May ’98: A parade, and a (very) cold swim, for Memorial Day

May 25, 1998

As it has for 22 years, KNOM provides live coverage of the solemn Memorial Day parade, which winds from Nome’s Front Street to graveside observances at the town cemetery and a brief ceremony at Nome’s harbor. Paul Korchin and Ross Tozzi anchor the broadcast.

Later in the day, KNOM brings listeners to Nome’s East End Beach, where fifty hardy individuals dodge boulder-sized chunks of ice at the surf’s edge in the traditional Memorial Day Swim. The water temperature is only 34° F, and the air is 36°.