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Farewell, Kelly

Kelly in Nome

It’s with a great sense of bittersweetness that we report the departure of a KNOM staffer with deep roots and an extensive history at our mission. As she departs for new horizons, longtime program director Kelly Brabec shares some of her reflections on what KNOM has meant over the years; it’s a mission, she says, that’s “formulated who I am today.”

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Made it to 42!

As you may know, on July 14, 1971, a dedicated staff of volunteers helped to launch a new kind of radio station. KNOM signed on as a mission radio station: a unifying source of inspiration, education, news, and entertainment. At 42 years old, KNOM is the oldest Catholic radio station in the United States. Since 1971, we…

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A moment of need

Dear friend of KNOM, Rarely have we needed your help more than we do now. We know you hold our mission dear, so we want you to know the extent of our difficult circumstances. For a variety of reasons – including the passing of many dear friends and supporters – the financial standing of KNOM…

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A special visit

Volunteer producer Lucus Keppel had two very special guests last month: his parents Chuck and Beth. The three were reunited during a unique time of year for Nome: the running of the Iditarod sled dog race. Amid all of the busyness of Lucus helping to cover the race, he and his family had the opportunity to…

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Pro-community, and pro bono

In this season of giving, we’d be remiss not to thank the many people who give so much of their time and energy to our radio programming. KNOM is privileged to feature the voices of a number of community deejays, each of whom hosts his or her own show of 1-2 hours, typically in the…

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Construction underway!

Construction of the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios has begun! The pilings are in place, and the contractor will arrive soon to build our super-insulated addition. Please pray that more supporters come forward to make this last dream of the late Tom Busch a reality. We are so thankful for your gifts and for…

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Heavy weather, a week of cancelled flights, and new volunteers

As you may know, the Western Alaska communities that we serve are not connected to the state’s road system. Our ability to travel and to transport goods is thoroughly dependent upon commercial and cargo airlines and, especially, upon the weather. Lately, low visibility and other poor conditions have forced the cancellation of a number of Nome-bound flights.…

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41 candles on our birthday cake!

On July 14, 1971, a dedicated staff of volunteers helped to launch a new kind of radio station. KNOM signed on as a mission radio station: a unifying source of inspiration, education, news, and entertainment. Today, KNOM is the oldest Catholic radio station in the United States. Over the years, we have heard so many…

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