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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

On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, a number of community organizations will host a vigil and healing drum ceremony at the Alaska Native Heritage Center,  8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, to honor and remember the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children.

Charlene Aqpik Apok (Inupiaq) is the gender justice and healing director for Native Movement, one of the host organizations of the event.

A summit next month in Fairbanks hopes to build collaboration and strategies that address the challenges of relying on oil-and-gas development.

Organizers hope that the Just Transition Summit – January 8-10, 2020 – provides a space for “Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration to build critical thinking around economic and social transition.”

A support group for Indigenous LGBTQ and Two Spirit people and their allies wants to let Indigenous queer people have a safe place to connect.

Tui McDermottt, Will  Bean and Jenny Miller founded Aurora Pride, which is a private Facebook group out of respect to members’ privacy and safety.

The trio came into the KNBA Morning Line studio on Friday, June 28, 2019, to talk with Morning Line host Danny Preston.

Health care professionals from all around the world are in Anchorage this week for the ninth annual Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care Conference.

Dr. Terry Simpson visited KNBA’s studios to talk with Morning Line host Danny Preston about the conference.

Aaron Walker and Andy Hall are two teachers of about 45 from Southeast Ohio visiting Alaska.

The contingent of educators hopes to learn more about the history of the 49th state, and bring those lessons back to their classrooms.

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Music is hosting "University Singers: The First Nowell," a program of choral works for voices and orchestra 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop, Anchorage.

Associate music professor Grant Cochran and some students stopped into KNBA's Morning Line to talk with host Danny Preston about the show.

As heard on Morning Line: 2018 Funders Forum

Nov 20, 2018

On November 27, 2018, Alaska Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the 2018 Funders Forum, which will provide an update on funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, as well as a large network of funders.

The Center's Outreach Specialist Richard Perry and regional director Anthony Caole stopped into KNBA to talk to Morning Line host Danny Preston to talk about the event.

New York City-based Lucky Chops found their love of music in school.

Folk musician Jim Kweskin is visiting Alaska for his first time ever. Originally from Stanford, Connecticut, he’s now been to all 50 states thanks to touring.

“I loved folk music since I was a kid and I also loved early jazz,” he said. “I got into combining the two which is basically what jug band music is, old jazz played on folk music instruments -- is a simple way to describe it. Then I started traveling around the country learning songs “

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.

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