Co-founder of North Pole radio station dies

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FAIRBANKS - Genevieve Nelson, who spent decades promoting Christian broadcasting in Alaska's Interior, has died at age 85.

Nelson and her husband, Don, founded radio station KJNP in 1967. The call letters stand for King Jesus North Pole.

"I've never seen anyone more dedicated to that purpose than her," said Julie Beaver, a KJNP employee since 1981. "That was her life."

Nelson died Sunday following a stroke.

She arrived in Alaska with her family in 1956.

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