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

Portland Cello Project returned to Alaska and joined Danny Preston on Morning Line Thursday March 9, 2017!

Signature Sounds Recordings

Friday February 24, 2017, singer songwriter Peter Mulvey stopped by KNBA as he prepared for a couple weekend concerts.  The songwriter talked about his recording relationship developed in Alaska with Ani DiFranco years ago and shared the stories behind his approach to writing and performing. On tour in Alaska with Peter are Heather Maloney and Anna Tivel. Anna joins in on the Live In-Studio session with Peter and host Danny Preston. The artists are in Alaska through Whistling Swan Productions. Thanks Mike!

Not exactly Live In-Studio...  On Friday February 10, 2017 Morning Line host Danny Preston called up Willie Nile to chat with him about his weekend performances in Alaska.  Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. His live performances are legendary.” His album “Streets Of New York” was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. BBC Radio called “The Innocent Ones”

When musicians play in Anchorage, they stop by KNBA! Whistling Swan Productions presented Porter-Nickerson shows in Alaska and the duo stopped by KNBA's morning show for a Live In-Studio session with Danny Preston.

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
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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
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  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.

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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: