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Posts by David Dodman

Welcome, Jeff!

Jeff Collins in the business office

There’s an extra (smiling) face around KNOM this summer: Jeff Collins, a Nome school teacher who’s pitching in some part-time work in our business department.

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Closer to our goal!

Betsy with fundraising thermometer, May 2014

Our goal – to raise $1 million for our digital studio expansion and renovation project – is a few notches closer to reality, thanks to the continuing generosity of so many supporters.

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Blogging about service

Walk for Life, Nome, Alaska

As evidenced in their blog posts on this website, a tradition of community service, dedication, and creativity remains as vibrant as ever among our KNOM volunteers. Here are two examples.

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Tackling drug use in the studio

Special show on Spice, in KNOM's Studio C

A key part of KNOM’s mission statement is to engage our listeners. Through your support, we strive not only to entertain Western Alaska but to interact with those we serve: to start and sustain conversations on topics and events that are impacting the communities of our region. Sometimes, these are difficult – but no less…

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Digital studios, taking shape

Ric in our digital studios annex, April 2014

As work continues on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, our studio annex is beginning to look like… well, an actual studio! The photos above and below – including general manager Ric Schmidt, reviewing blueprints – show our new studio walls now covered in sheetrock, ready for soundproofing materials. Our studio room doors are…

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Live flute from Cody Blackbird

Cody Blackbird in Studio A

Thanks to you, our broadcasts feature a wide variety of news, information, and music, including specialty shows from dedicated, local volunteers. One such volunteer, Lisa Ellanna Strickling, hosts a one-hour music show on Thursday afternoons, showcasing the wide diversity of Native American and Alaska Native musics; it’s a listener favorite. Recently, Lisa’s show had a…

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