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, we have the latest information from the governor's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we head to Harrison where a group is demanding the removal of a racist billboard advertising a White Nationalist internet broadcast. And, we learn about a book that aims to help children cope with fears that may come with having a teacher with a partially covered face in school this year.

Courtesy / Hendrix College

Hendrix College in Conway will begin the fall semester remotely for the safety of their 1,100 students. School leaders say external circumstances like high positivity rates and delays in testing results make their plans for timely contact tracing and quarantining not feasible at this time.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which he delivered from Monticello. Plus, we learn about antigen testing as the state distributes antigen test devices to county public health clinics. And, we hear from the superintendent of Bentonville Public Schools regarding the district's reopening plan.

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From the University of Arkansas in Monticello, Governor Asa Hutchinson reported the state added another 703 positive COVID-19 cases during the last 24-hour monitoring period, bringing the state's cumulative case total to 51,114. There were also an additional seven deaths and there are now 21 fewer Arkansans hospitalized because of the virus. After getting back just more than 4,100 test results, Hutchinson announced he's signed a letter of intent with the Rockefeller Foundation and other states to work as a consortium to enhance buying power with commercial testing labs.

Courtesy / City of Springdale

The Downtown Springdale Outdoor Dining District opens to the public today. The city council approved an ordinance establishing the new entertainment district by a vote of 5-3 at last night’s meeting. The approved ordinance permits alcoholic beverages to be carried outside of participating businesses and be consumed within the downtown district between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily so long as the beverage is contained in a designated cup.