It’s the time of year when we’re recruiting for the next class of KNOM volunteers, the lifeblood of our daily efforts in rural Alaska. As we prepare for future generations of KNOMers, we’re also reminded of the lives that have been changed, and special connections forged, during more than four decades of volunteer service in Nome.
Volunteer news reporter Emily Russell recently returned from two special places well within KNOM’s listening range, Stebbins and Koyuk, Alaska, both of which welcomed her warmly: with hospitality, stories, and fish.
Maddie gets into the race season groove.
Maddie documents the changes in her life since her recent trip to Anchorage.
Maddie mentally and physically prepares for her first trip to the city since arriving in Nome.
Maddie sits down with herself to ask and answer some important questions.
Our newest staffer at KNOM is Margaret DeMaioribus, a volunteer alumna who’s returned to Nome, and our mission, to coordinate our current volunteer program, to reach out to our local community, and to recruit the next generation of KNOMers from colleges and universities.
Our 2015-16 volunteers, like so many of their predecessors, are embracing a tradition of selfless service during the holidays, banding together with each other — and with our communities — as they spend the holidays away from their hometowns and family.
Maddie gets into the Christmas spirit and begins to think about her six month nome-aversary.
Maddie thinks about the meaning of awards as she spends time in the KNOM lobby/trophy room.