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45 Years of KNOM Radio

It was on July 14th, 1971 that our radio station first went on the air. This month, in Nome, KNOM celebrates 45 years of service to the communities of our region.

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License to serve

FCC license renewal paperwork

KNOM’s general manager Ric Schmidt is busy wrapping up work on our station’s license renewal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Although it involves a large amount of paperwork, it’s a must-do for our mission once every eight years.

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July ’70: Applying for the letters K-N-O-M

July 17, 1970 The Nome Catholic radio project’s pro bono attorney, Joe Hennessey, applies to the FCC for the call letters KNOM. The following week, he is informed that the call sign KNOM is unavailable because it is already assigned to a Coast Guard schooner, the Chiquimula, which had been scuttled. He dispatches a letter to…

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Thank you, Frank!

KNOM is sustained through the generosity of thousands of people, spread all across America. Some – like lawyer Frank Jazzo, pictured with KNOM board president Fr. Ross Tozzi – make our mission possible through their expertise. Based out of Washington, D.C., Frank was instrumental in the transfer of the official, FCC broadcast license to KNOM…

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October 1984: A new class of radio station

October 25, 1984 After nearly two years of lobbying, frequent intervention by Senator Ted Stevens, and five inches of paperwork, the FCC grants KNOM and fifteen other high-power Alaskan stations protection against interference that is beyond what is afforded large Lower 48 stations, by creating a new class of station, 1-N (“N” for north). It…

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Prayers for Father Armand, and new ways we’re saving power

We continue to give thanks and celebrate the faithful service of KNOM’s spiritual advisor, Father Armand Nigro, S.J. He has been offering prayers and Masses for the intentions of thousands of KNOM’s supporters, our staff, and listeners. We ask for your prayers for Fr. Armand as he deals with a variety of health challenges. He continues to pray…

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Update News: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Two men rescued in Saturday morning blaze, one in critical condition; Nome man found dead on West Beach lat Friday; FCC has no funding, but hears obstacles AK Natives face in accessing internet; Pres. Obama signed bill to streamline home building and development on tribal lands; Outgoing 10-year Animal Control Office Amy…

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