KTIS (AM)

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KTIS
KTIS AM 900 Faith Radio.gif
City Minneapolis, Minnesota
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding Faith 900, Faith Radio
Slogan Connecting Faith to Life
Frequency 900 kHz AM
Translator(s) 90.7 K214DF (Golden Valley)
97.5 W248CU (Minneapolis)
Repeater(s) 98.5-2 KTIS-FM-HD2
First air date February 7, 1949 (1949-02-07)[1]
Format Christian talk/music
Power 50,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 49770
Transmitter coordinates 44°59′24″N 92°58′52″W / 44.99000°N 92.98111°W / 44.99000; -92.98111Coordinates: 44°59′24″N 92°58′52″W / 44.99000°N 92.98111°W / 44.99000; -92.98111
Affiliations Northwestern Media
Owner University of Northwestern - St Paul
Sister stations KTIS-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website myfaithradio.com

KTIS, known on-air as "Faith 900 KTIS", is a radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that is owned and operated by University of Northwestern - St Paul and is a non-profit, listener-supported radio station relying on donations from the local community throughout the year. It broadcasts on 900 AM, covering Minneapolis-St. Paul and surrounding areas in Minnesota. KTIS' studios are located on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, while its transmitter is located in the Hazel Park neighborhood of Oakdale.

KTIS is the flagship station of Faith Radio, a network whose programming features mainly Christian talk and teaching, with programs such as Turning Point with David Jeremiah; Focus on the Family; Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey; Insight for Living with Chuck Swindoll; Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram; In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley; Walk In The Word with James McDonald; Just Thinking with Ravi Zacharias; and others.[2] Programming is nearly 100 percent satellite delivered and produced by Northwestern Media.

On February 6, 2015, KTIS began simulcasting on FM translator K214DF (90.7 FM), via the HD2 channel of sister station KTIS-FM (98.5). The station added a second translator on W248CU (97.5 FM) in June 2017, with nearly identical coverage of 90.7. The second translator, licensed to Minneapolis but transmitting from St. Paul, forced a low-powered FM KPPS-LP to apply for an emergency increase in power from 50 watts to 100 watts due to interference.[3] KPPS-LP already had an application to move to 88.9 FM however, so the request to increase power was denied by the FCC. In addition, the translator on 97.5 FM is on the same frequency as KNXR licensed to Rochester, causing some complaints from listeners in the south metro who could no longer hear the station. This is not the first time KNXR has been interfered with via a licensed broadcast station.[4]

Faith Radio stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of license
KDNI 90.5 FM Duluth, Minnesota
KFNW 1200 AM West Fargo, North Dakota
KLBF 89.1 FM Lincoln, North Dakota
KNWC 1270 AM Sioux Falls, South Dakota
KNWS 1090 AM Waterloo, Iowa
KTIS 900 AM Minneapolis, Minnesota
WNWC 1190 AM Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
WNWW 1290 AM West Hartford, Connecticut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-240. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. ^ See the full program schedule at Faith 900's program page
  3. ^ "Correspondence Folder". Federal Communication Commission. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Broadcast News-August 2011". Northpine.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.

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