language and all the cultural nuances so that you don’t ever have to miss a joke, right? Well, there is hope! Meet these 10 people from all around the world who are absolutely astonishingly fluent in #Korean and let them inspire you.

Some speak better Korean than Koreans themselves! (Turn on subtitles...)

#kdrama #YoonMiRae #SamHammington #luckyinkorea #SamOkyere #TylerRasch

http://la18.tv/generation-now/10-non-koreans-speak-korean-better-koreans

Generation Now - LA18 Online Exclusive

Get ready, Austin, TX – Kollaboration is bringing some serious #AsianAmerican talent to South by Southwest (#SXSW)!#LA...
03/16/2017
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Get ready, Austin, TX – Kollaboration is bringing some serious #AsianAmerican talent to South by Southwest (#SXSW)!

#LA18_GenerationNow’s Cindy J. Lee sits down with singers Megan Lee, Melissa Polinar, actor Dante Basco and #Kollaboration Executive Director #MinjiChang to talk about representing at the annual music and film festival.

Kollaboration will be hosting an interactive conference titled “Asian Americans Break the Silence & Stereotypes” and the first official Asian American showcase in SXSW.

To watch the full interview (insightful, fun, empowering), click the link below:
http://la18.tv/generation-now/exclusive-kollaboration-heading-sxsw

Have you seen #BloomingMarshmallows - a new invention by #DominiqueAnsel, you know, the same pastry chef who invented th...
03/11/2017
13 Dessert Trends That Carried Onto 2017 - LA18 TV

Have you seen #BloomingMarshmallows - a new invention by #DominiqueAnsel, you know, the same pastry chef who invented the #cronut?!

I know all this #dessert talk is getting your mouth watery, especially if you have a #sweettooth. Trends come and go in the dessert world & elsewhere (Hello Pinkberry and Froyo), & it’s exciting to see people’s creativity unfold.

Click the link below for 13 dessert trends that bloomed in 2016 (some in the years before) & are going strong into 2017.

#foodporn #bingsoo #loopchurros #lightbulbdrink
http://la18.tv/generation-now/13-dessert-trends-carried-onto-2017

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive

March programs on #LA18 include top dramas, variety, local news. Tune in to your favorites & catch up on past episodes o...
03/04/2017

March programs on #LA18 include top dramas, variety, local news. Tune in to your favorites & catch up on past episodes of our local programs on www.la18.tv!

#Saimdang #Defendant #InnocentDefendant with English subtitles + #MoonlightDrawnByClouds for Chinese viewers!

http://la18.tv/tv-schedule

In America we have the iconic #MickeyMouse and #BugsBunny  - fictional characters that exist inside a cartoon and its un...
03/02/2017
Do You Know These 6 Asian Characters? - LA18 TV

In America we have the iconic #MickeyMouse and #BugsBunny - fictional characters that exist inside a cartoon and its universe, whether on TV, movie screens, or paper.

Not so much in East Asian cultures, particularly ones in Japan and Korea.

Sure, there are fictional characters from #Pokémon to #SailorMoon, but the characters in East Asia are not always from a cartoon or an anime. Sometimes they’re birthed as a franchise to reflect a cultural sentiment for the purpose of selling merchandise to their respective generation.

The stories are the characters and the characters, the story.

Click the link below to get a refresher on 6 notable characters that were popular in Asia!

#HelloKitty #Mashimaro #Gudetama
http://la18.tv/generation-now/know-6-asian-characters/

How is it already almost March and how are you faring at your New Year’s resolutions? According to New Years Resolutio...
02/25/2017
10 Photos That Will Get You Back on The Fitness Grind - LA18 TV

How is it already almost March and how are you faring at your New Year’s resolutions? According to New Years Resolution Statistics, 21.4% of respondents set goals to lose weight / eat healthy, and 12.3% said they wanted to invest in life / self improvements.

If you’ve made that dedication to be #healthy and #fit, you know how much hard work goes into making this a reality. Need a little motivation to keep you in line or to reignite your drive? Click on the link below for reasonable fitness challenges + before-and-after pictures of others making it work to empower you!

#EatHealthy #Fitness #LoseWeight #BelieveInYourself!
http://la18.tv/generation-now/10-photos-will-get-back-fitness-grind

LA18 Generation Now - Online Exclusive

02/16/2017
Saimdang, Memoir of Colors (사임당, 빛의 일기) Korean Drama Preview

TONIGHT! Much-anticipated #kdrama about an art historian, played by star actress #LeeYoungAe, who comes across an old Joseon relic in Italy that contains the hidden secrets of #Saimdang, the most revered female poet-philosopher in Korean history.

