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City Valdez, Alaska
Slogan "Your Hometown Station"
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date 1982
Format Country/Talk
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class B
Facility ID 12187
Transmitter coordinates 61°07′16″N 146°15′25″W / 61.12111°N 146.25694°W / 61.12111; -146.25694
Callsign meaning Valdez, AK
Owner North Wave Communications, Inc.
Website http://www.kvakradio.com/

KVAK (1230 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Valdez, Alaska. The station is owned by North Wave Communications, Inc. It airs a Country music and Talk radio format.[1]

The station has been assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since August 9, 1982.[2]

History of call letters[edit]

The call letters KVAK previously were used by an AM station in Atchison, Kansas. That station began broadcasting on July 28, 1939, on 1420 kHz with 100 W power (daytime only).[3]


  1. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "New KVAK on the Air" (PDF) (Broadcasting). September 1, 1939. p. 89. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 

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