KNOM AM/FM recently won an Alaska Broadcasters Association “Goldie” Award for its coverage of the 2016 Iditarod. As always, we’re honored to share the award with all whose support keeps KNOM on the air.
Sign-ups for the next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Saturday. 40 veterans and 12 rookies are on the list so far to compete in 2017.
The 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race saw more than 70 teams make the 1,000-mile trek from Anchorage to Nome, traversing Alaska’s vast wilderness. Thanks to you, we covered the race for our listeners, just as we’ve done since its inception in 1973.
Hansen won the race after one day, eight hours, and five minutes on the trail. That’s about five hours faster than second-place finisher, Diana Haecker of Nome.
Champion Dallas Seavey also earned top honors, taking home $75,000 and a new truck for his first-place finish.
This year, the City Council received 22 proposals. The funding requests add up to almost $290,000 — nearly double the donation available.
Ayla Knodel took first place in the annual contest that has Alaska students create artwork for the commemorative button sold along the trail.
Martin Buser, first to arrive in Nikolai at 1:09am early Tuesday morning declares his 24-hour layover. Hoping to rest and nurse a swollen ankle, he feels pleased with his dogs and his position at this point.
From our studio annex’s construction to special broadcasting awards to a Russian cultural trip, it’s been an exceptional year at our radio mission.
Western Alaska’s listeners – and KNOM’s crew – recently delighted in hearing a familiar voice on our airwaves: staff alumnus Paul Korchin, who volunteered a week…