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City Juneau, Alaska
Broadcast area Alaska Panhandle
Branding "Hometown Radio 800 and 103.5 KINY"
Slogan "Where You Don't Miss a Thing"
Frequency 800 kHz
First air date May 31, 1935
Format Full Service
Power 10,000 Watts daytime
7,600 Watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 823
Transmitter coordinates 58°18′5.0″N 134°26′26.0″W / 58.301389°N 134.440556°W / 58.301389; -134.440556
Affiliations ABC Radio News
Seattle Mariners
Seattle Seahawks
Owner Alaska Broadcast Communications
(Juneau Alaska Communications, LLC.)
Sister stations KJNO, KSUP, KTKU, KXXJ
Webcast KINY Webstream
Website KINY Online

KINY is a Full Service formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Juneau, Alaska, serving Alaska Panhandle. KINY is owned and operated by Alaska Broadcast Communications.


KINY began broadcasting on May 31, 1935, at 7:30 PM.[1] It was located in the Goldstein Building until 1939, when the building was destroyed by fire on February 8, 1939.[2] The Decker Building in downtown Juneau then served as KINY's headquarters for decades. The station moved into the building on October 28, 1940.[3] The Decker Building burned down in June 1984.[4]

KINY and its sister station KSUP were bought by Alaska Broadcast Communications in June 2008.[5][6]

The callsign letters have no backstory, as KINY was just a government-issued designation.[7]


Notable regular local broadcasts include:

  • News of the North - news about Alaska.
  • Capital Chat, a local-events show for the Juneau, Alaska area hosted by Kelly Peres and Sharon Gaiptman which increased its frequency in May 2009 to air every weekday (except for certain holidays) at 8:30am.
  • Problem Corner, a local show for buying, selling, etc., hosted by Dennis Egan and Wade Bryson, Monday through Saturday at 11am. The Saturday edition was added to increase local content as a part of a range of local programming increases after the purchase by Juneau Alaska Communications LLC - a company with common ownership to Alaska Broadcast Communications. The Saturday show airs at 9am.

Notable regular syndicated broadcasts include:

KINY carries news from ABC Radio News and live sports from the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks.


Logo used until June 2008.
Logo from June 2008 until late 2012.

In addition to the main station, KINY has an additional 5 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Broadcast translators of KINY
Call sign Frequency
City of license FCC info
K278AC 103.5 Kake, AK FCC
K278CO 103.5 Juneau, AK FCC
K279AF 103.7 Haines, AK FCC
K280DX 103.9 Angoon, AK FCC
K284AM 104.7 Skagway, AK FCC


  1. ^ "This Day in History". Juneau Empire. 2005-05-31. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "This Day in History". Juneau Empire. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ "This Day in History". Juneau Empire. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  4. ^ Wallace, Brian (2005-04-20). "The Decker building burns - 1984". Juneau Empire. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  5. ^ Golden, Kate (June 25, 2007). "KINY, KSUP sale pending". Juneau Empire. Retrieved August 8, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Alaska Broadcasting Communications buys KINY, KSUP". Juneau Empire. June 12, 2008. Retrieved November 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ Krueger, Andrew (February 3, 2005). "What's up with that?". Juneau Empire. Retrieved August 8, 2009. 

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