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The Nome Static, July 2018

New AM Transmitter & Tech Tune-Ups

Two men look on while a Catholic priest prepares to read a blessing at the remote site of KNOM Radio's AM transmitter.

The KNOM mission is benefitting this summer from recent maintenance work. From its AM transmitter site, new hardware and a newly realigned tower are beaming positive programming throughout 100,000 square miles of Western Alaska.

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Education Successes

A high school graduate walks on a gymnasium floor in her graduation gown, wearing traditional, Alaska Native mukluks.

Hand-built computers, berry-picking as a metaphor for success, and grads with advanced degrees in reindeer herding: recent KNOM News stories have highlighted examples of academic achievement with a distinctively Western Alaska flair.

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In Nome, a Legacy of Service

Color guard, bearing flags, leads the 2018 Memorial Day parade through Nome.

Along Nome’s main thoroughfare, Front Street, there stands a bronze statue of a man wearing a traditional parka and holding a rifle. It’s a silent reminder of Alaska’s unique military history, a history that stretches back for decades before statehood.

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