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KTNN

KTNN
KTNN Navajo660-101.5 logo.png
CityWindow Rock, Arizona
BrandingThe Voice of the Navajo Nation
Frequency660 kHz
Repeater(s)101.5 MHz KTNN-FM
First air dateFebruary 26, 1986 (1986-02-26)[1]
FormatCountry music/Navajo cultural programming
Language(s)Navajo/English
Power50,000 watts
ClassB
Facility ID66146
Transmitter coordinates35°53′42.0″N 109°08′31.3″W / 35.895000°N 109.142028°W / 35.895000; -109.142028 (NAD83)
Callsign meaningThe Navajo Nation
OwnerThe Navajo Nation
Sister stations
  • 96.1 KWRK/99.5 KCAZ
  • NNTV5
WebcastAAC stream (direct link); Web player
Websitewww.ktnnonline.com

KTNN is a Navajo language AM (medium-wave) radio station broadcasting on 660 AM from Window Rock, Arizona, the seat of the government of the Navajo Nation. It broadcasts Navajo tribal music and audio from Navajo ceremonial (powwow) dances and Native American music, as well as country music and bluegrass in English.[2][unreliable source?] Most of its announcers are bilingual and broadcast in Navajo and English.[3]

KTNN's headquarters in Window Rock, Arizona

At the time the station came on the air in 1986, it claimed to be the last station allowed to go on the air with a full 50,000 watts on another station's clear channel frequency; however, other stations have been allowed since.[4]

At night the station uses a directional antenna to protect, as required by FCC rules, the signal of WFAN at New York City, since WFAN is a Class A (formerly Class I-A) station broadcasting on 660 kHz and KTNN is Class B (formerly Class II-A).[4]

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References

  1. ^ "KTNN First Air Date" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook. 1998. pp. D-28. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Pritzker, Barry M., Native America Today: a guide to community politics and culture, ABC-CLIO Press (1999), ISBN 1-57607-077-8, p. 73
  3. ^ Bandstra, Judy (May 18, 2017). "KTNN Educates and Entertains the Navajo Nation". Radio Magazine. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (2013-07-05). "Site of the Week 7/5/2013: Navajo Nation, 2011". fybush.com. Rochester, New York: Fybush Media. Retrieved August 19, 2018.

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