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.

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Our Community
4:55 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Our Community - We Came to Stay!

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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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Our Community
4:03 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Our Community - Alaska Youth for Envionmental Action

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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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Our Community
4:23 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Our Community - Red Cross Alaska!

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

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Our Community
4:49 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Our Community - TEDx

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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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Our Community
4:26 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Our Community - Alaska Food Policy Council!

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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.

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