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Loren Dixon

Director of Programming & Operations - KNBA

Loren’s been on the Radio in Anchorage for  30 years.  Since the mid 80's he's worked with Anchorage radio stations including KWHL, KFQD, KKLV, and KMXS. His passion for Music and the 'Triple-A' radio format began in the early 90’s which led to him to help establish the format for KNBA when the station signed on in 1996. When not on the radio hosting a music show and interviewing local and national music acts, he may be on a long road trip or you’ll find him hanging out at his log cabin  in the quiet, but bear filled hillside valley of his hometown Anchorage.

KNBA supports The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) December 01 - 10, 2017. The festival was founded in 2001 in order to bring independent and international films to Anchorage, and to showcase the quality independent films made in Alaska. Our mission is to develop, promote, and sustain a film festival that supports new media and independent filmmaking in Alaska and around the world, while enriching cultural and entertainment opportunities for Alaskans.

Last April veteran Alaskan musician Evan Phillips brought his 20 years of songwriting experience to an empty old church in Spenard.  ‘Lonely Mountain‘ was recorded unplugged that spring day inside the Spenard Church of Love in front of an intimate crowd of 75 people. We caught up with Evan to talk about his CD release event for that same album.

KNBA Feature Programming during Alaska Native American Indian Heritage Month

Saturday November 04, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am   AFN Re-visited: Alaska’s Native Voice w/ Antonia Gonzales (repeat of 10/19 show)

Saturday November 11, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 am   AFN Re-visited: Alaska’s Native Voice w/ Antonia Gonzales (repeat of 10/21 show)

8:30 – 9:20 am   Native America Calling Veterans Day tribute to Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

  Tune in for annual broadcast of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention LIVE from the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, AK. Connect HERE to a special AFN Broadcast web page that includes audio on demand and photos!

Thursday, October 19:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (AST)

Friday, October 20:
8:00 pm – 5:00 pm (AST)

Saturday, October 21:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm (AST)

The broadcast covers the convention as it happens from the main podium.

When you're out there playing gigs and helping the Alaska Music scene, you're gonna get your hands dirty. The Dirty Hands have supported musicians, venues, festivals and Alaskan audiences for many years. They're off to explore new landscapes and locations but will reunite in Alaska for more shows in the future. Born in Girdwood, the band is a multi­-genre, blues centric, quintet. The band members seek to broaden the dynamic and depth of their music, inspired from all corners of the United States, covering a breadth of influence steeped in blues, jazz, and rock. 

The Cheapest Key

After a busy summer, the festival season is winding down as we spotlight the Fish Creek Festival September 9, 2017 here in Anchorage featuring The Cheapest Key! The band has been together for about a year and have played only 'occasionally' on Anchorage stages.  We expect more attention will be coming their way after a studio recording is made which will no doubt get plenty of air-time on the radio. Thanks for the live music and we'll see you at the Fish Creek Festival!

Another Salmonfest and another wonderful visit with Tim Easton! Tim has been a regular at the annual music festival in Ninilchik, AK for 7 years and he always swings by the station to share more music. We chatted with Tim about the road, fishing, finding what it is you like to do and how it all fills the latest album American Fork. Check out the conversation and live songs with Tim Easton and a Live In-Studio session on KNBA.

Alaskan's are stereotyped to always be outdoors Fishing, Skiing, Climbing... what's wrong with that! Add local music to that list of Alaskan activities' and you're officially Alaska cool and Alaska geeky all at the same time. Big Fat Buddha is releasing their second studio album Breaking Trail and you can now provide a real soundtrack to go with your Alaska Geek.

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KNBA proudly sponsor's Salmonfest 2017.  Be a part of the effort for a Zero Waste Festival!

Cook Inletkeeper, ReGroup, and Kachemak Bay Conservation Society team up to reach towards Zero Waste at Salmonfest 2017

Support KNBA and get tickets for all 3 Days of Salmonfest!

EDIT: KNBA extends the Salmonfest Sweepstakes entry deadline to 11:59pm tonight, June 30.

In keeping with the spirit & intent of the Salmonfest Sweepstakes,  anyone who becomes a new member with an annual donation of $120 or more, or current members who make an additional gift of $120 or more, will be entered to win a 3 day pass for two to Salmonfest, the best music festival in Alaska! We'll announce and contact the winner on July 14, 2017.  See official rules below.

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