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 from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which included Secretary of Education Johnny Key. Plus, we head to the City of Ozark, which received a nearly $2 million grant to deploy high speed broadband to its residents. And, we speak with UAMS researchers about the various types of face coverings that people are using during the pandemic.

New cases of COVID-19 increased by 912 today, including 754 community cases. Governor Asa Hutchinson said there were 158 new cases in correctional facilities, most of those at the Delta Regional Unit in Chicot County, so the state is planning to test each inmate at Arkansas's 19 correctional facilities. Pulaski County had the most new community cases with 79, Sebastian County had 51, Washington County had 42 and Benton County had 20. The governor also reported 18 more deaths from the virus bringing the total to 508.

A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released more than $430,000 in CARES Act Funding to the City of Fayetteville's Community Resources Division. About $238,000 will go toward the city's rent and utility bill assistance program to help residents make ends meet during the pandemic. The rest of the funding has been distributed to seven local nonprofit organizations that also provide services to those in need.

Nearly a dozen artists created nine murals this summer in Fayetteville during the city's inaugural Sprayetteville Street Art Festival adding more public art to Northwest Arkansas's landscape.

On today's show, we have the latest updates from the governor's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we learn about a long-lasting anti-bacterial, anti-viral surface spray that's being developed by researchers at the U of A and UAMS. And, find out about the animal travel restrictions announced by the agriculture department after a contagious virus was discovered in Benton County.