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.

Ways To Connect

Our Community - Pick. Click. Give.

Dec 30, 2014

Danny Preston speaks with program manager of the Pick Click Give program, Heather Beaty. You can begin filling for your PFD application this Thursday, January 1st! Be sure to consider the Pick Click Give program by donating to Alaska Non-Profits, which include over 500 organizations to choose from. At the end of your PFD application, the Pick Click Give portion will be available and they are tax deductible. For more information, visit: http://www.pickclickgive.org

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  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with Theater group Arts Power about the upcoming play presented by Alaska Junior Theater, "Otherwise Known as Sheila The Great"! Bryce Walsh and Jackie Ostick join Danny in the studio all the way from New Jersey! Judy Blume’s iconic book, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great is brought vividly to life with engaging songs, creative sets and a powerful message. Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical about discovering the person within.

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    Danny Preston speaks with director of the Anchorage International Film Festival, Laura Moscatello and Program Director of the Festival, Jim Parker! The AIFF is ten days long and features films at various venues around town including the Bear Tooth Theater, the Loussac Library, the Alaska Experience Theater, The Anchorage Museum and the Anchorage Community Works. There will be over 100 films ranging from 19 different countries! Some highlights of the festival this year include more films made exclusively in Alaska.

Our Community - United Way!

Nov 20, 2014
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  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Vice President  of Income Health and Impact at United Way, Sue Brogan, and lead navigator of United Way, Joan Fisher. Phase 2 of the Obama Care system will be rolling out. Open enrollment began on the 15th and United Way is aiding in navigating Alaskan's to affordable healthcare. A good way of obtaining any kind of healthcare related is by contacting Alaska 211. It is the statewide way to obtain any kind of information which contains over 3000 resources all over the state.

Our Community - AARP Tax Aide!

Nov 18, 2014
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  Danny Preston speaks with AARP foundation tax aid and communication specialist Susan Siprelle. AARP is having a Tax Aide program, which is available to everyone and anyone, any age, but there are a few restrictions. You go into the AARP sites which are around Alaska, and they will file your taxes electronically, free of cost! There is no catch. For more informsation, visit: http://freetaxprepanc.com

Our Community - F Magazine!

Nov 13, 2014
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  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with F Magazine's publisher Teeka Ballas. F Magazine is a full nonprofit volunteered run publication. They run 4 different statewide competitions annually as well as put out an annual compilation cd. The magazine is very art oriented incorporating the non mainstream art community. Tonight be sure and attend the 3rd annual F-Action Music video Awards Showcase at 7PM at the Taproot. For more information, visit: http://fhideout.org/

Our Community - Mother America Blue!

Nov 11, 2014
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  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's special veteran day's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Diane Benson. She has written and will be performing her own production of Mother America Blue. Mother America Blue will be presented one night only at Cyrano’s Playhouse,  tonight November 11th  at 7pm. The program will include a performance of “River Woman,” and a surprise story telling by one of Anchorage’s own long-time Veteran of a previous war. It is  Diane and her family's story that leads us to wake up to a very unique reality.

Our Community - Randy Rutherford!

Nov 6, 2014
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  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! Danny Preston speaks with Director of the Center for Corporate and Professional Development at the  University of Alaska Anchorage, Steve Hinds! The Center for Corporate and Professional Development is bringing together different classes, that provides training to youth within the community. They are focused on providing innovative, targeted, cost effective and market driven solutions to meet and exceed your educational development needs.

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  Danny Preston speaks with Rudy Ramirez and Molly Robinson, cast members of the upcoming production Schoolhouse Rock! The Schoolhouse Rock Live production incorporates academic subjects and they will never seem boring again when presented through hits like "Conjunction Junction", "I'm Just a Bill", "Interplanet Janet" or "Three is a Magic Number". Schoolhouse Rock live explodes onto the stage with songs you loved updated for a whole new generation.  An upcoming puinlic performance will be on Halloween, October 31st, beginning at 7PM at the Atwood Concert Hall.

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