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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KUAF is going ahead with its spring fundraiser, but in these times it won't be the same as usual. KUAF's General Manager Leigh Wood explains what listeners will hear next week.

On today's show, we provide a daily update on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Arkansas. Plus, we hear about a new task force that was established to provide guidance to the regional Marshallese community during the COVID-19 outbreak. And, we find out how you can participate in the virtual version of the Hogeye Marathon that was supposed to take place this weekend.

During Thursday's briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a plan to support the state's healthcare system during the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes capital improvement payments for healthcare facility modifications, financial support for workforce safety and training, expanding telemedicine and non-emergency transportation, additional payments to support nurses, and payments to nursing facilities that care for a disproportionate share of patients with COVID-19.

On today's show, we provide a daily update on the coronavirus situation and response in the state. Plus, we hear about the state of drinking water in Northwest Arkansas as many people rush the stores for bottled water. And, we learn more about a virtual tip jar that's aimed at helping service industry workers who have lost their jobs and hours as many restaurants and bars adjust to new restrictions.

Positive cases of coronavirus in Arkansas surpassed 300 Wednesday evening, just hours after the governor's daily briefing. In the briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a special legislative session would begin on Thursday at 1 p.m. to address budget shortfalls and relief for Arkansans during the outbreak. He also announced the state's medical and nursing boards have expedited their licensing procedures to get more health care workers into a fight that's likely to last weeks if not months.