KJNP (AM)

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KJNP
KJNP radio logo.png
CityNorth Pole, Alaska
Broadcast areaFairbanks, Alaska
Frequency1170 kHz
Branding1170 KJNP-AM
SloganThe Standard For Living
Programming
FormatChristian radio
Ownership
OwnerEvangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship, Inc.
KJNP-FM
History
First air date
October 11, 1967[1]
Call sign meaning
King Jesus North Pole[2]
Technical information
ClassA
Power50,000 watts day
21,000 watts night
Links
WebsiteKJNP Online
KJHA
CityHouston, Alaska
Frequency88.7 MHz
BrandingKing Jesus
Programming
FormatChristian radio
Ownership
OwnerEvangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship, Inc.
History
Call sign meaning
King Jesus Houston Alaska
Technical information
Facility ID77894
ClassA
ERP430 watts
HAAT16.5 meters
Transmitter coordinates
61°37′53″N 149°48′46″W / 61.63139°N 149.81278°W / 61.63139; -149.81278

KJNP (1170 AM) and KJHA (88.7 FM) are non-commercial radio stations which simulcast their programming. KJNP is licensed to North Pole, Alaska and serves the Fairbanks area. KJHA is licensed to Houston, Alaska, just north of Anchorage.[3] The stations air a Christian radio format.[1][2]

KJNP's radio 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.

KJHA's transmitter is off Route 3, South Parks Highway, north of Houston.[4]

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

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
K296DI 107.1 FM Barrow, Alaska 20 D FCC
K285DQ 104.9 FM Circle, Alaska 140 D FCC
K296DU 107.1 FM Dot Lake, Alaska 160 D FCC
K296BG 107.1 FM Fort Yukon, Alaska 4 D FCC
K285DR 104.9 FM Tok, Alaska 138 D FCC

These radio stations were founded by Don and Gen Nelson; the former died in 1997.[5] 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 heard in the Fairbanks area, a weekly program in Iñupiaq produced by parishioners from First Presbyterian Church of Fairbanks.

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References[edit]

  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. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KJHA
  5. ^ 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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