In the past 50 years, not all of KNOM’s support volunteers have been reporters or broadcasters. In the mission’s early days, many volunteers were nurses and doctors.
KNOM listeners are learning the Alaska Native language of Inupiaq, one phrase at a time, thanks to Nome elementary teachers Annie Conger and Josie Bourdon and producer Lauren Frost.
Producer Karen Trop, with your support, has brought the energy, spirit, and creativity of rural Alaska’s youth to the airwaves in recent months — as part of her “audio postcard” series “Dearest Alaska.”
Episodes of KNOM’s “Elder Voices” have been recorded and produced to preserve the stories of Western Alaska’s cherished community members. These stories mean so much, and they’re made possible thanks to you.
Both literally and liturgically, it’s a season of darkness turning to light in Western Alaska. Your support means so much and has a profound, daily impact.
Recently, a Nome listener sent KNOM’s female staffers a wonderful surprise: homemade kuspuks.
KNOM’s general manager, Ric Schmidt, plans to retire this summer. The board of directors is currently working to recruit mission-minded candidates for this key leadership position.
It’s the time of year for the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse the rural wilds of Alaska and captivate the attention of people across the state. Race season is back.
“I am interested in sharing my (Inupiaq) culture and its approach of human respect for everyone and everything.” Meet KNOM community deejay Niviaaluk Brandt.
KNOM’s AM transmitter, now in its third decade of service, is nearing the end of its usable life. As multiple outages in recent months have shown, the time has come to replace it.