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Our Mission

2016-2017 volunteers Karen Trop, Lauren Frost, Tyler Stup, and Davis Hovey hold a KNOM Radio banner under a particularly vivid, green-colored instance of the Northern lights near Nome.

They Give By Going. You Go Through Giving.

For more than five decades, volunteers have come to Nome to give a year or more of service. In concert with supporters like you, the mission’s commitment — to serve Western Alaska with faith, inspiration, news, and education, through radio — has remained constant.

Nick Hanson, from the very top of a large, wooden structure, looks down on children sitting on the floor of the Kiana school gymnasium.

A Youth Summit in Kiana

KNOM endeavors to connect with listeners, on the air and face to face. Recently, volunteer producer Lauren Frost had the chance to do both during a special youth summit in rural Kiana, Alaska.

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.