“Anyone who lives in Alaska knows it,” Tyler says. “Salmon has been, and always will be, a big deal.”
KNOM’s own recordings of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy are now available online — for immediate listening or download.
One of KNOM’s most popular recent stories concerns Savoonga, a community in our region that recently caught its second whale of the season.
Our 2015-16 volunteers, like so many of their predecessors, are embracing a tradition of selfless service during the holidays, banding together with each other — and with our communities — as they spend the holidays away from their hometowns and family.
Many individuals and organizations in rural Alaska are taking steps to address the tragically high rates of youth depression and suicide in our region. One recent example is a leadership retreat in the community of Unalakleet. Thanks to you, we brought the story of this unique, impactful youth gathering to our listeners.
News volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, whose KNOM service terms conclude in July, recently looked back on their tenure at our radio mission.
A recent collection of “e-waste” in Nome was a singular opportunity for our community to make rural Alaska a cleaner place to live. We were happy not only to spread the word about this important community need but also to take part in it!
For the last episode of this year’s season of Sounding Board, we invited our vast listening region to call in and tell us what they think about KNOM. We were heartened and energized by our listeners’ response.
It was a proud moment both for the Nome community and for KNOM early last month, as a local theatre production brought a few of our full-time volunteers into the arts scene of our region — and brought a taste of 1890s England to 2010s Alaska.
For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.