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Archive for March 2014

A show new to KNOM: Story49

Richard Beneville

Thanks to your support, KNOM Radio has long been a vehicle for telling uniquely Alaskan stories, whether they’re breaking news events or the life experiences of respected elders within our communities. In recent months, KNOM storytelling has taken on a new form with a show spearheaded by volunteer Emily Bieniek: Story49. Per our website, Story49…

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Anticipating a joyful Easter

It’s the season of Lent: a season of reflection, sacrifice, and anticipation. During this time and always, we’re so grateful to you for continuing to make possible something that’s been a part of our mission since the beginning: weekly broadcasts of the Mass. This Easter, we’ll bring the Catholic Mass – broadcast live from St.…

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Keeping the station warm

Our new boiler

It might seem like a routine or prosaic replacement, but for a radio station in the sub-Arctic, it’s utterly crucial: last month, KNOM replaced the boiler in its studios (as pictured, mid-replacement, above). Our studio boiler, which generates the heat for the ambient temperature of the building, had been in need of a permanent fix…

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Update News: March 31st, 2014

In Monday’s news: Supreme Court will not hear State of Alaska’s challenge to the Katie Johns law; AK Senate votes to modify Courtview computer system; A technical breakdown of Nome’s new 20-year energy contract with Pilgrim Geothermal LLC; Senate Finance Committee puts forward $100m increase to education budget. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-31-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: March 28th, 2014

In Friday’s news: Bill making 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages encounters pushback; Nome passes resolution to enter 20-year power purchase agreement with Pilgrim Geothermal LLC; Nome School Board breaks down education budget; Senate Finance Committee proposes $9.2 million state operating budget. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/03/2014-03-28-knom-update-news.mp3

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The light is back.

Sunset

Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”

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