Danny Preston

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

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 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.

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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.

Our Community - Park Founders Day!

Jun 11, 2015
Anchorage Park Foundation

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! Today marks the ten year anniversary of the APF being active and involved with the community. Join the Park Founders Day celebration this Saturday, June 13th, on the west end of the Delaney park strip from 12-3 PM. Festivities include live music, aerial photos, food, games, (hamster ball race) a time capsule, and much more!

Our Community - Stick Figure AK!

May 28, 2015
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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with visual communications specialist of the Arch of Anchorage, Naomi Hodawanus. This summer, the Arc of Anchorage will be hosting a summer event called stick figure AK. It is a very exiting way of getting people from around the state to celebrate with the organization in a way that communicates creatively, regardless of age, sex gender and etc.

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.

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