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Gobbling up the budget: The high price of Thanksgiving in Nome

The national price of Thanksgiving dinner for ten people this year is expected to cost about $62, or $6.20 per person. That’s according to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation released earlier this month (Nov 15).  The findings come from a survey conducted the first week of November (1-6) by “volunteer shoppers” who […]

Public statement regarding new General Manager of KNOM Radio Mission

The KNOM Radio Mission regretfully announces that Inuraaq Evans recently stepped down from the role of General Manager. The Board of Directors remains impressed with her vision and enthusiasm for positive growth in the region, and we look forward to seeing her wonderful accomplishments in the future. The Board is pleased to announce that long-time […]

Young Hunters Walrus Summit to come to Nome

Close up of the face and tusks of a walrus.

The Young Hunters Walrus Summit, the first of its kind, will be held in Nome next month. “Our mission is very simple. It is to protect the pacific walrus conservation,” Vera Metcalf said.

Dear Friend… (May 2022)

KNOM needs your prayers. In recent months, the radio mission has been hit hard by staffing shortages. As you may know, workplaces around the country are seeing employees move, resign, or find different careers altogether. In rural Alaska, where finding specialized staff comes with extra challenges, the trend puts a great deal of pressure on […]

Iditarod teams navigate rough, windblown trail into Nikolai

Iditarod trail of burnt trees. Aerial shot

Teams pulling into Nikolai described a snowless section worse than any year in recent memory. “It was not fun,” rookie Hanna Lyrek said. Kristy Berington worried her sled wouldn’t make it. And Hugh Neff said he’d “taken a few Tylenols.”

After Hours-Effort Saves Christmas Day Play

This year, KNOM will ring in Christmas Day with the old and the new! Due to staff shortages, the traditional volunteer-led project of writing an original Christmas play was canceled. However, in a moment of clarity, KNOM volunteers knew that they had to step in and save the play. Les Brown dreamed up KNOM’s first […]

The Time Traveling Adventures of Tommy and Tammy

KNOM volunteers: Cathy Rubano, Colin O'Connor, and Sophia DeSalvo in the radio station wearing Christmas hats and laughing.

KNOM’s volunteers: Cathy Rubano, Sophia DeSalvo, and Colin O’Connor, now present you with a KNOM Radio production of the 2020 Annual Christmas Play. Listen as Tommy and Tammy travel back in time to the period before their grandparents were married. Their adventures along the way remind us what Christmas is about, even in tough times.