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Alumnae, Back at the Microphone

Tara Cicatello in Studio A

There’s an infectious spirit of service at the heart of our mission; it’s been at the core of what we do, and how we view our role in rural Alaska, since our earliest days on the air in 1971. Like Les Brown (about whom we’ve written elsewhere in our November newsletter), the people who work…

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Live flute from Cody Blackbird

Cody Blackbird in Studio A

Thanks to you, our broadcasts feature a wide variety of news, information, and music, including specialty shows from dedicated, local volunteers. One such volunteer, Lisa Ellanna Strickling, hosts a one-hour music show on Thursday afternoons, showcasing the wide diversity of Native American and Alaska Native musics; it’s a listener favorite. Recently, Lisa’s show had a…

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Gone country

Tara hosts AK Country

With each new class of KNOM volunteers comes a new wave of energy and fresh ideas for how to make our mission even better. This year’s class of KNOM volunteers (2013-2014) is no different. In early January, first-year volunteer producer Tara Cicatello (pictured) debuted a new country show on our airwaves, AK Country. The program…

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Picking up the baton

As you read this, our newest full-time volunteers are busy acclimating to life in rural Alaska and diligently learning their new service tasks at KNOM. As you may have discovered in our August Static, we’re excited to welcome four new volunteers this year, and the first of these to arrive is new music director Emily…

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Farewell, Josh!

As we’ve said before in the Static, summer is a bittersweet time at KNOM Radio Mission, as we say goodbye to the wonderful volunteers who are completing their years of service. This month will be our last with music director Joshua Cunningham, who departs in early August after a year of outstanding work. From his…

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A special trip, in search of song

Volunteer Josh Cunningham recently took a very special trip as a correspondent for KNOM. Josh went to the southwestern Alaska city of Bethel for the Cama-i (chuh-MY) Dance Festival, one of the largest and most significant annual cultural celebrations in the state. KNOM regularly sends its full-time volunteers to cover important regional and local events…

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A look back: a village trip in ’08

Travel by KNOM volunteers to the communities we serve has long been an essential part of our mission; thanks to the sponsorship of a regional air carrier, our flights to these communities are usually free. The photos above offer a glimpse into a special trip five years ago, when volunteer Danielle Sylvester ventured to Wales,…

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