96.1 FM | 780 AM | Yours for Western Alaska

Volunteers

Fall Tundra in Nome. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM.

Falling into a New Chapter

As the months dwindle onwards, it’s become clear that summer doesn’t last forever. Whether it’s the mornings lost to darkness, or the tundra’s rusted exterior, fall’s presence is hard to ignore. But the strangest part of the coming season, Tyler observes, is that, for the first time, he’s not in school anymore.

View Outside of Nome

Humbled by Nature

“I never really understood what it meant to be humbled by nature until I came here,” Tyler reflects. Join Davis, Karen, Lauren, and Tyler as they discuss the impact the Western Alaskan environment has had on them.

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

Singing Nome’s Praises

“If you live in Nome, you always have a song in your head,” Lauren observes. She and volunteers Davis, Karen, and Tyler recall the 2016 folk fest in their latest audioblog episode.

Emily, Davis, Tyler, Lauren, Karen, and Mitch

New Beginnings

“The feeling getting off the plane, bathed in pre-solstice midnight sun, is most closely relatable to the feeling one has at the peak of a rollercoaster. It’s fear, excitement, elation, and a complete willingness to plunge into the unknown,” Tyler says.

2015-2016 Volunteers

Signing Off

In her final audio blog post, Emily is in the “hot seat” in Studio C. “You were all so kind,” she says. “I will be forever grateful.”

Like What You're Reading?

Whether it's daily news stories or posts from our volunteers on life in the sub-Arctic, our online content is made possible through the support of people like you.

KNOM is supported almost entirely through private giving.

Donate Today

Like What You're Reading?