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‘Dear Friend of KNOM…’ (Year-End 2018)

The KNOM Christmas star atop the station’s FM transmitter tower.

“The KNOM star atop the tower in the heart of Nome… is a visual reminder of our hope in Christ during the darkest time of year in Western Alaska.” Read the introduction to the Year-End 2018 newsletter.

A Community Rallies

Aerial image of dark blue water, a field of ice chunks, and a small vessel involved in search-and-rescue efforts.

On November 4, an elder from White Mountain went missing after his four-wheeler (ATV) broke through the ice of nearby Golovin Bay. As weeks went by and Lincoln “Mike” Simon still had not been found, more and more volunteers, from Alaska communities far and wide, joined together to work doggedly to find any trace of him. In coming together, they also supported each other, too — and Simon’s family and community.

Financial Report 2018

US dollar bills

KNOM’s expenses for Fiscal Year 2018 were 9.3% under budget. See more details of the radio mission’s finances for this fiscal year.

All Shook Up (But Okay!)

Photo of walk-in pantry with canned goods scattered across the floor

Damaged roads, downed utilities, toppled bookshelves, broken dishes, and messy pantries: this was what most folks experienced from late November’s major earthquake centered in the Anchorage area.