Thank you for walking alongside the mission. As we approach KNOM’s birthday on July 14, it’s a season to reflect on who we are, who we have been and who we are becoming.  When we’re hiking through the wilderness, it’s important to check our gear. Is our backpack heavier than it needs to be? Do…

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KNOM needs your prayers. In recent months, the radio mission has been hit hard by staffing shortages. As you may know, workplaces around the country are seeing employees move, resign, or find different careers altogether. In rural Alaska, where finding specialized staff comes with extra challenges, the trend puts a great deal of pressure on…

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A landscape of Diomede, Alaska, in wintertime: a small airplane sits on a runway made of ice, with village houses nestled at the base of a steep hill in the background.

The village of Diomede, perched on a small rocky island, is one of the most remote communities in Western Alaska. This summer, the village leadership is taking drastic steps to help their community survive. Currently, leaders say their lack of essential services make Diomede living challenging. “We still have to haul our own water. We…

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On November 22, the KNOM business office received a thank you letter from a village listener who received a radio and booster in the mail. If you gave to the “$50 for 50 years” radio giveaway, this letter is for you. “I was pleasantly surprised to receive an unexpected gift from KNOM. Entertainment, broadcast news,…

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FM transmitter tower

As the mission hit the milestone of 50 years on the air in July, esteemed leaders in the community spoke publicly about the impact of KNOM has had over the years. It is clear that KNOM’s long-term presence in Western Alaska has empowered growth and engaged local listeners to tell their stories and instigate transformation…

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“Plan for the worst, hope for the best” was our strategy for the journey through the quagmire of last fiscal’s year prolonged pandemic-related challenges. Most charities had a rough year. In FY 21 (which lasted from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021) KNOM was 0.5% under budget for expenses and 11.6% over budget for…

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January The year begins with the arrival of vaccines for COVID-19 in Nome. Western Alaska is one of the first regions in the Untied States to receive the vaccine, and several communities rally to slow the infection rate. Also, a brave power crew in Unalakleet repair an overhead line in the middle of a major…

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