Matthew Smith has moved on from KNOM Radio, but not before greatly impactful stints both as a volunteer reporter and as a news director.
Recently, KNOM paid grateful tribute to the veterans of our communities and our state through coverage of Nome’s Veterans Day parade.
Thanks to you, KNOM is making waves throughout our state. In November, our station was honored with five awards from the Alaska Broadcasters Association.
Teller, Alaska, is a community close to Nome, and KNOM, in more ways than one. This year, our volunteers continued a cherished tradition of making the trek to Teller’s annual, spirited dancing festival.
Work continues on our digital studio expansion and renovation project. The latest step: computers.
Explore a few quick looks at Novembers through the years at KNOM.
Many individuals and organizations in rural Alaska are taking steps to address the tragically high rates of youth depression and suicide in our region. One recent example is a leadership retreat in the community of Unalakleet. Thanks to you, we brought the story of this unique, impactful youth gathering to our listeners.
In November — a month that begins with the Catholic feasts of All Saints and All Souls — we remember and pray for those who have gone before us.
Meet Father Mark Hoelsken, KNOM Radio Mission’s spiritual director. He’s a person with a long history with our radio station and with faith communities in Alaska; in the coming years, he’ll continue to deepen his connection to both.
Our corner of Alaska was host to an historic visit last month. President Barack Obama’s trip to our state marked the first time a sitting president visited the Arctic — or anywhere in bush Alaska — and thanks to you, KNOM news was on the front lines both before and during this unprecedented trip.