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Helping to Keep Alaska Clean

2015 e-Waste Pickup in Nome

A recent collection of “e-waste” in Nome was a singular opportunity for our community to make rural Alaska a cleaner place to live. We were happy not only to spread the word about this important community need but also to take part in it!

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Listening to the Listeners

Sounding Board episode on listener feedback

For the last episode of this year’s season of Sounding Board, we invited our vast listening region to call in and tell us what they think about KNOM. We were heartened and energized by our listeners’ response.

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Meet Father Vince

Father Vince Burns

Meet Father Vince Burns: the new parish priest at Nome’s St. Joseph Catholic Church and the new voice of KNOM’s live broadcasts of Sunday Mass.

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Farewell, Betsy

Betsy Brennan on Nome's Middle Beach

Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.

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Spring Awards for KNOM

Kristin, Matthew, and David, holding AK Press Club awards

This spring has been an exceptionally award-winning season for our small radio mission. In the past month, we’ve been humbled with awards for excellence in broadcasting and online content from two different respected media organizations.

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The Importance… of Giving Back

Courtney with Jake Kenick in a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest

It was a proud moment both for the Nome community and for KNOM early last month, as a local theatre production brought a few of our full-time volunteers into the arts scene of our region — and brought a taste of 1890s England to 2010s Alaska.

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A “Restorative” Trip to Wales

Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel in Wales, Alaska

For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.

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