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City Farmington, New Mexico
Broadcast area Four Corners area
Branding Vertical Radio
Slogan "more than music"
Frequency 88.9 MHz
First air date March 6, 1980
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 27,000 watts (vertical)
HAAT 202 meters (663 feet)
Class C2
Facility ID 47890
Transmitter coordinates 36°40′16″N 108°13′54″W / 36.67111°N 108.23167°W / 36.67111; -108.23167
Owner Navajo Ministries
(Navajo Missions, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live

KNMI (88.9 FM, "Vertical Radio") is a non-commercial radio station licensed to the community of Farmington, New Mexico, United States. The station is owned by Navajo Ministries and licensed to Navajo Missions, Inc.

KNMI broadcasts a Contemporary Christian music format to the Four Corners area.[1] It was the first Christian radio station in the Four Corners area.[2]


This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on August 3, 1979.[3] The new station was assigned the call letters KNMI by the FCC on August 3, 1979.[4] KNMI began regular broadcasting on March 6, 1980,[5] and received its license to cover from the FCC on October 6, 1980.[6]


In addition to the main station, KNMI is relayed by an additional 3 broadcast translators to widen its coverage area.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K265DC 100.9 Cortez, Colorado 7 D FCC
K213AD 90.5 Durango, Colorado 99 D FCC
K215AX 90.9 Pagosa Springs, Colorado 38 D FCC


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "About Us - History". Vertical Radio. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPED-19780825AL)". FCC Media Bureau. August 3, 1979. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  5. ^ "KNMI Radio celebrates 24 years". Farmington Daily Times. April 27, 2004. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-19800225AU)". FCC Media Bureau. October 6, 1980. 

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