Frank Chythlook

Operations & Production Coordinator - KNBA

Frank Chythlook hosts KNBA's mid-day Native Music programming from 10am to 11am. He's also the Operations and Production Coordinator for the station.  Frank has been involved in broadcasting for years, and was first involved with KNBA as an Alaska Native Youth Media Institute participant in 1994.  Frank returned to KNBA a second time in 2001 after snagging a Broadcast degree from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, where Frank worked for a commercial TV new station and volunteer-hosted at KSUA 91.5 FM - College and volunteered at the KUAC 89.9FM membership drives.   Frank has since served as an instructor in media production at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, worked as an academic advisor at UAF, and as an FM announcer at KUAC.

Frank hails from the Bristol Bay community of Aleknagik and boasts that he once caught a 28lb king salmon on a rod and reel back when those fish were plentiful.


Ways to Connect


Today's morning line featured the story How the Crane Got Its Blue Eyes, told by John Active. He originally learned the Yup'ik story from his Grandmother, Maggie Lind.

Active had previously worked at KYUK and hosted the shows Ketvarrluku and Talkline. Not only did he host, but he also translated Yupik and English news. Folks in rural Alaska credit him for bringing the Yup’ik culture and everyone in the Y-K Delta together.

For more information on John Active and his career, visit

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Today’s guests on Morning Line featured Kelsey Wallace from the Alaska Native Heritage center and powwow singers, Butch Eastman and Anton Edwards.

Butch Eastman and Anton Edwards are powwow and cultural singers who will be perfomroming at the Alaska Native Heritage Center this weekend. While Eastman teaches at a tribal school, Edwards can be seen creating Hip-Hop and R&B music. What makes the two unique are the cross cultural connection they are able to create with their music. "We do this all the time, he just sings whatever and I follow 

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Today’s guest on Morning Line featured Steven Holley, leader of the Dena’ina dance group Ida’ina K’eljeshna, also known as the Friendship Dancers.

The dance group aims to revitalize their Dena'ina culture and understanding through song and dance. They formed in 2011 and have continued to make their presence known all over the state.  The dance group invites others to share their own cultures through song, stories and dance at a special powwow.

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Today’s guest on Morning Line featured Evan Anderson, the Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Alaska Center.

The Alaska Center works across the state to promote clean energy and strengthening Alaska's voice. They’re focused on the political process and working within the political field to get Alaskans involved in electing better candidates. It is a statewide organization with staff located in Homer, Fairbanks, and the Mat-su. 

KNBA Celebrates the 2017 Native Youth Olympics! Check out the Live reports from the games below:

March for Science Palmer AK Facebook Page

Kendra Zamzow is an environmental chemist, and after hearing about the idea of independently organized March for Science events happening across the US, thought, "Why not Palmer?"

This was in mid-February, and since then, organizing the event has been a huge part of her life, outside of work, as she points out this is completely on her own time and resources.  

Update: the new App is working:

Apple IOS: iTunes

Android Phones: Google Play store

A new App for streaming KNBA is under construction and will debut as soon as possible.

Dakota Access

  The proposed 1,168-mile Dakota Access Pipeline already has approval from four states and a majority of private landowners in its path. Supporters say it will bring hundreds of jobs and will boost the economy. But tribes and others oppose the plan. They’re worried about the possibility of a catastrophic leak endangering precious water resources. Where’s the line between job-creation and environmental protection? Why do you support or oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Martha Redbone took in ALL of Alaska during October of 2015.  She visited Kodiak, Juneau, Valdez, Bethel, Fairbanks, Skagway, Cordova, Hanies and.... KNBA in Anchorage!  Martha and her band were the Live In-Studio guests of Frank Chythlook and our new Indigenous Music Hour heard Monday - Frid

  ay from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 

Host Loren Dixon visits yet another internationally reknown band,  The Young Dubliners as they reached Alaska on tour May 2015

Best Radio Newscast: KNBA News May 1, 2015 - The Future of Rural Sanitation in Alaska

News Director Joaqlin Estus delves into an in-depth look at the future of Rural Sanitation as part of the series "Kick the Bucket"

Best News Feature: KNBA News Dental Care to Underserved Alaskans