These radio stations were founded by Don and Gen Nelson; the former died in 1997. 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.
^ abFerguson, 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"
^ abRyckman, 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."
^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."