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Tenerife English language speaking media

Updated on December 15, 2012

Media in Tenerife for English speakers

Tenerife is a Spanish island but it has a large pecentage of ex-pats from the UK and English speakers both visiting and living on the island. Because of this there are a number of popular media available for the English-speaking public.

Tenerife has its own newspapers, magazines, websites and radio stations in the English language, however, due to the worldwide economic crisis some of these have had to close down.

Of course, there are many other publications, as well as radio and TV stations in Spanish.

Tenerife newspapers and magazines

Island Connections and Tenerife News are the two newspapers with the biggest distribution but there is also Canarian Weekly that is published by the Oasis FM radio station in the south of the island.

The newspapers cover all the features you would expect and include articles on entertainment, eating out, out and about, health matters, and sport, as well as local and international news, and a section for jobs, advertising, property sales and rental.

The papers are generally free and are left in piles in places where they can be collected by readers, however, some shops and kiosks charge a 1.50€ cover price for them.

There was also the Tenerife Sun but this has stopped printing a hard copy paper and only exists online as a website now entitled News in the Sun. And then there was The Paper, which has sadly closed down a well.

Tenerife Weekly is a new free newspaper in English. It has made a great start and looks as if it has a bright future ahead!

Tenerife Magazine is a lively news magazine online. The link for this and the other publications will be found at the bottom of this article.

There are a number of websites that provide a lot of up-to-date information on Tenerife and forums for discussion. and one of these is aptly named the Tenerife Forum. It is a popular online message board site, as its name suggests. etenerife.com is another excellent source of information and news for ex-pats and visitors to the island of Tenerife.

Canary Green is a website devoted to all the news about what is being done here to help the environment and bring about a green future.

English radio on Tenerife

There have been several radio stations to cater for the English-speakers on the island of Tenerife but most have had to close. Oasis FM and Power FM have kept on broadcasting music and news though.

Oasis FM comes from Las Chafiras in the south of Tenerife and plays mostly pop and charting music from the '60s onward. The station has many popular presenters including BBC R1 and R2 veteran DJ Tony Blackburn.

As you would expect the station keeps you up to date with the latest news, Tenerife weather and sport. It is also the publisher of the newspaper Canarian Weekly.

Power FM also plays popular music and "Golden Oldies" and its team of presenters has featured many performers from Tenerife's live entertainment and cabaret circuit including Katy Kennedy, Val Richardson, Gordon King and Rick Porter.

Coast FM has also been broadcasting to Tenerife and the Canary islands for almost 4 years now. It is the only English radio station that broadcasts to north Tenerife and the station has its own in-house news team bringing you the local news in English on the hour.

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      Steve Andrews 

      5 years ago from Tenerife

      Sorry I had left you out! I need to update this site and this hub and I will add Coast FM to the links now!

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      Coast FM 

      5 years ago

      Coast FM has been broadcasting to Tenerife and the Canary islands for nearly 4 years now. We are the only English radio station to also broadcast to north Tenerife and have our own in-house news team broadcasting local news in English on the hour. www.coastfmtenerife.com = 106.6 - 92.2 - 89.4fm

    • Tenerife Islander profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      7 years ago from Tenerife

      Thanks for posting that info, Colin! I have tried contacting Atlantis using the contact form on their website but they never respond. Where are they actually based so I could perhaps physically visit them?

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      colin 

      7 years ago

      And of course there is Atlantis fm...on 98.2 & 91.9fm in the South & West of Tenerife and throughout the Canaries and the world online at http://www.atlantis.fm

      24 hrs a day, great music local news & info

    • Tenerife Islander profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Tenerife

      Thanks for posting, Danni! I'll add the link!

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      Danni 

      8 years ago

      English radio station that has been going about a year. Some good music and local news instead of just the UK stuff

    • Tenerife Islander profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Tenerife

      I have seen this before in the UK with 'free' publications that you can also buy them.

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      Rafini 

      8 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      I am surprised to hear newspapers were free in some locations and sold at others. Maybe that's why they had to close? Hopefully the stronger newspapers will be able to return soon.

    • Tenerife Islander profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Tenerife

      I hope so too, Leslie! Thanks for posting!

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      Leslie 

      8 years ago

      Shame that some of Tenerife's foreign language publications did not survive the recession... but maybe they will be back when the economy picks up.

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