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The Nome Static, July 2013

Farewell, Josh!

As we’ve said before in the Static, summer is a bittersweet time at KNOM Radio Mission, as we say goodbye to the wonderful volunteers who are completing their years of service. This month will be our last with music director Joshua Cunningham, who departs in early August after a year of outstanding work. From his…

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A trip to Elim, Alaska

Thanks to a sponsorship with a regional air carrier, KNOM Radio is frequently the beneficiary of free air travel to many of the communities we serve. We view these “village trips” as essential to our mission; it gives us a vital opportunity to connect with our listeners in person and to do live reporting, on…

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Beads

Teachers and scientists use beaded models to help us understand atomic theory and our cells’ DNA: the building blocks of our natural world. The Blessed Virgin Mary gave us Rosary beads to help us understand our faith and our Lord’s world.

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“Oh, foggy day…”

Nome residents may have had the old George Gershwin song (“A Foggy Day”) running through their heads early last month, as KNOM’s hometown was shrouded for days in thick fog (not to mention, low-30s temperatures and snow in June!). In Western Alaska, fog isn’t just a curiosity (or mere fodder for song lyrics); foggy weather…

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Our 42nd birthday!

Did you know? KNOM turns 42 this month. It was on July 14, 1971 that KNOM-AM first went on the air, with a broadcast initiated by Bishop Robert Whelan, pictured. We’ve been on the air ever since, with the support of so many volunteers, staffers, community members, and of course, kind donors like you. This…

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What’s cookin’?

The hosts of KNOM’s Morning Show – volunteers Dayneé Rosales and Lucus Keppel – have been cooking up lots of great things this year. Literally. For months now, Lucus and Dayneé have collaborated with representatives from the CAMP Department, a division of Nome’s hospital that specializes in nutrition and healthy lifestyles. CAMP’s Katie Gonzales and…

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A cleaner community

For the third year in a row, KNOM was proud to participate in a special recycling event in Nome last month: an annual collection of e-waste (discarded electronics, such as old or broken computers, spent batteries, and the like). Because of environmental concerns, e-waste cannot simply be thrown out; electronics tend to contain specific chemicals…

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