Danny Preston

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


  Danny Preston speaks with Don Rearden, a professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He is also known as the author of The Ravens Gift. Shifting from contemporary Yupik Eskimo village life to a gripping post-apocalyptic Alaskan nightmare, The Raven's Gift reveals a heartbreaking truth -- many remote communities in rural Alaska currently teeter on the brink of total collapse. Don Rearden's debut novel dares to confront the frightening possibility of an impending catastrophic loss of human life, love, and indigenous culture.


  Danny Preston speaks with Chief Executive Office of the Red Cross Tanguy Libbrecht and preparedness specialist Anna Nilles. September is National Preparedness month! Why do we have this month and what does it all mean? Well it is to get people to just stop for a moment, and think about what it means to be "prepared". The Red Cross is getting the public to prevent and alleviate suffering. For more information on how you can become more prepared,visit:


  Danny Preston speaks with executive director of the APF, Beth Nordlund. The Anchorage Park Foundation facilitates park improvement projects that are driven by neighborhood initiative. APF is a independent nonprofit — separate from but working closely with the city, to upgrade park assets. They are about what park users want, and are responsible and accountable to the intent of our donors, neighborhoods and volunteers. There are two new neighborhood playgrounds now open, near the Oceanview and Stevenson area.


In today's Our Community Segment, Danny Preston speaks with Tommy O'Malley, FASD Program Manager. FASD is an abbreviation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Today, September 9th, is national FASD awareness day. This day also serves a significance relating to none for nine, no consuming of alcohol within the 9 months of pregnancy. It is a preventable birth condition and it is completely avoidable. Tonight there will be an event for FASD awareness day at the Anchorage School District building on Debbar and Boniface, which starts from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.


Danny Preston speaks with Alaska Native artist, Gretchen Sagan! With a traditional print-making background, Gretchen has been painting on canvas for 6 years. Her new series of art features painting on birch-tree panels. An upcoming exhibition featuring 16 pieces by Gretchen herself will run September 5th through the 28th at the Alaska Humanities Forum. Tomorrow evening for First Friday, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, marks the beginning of the new exhibition including a special reception. For more information you can call Alaska Humanities forum at (907) 272 5341.



  Danny Preston speaks with Karen Phillip about the Tital VII Indian Education Program at the Anchorage School District. Project Puqigtut II is a 21st century online success program for Alaska Native and American Indian ASD high school students. Students are able to earn core high school credit through online coursework to get on-track to graduate, grade improvement or get ahead. For more information, visit: http://www.asdk12.org/depts/inded/projects/puqigtut/index.asp


Danny Preston speaks with Betty Soo who will be an instructor at the Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp along with Dan Navarro, Mary Flower, Michael Chapdelaine, Fred Sokolow, Doug Cox, Steve Baughman, and Sharon Gilchrist. The guitar camp takes place August 24th through August 30th in Wasilla, Alaska. For more information, visit: http://acousticalaska.com/index.html  

  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with Katie Marquette, the Communications Director for REAP. The Renewable Energy Alaska Project is having a family fair! It will take place on the downtown park strip from 11 AM to 9 PM. This event is fun for the whole family! Enjoy live music, crafts, great local food, informational booths, children’s activities, and interesting workshops. Admission is FREE and it’s guaranteed to be a great time!


  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with Melissa Heuer, deputy director of the Renewable Resources Foundation. Each year, the non-profit organization brings awareness statewide by having a festival, also known as Salmonstock. The event is about sustainability and protecting the amazing fish resources we have in Bristol Bay. This year, there will be a aerial photograph once again. The event keeps growing year after year, filled with fish and music. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Salmonstock

Danny Preston speaks with CEO of thread, Stephanie Berglund, and Senator Bill Wielechowski. The organization, thread, is a statewide childcare resource and referral network. thread provides services to families, including free childcare referrals. Save the date for an upcoming signature thread event, the 8th annual  Book Party in the Park! The party is August 14th from 4 - 7 PM and celebrates early literacy and promotes free family fun. For more information, visit: