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Posts Tagged ‘communication’

“Oh, foggy day…”

Nome residents may have had the old George Gershwin song (“A Foggy Day”) running through their heads early last month, as KNOM’s hometown was shrouded for days in thick fog (not to mention, low-30s temperatures and snow in June!). In Western Alaska, fog isn’t just a curiosity (or mere fodder for song lyrics); foggy weather…

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Christmas greetings, over the airwaves

KNOM broadcasts to remote listeners throughout a signal area roughly the size of California. With about 4 hours of sunlight each day at this time of year, communication can mean everything to families far away from each other. Every year, KNOM broadcasts a seven-hour Christmas greeting program (call-in show) in which families separated by hundreds…

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Summer challenges: weather broadcasts and telephone lines

Rural Alaska’s brief summer brings more than its share of unique challenges, many of which we can anticipate. Every year, nonetheless, unexpected emergencies find a way of catching us by surprise. This summer, our friends at the National Weather Service are working with KNOM to overcome their latest difficulties. Normally, weather reports air on both…

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