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Posts by David Dodman

Alumnae, Back at the Microphone

Tara Cicatello in Studio A

There’s an infectious spirit of service at the heart of our mission; it’s been at the core of what we do, and how we view our role in rural Alaska, since our earliest days on the air in 1971. Like Les Brown (about whom we’ve written elsewhere in our November newsletter), the people who work…

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In the News: From Fire to Ice

Onlookers and the East 3rd Avenue fire in Nome

Thanks to you, our listeners — and readers of KNOM’s online news — have received a wide slate of fascinating (and, at times, very urgent) news stories this autumn, the work of our intrepid news team (Matthew, Francesca, and Jenn). Here are just a few examples (all available online): One of the worst residential fires…

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Meet Miles

Miles Collins

We’re so happy to tell you that one of KNOM’s permanent staffers and a former community deejay — Laura (Davis) Collins and husband Jeff — have just welcomed a new member of their family. Laura gave birth to their first child, Miles John Collins, at 7:55am on September 1st in Anchorage. Miles was 6 pounds,…

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“Naliġaaniktuŋa!”

Voting stickers, Nome, 2014

With Alaska’s primary in August, city elections throughout the state in October, and the general election in November, there have been ample occasions for our listeners to exercise their democratic rights this fall. A common sight in Nome and surrounding communities (especially on election days, of course) are the stickers above, proudly proclaiming “I Voted!”…

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Caitlin, Spot-On

Producer and Morning Show host Caitlin Whyte.

She’s come a long way to help make our mission possible, and she’s the first voice many of our listeners hear every weekday. First-year volunteer Caitlin Whyte, most recently a resident of New York City, is now our Morning Show host and, in her off-air hours, a producer at KNOM.

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A Story 50 Years in the Making

In the 1960s, the US government almost detonated nuclear bombs (for civil engineering purposes) near Point Hope, Alaska. The legacy of this halted plan and what happened instead prompted a very unique reporting trip this summer, undertaken by news reporter Zachariah Hughes.

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“A Year on Top of the World”

The 2013-2014 class of KNOM volunteers

As we say goodbye to the 2013-2014 class of KNOM volunteers, we offer snapshots of their recent writing on our website; each offers a glimpse at what makes our volunteer program so special and so crucial.

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