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By the numbers

As we’ve written before, we’re making every effort to cut costs in the midst of our financial challenges. Since our first broadcast in 1971, KNOM has always been mindful of the need to economize, but despite our best efforts, Nome remains an expensive place to live and to run a radio station.

An hour of electricity for KNOM’s facilities costs $9.80. Heat costs $28.33 per day. Broadcasting Sunday Mass – a vital part of our weekly programming – costs $131.92. And feeding one full-time KNOM volunteer costs $300 per month.

Now more than ever, each and every contribution makes an impact in the life of our mission. As always, thank you for your support.



This article is part of the June 2013 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static.

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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.