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, a discussion of the importance of the Overland Trail that provided early settlers with a route out west. Plus, crystals are the subject of a new exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. And, Fayetteville-based band Foggy Bobcat plays us a few tunes.

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Hundreds of thousands of people used the Overland Trail to migrate west. Elliott West, distinguished professor of history at the University of Arkansas, will discuss the route next week and gave us a preview of the lecture.

A group of young professionals called 16B, which is affiliated with Fort Smith's 64.6 Downtown organization, will be holding a block party this weekend aimed at ending period poverty. Attendees are encouraged to bring a box of tampons in exchange for two raffle tickets. All tampon donations will be distributed to Next Step Homeless Services, Riverview Hope Campus and Fort Smith Crisis Intervention Center.

Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says the temperatures felt more like winter this morning, but she has a schedule for the weekend that will help us remember it is fall.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert will feature a live symphony orchestra. The show is at the Walmart AMP Saturday night (doors at 5:30 p.m., film at 7) and Conductor Shih-Hung Young helps us get ready.