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‘Dear Friend of KNOM…’ (April 2019)

Bishop Fulton Sheen once said that “unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” KNOM’s Holy Week programming is modified from the usual playlists and newscasts to reflect the solemnity of the liturgies, then crescendos with the broadcast of Mass live from St. Joseph Catholic Church on Easter…

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Too Little Ice, Too Much Snow

A landscape image of the Bering Sea coast near Nome, showing open water and scattered icebergs.

Western Alaska temperatures have been trending higher, coastal sea ice cover is far below normal, and storm after storm has brought one of the greatest snow accumulations in Nome history.

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Bishop Chad Visits Nome

Bishop smiles at camera while seated inside radio studio behind microphone.

Bishop Chad Zielinski recently visited Nome, and KNOM studios, as part of a tour of parishes throughout the Diocese of Fairbanks, which includes the far-flung parishes of Western Alaska and the KNOM listening area.

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A Win for Western Alaska

The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race returned to Alaska for its 47th running last month. After 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes, and 6 seconds, Bethel musher Pete Kaiser became the first Yup’ik person to claim an Iditarod championship.

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From the GM’s Desk (April 2019)

“More sunlight this time of year and energy from races brings hope and excitement. Spring and summer are right around the corner. Hope also blossoms with a visit and blessing of the station by Bishop Chad Zielinski. KNOM is here to companion on the journey of life in each season: the dark and the light;…

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‘Dear Friend of KNOM…’ (March 2019)

The values of KNOM make the mission radiate Christ: being a friend and companion while providing respectful service based on Catholic ideals. With all three values working in concert, the heart of the mission beats strong and steady, unobtrusively, and with great love. Take away any value, and the mission loses its breath.

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MRI to Save Lives

Group of people smiling and laughing inside Nome hospital as woman holds large scissors up to gold-colored ribbon.

A new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine at the Nome hospital will save lives. That’s according to Preston Rookok, board member for the Norton Sound Health Corporation. The new machine will also save money and travel time.

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Here Come the Dogs

Aaron Burmeister at the Ceremonial Start, Iditarod 2014

The Iditarod, leading dozens of mushers and hundreds of dogs across 1,000 miles of wilderness, is an annual source of fascination and excitement for KNOM listeners. But “race season” isn’t just about sled dogs.

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