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News at KNOM

Hello, future KNOM News volunteer. Have you ever wondered what news is like at KNOM? Here are the basics: What type of news does KNOM cover? KNOM practices community journalism. We cover news that affects our listening area: Nome and the rural communities and Alaska native villages in Western Alaska. We try to create a…

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Congrats to the news crew!

It’s an exciting time for our mission: our news team is the recipient of two highly-coveted awards from the Alaska Broadcasters Association (ABA)! The ABA Goldie Awards recognize excellence in radio and TV broadcasting across the state of Alaska, and in November, the organization honored KNOM news with awards in the categories “Service to Children”…

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A more beautiful Nome

The KNOM news department has recently reported on beautification efforts made by the city of Nome: the “abatement” (or demolition) of a number of abandoned structures. In the small communities we serve, these small civic improvements can make a big difference in town pride and even public safety; on rare occasions, abandoned structures can become…

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I’m Going to Gambell!

“I’m going to Gambell,” I said. Responses: “Oh, you’re going to win some money?” As a news reporter, my job is to listen to residents within the region. Each voice is important. This means that part of my job is to travel to these communities and have face-to-face time with those being impacted by local…

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This just in!

Just before the deadline for the Christmas 2012 Static (our newsletter), we received great news: KNOM had received two Goldie Awards at the annual convention of the Alaska Broadcasters Association! The awards recognize KNOM news programs; you’ll find more details here, as well as in our forthcoming Year-End 2012 newsletter.

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Meet Margaret

Our mission’s new volunteer news reporter, Margaret DeMaioribus, arrived at KNOM in late summer and has hit the ground running. On weekdays, our listeners hear her voice in weather forecasts and news reports on the latest developments happening in their communities. Margaret has a diverse background. She graduated in 2009 from West Chester University of…

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As the snow falls, thanks from a listener

Temperatures – and snowflakes! – continue to fall, and the ground is solidly frozen. Cold mornings and evenings are highlighted by beautifully colorful sunrises and sunsets. We are truly blessed to be a part of this radio mission serving Western Alaska. Last week, we received a phone call from a listener. She thanked us for…

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In Western Alaska, winter’s coming – and quickly

The snow covers mountains, hills, and the tundra. On clear nights, we are blessed with colorful auroras as the night sparkles with stars and planets. The scenic majesty of bush Alaska is breathtaking during the day and at night. As the seasons change and the thermometer falls towards zero, we thank all who help us…

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News Radio Voice

If you heard Brian Williams or Diane Sawyer say, “Tonight on ABC, Obama in Syria, unemployment on the rise, and a tiger visits the moon,” you would think, yes, that did happen, and you would want to hear more–because they read it with the voice. The confident and authoritative tone, the masterful control of emphasis and pacing,…

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