780 AM | 96.1 FM 

“YOURS FOR WESTERN ALASKA”

(907) 443-5221

Our Values:

FRIEND & COMPANION

We’re here: Ready to visit about current events over breakfast, jam out to your favorite tunes, and be with you for Mass on Sunday.

RESPECTFUL SERVICE

We aim to inform, engage, and inspire. We hope you enjoy our diverse programming of news, hotlines, music, Alaska Native stories and voices, and more.

CATHOLIC IDEALS

A faithful radio friend. In a region with few priests, KNOM broadcasts Sunday Mass, prayer and messages of faith and inspiration throughout the day.

Mission Statement:

ENCOUNTERING CHRIST

In a region where Sunday Mass celebrations are rare, the weekly radio Mass, the evening Rosary and Divine Mercy prayers, and inspirational spots are programming cornerstones.

KNOM aims to be a friendly, helpful voice in listeners’ everyday lives. The underlying message says, “You are loved by God.” “You matter.” “You can accomplish your goals – and God is with you.”

Little Sisters insignia, St. Joseph Catholic Church
Alaska Native dance ensemble, mid-performance, next to a window overlooking Nome, Alaska.

EMBRACING CULTURE

KNOM creates programming that highlights the strength, depth, beauty, and history of Western Alaska.

Programs like “Elder Voices,” special features, Native music, and Native language and tradition spots are integral parts of the broadcast day – a reflection of community.

EMPOWERING GROWTH

Transformation happens with an invested long-term presence that can empower growth: individually, in community, regionally, and statewide.

As a learning institution, many KNOM reporters and producers have gone on to be leaders in their fields. KNOM’s programming amplifies growth by sharing stories of hope, courage, and resiliency in Western Alaska.

Group of people smiling and laughing inside Nome hospital as woman holds large scissors up to gold-colored ribbon.
Marjorie Tahbone in KNOM's Studio A

ENGAGING THE LISTENER

On the air, listeners serve as companions for the person announcing. Listeners can tune in for live events, submit hotline messages to friends and family, or call in with special song requests.

Current events, relevant programs and interviews, inspiring messages, weather and ocean updates, and upbeat tunes keep people tuning in.

Most Read Stories

Lawsuit Against Myrtle Irene’s Owner Moves Forward As Gold Mining and Reality T.V. Season Resumes

The Cost of Living in Alaska
Love Letters to Home: Katie Smith of Nome, Alaska

FBI Agents Begin to Leave Nome, Agency’s Involvement in Okpealuk Investigation Provides Clarity for Some

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Christmas 2023

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Contact

Nome:

(907) 443-5221 

Anchorage:

(907) 868-1200 

Land Acknowledgement

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.

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