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Archive for June 2013

Time to tighten up

This time of year, we scramble to make sure that we perform routine maintenance on the KNOM buildings and equipment.  As we go through this process, we encounter unusual circumstances. (Several years ago, as we were doing a visual inspection of the AM transmitter site, a herd of muskoxen decided to graze near the tower.) KNOM volunteer…

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June ’81: The KNOM Marching Band

June 20, 1981 The “KNOM Marching Band” captures second place in Nome’s Midnight Sun Festival parade, organized by Mary Yanikoski. In pouring rain, a group of kids walk down Front Street, wearing KNOM 10th anniversary T-shirts. Each child carries a portable radio blaring the KNOM signal, which is playing march music over the air. It’s an idea…

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Update News: Monday, June 17, 2013

In Monday’s news: Initiative to set up legal marijuana market clears hurdle; Three injured and suspect on the run in Anchorage nightclub shooting; ADF&G says black bear mauled man near Anchorage campground; Grassroots campaign still collecting signatures to repeal Senate Bill 21.

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Update News: Friday, June 14, 2013

In Friday’s news: Subsistence harvests of bowhead whales at a record low this spring; Southwest Alaska woman hospitalized with symptoms of botulism; Pebble Partnership is pushing back at group of U.S. Senators; Governor Sean Parnell adds more communities affected by spring flooding to disaster declaration.

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Do You Hear What I Hair?

I have this idea that your hair says a lot about you. Some people in this life read tea leaves or the stars. I read hairstyles. Granted, this gift isn’t particularly useful for deciphering your future. But your hairstyle says a lot about where you are right now. Perhaps you’re reading this and saying, “Josh!…

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Loss, companionship, and service

KNOM Radio Mission president and St. Joseph parish pastor Ross Tozzi has just returned to Nome after ministering to his family and his father Ezio, who passed away May 22nd. Please pray with us for Ezio, Fr. Ross, and his entire family. Thank you. Last week, we received a phone call from a listener who was suffering…

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June ’88: A “friendship flight” to Russia

June 13, 1988 KNOM volunteer Claire Richardson is Alaska’s pool radio reporter on a precedent-setting trip to Provideniya, USSR, traveling on the historic Alaska Airlines 737 “Friendship Flight.” Her live reports of Provideniya’s festivities and the reunion of Eskimo families are carried by more than a dozen radio stations throughout the state.

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Update News: Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska State Troopers say VPO injured during arrest in Mountain Village; Navigational aids at Emmonak airport have been down since last week; Animal pathologist says definite cause of seal sickness outbreak may never be discovered; Fundraisers throughout Alaska are taking place for community of Galena.

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Update News: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In Wednesday’s News: Limited air service resumes in Emmonak after flooding; Fifty residents return to post-flood Galena; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collects public input on deep draft port study; Fisheries managers vote new restrictions on Gulf of Alaska trawl feet; Maliqiaq Padilla teaches Greenland-style qayaqs at NACTEC.  

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