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Making Merry, on the Air

Kristin Leffler in Studio C

On December 19th, the atmosphere was even more festive than usual at KNOM studios, as our volunteers and staff hosted an annual holiday tradition: our Christmas Call-In Show.

For seven hours — from 10am to 5pm, interrupted only for news and our most important regional announcements — we opened up our airwaves for live greetings and Christmas and New Year’s wishes from callers throughout our listening range.

Jenn Ruckel in Studio A
First-year volunteer Jenn Ruckel in Studio A during our 2014 Christmas Call-In Show.

While we host weekly call-in shows (such as Sounding Board), the Christmas Call-In Show is a special opportunity for our listeners to call in for no other reason than to offer personal greetings. It’s a special tradition that we know our region appreciates, and it’s possible thanks to you!

Ric in Studio A, Christmas Call-In Show
General manager Ric Schmidt in Studio A, answering a phone call during our 2014 Christmas Call-In Show.

(Photos: general manager Ric Schmidt and volunteers Jenn Ruckel and Kristin Leffler, all of whom helped during our call-in show.)

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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.