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Talk Shows

Josh and Margaret host Sounding Board

We’d love for you to talk back. From September to May, KNOM’s talk shows – Sounding Board and Touchstone – offer Western Alaskans the chance to make their voices heard.

KNOM’s call-in shows are a forum for discussion, interaction, and respectful debate: on topics ranging from political elections to public health to Alaska Native culture.

Sounding Board

Sounding Board is KNOM’s flagship talk show.

Currently in its 13th season, Sounding Board airs once a month – on Thursdays at 10am (from September to May) – and has covered such topics as the Rock Creek Mine (in Nome), fishing in Western Alaska, smoking, vandalism, suicide, and many other pressing issues in our region.

Sounding Board is hosted on a rotational basis by two of KNOM’s on-air staff; the show keeps the conversation going with live calls and emails.

On Sounding Board, it’s your hour and your show. What do you want to say?


Touchstone – airing on selected Fridays at 10am – offers Western Alaskans the chance to discuss an important topic with an expert or special authority in that field.

Past Touchstone shows have addressed the H1N1 Flu, public safety, and many other topics; a series of Touchstones featured the 2006 Alaska gubernatorial candidates (Tony Knowles, Andrew Halcro, and Sarah Palin).

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