November 1970: A short-lived Christmas star

The KNOM Christmas star

Visible for miles, KNOM’s current Christmas star sits at the very top of our FM transmitter tower in midtown Nome.

November 26, 1970

A 3-foot, lighted Christmas star tops the 49-foot studio tower. Like five successors over the years, it is blown apart by wind before the end of the holidays.

(The star’s modern successor – pictured at right – has proven to be much more wind-resistant!)