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Update News: November 20th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: With Stebbins still struggling to recover after storms, Kawerak and Sen. Donny Olson chartered a flight to meet with community members about their needs; AST in Nome celebrated the opening of it’s new building; State could be lead investor on large LNG project, according to new report out of DNR; Nome’s Joint…

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Near-hurricane-force winds projected for Western Alaska

Representatives from the National Weather Service say it will improve service to move remote positions to Anchorage and Fairbanks, where new technology is being employed to gather data. Locals want to ensure adequate coverage here, where unpredictable weather is the norm.

Severely high winds are coming to Western Alaska, according to ongoing forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service. Please take any precautions needed to prepare for the severe weather headed for our region. KNOM has received the following public safety announcement from the Nome Police Department. Please read this thoroughly. This information is provided……

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On-Air Update: Sunday, March 10 (5pm)

Mitch Seavey, Aaron Burmeister, and Jeff King lead the first wave of mushers from Unalakleet to Shaktoolik. Many others are waiting in Unalakleet, resting their dogs after the long run from Kaltag. In Sunday evening’s 5pm Iditarod update, KNOM’s Laureli Kinneen reports first-hand on the action in and out of Unalakleet. Daynee and Josh continue…

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January 2000: Blizzard!

January 16, 2000 A blizzard packing hurricane-force winds drops power lines at the KNOM transmitter site. The station’s emergency generator keeps it on the air for 16 hours before electricity is restored.

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December 2004: A Christmas storm

December 24, 2004 A deadly storm is approaching, and KNOM broadcasts ten minutes of weather warnings every hour. The gale strikes at 11 PM, dropping visibility to near zero until suppertime Christmas Day. Residents estimate that, as it funnels and gusts around the buildings of Nome, the wind’s velocity exceeds 80 MPH.

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November 1970: A short-lived Christmas star

November 26, 1970 A 3-foot, lighted Christmas star tops the 49-foot studio tower. Like five successors over the years, it is blown apart by wind before the end of the holidays. (The star’s modern successor – pictured at right – has proven to be much more wind-resistant!)

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November 1970: Waiting for the weather for tower construction

November 22, 1970 After three weeks of blizzards and winds, the weather has briefly cleared. Volunteers John Pfeifer and Tom Busch are belted to the AM tower at the 95-foot level, and eight others on the ground hoist the microwave receive antenna, which the pair install.  Weather closes in again, and work can’t resume for…

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Transition

It’s a time of transition at KNOM. Volunteers are packing up and leaving, their rooms a blank canvas of bed, desk, and dresser, awaiting a new occupant to make it his or her own. Schedules at work are shifting as people segue into new positions while awaiting new faces. Even the weather is changing, from…

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