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Archive for May 31, 2013

A moment of need

Dear friend of KNOM, Rarely have we needed your help more than we do now. We know you hold our mission dear, so we want you to know the extent of our difficult circumstances. For a variety of reasons – including the passing of many dear friends and supporters – the financial standing of KNOM…

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A special honor

As you may have read in an earlier Static, KNOM was recently selected by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to receive a rare award. KNOM has been honored five times with NAB’s Crystal Award, recognizing the dedication of our mission and our supporters to community service. This April, NAB recognized our mission again with…

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In the wind

You’ll often find KNOM’s dedicated news team – including volunteers Eva DeLappe and Margaret DeMaioribus, pictured – reporting on location in Nome, despite our region’s often-inclement weather. Last month, however, the news was the weather. As Margaret reported, a shifting wind pattern called Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) has been at least partly to blame for…

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Engineer’s corner: “Shake, shake, shake”

As promised in last month’s edition of the Static, we’re happy to present the latest on KNOM’s equipment and technical issues with a new segment – the Engineer’s Corner – courtesy of volunteer engineer Rolland Trowbridge: On one morning in early May, the transmitter-to-studio data link, or TSL, quit working. This link allows volunteers at…

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By the numbers

As we’ve written before, we’re making every effort to cut costs in the midst of our financial challenges. Since our first broadcast in 1971, KNOM has always been mindful of the need to economize, but despite our best efforts, Nome remains an expensive place to live and to run a radio station. An hour of…

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Re-connecting with family

Volunteer Eva DeLappe (pictured, left) had a special guest earlier this spring: her twin sister Sarah (right), who spent a week visiting Nome. The week included a special celebration: both sisters’ birthday. The two also co-hosted an on-air music show, went snowshoeing near Nome, and traveled together to the community of Unalakleet (YOU-nuh-luh-kleet) to report…

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Update News: Friday, May 31, 2013

In Friday’s news: Floodwaters subsiding at Galena; Weekend power outage being blamed for crash of state computer system; Alaska Redistricting Board ordered to begin redrawing state political boundary lines; Proposed Donlin Gold project public hearings wrap up in Y-K Delta; U.S. EPA extending public comment period on study of large mining impacts in Bristol Bay…

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