Producer Karen Trop, with your support, has brought the energy, spirit, and creativity of rural Alaska’s youth to the airwaves in recent months — as part of her “audio postcard” series “Dearest Alaska.”
Episodes of KNOM’s “Elder Voices” have been recorded and produced to preserve the stories of Western Alaska’s cherished community members. These stories mean so much, and they’re made possible thanks to you.
It’s the time of year for the sled dog and snowmachine races that traverse the rural wilds of Alaska and captivate the attention of people across the state. Race season is back.
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.
On December 19, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group voted to support changes to four different proposals on hunting regulations: most notably, the establishment of registration permit hunts within hunting units 21, 23, 24, and 26.
Christmastime in rural Alaska is accentuated by the winter solstice, when days begin to brighten. KNOM programming reflects this time of birth, hope, and light, too.
Thanks to your support, the faithful in Western Alaska can hear the weekly Gospel readings and the Word of God at Sunday Mass — even in the many communities where there is no local clergy.
At the beginning of each service year, our year-long volunteers spend a weekend in retreat, preparing for the challenges and joys of the year to come.
Davis, Tyler, Karen, and Lauren talk transportation: what mode of transportation they prefer to use, how they all arrived in Nome, and why they came here.
One of the last projects of KNOM volunteer Emily Russell, prior to her departure from Nome, was to compile a series of photographs of Stebbins, Alaska, which she visited twice in her ’15-’16 term. It’s part of our new series, #FocusWesternAK.