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Posts Tagged ‘Volunteer Work at KNOM’

Alumni Memories: Telling Stories, by Rev. Jesse Zink

KNOM Radio Mission stands on the shoulders of all the volunteers that have come before. For one, two or three years they give of their time and talents to enrich the airwaves and the mission of KNOM Radio. As they move on, volunteers take with them a wealth of experiences, memories, and relationships. Former volunteer…

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41 candles on our birthday cake!

On July 14, 1971, a dedicated staff of volunteers helped to launch a new kind of radio station. KNOM signed on as a mission radio station: a unifying source of inspiration, education, news, and entertainment. Today, KNOM is the oldest Catholic radio station in the United States. Over the years, we have heard so many…

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Family Visit

My family is here!!!! I know that I have been counting down to this visit for awhile. My family visiting me has been a major event for me to look forward to for months. Now that they are here, along with one of my best friends, Alexandra, I have been crazy busy entertaining, giving tours,…

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Profile: Grace at the Garbage Dump

Former KNOM news reporter Jesse Zink has published a book about his time as a missionary in South Africa. Grace at the Garbage Dump explores his work and experience in a poor community. Zink helped patients struggling with HIV and AIDS, worked in microcredit programs, and tutored English students. He says cultural understanding was an…

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Village Detour

This past week I had the opportunity to visit one of the native villages in our listening region.  The village of Wales is just about 45 minutes away from Nome by plane, and its population numbers around 150 people. I stayed overnight, sleeping at the public school, which has about 40 students, 13 in Junior…

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Far From Home for the Holidays

Sunday was Easter, and like most holidays in Nome – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years – the KNOM volunteers are far from their loved ones by virtue of their, well, being KNOM volunteers. In my year and a half as a volunteer, I’ve learned that there’s one silver lining to not being able to spend that…

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Iditarod: This is it!

I just came back from first mic’ing my last 9am Iditarod update. The lead mushers were out of White Mountain this morning, finishing up a mandatory eight hour rest at the second-to-last checkpoint on the trail before they cross the finish line under the burled arch in Nome. In a few hours, maybe as early…

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Solar Storms, Crab Cleaning, and Iditarod

Hi!  Bekah here, The past few nights have been predicted to have massive amounts of solar activity, and that means the potential for great Northern Lights is significantly increased!  Hopefully a Aurora viewing expedition will be in the works tonight or tomorrow night, and that it will also be successful!  I heard that as far…

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