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.

Deadline to enter 11:59pm 10/24/21. Winner will be contacted by KNBA officials.  Alyeska Resort SWEEPSTAKES 

  • $1,000 total prize value for Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska
  •  Good for rooms, skiing, spa and food

Official Rules:

Blues and Beyond

Sep 29, 2021

Farewell and a big Thank You to volunteer host Jeff Thurston and his show Blues and Beyond for a successful run on KNBA since 2014!

Jeff and family are moving to the lower 48 and he’ll no longer be here to continue Blues on Sunday nights. We received passionate feedback from listeners and enjoyed hearing Jeff’s enthusiasm for the Blues. We’ll have alternate programming during October as we assess the options for Sunday night programming from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Due to technical difficulties with the FM transmitter, KNBA will be on a backup transmitter until the repairs are completed. 

KNBA programming is still available clean and clear when streaming at or by using the tune-in radio app.

We hope to have the transmitter fixed very soon, sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for listening on-line!

Loren Dixon, Director of Programming

Make a Donation Here

As we end 2020,  KNBA is asking for your support to keep us going strong.  It’s the support of KNBA members that allows us to share Alaska Native programs, News and stories to a local, national, and global audience all while discovering and listening to Music that Matters.    

Submitting a Sweeper

Jul 31, 2020

Submitting a Sweeper or B-Liner

Interested in hearing your voice on the radio? Want to support your local Native public radio station? Submit a sweeper or B-Liner today!

What is a sweeper? A sweeper is used to ID the station with our taglines - “Alaska’s Native Voice” and “Where Music Matters”.

What is a B-Liner? B-Liners are a way to briefly identify the station and promote a KNBA show or service.

How do I submit one? Easy! Follow the guide below and hear yourself on the radio!

Volunteer at KNBA

Feb 27, 2020

DJ Training and Volunteer Work Desk are ‘on hold’ until new facilities are operational in mid to late 2020Volunteer DJ Training          

KNBA uses ‘Tiered’ training to approve community DJ’s who can learn to operate our programming and advance to pitch their own show ideas. Community DJ’s learn about KNBA’s programming structure, basic radio programming theories, system operations and on-site procedures & policy. 

Guest Mark Spafford, originally aired October 25, 2019

Guest Steve Stripling, originally aired October 11, 2019

Guest Lindsey Walker Hobson, originally aired October 04, 2019.

Listener Feedback

Aug 27, 2019

Listener feedback is brought to the attention of the Director of Programming and Operations. Feedback is also shared and reviewed 4 times a year with the KNBA Community Advisory Board.  

Thank you for letting us know how you listen!