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.


Nov 9, 2015


October 30, 2015

Koahnic Broadcast Corp. announces an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enterprising individual to join our team. Help us turn listeners into members to strengthen the sustainability of our public radio station and national Native program productions.  


This week on Earthsongs: Byron Nicolai is a 17-year-old traditional Yup’ik drummer and singer from Toksook Bay, Alaska — a village with a population of around 600 residents. Nicolai, who performs under I Sing, You Dance, gained his popularity by posting videos of himself singing traditional native songs on Facebook as a way to inspire Alaska native kids to engage with cultural traditions and music. His page I Sing, You Dance has thousands of views now. Just this summer, Byron performed at the White House.

Beth Chrisman returns home to the interior leading her fellow songwriter from Austin, TX on a 'Golden Tour' throughout Alaska! Beth grew up in Fairbanks and got her musical momentum playing with local bands and recording fiddle on records by the Whipsaws. She extended her talent to the Lower 48 and had success playing with the trio, The Carper Family. Christy Hays spent 4 years in South East Alaska enjoying the solitude and wilderness and using that time to continue developing her songwriting talents. From her Bio on ReverbNation...


Sunday August 30th, Noon - 4:00pm.


Earthsongs airs Thursdays at 10:00am and repeats Saturdays at 11:00am. This week features Turtle Clan Mohawk Jimmy Wolf, a blues/rock singer and guitarist with an edge. His songs blend distorted effects with soul, R&B, 50's rock, and Delta-Chicago blues. His latest album, A Tribute to Little Johnny Taylor, is a collection of songs that honors the blues and soul singer who died in 2002. It was nominated for "Best Blues Recording" at the 2014 Native American Music Awards where Wolf also won "Best Male Artist of the Year". Jimmy Wolf joins us on the line this week from Rome, New York.


KNBA welcomes back our radio friend Camille Conte! CC is in Anchorage during August and she'll be filling-in as the Host of the Afternoon Music show, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Tuesdays - Fridays through the rest of the month. If you're from Anchorage, you know CC from her days hosting the mid-day show on 100.5 The Fox from 1991-1997 and certainly as the Host of “Morning Line” on KNBA from 1998 - 2001.  Give her a call at the studio line to welcome her back in town! KNBA request line, (907) 279-5622. Find CC on the Internet!

  The Good Time Travelers came to Alaska with a specific visit and performance at the 2015 SalmonFest music festival. True to their name, they stayed in Alaska and have had a good time traveling to the many points throuout south central AK that love live music. Pete and Michael swung by the KNBA studios for some live music and conversation. Thanks for coming to Alaska guys! 

Ok, so technically the band wasn't here in studio, but Zach Carothers called KNBA and we had a chance to chat about their upcoming concert in Alaska.  Portugal. The Man began making music in the Valley around 2000 - 2001 and Wasilla and Anchorage audience's knew them as Anatomy of a Ghost. They honed their skills in Alaska, but knew that the large West Coast cities offered opportunity for even more growth. By 2006 the band released an album on Fearless Records called "Waiter: "You Vultures!" and they immediately found new audiences.


On Wednesday July 29, 2015 the Taproot will present a Roots Spotlight Special Feature: The Jerry Cans

The show will start at 10pm, followed by roots jam on stage (or patio).