Friends and Companions

Man smiles, standing in front of radio microphone and sound board.

Volunteerism has been the lifeblood of the KNOM mission since before its first broadcast in 1971.

That remains true in 2018, with many hours of each broadcast week hosted or announced by volunteers. Unlike our volunteer fellows, who move to Nome to commit to a year of full-time service, our community deejays share their voices and musical expertise simply because they enjoy it. Their service provides about $10,000 worth of donated labor each year — and we know KNOM’s listeners appreciate their heart-filled efforts!

Speaking of volunteers: do you know someone who may be called to serve Western Alaska through radio? The KNOM mission is already preparing for next summer’s new recruits for its volunteer fellowship program. Prospective applicants can learn lots more right here at

Image at top: community deejay Lance Johnson. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

Woman laughs while standing next to radio microphone inside studio.

Community deejay Traci McGarry. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

Community deejay Niviaaluk Brandt in KNOM studios.

Community deejay Niviaaluk Brandt. Photo: Laura Collins, KNOM.

Dave Coler looks at the camera from behind a radio microphone and turntable.

Community deejay Dave Coler. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.