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Broadcast areaAlaska Panhandle
Frequency800 kHz C-QUAM AM stereo
Branding"Hometown Radio 800 and 94.9 KINY"
FormatFull service
AffiliationsABC Radio News
Seattle Mariners
Seattle Seahawks
  • Cliff Dumas
  • (BTC USA Holdings Management Inc.)
First air date
May 31, 1935
Technical information
Facility ID823
Power10,000 watts day
7,600 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
58°18′3.55″N 134°26′33.02″W / 58.3009861°N 134.4425056°W / 58.3009861; -134.4425056
WebcastKINY Webstream
WebsiteKINY Online

KINY (800 AM) is a full service formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Juneau, Alaska, serving Alaska Panhandle. KINY is owned and operated by Cliff Dumas, through licensee BTC USA Holdings Management Inc..


KINY began broadcasting on May 31, 1935, at 7:30 PM.[1] It was located in the Goldstein Building until 1939, when the building was destroyed by fire on February 8, 1939.[2] The Decker Building in downtown Juneau then served as KINY's headquarters for decades. The station moved into the building on October 28, 1940.[3] The Decker Building burned down in June 1984.[4]

KINY and its sister station KSUP were bought by Alaska Broadcast Communications in June 2008.[5][6]

Effective April 28, 2023, KINY, sister stations KSUP and KXXJ, and eight translators were sold to Cliff Dumas' BTC USA Holdings Management Inc. for $420,000.

The call sign letters have no backstory, as KINY was just a government-issued designation.[7]


Notable regular syndicated broadcasts include:

KINY carries news from ABC Radio News and live sports from the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks.


Logo used until June 2008.
Logo from June 2008 until late 2012.

In addition to the main station, KINY has an additional five translators to widen its broadcast area.

Broadcast translators for KINY
Call sign Frequency City of license FID FCC info
K280DX 103.9 FM Angoon, Alaska 821 LMS
K279AF 103.7 FM Haines, Alaska 82616 LMS
K280ED 103.9 FM Hoonah, Alaska 777 LMS
K235DA 94.9 FM Juneau, Alaska 202194 LMS
K278GE 103.5 FM Kake, Alaska 32949 LMS
K284AM 104.7 FM Skagway, Alaska 137761 LMS


  1. ^ "This Day in History". Juneau Empire. 2005-05-31. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  2. ^ "This Day in History". Juneau Empire. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  3. ^ "This Day in History". Juneau Empire. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  4. ^ Wallace, Brian (2005-04-20). "The Decker building burns - 1984". Juneau Empire. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  5. ^ Golden, Kate (June 25, 2007). "KINY, KSUP sale pending". Juneau Empire. Archived from the original on February 5, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  6. ^ "Alaska Broadcasting Communications buys KINY, KSUP". Juneau Empire. June 12, 2008. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Krueger, Andrew (February 3, 2005). "What's up with that?". Juneau Empire. Retrieved August 8, 2009.

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