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Posts by David Dodman

Farewell, Froehles!

Married couple smile at camera inside of KNOM's radio broadcasting studio.

We wish Gretchen and Deacon Bob Froehle many happy years in Anchorage. The two spent 16 years in Nome and were active leaders both at St. Joseph Catholic Church and at KNOM.

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Good News in the Air

An aerial view of a small, coastal, island village nestled on the side of a hill.

As of autumn 2018, transportation for the remote community of Diomede is on course for improvement: the village is finally included in the FAA’s Essential Air Service program.

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Friends and Companions

Man smiles, standing in front of radio microphone and sound board.

KNOM’s community deejays share their voices and musical expertise simply because they enjoy it. Their service provides about $10,000 worth of donated labor each year — and we know KNOM’s listeners appreciate their heart-filled efforts!

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A Crisis of Overcrowding

A cluster of weather-worn homes in Savoonga in late summer.

21 people living in a small home with three bedrooms: that’s the reality for some residents in Savoonga. Village overcrowding is nothing new, but it’s reached staggering rates, with broad effects for many residents in Western Alaska.

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From Nome to Rome

Lisa Lynch, wearing a deep red parka and other regalia, stands on a busy Front Street in Nome.

A determination to become an Egyptologist has taken one exceptional Nome college student halfway around the world. Her struggles and successes were featured in a recent episode of “Story49.”

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Thespian, Musician, Freshman

Nome youth Andrew Hafner during a local production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Nome resident Andrew Hafner is the latest Western Alaska youth to be “caught” in the KNOM series “Caught Doing Something Good.” Andrew’s contribution to his community is through the arts. He’s an accomplished actor and musician, and he’s only just entering high school.

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