The NSEDC grants were approved by its Board of Directors on May 4th.
Nowhere is the need for rural Alaska broadcasting more evident than in the village of Diomede, a small community located on an island in the Bering Strait.
Power for most of Diomede was restored Wednesday after five days of downtime. The exact cause of the community-wide outage remains unknown.
He was an Inupiaq teacher living through a time of immense change. Now, the granddaughter he never met has pieced together his life using the photographs he left behind.
Through the 2016 Community Benefit Share program, NSEDC will give $150,000 to each of its 15 member communities. Diomede, White Mountain, and Unalakleet will receive additional funds to pay for specific community projects.
The US Senate voted to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration with a new amendment that would guarantee federal funding for the island of Diomede.
After suggesting higher minimum enrollment, Rep. Lynn Gattis says she “doesn’t know” if she’ll introduce a bill — or if it would even pass.
The grant — worth nearly $500,000 — will go towards replacing outdated equipment at all 15 BSSD schools and the district office in Unalakleet.
Thanks to you, KNOM is making waves throughout our state. In November, our station was honored with five awards from the Alaska Broadcasters Association.
KNOM AM-FM took home four Goldies at the Alaska Broadcasters Convention — with specific nods to our daily news reporting, our Iditarod coverage, and Story49.