Kyle Kellams

KUAF host, contributor, and creator of "Ozarks at Large"

Kyle Kellams has been the news director at KUAF for 25 years and has been producing Ozarks at Large (first as a weekly, then as a daily program) since March, 1990.

Kyle first started working in radio at KTLO in Mountain Home, Arkansas while still in high school and also spent a year as news director at KKIX in Fayetteville before working at KUAF.  During his time at KUAF has also served as the radio play-by-play voice for the University of Arkansas women's basketball team and on occasion the U of A baseball team.

Kyle lives in Fayetteville with his wife Laura and the two sweetest dogs on the planet.

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On today's show, the boom in outdoor recreation business and a new program at the University of Arkansas designed to foster local entrepreneurship. Plus, our weekly roundup of live music in the area, and much more.

At the top of our Thursday show: hospitalizations from COVID-19 are declining in Arkansas, tourism revenue up so far in 2021, UAMS receives more federal grant money to help train and retain doctors in rural Arkansas.

Americans spend billions annually on outdoor recreation. A new program at the University of Arkansas will provide a multi-pronged boost to outdoor entreprenuers.

Casey Kayser's book Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region and Gender, has been awarded the Eudora Welty Prize. She is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas and will sign copies of the book Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 at the University of Arkansas Campus Book Store.

Governor Asa Hutchinson talks with Roby Brock about Arkansas' efforts to welcome Afghan refugees as part of this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

On today's show, looking at how a global pandemic is taking a toll on the emotional and mental health of Arkansas children. Plus, a Razorback football player who has records that have stood for 90 years, and much more.

At the top of our show today: week-to-week new cases of the virus slowly dropping in Arkansas, flu shots availalbe next week, and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals grab a postseason win.

Wear Schoonover might be the first sports superstar in Arkansas Razorback history. His fames led to a brief Hollywood career, too. 

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Tatsuya Nakatani is a composer, percussionist and innovator. He returns to northwest Arkansas Friday night for the latest concert in the Trillium Salon Series.

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A new movie about Tammy Faye Bakker benefits from a great performance from Jessica Chastain to tell the story. Courtney Lanning, a film critic with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says Chastain's performance is amazing.