2016-2017 volunteers Karen Trop, Lauren Frost, Tyler Stup, and Davis Hovey hold a KNOM Radio banner under a particularly vivid, green-colored instance of the Northern lights near Nome.

For more than five decades, volunteers have come to Nome to give a year or more of service. In concert with supporters like you, the mission’s commitment — to serve Western Alaska with faith, inspiration, news, and education, through radio — has remained constant.

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Nick Hanson, from the very top of a large, wooden structure, looks down on children sitting on the floor of the Kiana school gymnasium.

KNOM endeavors to connect with listeners, on the air and face to face. Recently, volunteer producer Lauren Frost had the chance to do both during a special youth summit in rural Kiana, Alaska.

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Eileen and Ashley Moses hold their pets inside the Elim Fire Hall

Veterinary services are rare — and greatly needed — in rural Alaska. A recent episode of KNOM’s “Story49” documents how a new organization is filling the gap; it takes listeners to the front lines of where pets and pet owners need care the most.

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