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The Nome Static, June 2015

Farewell, Betsy

Betsy Brennan on Nome's Middle Beach

Summertime at KNOM is always a bittersweet season of hellos and goodbyes, with the turnover of service terms for our full-time volunteers. But this year, we have one more “goodbye” to say: to former-volunteer-turned-staffer Betsy Brennan.

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Spring Awards for KNOM

Kristin, Matthew, and David, holding AK Press Club awards

This spring has been an exceptionally award-winning season for our small radio mission. In the past month, we’ve been humbled with awards for excellence in broadcasting and online content from two different respected media organizations.

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The Importance… of Giving Back

Courtney with Jake Kenick in a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest

It was a proud moment both for the Nome community and for KNOM early last month, as a local theatre production brought a few of our full-time volunteers into the arts scene of our region — and brought a taste of 1890s England to 2010s Alaska.

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A “Restorative” Trip to Wales

Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel in Wales, Alaska

For news volunteers Francesca Fenzi and Jenn Ruckel, a recent reporting trip to the small community of Wales, Alaska offered the special opportunity not only to build new relationships with our region, but also to deepen existing ones — and to immerse themselves, a bit more, in the incredible place we serve.

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