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Archive for December 2013

Glad Tidings

Well, we’ve caught up with each other, us volunteers. We’ve been reading aloud our autobiographies to one another, and slowly those stories have begun to merge and twist. Now, we’re all on the same page, and the illustrations that had shown us on separate paths sketch us in the same clearing. Right on schedule I’d say,…

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Update News: December 23rd, 2013

In Monday’s news: Oil companies spend big on lobbying efforts to protect current tax structure; Nome Common Council discusses Richard Foster building, energy, development priorities, and unmarked graves; Members of AK’s VPSO program say they should be allowed to carry firearms on duty; AK marijuana legalization ballot measure has nearly 45,000 signatures of support. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-23-knom-update-news.mp3

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At Christmas, on-air: stories, drama, and celebrations

A Christmas Carol: original title page

The holidays are upon us in Western Alaska, and during Christmas week, we’re featuring a variety of special programs. The shows below are the highlights of our religious and dramatic programs for Christmastime; we posted yesterday about this year’s Christmas music shows. A Christmas Carol: Radio Drama Monday, Dec. 23: 8pm A radio drama directed by…

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Update News: December 20th, 2013

In Friday’s news: Nome Port Commission discusses how to deter boaters from hauling out on the causeway; AK State Troopers respond to snowmachine rescues outside Stebbins; Signature gathering is on track for a proposal to raise the state minimum wage. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-20-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: December 19th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Coast Guard Petty Officer Travis Obendorf died Wed. in Seattle hospital; Gov. Parnell’s administration seeks release from constrains imposed by AK Gasline Inducement Act; Savoonga receives auxiliary bowhead strike from the AK Whaling Commission; Kobuk responds to the Ambler Road Project, which would begin 18 miles from their community. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/12/2013-12-19-update-news.mp3

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Nome Relay for Life

It’s Christmas time: a special time of the year when we remember those who have lost battles to cancer, celebrate the lives of our survivors, and fundraise for cancer research. …okay. I can hear you through the computer screen as you let out a big, clear, “uh, No. Can you please go make some cookies…

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Our 2013 Portrait

KNOM 2013 Staff Portrait

Pictured above is the staff of KNOM Radio. Left to right: David Dodman, Rolland Trowbridge, Laureli Kinneen, Zachariah Hughes, Emily Bieniek, Dayneé Rosales, Tara Cicatello, Ric Schmidt, Laura Collins, Betsy Brennan, Kelly Brabec, Anna Rose MacArthur, Lynette Schmidt. From all of us – and from all of our listeners and the communities we serve –…

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A Step Forward for Our Studio

KNOM's new studio annex

Just before Thanksgiving, we received great news for our digital studios renovation project. The Rasmuson Foundation – a supporter of non-profit causes throughout Alaska – has awarded our mission a $50,000 grant for the construction and outfitting of our new studio space. The grant is matching, which means that we’ll receive the Rasmuson funds after…

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