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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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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Todays guests on Morning Line featured the executive director of the Alaska Trails, Steve Cleary, and Public Affairs/Partnership Staff Officer from the Chugach National Forest, Alicia King. They spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about the Iditarod National Historic Trail.

Summer 2018 marks the trail's 40th anniversary for being deemed 'historic' by the U.S. Congress. The trail itself spans about a thousand miles, beginning in Seward and ending in Nome. While most think the trail can be primarily seen in the winter, it can actually be hiked in the summer. 

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Todays guests on Morning Line featured ANPA board member Angela Jenkins and ANPA panelist Sarah Monkton, from the Alaska Commission for Human Rights. They spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about an upcoming panel taking place today in Anchorage.

 

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Todays guests on Morning Line featured Cathy Steen from the Alaska Scottish Club and the Fire, a Scottish music band. They spoke with Morning Line Host Danny Preston about an upcoming event taking place this weekend in Anchorage.

Portland Cello Project returned to Alaska and joined Danny Preston on Morning Line Thursday March 9, 2017!

Signature Sounds Recordings

Friday February 24, 2017, singer songwriter Peter Mulvey stopped by KNBA as he prepared for a couple weekend concerts.  The songwriter talked about his recording relationship developed in Alaska with Ani DiFranco years ago and shared the stories behind his approach to writing and performing. On tour in Alaska with Peter are Heather Maloney and Anna Tivel. Anna joins in on the Live In-Studio session with Peter and host Danny Preston. The artists are in Alaska through Whistling Swan Productions. Thanks Mike!

Not exactly Live In-Studio...  On Friday February 10, 2017 Morning Line host Danny Preston called up Willie Nile to chat with him about his weekend performances in Alaska.  Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. His live performances are legendary.” His album “Streets Of New York” was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. BBC Radio called “The Innocent Ones”

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