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.

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The Alaskan Music Spotlight begins with musician Gary Sloan and a rare recording from his band the Outlaws at a show in 1966 at the Elks Lodge in downtown Anchorage. The venue is now the Snow Goose Restaurant.  As Anchorage celebrates our 100th anniversary this summer, the Alaskan Music Spotlight celebrates some of our Local Music roots over the past 50 years.  Our Live In-Studio guest is Mr.

Loren Dixon filling in for KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus. 

Although Wildfires have increased, there have been no new evacuations. There are 21 new fires in the state of Alaska, bringing the total to 300 fires and burning about 945 square miles in the interior. 

Governor Bill Walker plans to pursue a name change for a census district named after a Confederate leader, Wade Hampton. U.S Senator Lisa Murkoswki wrote to Walker urging the name change, which she says she became aware of local concerns about using the name several months ago. 

On Sunday morning June 21st, the KNBA main Transmitter had a bit of a malfunction/meltdown. This caused KNBA to be off air for several hours on Sunday morning. Our engineers have connected the KNBA signal to our back-up transmitter. The back-up transmitter needs to operate at a lower power output which means the KNBA signal has less than our usual broadcast range. Listeners will notice the compromised audio quality while the Engineering team is working to replace and repair the main transmitter.  We hope to return to our main transmitter and operate at full power as soon as possible.

The Bear Tooth presents the July First-Tap featuring Nahko and Medicine for the People. The show is Thursday July 2nd, 2015 at the Bear Tooth Theater Pub. Doors open at 8pm.

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Thursday, May 28 - Sanitation Problems In Native America 

According to the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, nearly one in 20 households in Native America does not have complete indoor plumbing. How can communities improve sanitation services?


  Live Monday - Friday, 1-2pm Eastern.       To participate call 1-800-99-NATIV

This Week on Earthsongs

May 25, 2015

Listen for Earthsongs Thursdays at 10:00am on 90.3 KNBA.

Photograph: David Corio/Redferns

Tanya Tagaq wants to kill seals and makes Bjork sound restrained. As she hits Britain, the polar punk talks to Homa Khaleeli about death threats, land grabs and hook-ups at minus 50.

Read the article at the Guardian here.

Written by Homa Khaleeli.



KNBA has openings for new members on our Community Advisory Board.  The C.A.B. provides community feedback on the stations programming, service to the community, service to our Mission and the advisory board assists with fundraising.   

  The Young Dubliners returned to Alaska May 7th and are very likely to be Alaska's Favorite Celtic rock band. The band stops here consistently and the Alaska audience loves em! The Dubs are a hard working band playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. The band has appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as The Flaming Lips, Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.