For more than five decades, volunteers have come to Nome to give a year or more of service. In concert with supporters like you, the mission’s commitment — to serve Western Alaska with faith, inspiration, news, and education, through radio — has remained constant.
Nowhere is the need for rural Alaska broadcasting more evident than in the village of Diomede, a small community located on an island in the Bering Strait.
KNOM endeavors to connect with listeners, on the air and face to face. Recently, volunteer producer Lauren Frost had the chance to do both during a special youth summit in rural Kiana, Alaska.
Extreme weather tends to persist well into springtime in Western Alaska. It’s a season of transformation — during which accurate radio broadcasting remains vital.
This spring, KNOM listeners are keeping company with a new voice on weekday mornings. Meet Michael Burnett.
Veterinary services are rare — and greatly needed — in rural Alaska. A recent episode of KNOM’s “Story49” documents how a new organization is filling the gap; it takes listeners to the front lines of where pets and pet owners need care the most.