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A Tribute to Les Brown

Man with white beard sits in front of sound board inside radio broadcast studio

Longtime engineer and volunteer Les Brown dedicated many years to serving the people of Western Alaska on the midnight airwaves. His last prerecorded shows played out a month after his passing. For a last hurrah, KNOM aired a tribute to Les during his usual 12-1 a.m. show time. It featured highlights and memories of his time at KNOM, background on his life, and prerecorded stories from Les.

Listen to the memorial show below.

This hour-long tribute show that originally aired on KNOM, Jan. 14 and 15 has been edited for copyright purposes and may not include the same content as the original show.

Photo at top: Engineer Les Brown in KNOM Radio’s Studio C, August 2011. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

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