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Christmas on the Airwaves

A close-up picture of the Nativity set at St. Joseph Church in Nome.

One of KNOM’s most long-standing traditions is the annual Christmas Play. Decades ago, it was an opportunity for each of KNOM’s volunteer support nurses and doctors who weren’t usually on the airwaves to share in some radio fun.

In recent years, the annual project has evolved to include as many voices from the greater community as possible.

This Advent, one of the mission’s most beloved Christmas plays, The New Nativity, is featured on KNOM’s website. It is a great story to share with family and friends, or enjoy on a commute home from work.

You can listen in here.

Picture: A close-up of Baby Jesus, “Western Alaska-style”, depicted in the Nativity scene at St. Joseph Church in Nome. The Holy Family is wearing Alaska Native clothing.

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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.