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    Betsy Brennan on Nome's Middle Beach

    Farewell, Betsy

    Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.

    Kristin, Matthew, and David, holding AK Press Club awards

    Spring Awards for KNOM

    This spring has been an exceptionally award-winning season for our small radio mission. In the past month, we’ve been humbled with awards for excellence in broadcasting and online content from two different respected media organizations.

    Courtney with Jake Kenick in a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance… of Giving Back

    It was a proud moment both for the Nome community and for KNOM early last month, as a local theatre production brought a few of our full-time volunteers into the arts scene of our region — and brought a taste of 1890s England to 2010s Alaska.

    Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel in Wales, Alaska

    A “Restorative” Trip to Wales

    For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.