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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.

Make your own Adventure in 2017!

Anyone who makes an End-of-Year donations at $120 or more will be automatically entered to win 2 tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies! See full entry rules and ticket information below.

On Friday January 13, 2017 we'll draw from the entries and announce a winner on-air. Imagine where you might go for a new adventure in the new year!  

Best of 2016

This certainly has been an interesting year, hasn’t it? As we look forward in sunny anticipation to a healthy and happy 2017, now is a nice time to reflect with gratitude on all the great new music that came our way over the past twelve months. We asked KNBA DJ's and our whole staff to share their favorite music of 2016. Whether it was a new album, a live show or even that song that they just couldn't get out of their head... Thanks for listening!   Danny Preston, Music Director KNBA

Danny Preston - Morning Line

Live In-Studio with the Hannah Yoter Band! HYB is on a roll with a debut album being released November 18, 2016 with the bands live sound so well balanced you'd think this was their 10th album. Hannah's vocals are delivered with a warm smile and a comfort built on confidence that she's doing what she loves. Meet the Alaskan artist raised in Hope, AK.

Aoife O'Donovan is in Alaska for a few shows and she joined our Morning show for a Live In-Studio session Thursday November 3, 2016.  Find more Artist information at Anchorage Concert Association.

Anchorage Press

Friday October 28, 2016 on the Alaska Music Spotlight we were joined by Alaskan writer and musician Jonathan Bower. He's been writing a series of articles in the Anchorage Press describing a mix-tape aimed at getting us through this absurd political season. Since you can't hear songs in the Newspaper, we brought Jonathan in to spin the music he's selected!  Connect to the series in the Anchorage Press; and connect to the  author Jonathan Bower.

Darren Hanlon

 

   Darren Hanlon and David Dondero stopped by KNBA on their way to the Tap Root for their Friday night show. Darren, from Australia, shared some songs and conversation about travel, playing shows in the outback and songwriting challenges.   From Darren's website we learn more about the touring artist...

 

Rick Brooks has brought the blues to AK for many years and we were glad to have him Live In-Studio to share music and conversation about his new CD "The Mississippi John Hurt Songbook".  Rick has spent years in Alaska playing and teaching guitar. He's influenced other Alaskan artists and stayed on point as one of our key talents in the 49th State! 

Milo Mattews... Bassist, Producer, Singer Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Performer, Spiritual Practitioner, One Man Band, Hired touring Musician... KNBA was very happy to have Milo Live In-Studio to catch up on new recordings, new surroundings and his respected reputation and history helping Alaskan artists! 

the 14th Annual Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp is co-sponosred by KNBA. The Instructor Concert is held on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.  This year's camp instructors include Italian-born flatpicker Beppe Gambetta, fingerstyle champion Chris Proctor, Scottish-born singer/songwriter Jill Jackson, Uke sensation Victoria Vox, swing maestra Cyd Smith and Czech-born mandolinist Radim Zenkl. Other performing artists include Canadian Roots dobro artist Doug Cox and Steve Baughmanon Clawhammer Guitar and Banjo.

Swing 49, the Alaskan band that tackles the Gypsy Jazz genre, swung by KNBA Friday August 26th to chat about their new Album 'Devil's Club Blues' and share some live music!  Jackie Shafer, Tovi Newman, Forrest Wilson and Logan Bean have a crisp, balanced sound that very comfortably and respectably lives in the Gypsy Jazz genre while totally adding their own Alaskan flavor.

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