Lee Young-ae also plays the part of the ancient poetess in prolonged flashback sequences that slowly reveal the mystery behind the artifact. She’s both historian and subject, in the present and past.

This drama has been long awaited by fans since filming finished last summer and it has received much attention because it will be Lee Young-ae’s first comeback to the small screen since her international fame-launching drama, #DaeJangGeum (#JewelinthePalace) 14 years ago. Co-starring another international star #SongSeungHeon as Saimdang’s devoted lover, this drama is also expected to be a global success~

Air Schedule: Wed-Thu 9:00 PM | February 16 to May 31, 2017 with English subtitles

#SaimdangLightsDiary #사임당빛의일기
For drama information, pictures and more visit http://bit.ly/2krCvmu
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02/16/2017
LA18 Presents The Great Wall Giveaway

LA18 presents THE GREAT WALL GIVEAWAY for an amazing chance to win a trip to China!

In celebration of the fantasy epic #TheGreatWall, in theaters February 17th, win a trip for two to Beijing where you can visit the Wall for real – one of the world’s greatest wonders, stretching 5,500 miles long.

PRIZE INCLUDES:
•Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 to Beijing & transportation from the airport to hotel
•4-night stay at the luxurious 5-star Sofitel Wanda Hotel
•A once-in-a-lifetime visit to the Great Wall
•A guided tour of Beijing’s greatest sites – including the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace
•Spending Money ($1,200)

HOW TO ENTER – #LA18 SCAVENGER HUNT:
Visit http://la18.tv/thegreatwall and follow the instructions to complete the entry form.

Good luck!

#Contest #Travel to #China!

02/15/2017
BTS: Hangin' with Dia Frampton

Behind the Scenes! #LA18_GenerationNow's Kat Iniba and Cindy J. Lee hang out with talented singer/songwriter #DiaFrampton in the green room & studio before and after her interview.

#liveperformance #portosbakery #sosweet #magicshow
www.la18.tv/generationnow

It’s 2017 and we’re living in the Internet Age. Good ol’ Valentine-o-grams are now memes & GIFs, and you can get y...
02/15/2017
9 Witty Ways People are Celebrating Valentine's Day in 2017 - LA18 TV

It’s 2017 and we’re living in the Internet Age. Good ol’ Valentine-o-grams are now memes & GIFs, and you can get your love tank filled by watching people bake and do other great things, while marveling at their genius shared all across social media. Thank goodness for these hilarious, creative Internet people on holidays like #ValentinesDay, who lets you know that you’re not alone…even as they remind you that you actually are.

Here are a few witty (and creative) ways people are expressing their Valentine’s Day sentiment this year.

Visit the link below to see more!
http://bit.ly/2lObiGZ
www.la18.tv/generationnow

#LA18_GenerationNow's Kat Iniba sits down with singer-songwriter Dia Frampton to talk about her upcoming album "Bruises"...
02/06/2017
Dia Frampton - "Bruises" Interview - LA18 TV

#LA18_GenerationNow's Kat Iniba sits down with singer-songwriter Dia Frampton to talk about her upcoming album "Bruises". Exclusive performance included!
#DiaFrampton #Bruises #KatIniba
www.la18.tv/generationnow

Generation Now’s Kat Iniba sits down with singer-songwriter Dia Frampton to talk about her upcoming album Bruises, which explores the ups and downs of life. The record, which is available March 3, aims to deliver the message that we are not alone, and everyone has their own story and struggles. Dia…

So many GOOD #kdrama's on air this month, keep it locked on channel 18: For our Chinese viewers, #MoonlightDrawnByClouds...
02/04/2017

So many GOOD #kdrama's on air this month, keep it locked on channel 18:

For our Chinese viewers, #MoonlightDrawnByClouds weekdays at 7PM.

For our Korean drama lovers - highly anticipated #SaimdangLightsDiary #사임당빛의일기 (starring #SongSeungHeon + #LeeYoungAe) & ratings hit, crime thriller #Defendant #피고인 - both will air with English subtitles.

For our TV schedule visit : http://la18.tv/tv-schedule
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds | 雲畫的月光 : https://goo.gl/wjD870
Other drama and program updates coming soon!

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