The four awards KNOM Radio won in 2016 from the Alaska Press Club. Photo: Mitch Borden, KNOM.

In April 2016, KNOM Radio took home four awards from the annual conference of the Alaska Press Club. The awards recognize the work of KNOMers past and present — and they reflect the incredible difference made by our network of supporters and listeners.

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Pollution researcher in Gambell, Alaska

Earlier this summer, a very special community education course in a key part of KNOM’s listening area highlighted a growing awareness of pollution in our region. With your support, KNOM was on the front lines of this crucial story.

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Kristin, Matthew, and David, holding AK Press Club awards

This spring has been an exceptionally award-winning season for our small radio mission. In the past month, we’ve been humbled with awards for excellence in broadcasting and online content from two different respected media organizations.

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Kristin and Caitlin

For a Valentine’s-Day-themed edition of Story49 last month, volunteer producers Kristin Leffler and Caitlin Whyte teamed up to capture stories about finding love in the sub-Arctic.

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Kristin Leffler in Studio C

On December 19th, the atmosphere was even more festive than usual at KNOM studios, as our volunteers and staff hosted an annual holiday tradition: our Christmas Call-In Show.

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Koyuk, Alaska

First-year volunteer Kristin recently discovered a crucial part of our mission: that connecting and building bridges within our region is as much about listening and learning as it is about talking.

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