February 2002: Les and a polar bear

Polar Bear on ice

A polar bear on sea ice in northern Alaska.

February 5, 2002:

As he does every morning, engineer Les Brown drives to the remote KNOM transmitter site, walking the final 400 feet through deep snow in the morning darkness. Les is unaware that someone in a nearby cabin spotted a polar bear prowling the area overnight. Thankfully, Les finishes his work and returns to KNOM studios without incident.