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The Nome Static, 2013 (All)

Still part of the family

Speaking of our facilities and equipment: we’d be remiss not to offer our thanks to Les Brown, the longtime volunteer engineer who, although retired from daily service at our mission, still contributes his considerable expertise and guidance to KNOM. Les (seen here at KNOM during his last visit to Nome, in 2011) has been part…

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A day in Gambell, Alaska

Two of our volunteers took an exceptional trip to a rural Alaska community this summer. In a small plane, Dayneé Rosales and Eva DeLappe journeyed to Gambell, Alaska, a community with many stories to tell. They spent time with elder Nancy Walunga (wuh-LUN-guh), whose life story graced a recent episode of our show Elder Voices.…

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Picking up the baton

As you read this, our newest full-time volunteers are busy acclimating to life in rural Alaska and diligently learning their new service tasks at KNOM. As you may have discovered in our August Static, we’re excited to welcome four new volunteers this year, and the first of these to arrive is new music director Emily…

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Local voices

KNOM is a radio station with community at its core; we exist to serve the community and, in so many ways, draw our strength and energy from the community. We are so blessed with the goodwill and selflessness of those in our region. Exemplifying this spirit of volunteerism are the local deejays who give 1…

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A killer (whale) story

In late July, Nome residents were treated to an incredible sight just off our coastline: a small group of whales passing through the neighborhood. A pod of about 10 killer whales (or orcas) attacked two gray whales, one of which was a young calf that may have been injured. The grays escaped by moving close…

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An award-winning team

August will be the last full month our listeners will enjoy the Morning Show pairing of volunteers Dayneé Rosales and Lucus Keppel (pictured above). The two are not only a dynamic, on-air team; they’re also award-winning. We’re thrilled to announce that the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) has given four of its 2013…

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