KFAR History

Ray Bonnell / Sketches of Alaska FAIRBANKS — Within a few years of commercial radio’s birth in the Lower 48, radio stations began popping up in Alaska. In 1922 the Northern Commercial Company (NC Co.) started KLAY radio station in Fairbanks. Unfortunately for Fairbanks residents, the radio station was short l more ...

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KFAR made history as the farthest north radio station. KFAR served as a communication link to troops in W.W.II. During the early days of Alaska aviation, pilots would set their homing beacons on 660 AM to help guide them back to Fairbanks. KFAR originally sported one of the tallest self supporting towers in the United States and at 372 feet was the Interior’s tallest tower. The actual radio station was a gift to the pioneers of the Interior from Alaska Industrialist Austin “Cap” Lathrop. KFAR remained on the air during the flood disaster of 1967. The original transmitter/tower site served as a refuge for Fairbanksans left homeless by the flood. That spirit continues today. During the fires of 2004, we fielded calls from listeners offering their own homes for those displaced by the flames.
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KFAR, 660AMTuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 4:41am

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KFAR, 660AM updated their cover photo.Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 8:27am

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KFAR, 660AMThursday, November 1st, 2018 at 5:31am

SOCKTOBER was a huge success!! Thank you to everyone who brought in socks for The Fairbanks Native Associations SOAP ( Street Outreach and Advocacy Program). Congrats to Nora S, she is the winner of the new tablet!! Thanks again everybody!! Fairbanks truly is The Golden Heart City!!

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KFAR, 660AM updated their cover photo.Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 3:20am

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KFAR, 660AM shared Fairbanks Police Department’s post.Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 4:57am

TONIGHT!! Thanks to all our Law Enforcement Departments for doing this every year!!

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