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Passing the Baton

Three people hold a teal "Welcome to KNOM" banner inside a small airport terminal, while a man, standing over their shoulder, holds his own small camera back at the photographer.

As KNOM says goodbye to its 2017-2018 class of volunteer fellows — Karen Trop, Gabe Colombo, and Zoe Grueskin — we’re also happy to introduce the first member of the class of 2018-2019, Emily Hofstaedter.

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Camaraderie and Culture

Side-by-side pictures of an NYO competitor preparing for, then executing, a one-foot high kick inside the St. Michael school gym.

If you ask a Western Alaska school-aged child to name their favorite sport, the most common response will likely be “Native Youth Olympics,” or NYO. The games aren’t just a way for students to compete and develop athletic skills; they’re also a means for youth to connect to subsistence culture and learn to support each other.

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Young Broadcasters of the BSSD

The BSSD Student Broadcasting team in action in Unalakleet, monitoring and capturing the action of the village’s wrestling/cheerleading tournament.

The student broadcasters of the Bering Strait School District go above and beyond to bring local, beloved sporting events to their region. Their story made it to KNOM listeners through your support.

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Teaching Service

Nome youth Jonathan Outwater sits behind a radio microphone in the studio with KNOM volunteer Karen Trop.

Part of KNOM’s mission is to bring inspiration and education to Western Alaska. Sometimes, the station’s volunteers get to do so in person. Second-year volunteer Karen Trop has felt “blessed,” she says, to be able to work with youth through her service at KNOM.

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Fast Sleds on the Sea Ice

A Nome-Golovin racer speeds from the starting line on his snowmachine

A blisteringly fast and frenzied snowmachine race captures the interest of Western Alaska listeners each March. Through your support, KNOM’s live radio broadcasts rally the region, enlivening the race for remote listeners cheering on loved ones.

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Programming and News, By the Numbers

Margaret, Karen, and Lauren with Nome high school teacher Justin Heinrich

Through your support, inspiration, education, and news remain the focus of our daily work, as they have been since 1971. Thousands of times each year, KNOM’s broadcasts carry snapshots of our region: of its culture and heritage, its local news and stories, and its faith.

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