A recent collection of “e-waste” in Nome was a singular opportunity for our community to make rural Alaska a cleaner place to live. We were happy not only to spread the word about this important community need but also to take part in it!
It’s summer: the time of new beginnings for our volunteers. We’d like to share two small traditions that have become cherished parts of the season.
For the last episode of this year’s season of Sounding Board, we invited our vast listening region to call in and tell us what they think about KNOM. We were heartened and energized by our listeners’ response.
Meet Father Vince Burns: the new parish priest at Nome’s St. Joseph Catholic Church and the new voice of KNOM’s live broadcasts of Sunday Mass.
Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.
This spring has been an exceptionally award-winning season for our small radio mission. In the past month, we’ve been humbled with awards for excellence in broadcasting and online content from two different respected media organizations.
It was a proud moment both for the Nome community and for KNOM early last month, as a local theatre production brought a few of our full-time volunteers into the arts scene of our region — and brought a taste of 1890s England to 2010s Alaska.
A new light source is shining within KNOM studios, and it’s an example of the modern, cost-saving technologies we’re hoping soon to implement in our studios expansion project.
For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.
It was an adventure that she describes as one of the most incredible highlights of her year of service. In April, news volunteer Francesca Fenzi hit the trail for a sled dog race that offers a unique look of what makes rural Alaska so special.