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Marjorie Tahbone and Byron Nicholai

Special Sounds in Our Studios

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.

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

Singing Nome’s Praises

“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.

Toksook Bay Dancers, Cama-i 2016

At Cama-i, Finding “Common Humanity” Through the Drum

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.

Laura Collins

Laura, Our Program Director

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.