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

Our Community - Walk for Warmth!

Feb 12, 2015

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.

Our Community - Elder Mentor Program!

Feb 10, 2015

  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.

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.

  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!

  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, Facebook, Instagram, or @scfinsider on Twitter. It is open to the public and it is a free admission event!

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment Danny Preston speaks with members of the Chicago based band JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound! Tomorrow the band will be performing at the Discovery Theater presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. The group formed in 2007 and their first album was released in 2009. They are currently touring and writing for their new upcoming album. The show begins at 7:30 PM.

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:

  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.

    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

  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.