To date, KNOM’s benefactors have designated more than $20,000 for radios for village residents – enough for around 400 radios.

With the help of a listener in Shishmaref, KNOM’s engineers found a cost-effective radio and antenna booster-combination that will catch KNOM’s signal. The staff is eager to start mailing them out later this spring, just in time for families to bring radios to fish camp for the summer.

Thank you for celebrating 50 years with KNOM!


  1. Stephen Schreiter on March 5, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Curious as to radio and booster (passive loop antenna?) chosen.

    Steve N9BVN

    • KJ McElwee on April 14, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Stephen,

      Thank you for your patience. It has, surprisingly, taken quite a long time to find a manufacturer that could sell us all the radios we needed. We ended up buying the TecSun AN-100/200 radio and antenna booster. It is interesting to learn how few radios are in circulation these days – and makes this project even more significant.