“Cold is relative,” Tyler says. It’s “probably Alaska’s most mind blowing secret. My time here has driven me to the conclusion that cold is not dependent on your ending temperature, but rather the variance in temperature you’ve experienced.”
In Nome, the ocean is starting to freeze over, which means the KNOM volunteers are beginning to think about what they’ll be able to do, in the coming months, on the soon-to-be-solid Bering Sea.
The volunteers talk shop about what volunteering means to them.
Lauren and Karen discuss the ins and outs of spot production in this week’s volunteer audio blog.
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.”