KNOM’s general manager, Ric Schmidt, plans to retire this summer. The board of directors is currently working to recruit mission-minded candidates for this key leadership position.
KNOM’s AM transmitter, now in its third decade of service, is nearing the end of its usable life. As multiple outages in recent months have shown, the time has come to replace it.
A recent incident at KNOM’s AM transmitter site is but the latest example of the challenges of operating a radio station in a remote corner of the sub-Arctic.
On October 1st, staff, supporters, and friends of KNOM gathered to celebrate the dedication of the brand-new Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios. It was the realization of a five-year campaign, a vision made possible through the kind generosity, prayer, and support of so many.
In recent weeks, it’s been a tale of two studios at KNOM. As our brand-new, digital studios have become fully operational, our existing studio rooms have been getting a facelift.
On July 14, KNOM celebrated its 45th anniversary — while, at the same time, continuing to work towards our intended autumn launch timeline for our brand-new digital studios.
Recycling is a complicated and often-unwieldy — but still important — task in the Alaska Bush. That’s why we’re happy to spread the word about Nome’s annual e-waste recycling event — and why we participate ourselves.
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.
Each new generation of KNOM volunteers — including our brand-new, 2015-2016 class — becomes part of a long history that stretches back to even before our first broadcast.
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.