As a Ministry: KYKD is owned and operated by Voice for Christ Ministries, a nonprofit Christian missionary outreach. Every Announcer, Engineer or Secretary working at the facilities of KYKD are missionaries receiving financial support from individuals and churches, or is a self-supported volunteer.
Our History: The original FCC license for KYKD was granted to the Assembly of God Church in Bethel in 1983. After going "dark" (off-air) due to lack of staff, the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska purchased KYKD, built the current studio building in 1987, and broadcast independently for several years. In the spring of 1995, the Covenant Church contacted VFCM which began re-broadcasting KIAM at 3 KW of power. In October 1996, Voice For Christ Ministries purchased KYKD from the Covenant Church and raised the power to 7.9 KW. After the installation of a new transmitter in July 2006, KYKD is now broadcasting at 12 KW, making it the most powerful FM radio station on the mainland of western Alaska. In the summer of 2013 the arrival of high-speed internet service to the village of Hooper Bay, about 150 miles west of Bethel, made it possible to use that service to send the KYKD programming to the VFCM translator station in that village. Additionally, in the spring of 2014 a new translator station was constructed at Aniak, located about 100 miles upstream of Bethel on the Kusokwim River. That station is also fed from Bethel via internet. Thus KYKD is now rebroadcast from both of those villages.
Our Passion for Jesus Christ: In keeping with our passion, significant portions of airtime are dedicated to glorifying Christ and proclaming His word. Explicit, accurate Biblical content will be required consistently from program providers and musicians, in accordance with Colossians 3:17. The presentation of concepts inconsistent with our statement of faith will not be allowed.
Our Philosophy Regarding Native and Rural Alaska: Believing God has called us to reach Alaska's Native and Rural residents, we will make a considerable effort to specifically inform and minster to these listeners. Their unique culture, lifestyle, and personality will guide the arrangement and style of our daily schedule, as we seek to follow Luke 14:23.