KNOM has covered the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year since its inception in 1973. The 2017 Iditarod was a red-letter year both for its competitors and for our mission and its listeners.
A blisteringly fast and frenzied snowmachine race captures the interest of Western Alaska listeners each March. Through your support, KNOM’s live radio broadcasts rally the region, enlivening the race for remote listeners cheering on loved ones.
Engineer Van Craft continues to provide invaluable help to our mission, especially with refinements to our brand-new digital studios.
Mitch Seavey finished a 1,000-mile journey in Nome on Tuesday afternoon, winning Iditarod 2017. See photos of his last 3 miles on the trail.
Mitch Seavey has just arrived at the Nome finish line, claiming his third championship in the Iditarod.
Mitch Seavey’s speed continues to exceed expectations. With Seavey out of the Safety checkpoint at 1:10pm Tuesday, an arrival in Nome as early as 3:30–4:00pm is now possible.
James (“Trey”) West III is the 2017 champion of the Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, a 200-mile, round-trip sprint from Nome to Golovin and back.
Images from the fast-paced start of the 2017 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race.
KNOM listeners are learning the Alaska Native language of Inupiaq, one phrase at a time, thanks to Nome elementary teachers Annie Conger and Josie Bourdon and producer Lauren Frost.
Producer Karen Trop, with your support, has brought the energy, spirit, and creativity of rural Alaska’s youth to the airwaves in recent months — as part of her “audio postcard” series “Dearest Alaska.”