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Posts by Ric Schmidt

January 2000: Blizzard!

January 16, 2000 A blizzard packing hurricane-force winds drops power lines at the KNOM transmitter site. The station’s emergency generator keeps it on the air for…


Our inspirational spot for the week: Don’t look for miracles. You are a miracle.

Weathering the season

Several additional minutes of sunlight greet us each day as we weather the cold, windy days and nights. KNOM weather reports help remote listeners prepare for…


Our inspirational spot for the week: A sacrifice is not an easy gift to give, but it may be the most valuable.

Our extended family

The cold temperatures and snow have created a frozen wonderland across the tundra and the icy Bering Sea. With about 4 hours of daylight, the horizon…


Our inspirational spot for the week: A smile adds to your “face” value.