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Karen Trop, Volunteer Producer

Karen Trop hails from Macungie, Pennsylvania, and is a 2016 graduate of Vermont’s Bennington College, where she majored in art history and also deepened her interests in history, literature, and anthropology.

Karen came to KNOM in June 2016 and works in the production department led by program director Laura Collins. Karen deejays the Morning Show on KNOM from 7am to 10am. She also hosts a late night Saturday show, “Midnight Breakfast.” When she’s not on the air, she works on both short- and long-form specialty programming. She writes and produces many of the original radio “spots” — on a variety of inspirational or educational subjects — that KNOM airs throughout each broadcast day in place of commercials (since our station is non-profit).

She also creates new episodes of our in-house monthly series Dearest Alaska, which presents “audio postcards”: the sounds of distinctive moments in our unique corner of the world, a way of understanding rural Alaska through sound. This year, she is developing a new season of Caught Doing Something Good, an interview series focusing on the positive impact of youth in our region, a show first developed by KNOM alumnus Matty Guiffre.