We conclude the August Static with great news — and a few updates from last month’s newsletter.
- We’re happy to report that our fundraising goal for our studio construction project, the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, now stands past the two-thirds mark (of our $1M goal), at $681,489.63. Included within this sum are a $25,000 donation from the Amaturo Family Foundation and a combination of grant and matching grant funds from the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, also totaling $25,000.
- As work on our August newsletter wraps up, construction work in July is proceeding more slowly than we’d hoped, mostly due to the challenging lack of skilled workers in Nome. However, we’re still expecting that our studio building will be a completed office space, ready for equipment, by the end of the season. We ask for prayers for the work of our construction crew and for our ongoing fundraising efforts. As always, you can learn more about our project throughout this website.
- We have a new award to add to the shelves! Dayneé Rosales (pictured) recently received a 2014 Communicator Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for her work both writing and producing our 2013 traditional Christmas play. Her production, “Mindy, the Ugly Christmas Sweater,” clearly impressed the judges as much as it did our listeners. Congratulations to Dayneé!
- KNOM Radio is one of only five finalists for the 2014 Marconi Award for Religious Station of the Year; it’s an award given by the National Association of Broadcasters honoring overall excellence in broadcasting. Of course, we’ll let you know the outcome of this nomination in future newsletters, but as they say, it truly is an honor just to be nominated. So from all of us at KNOM, thank you for your support, and congrats!