KNOM Radio Mission, Inc.

Goal of Program

MISSION: "Encountering Christ, embracing culture, empowering growth, and engaging the listener." VALUES: Friend and companion; Respectful Service; Catholic ideals KNOM exists to broadcast faith, inspiration, news, and education through radio to listeners in villages across the Western Alaskan bush, from the Yukon Delta to the Bering Strait. As the oldest Catholic radio station in the United States, KNOM broadcasts the daily evening Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy as well as weekly Sunday Mass. The radio station is an important communication link for a highly remote and isolated part of the United States. Listeners share in what’s happening in their home village, their region, their state, their country, and their world. In a desire to be a helpful friend and companion on the airwaves, KNOM’s ministry often takes the form of objective news reporting, accurate weather forecasts, and comprehensive community announcements.

Type of Placement

A brief summary of duties for KNOM Volunteer Fellowship program: -serving as a “friend and companion” to listeners as an announcer, with a daily on-air shift -living out our value of Catholic ideals by writing and producing inspirational and educational PSAs that air daily -respectfully serving as a news reporter, sharing stories of our elders, our youth, and current issues affecting our region -dispatching to communities in the Bering Strait region to engage with each listener, and to cover traditional festivals and special events -breaking news of sled dog and snowmachine (snowmobile) races in the region and state through field reporting -cleaning the station, focusing on being good stewards of our resources

Service Area

Nome, Alaska

Service Length

One year (54-week service term), renewable.

Program Size

Two to six full-time volunteer fellows


We seek mission-minded college graduates who are committed to serving others and who thrive in a small community. Broadcasting experience is not necessary. We welcome a variety of degrees.

Financial Arrangements

Round-trip airfare, housing, monthly food allowance, medical insurance, monthly personal stipend. An education award is given to volunteers who successfully complete a year of service.

Living Arrangements

Private bedroom in furnished, six-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, co-ed, shared community home with a small chapel. All bedding, towels, & kitchen necessities are provided.


Extensive, on-site training and support are provided throughout the year of service.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority deadline: Feb. 15.

Start Date

June 1st


Margaret DeMaioribus


P.O. Box 988
Nome, AK 99762
Phone: 907 443-5221


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