April’s NAB Show offered a few KNOMers the rare chance to see and touch a wide variety of cutting-edge sound equipment. This was a crucial opportunity as work moves forward on our digital studios.
Our listeners have become slightly more fluent in the Alaska Native language of Iñupiaq through a new series of fun, conversation-focused radio spots.
Even though our digital studios are still under-construction, their uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery unit — an impressive apparatus that will provide backup power for the entire studio — has just come online. Here’s why that’s important.
Serving the people of Western Alaska takes one to incredible places. Father Ross Tozzi recently returned from an extraordinary, unexpectedly lengthy stay in one of our region’s most singular communities, and later this month, he’ll be traveling again: this time, out of Western Alaska, entirely.
In March, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race traversed the wilds of Alaska. As we’ve done every year, KNOM covered the incredible sporting event both from Nome and on-location: from the remote, interior Alaska checkpoints of this year’s unusual race route.
In mid-March, amid all the excitement of Iditarod, KNOM rallied to cover another thoroughly Alaskan sporting event: a fast sprint race on snowmachines that captures the pride and attention of our region.
From Iditarod pilots to chest-high snow drifts, here’s a quick look back at what early spring has brought to our mission in recent years (2000, 2005, and 2010).
For weeks on end in February, one of the most isolated communities on Earth was cut off from the outside world with the halting of its regular helicopter flights. As KNOM reported, there was “no way on or off.”
Thanks to you, construction continues with the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. The latest work involves the glass windows partitioning one room from another.
A few recent upgrades to our volunteer dormitory aren’t just making it a more comfortable home; they’re an investment for a crucial part of our mission.