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History

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…

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…

Our 42nd birthday!

Did you know? KNOM turns 42 this month. It was on July 14, 1971 that KNOM-AM first went on the air, with a broadcast initiated by…

June ’01: The doctor is in

June 29, 2001: Following six months of educational leave, KNOM news director Paul Korchin returns to the station, having earned his Harvard Ph.D. “The doctor is…

June ’81: The KNOM Marching Band

June 20, 1981 The “KNOM Marching Band” captures second place in Nome’s Midnight Sun Festival parade, organized by Mary Yanikoski. In pouring rain, a group of kids walk…