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A special trip, in search of song

Volunteer Josh Cunningham recently took a very special trip as a correspondent for KNOM. Josh went to the southwestern Alaska city of Bethel for the Cama-i (chuh-MY) Dance Festival, one of the largest and most significant annual cultural celebrations in the state. KNOM regularly sends its full-time volunteers to cover important regional and local events…

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A Warm Hello.

Bethel is known for its taxi services.  In fact, the city is estimated to have one cab for every 84 individuals. Yet I stood in the blowing snow on Thursday morning outside of the Bethel airport and could not for the life of me figure out how the Taxi system worked in Bethel.  Despite my…

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TouchStone: Snowmachine Travel Safety and Preparedness

This Friday on TouchStone (April 5, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about snowmachine trip safety and preparedness. How do you prepare for safe snowmachine travel between villages? What emergency gear do you bring with you? Do you have tips for staying safe? How do you discern the safety of the weather conditions before heading out…

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March 2002: The impact of technology in rural Alaska

March 8, 2002 Volunteer Ryan Conarro produces a series of KNOM Profiles on the impact of modern technology in bush Alaska. One of the persons Ryan speaks with is Barb Pungowiyi, coordinator of Native programs for Nome Public Schools. “Some people might say technology is one of the reasons why our culture is being lost,”…

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Howling winds outside, and a mentorship in our newsroom

The winds are howling and the snow is flying as Alaska’s winter continues into 2013. The KNOM weather reports help families stay safe and plan their winter travel. However, one unaware traveler recently had to be rescued by helicopter from an ice floe due to extreme north winds (which separated the sea ice nearest Nome from its…

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Waking up to KNOM

KNOM listenership is perhaps never greater than in the mornings. Walk down the streets of a Western Alaskan community on any given morning, and you’re likely to hear the KNOM Morning Show spilling out of automobile radios and through open windows; you’ll hear KNOM’s morning news and weather being played at the post office, the…

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December 2003: “No more powerful medium…”

December 26, 2003 A board member of Alaska’s Breast Cancer Detection Center writes, thanking the station for its free announcements that help to make a village mammogram program a great success: Many of the patients reported that they had heard about it on KNOM… This was the first time we had tried to market village…

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Conversations in rural Alaska

A regular part of our mission is to send our hardworking volunteers to the rural, isolated villages in our listening area, especially when events rally those communities together around a particular cause. Last month, volunteers Eva DeLappe and Lucus Keppel visited one of the communities closest to KNOM: Teller, a village on the coast of…

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Meet Margaret

Our mission’s new volunteer news reporter, Margaret DeMaioribus, arrived at KNOM in late summer and has hit the ground running. On weekdays, our listeners hear her voice in weather forecasts and news reports on the latest developments happening in their communities. Margaret has a diverse background. She graduated in 2009 from West Chester University of…

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Sounding Board: Community Involvement

This Thursday on Sounding Board (October 25, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about community involvement. Big or small, there are many things we do on a daily basis that affect our community at large. What can you do to have a positive effect in your community? Why do you think it’s important to get involved…

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