“I am interested in sharing my (Inupiaq) culture and its approach of human respect for everyone and everything.” Meet KNOM community deejay Niviaaluk Brandt.
KNOM’s AM transmitter, now in its third decade of service, is nearing the end of its usable life. As multiple outages in recent months have shown, the time has come to replace it.
Two storms of exceptional strength ripped through KNOM country at the end of 2016. They’re the latest reason why KNOM’s weather forecasts are so important — and why our mission is partnering in a new way with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
KNOM stretches operating funds as much as possible, given the high cost of everything in rural Alaska. One example: the salvaged shelves KNOM uses to hold its record library.
Did you know? KNOM’s website offers multiple resources for the faithful: from our in-house recordings of Catholic prayers to our “Inspirational Spot of the Week.”
“Just know that you are not alone… and that you are loved.” That’s among the many lessons of the incredible journey of the current Miss Alaska, Rosemary Berg, whose story was heard on KNOM thanks to you.
A recent incident at KNOM’s AM transmitter site is but the latest example of the challenges of operating a radio station in a remote corner of the sub-Arctic.
KNOM AM/FM recently won an Alaska Broadcasters Association “Goldie” Award for its coverage of the 2016 Iditarod. As always, we’re honored to share the award with all whose support keeps KNOM on the air.
Western Alaska’s lack of infrastructure and reliable basic services affect KNOM listeners profoundly. Through your support, it’s been a frequent subject of recent news stories.
KNOM is currently accepting applications for 2017-2018 volunteer fellowships. Do you know someone who might be interested in joining the team?