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A dance performance at Kingikmiut

A Joyful Visit to Alaska’s Far West

Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.

Kelly in Nome

Farewell, Kelly

It’s with a great sense of bittersweetness that we report the departure of a KNOM staffer with deep roots and an extensive history at our mission. As she departs for new horizons, longtime program director Kelly Brabec shares some of her reflections on what KNOM has meant over the years; it’s a mission, she says, that’s “formulated who I am today.”

Maddie Winchester in Studio A

Welcome, Maddie and Mitch!

As we transition into autumn, we’re transitioning, too, into the service terms of our 2015-2016 volunteer class. Meet KNOM’s new volunteer producers: Maddie and Mitch.

Pollution researcher in Gambell, Alaska

In Gambell, a Focus on Pollution

Earlier this summer, a very special community education course in a key part of KNOM’s listening area highlighted a growing awareness of pollution in our region. With your support, KNOM was on the front lines of this crucial story.

Smoke in Nome's weather forecast

Smoke in the Sky!

Daily life in Alaska is predictably unpredictable, and this summer’s weather in Western Alaska was no exception.

Laura Kraegel in KNOM lobby

In with the New(sies)

We’re happy to introduce to you the two volunteers who will serve as KNOM’s news reporters during the 2015-2016 service year. Meet Laura Kraegel and Emily Russell.

Ric with new volunteers during history orientation

“Oh, How the Years Go By…”

Each new generation of KNOM volunteers — including our brand-new, 2015-2016 class — becomes part of a long history that stretches back to even before our first broadcast.