It’s with a great sense of bittersweetness that we report the departure of a KNOM staffer with deep roots and an extensive history at our mission. As she departs for new horizons, longtime program director Kelly Brabec shares some of her reflections on what KNOM has meant over the years; it’s a mission, she says, that’s “formulated who I am today.”
Maddie recounts a recent journey with friends to a cabin off in the wilderness.
Maddie contemplates the line between dreams and reality when it comes to a recent trip to Wales.
Maddie contemplates the idea of culture shock through the lens of her first few months in Nome.
Each new generation of KNOM volunteers — including our brand-new, 2015-2016 class — becomes part of a long history that stretches back to even before our first broadcast.
This month, we’re bidding a final goodbye to our volunteer class of 2015, with a special focus on our production volunteers: Caitlin, Courtney, and Kristin.
Volunteer alumni Margaret DeMaioribus and Josh Cunningham, who became close friends during their shared volunteer year, recently brought their service experiences full-circle through a special reunion trip to Nome.
New volunteer Maddie reflects on all the things she never imagined she would be doing before she arrived in Alaska.
It’s summer: the time of new beginnings for our volunteers. We’d like to share two small traditions that have become cherished parts of the season.
Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.