Meet Father Mark Hoelsken, KNOM Radio Mission’s spiritual director. He’s a person with a long history with our radio station and with faith communities in Alaska; in the coming years, he’ll continue to deepen his connection to both.
Our corner of Alaska was host to an historic visit last month. President Barack Obama’s trip to our state marked the first time a sitting president visited the Arctic — or anywhere in bush Alaska — and thanks to you, KNOM news was on the front lines both before and during this unprecedented trip.
Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.
It’s with a great sense of bittersweetness that we report the departure of a KNOM staffer with deep roots and an extensive history at our mission. As she departs for new horizons, longtime program director Kelly Brabec shares some of her reflections on what KNOM has meant over the years; it’s a mission, she says, that’s “formulated who I am today.”
The Nome Joint Utility Board dove into discussions of upcoming city projects and alternative energy sources at their most recent monthly meeting.
In what’s becoming an increasingly common sight, tens of thousands of walrus have hauled out on the coast of the Chukchi Sea near the Native Village of Point Lay.
Maddie contemplates the line between dreams and reality when it comes to a recent trip to Wales.
The village of Unalakleet gathered to honor Wilfred Ryan Jr., or “Boyuck” as his he’s known to his friends and family. Boycuk was recently awarded the Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award.
As we transition into autumn, we’re transitioning, too, into the service terms of our 2015-2016 volunteer class. Meet KNOM’s new volunteer producers: Maddie and Mitch.
Earlier this summer, a very special community education course in a key part of KNOM’s listening area highlighted a growing awareness of pollution in our region. With your support, KNOM was on the front lines of this crucial story.