KNOM AM/FM recently won an Alaska Broadcasters Association “Goldie” Award for its coverage of the 2016 Iditarod. As always, we’re honored to share the award with all whose support keeps KNOM on the air.

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Our 2015-2016 volunteers: Maddie Winchester, Emily Russell, Laura Kraegel, and Mitch Borden.

Summertime at KNOM is a bittersweet confluence of happy greetings and difficult goodbyes. This month, we’re saying a final “Godspeed” to the four outstanding people who’ve just departed Nome for points south: our 2015-16 volunteers Maddie, Emily, Laura, and Mitch, who consistently went above and beyond in serving the people of Western Alaska this year.

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Anahma and Ric at Nome e-Waste Pickup 2016

Recycling is a complicated and often-unwieldy — but still important — task in the Alaska Bush. That’s why we’re happy to spread the word about Nome’s annual e-waste recycling event — and why we participate ourselves.

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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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Shishmaref, Alaska

Volunteer Maddie Winchester recently traveled to Shishmaref, Alaska, to collect material for KNOM’s Story49. Like all of our volunteers’ village trips, Maddie’s allowed her to see an incredible slice of life in rural Alaska — and to meet an exceptional young person, advocating for his community.

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A dance performance at Kingikmiut

Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.

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Maddie Winchester in Studio A

As we transition into autumn, we’re transitioning, too, into the service terms of our 2015-2016 volunteer class. Meet KNOM’s new volunteer producers: Maddie and Mitch.

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