From A to Z,
we’re always Yours for Western Alaska.
Remember the great sounds and psychedelic styles of the 1960s with 60s at 6! Frank Sinatra, Herman’s Hermits, The Beatles, and lots more: we let the music roll.
Make your Saturday-morning breakfast to the sounds of the Bee Gees, Steve Miller Band, and lots more from those glorious 1970s. It’s non-stop 70s ‘til 8am.
Join Tara Cicatello for your mid-day, mid-week fix of country music!
Marjorie Tahbone, Kunaq (COO-knock), is your host for a unique blend of music every Wednesday morning. Kunaq plays music with origins in, or informed by, the culture and traditions of Alaska Native peoples and indigenous cultures around the world — alongside selections from world music, rock, and pop genres. Alianait Radio is a listener favorite.
A two hour internationally syndicated radio show broadcast from Dick Robinson’s studio aboard his motor yacht “Airwaves,” home ported in Palm Beach, FL. The show treats listeners to a entertaining, high-energy, swinging program featuring music from the Great American Songbook performed by contemporary stars as well as all-time greats like Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Famous guests drop in on the party and Robinson shares interviews from his long career.
Saturday: 12midnight-3am and 6-9pm
He’s a legend: Casey Kasem has been keeping tabs on America’s pop charts for more than a generation. Now, you can hear his original, vintage shows from the 1970s every weekend. Relive the days of disco, progressive rock, and bellbottoms!
Friday: 7-8pm; Sunday: 11pm-12mid
A one-hour public radio program – heard on more than 150 stations across North America – exploring universal truths common to all creative expression. Discover useful tools and information to help you explore your own creative process: whether it is music, writing, visual arts, or just living your life as a work of art. Co-hosts and executive producers: John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt.
Learn more about Art of the Song on their website.
Currently inactive; archived episodes available online
A show that captures the stories of young people in our region, intended to spread awareness of the good things they are doing in Western Alaska. Each episode features an interview with a Western Alaskan student and puts a spotlight on the impact he or she is having in the community.
Monday-Friday: 7:30am and 8:30am
One minute of national news from CNN News.
What’s happening in Nome and throughout Western Alaska today and in the next few days? Find out during this quick, community-driven segment of our Morning Show.
On Monday nights, Will spins a mix of country and rock ‘n’ roll, new and old. He takes requests, too!
It’s the country side of the golden oldies, every Saturday morning! Start up your weekend with the traditional voices of country and western music.
Every night: 9:16pm
A Roman Catholic prayer devotion based on the visions of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska. The chaplet’s prayers are specifically focused on mercy; they’re often (but not always) said using Rosary beads. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is the newest part of our daily 9pm devotional hour.
Two songs in a row with a common link between them: the same artist, the same year, the same place, or even the very same song (covered by two different artists).
Monday-Tuesday: 1-3pm; Wednesday-Friday: 1-2pm
It’s KNOM’s signature blend of many different musical styles, mixed in with local announcements and spots.
Thursday and Sunday: 2-3pm
Earthsongs, as their website describes, “explore(s) Native influences that help shape and define contemporary American music.” The show is a syndicated product of Native Voice 1 and is hosted by Alexis Sallee.
Currently inactive; archived episodes available online
The personal reflections and stories of an elder from Western Alaska. The elders of Alaska Native communities are deeply respected for their exceptional cultural knowledge and experience. We are honored to share their insights and memories.
Every night: 9:30pm
The Rosary is one of the most beloved of Catholic prayers, and on KNOM, it’s one of our oldest traditions. Join us for the Rosary: 9:30 every night, with devotional and reflective music throughout the 9pm hour.
Recall the golden age of Hollywood with these half-hour, vintage radio dramas – originally broadcast in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s – that offer entertaining stories and timeless family values.
Each week, join us on a retro visit with the stars of the past – voices like Gregory Peck, Natalie Wood, Bob Hope, and Shirley Temple – for an uplifting, humorous, and meaningful look into family life. These compelling dramas offer inspiring insights into how to build unity within your family.
After each show, we keep the nostalgic spirit going with music from the 1940s and ’50s.
Daily (when available*): 12:25 and 5:25pm
If it’s summer, it’s time to go fishing! The Alaska Department of Fish and Game keeps us up-to-date on fishing conditions and season openings/closures, and we air the latest reports as part of our 12pm and 5pm hotline programs.
*Airs only during summer fishing season.
Saturday: 3-5pm; Sunday: 7-9pm
Host Jim Blum collects the best in traditional and contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio performances, and live concert recordings.
Learn more on the Folk Alley website.
It’s a combination of a themed music show and a request show. Tune in each weekday to hear music of a particular theme, and contribute a song, yourself!
Travel around the country and across the globe with Friday Field Trip, as we explore the popular music being created in or inspired by a particular place.
