Danny Preston

KNBA Music Director / Host of Morning Line

Hailing originally from the Puget Sound region of Washington State, Danny Preston has lived in Alaska for more than 30 years. His career in radio began in 1991, and since 2004 he has hosted KNBA’s Morning Line program. He is also the station’s music director.

Danny is a two-time National Broadcasters Association finalist for the Small Market Personality of the Year Marconi award, and is also a past recipient of Broadcast Employee of the Year honors from the Alaska Broadcasters Association. He recently completed his second term of service on the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska board of directors.

Danny holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he currently works as a part time adjunct professor.

Ways To Connect

Our Community - Red Nose Day!

May 21, 2015
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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Senior Director of Communications at United Way, Laura Brown! Today, May 21st, is officially Red Nose day! It is a fundraising event for eradicating child poverty. 2015 marks the first year of the event, but it originally started in the UK and has raised over a billion dollars toward ending child poverty. The way to activley participate in Red Nose Day is by first obtaining a red nose. Then take a photo or selfie of yourself and upload it to social media. It's that easy.

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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Operations Manager of the behavior services division at the Southcentral Foundation, Christine Reddick, intern of the Alaska Native Health Consortium, Danielle J., and Public Relations specialist, Richard Perry.

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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community. In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with executive director of the Anchorage Park Foundation, Beth Nordlund! The Anchorage Park Foundation has awarded 15 grants, over $200,000, to people from around town that want to help improve Municipal parks and trails around Alaska! Tomorrow, May 7, there will be a celebration at Town Square park around noon which will celebrate and highlight all of the  grantees to the community.

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This weekend the Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska will be hosting the Amblin' for Alzheimer's event at the Anchorage Golf Course! The event aids in supporting individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (ADRD) and frail elders in Alaska. Currently, there are over 8,000 Alaskans and 30,000 caregivers that are affected by ADRD. By attending this event, you help fund research and Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska programs and services. Also, there will be prizes including two round trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies!

Our Community - We Came to Stay!

Apr 7, 2015
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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Vivian Melde and Shirley Mae Springer. Both women conceptualized We Came to Stay, which is an upcoming  project that is a collection of unknown or lesser known stories that highlights community upbringings. The project is part of the Centennial Celebration and Alaska will be turning 100 this year! They would like everyone to come to the event on Saturday, Aprill 11th, from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. It's all taking place at the Wendy Williamson auditorium.

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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with youth Sophia Astaburuaga, Vika Morozova, and Diego Joe. Recently, all 3 youth went to Juneau to speak with Governor Bill Walker about creating a climate change task force. For the proposal, the youth brought a petition over, which included over a thousand signatures from people all over Alaska. Raising awareness for the environment was the main purpose of this meeting. Coming up, AYEA is going to take a RV and drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks, making stops in various locations on the way.

Our Community - Red Cross Alaska!

Mar 31, 2015
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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with 

Our Community - TEDx

Mar 26, 2015
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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with co-chair of the TEDx planning committee, Claire Ross, along with Julie Nolan and Corey Hester. TED started 30 years ago in California and it's had some powerful people speak at the event, including Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert and many more. From that, spinoff's were created, consisting of locations and/or communities. Each speaker has 18 minutes, which they have to be able to speak in the purest form possible in order to connect with the audience.

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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with state executive director for the U.S department of Agriculture and a governing board member of the Alaska Food Policy Council, Daniel Consenstein! The AFPC is a group of Alaskan's who have gotten together because they care about food being consumed. Problems arising with bad food consumption includes diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The ACPC  is a group of Alaskan's from all across the state that takes a peek into our food system and where it initially comes from.

Our Community - Food Bank of Alaska!

Mar 19, 2015
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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with executive director of The Food Bank of Alaska, Michael Miller! The Face of Hunger is in fact changing in Alaska. The Food Bank of Alaska provides resources for those not able to easily receive food. There is no particular age group that is struggling with hunger, in fact anyone not working or with disabilities can suffer from hunger. 1 in 7 Alaskans cannot count on their next meal, which includes 1 in 5 children.

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