What are the challenges — and rewards — of being a first-year newsie in western Alaska? In their audioblog, volunteers Tyler and Davis talk about their experiences covering stories in Nome and environs and working with partners throughout the state.
In an audioblog entry recorded on Election Day, itself, the volunteers talk elections and the importance of voting.
The volunteers discuss all things food: favorite dishes and community time.
In their audioblog, the volunteers talk movies, channeling their inner Roger Ebert — or, since this is radio, their inner (NPR movie reviewer) Bob Mondello.
It’s a tricky thing to make a passion a career, Tyler says. “Almost four months in, I’m glad to say radio is still my passion.” But at the same time, “working at a radio station has an interesting change on how you interact with audio outside of work.”
This week’s audioblog episode, hosted by Davis Hovey, focuses on the theme of recreation and leisure activities and includes another of Davis’ “deep dives.”
The KNOM volunteers discuss their working lives at the station, including a feature focus on office fashion trends.
It’s been a challenging but rewarding learning process, Lauren says, in acclimating to the new hardware and software of KNOM’s brand-new, digital studios.
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.
Davis, Tyler, Karen, and Lauren talk transportation: what mode of transportation they prefer to use, how they all arrived in Nome, and why they came here.