Explore the vibrant musical currents of America’s Gulf Coast, especially New Orleans — the birthplace of jazz — and related musical styles. Blues, Dixieland, jazz, zydeco, and lots more: brought to you by DJ Sweet T.
See Village Hotlines.
Thursday: 6pm and 10pm
What issues and events are affecting religion in today’s world? What can different faith traditions learn from each other? How are they changing, and how are they responding to – and influencing – the world around them? Explore these questions and more with Interfaith Voices, “the nation’s leading religion news magazine on public radio.”
Friday: 8pm (starting August 28, 2015)
Salute the musicians and music of early jazz, hot jazz, and swing with Jazz Rhythm, hosted by Dave Radlauer. Discover the people who helped to shape jazz in its early days, as well as the contemporary musicians who are keeping the traditional styles alive.
Visit Jazz Rhythm’s own website for more information.
What jobs are available in your region? Who’s hiring, and what kinds of people are they looking for? Find out with Job File: brought to you by the Nome Job Center.
David spins jazz music from throughout the decades every Friday night. Swing into your weekend with jazz stars from Duke Ellington to Herbie Hancock.
*KNOM Jazz will be retired after its final show on August 21, 2015.
Dave Coler spins an hour of exceptional live music, with bands from The Grateful Dead to The Oscar Peterson Trio and everything in between. Discover music recorded on-stage and in-the-moment.
Monday-Friday: 7:31am and 8:31am
The latest news stories impacting Western Alaska, presented in abbreviated form, plus today’s weather for your region. Learn more about our newscasts.
Monday-Friday: 7:02am, 8:02am, 9:02am, 12:02pm, 5:02pm
The most important stories, current events, and issues affecting Western Alaskans; weekday newscasts include stories on Alaska Native cultures, subsistence, education and educators, energy, politics, the state legislature, and lots more.
Note: The Regional Weather Forecast follows after KNOM Update News.
Monday, Thursday: 3-6pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 4-6pm
Hang out with Courtney and wind your way into the evening with music from the 1950s through today, plus announcements for what’s happening in your region.
Tuesday-Friday: 10am-12noon (11am-12noon on Thursdays when Sounding Board airs)
Ric holds sway on late weekday mornings. He’s got the music and announcements to get you into your work day (or stay-at-home day!). Listen for the occasional song from the 1940s – as well as our signature mix of music from the 50s through today.
Sunday: 6:30pm; does not air the third Sunday of the month
Every week it’s a different story steeped in the culture and traditions of Alaska Native peoples.
*This program is a revitalized version of the retired show Eskimo Stories and Legends.
Kelly gets lost in the decade of glam metal, new wave, and arena rock (and more) on Lost in the 80s! Hear U2, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, Michael Jackson, Men Without Hats, Flock of Seagulls, and all your 80s favorites.
Monday-Friday: 9:10am, 12:10pm, and 5:10pm; Saturday-Sunday: 9:02am, 12:10pm, and 5:10pm
Weather forecasts for Western Alaska’s coastal waters, brought to you by the National Weather Service. Learn more about our weather forecasts.
Our Regional Weather Forecast follows after Marine Weather.
When a priest is in Nome, we broadcast the Catholic Mass live from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Join us for the celebration of the Mass!
*If no priest is in town, we still broadcast the Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest, led by Deacon Bob Froehle. If neither a priest nor Deacon Bob are available, you’ll hear a prerecorded Mass service from the Passionist community at 10:30am. (See The Passionist Mass.)
Only a title this long could capture a show this big! Dave Coler keeps it rockin’ on Saturday afternoons with ample doses of classic rock, folk, and even a bit of world music. Listen for a few spins on the record player: Dave always pulls out the vinyl.
Every week, the spotlight shines on a different artist. Discover a new singer-songwriter or band every Monday.
Kick off your weekday mornings with The Morning Show! Listen for music, trivia, talk, and regular giveaways.
Featuring the angelic voices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Music and the Spoken Word provides weekly liturgical reflection and sacred music for Sunday morning.
Monday-Thursday: 12midnight-7am and 11pm-12midnight;
Monday-Friday: 12midnight-7am (only);
Let the music play! If you’re up late (or up early), count on KNOM for the blend of music that sets us apart. Every hour has songs from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today, plus a bit of Alaska Native music and Christian rock.
Saturday and Sunday (new day!): 12:30pm and 5:30pm (after 12:15 and 5:15pm hotlines)
Got a song you’re dying to hear? Request it! We spin only your requests, every weekend afternoon and evening. If we’ve got it, you’ll hear it.
With Ric at the helm, it’s nonstop music from the 1960s and 1970s every Monday. Venture back into the ’60s during the 10am hour, and then to the ’70s from 11am to 12noon.
