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KNOM airs three daily reports of sea ice location in Western Alaska. This information has been especially important lately, as local sea ice cover has continued to decline, year over year, bringing severe impacts to our listeners.
There’s a tension long felt by many KNOM listeners: between cherished, traditional lifestyles and the economics of the modern era. “We are living two lives,” said one attendee of a recent Nome conference intended to envision the future of Western Alaska.
KNOM would not exist without the help of Augie Hiebert, a legendary Alaska broadcaster who avidly championed the mission for decades.
“You are the shoulders we stand on every day,” Margaret DeMaioribus says in the end-note to the May 2018 “Static.”