And Jesus said unto them, I am the
bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth
on me shall never thirst. John 6:35 (KJV)
Ho, every one that thirsteth,
come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat;
yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do
ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which
satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isaiah 55:1-2 (KJV)
KJNP is located less than one mile from the city limits of North Pole,
Alaska. It also serves the Fairbanks area, located about 15 miles away,
Fort Wainwright (an Army Base), Eielson (an Air Force Base) plus many smaller
The AM station is 50,000 watts and in the winter months when the signal
goes out the furthest, it can reach all over Alaska, and even into other
countries like Russia, Sweden, Norway, and even Japan.
KJNP-AM was started by Don and Gen Nelson as a way to reach the native population
of Alaska. All the music is Gospel, and 60 percent of it is a mix of Country
Gospel, Southern Gospel, and Bluegrass.
KJNP-FM is more for the local area covering the larger Fairbanks area.
The music on the FM is more contemporary and easy listening. The majority
of the programming comes from Moody broadcasting in Chicago.
KJHA is located in Houston Alaska, by Wassilla and uses the same programming as the AM during the day, and the FM programming overnight.
There are translators located in Barrow, Ft. Yukon. Circle, Dot Lake, and Tok.
Click to Visit KJNP's Website.
When Don and Gen Nelson came to Alaska, they were in Stevens Village as missionaries. While there, Don began flying to other locations to reach more people with the gospel message. He was given a vision of radio as a way to bring the message of Jesus to the Arctic. This was confirmed by other people he interacted with and God providing funding, property, resources, and people to start and continue operating KJNP Radio.
"The Gospel Station at the Top of the Nation"
The station continues to operate out of North Pole, Alaska on property given for that purpose by Dave Ainley. It is still operated as a missionary station with the purpose of bringing the gospel message of Jesus Christ to Alaska and the Arctic.
More information on Don and Gen Nelson can be found in the book "Shadows on the Arctic Snow." the story of Don and Gen Nelson, and KJNP, by Don Leach and Don Nelson.