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.

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).

Live In-Studio: SHEL

Feb 5, 2016

SHEL visited KNBA while they're in town to play live at the Tap Root for the Rhythm Heals Concert . The concert is part of the 4th annual Gynecologic Cancer Awareness & Arts of Healing Weekend in Anchorage. 


KNBA Brings New Programming to 90.3fm in 2016



Dec 28, 2015


December 28, 2015

Koahnic Broadcast Corp is offering an exciting opportunity to bring Alaska Native voices to the internet. This new stream will be created to engage young Alaskans, with an emphasis on Alaska Native youth.

You will be acquiring program content from KBC, KNBA and other sources, selecting music programing, and producing features as well as a pilot program to reach a statewide audience.

Essential Job Responsibilities

The Holiday's are here and friends and family return home to Alaska. When we gather, we hope to catch that friend who's been on the road and hear their stories! The gathering place is KNBA and that wonderful friend is Anchorage singer/songwriter Michael Howard who shares stories from the road and new music on this edition of Live In-Studio at KNBA.  


Please read the Alaska Dispatch article for more on Michael Howard... CLICK HERE


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.