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.

Ways to Connect

On today's show, the final day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we catch up with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics on this week's headlines out of the River Valley. Plus, we speak with one of the 30 people whose smile will appear on millions of Lay's chip bags. And, we get an update on the expansion taking place at the Fayetteville Public Library. To make a donation to KUAF, click here.

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This week, Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses the latest expansion move from the Arkansas Colleges for Health Education and the possible move of another Confederate statue.

The expansion of Fayetteville Public Library is entering its final phase. The entire building will be closed starting Sunday, Sept. 27, until late November to wrap up construction, but many services will remain available.

As Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, tells us, this weekend we can go out and enjoy some festivities with masks and social distancing, but there are plenty of virtual options too.

On today's show, the fourth day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we find out about a new certificate program from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture that aims to train a new generation of farmers. Plus, we speak with a ranger for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Forestry Division about what it was like to assist on the largest wildfire in California history. And, we hear from former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who discusses her new book with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics.

On today's show, the third day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we have details about a waiver issued by the USDA that allows schools to serve free meals to all children through the end of the year. Plus, we get a weekly update from the governor on the state's coronavirus response. And, we find out more about a lawsuit that seeks to end Arkansas's COVID-19 emergency. To make a donation to KUAF, click here.

At this week's coronavirus response briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson offered strategies for battling the spread of COVID-19 during the winter months and encouraged Arkansans to get a flu shot. There were also updates about the state of the economy, prison system and education during the pandemic. To watch the full briefing, click here.

On today's show, the second day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we hear from one family who chose to become part of a virtual learning pod instead of sending their children back to school in person. Plus, we find out how some local businesses are preparing to host motorcycle enthusiasts who will be in the region despite the cancellation of the Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally. And, we have a discussion about the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what happens next.

Our latest socially-distanced visit with the Militant Grammarian centers around a high-scoring letter in Scrabble.

On today's show, the first day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we hear about a new data brief that shows the number of Arkansans receiving opioid prescriptions is decreasing while the number of individuals receiving prescriptions for the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone is increasing. Plus, we speak with John Herrington, the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space. And, we head to the Pryor Center archives for a look back at John L. Ferguson's career as the state historian.

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