Danny Preston

Morning Line Host & Music Director - KNBA

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

http://juneauempire.com/art/2016-01-13/our-voices-will-be-heard-universal-story-distinctive-voice

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Jack Dalton and Erin Tripp! The two of them will be acting in the play "Our Voices Will Be Heard." The play is about a powerful mother- daughter journey that reveals how generations face the choice of continuing to perpetuate—or disrupt—family violence. Through the lens of fiction, and the palette of Alaska Native Storytelling, the playwright tells the true story of her mother’s strength against impossible pressure.

A busy weekend of live music in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley was headlined by the veteran artist John Sebastian. Whistling Swan productions hosted the founder of the Lovin' Spoonful and brought him by the KNBA studios for a live interview with our Morning Line host Danny Preston.

Our Community - Cook Inlet Housing!

Oct 8, 2015
courtesy of cookinlethousiong.org

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Director of Public Relations at Cook Inlet Housing, Sezy Gerow-Hanson! Recently, Cook Inlet Housing Authority just received the ArtPlace Community Development Investments grant! It is a 3 million dollar, three year grant that aids in developing arts and culture, together as one. Over 260 applicants applied, Cook Inlet Housing was chose. as one of the grantees! Through Cultural Asset Mapping, the organization will be able to collect data through photos, surveys, speaking, story telling, and etc.

Our Community - Disaster Awareness Month!

Sep 29, 2015
courtesy of americanredcross.org

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Regional Disaster Program Officer of the Red Cross Anchorage, Kelly McGuirk, as well as Regional Communications Offficer,  Beth Bennett. Coming up, there will be about 20 classes offered over four days across the state, which include shelter management, operations, restoring family links, and many more. Making sure communities can take care of themselves and having the right skill sets helps speed up the process of being prepared in any emergency.

  Thursday September 3rd, KNBA had a visit from the Ohio band Over the Rhine! Danny Preston mic'ed them up in studio and chatted with the duo about their music and their show in Anchorage.

courtesy of Cyrano's Theater Company

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with curator of this weeks play, Indra Arriaga, as well as fellow actor Miles Scott. This week marks the final week of Cyrano's Ten decades Ten Plays series! Week 10 takes place though the years 2005-20015 and can be described as:

courtesy of Cyrano's Theater Company

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with curator John Mckay and Gabrielle Barnett! This week marks the ninth week of the Ten Decades, Ten plays series currently playing at Cyrano's Theatre Company. Week 9 takes place in the years 1995 - 2005 and can be described as "Et tu, Y2K?  Anchorage, All-American City, lurches forward with one foot planted firmly in each of two millenia." The show begins at 7pm, running through Thursday, August 27, to Monday, August 31.

courtesy of Cyrano's Theater Company

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with John Parsi, director of week eight of 10 decades of the city's history. Week eight takes place from the years 1985 to 1995. "From the creative mind of Jack Dalton, famous Alaska Native storyteller--a takeoff on "Prairie Home Companion" with an Alaskan indigenous twist." The show runs August 19 - 24 at Cyrano's Off Center Playhouse beginning at 7 PM. For more ticket information, click here!

courtesy of Sobermiut

 KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with President of the Sobermiut organization, Sonia Vent and co-founder/secretary Steven Randazoo. Sobermiut was created in 2004/2005 as a nonprofit that unifies Alaskan Native individuals, families, and communities that reinforces a healthy lifestyle: free of alcohol and drug abuse. Sobermiut will be having a fundraiser for the Alaska Native Community Center. The center is a place where people can get together and just be their selves.

http://images.bwwstatic.com/upload10/442909/Cyranos_Off_Center_Playhouse_2.jpg

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Peter Porco, the curator of the upcoming play "The Lady is a Trucker; Anchorage Rides the Road to War." The play is part of a ten week long presentation presented by Cyrano's Theatre Company. Cyrano's will be presenting a different decade in Anchorage history in the form of a living newspaper, highlighting the headline stories and colorful characters of the day, with authentic music of the period and film clips, etc.

Pages