Weekdays: 9:10am, 1:02pm
A syndicated product of Native Voice 1 (NV1), National Native News is, per their website, a specialized news program that “provides listeners with relevant, timely coverage on Native American and Indigenous communities.” Learn more on the webpages of National Native News and of Native Voice 1.
See KNOM Update News, KNOM News Headlines, KNOM Weekend Update, or CNN News Headlines.
Obie Simonis keeps the alternative, classic, and contemporary rock going, every Sunday afternoon.
Sunday: 8am and 10:30am (10:30am airing is replaced with live Mass from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nome, if available)
Sunday morning Catholic Mass, recorded by the Passionist community in Riverdale, New York.
Periodically on Monday-Friday: 9:15am and 5:20pm (after weather)
Extended interviews with influential voices and experts in our region, or features on current events or cultural topics affecting Western Alaskans. Learn more about Profiles and listen to the latest episodes.
Airs periodically, when available.
Tuesday: 3pm and 10pm
Hosted by KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures.
PWMH playlists include well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music.
To learn more, visit Putumayo on the web.
Daily: 2 minutes after some broadcast hours
Rain? Sleet? Snow? Wind? Get the forecast for your area with our top-of-the-hour forecasts, provided by the National Weather Service. Learn more about our weather forecasts.
See Music Request Shows.
Dance the night away on Reverberation! Todd spins great dance music both old and new, every Saturday.
Lance keeps our Thursday nights filled with great roots music, including John Prine, Steve Earle, and lots more.
See The Family Rosary or the Rosary Devotional Hour (below).
Every night: 9pm
An hour of devotional, reflective music, leading up to and following The Divine Mercy Chaplet at 9:16pm and The Family Rosary at 9:30pm.
See Music Request Shows.
Monday-Friday: 7:15am (during The Morning Show)
Sacred music, liturgical reflection, and thoughtful commentary for the Christian week. Presented by St. Olaf College.
You can find more information about Sing for Joy on their website.
Thursdays: 10am (September-May)
Our flagship talk show, Sounding Board is your chance to share your thoughts and experiences on something that’s affecting your life and your region. Join us each week for a new discussion on a new topic: it’s your hour and your show. Make your voice heard: give us a call or send us a message.
Contribute to Sounding Board on the web! Find out what we’re talking about this week, listen to our promo, and leave your comments at this week’s Sounding Board page.
See Music Request Shows.
Third Sunday of the month, 6:30pm; and the Thursday following, 3pm
A program offering those in Western Alaska an opportunity to share, record, and preserve the stories of their lives. These personal and unique stories remind us of our shared humanity, reinforce our connections, and encourage the understanding that both the big and small events of our everyday lives truly do matter. An original KNOM production.
If you live in Alaska and are interested in learning more about Story 49 – or would like to participate – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 443-5221.
Sunday: 2-6am, and periodically from 6am to 12noon
Spiritual (and sometimes classical) music for Sunday mornings.
It’s a show where all the songs are about the same thing… more or less. Songs about love, songs about animals, songs about food, and lots more.
Periodically on Friday: 10am
A call-in show that explores a topic of regional interest with the help of an expert or authority in that field. Share your thoughts, ask questions, and keep the conversation going. Learn more about our talk shows.
Every Tuesday, delve into the sounds of a specific year in music history.
Todd has lots of great music to share, from artists and bands you may not know. Go Under the Radar with great independent and progressive music, every Tuesday.
Some of the best undiscovered and under-appreciated music from Christian artists. Host Dave Trout shares stories, spiritual insights, and exclusive artist interviews to showcase the depth of faith and creativity found in today’s Christian music. Brought to you by the Westar Media Group.
*Not to be confused with Todd Hindman‘s independent music show, Under the Radar, as described above.
Every day: 12:15pm and 5:15pm
One of KNOM’s oldest and most popular traditions: our Village Hotline program keeps you connected with what’s happening in your community, and it gives you the chance to send or receive messages within our Western Alaska listening range. Send a birthday greeting, an anniversary message, or something more urgent. Hotlines keep you in touch.
Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 6-7pm
Rick Eason remembers the sounds and styles of yesteryear with Vintage Oldies! Hear what bands were topping the pop charts in a given week, month, or year in music history, or explore the golden oldies through a particular theme or subject.
An upbeat and lively hour-long radio show about language: examined through history, culture, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies.
For more information, visit A Way with Words on the web.
It’s a new musical genre every Wednesday! From piano rock to bluegrass to dance music, sink your teeth into a different style over your Wednesday lunch.
Sunday: 7am, 10pm
Sacred choral music spanning a wide spectrum of Western classical music, from the Gothic period through the 21st century with occasional surprises from the non-Western tradition. The program, hosted by Peter DuBois, celebrates the seasons of the church year from a musical perspective, focusing on the richness and beauty of sacred music. With Heart and Voice began as a local Sunday morning program on WXXI-FM in 1975; it’s been broadcast nationally since 1989.