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Posts by David Dodman

In Koyuk: a Few Days, Listening

Koyuk, Alaska

First-year volunteer Kristin recently discovered a crucial part of our mission: that connecting and building bridges within our region is as much about listening and learning as it is about talking.

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Gavel-to-Gavel for AFN 2014

Steve Ginnis at AFN 2014

A special highlight of KNOM’s broadcast schedule and news reporting earlier this year was the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention, held in late October in downtown Anchorage. In more ways than one, your support allowed us to bring this important gathering to our listeners.

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Stock Options

Miscellaneous tax forms

Interested in donating to KNOM? We present a few tax-related reminders (and potential ways to save you money!) before the calendar turns over into 2015.

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Farewell, Tuesona!

Tuesona Tungwenuk on her last day in Studio A at KNOM, Sep. 2014

It’s with bittersweet but heartfelt appreciation that we say goodbye to a KNOM volunteer deejay who’s brightened our studios and our community for many years. This autumn, Tuesona Tungwenuk departs Nome and environs for the Lower 48. As past Static readers may know, Tuesona has long been a presence at KNOM (since 2008). She’s been…

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Les Brown, Back in Town

Les Brown at KNOM, Oct. 2014

KNOM was blessed last month with a short but sweet visit from a person who may be familiar to longtime supporters and Static readers: Les Brown (pictured at top), the retired volunteer engineer whose depth of technical acumen and broadcast expertise — and many years of service in rural Alaska — make him an institution with…

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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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