KJNP (AM)

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KJNP
KJNP radio logo.png
City of license North Pole, Alaska
Broadcast area Fairbanks, Alaska
Branding 1170 KJNP-AM
Slogan "The Standard For Living"
Frequency 1170 (kHz)
First air date 1967[1]
Format Religious
Power 50,000 watts (day)
21,000 watts (night)
Class A
Callsign meaning King Jesus North Pole[2]
Owner Evangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship
Sister stations KJNP-FM
Website KJNP Online
KJHA
City of license Houston, Alaska
Branding King Jesus
Frequency 88.7 MHz
Format Gospel
ERP 430 watts
HAAT 16.5 meters
Class A
Facility ID 77894
Transmitter coordinates 61°37′53″N 149°48′46″W / 61.63139°N 149.81278°W / 61.63139; -149.81278
Callsign meaning King Jesus Houston Alaska
Owner Evangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship

KJNP (1170 AM) and KJHA (88.7 FM) are non-commercial radio stations simulcasting in North Pole and Houston, Alaska, respectively.[3] The station airs a religious radio format.[1][2] The station's studios and transmitter are located a short distance northeast of the city center of North Pole, off the Richardson Highway. KJNP is a Class A station broadcasting on the clear-channel frequency of 1170 AM.

In addition to the main stations, the broadcast is relayed by an additional 5 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
K296DI 107.1 Barrow, Alaska 20 D FCC
K285DQ 104.9 Delta Junction, Alaska 9 D FCC
K296DU 107.1 Dot Lake, Alaska 92 D FCC
K296BG 107.1 Fort Yukon, Alaska 4 D FCC
K285DR 104.9 Tok, Alaska 92 D FCC

These radio stations were founded by Don and Gen Nelson; the former died in 1997.[4] The AM incarnation of KJNP was the first of these stations, launched in 1967. KJNP-FM and KJNP-TV both followed in 1981. KJHA followed many years later.

In addition to the broadcasting ministry, Don Nelson made scores of road trips over the course of several decades between Alaska and his home state of Minnesota, conducting another ministry along the Alaska Highway and in numerous small towns in Canada.

The station airs one of the few non-English-language programs aired in the Fairbanks area, a weekly program in Iñupiaq produced by parishioners from First Presbyterian Church of Fairbanks.

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  1. ^ a b Ferguson, Judy (2005-12-04). "Radio mission: DAVID AINLEY". Anchorage Daily News. p. G3. "In 1967, KJNP went on the air with a 50,000-watt radio station" 
  2. ^ a b Ryckman, Lisa Levitt (1987-12-28). "Polar Evangelists Bringing Religion to Alaskan Tundra". Miami Herald. p. 4B. "The station call letters, KJNP, stand for King Jesus North Pole; its AM frequency, 1170, represents the 11 disciples and the 70 who were called to be witnesses." 
  3. ^ "KJHA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Larry (1992-04-07). "Spreading the Word Across 1,400 Miles". Anchorage Daily News. p. B12. "Don Nelson and his wife, Gen, are founders of the 50000-watt KJNP religious radio and television station in North Pole." 

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