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Archive for June 2012

Summer and Sunday Mass

Large patches of snow dot the tundra on north facing hills, but most areas are beginning to see a variety of blooming tundra flowers. Subsistence fishing and hunting will soon begin; in Western Alaska, families work hard to store up food for the winter. Throughout KNOM’s primary coverage area, 19,230 persons are unable to worship Roman…

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June 2001: The doctor is in

June 29, 2001 Following six months of educational leave, KNOM news director Paul Korchin returns to the station, having earned his Harvard Ph.D. “The doctor is in,” reads a handmade sign on the newsroom door.

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Update News: Friday, June 22, 2012

In Friday’s news: Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the US Fish & Wildlife service seize more than 1,000 pounds of salmon from fishermen protesting subsistence closures on the Kuskokwim; Alaska Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski split on subsidies in national Farm Bill; Increasing docking space now, and a deep water harbor in the future, discussed…

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Days of Our Lives’ Eric Martsolf Calls In

Soap fans, this morning’s show was for you! Today, we were very excited to welcome Eric Martsolf to The Morning Show. Eric has been an actor on Days of Our Lives since 2008 and has been acting on soap operas since 2002. Click through to hear the interview with Eric.

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The Morning Show and More Bad Fruit

The Morning Show Things are going well on The Morning Show. I host the show on weekdays from 6 until 10. Even if you can’t quite get our signal from where you are, you can head on over to our new website for The Morning Show and get all the latest on what went on…

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All Roads Lead to Nome (Except for 99.99% of Roads)

Several elements of life serendipitously aligned last weekend – I had time off, I had a truck to use (thanks to the friendly folks who were letting me house-sit/dog-sit), and my girlfriend Jen was free – for me to make my way out of Nome and hit the road. And oh, what options when it…

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Touchstone: Sustainable Local Energy

This Friday on Touchstone (June 22, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about sustainable local energy and alternative energy resources. Do you know of any untapped or under-utilized energy resources in your community? Is there a chance that that energy could be harnessed and used to support your community? Hear this week’s Touchstone promo:   JOIN…

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Update News: Thursday, June 21, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Several villages and dozens of boats protest subsistence fishing closures along the Kuskokwim; Small plane crash north of the Brooks Range injures 3; Governor Parnell appoints Anchorage attorney Chuck Ray to Bethel Superior Court; Nome City Council approves $10.7 million budget, considers property tax mill rate increase; Costs for this year’s special…

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Profile: Jacob Weatherby, Nome’s Community Service Officer

Jacob Weatherby is Nome’s new CSO, or Community Service Officer. Originally from Anchorage, Weatherby brings a military background to his position in Nome. He was in the Army, stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He spent a year in Iraq before returning to the US, where he later joined the Air National Guard. As the new…

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WWD: Hug or Handshake?

On the Wednesday Weekly Dilemma today: When is it appropriate to hug and when is a handshake in order? Matt and Matty weigh in on the topic and so do a surprise studio guest and an unexpected caller.

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