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Our Mission

Davis Hovey uses a vacuum to clean the carpeting inside KNOM's radio studios.

New Studios, Old Chores

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.”

An archaeologist holds a large slate point in a grassy field

An (Ancient) Race Against Time

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.

KNOM staff and friends at the dedication of the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios

A New Studio — and a New Chapter — for KNOM

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.

Margaret, Karen, and Lauren with Nome high school teacher Justin Heinrich

Programming and News, By the Numbers

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.

Marjorie Tahbone and Byron Nicholai

Special Sounds in Our Studios

It’s a bittersweet moment, as we say farewell to volunteer community deejay Marjorie Tahbone, who, as the host of Alianait Radio, has lovingly shared the culture and language of her Alaska Native upbringing — as well as music inspired by that culture.