Two storms of exceptional strength ripped through KNOM country at the end of 2016. They’re the latest reason why KNOM’s weather forecasts are so important — and why our mission is partnering in a new way with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Through your support, inspiration, education, and news remain the focus of our daily work, as they have been since 1971. Thousands of times each year, KNOM’s broadcasts carry snapshots of our region: of its culture and heritage, its local news and stories, and its faith.
In recent weeks, it’s been a tale of two studios at KNOM. As our brand-new, digital studios have become fully operational, our existing studio rooms have been getting a facelift.
A few months ago, KNOM’s Margaret DeMaioribus accompanied Nome parish priest Fr. Vince Burns on a day trip above the Arctic Circle: to the hub city of Kotzebue, Alaska.
We’re excited to report that several of KNOM’s renovation and construction goals are nearing completion as of late spring 2016.
It’s the time of year when we’re recruiting for the next class of KNOM volunteers, the lifeblood of our daily efforts in rural Alaska. As we prepare for future generations of KNOMers, we’re also reminded of the lives that have been changed, and special connections forged, during more than four decades of volunteer service in Nome.
Our newest staffer at KNOM is Margaret DeMaioribus, a volunteer alumna who’s returned to Nome, and our mission, to coordinate our current volunteer program, to reach out to our local community, and to recruit the next generation of KNOMers from colleges and universities.
Volunteer alumni Margaret DeMaioribus and Josh Cunningham, who became close friends during their shared volunteer year, recently brought their service experiences full-circle through a special reunion trip to Nome.
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.
In late July, Nome residents were treated to an incredible sight just off our coastline: a small group of whales passing through the neighborhood. A pod…