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.

KFAR, 660AM shared Glenner Anderson’s post.Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 6:10am


KFAR, 660AM shared Christine Robbins’s post.Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 7:16am

This morning at 11:00 on Problem Corner


KFAR, 660AM shared Christine Robbins, Fairbanks Conservatives’s post.Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 6:01am

Today on Problem Corner at 11am


KFAR, 660AMMonday, May 21st, 2018 at 8:08am

Did you miss out on our ON AIR RADIO AUCTION Saturday?-dont sweat it, just stop by the Radio Station studios downtown on 5th ave this week during regular business hours and check out the remaining items-ALL AT HALF PRICE OR LESS!-tons of great stuff still available-food items, power tools, yard services, jewelry, RC toys, hotel stays and more_ALL AT HALF PRICE OR LESS!-check out the updated list on our FAIRBANKS ON AIR AUCTION FB page-but hurry-it ends This Thursday!


KFAR, 660AMMonday, April 30th, 2018 at 6:36am

This week’s guests on Problem Corner…

Mon 4/30 Sen. Mike Dunleavy (pre-recorded)
Tues 5/1 The Laundry House Gang
Wed 5/2 Sen. Pete Kelly
Fri 5/4 Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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