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Update News: October 17th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: GCI and KTUU reach temporary agreement to keep channel broadcasting outside of Anchorage; Unseasonably warm October weather coming from high pressure system and storms from South and West; UAF vice chancellor Pat Pitney to represent US in leg of Olympic Torch relay this week; Award-winning poet Peggy Schumaker visiting Nome this week…

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September ’01: Broadcasting on 9/11

September 11, 2001 Starting at 6 AM, KNOM airs 68 hours of live continuous news coverage on the terrible incidents of today, interrupted only three times: for weather, important messages, and the Rosary.

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Three Weeks

“We’ve canceled your position,” My boss told me 24 hours after landing in Nome to work at KNOM as their Public Affairs Director. “There is no Public Affairs position. You’re now a News Reporter.” She explained I would retain the public affairs duties of Elder Voices and Profiles but those tasks would be secondary to…

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Still part of the family

Speaking of our facilities and equipment: we’d be remiss not to offer our thanks to Les Brown, the longtime volunteer engineer who, although retired from daily service at our mission, still contributes his considerable expertise and guidance to KNOM. Les (seen here at KNOM during his last visit to Nome, in 2011) has been part…

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Local voices

KNOM is a radio station with community at its core; we exist to serve the community and, in so many ways, draw our strength and energy from the community. We are so blessed with the goodwill and selflessness of those in our region. Exemplifying this spirit of volunteerism are the local deejays who give 1…

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An award-winning team

August will be the last full month our listeners will enjoy the Morning Show pairing of volunteers Dayneé Rosales and Lucus Keppel (pictured above). The two are not only a dynamic, on-air team; they’re also award-winning. We’re thrilled to announce that the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) has given four of its 2013…

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Breakup, mail delays, and Communicator Awards

All across Western Alaska, it’s the season known as “breakup”: the slow, on-again/off-again period of melting that signals the gradual approach of summer. Some days are bright and sunny, and others are cloudy and snowy. The sun melts ice on rooftops as the tundra gives up its blanket of white snow, little by little. Spring…

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Welcoming the next generation of broadcasters

Education has been an essential component of our mission since KNOM’s inception in 1971. Last month, we realized the goal of education in a special way: by welcoming a broadcasting student with special ties to the region we serve. Janice Homekingkeo (pictured at left) hails from Koyuk (COY-uck), a Western Alaskan community nestled on Norton…

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