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Betsy Brennan on Nome's Middle Beach

Farewell, Betsy

Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.

Kristin, Matthew, and David, holding AK Press Club awards

Spring Awards for KNOM

This spring has been an exceptionally award-winning season for our small radio mission. In the past month, we’ve been humbled with awards for excellence in broadcasting and online content from two different respected media organizations.

Courtney with Jake Kenick in a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance… of Giving Back

It was a proud moment both for the Nome community and for KNOM early last month, as a local theatre production brought a few of our full-time volunteers into the arts scene of our region — and brought a taste of 1890s England to 2010s Alaska.

Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel in Wales, Alaska

A “Restorative” Trip to Wales

For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.

Francesca Fenzi

Francesca on the Trail

It was an adventure that she describes as one of the most incredible highlights of her year of service. In April, news volunteer Francesca Fenzi hit the trail for a sled dog race that offers a unique look of what makes rural Alaska so special.

Rolland Trowbridge with UPS unit

One, Big Battery Unit to Power Them All

Even though our digital studios are still under-construction, their uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery unit — an impressive apparatus that will provide backup power for the entire studio — has just come online. Here’s why that’s important.