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Posts by Ric Schmidt

Preparing for winter

We broadcast 24 hours a day, and into our late summer weeks, it is still light well into the evening. There are many community activities to…

Work worth doing

Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt

Wildlife and new arrivals

  Birds are nesting and salmon are moving upriver as muskoxen roam about, looking for food in small groups. Caribou and reindeer feed on the lush…

August ’93: Meet Tom Bunger

August 15, 1993 From Tacoma, Washington, Tom Bunger is among KNOM’s six volunteers, all new. He’s assigned as news reporter, working under the supervision of news…

From coal to diamond

A diamond is a chunk of coal made good under pressure. Photo by Flickr user Swamibu, shared via Wikimedia Commons [CC-BY-2.0].

Meet Emily

KNOM volunteer music director Josh Cunningham has finished his year of service to KNOM. Picking up where Josh left off is our newest volunteer, Emily Bieniek. At…

August ’93: Maars!

August 6, 1993 On KNOM’s daily feature interview program, Alaska volcanologist Jim Beget informs listeners that large lakes on the northern Seward Peninsula are actually maars, the…