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.

The World Eskimo Indian Olympics or WEIO has happens every year in Fairbanks, and this year, special to KNBA, Shyanne Beatty is reporting in each day at 10:30 during the Indigenous Music Hour.  Wednesday's report featured an interview with Kyle Worl, who went on to earn the First Place in the Kneel Jump with a 65.5 inch leap!
Falling Tree Photography

Frank Chythlook with KNBA's Indigenous Music Hour talked with Pamyua's Stephen Blanchett and A Tribe Called Red's Ian Campeau about common themes among indigenous people and music, as well as an upcoming concert at the Williwaw and a new album  Halluci Nation in the works. 

Alaskan Music Spotlight every Friday at 5:30pm on KNBA. On the July 9th show we talked to Salmonfest Director Jim Stearns about this year's festival. (Please excuse mono, poor audio)

Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp August 28th - September 3rd.

"Acoustic Alaska is a wonderful get away to nurture my musical self.  One of the best 30 minutes of my life was sitting at the campfire on a comfortable Alaska evening in an audience of about half a dozen people as Lawrence Juber and Russ Barenberg jammed together. I was more entertained and fulfilled that evening than I ever remember being at a big concert in the city."-Nina from Golden, CO 
Class of 2007 - 2015


The band plays at the Alaska State Fair with special Guest July Talk Sunday August 28th 6:00pm.

Follow KNBA on Facebook to learn about ticket giveaways to the show!



The band’s new album, Egomanic, featuring their latest single “Take It From Me,” is spinning on the Afternoon Music Show on KNBA.

2016 Salmonfest

Jun 17, 2016

The final lineup for Salmonfest 2016To celebrate, Salmonfest is giving away a pair of 2-day tickets to the festival. Now it's time to grab your best friends and make plans to head to Ninilchik August 5-7, 2016! 

Enter at the Salmonfest Facebook page

Contest will run until 12:00 pm on June 22nd, 2016. Tehy'll announce the winner on Friday, June 24th. 

  Thank you for the continued support and donations for 90.3 KNBA where Music and Members Matter!

The KNBA Membercard, which is available with annual donations of  $120 and above, comes in the mail.  If you didn't receive one, but remember requesting one, please feel free to come on in and we'll make sure you get a new card. 

All other regular gifts and special's offered during the hour of your Membership donation are here at the radio station ready for you to pick up. 

Earth Day Radio Special

Apr 18, 2016

Friday April 22nd at 10:30am, KNBA is pleased to present a half-hour documentary special, "Indigenous Women Telling a New Story on Energy" featuring Winona LaDuke.

Indigenous women have a new story to tell for our energy future.

The current story being told by our energy policies, practices and industry are devastating the land and changing climate. This program is an engaging and entertaining call to action for a new energy story that protects our land and its people.

The Good Time Travelers first came to Alaska in 2015 to play at SalmonFest. The stayed awhile and played in several communities all who said "You gotta come back!". So, they did. Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick have a good time wherever they go and the audience is never left out. You can catch up with the guys by checking out their website and visiting their shows when they're near you.  

The Good Time Travelers 

Island Style on KNBA

Feb 22, 2016

  Five time Na Hoku Hanohano winner Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole joined Kaleo and Pilialoha on Island Style, during the Valentine’s Day show to share her manao and spirit of the ancient hula style known as kahiko.  Kaumakaiwa, or Iwa, is a kumu hula from renowned Halau O Kekuhi located in Hilo, Hawai’i. Iwa shared the ‘aiha’a style of hula, meaning low-postured, thus bringing the body closer to connect with the earth. Halau O Kekuhi is a classical dancing company and the center of cultural knowledge, beliefs, and practices of the Edith Kankaka’ole Foundation (EKF).