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From the GM’s Desk… (August 2020)

KNOM is God’s mission fully alive. Regardless of the length of time we are here, we are all taking part in stewarding KNOM to pass on to the next generation of listeners, volunteers, and KNOM family. I have been truly humbled during my tenure as general manager. Our KNOM family has devoted hearts of service, […]

From the GM’s Desk… (July 2020)

“Transformation begins within ourselves, recognizing that every human being is made in the image and likeness of God. KNOM’s mission remains steadfast in honoring the dignity of every human person. KNOM values being a friend and companion, serving respectfully, and honoring our Catholic ideals in the programming we air and in the daily actions of […]

From the GM’s Desk (June, 2020)

Western Alaska has been actively participating in an unprecedented time in history. Communities are continuing to come together in unique ways to meet the ever-changing needs of the region. One example brought the Nome-Beltz High School graduation ceremony to families and students live on KNOM’s airwaves, thanks to the collaboration of teachers and staff. KNOM’s […]

From the GM’s Desk… (May 2020)

“This time in our history is alive with hope, shining the spotlight on the courage and resilience of Western Alaskans. The value of honoring our elders has been even more prominent in our thoughts and actions. Councils, businesses, and community leaders have come together, taking steps to secure the safety and wellbeing of each person. […]

Elder Voices: Raymond Seetok, Sr.

Raymond Seetok, Sr., of Wales, Alaska.

From the KNOM Archive, hear Raymond Seetok, Sr. share his story. Born in 1946 in Wales, Raymond spoke with KNOM’s Elder Voices program in 2012.

From the GM’s desk (April 2020)

“New and unique challenges have occurred over this Lenten season, but we know salvation is coming! There is hope. The continuation of the Iditarod across treacherous trail and harrowing weather conditions shows this perseverance in times of darkness. Recent COVID-19 concerns have affected close connections across Western Alaska, but communities are still able to subsist […]

2020 Serum Run Expedition Final Day: The Finish in Nome

After traversing nearly 750 miles from Nenana, the 2020 Serum Run Expedition came to a close in Nome on Thursday afternoon. KNOM reporter, JoJo Phillips, spoke with Nome musher, Stephanie Johnson on the sea ice. If you missed KNOM’s coverage of the live finish, take a listen here:

Royer Maintaining Lead to McGrath After Sass Surprised out of Nikolai

Brent Sass led first out of the Nikolai checkpoint this afternoon – a surprise after Aaron Burmeister, Richie Diehl, and Pete Kaiser were keeping top positions on the trail last night. Sass spoke with KNOM trail reporter, Davis Hovey, about his plans when departing Nikolai this afternoon. Davis spoke via phone during the 2 p.m. […]

Western Alaska Mushers Lead into Rohn

Aaron Burmeister of Nome was the first into Rohn this evening, after departing first from Rainy Pass. Richie Diehl of Aniak and Pete Kaiser of Bethel followed out of Rainy Pass earlier today, showcasing Western Alaska mushers leading the pack into Rohn. After pushing through a snowy trail, some teams opted to rest for some […]