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North Pole/Fairbanks, Alaska
United States
CityNorth Pole, Alaska
ChannelsDigital: 20 (UHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
SloganThe Gospel Station at the Top of the Nation
AffiliationsTBN (1990–present)
OwnerEvangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship, Inc.
First air date
December 7, 1981 (38 years ago) (1981-12-07)
Former channel number(s)
4 (VHF, 1981–2009)
Independent (1981–1990)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID20015
ERP30.9 kW
HAAT491.6 m (1,613 ft)
Transmitter coordinates64°52′43.4″N 148°3′22.7″W / 64.878722°N 148.056306°W / 64.878722; -148.056306
Public license information

KJNP-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 20), is a TBN-affiliated television station serving Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. Licensed to the small city of North Pole, Alaska and owned by the Evangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship, it is sister to radio stations KJNP (1170 AM) and KJNP-FM (100.3). The three stations share studios near Mission Road on the northeast side of North Pole; KJNP-TV's transmitter is located on the Ester Dome.


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 station 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
4.2 1080i 16:9 KJNP-HD

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KJNP
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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