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Happy 114th Birthday, City of Nome!

Anvil City Square, Nome
Anvil City Square, Nome, Alaska, March 31, 2015. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

Normally, it’s our listeners that create and send hotline messages*, but today — April 9th — we have a hotline of our own to send.

Today is our hometown’s birthday. It was on April 9th, 1901 that the City of Nome was first incorporated. So, for today, a special birthday message to our hometown:

TO: The City and People of Nome
FROM: KNOM Radio in Nome

It was on this day in 1901 that you, the City of Nome, were first incorporated. A very Happy, Sweet 114th Birthday! You don’t look a day over 105. Many more years to come!

On this day — and every day, throughout the year — we’re proud to be Yours for Western Alaska, and we couldn’t be prouder to broadcast, each day, from the heart of downtown Nome. We’re proud to be K-Nome.

Many more years to come, Nome.

Incorporating language, City of Nome
Official language marking the initial incorporation of Nome in 1901. Image courtesy of the City of Nome.

*By the way: you can send your own hotline messages, of course, right here.

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