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Our Mission

Cheer from Alaska Youth

Stebbins cheerleaders, gleefully practicing their routines.

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.”

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Wisdom from Alaska Elders

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

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.

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Lenten Presence

Ashes in a cup

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.

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Make KNOM Your Mission

KNOM’s general manager, Ric Schmidt, plans to retire this summer. The board of directors is currently working to recruit mission-minded candidates for this key leadership position.

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Race Season is Back

It’s the time of year for the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse the rural wilds of Alaska and captivate the attention of people across the state. Race season is back.

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AM Transmitter Woes

The KNOM AM transmitter site, surrounded by snowy tundra.

KNOM’s AM transmitter, now in its third decade of service, is nearing the end of its usable life. As multiple outages in recent months have shown, the time has come to replace it.

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Double-Barreled Blizzards

Ed and Margaret, holding an "Ambassador WRN" sign outside KNOM's studios.

Two storms of exceptional strength ripped through KNOM country at the end of 2016. They’re the latest reason why KNOM’s weather forecasts are so important — and why our mission is partnering in a new way with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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