Frank Chythlook

Operations & Production Coordinator - KNBA

Frank Chythlook hosts KNBA's mid-day Native Music programming from 10am to 11am. He's also the Operations and Production Coordinator for the station.  Frank has been involved in broadcasting for years, and was first involved with KNBA as an Alaska Native Youth Media Institute participant in 1994.  Frank returned to KNBA a second time in 2001 after snagging a Broadcast degree from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, where Frank worked for a commercial TV new station and volunteer-hosted at KSUA 91.5 FM - College and volunteered at the KUAC 89.9FM membership drives.   Frank has since served as an instructor in media production at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, worked as an academic advisor at UAF, and as an FM announcer at KUAC.

Frank hails from the Bristol Bay community of Aleknagik and boasts that he once caught a 28lb king salmon on a rod and reel back when those fish were plentiful.


Ways to Connect

Dakota Access

  The proposed 1,168-mile Dakota Access Pipeline already has approval from four states and a majority of private landowners in its path. Supporters say it will bring hundreds of jobs and will boost the economy. But tribes and others oppose the plan. They’re worried about the possibility of a catastrophic leak endangering precious water resources. Where’s the line between job-creation and environmental protection? Why do you support or oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Martha Redbone took in ALL of Alaska during October of 2015.  She visited Kodiak, Juneau, Valdez, Bethel, Fairbanks, Skagway, Cordova, Hanies and.... KNBA in Anchorage!  Martha and her band were the Live In-Studio guests of Frank Chythlook and our new Indigenous Music Hour heard Monday - Frid

  ay from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Host Loren Dixon visits yet another internationally reknown band,  The Young Dubliners as they reached Alaska on tour May 2015

Best Radio Newscast: KNBA News May 1, 2015 - The Future of Rural Sanitation in Alaska

News Director Joaqlin Estus delves into an in-depth look at the future of Rural Sanitation as part of the series "Kick the Bucket"

Best News Feature: KNBA News Dental Care to Underserved Alaskans  

The Kuspuk Classic!

Jun 5, 2015

What does basketball have to do with archeology? Well, Frank Chythlook finds out by speaking with NBA legend Kenny Anderson! The NBA star will be at the upcoming Kuspuk Classic event on Saturday, June 13th, 7:00 Pm at the AT&T Sport Pavillion center. Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for adults, and VIP tickets are $15 which includes special seating along with an autographed meet and great with the players! For more information, click here.

Three time NAMMY (Native GRAMMY) winning Artist Cody Blackbird and The Cody Blackbird Band (Alternative blues/rock fusion) will join actor, comedian and musician Jonathan Joss at Anchorage’s Taproot for an amazing evening of great music and good laughs on Thursday March 12​th at 8pm.

Blackbird, who was raised in Anchorage, now resides in Arizona and tours internationally, both as a solo artist and with his band. This will be the third show of what is set to be an international tour consisting of over 100 shows here in the US, Australia and Europe.

KNBA at NYO 2014

Apr 28, 2014

KNBA congratulates the athletes who participated in the Native Youth Olympics and Cook Inlet Tribal Council on a successful 44th Annual NYO Games Alaska!