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The Nome Static, February 2013

A spotlight on Native music

Thanks to your support, the KNOM Radio Mission continues to mean so many different things to so many different people. For many of our listeners, KNOM is a primary source of music: not just popular music but, also, the traditional music of Alaska Natives. Native culture is fundamental both to our mission and to our…

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One good reason

An inspirational spot from the February 2013 issue of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.

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An exciting milestone!

It’s both exciting and humbling to report the continued progress of our campaign for the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. We’ve just passed a crucial landmark; with donations now approaching $500,000, we have enough funds to build Phase 1 of the project, the outside frame of our studio annex. The digital studios project will…

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A thorough self-examination, with some outside help

As we enter our first full year as a reorganized nonprofit – KNOM Radio Mission, Inc. – we’re continuing to seek out new ways to improve our mission’s efficiency and transparency. While KNOM has long taken seriously the need to be cost-effective, open, and forward-thinking, we’re also mindful that – especially with a small charity…

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A nod for community service

Good news: KNOM has been informed that, in a few months, we will receive a very special award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)! NAB’s Crystal Award recognizes radio stations that make extraordinary contributions to the communities in their listening area. This community service award is prestigious, and over the years, KNOM has been…

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Live simply…

An inspirational spot from the February 2013 issue of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Live simply, so others can simply live.

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Reflections from our volunteers

KNOM’s full-time volunteers remain hard at work, and thanks to our Volunteer Blog, you can stay up-to-date on all of the ways these outstanding, service-minded individuals are making a difference in Western Alaska. (Among other things, the blog showcases recent photos of our volunteers, a few of which are sampled above and below.) One recent…

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What happened when I said “yes” to KNOM

KNOM Radio has touched the lives of so many people, including its volunteers and staff. This month, volunteer-turned-general-manager Ric Schmidt shares the many ways KNOM has changed his life: In the summer of 1984, I said “yes” to KNOM, and from that day forward, I was swept into an intense, active ministry that serves so…

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Face the music

An inspirational spot from the February 2013 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Christ helps us to face the music, even though we may not like the tune.

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