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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As soon as the flood waters in the River Valley receded, volunteers started stepping in to help neighbors with their damaged homes and will continue to play a crucial role in the recovery effort in the weeks and months to come. Plus, a controversial factory hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed is shutting down. And we remember Ed Stilley, an Ozark native who had created more than 200 unique instruments out of rough-sawn wood and found objects.

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced June 13 that an agreement had been reached between the state and operators of C&H Hog Farms to permanently close the industrial swine-breeding facility located on the Buffalo National River watershed in Newton County. The farmers will be paid $6.2 million dollars in compensation and a perpetual conservation easement will be placed on the farm site.

Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, reflects on the announced closing of C&H Hog Farms, a new jobs report for the Fort Smith metro and a big change in the city's government.

Courtesy / Terra Fondriest Photography

Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is on the National Park Radio bandwagon. She reminds us the band will play their annual Steel Creek concert this weekend.

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Bentonville-based Game Composites, an aircraft manufacturer with a facility at Louise Thaden Field, obtained a production certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration this week. The certificate allows the company to produce the GB1 Gamebird plane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

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