About

Our Mission
The mission of KDLG is to broadcast programming of high quality, which serves demonstrated community needs of an educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment nature, within its primary signal area.  Such programming is intended for a general audience.

 

KDLG Management

Sam Gardner, General Manager / Program Director, sam@kdlg.org

Dave Bendinger, News Director / Assistant Manager, dave@kdlg.org

 

KDLG  History

Public radio station KDLG started as a broadcasting class taught by the Dillingham City School District.  In 1973 the FCC assigned the station the call sign KDLG and was allowed to operate at 1,000 watts of power.  The stations antenna consisted of two wires strung between two telephone poles.  In 1975 KDLG signed on the air at 670 kHz with an operating power of 5,000 watts, it eventually was upgraded to 10 kilowatts in 1987.  In 2010, KDLG made history by becoming the first radio broadcaster in North America to broadcast over a Modulation-Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL) transmitter. Since being installed, the Nautel XR transmitter has saved KDLG thousands of dollars in operating costs.

Operation includes a twenty-four hour broadcast schedule repeated on KNSA Unalakleet.  KDLG is owned by the Dillingham City School District and continues to teach broadcasting classes to high school students.

KDLG’s coverage area is approximately the size of the state of Ohio!

 

KDLG operates on 3 frequencies:

KDLG 670AM - Covering Dillingham and most of Bristol Bay.

KDLG 89.9FM - Covering Dillingham and Aleknagik.

KNSA 930AM - Covering Unalakleet and the Eastern Norton Sound.