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The Nome Static, October 2018
The monthly newsletter of the KNOM Radio Mission

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Lisa Lynch

From Nome to Rome

A determination to become an Egyptologist has taken one exceptional Nome college student halfway around the world. Her struggles and successes were featured in a recent episode of “Story49.” Meet Lisa Lynch »

“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage: anger that things are the way they are, and courage to make them the way they ought to be.”

— St. Augustine

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‘Dear Friend of KNOM...’

“An inspired effort to set aside fear to work toward good changes the conversation from ‘I cannot’ to ‘we can’...” Read the introduction to the October 2018 newsletter »
Andrew Hafner in Nome Play

Thespian, Musician, Freshman

Nome resident Andrew Hafner is the latest Western Alaska youth to be “caught” in the KNOM series “Caught Doing Something Good.” Andrew’s contribution to his community is through the arts. He’s an accomplished actor and musician, and he’s only just entering high school. Meet Andrew »

Hope is hearing the melody of the future. Faith is dancing to it today.

Les Brown at KNOM Studio Computer

Efficient Transmitting

Just two months since the installation of the new Nautel AM transmitter, the mission is already realizing significant energy savings. Learn more »

“That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.”

— Pope Francis’ prayer intention for October 2018

Birds Flying at Sunset Over the Ocean

A Feathery Puzzle

Why are seabirds in Western Alaska dying? Recent scientific inquiries have brought researchers to the region, as KNOM News has reported. Get the story »

By contrition we are made clean. By compassion we are made ready. By true longing toward God, we are made worthy.

Katie and Emily at 2018 Volunteer Retreat

The New Class

Current volunteer fellows Katie Kazmierski and Emily Hofstaedter are just back from a start-of-year retreat with KNOM staffers and board member Father Ross Tozzi. This time of reflection is a precursor for their year of service. Learn more »
Community Pulls in a Boat on the Wales Beach

10 Years Ago

Relive a dramatic snapshot of Western Alaska life from just before the 2008 Kingikmiut Dance Festival in the village of Wales. Read more »
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