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

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A new Arkansas State Police Headquarters and a Regional Crime Laboratory are open in Northwest Arkansas. The $14 million facility houses Highway Patrol Troop L operations, all categories of driver license testing, NWA criminal investigation division offices and crimes against children investigators.

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TheatreSquared's new production, The Royale, is inspired by the real life of boxing legend Jack Johnson. Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, helps us learn more about the play.

On today's show, we have the details on a proposed quarry expansion in Washington County. Plus, we learn about a library where people are books available for checkout conversations. And, we remember Terry Jones of Monty Python with a conversation from our archives.

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Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Fayetteville Public Library will host a human library. Twenty-two people will be "books" and patrons can check each out for 15-minute conversations. We sat down with one of the human books, Megan Wishon, and a librarian, Cori Williams, to learn more.

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Terry Jones of Monty Python died this week. In 2006, he came to the University of Arkansas and during that visit he talked with us about a book and TV series, both titled Barbarians, that examined history in a very different way.