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Sun, Sun, Sun

The sun hangs low over the Nome port, past midnight on a June evening.

Summertime brings to KNOM country the endless sunlight for which Alaska is famous. On the summer solstice, the sun will shine above Nome’s horizon for nearly 22 hours.

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An endless day

As you read this, the region we serve – sub-Arctic Alaska – is experiencing the apex of its long, summer sunshine. Although the sun does dip below the horizon, our skies remain bright 24 hours a day – and will remain bright throughout the month of July. In the “land of the midnight sun,” KNOM’s…

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June ’81: The KNOM Marching Band

June 20, 1981 The “KNOM Marching Band” captures second place in Nome’s Midnight Sun Festival parade, organized by Mary Yanikoski. In pouring rain, a group of kids walk down Front Street, wearing KNOM 10th anniversary T-shirts. Each child carries a portable radio blaring the KNOM signal, which is playing march music over the air. It’s an idea…

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