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Jenn, “Welcomed into the Story”

Jenn Ruckel in the KNOM newsroom

After arriving at our station in June, volunteer news reporter Jenn Ruckel has been working to immerse herself in Western Alaska to understand it, and thereby report on it, better.

“A Year on Top of the World”

The 2013-2014 class of KNOM volunteers

As we say goodbye to the 2013-2014 class of KNOM volunteers, we offer snapshots of their recent writing on our website; each offers a glimpse at what makes our volunteer program so special and so crucial.

Extra Kudos for the Little Sisters

Little Sisters insignia, St. Joseph Catholic Church

Nome’s beloved community of Catholic women, the Little Sisters, have now moved away from Western Alaska, but not before a gesture of gratitude from our local Rotary Club.

Primary Focus

American flag on table

August 19 was primary election day in Alaska. As you might expect, KNOM and its news department rallied to bring comprehensive coverage of this important election to our listeners, both on the airwaves and online.

Why Online News Matters

Zach and Matt host Sounding Board

Recently, our station has expanded its news coverage by providing stories online, with full text and audio. News director Matthew Smith explains why this is such an important step, and why your support makes all the difference.