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Closer to our goal!

Betsy with fundraising thermometer, May 2014

The fundraising thermometer outside KNOM Studios is a few notches higher this month, thanks to the continuing generosity of so many supporters.

Our goal, as previous readers of our newsletter may know, is to raise $1 million for the construction of the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, our studio expansion project, as well as for the renovation of our existing broadcast spaces and offices.

In the photo above, KNOM’s development data manager, Betsy Brennan, fills in our studio fund progress thermometer using a permanent marker and duct tape. (The latter is a key tool in rural Alaska; it’s been used as everything from a frostbite preventative to a quick fix for broken dog sleds.)

Our digital studio funds raised to date currently stand at $626,239.60, thus putting us just shy of two-thirds of our final target. We’ve raised this amount thanks to countless contributions from supporters like you, as well as a handful of grants and matching challenge pledges from both individuals and endowment organizations (like Alaska’s Rasmuson Foundation).

As the summer approaches, it’s a great time for construction and renovation. Don’t miss our update on the new studio building itself, and as always, learn more at our digital studios page.

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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.