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KFMJ
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City of license Ketchikan, Alaska
Broadcast area Southern Panhandle of Alaska
Branding "99.9 KFMJ"
Slogan "Alaska's Home of Good Time Oldies"
Frequency 99.9 MHz
First air date August 2, 1996
Format Oldies
ERP 115 watts
HAAT 681 meters
Class A
Facility ID 77778
Callsign meaning Ketchikan's Finest Music J
Affiliations USA Radio Network News
Citadel Media (ABC Radio)
Coast to Coast AM
Owner TLP Communications
Webcast KFMJ Live Feed
Website KFMJ Online

KFMJ is a commercial oldies music radio station in Ketchikan, Alaska, broadcasting on 99.9 FM and was launched on August 2, 1996.

KFMJ airs some programming from Citadel Media's "Classic Hits" network (formerlly ABC Radio) with the exception of their local KFMJ morning and afternoon shows. News and weather updates are broadcast throughout the day. KFMJ airs top-of-the-hour news from USA Radio Network and George Noory and Art Bell's program Coast to Coast after 9pm local time.

Starting in 2004, KFMJ became the home for Kayhi Kings & Lady Kings sports broadcasts at the request of Ketchikan High School. KFMJ provides play-by-play coverage of Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball and Boys Football. The station additionally carries coverage of select Metlakatla, AK games and Little League Baseball. Games are simulcast online and archived on the KFMJ website.

KFMJ is one of a very few southern panhandle stations to broadcast online.

Programming

Throughout most of the day on weekdays, KFMJ's programming is a satellite feed of Citadel Media's "Classic Hits" network (formerlly ABC Radio) with the exception of their live, local morning and afternoon drive shows and Coast To Coast AM overnights.

KFMJ's live, local programming on weekdays includes The Bob Kern/Fats & Gang Show from 6am-9am (Morning Drive) and The Stuart Whyte Show from 4pm-6pm (Afternoon Drive).

Citadel has hired many new jocks for their satellite feed programming, replacing many of ABC Radio's personalities. Their new weekday lineup includes Maria Danza from 2am-6am, Dave Michaels from 9am-11am, Steve Gunn from 11am-4pm and 'Smokin' Kevin Browning from 6pm-9pm.

Coast To Coast AM still runs nightly from 9pm-2am.

The weekend programming lineup is satellite fed all day on Saturdays and most of the day on Sundays with the exception of the "Sunday Special," a live, local segment hosted by Bob Kern running from noon until 3pm local time. The "Sunday Special" features recordings of shows from "Radio's Golden Age" and "The Jean Shepherd Program."

Awards

KFMJ has won numerous awards for its Commercial, Public Service, News and Comedy content from the Alaska Broadcasters Association, starting in 2002. The awards won by the station, by year, are as follows:

  • 2002
    • Best Radio Commercial - Series - Division 2: "Narrows Inn - Thornlow's Bar"
  • 2003
    • Best Radio Commercial - Series - Division 2: "WestCoast Cape Fox Lodge: Great Chefs"
    • Best Public Service Announcement - Single Entry - Division 2: "I've Got Dreams"
  • 2004
    • Best Promotional Package - Division 2: "KFMJ Radio Fishing Derby"
    • Best Public Service Announcement - Single Entry - Division 2: "All-City Halloween Party"
    • Best Promotional Item - Division 2: "KFMJ Media Kit"
    • Best Comedy Feature - Division 2: "Gormley Goozley's Polka Music Challenge - Girl Scout Cookies"

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