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Posts by David Dodman

Our volunteers, busy traveling

Tara and Emily

Our volunteers remain busy! Recently, Tara and Emily (pictured, top) have traveled to the village of Elim (EE-lum) to represent KNOM at a youth career fair, and Dayneé has gone to Kiana (keye-ANN-uh, pictured below) to gather materials for her ongoing radio spot production. Newsie Zach has traveled to Savoonga (as described here) and is just…

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Hunting, fishing, and… filing

IRS 1040 tax return

We’ve just passed tax season. In April, many of our listeners – like, we suspect, many of our supporters – were busy gathering their paperwork and mailing off their returns. For some in our region, however, it’s not just a matter of breaking out the calculator and double-checking their W-2 and 1040. Non-cash income, as KNOM reporter Zachariah Hughes…

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Our new news director!

Matthew Smith

In April, the news within KNOM’s walls was, at least momentarily, the news department itself. It was a bittersweet moment as we said goodbye to our longtime news director and, a few weeks later, welcomed a familiar face to the position. We’re proud and so fortunate to have counted Laureli Kinneen among our ranks for…

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A show new to KNOM: Story49

Richard Beneville

Thanks to your support, KNOM Radio has long been a vehicle for telling uniquely Alaskan stories, whether they’re breaking news events or the life experiences of respected elders within our communities. In recent months, KNOM storytelling has taken on a new form with a show spearheaded by volunteer Emily Bieniek: Story49. Per our website, Story49…

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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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