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2015 e-Waste Pickup in Nome

Helping to Keep Alaska Clean

A recent collection of “e-waste” in Nome was a singular opportunity for our community to make rural Alaska a cleaner place to live. We were happy not only to spread the word about this important community need but also to take part in it!

Sounding Board episode on listener feedback

Listening to the Listeners

For the last episode of this year’s season of Sounding Board, we invited our vast listening region to call in and tell us what they think about KNOM. We were heartened and energized by our listeners’ response.

Betsy Brennan on Nome's Middle Beach

Farewell, Betsy

Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.

Kristin, Matthew, and David, holding AK Press Club awards

Spring Awards for KNOM

This spring has been an exceptionally award-winning season for our small radio mission. In the past month, we’ve been humbled with awards for excellence in broadcasting and online content from two different respected media organizations.

Courtney with Jake Kenick in a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance… of Giving Back

It was a proud moment both for the Nome community and for KNOM early last month, as a local theatre production brought a few of our full-time volunteers into the arts scene of our region — and brought a taste of 1890s England to 2010s Alaska.

Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel in Wales, Alaska

A “Restorative” Trip to Wales

For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.