KNOM has been honored
with the 2003
Gabriel Radio Station of Year Award! This
is the eighth year in a row that our mission has won this top honor.
Please give yourself a
well-deserved pat on
the back for helping to make our work possible.
If you would like to
attend the awards ceremony in
We thank you sincerely for your support and your prayers.
From left, business manager Florence Busch and volunteers Amy Flaherty and Anna Dummer pick wild blueberries on a hillside about ten miles from Nome.
The berries have been an
of Vitamin C ever since the first humans came to
estimated that about 14% of Alaskans abuse alcohol.
That’s the highest in the
If you or someone you know could help out, we’d be very grateful.
for supporting KNOM, the oldest Catholic radio station in the
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: We tend to think of prayer as a religious obligation. To Jesus, prayer was a necessity, like eating and drinking. It didn’t bring him material goods, it didn’t spare Him from heartache and suffering. Not one time did he ask the Father to give Him anything. Jesus regarded prayer as a necessity that should be practiced continuously and persistently.|
Weekdays, we air five minutes of state and regional news throughout the day, plus AP Network News at the top of the hour.
A KNOM volunteer in 1988 and 1989, Paul returned to the station as salaried news director in 1998. Under his guidance, the already-strong news department has prospered, providing western Alaskans with day-to-day news, as well as information on the many issues facing this region.
Few KNOM listeners are aware that Paul
holds a PhD. from
write this, Paul is preparing to
teach a college course on the origins of written language during the
semester. When he’s not working on
scholarly papers, you’ll find Paul four-wheeling around the area, or
DISHING IT OUT: In
August, two technicians from the
BACK IN THE SADDLE: We
welcomed 2001-2 KNOM volunteer Ryan Conarro,
KNOM broadcasts into dozens of Eskimo and
Athabascan Indian villages throughout 100,000 square miles of isolated
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: Hard times are the grit that heaven uses to polish its jewels.|
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: Have you ever tried to make sense of a tragedy? How can you help? What can you say or do? Your job is not to take away the hurt, but to be present with love.|
CLEAN POLITICS: This
summer, while touring
had heard of
According to Leo, in the bright Arctic night, the secretary and about twenty of his entourage jumped into the frigid water from the gravelly beach east of town. A handful of Secret Service agents “wiggled out of it,” Leo says, “although they were very observant.”
RECENTLY HEARD: Recently over KNOM, you’d hear discussion of
topics such as firefighting, Native dancing, cultural ties between
you for helping
us to bring these important subjects into thousands of village homes!
Rita, posing in front of the village’s St. Michael church, volunteers for the parish.
In the absence of a resident priest, she maintains the building, pays the bills, conducts prayer services, and funerals, and is even supervising construction of the parish’s new church, which is being hammered together by other volunteers.
KNOM listeners will benefit from Rita’s wisdom and experience in the next month or two, when she will be featured on a new program, “Elder Voices.”
Please consider remembering missions like KNOM in your will. For many of us, it will be the largest gift we will ever make. We prayerfully place all bequests into funds that provide for major future improvements, and protect the KNOM mission from unforeseen emergencies.
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: The strong hands of
Jesus sawed, carved and
pounded. He built things for a living,
this quiet and gentle carpenter’s Son.
On the Cross, He built one final thing for us, a bridge to His Father’s house.
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: An apology is a great way to get the last word.|
When you’re out in the wilderness, it’s important to keep your eyes open. Wild blueberries are a major source of nutrition for the region’s many grizzly bears, who do not like to share.
Since then, all staff have undergone formal training, so that they can recognize sexual misconduct should it occur, and report it to authorities.
“We take this extremely
general manager Tom Busch. “In the
fifteen years since I have been in charge of KNOM, I am not aware of a
You remain our strength, and
we appreciate your kindness and your support immensely.
We pray for you and your intentions at every
weekly staff meeting, and in our personal prayers, too.
Thank you! May God bless you
(The below two inspirational spots were first broadcast about five years ago. At the time, they were Scotch taped to the typewriter in Studio A, and serve as daily reminders to the KNOM air staff.)
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: Oh, Lord, in my
present need, help me believe
that You are aware of my anxiety, and will do what is best for me. Give me the strength to trust You and put the
present and future into Your merciful hands.
Grant this through Jesus Our Lord. Amen.
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: Dear Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve You as You deserve; to give and not count the cost; to fight and not heed the wounds; to labor and not ask for reward, save that of knowing that I am doing Your Will. Amen.|
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