The cultures of Western Alaska are strong, beautiful, faithful, and resilient. By embracing culture, KNOM’s programming highlights the strength and history that lives on in these traditions. For nearly fifty years, KNOM has been honored to not only witness, but record, amplify, and share cultural resources and values. Regular programs like “Elder Voices,” Native music,…

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The Nome community sprang into action on August 30, when 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk disappeared. Like many in the area, Billie Jean Miller of Nome was heartbroken to see the report that she was missing. They played basketball together as girls and Okpealuk, who is a few years older than Miller, became a trusted friend off…

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An influx of empty containers and hazardous marine waste has washed up in beach communities across Western Alaska this year. Those involved in the cleanup say it’s most likely coming from the other side of the Bering Strait. “There are lot of water bottles, but some of it is butane, some of it penetrating oil…

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Fuel prices in Nome dropped by more than a dollar in August. At one location, they were as low as $3.69. With prices often more than $6 per gallon, the drop was a rare and welcome start to the hunting season. Elsewhere, the drop in crude oil prices globally impacted gas prices at the start…

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Engineers Van Craft and Les Brown returned to Nome in the late summer to check off a number of technical fixes around the station. The fuel tank for the diesel generator, located at the radio station building, is being updated. The new 500-gallon tank is less susceptible to erosion or outside damage. Also, a fence…

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Listeners can now tune in to Vatican & World News every day at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., immediately following National Native News. The daily fifteen-minute newscast is produced by the Vatican and features international and ecclesiastical news.

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