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Special Sounds in Our Studios

Marjorie Tahbone and Byron Nicholai

It’s a bittersweet moment, as we say farewell to volunteer community deejay Marjorie Tahbone, who, as the host of Alianait Radio, has lovingly shared the culture and language of her Alaska Native upbringing — as well as music inspired by that culture.

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Snapshots of Stebbins, Alaska

Summer in Stebbins, Alaska: resident Bernard Abouchuk sits on the beach in anticipation of a seal, which is hunted as a subsistence food. Photo: Emily Russell, KNOM.

One of the last projects of KNOM volunteer Emily Russell, prior to her departure from Nome, was to compile a series of photographs of Stebbins, Alaska, which she visited twice in her ’15-’16 term. It’s part of our new series, #FocusWesternAK.

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We’ve Only Just Begun

Van Craft in Digital Studios

On July 14, KNOM celebrated its 45th anniversary — while, at the same time, continuing to work towards our intended autumn launch timeline for our brand-new digital studios.

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A Welcome Day in Kotzebue

Kotzebue, Alaska

A few months ago, KNOM’s Margaret DeMaioribus accompanied Nome parish priest Fr. Vince Burns on a day trip above the Arctic Circle: to the hub city of Kotzebue, Alaska.

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Farewell to Our ‘16 Volunteers

Our 2015-2016 volunteers: Maddie Winchester, Emily Russell, Laura Kraegel, and Mitch Borden.

Summertime at KNOM is a bittersweet confluence of happy greetings and difficult goodbyes. This month, we’re saying a final “Godspeed” to the four outstanding people who’ve just departed Nome for points south: our 2015-16 volunteers Maddie, Emily, Laura, and Mitch, who consistently went above and beyond in serving the people of Western Alaska this year.

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Keeping Nome Clean in 2016

Anahma and Ric at Nome e-Waste Pickup 2016

Recycling is a complicated and often-unwieldy — but still important — task in the Alaska Bush. That’s why we’re happy to spread the word about Nome’s annual e-waste recycling event — and why we participate ourselves.

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