780 AM | 96.1 FM 


(907) 443-5221

A trip to Elim, Alaska

Thanks to a sponsorship with a regional air carrier, KNOM Radio is frequently the beneficiary of free air travel to many of the communities we serve. We view these “village trips” as essential to our mission; it gives us a vital opportunity to connect with our listeners in person and to do live reporting, on location.

Per usual, this year’s volunteers are on the front lines of these trips. In late May, Eva DeLappe took a fruitful trip to the community of Elim (EE-lim), an Iditarod checkpoint village on the coast of the southern Seward Peninsula, overlooking the Norton Sound.

Eliza Katongan
Eliza Katongan

In Elim, Eva focused on meeting with a few respected elders – Betty Segock (SEE-gock) and Eliza Katongan (kuh-TUN-gkin), pictured – whose life stories are the subjects of current episodes of Elder Voices. These shows are so cherished by the people of our region, and they’re possible thanks to you.

Betty Segock
Betty Segock


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

Share this story


Recent Posts

Big Game Guide Charged With Hunting Brown Bear in a Suspended Area

Krist Zwerneman, owner and operator of Council Alaska Safaris, is facing multiple charges for allegedly guiding brown bear hunts in suspended areas. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ Bethel office. The hunts occurred in GUA 22-04 and 22-05 near Nome. According to the

Read More »

Alaska Airlines Announces Upgrades Coming to Nome Airport

Alaska Airlines has unveiled a $60 million investment plan aimed at upgrading terminals and other facilities across the state. The initiative is part of the airline’s “Great Land Investment Plan” first launched in 2016. Upgrades to the airline’s 13 owned stations, including the Nome Airport, are included in the next

Read More »



Work for Us:




(907) 443-5221 


(907) 868-1200 

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.