Friend of KNOM,
As we shovel the tons of snow we received in the last week of December, we pause to thank you most sincerely for your generosity to our mission.
Your prayers and your financial contributions keep our signal strong throughout this immense, remote region, inspiring, encouraging and informing thousands of village Alaskans. Thank you for your kindness!
Topped by an angel, the little shrub helped keep things cheery for the KNOM crew, many of whom spent the Christmas holiday thousands of miles from their families and closest friends.
IN PRINT: You’ll find a long feature article about KNOM in the January 2004 issue of the popular Catholic magazine St. Anthony Messenger, with lots of pictures.
day after Christmas, a board member of
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: Just
how much does God depend on each one of
us to reach out and touch the lives of those around us in love?
Lots! Who else does He have to do it?
It’s still early in the year, but by the end of January, KNOM will have broadcast about 2,800 inspirational spots in 2004, along with an equal number of educational ones.
The brief 2003 spot debunked an old myth that if you swallow bubble gum, it will remain in your stomach for years. “I didn’t want children worrying about that,” Emily says. “On the other hand, it really isn’t the best thing to swallow.”
Emily is in her second year as a KNOM volunteer.
former KNOM’ers also received a Crystal Communicator Award for a
original radio play, “The Village of Snome.” Written
by Andrew McDonnell and produced by Mike Nurse,
the story weaves
a fanciful tale of a village on the
Voices for the spot and the story were recorded in Studios B and C, and they were produced at this editing station, located upstairs.
Congratulations to everyone!
RECEIPT: In the third week of January, we will mail receipts to everyone who contributed a total of $250.00 or more during 2003. We’ll be happy to send a receipt to anyone, regardless of amount. Please drop us a line. Thank you!
It’s not something we like to think about, but such a gift is likely to be a person’s largest, and it can make a great positive difference for a long time.
We place all bequests into funds that provide for major improvements and protect the mission from unforeseen emergencies.
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: We don't have to scheme and labor to have God present in our daily lives. He is already present, waiting to be discovered.|
Jesus was born in a
borrowed manger, he
preached from a borrowed boat, he entered
Does that tell us something about our habit of collecting things?
In December, a series of powerful storms
APPLY TOPICALLY: Every weekday, KNOM broadcasts a “Profile” program, ten-to fifteen-minutes of interviews dealing with topics that are important to the region. Recent subjects included Siberian Yupik traditional stories, new fish and game rules, rural Alaska foster care, suicide prevention, geothermal power, developing a healthy lifestyle, influenza, after school village youth programs, bush Alaska health care, regional transportation plans, Bering Strait archaeology and emergency medical services, among others.
programs also featured local
legislators, who provided opinions on the upcoming
KNOM’s newscasts will continue to cover legislative issues, and we will continue 2003’s practice of interviewing a prominent legislator every week. Julia’s program is designed to provide a concise twice-weekly summary that will put events in perspective. Thank you for making this, and all of KNOM’s educational and informational programming possible!
Catholic radio station in the
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: There
are only fourteen hundred-forty
minutes in each day. And they go by so
Let’s do our very best to make the most of every one of them.
|INSPIRATIONAL SPOT: Every great achievement in history was once considered impossible. So many things have yet to be accomplished in our own lives, our own great achievements, which can seem impossible to us. With God’s help and our hard work, they become possible.|
AGO: From the isolated town of
Once more, we thank you for your contributions and your prayers. Our mission would quickly disappear without both.
We have many challenges ahead. At present, we are trying to develop firm cost estimates for our expansion of translator transmitters that will bring a strong KNOM signal into thirteen villages. Please stay tuned!
You remain in our thoughts and our prayers. Thank you for your great kindness to the isolated people whom we serve. May God greatly bless you for it.
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