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Archive for February 2012

It Takes a Village (Trip)

I love to travel. I’ve been lucky enough in my brief 27 years on this planet to see quite a bit of it, and some interesting, off-the-beaten-path corners of it, too. The question “what brought you to Alaska?” is one I’ve asked – and been asked – a few times since moving to Nome. And…

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Get Along Little Irondoggies, Get Along

Hello Bekah here! This week at work we have been covering a snow machine race: the Irondog 2012. The route goes from Anchorage to here in Nome, where it took about a day and a half pause, and continues on to Fairbanks. Snow machine races are so different from dog team races; for one, they…

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Get Your Tickets to the Northern Lights Show

The recipe for a good northern lights show is pretty simple. All you need to do is find a clear night, get away from the city lights, live near the magnetic north pole, and time it such that a giant explosion on the sun sprays the atmosphere with highly energized particles. You can achieve all…

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Caught Doing Something Good: Helena Oxereok of Wales

This month, we travel to the western edge of the Seward Peninsula to the village of Wales, where 19-year-old Helena Oxereokshares her story. Helena is a single mom working to finish high school and to raise her son at the same time. In between caring for her child and finishing her final classes, Helena works at…

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A Moose in Labor

Spending time outside is a must if you live in Alaska. Yes, there is plenty of time spent gaining invaluable work experience while inside the walls of the radio station. But when you have free time, Alaska is a great place for people who like to hang with Mother Nature. My most memorable moment with…

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Nome beyond KNOM

Though I’d had minimal experience working in radio before I applied to KNOM (the few shows I helped a friend with in college, mostly for laughs, barely count), I could mostly guess what a position on the news team was going to be like. (Exactly like Newsies, right?) The big question for me was, what…

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Beautiful Winter Days, Exciting Races, and New Music

Hello everyone, Rebekah here! The weather this week has been amazing. Last week we were still trudging through with 30 below zero temperatures daily, then it warmed up enough to snow this weekend, and snow it did (about 10 inches.) Now the temperature has been hovering around 30 ABOVE!  That’s a sixty-degree difference; back home…

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Caught Doing Something Good: Mamie Iyatunguk of Shishmaref

In the premiere episode of Caught Doing Something Good, we hear from Mamie Iyatunguk, a 10th grader from Shishmaref. A born leader in her village, Mamie strives to improve her school and her community by helping out with special events at her school. As a designated youth leader, Mamie endeavors to represent what a good student…

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A Chilly Start to 2012

We’ve been having a cold year so far.  The average temperature during the month of January was -16.6 degrees: the coldest since record keeping began over 100 years ago.   It hit -40 once, and -30 on 17 separate days.   I didn’t get a chance to think about the cold until just recently, I was busy…

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Top of the morning to ya, from the top of the world!

Hi, my name is Bekah, and no, I am not Irish! I am the Music Director here at KNOM!  My job includes taking care of our music library (which takes up most of the second floor!), listening to and choosing new music to add to our library, producing a couple spots (including a movie soundtrack…

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