96.1 FM | 780 AM | “Yours for Western Alaska”

Archive for August 2012

Late summer update, new construction, and a prayer request

The days are getting shorter, and the first freeze will be here very soon! Berry pickers are busy harvesting buckets of tasty treats, and the fish have finished their runs. Some of the families in our listening area will spend this season canning, freezing, and processing meat, fish, berries, and greens. We rely on the…

Read More

September 1981: Marilyn Koezuna joins KNOM

September 6, 1981 Marilyn Koezuna joins the KNOM air staff. Marilyn is a King Island Inupiaq Eskimo who helped the station while in high school. She returns as a Jesuit volunteer, the second Alaska Native to do so for a full year.

Read More

Update News: Friday, August 31, 2012

In Friday’s News: Fishing boat sank south of Kodiak Island this morning, crewman missing; No current funding for demolition of White Alice towers, may take years to acquire; Interior Department allows Shell to begin preparation work for drilling; DOT Commissioner Luiken resigns; KYUK reports one of most renowned Yup’ik skins sewers died; U.S. and state…

Read More

I Am All Here and Stuff and It’s Pretty Great.

I have arrived in Nome and there is much rejoicing. Not because of my arrival (nobody knowns me), but because a plane has finally landed here for the first time in a week. A lot of people have been delayed in Anchorage and Kotzebue due to weather conditions and runway closures but now here we…

Read More

Sounding Board: The White Alice Towers

Anvil Mountain Summit

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 6, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about Nome’s famous White Alice towers (at the summit of Anvil Mountain), which have recently been slated for removal by Sitnasuak Native Corporation. Should the White Alice towers stay or go? If you favor demolition, what should be done with the land? If…

Read More

Update News: Wednesday, August 29,2012

In Wednesday’s News: Neal Foster to go unchallenged in November election for House District 39 Representative; Alaska voters decide not to reestablish Coastal Management Program; Ballot Measure No.1 too close to call; Sharon Cissna wins Democratic Primary for U.S. House race, to face U.S Rep. Don Young; East West runway in Nome reopens, work crew…

Read More

Profile: Edward Itta at the Arctic Imperative Summit

At the close of the Arctic Imperative Summit, the announcement was made just yesterday that Arctic sea ice this summer has hit a record low. With the opening Arctic Ocean, much of the discussion the past few days has been centered around developing the Arctic sustainably. In his closing remarks to the summit, former North…

Read More

Update News: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea and Arctic shipping; Nome City Council hears suggestions for $200,000 mid-year Community Benefit Share from NSEDC; Norwegian oil company Statoil inches closer to drilling in the Chukchi Sea, possibly…

Read More