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Volunteers

The Last Great Blog

Mitch Seavey arrives at the Nome finish line, the Burled Arch.

“Whether it’s the people who race or the people who come to watch,” Tyler says, “Iditarod’s energy will always be enough to keep this armchair musher at the edge of his seat.” At Iditarod’s end, Tyler and his fellow volunteers chat about the Last Great Race.

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Ghosts of Volunteers Past

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

The KNOM volunteer dormitory is filled with “mementos whispering common bonds,” Tyler says. On the book cases in the house you see volumes by Sara Vowell, a “This American Life” contributor. It’s one of many subtle reminders that past volunteers listened to lots of radio, too.

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A Day in the Life

Karen records the Intro and Outro of her latest Dearest Alaska

What’s a work day like for a KNOM volunteer? Karen shares a beat-by-beat overview of a single day as a radio producer and deejay.

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Back by Request

Karen at Port of Nome

Producers Lauren and Karen describe each other’s DJ shifts and reflect on the hard work their coworker puts into every show.

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