780 AM | 96.1 FM 


(907) 443-5221

Meet Michael

Deejay Michael Burnett, wearing headphones, standing at the microphone and radio sound board in KNOM's main broadcasting studio.
Community deejay Michael Burnett hosts KNOM’s “Late Morning Show” from Studio A. Photo: Laura Collins, KNOM.

This spring, KNOM listeners keep company with a new voice on weekday mornings: a local volunteer who’s providing much-needed help during a time of transition. Meet Michael Burnett.

Michael began deejaying KNOM’s Late Morning Show a few months ago, allowing General Manager Ric Schmidt to move to the early afternoons to fill in for Program Director Laura Collins, who’s on maternity leave.

As Laura attends to her newborn son and KNOM prepares for Ric’s retirement in mid-summer, Michael fills the staffing gap. He keeps listeners company during a popular listening time.

Share this story


Recent Posts

Patrick Landback Wins Gold Dust Dash 5k Race

Waves crashed just feet away as a row of runners lined up on Nome’s East End Beach. Veronica Perez, a Summercise Intern for Norton Sound Health Corporation, announced to the 35 competitors of the Gold Dust Dash that it was time to get ready to race.  “Ladies and gentleman, start

Read More »

MS Westerdam Passengers Recall Icy Approach to Nome

Holland America’s MS Westerdam has arrived in Nome. The cruise ship that holds over 1,900 passengers is anchored just off the coast of Nome, too big to dock in the port. Small tenders that hold about 80 passengers each are ferrying visitors to and from the shore throughout the day.

Read More »



Work for Us:




(907) 443-5221 


(907) 868-1200 

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.