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Digital studios, taking shape

Ric in our digital studios annex, April 2014
General manager Ric Schmidt surveys blueprints inside our digital studios annex, April 2014.

As work continues on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, our studio annex is beginning to look like… well, an actual studio!

The photos above and below – including general manager Ric Schmidt, reviewing blueprints – show our new studio walls now covered in sheetrock, ready for soundproofing materials. Our studio room doors are prepped for installation, and the infrastructure is nearly ready, also, for the studios’ electrical and ventilation systems.

Going forward, the next phase of our construction – and of the fundraising needed 
to make it possible – concerns the new studios’ broadcast equipment. As of mid-April, our digital studios fund stands at $607,904.35. We’re happy to report that this figure includes the fruits of a matching challenge pledge (for $50,000) from Alaska’s Rasmuson Foundation. In the past month, generous donors have pushed our funds over the line required for the Rasmuson grant.

With slightly less than $400,000 left to raise (to reach our project goal of $1 million), we encourage you to learn more about this project, either online or by calling us at 907-443-5221.

Through your support, we are (literally!) building the future of our radio mission. We believe our new studios will help ensure continued sustainability and growth for KNOM for decades to come. Thanks so much for your prayers, your well wishes, and your generosity.

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