Last year, across the country, high school graduations took many forms. In Nome, as regular readers of this newsletter may remember, the high school collaborated with KNOM for a special on-air graduation combined with a vehicle procession through the city.

This year’s graduates at Nome-Beltz High School asked principal Jay Thomas if their ceremony, too, could be on the radio rather than return to the usual pomp and circumstance.

Les Brown, KNOM’s longest-running volunteer – now in his fifth decade of service to the mission – joined forces with Tony Calumet, general manager, to make the graduation ceremony a live radio event students are unlikely to forget.

Image at top: From the vehicle procession of Nome-Beltz High School’s 2020 graduation.