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.

  -- Anchorage Press Article HERE

Friday April 24, 2015 the Fairbanks band HARM journeyed down to Anchorage for a show at the Tap Root and made certain that they included a stop at KNBA for a Live In-Studio session!  Not shying away from the Anchorage Press definition as a feminist supergroup, the band is comprised of Rebecca File, Annie Bartholomew, Molly McDermott, Heather Warren, Jon Heintz, Laila O’Sullivan, and Jack Ewers.  The videos provide a great look and feel to the band's music.

SALMONFEST is coming July 31st through August 2nd on the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik Alaska; 3 days of Fish, Love and Music, featuring Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The New Orleans Suspects, The California Honeydrops, Moonalice, plus many more to be announced; Tickets available on the web at Salmon Fest Alaska dot org. 

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March 20, 2015

Tim Showalter from Strand of Oaks stopped into the KNBA studios for a Live In-Studio session with Afternoon Music Show host Loren Dixon.  The Monolith agency and Tap Root brought Tim and the band to Anchorage for 2 shows. Local music opened each night as the Super Saturated Sugar Strings play Friday and the Fairbanks band Young Fangs open on Saturday. 

Listen for more Live In-Studio sessions weekdays as part of the Afternoon Music Show on KNBA!

Alaskan Music on the Radio every Friday at 5:35 pm. It was Friday the 13th and we were indeed lucky to have three of our favorites stop in to share live songs for the drive home. Emma Hill and Bryan Daste have been very active and very mobile playing several dates over the last couple weeks. Kat Moore is back home singing again with the Super Saturated Sugar Strings and making a special appearance with Emma and Bryan Friday March 13th at the Tap Root Public House.  Kat, Bryan and Emma share some songs live on the radio, Thanks!

Loren Dixon & Jonathan Lang

The KNBA Crew had a bit of Fur Rendezvous fun again this year! Creating another Snow Sculpture representing the station where Music Matters... Check out the slide show of before and after photo's plus pictures from our snow sculptures in past years. Thanks Rondy!

    

KNBA began the Alaska Native Artist Spotlight to reach out to musicians, bands and artists in the effort to bring more Native voices to the airwaves.  We wanted to shine a brighter light by choosing a specific artist to showcase. So we asked for music… and the response was fantastic!

Annually we’ll be selecting an artist or band, from submitted entries, to be spotlighted on 90.3 FM. We'll record an artist/band profile; we'll share the artists/bands music as part of the On-Air playlist and we'll invite the artist/band for a Live In-Studio session on the radio. 

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Friday February 6, 2015.

Our neighbor from the Yukon, Gordie Tentrees, joined me live on the radio to share some music and conversation. He's playing Anchorage, Talkeetna and Palmer February 6 - 8th along with locals Melissa Mitchell and Spiff. 

Artist and Tour information Here!

  

Hey folks, hope your well, thanks to global warming we are having record warm temperatures in the north. Feel free to come visit, the cold frigid air has left us.

  Friday January 30, 2015.  The Alaska Music Spotlight had a visit from Melissa Mitchell and Spiff for some conversation and live music.  

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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!

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