Loren Dixon

Director of Programming & Operations

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.

Ways To Connect



Thank you for all the great songs submitted to KNBA!  We look forward to showcasing music and Native voices on KNBA.


Album Art - Kori Blakely

  Friday December 12, 2014 Michael Howard came to the KNBA Studios to share music and conversation about his new CD.  The Martyr and the Magician is expected to be available to the public in mid January. You can connect here with the video for the single, Tiny Birch Basket.  Michael Howard grew up in Alaska and the new album is his first, full production, studio album. For more on the artist, please visit his home page!

  AFN President & CEO, Julie Kitka's speech to AFN convention on Thursday morning October 23, 2014.

CLICK HERE for Direct content and information about  2014 AFN Convention.

Live In-Studio: Jonathan Bower

Oct 6, 2014

  Friday October 3rd Jonathan Bower visited KNBA for a Live In-Studio session during the Alaska Music Spotlight.  Jonathan just finished work on his new CD Hope, AK and tells us about the new project. 

Diversity Policy

Sep 30, 2014

Koahnic Broadcast Corp. Diversity Policy

Koahnic Broadcast Corp. is an Alaska Native owned media organization that recognizes that is it critical that Native Americans and Alaska Natives are well-represented among the board and staff of the organization. The organization strives to be inclusive and diverse, as is its audience it serves; and to embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in gender, ethnicity, age, race, family or marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physicality, veteran status and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Thursday September 18th, Portland artist Ezza Rose, with Jessie Detwieler, joined us live on air for another KNBA Live In-Studio session for your drive home on the Afternoon Music Show! Ezza is in town as part of Monolith Agency's annual Fall music showcase at the Tap Root Public House.

Check out the rich tones and haunting sounds she and Jessie shared with us on a cloudy, dark Thursday afternoon.


September is the annual Monolith Music Showcase! Come out to support Alaskan bands Friday & Saturday September 19th & 20th at the Tap Root in Spenard. Touring bands Animal Eyes and Ezza Rose will be supported by Music from: Seward’s Blackwater Railroad Co., Feeding Frenzy from Fairbanks, Anchorage rockers Debarko and Historian, The Shoot Dangs and more! Two nights showcasing the different flavors of Alaskan original Music. Concert and Ticket information at monolithagency.com 

Time is running out! This Sunday, August 31st is the deadline to make a 2014 Pick Click Give donation to KNBA and any of the other eligible nonprofits throughout Alaska.

Every Saturday morning on KNBA we're focused on Native Voices... programs like Voices from the Circle, American Indian Living, Native America Calling, Stories of Our People, Earthsongs and more... tune in this Saturday!