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KRSA (defunct)

KRSA
City of license Petersburg, Alaska
Broadcast area Southeast Alaska
Frequency 580 AM kHz
First air date September 24, 1982
Power 5,000 Watts day and night
Class B
Facility ID 49566
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning K Radio Southeast Alaska
Former callsigns KRSA (1982-2014)
DKRSA (2014-Present)[1]
Owner Sea-Christ Broadcasting Corporation

KRSA was a broadcast radio station licensed to Petersburg, Alaska, serving Southeast Alaska. KRSA was last owned and operated by Sea-Christ Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
    • Fallen Silent 1.1
  • Programming 2
  • Translators 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The KRSA studios located in Petersburg, Alaska, August 2011

KRSA's original construction permit was issued on July 24, 1981[3] and the station went on the air for the first time on September 24, 1982,[4] under the ownership of Northern Light Network.[5] Northern Light Network was and still is a subsidiary of the interdenominational Christian mission agency, SEND International, which is based out of Farmington, Michigan.[6][7]

On December 14, 2010, Northern Light Network sold KRSA and the three association translator stations to Petersburg-based Sea-Christ Broadcasting Corporation for $1.00.[8] The deal was closed on February 3, 2011 with the new owner, Sea-Christ Broadcasting Coroporation, taking full ownership of the station and translators.[9]

KRSA debuted a new live-and-local morning news and talk program called "The Narrow Way" shortly after the sale was closed.[10]

Fallen Silent

KRSA and its translators fell silent on December 31, 2012.[11] Board of Director President Ed May said, at the time, the station was "in the process of redirecting its ministry" and that the "non-profit couldn't afford to keep broadcasting".[11]

On December 11, 2013, KRSA resumed operations according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[12] More than a month later, on January 30, 2014, the FCC announced that Sea-Christ Broadcasting Corporation had failed to file a license renewal application for KRSA or any of its translators.[13] The licenses for KRSA and its translators all expired and were cancelled on February 1, 2014.[13][14]

Programming

KRSA carried programming featuring religious teaching from various sources including James Dobson's Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, VCY America and Salem Radio Network.[15] The station also aired secular programming including the morning news program Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" and top-of-the-hour news from United News and Information.[15] Sports programming from the Seattle Mariners Radio Network and the Seattle Seahawks Radio Network were also heard on KRSA.[16][17]

Translators

KRSA previously broadcast its main frequency not only at 580 AM, but also on three translator stations. Those stations all previously broadcast at 94.9 FM.[18][19][20]
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
DK235AC 94.9 FM Sitka, Alaska 49565 395 watts 33 m (108 ft) D FCC
DK235AD 94.9 FM Wrangell, Alaska 49567 18 watts −60 m (−200 ft) D FCC
DK235AJ 94.9 FM Haines, Alaska 49568 50 watts −311 m (−1,020 ft) D FCC

References

  1. ^ "Call Sign History".  
  2. ^ "KRSA Facility Record".  
  3. ^ "Original Construction Permit".  
  4. ^ "Yesterday's News". Petersburg Pilot ( 
  5. ^ "License to Cover".  
  6. ^ "The Northern Light Network". Northern Light Network/ 
  7. ^ "Our Mission". Northern Light Network/ 
  8. ^ "Asset Purchase Agreement".  
  9. ^ "Assignment of License".  
  10. ^ "The Narrow Way". Sea-Christ Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-20. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Viechnicki, Joe (January 10, 2013). "Southeast Alaska Christian radio station off the air".  
  12. ^ "Resumption of Operations".  
  13. ^ a b "Radio License Expirations".  
  14. ^ "Station Search Results".  
  15. ^ a b "Program Guide". Sea-Christ Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-20. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Seattle Mariners Radio Network".  
  17. ^ "Seattle Seahawks Radio Network".  
  18. ^ "K235AC Facility Record".  
  19. ^ "K235AD Facility Record".  
  20. ^ "K235AJ Facility Record".  

External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for DKRSA


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