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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 […]