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.


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).

One year ago, Easton Stagger Philips stopped by our studios to chat with the KNBA audience and share music from their new CD Resolution road.  They're back in Alaska and today we got to catch-up on the success of that year old CD and also hear about new directions, some live music and... fishing.

The Alaska Music Spotlight airs Fridays at 5:35pm on 90.3 KNBA.  On July 17, 2015 we had a return visit with Alaskan Dylan Lee Johnston and friend of KNBA Megan Palmer. They’ve collaborated on music projects over the last couple years, and we had them both Live In-Studio just last August as Megan was playing throughout the State and Dylan was doing gigs with Deadhorse Highway.  And of course they were at SalmonStock in 2014.  Today they called in from their new home-base in Nashville, TN.

Due to technical difficulties, the program recorded poorly and we were unable to post the audio. 

On July 10, 2015 we were joined Live In-Studio by Marty Raney! Every Friday at 5:35pm KNBA spotlights Alaskan Bands and Singer-Songwriters… This Friday we shared the studio with the Ultimate Survival musician Marty Raney… He’s played guitar on the summit of Denali and recently released a new album titled “If that Bus could Talk”. Local tales and adventure on Alaskan Music Spotlight