550 The Zone


KTZN (550 AM) branded as “The Zone” is an American commercial broadcasting station licensed to serve Anchorage, Alaska. TiHeartMedia, Inc. owned the station. It broadcasts sports programming. KTZN is an affiliated station with ESPN Sports. In addition to its 24/7 on-air transmission, it has also provided a streaming platform for worldwide listeners. It also has a presence on social media networking sites.

About 550 The Zone:

550 The Zone touched the airwaves for the first time as KENI in 1948. Just like other sports stations, it streams on-air on the AM band at the frequency of 550 Khz. Its slogan is “Alaska’s ESPN 550 The Zone.” The meaning of its call sign is K The ZoNe. It has employed the KENI call sign from 1948-1998. The Federal Communication Corporation let it use the current call sign KTZN on February 3, 1998.



ESPN 550 AM primarily airs a variety of sports programming. Listeners can tune into their favorite syndicated shows round the clock. In addition to this, it also airs live contests.
The detail of its lineup is as follows:
NBC Sports (12:00 AM- 2:00 AM)
ESPN Radio (2:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
NBC Sports (9:00 PM- 12:00 AM)
It features programming from ESPN Radio throughout the weekend.

Technical Details:

KTZN is a class B AM service with facility ID 12967. It operated with a varied, sufficient radiated power of 3100 Watts during the day hours and reduced ERP of 5000 Watts at night. Its antenna mode is non-directional (2 patterns), and it emits analog signals. From
local to distant areas, the station’s listening range is within 60-110 miles in the daytime and 40-80 miles during night hours. The FCC granted it the license to broadcast on September 21, 2011. The transmitting coordinates of KTZN are 61.165559, – 149.828309.

KNOR Radio

Contact Details:

Address: ESPN 550 The Zone, 800 E. Dimond Blvd #3-370
Anchorage, AK 99515
Newsroom NO: +1 907-522-1515 / 907-743-5146
Official Website: https://550thezone.iheart.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/550TheZone
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/550thezone