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PROFILE – Saved by Radio

On May 15, 2011, on a hunting trip about 50 miles outside of Nome, Wesley Perkins was attacked by a grizzly bear. Two years and 26 reconstructive surgeries later, Perkins has regained his voice. He’s using it in part to advocate for the amateur radio culture that helped save his life. Listen here:

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Update News: Friday, June 21, 2013

In Friday’s news: Crowds packed in yesterday at the National Guard hangar in Nome to celebrate a hundred years of flight; Without making a phone call, Nome residents can now find out about ships docking at the Nome port; Nome’s Wes Perkins says ham radio saved his life; Today is summer solstice.

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