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.

Alaskan's are stereotyped to always be outdoors Fishing, Skiing, Climbing... what's wrong with that! Add local music to that list of Alaskan activities' and you're officially Alaska cool and Alaska geeky all at the same time. Big Fat Buddha is releasing their second studio album Breaking Trail and you can now provide a real soundtrack to go with your Alaska Geek.

KNBA proudly sponsor's Salmonfest 2017.  Be a part of the effort for a Zero Waste Festival!

Cook Inletkeeper, ReGroup, and Kachemak Bay Conservation Society team up to reach towards Zero Waste at Salmonfest 2017

Support KNBA and get tickets for all 3 Days of Salmonfest!

EDIT: KNBA extends the Salmonfest Sweepstakes entry deadline to 11:59pm tonight, June 30.

In keeping with the spirit & intent of the Salmonfest Sweepstakes,  anyone who becomes a new member with an annual donation of $120 or more, or current members who make an additional gift of $120 or more, will be entered to win a 3 day pass for two to Salmonfest, the best music festival in Alaska! We'll announce and contact the winner on July 14, 2017.  See official rules below.

Friday June 02, 2017 Ava Earl joined us for a Live In-Studio session as she begins a summer celebration of her new self-titled album. The young artist from Girdwood shines on the new release, her second full album, with well written and confidently delivered songs that were recorded in Portland, OR.  Nothing gets in the way of Ava's stories as the album was recorded with a minimalist approach to capture the same delicate but confident presentation you get when seeing and hearing her live. Connect with the artist when you visit her at

Be a Volunteer with KNBA's annual Alaska Native Art Auction! Mark your calendars and file your taxes early, so you can spend time Thursday April 13th with KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation’s annual fundraising event.

Event will be Thursday April 13th at 6 - 9 PM at the Hotel Captain Cook. Volunteers are needed to assist with event set up in the afternoon, during the evening and post event art pick-up/event clean up.  

Call today to talk with Cindy Hector or Larry Cleland and tell them, "I want to volunteer for the Art Auction!". 

Cindy Hector 793-3528

The Hope Social Club hangs out at KNBA sharing stories about how the band takes it all one song at a time. It's the stories of Alaskan nights, weekends and summer adventure... your stories! The band celebrates their first studio album with a party Saturday night at the 49th State Brewery (March 25, 2017). 

Good Time Travelers


David Spowart

The World Cafe announce's that Talia Schlanger will succeed David Dye as the host of World Cafe, starting on Monday, April 3. The news was also revealed in a Philadelphia Inquirer article posted today.

More live music from the KNBA studio's as the big city of Anchorage takes on the sounds of Sassafras! They embrace their Los Anchorage foundation, while cooking up the kind of rock music even your Grandmama can’t stop grooving on.  The band has tight harmonies that are unforced and guitars that drive a groove you just gotta ride. Find the band on Facebook and encourage them to keep booking gigs to with a fresh sound for our local music scene! 

Live In-Studio: SHEL

Feb 3, 2017

Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza... SHEL... Returned to the KNBA studios for another Live In-Studio session! Find out about their love of Amos Lee, the dangers of making video's on Turnagain Arm and some great live in-studio music... all done on only two microphones! The band is in town once again for the Rhythm Heals Concert, a gynecologic cancer awareness event and a fundraiser for Let Every Woman Know - Alaska. This concert is part of the 5th annual Gynecologic Cancer Awareness & Arts of Healing Weekend in Anchorage.