Summertime in Nome is always a special time, but this year there is hope in the air. As vaccination rates in the region are high, and the number of coronavirus cases remain low in the state, locals are once again congregating with their friends and neighbors. It is a great sigh of relief to be…

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A few months ago, KNOM engineers Van Craft and Les Brown assessed the FM transmitter and antenna situation, and the news was not good. As the antenna is 30 years old and the transmitter 20 years old, both pieces are at their expected end of functionality. As the expiration date suggested, KNOM’s FM transmitter was…

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Last year, across the country, high school graduations took many forms. In Nome, as regular readers of this newsletter may remember, the high school collaborated with KNOM for a special on-air graduation combined with a vehicle procession through the city. This year’s graduates at Nome-Beltz High School asked principal Jay Thomas if their ceremony, too,…

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Miriam Trujillo, originally from Valparaiso, Indiana, and Sean Milligan, from Springfield, Virginia, are this year’s first volunteer fellows to arrive in Nome. Sean says he learned about the KNOM volunteer fellowship program in 2018, from an ad for the program in his local diocesan newspaper. As KNOM’s volunteer fellowship required a bachelor’s degree, he changed…

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