KTNN Navajo660-101.5 logo.png
Frequency660 kHz
BrandingThe Voice of the Navajo Nation
FormatCountry music, Classic Hits/Navajo cultural programming
OwnerThe Navajo Nation
  • 96.1 KWRK/99.5 KCAZ
  • NNTV5
First air date
February 26, 1986 (1986-02-26)[1]
Call sign meaning
The Navajo Nation
Technical information
Facility ID66146
Power50,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
35°53′42″N 109°08′31″W / 35.89500°N 109.14194°W / 35.89500; -109.14194 (NAD83)
Repeater(s)101.5 MHz KTNN-FM Tohatchi NM
WebcastAAC stream (direct link); Web player

KTNN is a Navajo language AM (medium-wave) radio station broadcasting on 660 AM from Window Rock, Arizona, the seat of the government of the Navajo Nation. It broadcasts Navajo tribal music and audio from Navajo ceremonial (powwow) dances and Native American music, as well as country music and bluegrass in English. It also broadcasts High School basketball games from the local high schools on the Navajo Reservation.[2][unreliable source?] Most of its announcers are bilingual and broadcast in Navajo and English.[3]

KTNN's headquarters in Window Rock, Arizona
KTNN's headquarters in Window Rock, Arizona

At the time the station came on the air in 1986, it claimed to be the last station allowed to go on the air with a full 50,000 watts on another station's clear channel frequency; however, other stations have been allowed since.[4]

At night the station uses a directional antenna to protect, as required by FCC rules, the signal of WFAN at New York City, since WFAN is a Class A (formerly Class I-A) station broadcasting on 660 kHz and KTNN is Class B (formerly Class II-A).[4]

See also


  1. ^ "KTNN First Air Date" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook. 1998. pp. D-28. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Pritzker, Barry M., Native America Today: a guide to community politics and culture, ABC-CLIO Press (1999), ISBN 1-57607-077-8, p. 73
  3. ^ Bandstra, Judy (May 18, 2017). "KTNN Educates and Entertains the Navajo Nation". Radio Magazine. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (2013-07-05). "Site of the Week 7/5/2013: Navajo Nation, 2011". fybush.com. Rochester, New York: Fybush Media. Retrieved August 19, 2018.