It’s a bittersweet moment, as we say farewell to volunteer community deejay Marjorie Tahbone, who, as the host of Alianait Radio, has lovingly shared the culture and language of her Alaska Native upbringing — as well as music inspired by that culture.
For the past seven years, Stephen Lias has been visiting wild places to inspire him in writing musical compositions. His latest wilderness muse is Alaska’s Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.
“If you live in Nome, you always have a song in your head,” Lauren observes. She and volunteers Davis, Karen, and Tyler recall the 2016 folk fest in their latest audioblog episode.
In the fall, Nicholai will start at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His goal is to teach Yup’ik language and culture in rural Alaska.
Alaska Native drumming, dancing, and song represent a “common heartbeat” and a “common humanity” for the region KNOM serves. Thanks to you, we helped bring to our listeners a vibrant example of these cultural traditions at a very special event: the 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival.
The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
In this episode of Dearest Alaska, we are visiting Peace on Earth, a pizzeria in Unalakleet, AK.
As KNOM’s new program director, Laura Collins is keeping alive a cornerstone of our daily mission: overseeing the many kinds of programming that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire our listeners.
Teller, Alaska, is a community close to Nome, and KNOM, in more ways than one. This year, our volunteers continued a cherished tradition of making the trek to Teller’s annual, spirited dancing festival.
Cameron Smith and Forest Strick record under the name “AK’s Finest,” and their latest song is all about spreading peace, love, and positivity.