|Broadcast area||Southcentral Alaska|
|KASH-FM, KBFX, KGOT, KTZN, KYMG|
First air date
Former call signs
|550 kHz (1948–1998)|
Call sign meaning
|Kenai (Previously Kayak)|
|Power||50,000 watts unlimited|
KENI (650 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Anchorage, Alaska, United States, the station serves the south-central Alaska area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are located at Dimond Center in Anchorage, and its transmitter is located off Dowling Road in Southeast Anchorage.
KENI is a clear-channel, Class A, 50,000-watt station. The other Class A station on 650 AM is WSM in Nashville, Tennessee.
KENI began broadcasting May 2, 1948, on 550 kHz with 5 kW power (full-time), on what is now KTZN. It was operated by Midnight Sun Broadcasting Company. It moved to its current location in March 1998. During the mid-1990s, the station, as KYAK, was the Anchorage affiliate of the Radio AAHS children's format.[clarification needed]