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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.

  Fall fundraising is coming to KNBA radio and we'd love to have your help! Every time you discover new Music or hear Alaska Native Programming on KNBA, it's because you and your community support public radio at 90.3 fm. Your donations keep unique programming alive!

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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Friday June 02, 2017 Ava Earl joined us for a Live In-Studio session as she begins a summer celebration of her new self-titled album. The young artist from Girdwood shines on the new release, her second full album, with well written and confidently delivered songs that were recorded in Portland, OR.  Nothing gets in the way of Ava's stories as the album was recorded with a minimalist approach to capture the same delicate but confident presentation you get when seeing and hearing her live. Connect with the artist when you visit her at www.avaearl.com

Be a Volunteer with KNBA's annual Alaska Native Art Auction! Mark your calendars and file your taxes early, so you can spend time Thursday April 13th with KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation’s annual fundraising event.

Event will be Thursday April 13th at 6 - 9 PM at the Hotel Captain Cook. Volunteers are needed to assist with event set up in the afternoon, during the evening and post event art pick-up/event clean up.  

Call today to talk with Cindy Hector or Larry Cleland and tell them, "I want to volunteer for the Art Auction!". 

Cindy Hector 793-3528

The Hope Social Club hangs out at KNBA sharing stories about how the band takes it all one song at a time. It's the stories of Alaskan nights, weekends and summer adventure... your stories! The band celebrates their first studio album with a party Saturday night at the 49th State Brewery (March 25, 2017). 

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