Engineers Van Craft and Les Brown returned to Nome in the late summer to check off a number of technical fixes around the station.
The fuel tank for the diesel generator, located at the radio station building, is being updated. The new 500-gallon tank is less susceptible to erosion or outside damage. Also, a fence line is being installed around the property for security.
Further, all seven digital studios were updated. This allows a growing staff of volunteers, staff, and community announcers to work on for interviews or recorded content simultaneously.
Image at top: Off to the Races – Nome’s annual Great Bathtub Race held each Labor Day is a rite of passage for KNOM volunteers. This year, the radio station took first place in the race. (It didn’t hurt the odds to have two former All-American runners on the team.)
Due to quarantine restrictions, Sophia DeSalvo was the only volunteer able to participate. Here she holds the award with teammates and community members Danielle Slingsby, Rosa Wright and T.J. Wright. Zach Slingsby is in the tub. (As they are all close family contacts, no masks were needed.)