KNOM’s traditional logo (below) was created by former volunteer Mary Yanikoski to celebrate KNOM’s 25th anniversary on July 14, 1996.
Christian symbols abound. The fish represents Christ, and the Alpha and Omega sail is supported by a cross. The fishers represent the many KNOM listeners who live off the land, as well as the KNOM staff, who are “fishers of men.”
Dog sledding is prominent in Western Alaska; the sled-dog team in the lower-right corner is similar to the Iditarod teams that still race to Nome each year.
Alaska’s unique and sometimes-severe weather influences daily life throughout our region; the image of KNOM’s signal beaming into the storm (in the upper-left corner) acknowledges that broadcasting weather forecasts can be life-saving.
Finally, the large figures in the lower-right section of the logo represent KNOM’s mission as a peacemaker. We hope that our presence helps to encourage people of many cultures to live together in harmony.