96.1 FM | 780 AM | “Yours for Western Alaska”

Posts Tagged ‘replacement’

Transmitter Replacement Update

A radio station transmitter site on gently rolling tundra near the shoreline of the Bering Sea

KNOM’s AM transmitter is overdue for a replacement. A recent grant from a regional Alaska nonprofit puts the station within striking distance of the funds needed for this crucial overhaul. Can you help?

Read More

July 1971: Thanks to a nurse, a last-minute fix

July 13, 1971 One day before scheduled sign-on, a copper strap burns apart in the antenna tuning unit, removing the antenna from the transmitter. Six small resistors burn in the transmitter’s final section. In isolated Nome, they are impossible to replace. However, support nurse Kitty Orris (pictured, in the middle of the photo) has just escorted a…

Read More