“Cold is relative,” Tyler says. It’s “probably Alaska’s most mind blowing secret. My time here has driven me to the conclusion that cold is not dependent on your ending temperature, but rather the variance in temperature you’ve experienced.”
What are the challenges — and rewards — of being a first-year newsie in western Alaska? In their audioblog, volunteers Tyler and Davis talk about their experiences covering stories in Nome and environs and working with partners throughout the state.
Through your support, inspiration, education, and news remain the focus of our daily work, as they have been since 1971. Thousands of times each year, KNOM’s broadcasts carry snapshots of our region: of its culture and heritage, its local news and stories, and its faith.
We’re happy to introduce to you the news reporters of our volunteer class of 2016-2017; meet Davis Hovey and Tyler Stup.
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.