Laughter is contagious. In Inupiaq culture, where humor is a foundational value, fun has deep meaning. Good jokes can keep darkness at bay and mend frayed relationships. It breaks apart tension and creates unity. On a deeper level, joy is a sign of a heart free of bitterness and resentment. When we approach our neighbors…

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Over the last year, the mission has devoted two volunteer fellows to co-host the Morning Show. After learning that the Morning Show is a fan favorite in last year’s listener survey, hosts Miriam and Sean have made it their mission to share a steady mix of information and entertainment while listeners enjoy their morning coffee.…

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As national attention has been turned to Olympic achievements and football sports fans in Alaska listen for the sounds of excited dogs, machines, and racers. For decades, KNOM’s flagship race updates has offered a front row seat, for fans to keep close tabs on their favorite human and canine athletes. After two years of races…

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In a recent late-afternoon phone call to KNOM, Senator Lisa Murkowski had big news to share about Nome’s future. The city’s long-discussed Deep Draft Port will receive a quarter billion dollars for construction. The project has been a long time coming, Senator Murkowski said. With diminishing Arctic sea ice, proponents of the port feel the…

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March 2022 marks the five-year anniversary of KNOM’s business and fundraising office changing its physical location to Anchorage. The choice to “split the KNOM family” is a momentous point in the station’s history and was not made lightly at the time. In the three years prior to the move, donations were steadily declining at an…

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