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‘Trail Mix’ Show Brings Nature to the Airwaves

Sean Smith, pictured above, helps collect natural sounds - or ‘nat’ sounds - for a special late afternoon show episode

For his last late afternoon show of the year, Volunteer Fellow JoJo Phillips and his special guest Sean Smith brought listeners outside.

Surrounded by the natural sounds of babbling creeks, birds singing, and the tundra crunching underfoot, the pair discussed what it means to ‘hike your own hike’ and played favorite tunes for the outdoors.

With the end of JoJo’s tenure in Western Alaska, the staff has finished planned repairs and deep cleaning at the volunteer house in preparation to welcome a new cohort of volunteer fellows. If you or someone you know is interested in serving, visit www.knom.org/belong to learn more.

Image at top: Sean Smith helps collect natural sounds – or ‘nat’ sounds – for a special late afternoon show episode.

A “moose” on the loose waves to the camera as it bikes to Nome’s Fourth of July parade, wearing a helmet. The photo is from a KNOM garage sale, held to steward resources and share unused items with the community.

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