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Lance Johnson, Community DJ

Man stands behind radio microphone with racks of CDs behind him.

Lance Johnson in KNOM studios, June 2018. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

Lance Johnson hails from the Civil-War-rich Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It’s a region steeped in Americana, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Lance features so much of it on his Thursday-night roots-music show, “The Roadhouse Ramble.”

Lance brings to his weekly shows a wealth of prior experience in radio, as well as a wide array of interests and a passion for community service. On top of a love for roots music, folk, Americana, and blues — all of which he celebrates on the “Ramble” — Lance also once fronted a glam-metal band called Tuff Skinz, Inc.

Before coming to Nome, Lance spent fifteen years as the Program Director for a 4-H Center in the Lower 48. And that’s not all; in his own words, Lance “failed miserably trying to be an actor on a Woody Allen film, and is not ashamed to admit he enjoys watching the Food Network.”

When he’s not in the studio – or cooking, or playing music – Lance says he “spends much of his free time missing many moose while hunting; donating several lures to the Nome and Solomon Rivers; and getting stuck in the middle of nowhere trying, yet again, to fix his snowmachine (Western Alaskan parlance for ‘snowmobile’).”

Hear Lance Johnson on Thursdays on “The Roadhouse Ramble.”

Man smiles, standing in front of radio microphone and sound board.

Lance Johnson in KNOM studios, June 2018. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.