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.


Our Community
3:23 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Our Community - Walk for Warmth!

Walk for Warmth
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KNBA keeps you in tuned with Our Community! Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:50am we hear from community organizations working hard to help us all! Thursday February 12th, Danny Preston spoke with director of Grassroots funding for United Way, Anchorage, Aimee Chauvot. The Walk for Warmth is a community event that raises money to directly fund rent and utility assistance for Anchorage families when they need it most – the coldest months of winter in Alaska. Over 60 households (150+ individuals) received funds for rent and utility assistance thanks to your support of the 2014 Walk for Warmth.

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Our Community
4:49 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Our Community - Elder Mentor Program!

Helping Students
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  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with manager of the Elder Mentor program at the Rural Community Action Program, Jan Abbott!  The Elder Mentor program has been active for over 3o years. It provides a small stipend for Elders that are passionate about helping children learn. Elders are able to share their cultures, values and strengths for a whole new generation.

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Our Community
4:07 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Our Community - Jabali African Acrobats!

Jabali African Acrobats!
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KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Rob German of the Anchorage Junior Theater and manager Rosemarie Hable . From Mombassa, Kenya, this explosive troupe of young acrobats combines acrobatic elegance with music and dance while sharing the beauty of their African culture.  Performers bounce, bop and balance to a joyful Benga beat as they combine Chinese acrobatic feats with East African musical tradition.The Jabali African Acrobats were previously here in 2008 to perform their show.

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Our Community
4:43 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Our Community - Anchorage Park Foundation!

Anchorage Park Foundation Logo
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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 & Trail Foundation, Beth Nordlund. The Anchorage Park & Trail Foundation has 33 park projects planned for this upcoming summer! The APF offers a challenge grant, an opportunity for people in the community to  raise 40,000 dollars which APF matches dollar for dollar, leaving it all up to $80,000 in rewards towards a park project! Another way to achieve rewards towards a park project is the cash match, which the APF counts your volunteers hours!

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Our Community
4:33 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

SCF 18th Annual Expo Gathering February 7th!

  On Thursday January 29th, the Our Community segment on the radio, hosted by Danny Preston, featured Southcentral Foundation program coordinator, Faye Dotomain. SCF is having their 18th annual Health and Wellness expo at the Dena'ina center on February 7th, beginning at 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. There will be over 150 exhibit booths featuring health and wellness services. For more information, visit scf.com, Facebook, Instagram, or @scfinsider on Twitter. It is open to the public and it is a free admission event! 

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