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Our Mission

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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Trash to Treasure

Nome Community Baptist Church Pastor Dan Heihn and volunteer Tyler Stup, sorting out the recycled shelves donated to KNOM.

KNOM stretches operating funds as much as possible, given the high cost of everything in rural Alaska. One example: the salvaged shelves KNOM uses to hold its record library.

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Online Inspiration

Hands holding Rosary beads over a pink cloth.

Did you know? KNOM’s website offers multiple resources for the faithful: from our in-house recordings of Catholic prayers to our “Inspirational Spot of the Week.”

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Hope for the Journey

Miss Alaska, Rosemary Berg

“Just know that you are not alone… and that you are loved.” That’s among the many lessons of the incredible journey of the current Miss Alaska, Rosemary Berg, whose story was heard on KNOM thanks to you.

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