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Stebbins cheerleaders, gleefully practicing their routines.

Cheer from Alaska Youth

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.”

Community elder Betty Segock in her home in Elim, Alaska.

Wisdom from Alaska Elders

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.

Race Season is Back

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.

The KNOM AM transmitter site, surrounded by snowy tundra.

AM Transmitter Woes

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.

Gospel Truth

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.

Summer in Stebbins, Alaska: resident Bernard Abouchuk sits on the beach in anticipation of a seal, which is hunted as a subsistence food. Photo: Emily Russell, KNOM.

Snapshots of Stebbins, Alaska

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.