KJNP-TV

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KJNP-TV
North Pole/Fairbanks, Alaska
United States
City North Pole
Branding KJNP
Slogan The Gospel Station at the Top of the Nation
Channels Digital: 20 (UHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Subchannels 4.1 TBN
Affiliations TBN (1990–present)
Owner Evangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship, Inc.
First air date December 7, 1981; 35 years ago (1981-12-07)
Call letters' meaning King
Jesus
North
Pole
Sister station(s) KJNP (AM)
KJNP-FM
Former channel number(s) Analog:
4 (VHF, 1981–2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1981–1990)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 8.1 m
Facility ID 20015
Transmitter coordinates 64°45′31.7″N 147°19′32.1″W / 64.758806°N 147.325583°W / 64.758806; -147.325583
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website KJNP

KJNP-TV, UHF digital channel 20 (or virtual channel 4 via PSIP) is a TBN-affiliated television station located in North Pole, Alaska, United States, that also serves Fairbanks. Owned by the Evangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship, the station maintains studios and transmitter facilities near Mission Road on the northeast side of North Pole.

History[edit]

Signing on on December 7, 1981 and becoming a TBN affiliate in 1990 (and its only full-power affiliate in Alaska), KJNP-TV became the fourth television station in the Fairbanks area after KUAC. Originally broadcasting 16 hours a day, the schedule expanded to 24 hours a day in 2003, following the installation of a new transmitter.

KJNP-TV and KJNP-AM-FM (which launched in 1967) were founded by Don and Gen Nelson. In addition to TBN and other programs, KJNP-TV also broadcasts Closing Comments, one of the longest-running public affairs programs on local television.

Since 2011, KJNP-TV is the only television stations in the United States broadcasting from a place called the "North Pole." From its sign-on in 1954 until 2011, WPTZ, an NBC affiliate serving the region around Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont, was licensed to North Pole, New York. In 2011, WPTZ moved its city of license to Plattsburgh.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
4.1 480i 4:3 KJNP-DT Main KJNP-TV programming / TBN

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KJNP-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 4, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 20.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 4.

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