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Posts by Joshua Cunningham

FUDSicles.

  Taking a look outside of my bedroom window today, I was struck by two thoughts.  Firstly, that at one point, I could see just a couple of rooftops followed by a beautiful green and red carpet of tundra before my eyes reached the stoic White Alice Towers atop Anvil Mountain.  Now it takes a…

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Hindsight

With the dawn of a new year upon us, I have been reflecting upon being halfway through my volunteer year here at KNOM.  I came across this little diary entry recently and thought it summed up my arrival to rainy Nome, Alaska quite well! What an adventure it has been so far. I’ve grown so…

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Whimsical Weather

I’m just going to come out and say it. Last week I launched a giant weather balloon miles into the sky and it was one of the coolest experiences of my life.  There.  Now that I have it off my chest,  I can begin to go into a little more detail about the weather adventure…

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Outsiders in Nome.

It was a strange feeling being in the shoes of the person who acts as a tour guide of Nome.  After all, it wasn’t that long ago that former volunteer, Matt, was walking me down the streets of Nome showing me the Subway, post office, and Nome’s unofficial mascot, Velvet Eyes the pet reindeer.   …

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Always Wear Sunscreen.

You step outside with your layers of warm cotton, rain resistant nylon, and cozy wool to breathe in a clean, crisp, breath of ocean air.  Welcome to your morning in Nome.     For my first few weeks here, the smell of ocean air paired with the chilly atmosphere totally baffled my senses.  I would…

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Gourd Times

  This is my favorite time of year.   Fall means donning warm sweaters, listening to the rustling of dry, colorful leaves on your front lawn, and enjoying the last few weeks of greenery and sunshine filled days.   Unless you live in Nome.   I’m not quite sure, but I think autumn came at…

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A Day With Headphones

Ever wonder what the Music Director does at KNOM?  Here’s a look into my typical Monday: At 10am I roll into an already hopping studio.  Lucus and Daynee are rocking the end of a hilarious morning show that I had the chance listen to while I was at the gym.  They were their usual hilarious…

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Anything Could Happen

At the end of the workday when you’ve had your share of listening to music and talking, nothing feels better than coming home to your radio companions and friends for a nice get-together of…listening to music and talking. I feel so blessed to have been placed among the four awesome individuals I share the Volunteer…

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Pulpiest of Times.

I’ve had a torrid love affair with berry picking all of my life.  Like any good story of a torrid nature, it starts in my early childhood. My parents still tell stories dating back to my early 90’s childhood concerning my love for berries.  Once my mother demonstrated that these colorful objects could be picked…

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Hit the Ground Running (and Talking… a Lot)

Just over a month ago you might have been able to find me traversing a waterway in Eastern Tennessee in chest-high waders collecting samples of water discharges. Just a year before that you could have found me in the wilderness of Northern California decked out in wildland firefighting gear cutting fire lines up a mountainside.…

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