KNOM Chorus
A small, all-KNOM chorus provided some of the music for the memorial Mass. From left to right: outreach director David Dodman; volunteer music director Leah Radde; community DJ Wes Adkins; and volunteer inspirational director Linda Maack.
Bob Froehle
Nome resident Bob Froehle, who read passages from the Book of Isaiah and Psalm 23 at the Mass.
Lynette Schmidt
Business manager Lynette Schmidt reads a passage from the First Book of John.
Father Ross
KNOM alumnus Father Ross Tozzi officiates Tom's memorial Mass.
Father Ross, Steve and Florence
Father Ross greets Florence and Steve Busch, Tom's wife and son.
King Island Choir
The King Island Choir (from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Nome) added their voices to the Mass.
A few King Island singers
A few of the singers from St. Joseph's King Island Choir.
Tom's son Stephen Busch offers a eulogy for his father.
Tom's daughter Kathleen Dumais shares a few laughs during her eulogy.
General manager Ric Schmidt during his eulogy for Tom.
Ric and Florence embrace
Tom's wife Florence and Ric embrace after Ric's eulogy.
KNOM volunteers
All of the KNOM volunteers took an active role in the logistics for Tom's memorial Mass. From left to right: Leah Radde, Matthew Smith, Linda Maack, and Ben Matheson. Matty Guiffré (not pictured) worked our sound board during the live broadcast of the Mass.
After the Mass
After the Mass, Steve, Florence and Kate greet the many friends and loved ones who came to pay their respects.
For the day of Tom's memorial Mass, the KNOM studio building underwent a special transformation.
Busch Family turns on Christmas star
Florence, Steve, and Kate helped us usher in the holiday season; here, in the engineering room in KNOM studios, Steve turns on the switch for the traditional Christmas star perched atop KNOM's FM transmitter tower in midtown Nome.
Busches hold Goldies
Steve, Florence, and Kate proudly display the three Goldie Awards given to KNOM at the 2010 Alaska Broadcasters Association banquet. (The ABA awards dinner took place just days after Tom's passing and began with a special tribute to Tom.)
Florence and Matty
Volunteer Matty Guiffré and volunteer alumna Florence Busch share a moment in Studio A just after Tom's memorial Mass.