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Dear Friend… (January 2022)

As we look into the new year, we carry hope for something that is bigger than we could ever accomplish alone. What if, because of our actions, someone starts to believe they can make a positive change in their life? What if someone decides to receive an education or step out of addiction? What if […]

Harnessing Natural Radio Talent: KNOM’s Youngest Community Volunteer

The 2021 original Christmas play, “The Queen of Christmas”, is about a little girl, named Florence Brown. On Christmas Eve she receives an invitation to be crowned Queen at Father Christmas’ big annual party at the North Pole. The producer, Miriam Trujillo, knew she needed to find a big talent to fill the demanding role. […]

Whale Pod Spotted in Savoonga

David Akeya says he and his relatives witnessed a pod of about nine Bowhead whales off the village shoreline. “My uncle came and took out the binoculars. He saw whales popping up about 3500 feet out on the shore down there. And he came back in and told me there was a pod of whales […]

Gathering Through the Airwaves

For the second year in a row, the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention was held virtually in 2021. As in previous years, KNOM broadcast a live feed of the important convention. The 2021 convention celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). A panel, consisting of Nelson Angapak, Willie Hensley, […]

Female Wrestling Captain Talks Discipline, Commitment on Kids’ Show

Katie Smith, the captain of Nome’s high school wrestling team, told listeners what she loves most about her team, the Lady Nanooks, who took first place in the Northern Conference the last two years. Smith discussed the consistent discipline required to train for wrestling. She also described the impacts of the pandemic on the school […]

KNOM Benefactors Go Gangbusters for Equipment

At the start of the 2021 holiday season, KNOM announced a need for equipment funds. Some of the studio monitors are past their usable lives and the broadcast system needs an update. Also, with a new virtual private network, a remote studio in the Anchorage business office has become possible. The support KNOM received from […]