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 hear how the Wilson Springs Preserve will soon open to the public, with an arts and nature festival, titled Immerse. Plus, jazz is expanding at the University of Arkansas. And we talk with Alexander Ellis, a songwriter who is from the UK and traveling across the US...playing music along the way.

The University of Arkansas is adding a new degree related to jazz this fall. We talk with three members of the music faculty about the program.

On today’s show, we learn about a free app that provides instructions for administering the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. Plus, a new book chronicles a horrific crime in the Arkansas River Valley from forty years ago. And we preview one of the busiest weekends of live music of the year.

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The Veterans Administration arrested Dr. Robert Levy over the weekend. Levy, a clinical pathologist, is accused of working while impaired at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. He was terminated in April of 2018. 

The Fayetteville Roots Festival presents many opportunities to catch live music this weekend, including many free performances.

Friday, Aug 23