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Danny Preston

Morning Line Host & Music Director - KNBA

Hailing originally from the Puget Sound region of Washington State, Danny Preston has lived in Alaska for more than 30 years. His career in radio began in 1991, and since 2004 he has hosted KNBA’s Morning Line program. He is also the station’s music director.

Danny is a two-time National Broadcasters Association finalist for the Small Market Personality of the Year Marconi award, and is also a past recipient of Broadcast Employee of the Year honors from the Alaska Broadcasters Association. He recently completed his second term of service on the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska board of directors.

Danny holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he currently works as a part time adjunct professor.

Ways to Connect

The Anchorage Concert Association came into talk with KNBA's Morning Line about its celebration of the arts, Anchorage Concerts All Access

Executive director James Hodges and community engagement director James Fredrick said the event will include live and silent auctions, food and drinks, and multiple artists and groups. 

American Red Cross of Alaska Regional CEO Tanguy Libbrecht and regional communications officer Cari Dighton visited Morning Line to talk about Hurricane Florence and disaster preparedness. 

DD Valkyrie is a creator and founder of Alaska Geeky Mamas, a Facebook community that provides outreach and support to Alaskan women in crisis.

"We now have women in the group from all over. We support women through abusive relationships, divorce, grief and loss, all stages of life, whether they're mothers or not mothers. We're trans-inclusive, we're extremely diverse."

The group refers to itself as the #squidsquad.

 

Linguistics studies major Myles Creed worked with a group to get Iñupiatun included as a language on Facebook. 

"We need Iñupiaq language everywhere. I think Facebook is just one place that the language can exist and thrive," said Myles Creed, a linguistics studies major. "To have a space where especially young people can use the language, see the language and have it represented is really going to be very useful."

Creed says other language groups want to include Yup'ik, Lingit (Tlingit, Xaad kil (Haida) and Sm'algyax (Tsimshian).

Alex France is a graphics and digital media designer from the Anchorage Museum. She says the theme for Design Week (Monday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 15) at the museum is "design is a way of thinking, a way of looking at the world."

 

As heard on Morning Line: Pamyua

Sep 10, 2018

Ivan Night and Phillip Blanchett joined KNBA's Danny Preston on Morning Line ahead of Pamyua's performance at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. 

Anchorage-based Iñupiaq artist Tristan ‘Agnauraq’ Morgan is a contemporary visual artist and will be showing some of her work for First Friday (Sept. 7, 2018) at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

As Heard on Morning Line: Ava Earl

Jul 26, 2018
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Todays guest on Morning Line featured musical artist Ava Earl. She spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about her newly released album, Am I Me Yet? She also performed three new songs off of the album with Andy Mullen on the guitar.

 

As Heard on Morning Line: Yukon Don Tanner

Jul 16, 2018
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Todays guest on Morning Line featured author Yukon Dan Tanner. He spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about his newly released book, Yukon Don Tanner's Talkeetna Territory Papers.

As Heard on Morning Line: Faces of Legacy

Jul 13, 2018
https://lindsaycarron.com/2018/07/10/native-artists-panel-in-anchorage-launches-the-council-series/

Todays guest on Morning Line featured native activist and artist, Lindsay Carron. She spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about an upcoming art series, Faces of Legacy.

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