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KJNP (1170 AM) and KJHA (88.7 FM) are non-commercial radio stations simulcasting in North Pole and Houston, Alaska, respectively.[3] The station airs a religious radio format.[1][2] The station's studios and transmitter are located a short distance northeast of the city center of North Pole, off the Richardson Highway. KJNP is a Class A station broadcasting on the clear-channel frequency of 1170 AM.

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CityNorth Pole, Alaska
Broadcast areaFairbanks, Alaska
Branding1170 KJNP-AM
SloganThe Standard For Living
Frequency1170 (kHz)
First air date1967[1]
Power50,000 watts (day)
21,000 watts (night)
Callsign meaningKing Jesus North Pole[2]
OwnerEvangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship
Sister stationsKJNP-FM
WebsiteKJNP Online
CityHouston, Alaska
BrandingKing Jesus
Frequency88.7 MHz
ERP430 watts
HAAT16.5 meters
Facility ID77894
Transmitter coordinates61°37′53″N 149°48′46″W / 61.63139°N 149.81278°W / 61.63139; -149.81278
Callsign meaningKing Jesus Houston Alaska
OwnerEvangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship

In addition to the main stations, the broadcast is relayed by an additional 5 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K296DI 107.1 FM Barrow, Alaska 20 D FCC
K285DQ 104.9 FM Circle, Alaska 140 D FCC
K296DU 107.1 FM Dot Lake, Alaska 160 D FCC
K296BG 107.1 FM Fort Yukon, Alaska 4 D FCC
K285DR 104.9 FM Tok, Alaska 138 D FCC

These radio stations were founded by Don and Gen Nelson; the former died in 1997.[4] The AM incarnation of KJNP was the first of these stations, launched in 1967. KJNP-FM and KJNP-TV both followed in 1981. KJHA followed many years later.

In addition to the broadcasting ministry, Don Nelson made scores of road trips over the course of several decades between Alaska and his home state of Minnesota, conducting another ministry along the Alaska Highway and in numerous small towns in Canada.

The station airs one of the few non-English-language programs aired in the Fairbanks area, a weekly program in Iñupiaq produced by parishioners from First Presbyterian Church of Fairbanks.

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  1. ^ a b Ferguson, Judy (2005-12-04). "Radio mission: DAVID AINLEY". Anchorage Daily News. p. G3. In 1967, KJNP went on the air with a 50,000-watt radio station
  2. ^ a b Ryckman, Lisa Levitt (1987-12-28). "Polar Evangelists Bringing Religion to Alaskan Tundra". Miami Herald. p. 4B. The station call letters, KJNP, stand for King Jesus North Pole; its AM frequency, 1170, represents the 11 disciples and the 70 who were called to be witnesses.
  3. ^ "KJHA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ Campbell, Larry (1992-04-07). "Spreading the Word Across 1,400 Miles". Anchorage Daily News. p. B12. Don Nelson and his wife, Gen, are founders of the 50000-watt KJNP religious radio and television station in North Pole.

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