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.
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.
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.
A new light source is shining within KNOM studios, and it’s an example of the modern, cost-saving technologies we’re hoping soon to implement in our studios expansion project.
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.
It was an adventure that she describes as one of the most incredible highlights of her year of service. In April, news volunteer Francesca Fenzi hit the trail for a sled dog race that offers a unique look of what makes rural Alaska so special.
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.