NOME - KNOM broadcasting pioneer Tom Busch has died.
Busch died unexpectedly Monday morning in his sleep. He was 63.
Busch was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Boston College. He moved to Nome in 1970 to design and build the radio station. Busch served as KNOM's general manager from 1975 to 2005 and then served as the station's fundraiser.
KNOM is a public service radio station in Nome that is owned by the Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska, and serves Eskimo and Indian villages in western Alaska.
Busch was a member of the Alaska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.