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Coming soon: a special award – and warmer weather

The winter weather is lingering as the daylight grows, and temperatures are hovering around 5 degrees above zero. Warmer days are just around the corner, and soon, the ice will begin to melt. Many times, however, chunks of ice on the shore of the Bering Sea remain well into June, blowing out to sea only as the summer solstice looms. KNOM keeps listeners up to date on these potentially dangerous ice conditions.

It’s for efforts like these and many others that KNOM will soon be receiving the Crystal Heritage Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB); the award honors the community service work of our devoted staff, volunteers, and supporters, and we’re so excited to receive it. National recognition for our little mission radio station is a tribute to the years of service provided by KNOM. We thank the thousands of supporters and the hardy radio pioneers who first put KNOM on the air. For the last four decades, they have poured their heart and soul into keeping KNOM on the air.

You can find out more about this award, the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios conversion process, and all the other things that are happening at KNOM by continuing to explore this website – we invite you to stay a while!

If you have never visited before, you will find a great variety of pictures, information about KNOM’s history, our staff, more than a decade of issues of our monthly newsletter (The Nome Static), programming information, audio files, and a lot more. We are not yet able to stream the KNOM signal due to very poor internet speeds in our part of the world, but we have heard plans of improved internet coming to our region in November. So: stay tuned!

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Land Acknowledgement

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.