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 late John McDonnell capture 40 national championships. But his legacy goes far beyond the trophies. In March, 2013 he talked with us about his memoir.

On today's show, the city of Fayetteville is now regulating short-term rentals. Some of the new requirements include obtaining a business license and registering with the city’s landlord’s representative registry. Plus the inspiration for Theatre Squared’s production, My Father’s War, discussed his experiences in World War II with a T2 audience, and much more.

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TheatreSquared is presenting the play My Father's War, by Bob Ford, through June 20th. This Sunday the man who inspired the play, Art Herzber, talked about his experiences in World War II and what it is like to see part of his life on stage.

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The Arkansas budget surplus is in record territory. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asks John Brummett, columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, what that surplus might mean for the state.

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, offers up a collection of some of her favorite malaprops. It turns out when the wrong word is used there can be confusion, but also a good laugh.

On today's show, Arkansas is about to receive a first giant chunk of the American Rescue Plan funding, announced last month by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Plus, celebrating Black music means connecting with history and with contemporary artists, and much more.

 

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Music Moves, a northwest-Arkansas based organization, is hosting all kinds of events this month to honor contributions to American history from African American musicians. But as Reggie James and Anthony Ball, president and progam director of Music Moves, tell us, there is also curriculum developed by the group.

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For this week's dip into archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, we explore concerts in Arkansas from the 1960s and '70s. War Memorial Stadium and Barton Coliseum attracted some of the top acts in the country.

On today's show, The Children’s Safety Center provided services to fewer kids during the pandemic, but advocates say fewer reports does not mean child abuse wasn’t still happening. Plus, Marshallese are enrolling in Arkansas Medicaid for the first time under a new state program, summer reading suggstions, and much more.

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Fort Smith will be home to fighter pilots once again. Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, gives us details.

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