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Posts by David Dodman

The Challenges of Staying On-Air

Van Craft with AM Transmitter, Nome, Alaska

When a very rare failure occurred at our AM transmitter in late January, thousands of listeners lost access to our station. It took extraordinary measures — and support from near and far — to get us back on the air. The event also underscored the importance of our efforts to renovate our studios.

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Dateline: Shishmaref, Alaska

Shishmaref, Alaska

Volunteer Maddie Winchester recently traveled to Shishmaref, Alaska, to collect material for KNOM’s Story49. Like all of our volunteers’ village trips, Maddie’s allowed her to see an incredible slice of life in rural Alaska — and to meet an exceptional young person, advocating for his community.

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Warm Winter Greetings

Elders in Stebbins, Alaska

Volunteer news reporter Emily Russell recently returned from two special places well within KNOM’s listening range, Stebbins and Koyuk, Alaska, both of which welcomed her warmly: with hospitality, stories, and fish.

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Let the Races Begin

Sled dog team in Bethel, Alaska

It’s the beginning of “race season” in Western Alaska: the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse, and fascinate, our state. In January, we covered the Kuskokwim 300.

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A New Office in Anchorage

Robyn Woyte

In addition to our Nome headquarters, KNOM’s development and business office has opened a second branch in Anchorage. Our new office allows us to serve even more efficiently both our rural Alaskan listeners and the many Lower 48 supporters who make our mission possible.

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Blessed with Visitors

Bishop Chad celebrates Mass in Nome, December 2015

From the Fairbanks bishop to staffers and supporters, old and new, KNOM has been graced with a number of special visitors this winter: all of them, members of the incredible KNOM family.

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