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Meet Miles

Miles Collins

We’re so happy to tell you that one of KNOM’s permanent staffers and a former community deejay — Laura (Davis) Collins and husband Jeff — have just welcomed a new member of their family. Laura gave birth to their first child, Miles John Collins, at 7:55am on September 1st in Anchorage. Miles was 6 pounds,…

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Blogging about service

Walk for Life, Nome, Alaska

As evidenced in their blog posts on this website, a tradition of community service, dedication, and creativity remains as vibrant as ever among our KNOM volunteers. Here are two examples.

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Preparing for winter

We broadcast 24 hours a day, and into our late summer weeks, it is still light well into the evening. There are many community activities to keep everyone busy, and away from the cities and villages, KNOM helps to create a positive way to make great family memories. These families are working together at fish…

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Loss, companionship, and service

KNOM Radio Mission president and St. Joseph parish pastor Ross Tozzi has just returned to Nome after ministering to his family and his father Ezio, who passed away May 22nd. Please pray with us for Ezio, Fr. Ross, and his entire family. Thank you. Last week, we received a phone call from a listener who was suffering…

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June ’88: A “friendship flight” to Russia

June 13, 1988 KNOM volunteer Claire Richardson is Alaska’s pool radio reporter on a precedent-setting trip to Provideniya, USSR, traveling on the historic Alaska Airlines 737 “Friendship Flight.” Her live reports of Provideniya’s festivities and the reunion of Eskimo families are carried by more than a dozen radio stations throughout the state.

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Re-connecting with family

Volunteer Eva DeLappe (pictured, left) had a special guest earlier this spring: her twin sister Sarah (right), who spent a week visiting Nome. The week included a special celebration: both sisters’ birthday. The two also co-hosted an on-air music show, went snowshoeing near Nome, and traveled together to the community of Unalakleet (YOU-nuh-luh-kleet) to report…

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A special visit

Volunteer producer Lucus Keppel had two very special guests last month: his parents Chuck and Beth. The three were reunited during a unique time of year for Nome: the running of the Iditarod sled dog race. Amid all of the busyness of Lucus helping to cover the race, he and his family had the opportunity to…

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Reflections from our volunteers

KNOM’s full-time volunteers remain hard at work, and thanks to our Volunteer Blog, you can stay up-to-date on all of the ways these outstanding, service-minded individuals are making a difference in Western Alaska. (Among other things, the blog showcases recent photos of our volunteers, a few of which are sampled above and below.) One recent…

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A very merry call-in show

Once a year, we offer a special way for KNOM listeners to offer holiday greetings to friends and family. For seven hours on a Friday last month, our Christmas Call-In Show opened our airwaves for callers to wish loved ones a Merry Christmas (toll-free!). Every year, the response is very enthusiastic, and it’s possible through…

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Our extended family

The cold temperatures and snow have created a frozen wonderland across the tundra and the icy Bering Sea. With about 4 hours of daylight, the horizon is colored with reds and oranges that dazzle. Winter is amazing! Looking back at 2012, we have seen so many people work to keep KNOM radio a vital mission!…

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