From all of us at KNOM, a very Happy Easter!
In Western Alaska, there are already a few signs of spring. The temperatures are warming slightly, the days are rapidly becoming longer, and the moon looms large in the night sky, casting a soft light upon the frozen Bering Sea and ice-covered tundra. The stunning landscape is a reminder of the majesty of God’s love.
In isolated villages – where a priest rarely, if ever, is present to celebrate Mass – KNOM beamed Easter Mass from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nome. We are blessed that Fr. Ross Tozzi was present to preside at the community’s Easter celebration; his words and those of the congregation were heard throughout Western Alaska.
From time to time, the KNOM volunteers fly out to select area villages. (The flights are typically free, thanks to a longtime sharing agreement with Bering Air in Nome.)
Last week, volunteer music director Josh Cunningham traveled to the Yukon Delta village of Bethel for the Cama-i Music Festival. He spent three days recording music, interviewing village elders, and sending back reports for KNOM’s Update News broadcasts.