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Father Mark in Nome, August 2015

Say Hello (Again!) to Father Mark

Meet Father Mark Hoelsken, KNOM Radio Mission’s spiritual director. He’s a person with a long history with our radio station and with faith communities in Alaska; in the coming years, he’ll continue to deepen his connection to both.

Obama exits Air Force One

A First for the Arctic: a President

Our corner of Alaska was host to an historic visit last month. President Barack Obama’s trip to our state marked the first time a sitting president visited the Arctic — or anywhere in bush Alaska — and thanks to you, KNOM news was on the front lines both before and during this unprecedented trip.

A dance performance at Kingikmiut

A Joyful Visit to Alaska’s Far West

Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.

Kelly in Nome

Farewell, Kelly

It’s with a great sense of bittersweetness that we report the departure of a KNOM staffer with deep roots and an extensive history at our mission. As she departs for new horizons, longtime program director Kelly Brabec shares some of her reflections on what KNOM has meant over the years; it’s a mission, she says, that’s “formulated who I am today.”

Pollution researcher in Gambell, Alaska

In Gambell, a Focus on Pollution

Earlier this summer, a very special community education course in a key part of KNOM’s listening area highlighted a growing awareness of pollution in our region. With your support, KNOM was on the front lines of this crucial story.