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Archive for January 2013

A spotlight on Native music

Thanks to your support, the KNOM Radio Mission continues to mean so many different things to so many different people. For many of our listeners, KNOM is a primary source of music: not just popular music but, also, the traditional music of Alaska Natives. Native culture is fundamental both to our mission and to our…

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One good reason

An inspirational spot from the February 2013 issue of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.

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Update News: Thursday, January 31, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Army Corps of Engineers and Alaska Department of Transportation releases draft of Alaska Deep-draft Arctic Port System Study; Nome’s only Iron Dog champion, Evan Booth, has named a driver to replace his injured race partner; Robert Metcalf appointed new Director of UAF Northwest Campus in Nome; Nome-Beltz longtime wrestling coach, Dudley Homelvig,…

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An exciting milestone!

It’s both exciting and humbling to report the continued progress of our campaign for the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. We’ve just passed a crucial landmark; with donations now approaching $500,000, we have enough funds to build Phase 1 of the project, the outside frame of our studio annex. The digital studios project will…

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A thorough self-examination, with some outside help

As we enter our first full year as a reorganized nonprofit – KNOM Radio Mission, Inc. – we’re continuing to seek out new ways to improve our mission’s efficiency and transparency. While KNOM has long taken seriously the need to be cost-effective, open, and forward-thinking, we’re also mindful that – especially with a small charity…

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A nod for community service

Good news: KNOM has been informed that, in a few months, we will receive a very special award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)! NAB’s Crystal Award recognizes radio stations that make extraordinary contributions to the communities in their listening area. This community service award is prestigious, and over the years, KNOM has been…

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Elder Voices: Winton Weyapuk Jr.

At 62, Winton Weyapuk Jr. is a young elder. But he is a wealth of information about the Inupiaq language and marine mammal subsistence in his native village of Wales. Winton’s passion for preserving Inupiaq and the subsistence lifestyle started as a boy, learning how to navigate sea ice in an umiak skinboat with his father, and…

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Touchstone: Sustainable Local Energy

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This Friday on Touchstone (February 1, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about sustainable local energy and exploring alternative energy projects underway in our region. Tell us what you think: How does the high cost of energy affect you? What opportunities do you see to save energy in your home or work place? What alternative energy…

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Update News: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Nome’s Northwest Campus has new Director; Alaska did not receive any money from Sandy relief bill, but bill does allow for tribes to apply directly for future aid; Board of Fisheries adopts new management plan for Kuskokwim River; Alaska’s Senior Senator introduces legislation to rename Mount McKinley to Denali; Co-chair of State…

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