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Summercise comes to KNOM, and a new challenge pledge for our studio construction

Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studio Mockup
An artist’s rendering of the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios: an annex to KNOM Radio’s current studio building.

The days grow longer and, slowly, the temperatures are rising! The remainders of ice and snow are melting away into the ponds and streams.

Alongside the warmth of summer, Nome’s Summercise has returned.

Summercise is a program sponsored by the wellness department of Nome’s hospital; it promotes education and healthy lifestyles and is a wonderful community event here in Western Alaska. Young boys and girls have returned to KNOM this summer to learn about radio and to write and record public service announcements. Their energy and creativity are a delight!

The Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios project building plans are complete. With one $50,000 matching challenge grant fulfilled, we have been blessed with another challenge grant of approximately $30,000 for KNOM’s digital conversion. This dollar-for-dollar match will help us convert our studios to digital equipment, which, in turn, will save us money on power costs.

There is much encouragement for all we do from our listeners throughout remote Alaska. We pass on their appreciation and heartfelt thanks.

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We acknowledge that KNOM Radio Mission is located on the customary lands of Indigenous peoples. 

Based in the Bering Strait region, KNOM broadcasts throughout the homelands of the Iñupiaq, Siberian Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Yup’ik peoples.