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Our Mission

Father Tom Kuffel at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nome.

Connected in Faith

This Easter, the need for KNOM’s broadcasts is as great as ever. Thanks to you, listeners throughout Western Alaska will continue to have an outlet for worship, inspiration, education, news, and entertainment.

Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey and his sled dogs, mushing on a snowy tundra landscape.

The Epic Iditarod Returns

KNOM has covered the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year since its inception in 1973. The 2017 Iditarod was a red-letter year both for its competitors and for our mission and its listeners.

A Nome-Golovin racer speeds from the starting line on his snowmachine

Fast Sleds on the Sea Ice

A blisteringly fast and frenzied snowmachine race captures the interest of Western Alaska listeners each March. Through your support, KNOM’s live radio broadcasts rally the region, enlivening the race for remote listeners cheering on loved ones.

Inside KNOM studios, Josie Bourdon and Annie Conger record Inupiaq language lesson spots at KNOM with volunteer producer Lauren Frost.

Talking Inupiaq

KNOM listeners are learning the Alaska Native language of Inupiaq, one phrase at a time, thanks to Nome elementary teachers Annie Conger and Josie Bourdon and producer Lauren Frost.

Stebbins cheerleaders, gleefully practicing their routines.

Cheer from Alaska Youth

Producer Karen Trop, with your support, has brought the energy, spirit, and creativity of rural Alaska’s youth to the airwaves in recent months — as part of her “audio postcard” series “Dearest Alaska.”

Community elder Betty Segock in her home in Elim, Alaska.

Wisdom from Alaska Elders

Episodes of KNOM’s “Elder Voices” have been recorded and produced to preserve the stories of Western Alaska’s cherished community members. These stories mean so much, and they’re made possible thanks to you.

Ashes in a cup

Lenten Presence

Both literally and liturgically, it’s a season of darkness turning to light in Western Alaska. Your support means so much and has a profound, daily impact.