Laura Collins

As KNOM’s new program director, Laura Collins is keeping alive a cornerstone of our daily mission: overseeing the many kinds of programming that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire our listeners.

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Marjorie Tahbone in Studio A

In December, our annual Christmas Call-In Show gave Alaskan listeners a special, festive way to spread holiday cheer to their loved ones — thanks to you.

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Thanks to a sponsorship with a regional air carrier, KNOM Radio is frequently the beneficiary of free air travel to many of the communities we serve. We view these “village trips” as essential to our mission; it gives us a vital opportunity to connect with our listeners in person and to do live reporting, on…

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On a recent grocery run, our volunteers returned to the KNOM vehicle to find a message written in the dust of the back windshield: “We ♥ KNOM!” Because of the lack of trees and grass in Nome – and the great prevalence of dirt roads and strong winds – Nome cars typically wear a permanent…

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Several additional minutes of sunlight greet us each day as we weather the cold, windy days and nights. KNOM weather reports help remote listeners prepare for the harsh conditions experienced throughout western Alaska. Our region’s extreme weather means that getting the right information at the right time is often a matter of life or death.…

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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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The cold temperatures and snow have created a frozen wonderland across the tundra and the icy Bering Sea. With about 4 hours of daylight, the horizon is colored with reds and oranges that dazzle. Winter is amazing! Looking back at 2012, we have seen so many people work to keep KNOM radio a vital mission!…

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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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The Northern sky has seen a thousand shades of red and yellow as the sun pokes up in the southeast and sinks into the southwest. There have been beautiful auroras streaming in the night sky: like sparkling, swirling curtains of green and red light. God has blessed us with a bounty of beauty, reminding us,…

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