Loren Dixon

Director of Programming & Operations - KNBA

Loren’s been on the Radio in Anchorage for  30 years.  Since the mid 80's he's worked with Anchorage radio stations including KWHL, KFQD, KKLV, and KMXS. His passion for Music and the 'Triple-A' radio format began in the early 90’s which led to him to help establish the format for KNBA when the station signed on in 1996. When not on the radio hosting a music show and interviewing local and national music acts, he may be on a long road trip or you’ll find him hanging out at his log cabin  in the quiet, but bear filled hillside valley of his hometown Anchorage.

  A Whirlwind musical variety show

Parlor in the Round brings together three talented songwriters for an evening of songs, stories and laughter. Each musical round features artist experiences, insights, creativity and collaboration. Audience participation is woven throughout creating a truly unique experience. This whirlwind musical variety show is sure to delight.

Parlor in the Round is presented by Harmony Capital Enterprise.

Show Schedule

KNBA's FM Audio

Sep 6, 2018

Wednesday September 5th, around 5:00 pm,  parts within the KNBA Transmitter failed causing the FM signal to disappear. Our Engineer assessed that new parts, which are on order, will need to arrive before fully fixing the Transmitter.

We are currenlty operating on a back-up routing for our FM signal which is why you are likely experiencing a loss of signal strenght and quality. Thanks for being patient as our team works to return KNBA to a quality audio presentation! Our live streaming is audio has not been affected by the transmitter failure.  


Loren Dixon

KNBA sponsors the first, Great Alaska Music Festival! A two day showcase of National talent and stages spotlighting Alaskan artists on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, 2018. Connect to the festival website HERE for details on the activities during this weekend event. Be sure to support the Alaska Independent Musicians' Initiative as they are looking out for Alaskan artists and bringing our music to a wider audience.

Chugiak artist comes home!  Chelsea Berry is back home in Alaska for a few shows with Jeffrey Foucault and we had the opportunity to bring her Live In-Studio to hear more of her story, music and more. Learn about her roots in Alaska, her first shows at the Anchorage Folk Festival and where the name Wanderbird comes from... Thanks to Whistling Swan Productions.

Antonia Gonzales

Reconnecting with a Healthy Lifestyle is a special, hour-long broadcast from National Native News with a focus on traditional foods to improve the health and wellness of Native people. KNBA shares this program Saturday April 14th at 9:00am...

April is both National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On Saturday April 28th at 9:00am KNBA and Native Voice One will present, Our Voices Will Be Heard, a 59-min radio theater adaptation of a play about a powerful mother- daughter journey that reveals how generations face the choice of continuing to perpetuate-or disrupt-family

Paco arrived at the KNBA studio's ready to celebrate 30 years of traveling and playing songs with his buddy Tim Easton. A new album recorded direct to lacquer showcases Paco's tenor and Tim's talent. In our session we'll hear more about how they met, ways they bonded, the travels and... what the heck is a Melodic Polaroid? Paco, Tim... Welcome Home!

The Alaska Room at the 2018 Folk Alliance conference, in Kansas City, MO, was a great reason for KNBA to test some new equipment used for 'remote' broadcasts.  Michael Howard led the live music from Alaskans attending the big event down south!

Whitehorse, Yukon is home for Gordie Tentrees. His days could be filled with family, hockey, skiing, running or he just might hit the road and tour through small towns and cities where he brings the characters and the character of the road to music. His newest project features Jaxson Haldane on a CD called Grit, showcasing the real, raw sound of a Gordie Tentrees performance. Since 2014 he's played 550 shows in 11 different countries, but when you meet him you feel like he's your good neighbor friend who plays music at your favorite hole in the wall.

On Friday January 19, 2018 Jonathan Bower joined us to talk about his new album "Light Years".  The adjunct professor/songwriter has turned his homework into his music. The new CD keeps you in touch with living the Alaska life. With an amazing crew of Deep State musicians, his new album is definitely his best work yet!