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Preparing for the Harvest

Woman holding a freshly-caught salmon outside on a sunny evening

In Western Alaska, preparations for winter begin in summer, with all the different forms of local subsistence hunting, fishing, and food gathering. At fish camps and remote communities, KNOM plays a special role in this sub-Arctic harvest — through your support.

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New Light

LED light

New light is beaming down on our mission these days: both indoors and out. Not only are Western Alaska’s daylight hours increasing rapidly, but we’re also continuing our initiative to replace our studios’ fluorescent lights with brighter and more energy-efficient LEDs.

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Farewell, Lucus!

Summer is always a season both of hellos and goodbyes at KNOM, as we greet the next class of volunteers and bid farewell to those finishing their years of service. Our last goodbye for this season is to our outgoing volunteer producer, Lucus Keppel, whose work at KNOM has been outstanding. On the air, Lucus…

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Preparing for winter

We broadcast 24 hours a day, and into our late summer weeks, it is still light well into the evening. There are many community activities to keep everyone busy, and away from the cities and villages, KNOM helps to create a positive way to make great family memories. These families are working together at fish…

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Positive momentum

Western Alaska saw record heat, and then the rains came. The ice has finally left the beaches and off-shore waters. Summer is here! Nonprofit organizations of our size have seen a drop in donations of about 9% this year. KNOM was no different – until we asked for prayers and help with our finances. The…

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An endless day

As you read this, the region we serve – sub-Arctic Alaska – is experiencing the apex of its long, summer sunshine. Although the sun does dip below the horizon, our skies remain bright 24 hours a day – and will remain bright throughout the month of July. In the “land of the midnight sun,” KNOM’s…

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Breakup, mail delays, and Communicator Awards

All across Western Alaska, it’s the season known as “breakup”: the slow, on-again/off-again period of melting that signals the gradual approach of summer. Some days are bright and sunny, and others are cloudy and snowy. The sun melts ice on rooftops as the tundra gives up its blanket of white snow, little by little. Spring…

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Late summer update, new construction, and a prayer request

The days are getting shorter, and the first freeze will be here very soon! Berry pickers are busy harvesting buckets of tasty treats, and the fish have finished their runs. Some of the families in our listening area will spend this season canning, freezing, and processing meat, fish, berries, and greens. We rely on the…

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