When a very rare failure occurred at our AM transmitter in late January, thousands of listeners lost access to our station. It took extraordinary measures — and support from near and far — to get us back on the air. The event also underscored the importance of our efforts to renovate our studios.
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.
April’s NAB Show offered a few KNOMers the rare chance to see and touch a wide variety of cutting-edge sound equipment. This was a crucial opportunity as work moves forward on our digital studios.
Caitlin remembers why she chose radio as her career path.
She’s come a long way to help make our mission possible, and she’s the first voice many of our listeners hear every weekday. First-year volunteer Caitlin Whyte, most recently a resident of New York City, is now our Morning Show host and, in her off-air hours, a producer at KNOM.
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.
The village police officer told Troopers he heard Morena yell “one shot, one kill” before shooting through the door and walls of his home.
I am hearing more. As I spend more time at the sounding board, or hunched over audio-editing software, or scanning phone-calls for choice snippets of detail,…
Half of KNOM’s staff is made of full-time volunteers, mostly recent college grads, who devote a year or more in service to KNOM and our listeners. Learn how to join community radio in Western Alaska. Write, produce, broadcast, and make a difference.
“I have been amazed at the responsibility we are entrusted with at the station,” first-year volunteer Tara Cicatello says. “But we make it work.”