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The Nome Static, 2013 (All)

A visit from Tom and Marian

Marian paints at our AM transmitter site

  We can’t thank enough the donation of talent, treasure, and time from two incredible KNOM supporters – Tom and Marian Braun – who spent two weeks at our mission last month. The Brauns have long been financial supporters of our mission, but last month, they took their support to a rare, exceptional level by…

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Senator in the building

Laureli talks with Senator Mark Begich

Longtime readers of the Static may find it no surprise that, last month, KNOM received a visit from US Senator Mark Begich, the junior member of Alaska’s Congressional delegation (pictured, mid-interview, with news director Laureli Kinneen). As one of the leading news organizations in rural Alaska – and one of the largest in the state…

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Five years ago

In September and October 2008, our newsletters were full of comings and goings – including those of our public affairs director Amy Flaherty and news director Paul Korchin. The Static reported on one of Amy’s final projects for our popular show Elder Voices: an interview with Savoonga, Alaska elder Ora Gologergen (guh-LOGG-er-guhn), pictured at top.…

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Past, present, future: online

Did you know that this website contains a detailed, year-by-year timeline of our mission, extending back to before our first broadcast? You’ll also find an extensive archive of past newsletters, from the late 1990s onward.

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License to serve

FCC license renewal paperwork

KNOM’s general manager Ric Schmidt is busy wrapping up work on our station’s license renewal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although it involves a large amount of paperwork, it’s a must-do for our mission once every eight years.

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Farewell, Lucus!

Summer is always a season both of hellos and goodbyes at KNOM, as we greet the next class of volunteers and bid farewell to those finishing their years of service. Our last goodbye for this season is to our outgoing volunteer producer, Lucus Keppel, whose work at KNOM has been outstanding. On the air, Lucus…

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A life well lived

If I make anything in this life, let it be friends. If I gain anything in this life, let it be love. If I give anything in this life, let it be all I have. A life given freely to God is a life well lived.

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Making our new studios

The sounds of hammers, saws, and heavy equipment continues to echo throughout KNOM studios, as work on our studio annex – the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios – moves onward. In July, our diligent construction crew finished wrapping the outside of our new studios in Arctic-grade insulation. Considering that the site was a bare…

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