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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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In with the New(sies)

Laura Kraegel in KNOM lobby

We’re happy to introduce to you the two volunteers who will serve as KNOM’s news reporters during the 2015-2016 service year. Meet Laura Kraegel and Emily Russell.

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Why Online News Matters

Zach and Matt host Sounding Board

Recently, our station has expanded its news coverage by providing stories online, with full text and audio. News director Matthew Smith explains why this is such an important step, and why your support makes all the difference.

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Hunting, fishing, and… filing

IRS 1040 tax return

We’ve just passed tax season. In April, many of our listeners – like, we suspect, many of our supporters – were busy gathering their paperwork and mailing off their returns. For some in our region, however, it’s not just a matter of breaking out the calculator and double-checking their W-2 and 1040. Non-cash income, as KNOM reporter Zachariah Hughes…

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Our new news director!

Matthew Smith

In April, the news within KNOM’s walls was, at least momentarily, the news department itself. It was a bittersweet moment as we said goodbye to our longtime news director and, a few weeks later, welcomed a familiar face to the position. We’re proud and so fortunate to have counted Laureli Kinneen among our ranks for…

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To the polls

Election day at Nome's polling place, Old St. Joe's. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM file.

Like all across the country, voters in Western Alaska went to the polls on November 5th. In Nome, the items on the ballot were relatively few: a run-off contest for a city council seat and an advisory vote on whether to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The vote, albeit in an “off” year,…

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