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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

Aaron Leggett from the Anchorage Museum stopped into Morning Line on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, to talk with Danny Preston about "Aiviq and Nanuq: Sea Horse and Sea Bear of the North," an exhibit depicting the walrus and the polar bear.

The museum's curator for Alaska history and culture Leggett says the exhibit looks at the connection humans have to the polar bear and the walrus.

Alaska Quarterly Review co-founder and editor Ron Spatz joined Morning Line's Danny Preston on Tuesday, October, 2, 2018, along with poets Tara and Chaun Ballard, to talk about AQR and an upcoming event, "Here & Over There," featuring Alaskan poets. 

The free event begins 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at The Writers Block, 3956 Spenard Road.

New work by Joan Naviyuk Kane will also be featured. 

For more information go to aqreview.org.

As heard on Morning Line: Flor de Toloache

Sep 28, 2018

Female mariachi band Flor de Toloache stopped into Morning Line on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to talk with Danny Preston about this weekend's trip to Anchorage. The group will be performing with Ozomatli this Saturday at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. You can listen and watch below.

Elizabeth Anaya from Anaya Latin Dance and artist Esteban Isnardi come in to talk about events for the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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

Executive director Jason 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. 

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