KNOM’s call-in shows are a forum for discussion, interaction, and respectful debate: on topics ranging from political elections to public health to Alaska Native culture.
- How are the declining numbers of the king salmon fishery affecting you, your family, or your community? What does a diminished salmon fishing season mean for you?
- Has your salmon catch been smaller in recent years? If so, how have you compensated?
- Are your fishing habits different now than they used to be? Has the salmon decline affected your lifestyle - or your ability to subsist in Western Alaska?
Thursdays, 10am (September-May)
Sounding Board is KNOM’s flagship talk show.
Currently in its 12th season, Sounding Board airs every Thursday at 10am (from September to May) and has covered such topics as the Rock Creek Mine (in Nome), fishing in Western Alaska, smoking, vandalism, suicide, and many other pressing issues in our region.
Sounding Board is hosted on a rotational basis by two of KNOM’s on-air staff; the show keeps the conversation going with live calls and emails.
On Sounding Board, it’s your hour and your show. What do you want to say?
Touchstone offers Western Alaskans the chance to discuss an important topic with an expert or special authority in that field.
Past Touchstone shows have addressed the H1N1 Flu, public safety, and many other topics; a series of Touchstones featured the 2006 Alaska gubernatorial candidates (Tony Knowles, Andrew Halcro, and Sarah Palin).
Touchstone airs periodically on Fridays at 10am.