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‘Name That Tune’ Returns

A photo of Andrew McDonnell and Tom Busch in the studio.

‘Name That Tune’ is a half-hour long radio show featuring Alaska Native music. Listeners are encouraged to call with any information they may have about the recording. Where did it originate? Who composed it? How do you pronounce the name of the song? What story does it tell? Over the years, many of KNOM’s recordings […]

Nome Girls’ Game Gives Back

Nome's high school girls' volleyball team.

Nome Beltz High School’s volleyball team raised funds for breast cancer awareness at the annual Arctic Pinkies Volleyball Tournament. “In the background we were selling pink volleyballs and the money that we made would be donated towards the Arctic Pinkies organization. We ended up writing a $500 check to the Arctic Pinkies,” said Nome-Beltz volleyball […]

Some End-of-Year Notes For Your Taxes (and IRAs)

A pre-tax donation made directly to a charity like KNOM from an IRA or other retirement plan can count toward the annual Required Minimum Distribution for folks 70 1/2 years old or older. This direct transfer to a charity is called a “Qualified Charitable Distribution”. This option could help reduce taxable income. With strong performance […]

Nome’s Esports Team Offers Students New Ways to Connect, Coaches Say

Earlier this month, the newly-formed Nome-Beltz High School esports team played in their first-ever match against Lathrop High School. Nome’s esports coaches say these electronic sporting events are allowing students who aren’t part of traditional athletics, or other clubs, to get involved in school. KNOM’s Joe Coleman has more: “It’s gonna be a 3-0 sweep.” […]

City of Nome Plans to Join State Sales Tax Commission

City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM

Tonight will be the first City Council meeting for Nome’s new City Manager, Glenn Steckman. The Council will be voting on whether or not to give Nome representation on the Alaska Remote Sellers Sales Tax Commission. That commission is part of the Alaska Municipal League’s proposal to create a more centralized process for collecting online […]