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Van Craft with AM Transmitter, Nome, Alaska

The Challenges of Staying On-Air

When a very rare failure occurred at our AM transmitter in late January, thousands of listeners lost access to our station. It took extraordinary measures — and support from near and far — to get us back on the air. The event also underscored the importance of our efforts to renovate our studios.

Laureli Ivanoff in Anchorage, Iditarod 2010

Looking Back: 5, 10, 15 Years

From Iditarod pilots to chest-high snow drifts, here’s a quick look back at what early spring has brought to our mission in recent years (2000, 2005, and 2010).

September ’72: Construction

September 4, 1972 They’re completed. Fred Dyen and fellow volunteers Les Brown and Chris Brockway have constructed a prefabricated garage and building for the transmitter site generator.…

Still part of the family

Speaking of our facilities and equipment: we’d be remiss not to offer our thanks to Les Brown, the longtime volunteer engineer who, although retired from daily…

April 1999: A stormy Easter

April 4 (Easter Sunday), 1999 The weather is fine for Easter egg hunting today, but at nightfall, a blizzard suddenly kicks up. The wind blows so…

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…