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A very merry call-in show

Once a year, we offer a special way for KNOM listeners to offer holiday greetings to friends and family. For seven hours on a Friday last month, our Christmas Call-In Show opened our airwaves for callers to wish loved ones a Merry Christmas (toll-free!). Every year, the response is very enthusiastic, and it’s possible through…

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Waking up to KNOM

KNOM listenership is perhaps never greater than in the mornings. Walk down the streets of a Western Alaskan community on any given morning, and you’re likely to hear the KNOM Morning Show spilling out of automobile radios and through open windows; you’ll hear KNOM’s morning news and weather being played at the post office, the…

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December 2004: A Christmas storm

December 24, 2004 A deadly storm is approaching, and KNOM broadcasts ten minutes of weather warnings every hour. The gale strikes at 11 PM, dropping visibility to near zero until suppertime Christmas Day. Residents estimate that, as it funnels and gusts around the buildings of Nome, the wind’s velocity exceeds 80 MPH.

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Signs of the season

It’s a strikingly dark time of year in Western Alaska. On clear days, we’re treated to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets (like the one pictured above); the sun rises just shy of 12 noon and sets before 4pm. While the sunlight is brief, the darkness allows KNOM’s Christmas star – perched atop our FM transmitter tower…

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Christmas: God’s invitation

Our inspirational spot for the week: Christmas: it’s God’s invitation for us to approach Him and embrace Him in our lives.

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Christmas lights

As we move through the dark days of winter and sub-zero weather, KNOM brings light to the lives of remote listeners throughout 100,000 square miles of Western Alaska. It is a special time of year for the KNOM volunteers. They are far from their families, yet they treasure the gifts of service that they share with…

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December 1992: In Elim, a fill-in for Santa

December 18, 1992 KNOM volunteer music director John Albers suddenly finds himself in a red suit, filling in for an ailing Santa. John portrays the jolly old elf on a National Guard flight to the village of Elim, about 100 miles east of Nome.

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