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89.3 FM, North Platte

City of License: North Platte, NE

First Air Date: January 27, 2011

Operating Power: 690 watts

Original Call Letters: KJTF

Format: Religious

Issued To: Tri-State Broadcasting Association, Inc.

Through the Years

  • 2011

    January 27, 2011-  Sign on.  Transmitter location: 11.2 miles southwest of North Platte, near the junction of Meadows Lawns Road and South Miller School Road in Lincoln County.

  • 2016

    FCC dismissed Tri-State Broadcasting Association’s to upgrade to 80,000 watts due to possible interference to KWNB Channel 6 in Hayes Center, NE.   Stations on the lower end of the FM band are required to prevent interference to TV stations on channel 6, but KJTF had initially asserted that the protection didn’t apply to digital TV stations.  The station remained on channel 6 after the conclusion of analog broadcasting.  KWNB’s owner, Pappas Broadcasting, vehemently disagreed.  The FCC concluded that while some interference may be tolerable, too many people would be negatively affected by allowing the upgrade.