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The Nome Static, October 2013

Openings in the heavens

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in the heavens where the love of our departed ones peer through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy.

– inspired by an Eskimo legend

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Wired

Rolland holding ethernet cabling

While KNOM has no official IT Manager amongst our staff positions, you’d never know it with the thorough, dedicated volunteer work of intrepid chief engineer Rolland Trowbridge. As we go to press, Rolland’s latest improvement project at KNOM is to re-route and re-organize our office building’s ethernet cabling: the wiring our staff uses to access…

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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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