KJNP-TV, UHFdigital channel 20 (or virtual channel 4 via PSIP) is a TBN-affiliatedtelevision station located in North Pole, Alaska, United States, that also serves Fairbanks. Owned by the Evangelistic Alaska Missionary Fellowship, the station maintains studios and transmitter facilities near Mission Road on the northeast side of North Pole.
Signing on on December 7, 1981 and becoming a TBN affiliate in 1990 (and its only full-power affiliate in Alaska), KJNP-TV became the fourth television station in the Fairbanks area after KUAC. Originally broadcasting 16 hours a day, the schedule expanded to 24 hours a day in 2003, following the installation of a new transmitter.
KJNP-TV and KJNP AM/FM (which launched in 1967) were founded by Don and Gen Nelson. In addition to TBN and other programs, KJNP-TV also broadcasts Closing Comments, one of the longest-running public affairs programs on local television.
Since 2011, KJNP is the only television stations in the United States broadcasting from a place called the "North Pole." From its sign-on in 1954 until 2011, WPTZ, an NBC affiliate serving the region around Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont, was licensed to North Pole, New York. In 2011, WPTZ moved its city of license to Plattsburgh.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
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