Extreme weather tends to persist well into springtime in Western Alaska. It’s a season of transformation — during which accurate radio broadcasting remains vital.
Spring is back in Alaska, and Tyler’s ready. “I can’t overstate how excited I am for the sun to come back,” he says. “When I close my eyes, I can taste the blueberries, cloudberries, and salmon that will soon start to appear on our table.”
Maddie makes it her goal to spend as much time as possible outside with the changing seasons.
As springtime arrives in the sub-Arctic, the melting of our region’s ice cover is one of the clearest signs of the new season. It’s no surprise that ice — especially the lack of it — been a frequent subject of KNOM News’ recent stories.
New light is beaming down on our mission these days: both indoors and out. Not only are Western Alaska’s daylight hours increasing rapidly, but we’re also continuing our initiative to replace our studios’ fluorescent lights with brighter and more energy-efficient LEDs.
“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.
Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”
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You’ll often find KNOM’s dedicated news team – including volunteers Eva DeLappe and Margaret DeMaioribus, pictured – reporting on location in Nome, despite our region’s often-inclement…
Last week, Josh and I went on a bike ride after work. It was a clear, sunny night in the tundra north of Nome. It was…