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City Nu'uuli, American Samoa
Frequency 89.7 MHz
Format Non-commercial educational
ERP 1,500 watts
HAAT 446 meters (1,463 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 173422
Transmitter coordinates 14°16′12″S 170°41′10″W / 14.27000°S 170.68611°W / -14.27000; -170.68611
Callsign meaning SaMOA
Owner Global Teen Challenge
(Teen Challenge International)

KMOA (89.7 FM) is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to serve the community of Nu'uuli, a village on the central east coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. The station is owned by Global Teen Challenge and the broadcast license is held by Teen Challenge International.


In October 2007, Society of Pure Truth Ministries, Inc., applied to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on January 8, 2009, with a scheduled expiration date of January 8, 2012.[1] The new station was assigned call sign "KMOA" on January 30, 2009.[2]

In March 2009, Society of Pure Truth Ministries sold the permit for KMOA to San Diego, California-based Horizon Christian Fellowship for the nominal amount of $10. The FCC approved the sale on May 7, 2009, and the transaction was consummated on May 21, 2009.[3] In August 2011, with construction nearly completed, Horizon Christian Fellowship sold the KMOA permit to Columbus, Georgia-based Teen Challenge International. The transfer gained FCC approval on October 12, 2011, and formal consummation of the deal occurred on October 13, 2011.[4]

After construction and testing were completed in early January 2012, the station was granted its broadcast license on January 20, 2012.[5]


  1. ^ "Application Search Details (BNPED-20071017AKT)". FCC Media Bureau. January 8, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. U.S. Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPED-20090318AAR)". FCC Media Bureau. May 21, 2009. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPED-20110824ACA)". FCC Media Bureau. October 13, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-20120109AAC)". FCC Media Bureau. January 20, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 

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