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Teaching Service

Nome youth Jonathan Outwater sits behind a radio microphone in the studio with KNOM volunteer Karen Trop.

Part of KNOM’s mission is to bring inspiration and education to Western Alaska. Sometimes, the station’s volunteers get to do so in person. Second-year volunteer Karen Trop has felt “blessed,” she says, to be able to work with youth through her service at KNOM.

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What KNOM Has Meant

In their volunteer days (circa 1980s), Lynette and Ric Schmidt smile outside the old KNOM station building.

At the end of this month, we bid farewell to Ric Schmidt, KNOM’s longtime general manager. In his incredible career, Ric has left an indelible mark upon the KNOM mission and its region. With gratitude, we wish Ric every future blessing as he begins his retirement.

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A Golden Accolade

KNOM AM/FM recently won an Alaska Broadcasters Association “Goldie” Award for its coverage of the 2016 Iditarod. As always, we’re honored to share the award with all whose support keeps KNOM on the air.

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Programming and News, By the Numbers

Margaret, Karen, and Lauren with Nome high school teacher Justin Heinrich

Through your support, inspiration, education, and news remain the focus of our daily work, as they have been since 1971. Thousands of times each year, KNOM’s broadcasts carry snapshots of our region: of its culture and heritage, its local news and stories, and its faith.

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The Challenges of Staying On-Air

Van Craft with AM Transmitter, Nome, Alaska

When a very rare failure occurred at our AM transmitter in late January, thousands of listeners lost access to our station. It took extraordinary measures — and support from near and far — to get us back on the air. The event also underscored the importance of our efforts to renovate our studios.

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Spring Awards for KNOM

Kristin, Matthew, and David, holding AK Press Club awards

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.

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