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Pollution researcher in Gambell, Alaska

In Gambell, a Focus on Pollution

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.

Laura Kraegel in KNOM lobby

In with the New(sies)

We’re happy to introduce to you the two volunteers who will serve as KNOM’s news reporters during the 2015-2016 service year. Meet Laura Kraegel and Emily Russell.

Ric with new volunteers during history orientation

“Oh, How the Years Go By…”

Each new generation of KNOM volunteers — including our brand-new, 2015-2016 class — becomes part of a long history that stretches back to even before our first broadcast.

Margaret and Josh in Studio A

Margaret and Josh, Full Circle

Volunteer alumni Margaret DeMaioribus and Josh Cunningham, who became close friends during their shared volunteer year, recently brought their service experiences full-circle through a special reunion trip to Nome.