Tate Coler at the Nome beach during early summer. Photo by Brisa Alarcon.

Tate grew up in Nome spending many Saturdays watching his dad volunteer at KNOM. Overtime he grew an appreciation for music and for the radio station environment. 

After graduating from high school in 2015, he attended college at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he received his bachelor degree in philosophy. He then interned at Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, a christian fellowship he was a part of as a student. Having grown up in western Alaska, Tate loves being a part of sharing Jesus with this part of the world. 

As the internship was ending, COVID 19 drew him back home to Nome. A year later, he started working at KNOM as a programming assistant while he prepares for his next big step of faith. You’ll find him in the studio preparing the on-air logs, recording weather forecasts, and occasionally being on-air himself. 

Outside the radio station Tate is often found jamming out, reading nonfiction, enjoying coffee or tea, and appreciating the majesty and mystery of God.