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The Nome Static

Nick Hanson scales a “salmon ladder” in his hometown of Unalakleet.

An “Eskimo Ninja” Inspires

Through your support, a recent episode of KNOM’s Story49 featured a young man from Unalakleet, Alaska, whose training in Alaska Native Youth Olympic games helped turn him into a competitor on the nationally-televised show “American Ninja Warrior.”

Gospel Truth

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.

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.