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Dear Friend…(End-of-Year 2023)

This holiday season, many of us had family members and loved ones visit from out of town. We have all quivered with anticipation as we waited in the airport terminal, and we have all relished that explosion of joy when we finally see and hug them. Especially in Western Alaska, flying home is an exercise […]

Miss Alaska Visits Nome

Miss Alaska 2023, Hannah Utic, visited Nome to engage with the community and share her journey of becoming Miss Alaska. Miss Alaska is the state preliminary to the Miss America competition; the Miss America Organization is the world’s largest scholarship program for women. Utic hails from the Anchorage suburb of Girdwood, where she won Miss […]

2023 at KNOM: Year in review

January Bethel musher Pete Kaiser wins his seventh Kuskokwim 300 title, outpacing a field of top mushers on the notoriously unpredictable Kuskokwim River trail. Pete Kaiser arrives at the Bethel finish line at 12:26 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, with his team of 11 dogs to meet a crowd of friends and family ready to […]

FY23 by the numbers

At the very tail end of the fiscal year, we became nearly fully staffed. Most of the staff are long-term Nome residents who grew up with KNOM and are passionate about their homegrown radio station. The downside is that more staff means a need for more funding, so we are looking at new sources of […]

Blessings Across Our Nation

If you have ever sent a donation to KNOM and received a paper thank you letter in return, you may have noticed the stamp on the envelope. Years ago, a long-time benefactor mailed every donation with a Christmas stamp that had an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. One day, he sent a note with […]

Dear Friend…(Christmas 2023)

Warm greetings in this Advent season! As the days grow shorter and Christmas approaches, we reflect on the deeper meaning of this special time. Advent marks the start of a new liturgical year, Cycle B, with a focus on the Gospel of Mark. It’s a season of waiting, growth, and hope, centered on themes of […]

New Bishop Goes Live

The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks received a new bishop on Thursday, October 12, with the ordination of the Rev. Steven Maekawa, OP, as the seventh bishop of the diocese. Hundreds of Catholic faithful from around Alaska gathered at Fairbanks’ Carlson Center to attend the ordination Mass. Maekawa was appointed Bishop of Fairbanks in July. He […]

Celebrating Exceptional Achievements

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) honored remarkable Alaska Native individuals and families at the President’s Awards ceremony, held on Friday, October 20. These awards recognize outstanding achievements across various fields that exemplify Alaska Native values and dedication Native values and dedication to public service. Two of the esteemed awards found their way to Nome. […]