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‘Dear Friend of KNOM…’ (July 2019)

“KNOM celebrates 48 years of broadcasting this month. But the mission didn’t start with its first broadcast.” Read the introduction to KNOM’s July 2019 newsletter.

Awarding Art

Jerome Saclamana is one of several local artists who have been awarded grants from the Rasmuson Foundation to cultivate their crafts.

God & Grit Go to the Mats

Woman in black sweatshirt stands smiling next to the beach near Stebbins

“It’s been my dream to do this since I was a kid, and it’s finally happening. I still can’t believe it.” 16-year-old Joycelyn Katcheak is the first Bering Strait School District student to receive a four-year college scholarship for wrestling. She will travel this fall to the University of Jamestown in North Dakota: 2,617 miles from her home village of Stebbins.

No Bullying in Koyuk

For the first time ever, high school students in Koyuk organized and led a workshop for their peers, this spring, on preventing bullying and substance abuse.

Ragin’ Contagion

Group of people wearing colorful, reflective vests stand together inside a large gymnasium.

What would happen if a virulent, airborne disease hit the isolated villages of rural Alaska? That worst-case scenario was the focus of a statewide exercise this spring, “Ragin’ Contagion,” which included Nome and the KNOM listening community of Shaktoolik.

Remembering Those Who Served

Veteran salutes flag and color guard while bugler plays “Taps.”

KNOM brought live coverage of Nome’s 2019 Memorial Day observances to listeners, helping the station remember and honor those who gave their life for their country.