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KJJP-FM 105.7 is currently operating at 15% of power, limiting its signal strength and range in the Amarillo-Canyon area. This due to complicated problems with its very old transmitter. Local engineers are continuing to work on the transmitter and are consulting with the manufacturer to diagnose and fix the problems. We apologize for this disruption and service as we work as quickly as possible to restore KJPFM to full power. In the mean time you can always stream either the HPPR Mix service or HPPR Connect service using the player above or the HPPR app.

Looking Back with Gratitude: Saddling Up For KANZ

Chapter One

On a sunny Sunday afternoon June 29, 1980, in an abandoned schoolhouse in Pierceville, Kansas (population 85), KANZ signed on as the country’s first community-licensed, rural public radio station; to the sincere, noble, and hopeful music of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.

Against all odds, and the wisdom of National Public Radio, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and a host of others, the impossible happened. The common man of southwestern Kansas “saddled up” to connect the people of the High Plains and to keep them “in touch with the world…at home on the High Plains.”

The image of two horsemen beginning their journey, much like KANZ was beginning its journey, graced the cover of the first issue of KANZAN, the Guide to Community Radio for Southwest Kansas.  

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