Matthew Smith has moved on from KNOM Radio, but not before greatly impactful stints both as a volunteer reporter and as a news director.
We’re happy to introduce to you the two volunteers who will serve as KNOM’s news reporters during the 2015-2016 service year. Meet Laura Kraegel and Emily Russell.
News volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, whose KNOM service terms conclude in July, recently looked back on their tenure at our radio mission.
Newsie volunteer Jenn reflects on the triumphs and travails of doing journalism — and those magical moments when you get it right.
After arriving at our station in June, volunteer news reporter Jenn Ruckel has been working to immerse herself in Western Alaska to understand it, and thereby report on it, better.
Recently, our station has expanded its news coverage by providing stories online, with full text and audio. News director Matthew Smith explains why this is such an important step, and why your support makes all the difference.
With up to 15-million dollars in state budget cuts hitting the University of Alaska Fairbanks, radio station KUAC will be forced to drop programming from the Alaska Public Radio Network—but a decision reached Thursday gives the station an extra 3 months to work out a solution.
We’ve just passed tax season. In April, many of our listeners – like, we suspect, many of our supporters – were busy gathering their paperwork and mailing off their returns.…
In April, the news within KNOM’s walls was, at least momentarily, the news department itself. It was a bittersweet moment as we said goodbye to our…
It was not sad to work through the holidays. But it was a little annoying, and a primer on the mechanics of holidays in the working…