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Making our new studios

The sounds of hammers, saws, and heavy equipment continues to echo throughout KNOM studios, as work on our studio annex – the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios – moves onward. In July, our diligent construction crew finished wrapping the outside of our new studios in Arctic-grade insulation. Considering that the site was a bare…

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Construction begins!

In recent weeks, KNOM’s volunteers and staff have become well versed in the sounds of hammers, power saws, and heavy machinery, but it’s all for good reason: construction is continuing for the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios! After laying the foundation beams late last year, we are now busy building the outside structure of…

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A more beautiful Nome

The KNOM news department has recently reported on beautification efforts made by the city of Nome: the “abatement” (or demolition) of a number of abandoned structures. In the small communities we serve, these small civic improvements can make a big difference in town pride and even public safety; on rare occasions, abandoned structures can become…

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November 1990: Bringing down the (crooked) house

November 6, 1990 One or two swings with a sledgehammer are enough to take down entire four-foot sections of the walls of the old volunteer women’s dormitory nicknamed the “Crooked House.” With most of the wall structure gone, Br. Ray Berube, FIC, hopes to pull over the sagging roof. However, the building is weaker than…

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Signs of summer, and letters of appreciation

The temperatures are hovering in the mid-50s, and our region’s families are fishing, hunting, and preparing to gather greens and berries. They are also listening to KNOM. The radio is a constant companion for thousands of Alaskans, and if they could, they would thank all who make this radio ministry possible! Signs of appreciation –…

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Warmer weather and a transmitter update

The temperatures have risen to almost 70 degrees! We are blessed with warmer temperatures and, at times, sunshine. We have great news. At the end of April, volunteer engineer Les Brown, longtime Alaska radio engineer Chuck Lakaytis, and maintenance specialist Rolland Trowbridge installed dynamic carrier control equipment at our AM transmitter site.

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June 1968: Making a dormitory

June 18, 1968 Br. John Huck, SJ and volunteer carpenter Tom Karlin are tearing into an old World War II Army refrigeration building to convert it into a 5-room volunteer dormitory.

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