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4 Goldies for KNOM at the 2015 AK Broadcasters Conference

ABA Goldie Awards at KNOM Studios
Goldie Awards from the Alaska Broadcasters Association (ABA), adorning the walls of the KNOM Radio Mission lobby in Nome. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

We’re excited to announce that KNOM Radio AM-FM was among those honored at this weekend’s annual conference of the Alaska Broadcasters Association.

This year, ABA’s awards (their “Goldies”) shined the spotlight on KNOM’s news and public affairs programming, in particular — such as our flagship news program, our produced-in-house Alaska storytelling series, and our signature Iditarod coverage.

KNOM’s 2015 ABA Goldies (all, of course, in the “radio” category) are as follows; where possible, we’ve included links to the specific content that won the ABA award.

Best Radio Newscast (Division 2):
KNOM Update News

credits: Matthew Smith, news director; Francesca Fenzi, Jenn Ruckel, and Zachariah Hughes, reporters

Best Community Service (Division 2):
Story49, “Conversations on Racial Equity”

credits: Jenn Ruckel and Kristin Leffler, producers

Best Uniquely Alaskan Program (Division 2):
“Three Weeks, No Flights: Diomede Residents Stranded without Mail, Food Deliveries”

credit: Matthew Smith, news director

Best Sportscast (Division 2):
“Iditarod 2015: Mushers Traverse 
The Mighty Yukon in Race to Ruby” (audio player below)
credit: Matthew Smith, news director


As always, we share these honors with you: the listeners, contributors, and community members whose support has made our mission possible since 1971. Thank you.

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