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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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Daily Quote: Counting Blessings

When we count our many blessings; it isn’t hard to see that life’s most valuable treasures are the treasures that are free. For it isn’t what we own or buy that signifies our wealth. It’s the special gifts that have no price; our family, friends and health.

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Sounding Board: Preserving Family History

This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 24, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about preserving family histories. How do you preserve your family’s legacy? How have you learned about your family history? How are stories of your ancestors passed down to each generation? What heirlooms and pieces of family history have been shared or passed on to you?…

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Sounding Board: Quitting Alcohol

Every day is a chance to change our lives. This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 10, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about the decision to quit drinking. If you’re a recovering alcoholic, what helped you sober up? How has stopping drinking changed your life? Why did you decide to quit? What advice would you give to someone…

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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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