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Made it to 42!

As you may know, on July 14, 1971, a dedicated staff of volunteers helped to launch a new kind of radio station.

KNOM signed on as a mission radio station: a unifying source of inspiration, education, news, and entertainment. At 42 years old, KNOM is the oldest Catholic radio station in the United States.

Since 1971, we have heard so many stories about how KNOM has uplifted and inspired people spread out across 100,000 square miles of remote Alaska. About 10 years ago, a local man visited the radio station and, in a soft, low voice, told us how KNOM saved his life. Listeners facing worry and despair turn their radio to KNOM. What they find is a beacon of faith, hope, and charity.

Thanks to thousands of supporters and volunteers, we made it to 42! As we have said before, we’ve only just begun!

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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.

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