|Broadcast area||Port Angeles, Washington|
|Slogan||Radio You Can Rely On|
|Translator(s)||K269FX 101.7 (Port Angeles)|
|First air date||February 3, 1945|
AM: 1,000 watts day
|Class||C (AM), D (FM)|
(See: Olympic National Park)
|Owner||Radio Pacific, Inc.|
Evening Press Inc., a subsidiary of the Port Angeles Evening News Inc., first sought an AM radio license for the city of Port Angeles in 1937. Final FCC approval was delayed nearly eight years due to international reallocation of frequencies, then suspension of all newspaper applications, and finally wartime suspension of all new construction. The station's first radio tower was a locally-cut 180-foot Douglas fir.
For many years, KONP provided Top 40 music. This music programming, which started with the sounds of the big band era and popular artists of the time, progressed well into the 1990s. It was then that KONP changed its on-air moniker to "Newsradio 1450 KONP" and switched to a news and talk format.
KONP has remained locally owned since it first went on the air. It continues to provide Port Angeles and surrounding areas with the most comprehensive local programming. KONP offers local, regional, national and world news, sports, talk, and up to date information about community events. KONP has won numerous awards and recognition for its news and community information coverage. A daily talk show, "The Todd Ortloff Show", features insight, information and opinion on local issues.
Additionally, the station offers a strong line-up of other talk programming including Rush Limbaugh, Dave Ramsey, Coast to Coast AM, Jim Bohannon, John Batchelor, Larry Kudlow and Bob Brinker.
KONP also broadcasts on 101.7 FM, as well as its longtime 1450 AM spot on the dial. It allows increased coverage for many listeners on the north Olympic Peninsula.
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"KONP". Retrieved October 20, 2005.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KONP
- Radio-Locator Information on KONP
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KONP
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