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Posts by David Dodman

Anticipating a joyful Easter

It’s the season of Lent: a season of reflection, sacrifice, and anticipation. During this time and always, we’re so grateful to you for continuing to make possible something that’s been a part of our mission since the beginning: weekly broadcasts of the Mass. This Easter, we’ll bring the Catholic Mass – broadcast live from St.…

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Keeping the station warm

Our new boiler

It might seem like a routine or prosaic replacement, but for a radio station in the sub-Arctic, it’s utterly crucial: last month, KNOM replaced the boiler in its studios (as pictured, mid-replacement, above). Our studio boiler, which generates the heat for the ambient temperature of the building, had been in need of a permanent fix…

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A warm welcome for Mike Williams, Jr., 11th place in Iditarod 42

Mike Williams, Jr. at the finish line

With his sister standing beside him under the Burled Arch – and boisterous race fans literally singing and dancing by the race chute – musher Mike Williams, Jr. had ample sources of support and congratulation upon his arrival into Nome in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. The Kuskokwim-area musher (Williams is from Akiak, Alaska)…

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