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Dear Friend… (Year-End 2020)

On July 14, 2021, KNOM will celebrate 50 years of broadcasting. The last half century has been a story of service and a story of a good host: a gracious audience that has welcomed the radio signal into their homes. When anniversaries approach it is easy to look back and feel satisfied with past accomplishments, […]

Elim Students Share Hometown Reflections

Young boy sitting in classroom reading a book.

In the latest episode of Restorative Remarks, students from Elim’s Aniguiin School voiced literary pieces titled “Where I’m From”, inspired by life in their village. The students’ reflections on subsistence activities, family gatherings, and personal triumphs express the joys of growing up in Western Alaska. The feature show adapts inspirational pieces written by Western Alaskans, […]

2020 at KNOM: The Year in Review

A photo of a weathered home in the village of Savoonga.

January The US Census starts in Western Alaska, as Toksook Bay is the first community to be counted in the nation. The census’ tribal partnership specialist and local leaders discuss the importance of being counted. They hope the count will shine a light on the pervasive lack of housing in the Western Alaska, where nearly […]

$50 for 50 Years On The Air

Did you know KNOM has a big day coming up? July 14, 2021, marks 50 years of broadcasting in Western Alaska. What better way to celebrate five decades of being a radio friend and companion than to give KNOM away? KNOM has received a number of phone calls from village listeners asking for radios for […]

2020 By the Numbers

Photo credit: 401(K) 2012 for 401kcalculator.org via Flickr Creative Commons.

KNOM’s spending aligned with budget totals in fiscal year 2020 (July 1-June 30), 3.5% less than total projected ordinary expenses. Income, on the other hand was 27.4% more than expected, mainly due to several large one-time gifts to KNOM. One expense KNOM does not bear is the labor cost of full-time volunteer fellows. Their collective […]