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Closer to our goal!

Betsy with fundraising thermometer, May 2014

Our goal – to raise $1 million for our digital studio expansion and renovation project – is a few notches closer to reality, thanks to the continuing generosity of so many supporters.

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Digital studios, taking shape

Ric in our digital studios annex, April 2014

As work continues on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, our studio annex is beginning to look like… well, an actual studio! The photos above and below – including general manager Ric Schmidt, reviewing blueprints – show our new studio walls now covered in sheetrock, ready for soundproofing materials. Our studio room doors are…

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Nome’s Summer Runway Renovations

The Department of Transportation plans on spending $240 million this construction season in Northern and Western Alaska. A large chunk of that money will go towards continued improvements to Nome’s airport. “It will focus on extending the runway 600 feet,” says DOT Information Officer Meadow Bailey. “We’ll also be doing some taxi upgrades, and then…

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A Step Forward for Our Studio

KNOM's new studio annex

Just before Thanksgiving, we received great news for our digital studios renovation project. The Rasmuson Foundation – a supporter of non-profit causes throughout Alaska – has awarded our mission a $50,000 grant for the construction and outfitting of our new studio space. The grant is matching, which means that we’ll receive the Rasmuson funds after…

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September ’72: Construction

September 4, 1972 They’re completed. Fred Dyen and fellow volunteers Les Brown and Chris Brockway have constructed a prefabricated garage and building for the transmitter site generator. Dyen’s friend Jerry Springer had flown up from Spokane to install the generators and transfer switches, and by this week, both studio and transmitter are protected against power outages.

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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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