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An Old Fashioned Christmas

This was my second year of being away from my family on Christmas Day. Honestly, I have to admit that this year was pretty hard knowing that I wouldn’t get a chance to see them. When you’re on the phone and you can hear your family together in the background, it certainly makes you second…

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Daily Quote: Martin Short

“The thing you can always rely on, your core person, comes from your family’s attention and love.” – Martin Short, Parade Magazine (January 23rd, 2000).

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Openings in the heavens

An inspirational spot from the Year-End 2012 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in the heavens where the love of our departed ones peer through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy. – inspired by an Eskimo legend

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Christmas lights

As we move through the dark days of winter and sub-zero weather, KNOM brings light to the lives of remote listeners throughout 100,000 square miles of Western Alaska. It is a special time of year for the KNOM volunteers. They are far from their families, yet they treasure the gifts of service that they share with…

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The Simple Life

As the holiday season is in full swing, I am reminded of just how nice it is to be living a bit simpler this year. This is normally the time of year when you’re running around trying to buy gifts, cooking up a storm……. busy, busy, busy. Honestly, I believe this is the first year…

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What we’re thankful for…

The sun dips down a little more each day, as our days get shorter and the light grows dimmer. Yet, the bright voices of our staff and volunteers shine as radio listeners throughout cold, remote western Alaska listen to their favorite radio station: KNOM! This Thanksgiving, we remembered supporters, past and present, who worked together to…

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Sounding Board: Nicknames

This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 15, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about nicknames. Yes, nicknames can be annoying, but they also can be endearing and create a bond between individuals or a group. This week, let’s have some fun: share your own nickname story. Do you have a nickname? Have you given a nickname? And…

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As the snow falls, thanks from a listener

Temperatures – and snowflakes! – continue to fall, and the ground is solidly frozen. Cold mornings and evenings are highlighted by beautifully colorful sunrises and sunsets. We are truly blessed to be a part of this radio mission serving Western Alaska. Last week, we received a phone call from a listener. She thanked us for…

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Remembering Tom

The temperature is dropping, and the days are getting shorter. Although Thanksgiving is weeks away, we continue to count our blessings and be thankful for our amazing KNOM family. Two years ago, we bid a sad goodbye to longtime KNOM general manager Tom Busch. The following was posted November 1st on our Facebook page by…

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A missing girl found, and the threats of fall storms

Recently, KNOM coordinated with the Nome Police Department to locate a missing 10-year-old girl who had disappeared on her way home from school. Just as we always do for all missing-person cases, we immediately began broadcasting announcements with the girl’s description and her last known whereabouts, in the hopes that someone in our listening range…

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