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The Star on the Tower

KNOM Christmas Star

It’s an annual tradition at KNOM: as of early December, the Christmas star (pictured) atop our FM transmitter tower is shining brightly, an easily-visible addition to the skyline of downtown Nome.

We turn on the star at the beginning of each Advent and leave it illuminated throughout the Christmas season.

This year, the star isn’t just a bright beacon; it’s also the theme of our end-of-year online and email campaign. Some of our email recipients — and visitors to KNOM’s website — will be encouraged to “become a KNOM Christmas Star.” To learn more and to join our email list, visit our homepage.

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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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