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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The top of our show includes the latest regarding COVID-19 in Arkansas. Tests were down this weekend, but hospitalizations are up. Also: money for bridges in Arkansas.

John Brummett, a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, thinks President Biden didn't make it easy for voting rights legislation to be passed. He also considers Governor Hutchinson's week and the future makeup of the Arkansas legislature.

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Katori Hall's The Mountaintop reimagines the night before the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The play opens tomorrow night at TheatreSquared. We asked the actors and director about the production.

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Robert Ginsburg, the host of Shades of Jazz on KUAF, helps us prepare for the return of Bill Frisell to Fayetteville. The guitarist will play twice at the Roots HQ Saturday night.

On today’s show, preparing to portray Dr. King on stage in The Mountaintop for TheatreSquared. Plus, efforts to help people living without permanent shelter in Eureka Springs, and much more.

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Later this week TheatreSquared will open its production of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. We talked with creative forces behind the work about the reimagining of the events the night before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered. Much of our conversation will be on tomorrow's show, but we wanted to share some of the conversation today.

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Bud Campbell was one of the most familiar faces, and voices, in Arkansas for two decades. We conclude our salute to the broadcaster with archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.

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Next Monday night, the 24th, (ret) General Wesley Clark will deliver the years' first Pryor Center Presents lecture, virtually, at 6:00 p.m. We listen back to part of a conversation he had with us last year about the challenges the United States faces at home and abroad.

On today's show, a shift for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith to mitigate spread of COVID-19. Plus, helping relocate from Afghanistan to northwest Arkansas, and much more.

Top news for a Friday includes almost 13,000 new virus cases in Arkansas, Rogers schools pivoting because of staff shortages and a first-ever gymnastics meet in Bud Walton Arena.