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Archive for August 2013

Profile: Gold Miner Igor Sudarkin

During this summer, KNOM has been featuring stories of our Nome neighbors involved in gold mining. As the summer comes to a close, KNOM is featuring our final story in the Gold Miner Profile series. Meet Igor Sudarkin – dredge co-owner, commercial diver and engineer in hyperbaric diving. This is his third year gold mining…

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Update News: Friday August 30, 2013

In Friday’s news: Oil prices continue to surge; Victims of Spring floods have additional time to apply for assistance; Conditions set for Wilma Osborn’s release; State court to challenge Alaska’s redistricting plan; Sen. Joe Miller promises to defund Obamacare if elected; Meet Igor Sudarkin, the final gold-miner in our summer profile series. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-30-knom-update-news.mp3

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Once Upon a Time to Happy Thereafter

Once upon a time, I arrived in Nome and met the four eleven people who would be my friends and co-workers for the year. When we five volunteers rode back to the house, Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” played all the way through. We drove around the town, and the reality that these were my roomies…

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Farewell, Lucus!

Summer is always a season both of hellos and goodbyes at KNOM, as we greet the next class of volunteers and bid farewell to those finishing their years of service. Our last goodbye for this season is to our outgoing volunteer producer, Lucus Keppel, whose work at KNOM has been outstanding. On the air, Lucus…

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A life well lived

If I make anything in this life, let it be friends. If I gain anything in this life, let it be love. If I give anything in this life, let it be all I have. A life given freely to God is a life well lived.

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Making our new studios

The sounds of hammers, saws, and heavy equipment continues to echo throughout KNOM studios, as work on our studio annex – the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios – moves onward. In July, our diligent construction crew finished wrapping the outside of our new studios in Arctic-grade insulation. Considering that the site was a bare…

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Update News: Thursday August 29, 2013

In Thursday’s news: White House seeking to mobilize military strikes against Syrian government; Arraignment scheduled for Nome resident accused of assault; State Troopers arrest 3 residents in St. Mary’s for drug trafficking; Old Norton Sound Hospital for sale; Sen. candidate Joe Miller says he would support de-funding Obamacare if elected. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-29-knom-update-news.mp3

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Still part of the family

Speaking of our facilities and equipment: we’d be remiss not to offer our thanks to Les Brown, the longtime volunteer engineer who, although retired from daily service at our mission, still contributes his considerable expertise and guidance to KNOM. Les (seen here at KNOM during his last visit to Nome, in 2011) has been part…

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