Christmastime in rural Alaska is accentuated by the winter solstice, when days begin to brighten. KNOM programming reflects this time of birth, hope, and light, too.
Thanks to your support, the faithful in Western Alaska can hear the weekly Gospel readings and the Word of God at Sunday Mass — even in the many communities where there is no local clergy.
At the beginning of each service year, our year-long volunteers spend a weekend in retreat, preparing for the challenges and joys of the year to come.
One way that we stretch your dollar: by doing station cleaning and other chores ourselves. Since 1971, it’s one of many “other duties as assigned.”
Rural Alaska is an exceptional place for archaeologists to make new discoveries. But in Shaktoolik, as KNOM’s Story49 recently chronicled, researchers are scrambling to uncover the past — before it’s lost forever.
Switching to an LED beacon atop KNOM’s AM transmitter tower has saved the mission tens of thousands of dollars in the past 13 years. It’s an example of how we strive to make the best use of our donations.
On October 1st, staff, supporters, and friends of KNOM gathered to celebrate the dedication of the brand-new Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. It was the realization of a five-year campaign, a vision made possible through the kind generosity, prayer, and support of so many.
Through your support, inspiration, education, and news remain the focus of our daily work, as they have been since 1971. Thousands of times each year, KNOM’s broadcasts carry snapshots of our region: of its culture and heritage, its local news and stories, and its faith.
A look at Wales, Alaska, on the eve of the 14th annual Kingikmiut Dance Festival, September 2016.
Meet the pastor of Nome’s St. Joseph Catholic Church — and the new voice of Mass on KNOM’s Sunday Mornings.