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Special Sounds in Our Studios

Marjorie Tahbone and Byron Nicholai

It’s a bittersweet moment, as we say farewell to volunteer community deejay Marjorie Tahbone, who, as the host of Alianait Radio, has lovingly shared the culture and language of her Alaska Native upbringing — as well as music inspired by that culture.

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Sounding Board: Alaska Native Dancing

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 2 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska Native dancing. It’s going strong and healthy in some communities, banned and not welcome in others – our communities have different views. What do you think about Native dancing? Do you dance? And if so, what does it do for you?…

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A special trip, in search of song

Volunteer Josh Cunningham recently took a very special trip as a correspondent for KNOM. Josh went to the southwestern Alaska city of Bethel for the Cama-i (chuh-MY) Dance Festival, one of the largest and most significant annual cultural celebrations in the state. KNOM regularly sends its full-time volunteers to cover important regional and local events…

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A spotlight on Native music

Thanks to your support, the KNOM Radio Mission continues to mean so many different things to so many different people. For many of our listeners, KNOM is a primary source of music: not just popular music but, also, the traditional music of Alaska Natives. Native culture is fundamental both to our mission and to our…

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